Ed Dept Webinar Tuesday for Early Ed.

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Jacqueline Jones will open for an all day webinar for early childhood education put on by the Department of Education May 8th. The all day seminar runs from 7am to 2pm Pacific Time.

Check out the sessions on experiential learning – especially the keynote!

They also launched the Office of Early Learning (OEL) website over at the Department of Education.

Schedule below – all times below are EST:

Seminar: Giving Young Children the Right Start: Effective Practices for Experiential Learning

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM EST

Join the Office of Early Learning, in Partnership with The Alliance for Childhood and the Gesell Institute, for a one-day conference livestreamed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department.

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome:

Jacqueline Jones, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning,

U.S. Department of Education

Linda K. Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

10:15 – 11:00 Keynote Address: The Power of Play-Based Education for Young Children:

The link between self-regulation and learning

Deborah Leong, Senior Research Fellow NIEER; Professor of Psychology, Metropolitan State College at Denver; Co-author, Tools of the Mind

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:45 Panel One: Playful and Experiential Learning: The Foundations of Success

Moderator: Joan Almon, Director, Alliance for Childhood

Dorothy Strickland, Professor of Education Emerita; Distinguished Research Fellow NIEER, Rutgers University

Juanita Copley, Professor Emerita, College of Education, University of Houston

12:45 – 1:45 Lunch Break

1:45 – 3:-00 Panel Two: What Effective Teachers of Young Children Need to Know

Moderator: Sherry Cleary, Executive Director, NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

Marcy Guddemi, Executive Director, Gesell Institute of Child Development

Linda Espinosa, Professor of Early Childhood Education (ret.), University of Missouri

Shakera Walker, Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow (Kindergarten Teacher), U.S. Department of Education

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:30 Panel Three: Preparing Early Educators and School Leaders: Policy Implications

Moderator: Joan Almon, Alliance for Childhood

Maurice Sykes, Executive Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of D.C.

Sherry Cleary, Co-chair, NY State Early Childhood Advisory Council

Kelly Pollitt, Director of Advocacy, Policy and Special Projects, National Association of Elementary School Principals

4:30 – 5:00 Conversation, reflection, and conclusions

Closing remarks: Jacqueline Jones, Linda K. Smith

Please visit us at www.ed.gov/early-learning

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