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Presenter on preschool and equity

  • 1.  Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 01-18-2020 10:00 AM
    We are a public school district serving 1200 students who are at risk or who have special needs.  We are looking for a presenter to address how to ensure equity in preschool classrooms.  This is for next school year and for 120 staff split into two groups.  Let me know if you are one or know of one.  Thanks!

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    Kathy Howell
    Early Childhood Office D11
    Colorado Spgs CO
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  • 2.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 01-19-2020 04:18 PM
    Kathy.
    I am going to make sure that Andrew Goff, our new co facilitator for the At-Risk and Special Needs Interest Forum sees your post. He is in the Aurora area, I believe. That is such a worthy topic.


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    Mary Wonderlick
    co facilitator
    At Risk & Special Needs Interest Forum
    Chicago IL
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  • 3.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 01-19-2020 07:55 PM
    Love to hear from anyone and will keep hoping for more replies.  We have an awesome superintendent and he has made us all think.

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    Kathy Howell
    Early Childhood Office D11
    Colorado Spgs CO
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  • 4.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 01-21-2020 08:57 PM
    Ijumaa Jordan and Megan Madison do amazing work on anti bias and equity topic.  I can't say enough to recommend them.  Here's Ijumaa's website https://ijumaajordan.com/ and here's Megan's.  https://meganpamelaruthmadison.wordpress.com/

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    [Meg] [Thomas]
    [Early childhood consultant
    Co-facilitator for Diversity and Equity Interest Forum
    [St Paul ] [MN]
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  • 5.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 29 days ago
    I have had the benefit of attending professional development sessions led by Ijumaa Jordan and Megan Madison and agree with Meg that they do amazing work on anti bias and equity topics (and other ECE topics).  These presenters' skill and knowledge were such that the difficult conversations were productive.
    Here's Ijumaa's website 
    https://ijumaajordan.com/ and here's Megan's https://meganpamelaruthmadison.wordpress.com/

    Best wishes,
    Peggy

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    Peggy Ashbrook
    Early childhood science teacher
    Alexandria, VA
    NSTA The Early Years columnist, Science and Children
    Early Years blogger, www.nsta.org/earlyyears
    Author: Science Learning in the Early Years, and
    Science Is Simple
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  • 6.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 01-19-2020 08:33 PM
    Dr. Eva Marie Shiver is amazing!  Very knowledgeable and dynamic, with an approach that both pushes us to do better while holding that we are all on a journey of growth. I've seen her at Zero to Three and again at a conference in Connecticut.
    http://indigoculturalcenter.org/
    eshivers@indigoculturalcenter.org

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    Natasha Byars
    Phoenix AZ
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  • 7.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 01-20-2020 07:21 AM
    Hi Kathy,
    I do presentations on Equity and Inclusion vis a vis invisible learning barriers, ie SPD, ACES, autism and PTSD. Let's talk!

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    Joanie Calem
    Music and Inclusion Specialist
    Sing Along
    Columbus, OH
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  • 8.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 01-20-2020 02:31 PM
    I would recommend Julie Olsen Edwards.  Her website is http://www.julieolsenedwards.net/index.html

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    Sherrie Rose Mayle
    Director/Teacher
    Campbell Parents' Participation Preschool
    Campbell, CA
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  • 9.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 01-20-2020 04:39 PM
    Good Afternoon Kathy,

    I have an amazing presenter in Illinois that does some great work around these very important topics, Dr. Anni Reinking.  I have reached out to see if she is okay with me sharing her information as I believe I may have her personal account.  If you would like to send me an e-mail at stephanieherling@gmail.com I will put the two of you in touch.

    UPDATE: She is happy for me to share her information!
    You can find her at Email: annireinking@gmail.com and website: www. akreinking.com phone: 3098680768
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    Stephanie Herling
    STAR NET
    Millstadt IL
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  • 10.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 01-21-2020 09:14 AM
    Hello!
    My sister, Thelma Wong, works for a consulting group that does trainings and programs for Equity in ECE.  http://www.schoolreadinessconsulting.com/
    Please feel free to reach out to them for more information.

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    Lillian Younger
    Bedford MA
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  • 11.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 30 days ago

    Dear Kathy,

    We wanted to let you know about a new NAEYC resource that can be used as the base for equity focused trainings. Each and Every Child: Teaching Preschool with an Equity Lens will be available in February. It's a NAEYC standard member benefit book and there will soon be available a facilitator's guide and study guide to assist in using it within trainings and book studies on equity. The book provides a range of concrete strategies and tips educators can use to implement the recommendations from NAEYC's position statement, Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education. The facilitator's guide and study guides offer leaders and teachers chapter by chapter guidance on using the book in a group training session, study group or for individual professional development. 

    Here's the table of contents. 

    • Introduction
    • Part 1: Nurturing Your Own Empathy and Understanding Behavior
      • Chapter 1: Examining Teacher Bias | Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, with Catherine M. Goins
      • Chapter 2: Developing Empathy to Build Warm, Inclusive Classrooms | Charis L. Wahman and Elizabeth A. Steed, with Susan Friedman
      • Chapter 3: Valuing Diversity: Developing a Deeper Understanding of All Young Children's Behavior | Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminsky
    • Part 2: Creating an Equitable Classroom
      • Chapter 4: Connecting Culture and Play: Practical Strategies for Educators | Kamini Kamdar
      • Chapter 5: The Balancing Act of Guided Play | Brenna Hassinger-Das, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
      • Chapter 6: Welcoming Refugee Children into Early Childhood Classrooms | Sadia Warsi
      • Chapter 7: Creating a Culturally Responsive STEAM Curriculum | Anthony Broughton and Michiko B. McClary
      • Chapter 8: Including All Children in Making and Tinkering! | Karen N. Nemeth and Pamela Brillante
      • Chapter 9: Growing Little Storytellers | Ronald F. Ferguson and Tatsha Robertson
      • Chapter 10: Books that Support Diversity, Conversations, and Play | Shannon B. Wanless and Patricia A. Crawford, with Susan Friedman
    • Part 3: Developing a Strengths-Based Approach When Teaching Black Boys
    • Part 4: Supporting Emergent Bilingual Children
      • Chapter 14: Supporting Emergent Bilingual Children: A Checklist for Early Childhood Educators | Shelley Pasnik and Naomi Hupert
      • Chapter 15: Many Languages, One Classroom: Supporting Children in Superdiverse Settings | Carola Oliva-Olson, Linda M. Espinosa, Whit Hayslip, and Elizabeth S. Magruder
      • Chapter 16: More Strategies for Supporting Children in Superdiverse Settings | Carola Oliva-Olson, Linda M. Espinosa, Whit Hayslip, and Elizabeth S. Magruder
    • Part 5: Engaging Diverse Families
      • Chapter 17: Knock, Knock . . . Who's There? The Benefits of Home Visits in the Early Years | Jennifer K. Lampe
      • Chapter 18: Conversations with Children! Asking Questions to Support Their Understanding of Family Diversity | Janis Strasser
      • Chapter 19: When I Have a Mommy and a Mama: Including Children with All Types of Family Structures in the Classroom | Julia Luckenbill
      • Chapter 20: Advancing Equity: Playful Ways to Extend Math Learning at Home | Jessica Mercer Young and Kristen E. Reed
        • Fun, Easy Ways to Play with Math at Home: A Resource for Families | Jessica Mercer Young and Kristen E. Reed
    • Part 6: Exploring Identity, Fairness, and Activism


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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 12.  RE: Presenter on preschool and equity

    Posted 29 days ago

    Lark:

    This book looks great and I can't wait to receive it.  I love that it includes a chapter "What if I Say the Wrong Thing?"  Knowing that it's okay to make mistakes can help people feel brave enough to respond to and start conversations.



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    Aren Stone
    Child Development Specialist
    The Early Years Project
    Cambridge, MA
    she/her
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