Soaring Through the Year with Common Core!


Kimberly Jordano

 Kimberly Jordano has over 20  years of teaching experience.  She currently teaches  kindergarten full time in the  Los Alamitos School District and is a master teacher and language-arts mentor.   Kimberly holds a master’s degree in English as a Second Language (ESL). Kimberly presents her exciting, creative, and effective ideas for motivating students to learn at workshops and conferences all across the country. She has written over 20 books and teacher resources, including her publications by Creative Teaching Press on phonemic awareness, calendar activities, sight word books, interactive writing, Standards based thematic teaching, take-home literacy backpacks and book making activities. Kimberly’s classroom has been called a showcase for children’s creative work. It can be transformed into a rain forest or an undersea adventure and her creative lessons bring the room alive! You can find out what Kim is currently up to on Kim’s blog You can also check out her ideas at her award winning website:

Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. She has somehow managed to stay in Kindergarten all of those years, with the exception of five years in first grade! Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners. She has presented at workshops and conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of HeidiSongs. Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and a math skill, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and numerous other teaching resources. You can get great teaching tips and tricks from Heidi at her blog  You can also get great resources, ideas, and free downloads from Heidi’s website:

When and Where
Saturday, October 11, 2014

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
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Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 
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Channon Morris 
Southern California Kindergarten Conference, Inc 
The Southern California Kindergarten Conference presents
Soaring Through the Year with Common Core!
a Professional Development Workshop
for Pre-K, TK and Kindergarten Educators
 Kimberly Jordano
Heidi Butkus
October 11, 2014
8:30 am to 3:30 pm

 at the Orange County Department of Education
Join Kimberly Jordano and Heidi Butkus for SCKC's Fall 2014 Professional Development Workshop!  These exciting educators promise to bring you tons of fun and motivation, and to send you back to the classroom with a whole year full of ideas and a renewed sense of enthusiasm.
The all day workshop includes BOTH presentations. Space is limited, so you will want to be among the first to register!
Kimberly Jordano presents
Spectacular Common Core style Literacy Centers and Sight Word Activities for TK and Kindergarten Students

Common Core aligned, they are sure to shine!  Uncover ways to update and tweak your literacy centers to align with Common Core.  Discover great tips on how to set up your room and how to get your centers up and running with engaging, hands-on, independent activities your students will love!  Learn lots of new, ready-to-use games and activities that build sight word recognition and fluency and get great tips on how to integrate sight word activities into your literacy block.  These activities are easy to implement, engaging, and lots of fun!

Heidi Butkus presents
Hands-On, Whole Body Learning Techniques for Teaching Common Core Numbers, Shapes, and Early Math Concepts to TK and Kindergarten Students
This session is jam-packed with music and activities that include movement, learning games, and independent centers that help teach those all-important Common Core skills and concepts of shape and number recognition from 0 - 30, comparing sets, sorting, counting, etc.  Ideas for helping to reach English Language Learner and special needs students will also be included.  We will also do a fun Make & Take project too!  So bring scissors, glue, crayons, and a black medium point marker!
Conference Information

REGISTRATION FEE: (payable in advance) $159 per person. Checks, VISA, and MasterCard accepted. Purchase orders will not be accepted. Registration Fee includes: Attendance, lunch, and handouts.  No confirmation will be sent. Your canceled check or your credit card statement will be your receipt of registration.

REFUND POLICY There are no refunds under any circumstances.  If your registration is accepted, but you are unable to attend, you may send a friend or colleague in your place.  In the event of an emergency which causes the cancellation of the conference, a $20 administrative fee will be deducted from all registrations.

MEETING SITE: The workshop will be held at:
Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

HOTEL INFORMATION: For help with your travel plans please visit the Costa Mesa Official Visitors Site at  Their website has a comprehensive list of all hotels in the Costa Mesa area near the Orange County Department of Education. Costa Mesa has something for everyone!