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November 7, 2019 ♦ WFL BOCES Conference Center
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8:35 AM (Diamond Room) – Why Transitions Matter! – Opening Remarks
9:00 AM (Diamond Room) — Transitioning from Pre-K to K with EASE: Everyday Ways to Align Programs and Meet the Social Emotional Needs of Students, Families and Teachers – Keynote Address
10:00 AM (Diamond Room) — An Overview of NYS Pyramid Model Implementation and Connection to the NYS SEL Benchmarks – Breakout Session 1, Session A
10:00 AM (Cortland Room) — It Takes You: Planting the Seeds for Learning and Growing – Breakout Session 1, Session B
1:00 PM (Gala Room) — Nurtured Beginnings – Breakout Session 2, Session G
KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIOS
Dee Dwyer, M.S. Ed
Dee has 42 years of experience in teaching and administration of early childhood programs in not-for-profit agencies and public schools. She worked for a Head Start program for 10 years, serving as a teacher, home-based visitor, professional development coordinator and education coordinator. Dee’s experience also includes 10 years at the NYS Department of Social Services where she provided direct training to child care providers; administered child care subsidy programs; developed policy and regulations for the licensing and registration of child care programs; and oversaw the State contract for child care provider training. READ MORE
Lenny Grozier, M.S. Ed
Lenny Grozier has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 24 years. She is a Professor in the Teacher Education and Early Childhood Education Department at SUNY Broome in Binghamton, New York.
During her time at the college, she has created and/or taught fourteen online and face-to-face Early Childhood and Education courses. Lenny has served multiple terms on the Curriculum and Council for Academic Issues committees, advised the Broome Educators of Children Association from 2005 – 2014 and was Chairperson of the Teacher Education and Early Childhood Education Department from 2006 – 2013. In the community, she served as President of the Binghamton Association for the Education of Young Children from 2006-2010. READ MORE
Tracy Lyman, M.S. Ed
Tracy Lyman is a NYS certified Elementary and Special Education teacher who has been working in the education field since 1999. She currently works at Binghamton University in the Department of Teaching Learning and Educational Leadership teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses focusing on special education, mental health and community schools, supervises student teachers and is the workshop coordinator for the department. She is also an Early Intervention specialist providing special instruction, family training and initial evaluations for children from birth through 3 years old. In 2015, she became a New York State Master Cadre trainer and coach for the implementation of the Pyramid Model. She also provides professional development for schools and organizations on a variety of education related topics.