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Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative hosted its first Summer Institute, Meaning-Making in Early Math Education (MEME), July 7-10, 2015. Over 100 participants took part in rigorous, hands-on sessions that explored the foundational math concepts that develop in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms.
The largest private Chinese preschool provider, RYB, has just begun a five-year partnership with Erikson Institute. Early Math Collaborative members Jie-Qi Chen and Yinna Zhang are part of a team of early childhood education experts from Erikson Institute who will be demonstrating high-quality teaching styles from the United States.
This article from NPR’s ongoing education blog discusses the strength of a familiar low-tech toy: the block. Even amid a technological revolution in teaching, which is bringing tablets, apps, and smartboards into more and more early learning classrooms, the block maintains its place as a time-tested learning tool.