Early Childhood Learning Conference
April 7-8, 2017
Who are YOU? How YOUR identity matters in the early childhood classroom.
Funded in part by grants from the D-B Trust and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Participants will earn 8.5 hours of Professional Development.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Derrick Gay
Internationally renowned educational consultant on issues of diversity, inclusion and global citizenship
Early Childhood Educators instinctively know—or eventually learn—that the better a student feels about him/herself, the higher the likelihood that s/he will maximize learning in their environment. Longitudinal research consistently confirms that teacher perception is a salient predictor in student self-efficacy. For instance, when an educator provides positive feedback and encourages young girls to participate in math and science, gender gaps in schools close. Project based learning provides an excellent forum for discussions around such themes. As a researcher and guide, the teacher creates an environment providing a stage for creativity, learning and collaboration among children. In doing so, a teacher is given the opportunity to build on the culture of each child, then it follows that the old adage of treating everyone the same is not in the best interest of our students.
Learn more at www.derrickgay.com.
- $150 individual
- $125 NAREA or AEYC members
- $100 student
- A limited number of FREE tickets are available to Read to Succeed, Childcare Resource Network, CAO Head Starts, Help Me Grow, Niagara University Early Childhood Initiative, and Buffalo Public School educators funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo