"Children as Mathematicians: Early Math That Matters the Most" is the third in a series of five Professional Development for All events in 2017-18 for those who work with young children in the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Note: Spanish translation will be provided on Saturday, January 27.
The January institute will be led by staff from the Early Math Collaborative at Erikson Institute, the nation's premier graduate school of child development. Speakers from the Collaborative include Lisa Ginet, director, Mary Hynes-Berry, senior content developer, Donna Johnson, assistant director of school support services, and Lisa Ferguson and Jill Sapoznick, math coaches and professional development facilitators.
The 2017-18 series, entitled "Content-Rich Learning for Young Children, Birth – Grade 3," explores new research-based ideas about children's learning in the content areas. The focus is on educational practices that engage young children in developmentally appropriate and rigorous active learning. This will be accompanied by strategies for engaging families in content-rich learning adventures as they play and learn together. Offered as part of the Superintendents' Plan. Breakout sessions will be differentiated to address the diverse needs of the participants, including those who work with infants and toddlers, preschoolers, early primary-age children, and families. Offered as part of the Superintendents' Plan. Register for either the Jan. 25 or Jan. 27 session.