NAEYC Conference Orlando
PRESENTATIONS FROM OUR ALLIES
Defending the Early Years (DEY) at NAEYC presents: Cognitive Development and the Challenge of Common Core Standards
With the Common Core State Standards impacting many early childhood classrooms across the country, teachers are faced with the complicated task of meeting the needs of young learners who are challenged by the new expectations and the push-down of academics. This session will draw on the expertise of leaders in the field who will share their thinking around the math and literacy standards and how these relate to cognitive development theory and what we know about how young children learn. This panel will be facilitated by Diane Levin and will feature Lilian Katz, Joan Almon and Constance Kamii. This session will offer insight and advice, much of which will also be available in three advocacy papers which participants can easily access on-line at http://deyproject.org/dey-publications/ for further reflection and action. The paper titles are:
• Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose
• Lively Minds: The distinctions between academic versus intellectual goals for young children
• Selected Standards from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Grades K-3: My Reasons for Not Supporting Them
This session will be held on Thursday, November 19th from 3pm – 4:30pm. at the Orange County Convention Center, in Room W110B.
DEY’s 3rd Annual Organizing Meeting of Early Childhood Activists
DEY will host our third annual organizing meeting for early childhood activists on Friday, November 20th from 6 – 7:30 pm (exact location to be announced). DEY is thrilled to announce that year’s meeting will feature our newest National Advisory Board member, Denisha Jones from Howard University. Dr. Jones will be speaking on the topic of “Building an ECE Community for Activism”.
On the journey for social justice advocacy, the Peace Camp community strives to inspire local and global change. We have planted trees, provided clothing and support for homeless children, and cleaned up natural environments. Peace Camp is truly an experience unlike any other, one in which campers and youth leaders alike are able to explore their own passions to become an activist for change and make the world a better place.
Children of Incarcerated Parents (CHIPS)
HELP! My Parent is in Prison. Can You Help Me? Assisting Teachers with Effective Communication on a Sensitive Topic
Presenters Quniana Furtell and Fran Roznowski
Thurs. 11/19/15 – 3 – 4:30 pm, Orange County Convention Center, Room W311A
The participants who attended our session, Children with Parents in Prison NEED Teachers to Know about Prison, at last year's NAEYC Annual Conference convinced us to focus on communication with caregivers when a parent or relative is in prison. The situation of children with parents involved in the criminal justice system and the circumstances and duration of the parents’ incarceration vary widely. However, certain approaches of communication apply when working with caregivers of young children whose absent parent is in prison. Real life scenarios based on teacher – parent/guardian interactions will be presented for the audience to role play for an interactive experience.
Annual Meeting of the Children of Incarcerated Parents (CHIPS) Interest Forum,
Thurs. 11/19/15 – 7 – 9 pm, Hilton Orlando, Spring Lake
We will celebrate advancements of the current year including the recognition of our CHIP members who have written books about children with parents in prison, we plan to problem solve issues from members and plan campaigns for the following year.
For more information contact Fran Roznowski email@example.com or 617-884-5132