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Author delivers keynote at WECA event

Alfie Kohn, nationally known speaker and writer on education and parenting, is the keynote speaker at the 2007 Wyoming Early Childhood Association Conference on Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m., at the Parkway Plaza Hotel in Casper. He will discuss his latest book, Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community. The keynote address is sponsored by the UW/Casper College Center, Natrona Co. School Dist. 1, and Albany Co. School Dist. 1.

Allen Trent, UW Dept. of Educational Studies department head and associate professor, will open the conference Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. with his discussion “Playing with Theories: Teaching, Learning, Art and Community.” The is free and open to the public.

Other program highlights include workshops on “Operating a Successful Child Care Business,” “Learning Environments: The Essential Teaching Element,” and a Saturday luncheon speech by Wyoming early childhood development educational consultant Anita Sullivan.

Teachers, professionals in early child care and education, child advocates and parents are encouraged to attend.

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