Join us virtually: Oct 26-27, 2020 

IT is about the whole child and IT is going to be better than ever!

The Virtual Kids First National Conference will address the needs of educators and child-serving professionalsThe conference will broaden your knowledge as you learn from a cadre of exciting speakers committed to putting “Kids First” as we explore transformation, innovation, technology, and mental health to address needs of the whole child as education and delivery models continue to adapt and embrace technology in the COVID-19 environment

Certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees plus Category I Social Work CEUs will be awarded for all sessions.

For the last two decades, the NAREN TranZed National Conference has had a rich history of providing resources addressing at-risk, disadvantaged, and marginalized students. We are excited to announce that the legacy of NAREN will continue and expand in 2020 to reach even more professionals serving children and youth, with an interactive online delivery model, through the Virtual Kids First National Conference.

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Our keynote and featured speakers are Innovating & Transforming education and leadership!

Robert Jackson

Author of “Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies, Mindsets, and Beliefs for Supporting Male Black and Latino Students”

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Co-author of “Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love”


Frank J. Kros, MSW, JD

Frank Kros, MSW, JD, Adverse Childhood Experiences Master Trainer

Dr. Liz Berquist

Liz Berquist, Designs & Delivers Professional Learning for District Leaders



Dr. Jim Ewing

Jim Ewing, Author of “Math for ELLs. As Easy as Uno, Dos, Tres.”

How can IT help you?

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The 2020 Virtual Kids First National Conference is presented by The Children’s Guild Alliance in collaboration with the Towson University Department of Special Education.