Opening Plenary Session
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University where she serves as Director of the Infant Language Laboratory. Her book, Einstein Never used Flashcards: How children really learn and why they need to play more and memorize less, (Rodale Books) won the prestigious Books for Better Life Award as the best psychology book in 2003.
Kathy has a strong interest in bridging the gap between research and application. Her opening session will be a dynamic interactive experience full of surprises. We will be adding more detail about this session so stay tuned.
Breaking new ground in early childhood science: Best practices in action illustrate a new National Science Teachers Association position statement
The NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum (ECSIF) members will introduce a groundbreaking new position statement on Early Childhood Science recently developed and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). This position statement synthesizes research data on young children’s cognitive capacity, how children learn science concepts, and effective science teaching practices, to identify core principles and declarations designed to guide and support quality science education in the early years. The ECSIF panel will describe how the position statement evolved, announce when the final draft can expect to be released, and invite discussion on its content. They will also discuss how the principles and declarations in the statement align with the K-12 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and developmentally appropriate practices and as a result, guide science experiences in the early years that establish a foundation for later science.
Peggy Ashbrook, The Early Years, NSTA; Linda Froschauer, NSTA; Cindy Hoisington, Education Development Center, Inc.; Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren, University of Northern Iowa.
Emerging technologies for empowering children: Showcasing innovative tools and pedagogies that transform teaching, and inspire learning
Mark Bailey, Pacific University College of Education; Bonnie Blagojevic, Morningtown Consulting; Diane Bales, University of Georgia; Warren Buckleitner, Children's Technology Review.
President's Seminar -- Tackling the Complexities of Workforce Compensation: A Dialogue
NAEYC has long been challenged to craft strategies to recruit and retain a dynamic and diverse workforce that is well compensated – one that can deliver on the promise of early learning with the capacity to provide stable and sustained delivery of best practice in our profession. In today's multifaceted delivery systems this will require some creative and ingenious thinking. Join the President’s Seminar as we talk through the tangle of policy, politics, systems and public perception that must be navigated in order to make progress toward this challenge.
Carol Brunson Day, President, NAEYC, moderator. Panelists Anne Mitchell, Barbara Bowman, Sue Russell.
Common Core State Standards and developmentally appropriate practice: Can they co-exist?
Jill Davis and Elizabeth Ethridge, University of Oklahoma.
The roots and evolutionary journeys of three well-known early childhood curriculum approaches (Creative Curriculum, High Scope, and Reggio Emilia): Why they were developed, how they evolved, and what makes them successful
Featuring Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director, NAEYC.
Children's play opportunities are not equitable: Access to quality play experiences as a social justice issue
Olga Jarrett, Georgia State University; John Sutterby, University of Texas San Antonio; Darlene DeMarie, University of South Florida; Vera Stenhouse, Georgia State University.
The powerful impact of child care relationships, experiences, and environments on all domains of infant/toddler development
This session will analyze the impact of the relationships, experiences, and environments of childcare on the development of infants and toddlers. Identify how curiosity, motivation, and self-regulation are influenced by the type of care young children receive and discuss the role of early care in the development of a sense of self and a way of relating toward others. Explore how specific aspects of childcare quality may affect development in one domain and in turn have an impact on development in all other domains.
J. Ronald Lally and Peter Mangione, WestEd.
You, me, and the ABCs: Inspiring English and Spanish-speaking young learners
Michael Rosen, Author and Illustrator.
Meet the authors and illustrators: Children's literature at NAEYC
Holly Seplocha, William Patterson University.
Fiesta de Música with well-known Latin artists!
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band: We're so excited that the 2013 Latin Grammy Winners and the first and only Americans to win a Latin Grammy in the Children's Album Category will be sharing their unique indie sound, rooted in their whimsical imaginations. With their Latin GRAMMY award winning album ¡Fantastico! This husband-wife team of Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis have reached a new audience of educators and families yearning to immerse their youngest listeners in dual language right from the start, along with a global Spanish speaking culture of educators, children and families alike! Don’t miss Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band's first performance at an NAEYC conference. This high energy, interactive, participatory and FUN bilingual event will be one to remember.
José-Luis Orozco: Beloved bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist will engage attendees in an interactive bilingual
Luis Hernandez, our bilingual master of ceremonies will tie it all together with his knowledge of child development, children’s literacy, music, dual language learning, family engagement, and cultural relevance.