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Annual Early Childhood Conference

Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning & Development

Schedule of Events

Conference Sessions

 

All Day Preconference Sessions
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Books as Bridges: Children’s Literature & Racial/Cultural Diversity in the Classroom – Anne Sibley O’Brien (Literacy/Diversity) (Preschool - 3rd Grade)

 

Going Beyond Feeling Faces: Powerful teaching interactions create emotionally responsive infant-toddler classrooms - Gabriel Guyton & Laura Martin (Behavior) (Infant/Toddler)

 

Identifying With Remida: Co-Constructing Social Identities Through Reuse Materials - Will Parnell (Reggio) (All participants) (100 people max.)  

 

Bullies in the Workplace: Recognizing and Responding to Grown-up Mean Girls - Laurie Clements (Leadership) (Director/Administrator)

 

Making and Tinkering with STEM: Solving Design Challenges with Young Children – Cate Heroman (STEM) (Preschool - 3rd Grade, SPED, Director/Administrator) (40 people max.) 

 

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30

 

8:15 - 8:30 Welcome

 

8:30 - 9:00 Opening Keynote - Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in Early Childhood: It's Serious Play! - Cate Haromen (All Participants)

 

9:15 - 10:30 The Future is in My Classroom Today: How to Use STEM - Carrie L. Draper (Pre-Grade 3)

 

10:45 – 12:15 Engineering and Robotics (1.0) – Carrie L. Draper (Pre-Grade 3)

“That's My Story" Young Immigrants and Refugees in Picture Books - Anne Sibley O’Brien (Primary)

 

Lunch 12:15 – 1:30

 

1:30 – 2:45 Words Have Meaning – Laurie Clements (Director/Administrator)

 

3:00 - 4:30 Setting Intentions as Reggio-Inspired Practice - Will Parnell (All Participants)
Tinker! Make! Innovate! STEM-Rich Learning in Early Childhood – Cate Heroman (Preschool – 3rd Grade, SPED, Director/Administrator)


8:30 - 10:00 Setting Intentions as Reggio-Inspired Practice – Will Parnell (All Participants)
Exploring and Celebrating Differences with Concept Picture Books – Anne Sibley O’Brien (All Participants)

 

10:15 - 11:30 A Joyous Way to Learn: Music Play to Promote Readiness, Literacy, Math Development, and Inclusion – Jim Gill (All Participants)
Unleashing the Mathematician in Preschoolers: Exploring Big Ideas with Little Kids – Alissa Lange (Preschool)

 

11:30 - 12:45 Lunch

 

12:45 – 2:00 Inspiring Music Play - Jim Gill (All Participants)

 

2:15 – 3:45 Unleashing the Mathematician in Preschoolers: Exploring Big Ideas with Little Kids – Alissa Lange (Preschool)

 

4:00 – 4:30 Closing Speech - Of Longing and Belonging: A Bilingual, Bicultural Journey – Anne Sibley O”Brien (All Participants)

 

4:30 – 4:45 Door Prize & Announcements

 

 

 

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