Hope and Wade King are a dynamic, husband-and-wife duo, passionate about the world of education who have found tremendous success with students from a variety of backgrounds by creating an environment that supports and encourages strong academic improvement and achievement. They are both highly decorated, award-winning educators; and have built their classroom on the foundation of student engagement powered by academic rigor. Since 2015, Hope and Wade have traveled the country speaking at schools and at conferences, inspiring and training teachers, and working to help educators make school a place where students WANT to learn each and every day. Together, Hope and Wade co-authored the best-selling book, The Wild Card, and a childrenâ€™s book, The Wild Card Kids. Hope is the co-founder of Get Your Teach On.
Greg has been teaching for 16 years. He spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade, and now in his 13th year in kindergarten which is his passion and calling. He plans to never leave the classroom as the kids are what drive him to continue his growth as a teacher and person. Greg enjoys blogging, creating curriculum and resources for his classroom, and conducting professional development sessions to help teachers around the world make their classrooms a more fun, effective, and interactive place to teach.
For the past 17 years Shawn and Sheryl Brown have been working with diverse audiences around the country sharing their expertise in the early childhood arena. From Social Emotional Development to Cultural Diversity and so much more. Shawn the musician and comedian, Sheryl the motivational speaker and Therapist combine their talents to become ' The Power Team'
ESGI's TEACHCON is organized into 6 Instructional Strands. In each strand you will find Professional Development that has been created by industry leaders, focusing on areas within said strand/category.
Teach – Love – Happiness
If there is ever a year where teachers and students could use a little love and happiness, it’s this year. Our second annual TeachCon is here to give you a little of each.
Welcome to Our Friends and Colleagues!
Last year’s TeachCon was a huge success, and we are even more enthusiastic about the conference this year. We have gathered the greatest luminaries in early childhood education all in one virtual place, free for every friend of ESGI.
Three exciting keynotes, 6 strands of exciting teaching topics and over 46 presenters spreading love and happiness, will enliven your spirit and build upon the skills that make you such an amazing educator.
Join us after school -- or tell your principal you’re taking professional development time -- and sit back and feel the love for three incredible days.
We hope you enjoy the conference -- we can hardly wait to spread the happiness!
With ESGI’s new and improved At-Home and At-School solution, teachers literally save over 400 hours a year with one-on-one progress monitoring in all subject areas, including SEL and Reading Intervention! Over 2,000 assessments are ready to go, so teachers can use them “as is”, simply copy and edit to meet their needs, or create their own.