36th annual R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference promotes powerfully literate lives 


January 11, 2022 by HCDE Communications

Early childhood educators from far and wide will learn from national speakers and fellow educators during HCDE’s 36th annual R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2022.  

36th annual R. T. Garcia Early Childhood Virtual Winter Conference. January 29, 2022.

The virtual, one-day conference, which typically attracts over 1,000 educators, features dual keynote speakers Niki Spears, co-founder of the Energy Bus for School Leadership Journey, and Lester L. Laminack, a full-time author, consultant, and professor emeritus of Western Carolina University. The event’s namesake, former HCDE Board President R.T. Garcia, will make closing remarks.   

Laminack, a former editor of the Children’s Book Review Department for the National Council of Teachers of English’s journal, “Language Arts,” will explore the role of authentic literature, choice, and the power of reading aloud to students of all ages. Spears will lead educators in a discussion about adapting to the challenges presented by COVID-19.  

Breakout sessions will discuss child growth and development, diversity and dual language learners, family and community relationships, and curriculum and standards.   

Educators can review the agenda and reserve their “seat” at cvent.me/DXKMGG.

4 thoughts on “36th annual R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference promotes powerfully literate lives 

  1. Maria Fabiola Perry says:

    Are you having the conference live next year?

    • HCDE-Texas says:

      Hi Maria Fabiola, yes! The 37th annual Early Childhood Winter Conference (ECWC) will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Kingdom Builders Center located at 6011 W Orem Dr, Houston, TX 77085. Stay tuned for more details on our social media channels and our website.

  2. Neelofer Tajani says:

    Are you accepting proposals for the upcoming winter conference?

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