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September 28, 2010

Doodle Bugs! Team Tuesday: Issue #33

Be a student so long as you still have something to learn,
and this will mean all your life.  ~Henry L. Doherty

Today’s edition of Team Tuesday celebrates our 1st Annual Conference, a day of learning and appreciation, to be held on Saturday, October 2nd. The entire doodle team is eager to participate in this amazing professional development opportunity. The full-day conference, held at Samuel’s Grande Manor, features:

  • Keynote speaker, Todd Mohrmann.
    Todd is the President of Dynamic Training, Inc., based in New York City. He is a widely known and respected Early Childhood expert; participants thoughout NY State consistently rate his training sessions as ‘excellent’!  His keynote presentation and breakout sessions will focus on building high-quality relationships with parents.
  • Early childhood specialists, Dr. Mary Graff and Ms. Karen Kopacz.
    Local Early Childhood experts, Dr. Graff and Ms. Kopacz will lead specialized training sessions for preschool/pre-k teachers and infant/toddler teachers, respectively. Dr. Graff currently provides graduate-level instruction at Buffalo State College, while Ms. Kopacz serves as the Infant Toddler Supervisor of the WNY Infant Toddler Resource Network.
  • Make & Take workshops, with Lakeshore Learning.
    Using Lakeshore Learning materials, Doodle Bugs! Curriculum Specialists, Amber Nevinger and Lindsay Leusch, will assist teachers in creating Story Sacks, puppets and other hands-on learning materials that can be immediately used in our classrooms.
  • Incredible prizes and giveaways.
    Thanks to the generous support of doodle families, we have an oustanding selection of gift baskets and giveways for conference participants. We are thrilled to show our appreciation for our incredible teaching team!

This event will provide team members from all nine Doodle Bugs! locations with an opportunity to learn, to network, and to celebrate our shared commitment to building a community of happy children, happy parents and happy teachers. Lifelong learning really does begin here!