A New Workshop with Heidi in September!

 

A brand new professional development workshop with Heidi, (that’s me!) has been planned in Carlsbad, CA on Saturday, September 30, 2017!  Sponsored by the California Kindergarten Association, the day will be PACKED with great information and ways to make learning the standards FUN with movement, music, and other techniques that have been tried out in the classroom by Heidi and really work.

This workshop is a BARGAIN at just $160 if you’re non-member of CKA, and $150 for members!  Would you believe that is also includes a continental BREAKFAST and LUNCH??? You won’t find a better deal on staff development anywhere, so run and get approval from your principal (or significant other!) ASAP before all of the seats are gone!  Click here to register!

AND, we’ll be selling our HeidiSongs materials there in person at a great DISCOUNT that we only EVER offer when I present in person!  Can’t beat that!

 

I’ll be giving four sessions.  Here are the descriptions below:

9:15-10:45  Singable Songs for Letters and Sounds, and Other Active Methods of Teaching the Alphabet
Description: Let’s teach the alphabet through music! Come learn a different song for each letter of the alphabet. All songs are set to familiar tunes and include references to help children remember what the letter looks like and the sound that it makes. Participants will be taught some fun motions to go along with the songs, and will be encouraged to sing and dance along! More activities and ideas for teaching the alphabet will also be taught. Your kids will have so much fun, they won’t know they are learning!

11:00-12:15  Sing and Spell the Sight Words
Come learn some fun and easy sing-a-long songs and movements that will help your students memorize the spellings of the many basic sight words commonly taught to beginning readers. Then you’ll get lots of great new ideas to help your students practice these words! Come ready to sing and dance along!

1:15-2:30  Tips for Sounding Out Words and Fun Songs for Phonics
Do you have students that struggle to sound out words, but “just can’t get it?” Join Heidi to learn some time tested tips and tricks that are sure to help even your special needs and second language learners master sounding out words with short vowels in them. Then learn some songs that will help your kids learn to sound out, read, and write words with digraphs and long vowel “chunks” in a fun and easy way.

2:45-4:00  Math Made Fun: Addition & Subtraction
Turn your students into math wizards with these fun and easy hands-on activities that are perfect for both whole- and small-group settings. Learn a bushel of new ways to teach your kids to add it up, and then turn it over and subtract it down. Heidi will also show you how you can integrate music and movement into your math instruction to make it all even more fun and meaningful!

Again, sign up for this workshop for a BARGAIN at just $160 if you’re non-member of CKA, and $150 for members!  It includes a continental BREAKFAST and LUNCH!  Click here to register!  See you there!!!

****P.S. If you’d like to schedule me to do a workshop or professional development event for your school or district, please email [email protected] for more info on how to make that happen!!! I’d LOVE to see you! 🙂

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Heidi Butkus

About Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. She has somehow managed to stay in Kindergarten all of those years, with the exception of five years in first grade, and also taught a parent participation preschool for a short while! Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. She has presented at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of HeidiSongs.com. Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and many other teaching resources. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners.

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