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2019 National Training Seminar

Jul 23-25 2019 - Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel - Washington DC

Tools and Takeaway Corner

Hands-on experiences grow minds and learning always comes best while discussing, investigating, creating, and discovering. Join us for this special corner of the Expo to experience engaging and hands-on learning opportunities that will you can easily replicate at home or share in your classrooms and with your colleagues.

When Duty Calls: PBS’s ARTHUR Tackles Military Family Relocation

Join ARTHUR Associate Producer Deb Frank and Major Chevy Cook for a special advanced screening of the brand new ARTHUR episode, “When Duty Calls”! Ladonna, one of Arthur’s friends, finds out she is moving again because her dad – who is in the Army Corps of Engineers – has gotten a new assignment in Oregon. Discussion after the screening will include ARTHUR’s history of military child representation, the creation of this episode, and the importance of visibility for military kids in media.

The Military Child Transition Cycle- the Student Perspective

Join us to engage with members from the MCEC Student 2 Student, Parent to Parent and Military Student Transition Consultant Program as we walk you through a school transition – from the military child’s point of view.  Following a unique persona, participants will have the opportunity to experience transitions from a new perspective. Gain both, a new perspective AND essential takeaways for the transitioning military-connected student.

STEM is More than a Subject- It’s An Exploration and Approach to our World

When children apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics, they make connections. Join this corner for a hands-on opportunity to engage in STEM learning activities.  Showcased are science and math activities you will experience firsthand with easy to replicate resources for both at home learning or in the classroom.