Summer Institutes

We are pleased to offer two unique professional development opportunities in July 2018: our annual Early Math Summer Institute, Meaning-making in Early Mathematics Education (MEME), along with our exciting new Big Ideas in Early Learning institute. These two events offer a chance for early childhood professionals to work with Erikson Institute experts and gain an in-depth understanding of foundational mathematics and numerous other areas of early education.


EVENT DETAILS

Tuesday, July 10, through Friday, July 13, 2018
Contact hours: 20
Cost: $800 before Tuesday, March 13, 2018


EVENT DETAILS

Tuesday, July 17, through Friday, July 20, 2018
Contact hours: 20
Cost: $800 before Tuesday, March 13, 2018





Early Math Summer Institute

Our Early Math Summer Institute, Meaning-making in Early Mathematics (MEME), is open to teachers (preschool through kindergarten), school administrators, teacher assistants, classroom coaches, and teacher educators.

MEME 2018 is four days of intensive, exciting early math exploration. Led by instructors from Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative, authors of Big Ideas in Early Mathematics: What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know, the event will be both challenging and fun. This hands-on professional development opportunity will delve deeply into practical ways you can improve early math instruction and will help make early math learning meaningful for both you and young children.

During the event, you will collaborate with colleagues and enjoy stimulating plenary sessions focused on developing a deep understanding of the Big Ideas — those central, coherent, generative, and developmentally appropriate concepts that are the foundation of all mathematics. You will work with other engaged adults in the beautiful Erikson Institute learning environment, and enjoy the wonderful food, shopping, and entertainment options Chicago has to offer.

Included as part of the institute are an opening reception the evening of Tuesday, July 10, and a fun group excursion in Chicago the evening of Wednesday, July 11.





Big Ideas in Early Learning

Our first annual Big Ideas in Early Learning institute is open to teachers (preschool through second grade), teacher assistants, school/center administrators, and classroom coaches.

Big Ideas in Early Learning offers a one-of-a-kind experience, drawing together various disciplines in the field of early childhood education. Over four days, you will take part in intensive exploration with Erikson Institute experts, and each day, you will be introduced to a different Big Idea, an underlying concept that will be woven into each track. Together we’ll delve deep into:

  • Early math
  • Literacy
  • Technology
  • Social and emotional learning

Each day, these separate tracks will gather to explore the connections between their discoveries, making classrooms more meaningful for young children and their teachers.

Included as part of the institute are an opening reception the evening of Tuesday, July 17, and a fun group excursion in Chicago the evening of Wednesday, July 18. Food, beverages, and snacks will be served daily.