We are happy to announce that all the workshops that were Pending Approval by Ohio have now been approved. If you signed into those workshops and wrote your OPIN number or email down, you have been entered into the system and your hours should be visible in our OCCRRA account. We are not able to add anyone that did not sign in and provide their OPIN. Thank you for your patience and we hope you found the workshop information valuable! See you next year!
Attention Teachers Seeking Kentucky Professional Development Hours: We apologize for the typographical error in the program that listed the time for Session B incorrectly. Please download and print this corrected program to turn in with your Kentucky sheets:
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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leonard Sax
What teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences: with attention to children 3 to 13 years of age
Recent research has demonstrated hardwired sex differences in vision, in hearing, in language acquisition, and in trajectories of brain development. In this presentation, Dr. Sax explains the relevance these sex differences to best practices for working with girls and boys age 3 through 13 years of age, sharing his experience from visits to more than 400 preschools, kindergartens, and schools over the past 17 years. In addition to reviewing research on differences between girls and boys, Dr. Sax will also discuss some of the latest findings regarding variations among boys and among girls, with attention to gender-nonconforming children.An academic emphasis has infiltrated the pre-K, K, and early elementary curriculum over the past 30 years. Thirty years ago, kindergarten teachers did not expect their students to learn to read and write. Today, literacy and numeracy are emphasized in the kindergarten curriculum of most schools. Dr. Sax will describe how this acceleration of the curriculum has affected instruction for children 3 through 13 years of age, and how it has been harmful to both girls and boys – but harmful in different ways. He will share how other teachers, and parents, have responded to this acceleration.
Location: Northern Kentucky Convention Center
We are excited to return to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, located in Covington, KY. Our conference attendance keeps growing and we need more space! The impressive ballroom and multi-functional meeting rooms make NKYCC perfect for our next conference!