Preschool Curriculum Decision Making:
Exploring Key Curriculum Models and Reviewing the Evidence-Base

Conference Agenda

Princeton University
October 30, 2009

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8:00 - 8:30 Coffee
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introductions - Dodds Auditorium

  Lisa Markman-Pithers, Acting Director, Education Research Section
  Ellen Wolock, Director, New Jersey's Office of Preschool Education
8:45 - 9:30 Curriculum Decision-making

  Ellen Frede, Co-Director, National Institute for Early Education Research
9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 - 11:00 Session 1: Choose a curriculum model (Speakers Listed Below)
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:30 Session 2: Choose a curriculum model (Speakers Listed Below)
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 Session 3: Choose a curriculum model (Speakers Listed Below)
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:45 Panel Discussion (Speakers Listed Below) - Dodds Auditorium
3:45 - 4:00 Closing Remarks
Curriculum Models Speakers

The HighScope Early Childhood Education Model
Larry Schweinhart, President, HighScope Educational Research Foundation

The Pyramid Approach: Broadening and Deepening Young Children’s Learning
Cheryl Gibson Smith, Early Learning Specialist, Pyramid Learning Studio
Fostering Early Literacy, Vocabulary and Conceptual Learning with Opening the World of Learning (OWL)
David Dickinson, Professor, Vanderbilt University's Peabody College
Teaching Strategies’ Creative Curriculum for Preschool: Opening Doors for Teachers, Children and Families
Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President, Teaching Strategies, Inc.

Curiosity Corner: Helping All Children Get Ready for School
Bette Chambers, University of York & Johns Hopkins University

Tools of the Mind: A Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education
Deborah J. Leong, Professor Emerita of Psychology, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Elena Bodrova, Senior Researcher, McREL


Panel
Speakers

The HighScope Early Childhood Education Model
Practitioner: Amy Goerl, Director of Early Childhood

The Pyramid Approach: Broadening and Deepening Young Children’s Learning
Practitioner: Danny Darby, Curriculum Coordinator, Lannette L. Suttles, Child Development Center, Georgia State University
Fostering Early Literacy, Vocabulary and Conceptual Learning with Opening the World of Learning (OWL)
Practitioner: Sue Reed, Director, Maine Roads to Quality & Early Reading First, Cutler Institute for Child & Family Policy, University of Southern Maine
Teaching Strategies’ Creative Curriculum for Preschool: Opening Doors for Teachers, Children and Families
Practitioner: Claire Punda, Retired Early Childhood Supervisor for Millville's Abbott Preschool Program: Child Family Center

Curiosity Corner: Helping All Children Get Ready for School
Practitioner: Rosiland Franklin-Peterson, East Orange School District

Tools of the Mind: A Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education
Practitioner: Danielle Yamello, Master Teacher in Red Bank, NJ