Attending the 2019 NAEYC Annual Conference?

So are we! And this year will be like no year before. At Teaching Strategies, we’re never content with the status quo; we’re always thinking about what’s next. We know that today’s ideas are tomorrow’s solutions, offering new opportunities to make teaching easier and more impactful than ever before.

What are your ideas for the future? At this year’s conference, we hope you’ll join us to build a shared vision for the future of early childhood education.

Share your ideas in our listening lounge

Where do you think the field of early childhood education is headed?

What keeps you up at night?

What challenges would you like to solve?

For the first time ever, we’re setting up a Listening Lounge in booth #1713 in the exhibit hall where you’ll find a variety of ways to share your feedback and thoughts about how our solutions can make it easier to educate young children. We want to hear your answers to questions such as these!

Relax with snacks and drinks and share your ideas on “what’s next” in education. Add your thoughts to our idea board, take a quick survey, or spend a few minutes sharing your feedback and ideas during one of our mini-focus groups for a chance to win a set of Apple AirPods in our daily giveaway.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Listening Lounge!

We're so excited to have spoken with many of you at our Listening Lounge at NAEYC this year! At Teaching Strategies, we believe that innovation starts with listening, and your valuable feedback will help inform the features, tools, and products you need to support the education of our youngest learners.

Win a pair of Apple AirPods®!
Submit your survey by December 13th.

If you weren't able to visit us at NAEYC, there's still time! Below you'll find links to four surveys where you can provide your thoughts and feedback on the solutions you use, features you'd like to see, and the future of early childhood education.

Plus, each survey you complete, enters you to win a set of Apple AirPods®! So be sure to complete your surveys by December 13th to qualify for our giveaway. (View official rules)

Begin Curriculum Survey
Begin Assessment Survey
Begin Family Engagement Survey
Begin Professional Development Survey

 

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Teaching Strategies® and ReadyRosie™—better together in booth #901

Have you heard the news? ReadyRosie™ has joined our family! Stop by our booth, #901, to attend a mini-session and learn more about this one-of-a-kind solution that’s transforming family engagement.

See ReadyRosie™ in action

Wednesday
November 20

5:20 – 5:40 p.m.
6:00 – 6:20 p.m.

Thursday
November 21

12:00 – 12:20 p.m.
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

Friday
November 22

12:00 – 12:20 p.m.
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

Learn more about our partnership

Thursday
November 21

10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

Friday
November 22

10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

Receive a FREE T-SHIRT when you attend one of our mini-sessions!

Receive a FREE T-SHIRT when you attend one of our mini-sessions!


Win a complete set of The Creative Curriculum®

In booth #901, you can also explore our full suite of assessment, curriculum, program management, and family engagement resources. We’re giving away four complete sets of The Creative Curriculum® - just stop by the booth to enter!

 

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

Our 2019 Conference Sessions

This year, we’re hosting four sessions. We hope you can join us for one – or all four!


Moving Beyond the Conference: Developing Transformative Partnerships with Families

Thursday, November 21, 2019; 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Music City Center, Room 208AB

When a child’s home and school are connected in positive and respectful ways, children feel secure and are most successful. In this session, participants will explore a variety of strategies for connecting with families beyond the family conference. Considering ideas such as using data to inform discussions with families, sharing resources to encourage playful and enriching activities at home, and creating opportunities for family members to actively participate in the program and classroom, participants will create a plan for enhancing their family engagement initiatives.

Presented by:

Emily Roden
Founder, ReadyRosie™

About Emily

A former classroom teacher and educational consultant, Emily Roden has spent her entire professional career focused on supporting outcomes for children. Recognizing a gap in current research-based tools to partner with families in schools, Roden founded ReadyRosie, a comprehensive family engagement system that has always been co-created with families and educators.

Roden and the ReadyRosie team now work with and support over 6500 schools and programs across the country in developing impactful family engagement plans that include accessible resources for families, easy communication strategies for teachers, and actionable data with an emphasis on increased learning outcomes. Roden has become a leader in promoting Transformative Family Engagement and continues her efforts in redefining parenting curriculum for a digital age.

Breeyn Mack
Vice President of Educational Content, Teaching Strategies

About Breeyn

Breeyn Mack is the Vice President 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.


Early Math, Dual-Language Learners, and the Importance of Whole-Child Curriculum

Friday, November 22, 2019; 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Music City Center, Grand Ballroom Salon C1

At a time when early childhood educators work tirelessly to meet the needs of the whole child, curricular approaches that aim to separate content areas into discrete elements (a) place more strain on an already taxed workforce, (b) exacerbate the early learning and early elementary divide, and (c) create confusion for children and families alike. Though we know an evidence-based curriculum is a central component of quality early learning programs, a recent and unfortunate push for skill-focused curricula leverages claims regarding whole-child curricula that are both outdated and misguided. During this session, participants will hear about the role of whole-child curriculum in early math development, supports for dual language learners, and implications for ongoing and formative assessment.

Panelists include:

Jie-Qi Chen – Erikson Institute
Dina Castro – University of North Texas

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.


Harnessing the Power of Exploration and Wonder: Conducting Hands-on Investigations with 2-Year-Olds

Friday, November 22, 2019; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Music City Center, Room 201AB

Two-year-old children are natural investigators. They explore their surroundings as they investigate, play with materials, wonder, and ask why. This session will consider how using developmentally appropriate, hands-on explorations with 2-year-olds helps children experience the excitement of discovery and develop their scientific thinking as they engage with the physical and natural worlds around them.

Breeyn Mack
Vice President of Educational Content, Teaching Strategies

About Breeyn

Breeyn Mack is the Vice President 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.

Clarissa Martínez
Dual-Language Content Manager, Teaching Strategies

About Clarissa

Clarissa G Martínez is a Dual-Language Content Manager at Teaching Strategies. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Clarissa worked as an education specialist at a Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program in Oregon, and was a bilingual/English as a Second Language teacher in Texas. She is an author of several Teaching Strategies books and resources and is a frequent presenter at early childhood workshops and conferences.


The Best Beginning: The First Six Weeks of Building Your Preschool Classroom Community

Friday, November 22, 2019; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon C3

In this session, we will consider the special energy and opportunities unique to the first six weeks of school, during which you lay the foundation and build the relationships that will support children's development and learning all year long. Discover the path to success in establishing the fundamental aspects of a caring classroom community, from creating a child-centered physical environment, to setting a schedule that invites learning, to partnering with families in ways that truly make a difference.

Sandra Faria
Director of Professional Development, Teaching Strategies

About Sandra

Sandra Faria serves as the Director of Professional Development for Teaching Strategies, LLC. Sandra has been a teacher, teaching coach and director in community schools and elementary schools in large, urban districts as well as in overseas schools. She began her career in elementary schooling as a director of a pre-kindergarten school in Nigeria and taught Kindergarten through fifth grade in multiple elementary schools. She also has focused on dual language learners with her ELL certification and through personal experience as a dual language learner. Sandra’s current focus is in the design of quality professional development experiences that are based on the most recent research in adult learning and applied learning science. Her hope is that by providing relevant and customizable experiences for educators, their level of professionalism and commitment to the field will be realized through retention rate.

Clarissa Martínez
Dual-Language Content Manager, Teaching Strategies

About Clarissa

Clarissa G Martínez is a Dual-Language Content Manager at Teaching Strategies. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Clarissa worked as an education specialist at a Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program in Oregon, and was a bilingual/English as a Second Language teacher in Texas. She is an author of several Teaching Strategies books and resources and is a frequent presenter at early childhood workshops and conferences.

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For more information about NAEYC's Annual Conference, or to register, please visit the link below. We hope to see you there!

 

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