Calendar of Workshops, Trainings & Meetings

Event Information

Title: More than Hours: Creating Differentiated Kindergarten Environments that Build Knowledge and Skills for All Students

May 20, 2014

Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Call Center B, Rooms 15 & 16

Description: The Minnesota Department of Education is hosting a seminar to assist school districts and charter schools on effective practices for full-day kindergarten implementation, with a special emphasis on working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and students in poverty. Dr. Sharon Ritchie, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina and Julian Harris, kindergarten teacher, Martin County, North Carolina are featured presenters at the seminar. This seminar will focus on research-based practices for scheduling and designing an optimum learning environment for full-day kindergarten. Key strategies for maximizing effective learning, including using a blend of teacher facilitated, child initiated, and peer-to-peer learning across content areas will be presented.

Event Type: Seminar

Target Audience: Kindergarten teachers, directors of curriculum and instruction, elementary principals

Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Education

Contact: Debbykay Peterson

Contact Phone: 651.582.8426

Contact Email:

Fee: $25.00

Registration URL: Register here

Registration Deadline: May 13, 2014


Additional Information: CEUs provided. Morning refreshments and lunch included in the registration fee.