Gillian McNamee, Ph.D., director of teacher education, calls for well-prepared teachers of young children in an opinion piece in The Hechinger Report.
Professor Gillian McNamee, Ph.D. tells Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer how parents should choose preschool.
To foster children’s academic achievement, teachers can create a learning environment that integrates new technology as well as traditional activities.
Story acting can help Head Start deliver on the promise of helping all children to become articulate and literate learners.
She tells the Pioneer Press that all-day kindergarten programs should incorporate opportunities for recess and the arts.
The New Schools Project is building strong networks of teachers — from novice to master — in the Chicago Public Schools.
She tells the Hechinger Report that too much visual stimulation can wear students down.
Maxwell will become the director of program development at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska.
The American Educational Research Associations’s annual meeting takes place in Philadelphia from April 4-7.
The Early Math Collaborative is also a finalist for the conference’s 2014 Innovation Awards.
McNamee tells CBS Chicago that efforts to teach material sooner don’t always lead to a higher capacity for learning.
Early childhood faculty from around the country had conversations to develop a vision of improved approaches in the digital age.
In a Chicago Sun-Times column about book banning, McNamee explains the powerful role of literature in child development.
McNamee encouraged parents to acknowledge anxiety or other emotions and discuss the strike in terms of fairness.
Gillian McNamee talked with Heidi Stevens for this Chicago Tribune article about how parents can explain the Chicago Teachers Union strike to their children.
Join Erikson faculty and staff at the NAEYC Annual Conference for presentations on topics ranging from early math to the value of early education.
Illinois school districts are adopting the Common Core State Standards. But what does this mean for pre-kindergarten to third-grade classrooms?
This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “Innovation Fund moves early childhood field forward.” More from this issue » Four recent grants from the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Faculty Innovation Fund will enable
As Common Core State Standards and PreK–12 alignment shape school reform, high-quality PreK–3rd should be viewed as a critical first link in the full educational continuum.
In the latest news coverage of the Common Core standards, Education Week examined their implications for early childhood education. Both Samuel Meisels and Gillian McNamee share their perspectives on the issue in this article. Read it here »
Jaclyn Zubrzycki interviewed Samuel Meisels and Gillian McNamee for an Education Week story about the Common Core standards’ implications for early childhood education.
In this video, Erikson faculty describe how the Erikson experience comes alive online.
Professor Gillian McNamee Professor Gillian McNamee presented as part of a panel discussion of the Common Core State Standards at the 2011 Chicago Public Schools Policy Forum Series. Michael Cohen, president of Achieve, and Noemi Donoso, chief education officer of
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
President Samuel J. Meisels President Samuel J. Meisels and Professor Gillian McNamee are among the education leaders presenting at the 2011 Chicago School Policy Forum Series. Over the course of the series, speakers will discuss the new Common Core State
Howard Ludwig interviewed Gillian McNamee for this Southtown Star article about whether parents should let their children win at games.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Gil McNamee for a Catalyst Chicago story about CPS’s new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Gil McNamee about a recent study of Head Start programs for Catalyst Chicago.
NBC 5 reporter Nesita Kwan interviewed professors Gillian McNamee and Barbara Bowman about the importance of recess and play for young children.
With a snip of giant scissors, Mayor Richard M. Daley and his wife, Maggie, ceremoniously opened our new campus at dedication ceremonies Oct. 16.
Erikson professors Barbara T. Bowman and Gillian McNamee discussed, with Chicago Parent, the wisdom of pushing pre-school students and kindergarteners to meet high academic expectations.