This new conference will be the first in a biennial series bringing together stakeholders from across the country to share knowledge about the understanding, teaching, and learning of mathematics for children between birth and eight years.
Geared towards teacher educators, developmental psychologists, and early education researchers and practitioners, the goals of this biennial event will be:
- To build coherence in math education across the birth to 3rd grade span in the United States;
- To provide a forum for discussing new findings from research, recent trends in the field, and the connections between them; and
- To build networks of researchers and practitioners who will work together to inform and improve policy and practice.
Each conference will center on a focal topic, which will allow all participants to share, analyze, and plan collaborative work around substantive issues in the field of early mathematics.
2017 Major Questions Addressing Access to Math for Young English Language Learners
Cognitive: How do children construct a foundational understanding of mathematics, from birth to age 8?
Contextual: What kind of mathematical interactions do and should young children experience at school and at home?
Collaborative: What are proven highly effective ways to work with families and teachers to provide access to mathematics for young children?
2017 Featured Plenary Speakers
Sylvia Celadón-Pattichis is a Professor of Bilingual and ESL at the University of New Mexico. She will describe her study of teaching and opportunities to learn in bi-lingual kindergarten and first grade classrooms.
Barbara Sarnecka is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California at Irvine. She will discuss her analysis of early number knowledge among dual-language learners from low-SES households.
Rodrigo Gutiérrez is the Co-Director of the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) at the University of Arizona. Galina (Halla) Jmourko is an ESOL Instructional Coach at the Prince George County Public Schools in Maryland. They will discuss their shared work related to the integration of English learning, language, and culture with mathematics instruction.
The conference will be held October 13-14, 2017 at Erikson Institute in Chicago and is generously funded by a grant from the CME Group Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation. The conference fee is $150. Refund Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing to email@example.com on or before September 25, 2017. After that date, there will be no refunds of registration fees but transfer of registration to a colleague can be arranged before October 10, 2017. All refunds are subject to a $10 cancellation fee.
Proposals Due: June 19, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 21, 2017
Registration Opens: July 21, 2017
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2017