Annual Conference Agenda + Keynotes

2019 Conference Keynote Speakers

Wendy Ostroff, PhD.
 Wendy Ostroff is an applied developmental and cognitive psychologist and a professor in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University, a seminar-based program that prepares prospective teachers and emphasizes critical reading, writing, and thinking.

The author of the books Understanding How Young Children Learn: Bringing the Science of Child Development to the Classroom (2012, ASCD), and Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms (2016, ASCD), Ostroff has been designing and teaching interdisciplinary courses on child development, learning, and education for more than 15 years.

Wendy Ostroff offers workshops on applying child development research for scientists and practitioners, and is passionate about innovative and emergent pedagogies and state of the art teacher education.

To learn more about Wendy, visit her website at https://www.wendyostroff.com/.

Dr. Kristie Prett-Frontczak

Transformative, forward-thinking and solution-focused, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is committed to guiding early educators by nourishing their hearts and minds while strengthening their social-emotional intelligence and leadership skills.

With over two decades of educational experience and several years of social leadership practice, Kristie cultivates real change within educational organizations.  She instills an impressive sense of joy, humor and fun in creating best practices that start from within, empowering teachers to spread wellness both in and beyond the classroom walls.

With a keen eye, sharp mind and deep intuition, Kristie brings both integrity and playfulness into educational decision-making and, above all, limitless innovation!  Kristie’s core beliefs rest in the power of the emotional investment of educators, the shared understanding between them and their students, and in their abilities to convert problems into solutions and those solutions into opportunities.  Her mission is clear:

I believe in inclusion.  I believe in the future of education.  I believe that children deserve more than what they’re getting and that the teachers are the key ingredient.  Teachers have the most important role in our society and they are undervalued.  It’s time for a {r}evolution!

To learn more about Dr. Kristie, visit her website by visiting https://kristiepf.com/about-kristie/.

2019 Conference Agenda – TBD