November 2, 2018
MAUDE COBB CONVENTION COMPLEX
100 Grand Blvd.
Longview, TX 75604

Phone: (903) 753-3221
Email: methodistptc@gmail.com

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Presenter Profiles

 
Tammy Whitehurst
Keynote Speaker

You can have JOY in your journey… is the foundation of Tammy Whitehurst’s message. As an author, blogger, and full time speaker she encourages and challenges audiences to live life kicked up a notch. She has been described as a hoot with a capital H! Tammy has written articles for Lifeway magazines, Woman’s World, Mature Living, Christianity Today and many other publications. She is the co-owner of the Christian Communicator’s Conference, a training conference for speakers. However, to those who know her best she is simply Davis’s wife, an empty nest mom, and a former middle school teacher. She struggles like the rest of us with dust, dishes, cellulite, junk drawers, and wrinkles.


ALL PARTICIPANTS
Room: General Session Room
Presenter: Tammy Whitehurst
Keynote Session - "JOY in your journey…"

 
Preschool/Afterschool
Presenter: Barbara Cargill


Key concepts addressed include:

Session 1 and 2: Science Fun for Everyone

Session 3 and 4: Physics: Magnets/Elec, Color/Light

 
Preschool/Afterschool and Director
Presenter: Janine R. Groth, M. Ed.

Janine Groth has been in the Early Childhood Field for over 30 years, starting as a teaching assistant and working up through the ranks to currently teaching college.  She operated a large NAEYC accredited center for almost 5 years and then moved to the higher education arena in 2005.  She’s mentored teachers for a state research grant and worked in collaboration with many of the Houston and surrounding area school districts.  Ms. Groth is an adjunct professor the University of Houston-Downtown and Lonestar College.  Janine was an active member of HAAEYC since 1997, finishing her tenure as V.P. of Programs in 2015.  Since 1998, Janine has been a Master Level Registered Trainer through the state of Texas.  She has trained nationally, regionally and locally for over 23 years.  Her passion is to motivate teachers to be professional and intentional within their classrooms.

Session 1 - Team Building – Directors

Session 2, 3, & 4 - Math; Make it fun, Make it Meaningful

 
Infant/Toddler and Preschool/Afterschool
Presenter: Marlyn Kramer

Marlyn Kramer is the Founder/CEO of ECE Training Dynamics, LLC, and a Master Registered Trainer (#3620) with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas and an undergraduate degree in ECE from Southwest Texas State University. Ms. Kramer is passionate about young children and incorporating developmentally appropriate practices in the early childhood classroom! Prior to teaching pre-kindergarten, she taught hearing impaired for Hays ISD and 1st grade for Austin ISD. Marlyn strives to stay current on educational issues through research and her membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, and Council for Exceptional Children.

Session 1 & 2 - Communicating Effectively with Infants and Toddlers: the Why and How To!

Session 3 & 4 - Don’t Burn the Bacon


 
Infant/Toddler and Preschool/Afterschool
Presenter: Sara Ward

Sara Ward is an East Texas native who grew up with a love for reading and passion for theater. You could often find her with her nose in a book or breathing life into different characters on stage. Upon entering college, Sara decided she wanted to use her gifts in the classroom. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught Kindergarten at Kilgore Heights for five years and went on to become the reading specialist for two, feeling blessed to receive the honor of Teacher of the Year during her time there. While diligently working with children on reading strategies, guided reading, and phonics, Sara noticed one big thing missing in school curriculum, the excitement!! With the expectations in the classroom skyrocketing and the pressure becoming heavy on teachers, it seemed everyone was losing sight of the FUN to be had! Sara strived to create an atmosphere where reading was lively and adventurous.  The more intrigued she could get a child on the front end, the more apt they were to focus and listen as she taught them the fundamentals. It was then she knew she wanted to pour her time into convincing children of the enchantment and wonder found within a book. With a passion and love for reading, Sara set out on a journey to inspire and ignite that same excitement in children. With this goal and mindset, Story Lady was born. Sara now travels all around Texas bringing books to life, enabling children to see the fun that awaits at the turn of a page, and equipping them to be lifelong readers.

Sessions 1 - 4: Story Lady


 
Infant/Toddler and Preschool/Afterschool
Presenter: Albert Wright

Albert Wright is a Master Trainer who has over 20 years in the child care industry. He has also had the privilege of being chosen as Trainer of the Year three times (TXAEYC Texas Association for the Education of Young Children-2017, TECPEDS Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System- 2016, CCAEYC Collin County Association for the Education of Young Children- 2013) and is a much sought after Master Trainer who has presented on platforms such as conferences for the National Association of Education for Young Children, Southern Early Childhood Association, Children’s Learning Institute, Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, and many more. He consults with Businesses, Schools, Churches, and Nonprofits to strengthen the relationships between the children, educators, administrators and parents. Albert holds a BS in Child Development and earned his Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education while traveling as a Keynote and Featured Speaker. Albert has trained all over the United States, specifically working in and around Texas with Workforce Solutions and many of the AEYC affiliates. Albert believes that it is important to be both informative and entertaining while training, because if people are entertained, they are more likely to retain the information. Albert seeks to train with the perfect balance of laughter and learning, which has turned Wright One Training clients into true fans of his work.

Sessions 1 and 4: Managing Difficult Behavior

Sessions 2 and 3: Appropriate Activities & Curriculum for infant/toddlers


 
Infant/Toddler and Preschool/Afterschool
Room:
Presenter: Stephanie Chase

Stephanie Chase – married to Rick for 25 years, mom of 3 grown kids and granny to the cutest little dude ever. She loves leading Kids Ministry at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston almost as much as eating ice cream, running and teaching.

Sessions 1-4: Transitions


November 2, 2018
MAUDE COBB CONVENTION COMPLEX
100 Grand Blvd.
Longview, TX 75604

Phone: (903) 753-3221
Email: methodistptc@gmail.com

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