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Join Erikson faculty and staff for presentations on topics ranging from children and technology to teaching practice at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) annual conference in Orlando, Florida, November 2–5, 2011.

Wednesday, November 2

Exploring the big ideas of measurement: How young mathematicians play with stories
8:30–11:30 a.m.
Mary Hynes-Berry and Rebeca Itzkowich, Erikson Institute

Thursday, November 3

Big ideas in early mathematics education
8–9:30 a.m.
Jie-Qi Chen, Jeanine Brownell, and Jennifer McCray, Erikson
Institute

Creating a well-prepared teaching force: The role of curriculum content in effective training programs for early childhood educators
8–9:30 a.m.
Eugenia Kemble, Albert Shanker
Institute
Barbara Bowman, Erikson
Institute and Chicago Public Schools
Susan Neuman, University of Michigan
Sue Bredekamp, early childhood
education consultant

Let’s get learning! Using adult learning activities to increase teachers’ knowledge of content, development, and pedagogy in math and other disciplines
2:30–4 p.m.
Lisa Ginet and Donna Johnson, Erikson Institute

Friday, November 4

Media touchpoints: A new framework for the creation, selection, and use of children’s media
8–9:30 a.m.
Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute
Ellen Wartella, Northwestern University
David Kleman, American Center for Children and Media
Michael Levine, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at
Sesame Workshop
Michael Robb,
Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning
and Children’s Media

Saturday, November 5

Building an aligned system of early learning from pre-K through third grade
8–9:30 a.m.
Ernest Mannino, National Association
of Elementary Schools Foundation
Barbara Bowman, Erikson Institute
Marcy Young, Pew Trusts
Ruby Takanishi, Foundation for
Child Development
Gail Connelly,
National Association of Elementary
School Principals

Essential elements of effective, engaging, and empowering online teaching and learning
10–11:30 a.m.
Chip Donohue and Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute
Jennifer Rosinia, Kid Links Unlimited, Inc.

A missing link in closing reading achievement gaps: Short chapter book series with primary characters of color
1–2 p.m.
Jane Fleming and Sandy Carrillo, Erikson Institute

Partnerships with families: Future directions for Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) standards
1–2 p.m.
Toni Porter, Bank Street College
of Education
Juliet Bromer, Erikson
Institute