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Join Erikson faculty and staff at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference, November 7–10, 2012, for presentations on topics ranging from early math to the value of early education.

Visit the conference website for the complete session details.

Featured sessions

Can We Make the Common Core State Standards Uncommonly Appropriate?
Samuel J. Meisels and Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute
Sharon Lynn Kagan, Columbia University
Sherri Killins, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Kyle Snow, NAEYC

Georgia’s Pre-K Program: Celebrating 20 Years, Looking Back but Moving Forward
Bobby Cagle, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Sharon Lynn Kagan, Columbia University
Samuel J. Meisels, Erikson Institute
Robert Pianta, Curry School of Education
Jim Squires, National Institute for Early Education Research
Pat Willis, Voices of Georgia’s Children

More Erikson sessions

Erikson faculty and staff are also presenting at the following sessions:

Big Ideas in Early Mathematics Education
Jie-Qi Chen, Jennifer McCray, and Mary Hynes-Berry, Erikson Institute

Defending Childhood: Toward a Broader View of Early Education
Beverly Falk, The City College of New York
Barbara Bowman and Aisha Ray, Erikson Institute
Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Lesley College
Ben Mardell, Lesley University

The Graying of the Kindergarten: Does Holding Out and Changing the Age at Entry Help Kids Learn?
Samuel J. Meisels, Erikson Institute
Walter S. Gilliam, Yale University
Elizabeth Graue, University of Wisconsin
Cyd Oppenheimer, Connecticut Voices for Children

Intentional and Appropriate Teaching with Technology: Guidelines from the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement
Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute
Madhavi Parikh, NAEYC
Roberta Schomburg, Carlow University

Kindergarten in America: Failing the Grade
Cathy Grace, The Children’s Defense Fund
Kristie Kaurez, University of Washington
Martha Zaslow, Society for Research in Child Development
Samuel J. Meisels, Erikson Institute

Making Sense of Number Sense: Numerical Literacy in Preschool
Jeanine Brownell, Lisa Ginet, Donna Johnson, and Rebeca Itzkowich, Erikson Institute

Supporting the Whole Online Learner: High-Tech/High-Touch Strategies for Student Engagement, Motivation, Persistence, Success, and a Sense of Belonging
Chip Donohue, Luisiana Meléndez, Christine Maxwell, and Laura Papale, Erikson Institute

Teaching Friends: How Young Children Learn Skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing from Each Other and Their Teacher
Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute

Tech on Deck

On November 7, stop by the Tech on Deck playroom hosted by a collaboration of national early childhood technology organizations, including Erikson’s TEC Center.

Between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., TEC Center Director Chip Donohue will host a table discussion on technology for teacher educators. Amanda Armstrong of the TEC Center will host the online technology resources table, and Brian Puerling, Erikson alumnus and director of education technology at Catherine Cook School, will host a table on classroom integration.

The full-day networking and play event will serve as a hub for all things and people related to technology and young children.
Learn more and RSVP for Tech on Deck »