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Amanda Gooch

Amanda Gooch

February 1, 2024

Only two more days until literacy and early education advocate by day, and multi-platinum music star by night, Coy Bowles shares some pretty exciting things with us on Saturday, February 3rd.

You are going to want to dust off your vocal cords as we sing and dance along with Coy when he presents “Connect to Your Calling.” Coy Bowles is probably best known as a guitarist, keyboardist, singer and songwriter for the three-time Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. However, off stage, he is a teacher and parent blazing trails in the world of early education. With five highly-praised children's books under his belt, Coy recently released an activity kit based around his hit book, Behind the Little Red Door, an unforgettable story of imagination and creativity.

Together we will gain an understanding of the key factors in investigating the root causes of success or fulfillment. Participants will recognize the importance of the “Butterfly Phase/Window of Opportunity” for child development and the implications of that for teaching and learning. We will recognize the importance of an emotional and social foundation for every student and reflect on how connecting to our calling and sharing our origin story is crucial in regaining clarity, passion and purpose for being an early childhood educator.

This is a friendly reminder that each organization represented at the workshop has an opportunity to receive Coy Bowles’ “Behind the Little Red Door Activity Kit” presented by Lakeshore Learning. Those organizations that will be receiving the kit are committing to follow up technical assistance that will include early childhood education coaching. The kit recipients are expected to utilize, implement and share the tools and resources they acquired from attending the workshop with their colleagues or local community. Examples might include: Lunch and learn at a staff meeting, share in professional learning communities or write a blog post to share their kit story on Childcare Resources website or newsletter.

Every recipient to the workshop will go home with some coveted Lakeshore swag and one of Coy Bowles newest books.

Behind the Little Red Door Kit

Wishing you the best,

Amanda & Todd

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