Posts tagged Phoenix
Posts tagged Phoenix
Creating a Better Tomorrow
By Lisa Murphy
Commentary on the book: Children of 2020: Creating a better tomorrow, edited by Valora Washington and J.D. Andrews, © 2010, a collaborative publication between NAEYC and the Council for Professional Recognition.
At the NAEYC Professional Development Institute that took place in Phoenix in June 2010, I attended a panel presentation style workshop. The presentation was facilitated by Valora Washington, and the speakers on the panel were Barbara Bowman, Luis Hernandez and Sue Bredekamp; three well known names in the early childhood community.
Both the book and the panel followed a theatre style presentation:
Act I: Vision: Imagining the world for the children of 2020, Hernandez spoke on this.
Act II: Knowledge: Information to guide future practice, Bredekamp spoke here.
Act III: Strategies: Facilitating outcomes for the children of 2020, Bowman presented here.
Act IV: Denouement: Taking personal responsibility for the children of 2020.
Side Note from May 2012 - the last session (about Gen X and Gen Y’ers) was AMAZING! and session #2 with Deb Lawrence was one of THE BEST sessions I have ever attended!!!
These are my NOTES from the NAEYC PDI Conference, Phoenix, June 2010.
This was a fantastic event! I am so glad that I have started attending this annual convention. Next year it will be in Providence, RI. Some of you have expressed interest in me continuing to post notes from the events I attend… so here you go - for your professional pleasure! And, unless otherwise indicated (as in “SIDEBAR” or, “emphasis mine,” or “my comment”) all the language here is from the presenters.
These are ALL my comments:
The potential ethical ramifications of not being DAP, or even more, choosing to not engage in DAP behavior, and even deeper still, choosing the non-DAP action even when we know it’s not “right”.
The need for teachers to be “taught” how to be a part of a team and how to be co-teachers. How to teach them how to co-teach, co-plan, share space, etc.
Slight frustration with the overuse of the following lingo:
“at the table”
The idea that there is a difference between “assisting and supporting” and “doing it for them” (helping) when it comes to coaching.
First do no harm
That there might really be innate teacher dispositions and (referring to #1 above) how are we “doing harm” by keeping warm bodies instead of people who are of the disposition to do this job. SIDEBAR: this theme emerged again in October when I attended the Gesell Conference at Yale – those notes have been posted already.
This clip was shown this at a session I attended at the NAEYC PDI Conference in Phoenix in 2010. It made a huge impact on me. It’s a bit long (4 1/2 min) but I found it quite interesting.
This was shown at a session I attended at NAEYC PDI in Phoenix (2010) and - at least my my opinion! is worth the 2 minutes of your time!