Date: Monday, June 9, 2014

Contact: NAEYC

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center

Address: 1301 S 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN, United States  Map


Members of Erikson’s New Schools Project and Early Math Collaborative will present at NAEYC’s National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development.

Monday, June 9

Early math education: Separating Myth from Reality
Lisa Ginet, Mary Hynes-Berry

  • This presentation examines the myths and misunderstandings about early mathematics education and examines critical issues of high quality instruction by analyzing children’s confusions about early math concepts.

ACCESS to shared knowledge and practices: Best practices in associate degree early childhood teacher education
Lisa Ginet

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the STEAM concepts and learn strategies to incorporate these into the early childhood program.

Tuesday, June 10

Putting Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice to work in professional development: Learning labs versus training
Lisa Ginet, Mary Hynes-Berry

  • Participants explore the importance of professional development that is run so that teachers experience the kind of teaching and learning they are expected to use in the classroom.

The importance of teacher expertise and leadership in professional development
Christine Maxwell, Jane Fleming,
and partner teachers Marella Croom and Yocelin Cintron Perez

  • Participants learn how the New Schools Project joins with partner schools to build high quality, coordinated educational programs for children from diverse backgrounds.