Here's a preview of the Opening and Closing sessions of the Day of Early Childhood, plus the Business Meeting. Saturday, November 17 at the NCTE conference. Note that we're working to have the Closing session and the Meeting in the same room! You will be receiving emails with the whole updated schedule in the future. For now, I'll be sharing info on sessions in this blog a bit at a time so stay tuned.
This is a draft, pieced together from different sources, so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if changes need to be made.
Most important, please help us publicize all these sessions. Tell (and bring) your friends, colleagues, teachers, parents, new acquaintances....
F.15 OPENING SESSION DAY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
Title: MAKING THE UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTIONAL: LITERACY, IDENTITY, AND SOCIAL ACTION
Description: The presenters will share strategies that lift literacy learning by honoring and expanding students' cultural/linguistic interests and identities and bringing family, community, and heritage practices into learning to promote academic achievement authentically. The presentation will feature powerful strategies that help children take action to make the world a better place. The words and work of children will be highlighted as teachers describe how they successfully bring unconventional teaching methods to life within a standards-driven world.
Susi Long, University of S. Carolina, Columbia, SC
Janice Baines, Carver Lyon Elementary, Columbia, SC
Carmen Tisdale, Carver Lyon Elementary, Columbia, SC
Heidi Mills, Center for Inquiry, Columbia, SC
Chris Haas, Center for Inquiry, Columbia, SC
Jennifer Barnes, Center for Inquiry, Columbia, SC
Tim O’Keefe, Center for Inquiry, Columbia, SC
Michelle Kimpson, Center for Inquiry, Columbia, SC
Location: Room 304, Level Three, MGM Grand Time: Saturday 11/17 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM