FKC Events & Workshops


FKC Convention

Playing to Learn

January 30-31, 2015 


The Doubletree Seaworld Orlando 

10100 International Drive

Orlando, FL


Room Rate $129


Convention Registration Fee - $115.00 

(Covers one attendee for all sessions, “Meet and Greet” food and beverages, breakfast, lunch and parking.)

To register, please contact FKC Office



Creating Awareness of Others - Movement Games for Collaboration


Movement Exploration Inspired by Picture Books



Friday, January 30, 2015 

6:30-8:00  p.m.

Meet and Greet

Complimentary Beverages and Hors D’oeuvres



Saturday, January 31, 2015 

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast



8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

General Meeting/Sessions/Lunch




Florida Kindergarten Council Annual Convention

 For Educators of Children Age 2 through Grade 3

About the Keynote

Susan Engel

SUSAN ENGEL was born in NYC in 1959. She grew up on a farm on the eastern end of Long Island, and attended Sarah Lawrence College. She earned her doctorate in Development Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Though she has been teaching college for over 20 years, she also has taught children aged 3-18, as well as adults. She is Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and Class of 1959 Director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College. Her research has focused on the emergence of narratives, children’s autobiographical memory, imaginative processes in childhood, and the development of curiosity. Her work appears in chapters and articles for scientific publications, and she has also written for teachers and parents. She has published four books.  Her most recent is Red Flags or Red Herrings?: Predicating Who Your Child Will Become.  Susan's two upcoming books are The end of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness (Not Money) Would Transform Our Schools and The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood. She is the co-founder of an experimental school in New York State, where she oversaw all aspects of educational practice, including developing curriculum and supervising the teachers for 14 years. In 2007/8 she published a series of columns in the New York Times describing how teachers solve problems, and in 2009/10 she published four op-ed pieces in the New York Times. She is also currently serving as director of learning and teaching for a public school district in Western Massachusetts. She lives with her husband Tom Levin, in New Marlborough Massachusetts. They have three sons, Jake, Will and Sam.

Susan Engel

Department of Psychology

Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267


TED X Youth @ Miami

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Location: Miami - The Adrienne Arsht Center

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