Frog Street, a leading early childhood education company, is hosting their 26thannual SPLASH 2018 “Don’t Stop Believing” Conference July 25-27 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. SPLASH offers three days of professional learning, best-practice sharing, networking, over 60 exhibitors, entertainment, and the highly acclaimed Awards Dinner Celebration honoring early childhood educators.
“Our goal is to provide exceptional content, a platform for idea sharing, and the chance to acknowledge educators for the incredible work they do in helping children succeed,” commented Sharon Burnett, Frog Street Co-Founder and Splash Conference Director. “Splash is not a typical conference, but rather, a special educational gathering with a personal approach to give educators the boost they need to head into the classroom in the Fall.”
SPLASH is known for providing one of the most dynamic and diverse speaker line-ups in the early childhood education industry, according to attendees. Keynotes for this year’s event include:
- Stedman Graham, Best-Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Identity Leadership Program Creator
- Steve Spangler, Emmy Award Winning Speaker, Best-Selling Author, TV Host of DIY SCI, Regular Guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show
- Debbie Silver, University Professor, Teacher of the Year, Staff Development Instructor, Keynote Speaker
- Valerie Burton, Best-Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Founder of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute
In addition to these keynotes, over 60 presenters bring their own brand of passion and inspiration to Splash. Speakers this year include: Dr. Pam Schiller, Dr. Patricia Edwards, Dr. Kenneth Wesson, Dr. Ray Reutzel, Vicky Hepler, Dr. Mike Longoria, Dr. Blanca Enriquez, Dr. Michael Shoulders and more.
SPLASH officially kicks off on Wednesday, July 25th, with a full day of Pre-Conference activities, including the Professional Learning Institute led by distinguished educators, in-depth curriculum training workshops, and concluding the day with an exciting SPLASH Opening Concert celebration. Over 130 educational sessions are offered with two main General Sessions on Thursday and Friday that include live performances by Stephen Fite of Melody House Music, Don Monopoli of the Learning Station, Shawn Brown of the Super Fun Show and more. The Celebration Awards dinner on Thursday, July 26th, features a chef-inspired meal, 70’s and 80’s theme décor, live band, prizes, awards and scholarships, all honoring early childhood educators for the important of work they do.
“We are excited to host over 2,000 educators from over 20 states at Splash this year,” said Dipak Golechha, CEO of Excelligence Learning Corporation, the parent company of Frog Street Press. “We are committed to providing teachers and administrators an experience at Splash that is unmatched in the industry.”
For more information on SPLASH, including the full list of presenters, session titles, content descriptions, and conference schedule grids, visit frogstreet.com/SPLASH or the Frog Street Splash APP in the App Store or Google Play Store. #FrogStreetSplash #Don’tStopBelieving
About Frog Street Press
Founded in 1989 by five kindergarten teachers, Frog Street Press has grown to be a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions for children of ages 0 – 5 years to public schools, Head Start programs and early child care centers in more than 40 states, with a major presence in Texas, California and Florida. The Company equips early childhood educators with best-in-class curricular programs with proven learning outcomes, particularly in large urban cities and lower socioeconomic areas. Based on brain development research, Frog Street’s curricular programs provide intentional age-appropriate instruction that is aligned to both federal and state standards. The Company also develops engaging and interactive professional development programs, including product training, conferences and continuing education, and assessment tools to measure students’ progress. For more information about Frog Street, please visit www.frogstreet.com.
About Excelligence Learning Corporation
Excelligence Learning Corporation (www.excelligence.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions, which are sold primarily to early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies (Discount School Supply and Really Good Stuff), Equipment (Children’s Factory, Angeles and Learning Carpets), and Services (Educational Products, Inc., ChildCare Education Institute and Frog Street Press). With over 30 years of experience serving children, educators and parents, Excelligence’s diversified portfolio of leading brands delivers quality, innovation, service and value on a global scale. Leading proprietary brands include: Colorations®, BioColor®, Excellerations®, MyPerfectClassroom® and Environments®.
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