Buffett Institute staff are involved in three presentations at the NAEYC conference, which annually draws thousands of early childhood professionals from across the country to learn the latest research in the profession.
On Nov. 15, Samuel Meisels, founding executive director of the Buffett Institute, will present Judy Jablon, an early childhood consultant with Leading for Children, on using Powerful Interactions, an approach to working with children in the classroom, and the Work Sampling System, an observational assessment.
On Nov. 16, Meisels will present with Tammy Mann, president and CEO of The Campagna Center and a member of the Buffett Institute's national Board of Advisors; Linda Espinosa, professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-Columbia; and Vincent Costanza, of Teaching Strategies LLC, on New Roles and Methods of Assessment in the Face of Increased Diversity and Accountability and Curricular Alignment for Birth Through Age 8.
On Nov. 17, Meisels will present with Susan Sarver and Cathey Huddleston-Casas, director and associate director of workforce planning development, and Amy Roberts, research assistant professor, all at the Buffett Institute, on Characteristics of the Early Childhood Workforce for Children, Birth Through Grade 3. The presentation is drawn from the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Survey, which was released Sept. 6 in Lincoln, Neb.