Open House presentations available online
Presentations showcase current work
Fussy Baby Network team members Professor Linda Gilkerson, Dr. Larry Gray, Leslie Katch, and Marsha Baker presented an overview of their work at Erikson’s grand opening event Oct. 18
More than 150 alumni, students, early childhood professionals, and other guests turned out Saturday, Oct. 18, for the grand opening of Erikson’s new campus. They enjoyed tours, refreshments, and a series of presentations showcasing the work of faculty and alumni. The event concluded with a discussion of current and future trends in the field led by President Samuel J. Meisels and Professor Barbara T. Bowman, with Frances Rust, senior vice pesident for academic affairs and dean, moderating.
Powerpoint presentations and audio from several sessions are available where linked below.
- Introduction and the state of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (14:31)
- Resources: the economics of care and education (13 mins.)
- Q. What should Erikson be doing to approach the achievement gap? (6:49)
- Q. How do we ensure that early childhood bachelor’s degrees go beyond teaching methods to prepare people to work with infants, toddlers, and families? (4:15)
- Q. How does the revised Developmentally Appropriate Practice guidelines incoprorate play? (9:59)
- Why is early mathematics important? (4:31)
- Myth 1: Early math is primarily learning numbers and shapes (4:08)
- Myth 2: Teaching this is easy since it’s the most basic math (9:28)
- Myth 3: Young children learn math naturally through play, so direct instruction is developmentally inappropriate (8:47)
- How the Early Mathematics Education Project improves teaching (12:50)
- Question and answer session (5:31)
Teaching Young English Language Learners: What Every Teacher Needs to Know!
Luisiana Meléndez, Ph D.
- Challenges and misconceptions for teachers working with ELL students (7:10)
- The differences between basic skills and language proficiency (7:08)
- Language interaction and the importance of students’ cultural background (8:37)
- Story dictation and dramatization (6:07)
Steve Tozer, M.Ed. ’78
- How can school leader preparation affect early childhood education and student learning? (9:14)
- What do we know about school leader preparation as it currently stands? (8:28)
- How can we improve school leader preparation going forward? (9:40)
Music and Learning
Gretchen J. Quinn, M.Ed. ’91
- Music and learning in early childhood education (7:17)
- Musical transitions and brain theory (9:00)
- Music as play (7:39)
- Using math to support reading and teach math (8:16)