The Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA) sponsors this day featuring sessions specifically for educators of children in preschool and early elementary. The day is filled with sessions devoted to issues of teaching, learning, and young children.
Use the online searchable program to plan your convention experience today!
Session F.03: 8:00–9:15 a.m.
Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Approaches, Strategies and Tools (Preschool-2nd Grade)
This presentation features an array of approaches, strategies and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how six teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while also meeting state and national standards.
Mariana Souto-Manning, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
Janice Baines, Carver-Lyon Elementary School, Columbia, South Carolina
Dana Frantz Bentley, Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dahlia Bouari, PS 89, New York City Department of Education, New York
Mary Cowhey, Jackson Street School, Northampton, Massachusetts
Carol Felderman, American University, Washington, DC
Henry Padron, Rochester City School District
SESSION G: 9:30–10:45 a.m.
G.10 Collaborative and Critical Literacy: First Graders Talk and Write about Bullying
G.41 Multilingual Classrooms Building on the Resources of Multilingual Children
Session H: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
H.05 Innovative Uses of Technology with Young Readers and Writers
H.06 Symbolic Play, Privileged Play, and Young Children's Literature
SESSION I: 1:15–2:30 p.m.
I.05 Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Literacy Teaching and Teachers
I.45 Innovative Approaches to Literacy Teaching
SESSION J: 2:45–4:00 p.m.
J.35 Taking a Learner's Stance: Practitioners Engaging with Diverse Families in Homes and Communities
J.51 Writing Workshop Is for All Students: Using Visuals, Oral Language, and Digital Tools to Maximize Success and Independence for English Language Learners
Session K.15: 4:15–5:30 p.m.
Critical Literacies: Where We've Been and Where We're Headed
A critical literacy curriculum needs to be lived. It arises from the conditions in communities, cannot be traditionally taught, and should accomplish different work, depending on the context. In this session, we will highlight instances of critical literacies in the early years classroom, and share our thoughts on future considerations.
Laura Darolia, University of Missouri
Carol Felderman and Vivian Vasquez, American University, Washington, DC
Session SIG.08: ECEA Business Meeting 5:45–7:00 p.m.
The Early Childhood Assembly provides a home for all who work with young children. We look forward to engaging in dialogue as we seek to support teachers of young children with a strong emphasis on promoting thoughtful practices that enhance the teaching and learning of young children within and across diverse communities.
We are excited to include in our Business Meeting the introduction of participants in a new project called Professional Dyads and Culturally Relevant Teaching (PDCRT) planned by the Affirmative Action Committee and Chairs of the ECEA! Please join us for our official announcement of this project and meet the first five Professional Dyads and the PDCRT Governing Board!
Chair: Mariana Souto-Manning Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
Assistant Chair: Dinah Volk Cleveland State University, Ohio
Secretary: JoBeth Allen The University of Georgia, Athens
Treasurer: Laurie Katz The Ohio State University, Columbus
Membership Officer: Carol Felderman, Bailey’s Elementary, Falls Church, Virginia
Newsletter Editor: Kindel Nash, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Affirmative Action Committee Chair: Erin Miller, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Friday, November 16
A.03 Playful Literacy through Story Workshop and Literacy Studio
A.21 New Approaches to Elementary Literacy
B.01 The Rhythm of Rhyme—A Mini Master Class
B.41 Developing Powerful Writing through Storytelling and Inquiry
C.24 Re(Inventing) Understandings of Ourselves and Others Through Global Literature in the Context of the CCSS
D.18 Exploring Collaboration of Multimodal Literacies in Early Childhood: Digital Filmmaking, Designing, and Co-Authoring
D.32 Who’s your Pedagogista? Lab Teachers as Facilitators of Change and Reflection
E.38 Differences that Matter: Language, Gender, and Struggles in Whole Language Settings
E.42 Preschoolers Reading, Writing, and Drawing
Saturday, November 17
F.40 Poster Sessions for Early Childhood Education Assembly
G.04 Claiming the Future of Literacy: De-Testing and De-Grading Our Classrooms
G.58 Connecting Literature to Photography and Science