Deep Dive: Learning for Early Years Educators (July 12)

Deep Dive: Learning for Early Years Educators (July 12)

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Date of this session: Mon. July 12, 2021

Our 4-hour synchronous sessions will be held from 8:00AM-12:00PM (New York time).  Not sure what time it is in your region? Check the time zone converter.

    This session is designed specifically related to teaching Early Years curriculum divided into five modules:

    • Curriculum & Instruction: Examine student-centered pedagogical approaches and instructional practices for synchronous and asynchronous activities.
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice: Delve into teacher competencies that promote culturally responsive teaching.
    • Assessment & Feedback: Share formative and summative assessment practices for F2F, online, and hybrid environments.
    • Social Emotional Learning: Explore ways to mitigate and address the social and emotional needs of all learners.
    • Virtual Learning: Harvest the collective knowledge of the group around best practices and resources for virtual teaching.

    * This session will use both Canvas and Zoom.

    Meet the presenters:

    Elmeka Henderson

    Elmeka Henderson is a licensed educational psychologist, mindfulness educator, and currently the primary school counselor at Bishop Mackenzie International School in Lilongwe, Malawi. She brings both great passion and expertise to her teaching. She has been practicing mindfulness for over a decade and has spent the last 5 years teaching mindfulness and incorporating contemplative pedagogy in a variety of settings including private coaching, parent workshops, and classrooms both internationally and within the United States.

    Kathryn O’Connell

    Kate O’Connell is a passionate and lifelong educator and learner with 25 years of experience in teaching and leading. She has worked and consulted in 30 schools, in 12 countries on 4 continents.  This experience includes teaching various grade levels and leading as a PYP coordinator, Principal, and Head of School.  She leads and writes workshops for the International Baccalaureate, Compass Education, and online she has coached courses through Harvard Graduate School of Education’s WIDE World.

    Lily Chang

    Head of Early Years at Changchun American International School, China

    As an educator with a decade and a half of classroom experience, Lily Chang is highly interested in promoting and advocating for early childhood educators. After receiving her Master's in Early Childhood Education, she has taught in international schools all over the world, such as S. Korea, United Arab Emirates, Chile, and now is currently in China as the Head of Early Years. She looks forward to sharing her unique perspective on early childhood education in the international school context as well as her expertise in early childhood literacy, social-emotional skills, and student-centered learning.