10th annual Shaping the Future Conference

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Dr. Dan Mulligan from Simply Achieve, Inc.

The 10th annual Shaping the Future Conference will be held April 3-4, 2009 at Dawson Community College in the Toepke Center. Different workshops will be held each day. The public is invited to attend and can call Brenda Stockert at 377-9463 for [email protected] for more information.

On Friday, April 3, Dr. Dan Mulligan from Simply Achieve, Inc. will be the presenter. This workshop would be especially applicable for teachers. Dr. Mulligan provides research-based strategies to assist teachers and administrators in raising the achievement of each student. He engages educators in the process of using assessment data to identify, plan for, and evaluate the next steps in raising of bar of understanding for each student. Workshop participants learn instructional methods that produce positive

results.

On Saturday, April 4, Wendy Martin and Jenny Barkac from Billings will present Conscious Discipline. This workshop would be especially applicable for those in the early childhood field. Conscious Discipline is a classroom management program and a social-emotional curriculum based on current brain research, child development information and developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline is a way of organizing schools and classrooms around the concept of a School Family. Each member of the family – both adults and children – learns the skills needed to successfully manage life tasks such as learning, forming relationships, communicating effectively, being sensitive to others’ needs and getting along with others. Conscious Discipline empowers adults with the Seven Powers for Self Control. From these emerge the Seven Basic Skills of Discipline. The aim of the program is to provide systematic changes in learning environments by fostering the emotional intelligence of adults first and children second.

This conference is in conjunction with the Montana Child Care Association Spring conference (MTCCA).

For more information or to register for the MTCCA Saturday Conference please contact JoAnn and Connie at [email protected] or at 1-406-488-7337.

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