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36TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE, HOW SUCCESSFUL DIRECTORS LEAD


  

36th Annual National Conference, How Successful Directors Lead!

April 22-25, 2020 | New York City Area

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STEVE GROSS, MSW  | Founder & Chief Playmaker-Life Is Good Kids Foundation

 

He's BACK!  The oh-so-AHmazing Steve Gross will join us for the opening keynote!  His work and passion for helping children, especially those at risk, blew us away and filled us with hope during his last visit and we are so excited that he will be returning to recharge our batteries and refuel the fire in us for the important work we do for young children! 

 

Click HERE to learn more about Steve and the Life Is Good Kids Foundation!

 

 

DR. PETER GRAY | Author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

 

Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College who has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education.  He is author of an internationally acclaimed introductory psychology textbook (Psychology, Worth Publishers, now in its 8th edition), which views all of psychology from an evolutionary perspective.  His recent research focuses on the role of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves, through play and exploration, when they are free to do so. He has expanded on these ideas in his book, Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Basic Books). He also authors a regular blog called Freedom to Learn, for Psychology Today magazine.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Columbia College and Ph.D. in biological sciences, many years ago, at the Rockefeller University.  His own current play includes kayaking, long distance bicycling, backwoods skiing, and vegetable gardening.

  

 

JEANETTE BETANCOURT, Ed. D. | Senior Vice President, U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Street Workshop

 

Dr. Betancourt is the Senior Vice President for U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street.  She directs the development and implementation of community and family engagement initiatives making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and their families. These research-based initiatives are designed to impact children’s early learning, health and well-being, and provide strategies and resources to counteract the effects of trauma while fostering the critical connections that adults have on children’s lives. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Dr. Betancourt created programs in adult learning and early childhood education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She is a licensed bilingual speech and language pathologist and educational therapist. She participates on several national and local boards and has contributed to the start of charter schools. Dr. Betancourt has a BA and MA in Speech and Language Pathology; an MS in Bilingual Reading/Special Education, and an Ed.D. in Special Education.

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