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Featured Sessions

View the featured sessions for the 2022 Professional Learning Institute.
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Young Children
March 1, 2022

Toward Pro-Black Early Childhood Teacher Education

In this article, we share a few practices (of many) that we use to prepare preservice teachers as anti-racist, pro-Black educators.

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Authored by: Meir Muller Eliza G. Braden Susi Long Gloria Swindler Boutte Kamania Wynter-Hoyte
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Young Children
March 1, 2022

Preparing Early Childhood Educators

This cluster of Young Children articles focuses on impactful practices for teacher educators and preparation programs related to syllabi, course assignments, and class activities as well as clinical and field experiences.

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Authored by: Annie Moses Mary Harrill
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Young Children
Vol. 77, No. 1
March 1, 2022

Spring 2022

Preparing Early Childhood Educators
This cluster of Young Children articles focuses on impactful practices for teacher educators and preparation programs related to syllabi, course assignments, and class activities as well as clinical and field experiences.
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Leading Through Inquiry

A group of coaches, teacher educators, and program directors in Massachusetts spends a school year investigating the ways a cross-context inquiry group can support early childhood leaders in their work with early childhood educators.

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Authored by: Megina Baker Stephanie Cox Suárez Brenda Acero Peggy Martalock Denise Nelson Jenny Hanseul Park Annalisa Hawkinson Ritchie Natacha Shillingford
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DAP & Teacher Decision Making (On Demand)

Hear from DAP thought leaders, Sue Bredekamp and Barbara Willer, as they reflect on the importance of the core considerations to teacher decision making.
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Read the Higher Education Leadership Report

Early childhood education and higher education are not often linked in the public sphere, yet both are critical infrastructure in the United States and both prepare individuals to understand what it means to be part of society.
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Rethinking Field Trips: Venturing Out to Foster Meaningful Learning

Knowing that local field trips are a source of curriculum in early childhood education, two teachers venture to a theater with their class, then engage in a project about storytelling, performance, and stages.

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Authored by: Lynette Bagwell Betsy Cahill
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Sparking Creativity with Cross-Area Play

Cross-area play is rooted in the idea that when children are given the freedom to experiment with materials in open-ended ways, their play can transform into elaborate, complex plots and offer rich developmental opportunities.

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Authored by: Lydia Minahan Jessica Byrd Sarah Dwyer Sandra Romp Layney Viets Ekaterina Strekalova-Hughes
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Using Nature Contact to Support Children Under Stress

Contact with nature can help mitigate the negative effects of stress. Through nature-based encounters, we can provide children with strategies to use while they are in our care and beyond.

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Authored by: Becky L. DelVecchio Susan Ferguson Wesley Knapp
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