Pre-Conference Workshops

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Kick off your conference right with these exciting workshops from TCEA’s professional development team. You’ll learn hands-on activities to spur young kindercoders, how to use digital tools to boost literacy skills, and much more! Special registration is required for these events.

Making in the Elementary Classroom

Peggy Reimers – TCEA
Want to join the maker movement and create fun, engaging learning activities in which students create products by using critical thinking and problem-solving skills? This workshop is for you. Join us for an incredible, hands-on learning experience where you’ll discover how to create your own space in your classroom or library. We’ll bring all the supplies; you just bring your creativity and curiosity.


KinderCoders – Coding Activities in the Younger Grades

Bruce Ellis – TCEA
Join us for hands-on activities and sharing that will help your students become confident in coding skills appropriate for grades kindergarten through second grade. You’ll experience high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech activities that you can easily implement with your students. You’ll be amazed at what they can do!


Collaborative Projects for Elementary Students

Miguel Guhlin – TCEA
Looking for projects and ideas that will get your entire class engaged and working together? Then this is the workshop for you. Whether you are in a K-5 classroom or computer lab, you’ll find these ideas will generate excitement and interest. We’ll also share a variety of tools to choose from so you can select which ones best meet your students’ needs as you implement these fun projects.


Ready, Set, Go! Boost Literacy Skills with Digital Tools

Diana Benner – TCEA
This workshop will equip you with a variety of digital tools to build strong literacy skills in your classroom, regardless of the reading and writing ability of your students. From websites to apps, you’ll leave with great ideas for elementary learners, as well as your ESL/ELL students. Fasten your seatbelt for a fun time of learning!