Bio for conference publications:
Dee Kimbrell specializes in introducing the concept of play to the educational environment to promote social emotional skills, creativity, curiosity and develop 21st Century Thinking Skills. Dee facilitates interactive professional development sessions that allow teachers to experience the social emotional and creativity lessons first hand so they can carry the enthusiasm back to their classrooms and integrate into their pedagogy. Dee is a seasoned storyteller, visual artist and educator in the early childhood field. She has presented hands on workshops to early childhood educators for over 15 years and remains current in her research due to her own quest for lifelong learning.