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2017 Early Learning Institute Details

This page is the home of all things ELI 2017! It will be updated regularly to reflect the most up-to-date information about our summer conference. Please let us know if we forgot something or if you need more information!

 

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Conference Content This year we will continue to discuss and explore many aspects of nature-based learning with an additional focus on supporting children’s inquiry and in-depth project work. We have continued to reflect on the 2016 ELI and the work of Lilian Katz, which has greatly influenced our practice this year. elcinstitute@utk.edu Mini Program for 2017

2016 Conference Program (for reference)

Current Coupons  

We’re celebrating the Week of the Young Child! Use code WOYC to save $25 off registration!

*Coupon valid April 25th-May 1st

elcinstitute@utk.edu  Register Here!
Dates Friday, June 2nd-Saturday June 3rd, 2017 elcinstitute@utk.edu
Early Learning Center

(ELI organizers) 

Feel free to contact us with any questions! Email:

elcinstitute@utk.edu

Phone:

865-974-0843

Website
Keynote Address Claire Warden, leader in the field of nature pedagogy will give her keynote address on Friday, June 2nd at the L&N STEM Academy. elcinstitute@utk.edu Claire’s Blog

Keynote Announcement

Mindstretchers

Location L&N STEM Academy 401 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902 Google Maps Link 

*Please note that GPS systems have a hard time navigating directly to the parking area. Please click here for more detailed parking information. 

Lodging

Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park

Use code ELC to reserve rooms at $105 per night. Please call the hotel if the website rate doesn’t match the $105 rate

Phone:

865-522-2800

Address:

525 Henley Street

Knoxville, Tennessee

37902

Additional Hotel Information 
Parking Ample free parking is available in and around the STEM Academy site. GPS systems do not direct you to the parking lots directly, so please be sure to check out the parking information to the right. elcinstitute@utk.edu Parking Information
Program Our full program won’t be available until mid-May, but have a look at what we’re planning for the third annual Early Learning Institute here! Sample Program

ELC Educator Session Offerings

Registration

Regular Rate: $190

Rates include two days of conference programming, lunches, snacks, coffee breaks, and goodies!

*Please note that we are only offering 2-day registrations this year. 

khuemmer@utk.edu Register Here!
Social Media We hope the use of social media outlets will help conference attendees stay connected throughout the year. We also use these outlets for programming and giveaways, so be sure to get connected before the ELI! Facebook

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