The Child and Family Development Resource Center and the Center for Early Childhood Education are pleased to host Eastern Connecticut State University's Early Childhood Investigations Conference. The day-long conference is designed for preschool and toddler teachers, administrators, and teacher educators who are interested in learning more about using projects with young children. This year's theme is "Using Projects to Foster Children's Cognitive Development." Highlights of the conference include a keynote address by noted expert Judy Harris Helm and workshops about using projects with preschool-aged children. The conference will also include an introduction to the faculty- and teacher-developed Investigations Curriculum, including video examples of young children engaged in project work.
Keynote Presentation: Projects That Power Young Minds: You Can Do It and Here's How by Judy Harris Helm
Change is so rapid that our children will live in a future we can't even imagine. Is your classroom developing the mind/brain capacity your children will need? Would you describe your learning experiences as mindful or mindless? Based on recent discoveries from neuroscience and cognitive research, this keynote reveals, in a humorous way, the typical intellectual life of early childhood classrooms. Then you will see The Movie Theater Project, a mind enhancing, literacy building application of the project approach in a pre-k classroom. See how it is done! Be inspired!
For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/investigations_conference.html
CEUs are available for conference participants.