ECWC Conference Registration


Conference Information

33rd Annual R.T. Garcia

Early Childhood Winter Conference

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019

Do you need new strategies for student engagement? Are you an early childhood educator who feels left out of campus conversations? Are you a first or second grade teacher who wants to know how to balance keeping up with TEKS and securing missing foundational skills for some of your students? Attend this one-day professional learning conference and learn easy-to-implement, research-based strategies designed for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade. Infuse passion and purpose into your planning by selecting from more than 100 breakout sessions delivered by some of the best presenters in Houston. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and network with other early childhood experts.

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Audience: PreK through grade 2 teachers

Cost:  Early Bird Registration is $95 before Dec. 1, 2018. $110 before Jan. 27, 2019 $135 on event day

Credit hours: 6



Steve Spangler

Steve Spangler is the host of the syndicated television series DIY Sci on FOX, and he's a regular guest on Ellen DeGeneres Show where the Burbank fire department is always on stand-by. He's a best-selling author and an Emmy award-winning speaker who will do just about anything it takes to get people excited about science. Whenever we invite Steve to SPLASH, we never know just how he'll turn the state into his own science playground. Don't blame us if you walk away saying, "Best Day far!"


Attendees can choose from more than 80 breakout sessions with some of the best presenters in Houston. Sessions will be posted here as the conference gets closer. Check back for more details!

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Spotlight 1 - Prevalence, Type, and Responsibilities of Security Staff in K-12 Public Schools

Developmental Spelling Stage and Approximate Reading Level

What is Word Study?

Developmental Spelling Stages

The Mind and Body Connection (PPT download)

Make the world your classroom

Supporting All Learners

Guided Reading Instructional Reading Skills Checklist

Twitter for Educators

Phonological Awareness - Early Childhood Development

Math Through Literacy

Word Work Routines Made Simple

Developing Literacy in Spanish

Phonological Awareness: An Important Early Step in Beginning to Read - Part 1

Phonological Awareness: An Important Early Step in Beginning to Read - Part 2

Words Their Way - Emergent Early letter Name

The Practice of Mindfulness

Open Ended Questions for Literature Response

DOK Question Stems

Academic Discussion Sentence Starters

What is Rigor?

Phonemic Awareness and Early Literacy in the Bilingual Classroom

Culture Counts: Integrating Multicultural Education in the K-2 Classroom

Traditional Tales with a Twist

Technology with Meaning

Safety in the Early Childhood Classroom

Spotlight 1 - Prevalence, Type, and Responsibilities of Security Staff in K-12 Public Schools

Spotlight 2 - Teacher Training on School Safety and Discipline

In an Emergency - When you hear it. Do it

Writing in the Early Childhood Classroom: Generative vs. Responsive Writing

Emotional Literacy for Young Children: The Power of Words to Regulate Feelings and Behavior (and Build Healthy Brains)

What is Infant Mental Health and Why Does It Matter?

What chains do you wear? Unforgiveness? Anger? How do they impact you? Others?

CYW Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (ACE-Q) Child

Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Questionnaire - Finding your ACE Score

Cooking, Snack Time & Conversation