Minnesota Kindergarten Association

2020 Spring Conference

May 1 + 2, 2020

Jordan High School | 600 Sunset Drive | Jordan, MN 55352

Come to Jordan, MN May 1-2, 2020 for the Minnesota Kindergarten Association spring conference! We are looking forward to having Jessica Travis, Crystal Radke, Angie Bonthuis, and Jen Heyer as our keynote speakers. Start following these fantastic teachers and get excited to hear their wonderful ideas! Jordan is located just south of the Twin Cities metro area on Hwy 169. We can’t wait to welcome you to our town as we learn new things together! The Minnesota Kindergarten Conference on May 1 & 2 is going to be SWEET!


This conference t-shirt is a fantastic reminder that"A Year is Short – Make it Sweet.".

Postmark your payment by April 1 to get your shirt for FREE!

April 2-15, order your shirt for $15.

After April 15, t-shirts will be available on a limited basis at the conference.

DAY 1 Schedule: Friday, May 1, 2020

DAY 1 Schedule: Friday, May 1, 2020

8:00am-9:15am: Registration, Breakfast (Menu: Assorted Muffins, Fruit, Yogurt)

9:00am-9:15am: Welcome, Housekeeping items

9:15am-10:30am: KEYNOTE Crystal Radke "Finding Balance: Tips to Organize Your Classroom & Life"


10:45am-11:45am: KEYNOTE Jen Hyer "Getting Dirty – What I’ve Learned from Teaching in the Forest"

11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch and Region Networking – Provided (Menu: Fried Chicken, Sides, Dinner Rolls)

12:45pm-1:30pm: Breakout #1


1:45pm-2:30pm: Breakout #2


2:45pm-3:45pm: KEYNOTE Crystal Radke "Phonemic Awareness and Phonics"


4:30pm-5:30pm: KEYNOTE Jessica Travis "It’s Gonna Be ALL WRITE!"

5:30pm-7:00pm: Dinner on your own - Two food trucks will be onsite: Pizzaria 201 and Fireman's BBQ or venture out to one of the local options listed on the "Food" tab

7:00pm-8:00pm: KEYNOTE Jessica Travis "Integrate and Celebrate with STEM"

8:00pm-8:30pm: Vendors

DAY 2 Schedule: Saturday, May 2, 2020

8:00am-8:30am: Registration/Breakfast (Menu: Assorted Bagels, Fruit, Yogurt)

8:30am-9:00am: MKA Business Meeting

Housekeeping/Door Prizes

9:30am-10:45am: KEYNOTE Jessica Travis "The H.E.A.R.T. of a Teacher"

Break/Vendors/Door Prizes

11:00-12:00pm: KEYNOTE Angie Bonthuis"Number Sense and Math Problem Solving For Kindergarten Smarties"

12:00pm-1:15pm: Lunch provided (Menu: Box Lunch-Assorted Sandwiches and Wraps, Chips, Cookie)

Vendors/Door Prizes

1:30pm-2:45pm: KEYNOTE Angie Bonthuis "Morning Meeting-A Sweet Start"


Jordan High School | 600 Sunset Drive | Jordan, MN 55352