For Immediate Release: October 23, 2012
Media Advisory: 2012 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo
Thousands of Early Childhood Education Teachers, Administrators, Experts, and Advocates Will Gather at International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
Thousands of early childhood educators who work with children from birth through age eight will gather in Atlanta to learn the latest research and best practices from hundreds of expert presenters at the 2012 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference & Expo.
The world’s largest early childhood education conference provides hundreds of sessions for early childhood professionals who work directly with or on behalf of young children to learn the latest research and best practices in education. Educators from all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries will be in attendance.
Sessions will be presented on topics including child assessment, technology, literacy, math, professional preparation, workforce issues, play in learning, and public policy. In addition, the vibrant Exhibit Hall will feature more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and tools for teaching and learning.
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW
||November 7–10, 2012, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
Notable sessions include:
Bounce-back strategies: Maximize your resiliency to prevent Humpty Dumpty syndrome
Presented by: Holly Elissa Bruno, Radio host, author, keynote speaker, attorney, BAM Radio and Holly Elissa Bruno Keynotes & Team Building
Can we make the Common Core State Standards uncommonly appropriate?
Presented by: Samuel Meisels, President, Erikson Institute; Sharon Lynn Kagan, Professor, Columbia University; Gillian McNamee, Professor, Erikson Institute; Sherri Killins, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care; Kyle Snow, NAEYC
Georgia's pre-K program: Celebrating 20 years—Looking back but moving forward
Presented by: Bobby Cagle, Commissioner, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning; Sharon Lynn Kagan, Virginia & Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy, Columbia University; Samuel Meisels, Erikson Institute; Jim Squires, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Early Education Research; Pat Willis, Executive Director, Voices of Georgia's Children; Bridget Hamre, Associate Director/ Research Associate Professor, University of Virginia
The graying of the kindergarten: Does holding out and changing the age at entry help kids learn?
Presented by: Samuel J. Meisels, President, Erikson Institute; Walter S. Gilliam, Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, Yale University; Elizabeth Graue, Professor, University of Wisconsin; Cyd Oppenheimer, Senior Policy Fellow, Connecticut Voices for Children
Kindergarten in America: Failing the grade
Presented by: Cathy Grace, Director, The Children's Defense Fund; Kristie Kaurez, Research Scientist, University of Washington; Martha Zaslow, Director, Society for Research in Child Development; Samuel Meisels, President, Erikson Institute
Meet the authors and illustrators: Children's literature at NAEYC
Presented by: Holly Seplocha, Professor, William Paterson University; Mem Fox, Author; April Pulley Sayre, Author/illustrator; Peter Reynolds, Author/illustrator
President's Seminar: Meeting the challenge of developmentally appropriate practices today—Best practices in an era of standards and accountability
Presented by: Gera Jacobs, NAEYC; Sue Bredekamp, Consultant; Carol Copple, Consultant; Deborah Leong, Tools of the Mind; Judy Jablon, Consultant; Joseph Manko, Principal, Liberty Elementary School (#64); Nicole Mack, Director of Literacy and Curriculum Design, Boston Public Schools
Report of the National Research Council Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics: Evidence of effective math education
Presented by: Sue Bredekamp, Ph.D., Consultant; Douglas Clements, SUNY Distinguished Professor, University of Denver
Taking a life-skills approach to teaching and learning: Mind in the Making and the Common Core State Standards
Presented by: Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute; Linda Paul, Executive Director, New Mexico School Leadership Institute
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.