Beyond the Basics Conference: Supporting a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion in Our Communities

May 19-21, 2016

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Dates: May 19, 20, and 21 2016

Location: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

7800 East Tufts Avenue

Denver, Colorado 80237

Cost: $350 for 3 days (Includes breakfast, lunch and snacks)  Full Day Workshops $150, Saturday Only $100


*Register by February 29th for a $50 discount with 3 day registration!

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Description: The spring conference will take attendees beyond the basics of the Pyramid Plus Approach and offer additional, practical solutions and strategies for centers, family homes, early intervention settings,  certified coaches and trainers, staff, and administrators who are devoted to promoting social emotional competence and inclusion for children birth-5. Sessions include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Rosemarie Allen, Professor Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Full Day Workshops on “Positive Solutions for Families” Train the Trainer and Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC) (additional cost applies)
  • Training sessions offered in Spanish on Saturday Registrar aquí
  • Sessions Include
    • Teaching in Large Group - Ron Roybal
    • Routines within Routines - Kelly Wilson
    • Infant Toddler Toolbox - Robin Levy
    • Supporting Teachers and Families of Dual Language Learners In Inclusive Preschool Settings: Research, Strategies, & Resources - Susan Moore, PhD
    • Understanding Quality Preschool Inclusion Thorough Research, Legal, Ethical and Moral Foundations - Alissa Raush and Jackie Joseph
    • Train the Trainer Positive Solutions for Families - Alyson Jiron and Jessica Smolleck
    • Grant Writing and Community Implementation - Lucinda Burns
    • Positive Descriptive Language: A Simple Strategy with BIG Results - Susan Kay
    • Universal Strategies for Addressing Challenging Behaviors (From infancy, toddlerhood and preschoolers) - Jackie Joseph and Kelley Smith Bramlage
    • Power of Peers - Ted Bovey
    • Spanish: Using Pyramid Plus Strategies in the Classroom (infant-preschool) - Nancy Martinez and Dora Fernandez
    • Spanish: Promoting Family Involvement and Awareness of Social Emotional Development - Patricia Matus-Amat
    • Using the Positive Solutions for Families in Spanish - CiCi Peterson
    • Increasing Engagement in the Classroom - Virginia Kile
    • The Best Sellers List: Scripted Stories for All Occasions - Kiki McGough
    • Video Modeling - Kalah Thorson and Ben Riepe
    • Using Visuals - Ben Riepe and Kelley Smith Bramlage
    • Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children (PTRYC) - Phil Strain, PhD and Johanna Berry Wasser

Lodging: King or double queen rooms are available at the

Hyatt Regency using the Pyramid Plus group rate of $115/night. To make your reservations, please Click Here

If additional hotel assistance is needed, please call 888-421-1442.

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