Introducing Our Keynote Speaker for the MaineAEYC Spring Conference!

We are happy to introduce Catherine Maryse Anderson as our keynote speaker for our Storytelling Conference on April 8, 2017 at Thomas College.  Register online today at https://maineaeyc.org/spring2017-registration/ 

Catherine Maryse Anderson is the Education and Community Outreach Director of Ovations Offstage at Portland Ovations. In this capacity she has designed arts education integration programs for students statewide from PreK through high school. In addition to curating the Ovations Offstage School-Time Performance Series, she also delivers in-school workshops for students and educators to connect the classroom to the performing arts and back again. Catherine also has an extensive 15-year background as a public school literacy and humanities teacher in Portland, Maine. She spent two years as a literacy coach for Portland Public Schools and led statewide symposiums on building educator capacity for cross-cultural competency in the classroom from early childcare through college.  She was a runner up for theTeaching Tolerance Educator of the Year. Catherine has been involved in ongoing performing arts projects for twenty years and is a published poet and essayist. She is also the mother of two young people of color, ages 9 and 12, who she credits with upping her game as both an educator and human being in the last 13 years.

Registration is now open for the 2017 MaineAEYC Spring Conference!

 

Storytelling Through Music, Movement and Play

Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00AM-3:30PM
Thomas College, Waterville ME
7.0 training hours

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Morning and afternoon breakout sessions will feature educators, performers, authors, and artists to explore:
* how the performing arts bring stories to life and facilitate understanding of other peoples, cultures, and places,
* how storytelling helps children meet Maine’s Early Learning and Development Standards,
* how we guide children in telling, listening to, and engaging with stories,
* and how educators can promote and enhance storytelling in their programs and classrooms.

MaineAEYC members are eligible for a *special* reduced registration rate!

Please see the attached pdf for more information and to register.  https://maineaeyc.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/spring17_registration.pdf

*NEW* Prefer to register online? Please visit https://maineaeyc.org/spring2017-registration/  (Note: you will need to have an active PayPal account to complete the online registration process).

This event is sponsored through a collaboration between Maine Roads to Quality at the University of Southern Maine, the Maine DHHS Office of Child and Family Services, the Family Child Care Association of Maine, and the Maine Association for the Education of Young Children.

Hope to see you there!