Vanessa Levin
Frisco, Texas

Vanessa is a passionate advocate for high-quality early childhood education.  She has worked extensively with programs that serve English Language Learners and at-risk populations for two decades.  Vanessa is the author of A Fabulous First Year and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers. She is the founder of, one of the most popular early childhood websites in the U.S.

Ready, Set, Read! What Comes First?
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! Is it a … Letter? If the alphabet is like kryptonite to your little super heroes, then you need these specific techniques and strategies to help put the names of the English alphabet on the tips of their tongues. Learn the necessary steps to turn your kids into alphabet super heroes so they’ll be confident and fluent in their ABCs before they leave your classroom and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

How to Become a Small Group Superhero
Are small groups draining your superpowers? Do your students become off-task faster than a locomotive? Learn strategies for creating and managing small groups that will strengthen your instruction. These tried and true management techniques will keep your students engaged and on-task. Your students will soar to success when you manage small groups like a superhero!