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  • Resources shared at E.M.I.F. gathereing 11/10/20

    Hello, Early Math-ers.

    We enjoyed talking math and sharing ideas with those who made it to the NAEYC E.M.I.F. gathering this evening. Below is a list of the resources that were mentioned.

    We hope to schedule some webinars in the first half of 2021. We heard that people would be interested in exploring more ideas for virtual math and more ways to support families in doing math together.

    Let us know what else you would like from the group! You can post in our space in NAEYC “Hello!” or reach out to us by e-mail.

    Stay safe, stay well, and have some fun with math!

    = Lisa Ginet & Alissa Lange & Ashley Lewis-Presser & Kristen Reed & Lauren Solarski & Jessica Young

    NAEYC E.M.I.F. facilitators

    NAEYC Early Math Interest Forum gathering – 11/10/2020

    resources shared

    Which One Doesn’t Belong?               http://wodb.ca/

    How Many?                                         https://mathforlove.com/      #unitchat       

    6 math books (more on the way?)     https://www.charlesbridge.com/collections/storytelling-math

    For spatial thinking, I love Julie Dillemuth's books: Lucy in the city (https://www.apa.org/pubs/magination/441B170 ) and Mapping my Day (https://www.apa.org/pubs/magination/441B206 ) https://www.juliedillemuth.com/books.html

    Teachers are using Jamboard as a way to build number sense. For example, a slide has a rope (clothesline) and multiple T-shirts shapes. Then there are post it notes that say "Show me 2", "Show me 5" etc. Each child has a slide to work on and have to put the t-shirts on the clothesline. This is a way that teachers are differentiating.

    Here is my jamboard this week. (Carrie Cutler) https://jamboard.google.com/d/1xaSIXkZEwl_Ih4QN1nt8nUBCcju2a46Gm84YdBadvoI/edit?usp=sharing

    Carrie Cutler’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Math-Positive-Mindsets-Growing-Childs-without/dp/1935099841/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=carrie+cutler&qid=1605056911&s=books&sr=1-1

    NCTM applets like Ten Frames and Concentration too - https://illuminations.nctm.org/Search.aspx?view=search&kw=ten%20frames&gr=Pre-K-2

    Hands-on videos (Janna Doherty): https://www.stem-spark.com/videos-brine

    Erikson Early Math Collaborative “curriculum of life” posts - https://earlymath.erikson.edu/ideas/?fwp_series=ideas-at-work

    EDC Games for Young Mathematicians - https://youngmathematicians.edc.org/

    DREME Family Math Activities (around everyday routines). Some of these ideas can also be done in the classroom/center - https://familymath.stanford.edu/activity/

  • E.M.I.F. gathering - 11/10/2020

    Hello, fellow early math-ers!

    Like so many things in 2020, the NAEYC annual conference is not happening the way it usually does, so we are unable to have our in-person meeting of the Early Math Interest Forum. We’d still like to get together with you!

    We hope that you can join us for a remote gathering on Tuesday 11/10 at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT. We will have some math fun and talk about what we've learned about doing math with young children, their families, and their teachers in these pandemic times.

    If you give us your e-mail in this form - https://forms.gle/orNkjuPbjF27oXWv9 - we'll send you the details you need to get connected.

    We look forward to seeing many of you next week.

    = Lisa Ginet & Alissa Lange & Ashley Lewis-Presser & Kristen Reed & Lauren Solarski & Jessica Young

    E.M.I.F. facilitators

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to Su 2/2 - EMIF Invitation for Proposals!

    WE ARE EXTENDIND THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO EMIF - They are now due by the end of Sunday 2/2. (More details below.)
    Hello NAEYC Early Math Interest Forum members!

    This is a call for proposals to represent the Early Math Interest Forum (EMIF) as a presenter at the 2020 NAEYC national conference (November 4-7 in Anaheim, CA).

    Each year, the EMIF Annual Conference Proposal Chairs (Ashley Lewis Presser and Lisa Ginet) can select two proposals submitted by EMIF members to represent the interest forum at the NAEYC Annual meeting. This submission and selection process is separate from the blind review done through the regular proposal submission process. All EMIF members are invited to submit a proposal to represent the EMIF at the annual conference and we hope many of you will also submit proposals directly to NAEYC. We want to see a good showing of math at the conference!

     The EMIF invites you to share your research, content expertise, and experience at the 2020 NAEYC Annual Conference. EMIF seeks proposals that address timely topics and current challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics faced by early childhood professionals. Proposals should be grounded in best practices, informed by research, support EMIF’s mission to promote access and equity to early math learning opportunities, and meet the professional development needs of the conference’s core audiences. The EMIF will consider a range of proposal types including panel discussions, research presentations, poster presentations, and roundtable discussions.

     We encourage IF members to work together to jointly propose sessions with multiple presenters and include practitioners. We are particularly interested in sessions that address ways to promote access and equity to early math learning opportunities.

    All proposals to represent the EMIF must be sent to by Sunday, February 2nd by 6:30 PM Eastern / 3:30 PM Pacific, so they can be reviewed and two selected to submit. (As an all volunteer interest forum, the co-chairs have full-time jobs and their own proposals to write so this deadline is not flexible.) You will be notified if your proposal is (or is not) selected by Sunday, February 9 at 5:00 PM, Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific in order to have time to submit to the regular NAEYC portal due February 12.

    To submit a session proposal to the EMIF, respond to the following questions (the same ones required for all NAEYC Annual proposals).

    This information that must be included:
    Session Topic
    Session Purpose
    Session length- 1.5 hours (scheduled on Thursday-Saturday), or 3 hours (scheduled on Wednesday).
    Targeted Audience: (how many years in ECE?)
    Appropriate Age Level
    Summary of Content, 3000 total characters including spaces and punctuation.
    Learning Outcomes of Presentation: List and describe the learning outcomes for the session (maximum of 3), 4000 total characters including spaces and punctuation.

    Opportunities for Linkage and Application, 4000 total characters including spaces and punctuation.


    For each of the presenters, list:

    NAEYC member Y/N and membership #
    Did you participate in NAEYC’s 2019 Annual Conference?

    How many years have you worked in early childhood education?

    What is the appropriate size room for your presentation?

    Bio that emphasizes the presenters’ qualifications for presenting on the proposed topic. Limited to 8000 total characters, including spaces and punctuation.

    Room setup. Note: Audiovisual equipment: NAEYC will provide a standard audiovisual equipment setup which includes a screen, an LCD projector, and a stand. One table microphone and one podium mic will also be provided per session. Please note any additional equipment you may require, it will be at an additional cost that you will be responsible for.


    Remember, you can also submit your proposals directly to NAEYC by February 12 at: https://www.naeyc.org/events/annual/2020/present 

    Please note:

    *If your proposal is selected to represent the EMIF, it will be reviewed by NAEYC staff and other interest forum facilitators and you may be required to provide additional information.

    *Proposals accepted by the EMIF will have an EMIF facilitator who will provide advice and support as well as review the slides and content during the session development.


    Please contact us with questions and we looking forward to reading your proposals!
    Ashley Lewis Presser and Lisa Ginet

    Co-Chairs for the EMIF Annual Conference Proposal

    Ashley Lewis Presser alewis@edc.org

    Lisa Ginet LGinet@Erikson.edu


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