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Schedule or attend a workshop or keynote

Upcoming and recent sessions

Date/Time Location Topic For more information
August 30, 2016

Champlain Valley Head Start
Burlington, VT 05401

Supporting Social and Emotional Development for Early Head Start and Head Start
May 9, 2016

Avon Maitland School District

Stratford, ON, Canada

Supporting Social and Emotional Development

Junior/Senior Kindergarten

April 20, 21, 22, 2016

Halton School District

Milton, ON, Canada


Supporting Social and Emotional Development (sessions for teachers, admin, specialists)

Junior/Senion Kindergarten

December 16 , 2015

Ready, Set, Grow

Corning, NY

Full day workshop
April 24-25, 2015

The Kindergarten Project

Phoenix, AZ

Two day training event on Supporting Social and Emotional Development for Kindergarten teachers


Selected past engagments

National Institute for Professional Development: From standards to strategies: California's Preschool Curriculum Framework for social-emotional development

Gundersen Lutheran, LaCrosse WI: Beyond Behavior Management

Head Start Winter In-Service Training Conference: "Why Won't These Kids Just Behave"

City of Phoenix Head Start Pre-service Conference: "The Red Suitcase: Literacy activities and tools to engage all learners"

Seeds of Compassion Conference, Seattle: "Beyond Behavior Management"

Preschool For All, Ventura County Dept of Education: "Inside the minds of those fascinating preschoolers"

Wyoming Child and Family Development: 3-day preservice training "Beyond Behavior Managment"

Brookland Elementary Schools, Arkansas: "Beyond Behavior Management" one-day workshop

Newark Public Schools, Office of Early Education: professional development day "Beyond Behavior Managment"

Teaching Strategies Summer Workshop series, Las Vegas, Chicago, Washington DC: "Social/emotional development and the Creative Curriculum"

NAEYC Professional Development Conference, New Orleans: "Preschool math: Creating paths for professional development with technology and hands-on experiences"

City of Phoenix Head Start 2007 Winter In-service Training: "Resilience-Based Practices"

NAEYC Annual Conference: "Portfolios revisited"

Korea Council of Overseas Schools: "Creating a Positive Classroom Environment for the Young Child"

DoDDS-Pacific Assistant Principal's Conference: keynote

Association for Supportive Child Care and Family Service Agency: "Positive Guidance for Young Children"

Association for Young Children Europe: "Effective Guidance Techniques for Discipline-resistent Children"

The Young Child Conference: "Teaching kids to behave"

NAEYC: "Five class-made books to promote social/emotional learning: teacher-tested and kid-approved"

NAEYC: "From 'all about me' to 'all about us:' a dozen exciting strategies to nuture compassion, cooperation, and community in the preschool classroom"

Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children:keynote

Arizona Department of Education--Early Childhood Institute: "We Can Work it Out: Problem Solving for 2-5 Year Olds"

NAEYC: "Rebounding: How to help children cope after a traumatic event"

VSAEYC: "Lullabies and Lotion: A dozen ways to attach with children to improve behaviors and support their social/emotional development"

City of Phoenix Headstart: "Early Literacy and the Preschool English Learner"

NAEYC Professional Development Conference: "The California preschool online learning network: A distance learning model for early childhood professionals"

Department of Defense Schools, Germany: "Literacy and Social Emotional Development in the Preschool Years"


For more information or to schedule a workshop, contact Jenna Bilmes:
jennabilmes at



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