Participants can earn up to 15 hours of professional development (clock hours or CPEs) if they attend the full conference.
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD, is the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, Psychology, and Linguistics at the University of Delaware and runs the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development laboratory.
Patricia (Tish) Jennings is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education and Professor of Education at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia.
Mike Longoria, a.k.a. Dr. Mike, has a PhD in early childhood education and has 25 years of early childhood experience in the capacity as a pre-k, kindergarten, and special education teacher, Head Start administrator, university professor, independent consultant, curriculum developer, and recording artist.
Whitney Nestlehut, “Responsive Caregiving the Infant/Toddler Teacher’s Key to Success“, Nueces B, Wednesday 10- 11:30 a.m.
Lydia Zarate and Melissa Ply, “Read Aloud: Setting the Purpose and Questioning Strategies“, Ballroom C, Wednesday 1- 2:30 p.m.
Lydia Zarate and Melissa Ply, “Setting a Purpose for Reading”, Ballroom B, Wednesday 1- 2:30 p.m.
Maram Ahmed and Sheri Harris, “Fostering Reflective Thinking“, Ballroom C, Wednesday 1- 2:30 p.m.
Heather Brenton and Jenna Cruz, “CIRCLE Time: WHY should we, and HOW do we…go BEYOND the Calendar”, Ballroom C, Wednesday 3- 4:30 p.m.
Cathy Guttentag, PhD, “‘Teacher, Teacher, What Do You See?’ The Power of Observations and Meaningful Assessments in Infant and Toddler Classrooms”, Nueces A, Thursday 8- 9:30 a.m.
Tracy Anne Jones, EdD, “Making the Most of the Workforce Registry Tools”, Nueces B, Thursday 8- 9:30 a.m. Open the Presentation here: TSR Conference – Workforce Registry Training
Terri Bledsoe and Elizabeth Diaz, “Successful Family Engagement Strategies During a Pandemic“, Nueces A, Thursday Friday 8- 9:30 a.m.
Colleen Tracy Hadaad, “Know it to Grow it: Unveiling the Latest Brain Science to Boost Language Development Through Early Talk”, Ballroom A, Thursday 1-2:30 p.m.
Natalie Flores, “Culturally Responsive Practices in Early Childhood Education”, Nueces A, Thursday 1- 2:30 p.m.
Nicole Carrington and Neatrice Russell, “Strategies for Promoting Positive Social and Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers“, Ballroom C, Thursday 3- 4:30 p.m.
Doris Cardenas, “Pairing Social and Emotional Development between school and home (emparejamiento de habilidades sociales y emocionales entre la escula y el hogar)”, Ballroom C, Friday 8- 9:30 a.m.
Family Engagement Handouts:
Core Competencies Handout for interactive activity:
CIRCLE Family Activities:
Tricia Zucker, PhD, “Building Classroom Community Through Interactive Read Alouds and Serve-and-Return Conversations in the Classroom“, Nueces A, Friday 8- 9:30 a.m. –>