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5. Early Childhood Session [clear filter]
Wednesday, September 11
 

8:30am CDT

How Does Number Sense Begin?
Even the youngest children have some math capabilities. This session will focus on helping teachers understand how toddlers/preschoolers/kindergarteners build number sense. Work with colleagues to improve your own understanding of this developmental sequence and think about how to use it to help children learn.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Walnut

8:30am CDT

Targeting Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development with Pyramid Model Practices
In this session participants will learn how targeted instruction in peer social skills and emotional literacy improves children’s social-emotional development, the development of friendships and can reduce challenging behaviors. Classroom implementation strategies that can be used across the day will be highlighted with examples, pictures and video clips.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Trails

8:30am CDT

Windows and Mirrors: Building Deep Comprehension and Vocabulary Knowledge for All Children (preK-2)
This session will guide participants to use window and mirror texts to promote deep comprehension and vocabulary for all children (preK-2). First, a framework for indentifying window and mirror texts and how they are related to comprehension will be provided. Then, specific examples of discussion moves and graphic organizers that support vocabulary learning, making connections, inference, and critical thinking while using window or mirror texts will be presented. Finally, participants will practice selecting window and mirror texts to meet their classroom needs, and plan discussion moves and graphic organizers to use with them to promote comprehension and vocabulary learning. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Osage

10:15am CDT

Classroom Routines and Embedding Instruction Across the Early Childhood Day
Using embedded instruction across the day can significantly increases the intensity of instruction on targeted objectives. This session will outline how teachers can organize their schedule to include the use of consistent routines within routines within routines and how instructional objectives can be embedded into routines to maximize instructional opportunities across the day in early childhood settings.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Trails

10:15am CDT

How Does Number Sense Begin?
Even the youngest children have some math capabilities. This session will focus on helping teachers understand how toddlers/preschoolers/kindergarteners build number sense. Work with colleagues to improve your own understanding of this developmental sequence and think about how to use it to help children learn.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Walnut

1:00pm CDT

And Justice for All: Using Social Justice Picture Books to Develop Children’s Critical Literacy (preK-2)
This session will guide participants to use social justice picture books to develop children’s critical literacy (preK-2). First, a framework to guide critical literacy instruction will be presented. Then, examples of how specific social justice picture books can be used to teach critical literacy will be provided. Finally, participants will practice selecting social justice books and topics to meet their classroom needs, and plan to for critical literacies instruction with these. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Osage

1:00pm CDT

Connected Counting: Linking the Counting Process to Early Number Sense
There are many steps and separate ideas in learning how to count that all have to be coordinated. Come explore how young children build their counting skills and connect them to their growing number sense.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Walnut

2:45pm CDT

Using Pyramid Model Practices to Prevent and Respond to Challenging Behaviors
Fidelity implementation of the Pyramid Model can greatly reduce the number of challenging behaviors in early childhood classrooms. This session will highlight five key classroom preventative practices that, when implemented with fidelity, can reduce the need for intensive interventions around the remediation of challenging behavior. This session will also describe key steps used in the development and implementation of an individualized positive behavior support plan including the development of a behavior hypothesis and identifying the functions of behavior, and components of a positive behavior support plan.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
Walnut

2:45pm CDT

Windows and Mirrors: Building Deep Comprehension and Vocabulary Knowledge for All Children (preK-2)
This session will guide participants to use window and mirror texts to promote deep comprehension and vocabulary for all children (preK-2). First, a framework for identifying window and mirror texts and how they are related to comprehension will be provided. Then, specific examples of discussion moves and graphic organizers that support vocabulary learning, making connections, inference, and critical thinking while using window or mirror texts will be presented. Finally, participants will practice selecting window and mirror texts to meet their classroom needs, and plan discussion moves and graphic organizers to use with them to promote comprehension and vocabulary learning. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
Osage
 
Thursday, September 12
 

8:30am CDT

DigiLit: Integrating Digital Texts and Tools in Literacy Instruction to Promote Children’s Comprehension and Vocabulary Learning (PreK-2)
This session will guide participants to integrate digital texts and tools in literacy instruction to promote children’s comprehension and vocabulary learning (preK-2). First, the DigiLit Framework, which guides digital text/tool selection and integration, will be presented. Then, examples of how specific digital texts and tools can be used to transform comprehension and vocabulary instruction will be provided. Finally, participants will practice selecting digital text/tools to meet their classroom needs, and plan to integrate those into their literacy instruction to promote comprehension and vocabulary learning. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Osage

8:30am CDT

Playing to Learn: Games Help Young Children Develop Math Thinking
Too often, we associate math with "problems." As it turns out, there are many games that are terrific for helping young children think about number in new ways. In this session, you will get a chance to try out some of the most powerful games for early numbers sense and work with colleagues to plan for their use

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Walnut

8:30am CDT

Targeting Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development With Pyramid Model Practices
In this session participants will learn how targeted instruction in peer social skills and emotional literacy improves children’s social-emotional development, the development of friendships and can reduce challenging behaviors. Classroom implementation strategies that can be used across the day will be highlighted with examples, pictures and video clips.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Oak

10:15am CDT

Classroom Routines and Embedding Instruction Across the Early Childhood Day
Using embedded instruction across the day can significantly increases the intensity of instruction on targeted objectives.  This session will outline how teachers can organize their schedule to include the use of consistent routines within routines within routines and how instructional objectives can be embedded into routines to maximize instructional opportunities across the day in early childhood settings.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Oak

10:15am CDT

DigiLit: Integrating Digital Texts and Tools in Literacy Instruction to Promote Children’s Comprehension and Vocabulary Learning (PreK-2)
This session will guide participants to integrate digital texts and tools in literacy instruction to promote children’s comprehension and vocabulary learning (preK-2). First, the DigiLit Framework, which guides digital text/tool selection and integration, will be presented. Then, examples of how specific digital texts and tools can be used to transform comprehension and vocabulary instruction will be provided. Finally, participants will practice selecting digital text/tools to meet their classroom needs, and plan to integrate those into their literacy instruction to promote comprehension and vocabulary learning. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Osage

10:15am CDT

Playing to Learn: Games Help Young Children Develop Math Thinking
Too often, we associate math with "problems." As it turns out, there are many games that are terrific for helping young children think about number in new ways. In this session, you will get a chance to try out some of the most powerful games for early numbers sense and work with colleagues to plan for their use.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Walnut