Attending the
2018 NAEYC Annual Conference?

Attending the 2018 NAEYC Annual Conference? This year marks our 40th Anniversary of providing responsive, intentional, innovative support and partnership to the early childhood education community. We'll have lots of engaging ways for you to join in the fun and celebrate this milestone year with us, so we hope you'll come spend some time with us while you're there!

Visit us at Booth #507.

Stop by our booth to explore our curriculum and research papers, demo our digital resources, enter to win a complete set of The Creative Curriculum®, and take a picture in our photo booth.

   

Enter our giveaway.

This year, we’re giving away four complete sets of The Creative Curriculum®. Winners can choose the set that works best for their program – Preschool, Infants Toddlers & Twos, Kindergarten, or Family Child Care. All booth visitors are eligible, so stop by to enter to win the curriculum set of your choice!

 

The Creative Curriculum®
for Preschool

The Creative Curriculum®
for Infants, Toddlers and Twos

The Creative Curriculum®
for Kindergarten

The Creative Curriculum®
for Family Child Care


Let us answer your support questions.

Have questions about GOLD®, The Creative Curriculum®, or tadpoles®? Our product experts are onsite and ready to help.
Just stop by our booth during the times listed below!

Wednesday
November 14

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday
November 15

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Friday
November 16

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Explore our research. 

Our resources and solutions are based on extensive research, theory, and best practice on how to support the development of our youngest learners. They’re also research-proven – validated and shown to be effective by extensive research conducted by independent researchers. This approach drives everything we do at Teaching Strategies, and it’s what sets us apart. With 40 years supporting the early childhood community, our research and approach has both pioneered and helped shape best practices in early childhood education today.

This year at our booth, we’ll have some of our most influential pieces of research on display and available to take home, in addition to a sneak peek of two new efficacy studies for The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, and The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos.

Attend a presentation.

We’re hosting three sessions this year. We hope you can join us for one—or all three!


Embracing the “I” in QRIS: Improving Quality in Early Childhood Classrooms, One Teacher at a Time.

Thursday, November 15; 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Washington Convention Center, Room 151B

This session promotes further understanding of the coaching role and how it informs child, teacher, and program outcomes related to implementing research-based curricula and assessment with fidelity. Participants will examine ways to individualize their coaching practice, adeptly tailoring their approach to individual teachers’ strengths and needs. This session also guides participants to explore practical strategies for working effectively and respectfully with teachers and caregivers at all levels of implementation and at all levels within their particular QRIS.

Presented by:

Kai-leé Berke
CEO, Teaching Strategies

About Kai-leé

Kai-leé is the CEO of Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of early childhood solutions for programs serving children from birth through third grade. She is a lifelong early childhood educator, having taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs.

Breeyn Mack
Sr. Director of Educational Content, Teaching Strategies

About Breeyn

Breeyn Mack is the Senior Director of Educational Content at Teaching Strategies where she oversees content development and professional development delivery. Her individualized coaching and implementation support are strengthened by her experience in the classroom as a pre-kindergarten teacher and preschool program director. While at Teaching Strategies, Breeyn has created materials and professional development to support teachers, coaches, and administrators, and co-authored Coaching to Fidelity, Preschool Edition. Prior to becoming a preschool teacher and director, Breeyn spent time in public schools teaching in 2nd and 5th grade inclusion classrooms.


Through Their Eyes: Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers Share Their Victories and Challenges Around Successful Implementation of Curriculum and Assessment

Thursday, November 15; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Washington Convention Center, Room 207B

Hear from a panel of teachers as they share experiences and insights using researched-based solutions for curriculum and observation-based assessment to improve child outcomes. Panelists will guide participants through teaching practices that link curriculum and assessment, and examine the reciprocal relationship between curriculum and assessment as one that informs and supports the other. Panelists will share practical classroom experiences, including challenges and successes, best practices, and lessons learned, with additional focus on making a strong connection between prekindergarten and kindergarten, detailing effective strategies, and "a-ha" moments of discovery. This panel discussion with its question-and-answer period is intended to inform key take-aways for participants to apply to their own teaching practices.

Panelists include:

Nicole Peoples
Jacquelyn Arce
Suzy Potts
Kate Szczubelek

Moderated by:

Vincent Costanza
Chief Academic Officer, Teaching Strategies

About Vincent

Vincent leads Teaching Strategies' initiatives toward building a systemic approach to research, professional development, formative assessment, and curricular support throughout the B-3rd continuum.


In Defense of Whole-Child Curricula

Friday, November 16 – 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Washington Convention Center, Room 146C

At a time when educators throughout the birth to third grade continuum work tirelessly to meet the needs of the whole-child, curricular and assessment approaches that aim to separate content areas in discrete elements place more strain on an already taxed workforce, exacerbate the early learning and early elementary divide, and create confusion for children and families alike. Although utilizing an evidence-based curriculum is a central component of quality early learning programs, a recent and unfortunate push for skill-focused curricula leverage claims regarding whole-child curricula that are both outdated and misguided.

During this session, participants will have an opportunity to hear from thought leaders, champions, and pioneers of the whole child approach, featuring voices from the research, practitioner and curriculum development community.

Panelists include:

Kai-leé Berke - CEO, Teaching Strategies
Ms. Nicole Peoples - Preschool Master Teacher, Mt. Holly, NJ
Mr. James DiDonato - Superintendent of Schools, Mt. Holly, NJ
Dr. Ellen Frede - Senior Co-Director, National Institute for Early Education Research
Dr. Andres Bustamente - Assistant Professor, University of California Irvine, School of Education
Dr. Deborah Leong - Co-founder and Executive Director, Tools of the Mind
Dr. Kim Diamond-Berry - Associate Director of Research and Early Childhood Strategies, High Scope

Moderated by:

Vincent Costanza
Chief Academic Officer, Teaching Strategies

About Vincent

Vincent leads Teaching Strategies' initiatives toward building a systemic approach to research, professional development, formative assessment, and curricular support throughout the B-3rd continuum.

Featured Teaching Strategies Panelist:

Kai-leé Berke
CEO, Teaching Strategies

About Kai-leé

Kai-leé is the CEO of Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of early childhood solutions for programs serving children from birth through third grade. She is a lifelong early childhood educator, having taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs.

Exploration Station Play

Thursday, November 15; 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Washington Convention Center, Room 306

Step into our Exploration Station for the opportunity to experience the Simple Machines study from The Creative Curriculum®–just like a child would! In partnership with Kodo Kids and our best-in-class coaching and training staff, we’ll show how you can use classroom materials to bring the curriculum studies to life and ignite curiosity through open-ended investigation.

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