2015 Fall Conference: Meeting Standards Through Play
Saturday, October 3rd, 9:00AM-3:00PM, Bowdoin College, Brunswick
New Standards!? Whatever happened to play?! Sue Reed, Maine Department of Education Early Childhood Consultant, introduced us to the new Maine Early Learning Development Standards and Martha Eshoo, Ed.M, Instructor of Human Development, Arts and Sciences, Wheelock College, examined the importance of play in learning (and meeting standards!)Participants were able to network, share play policies, and tour the Bowdoin College Children’s Center during lunch.
2015 Spring Conference: The Power of Outdoor Space
The Power of Outdoor Spaces: Design and Use of Outdoor Environments to Support Early Childhood Education
University of New England, Portland Campus
2014 Fall Conference: Organic Literacy
Planting the Seeds of Literacy in our Youngest Learners
2014 Spring Conference: Role of Media and Effects on Children
2013 Fall Conference: Using Technology with Young Children
Using Technology with Young Children: Stories from the Field.
University of Maine Orono campus
Presenters Bonnie Blagojevic, Audrey O’Clair, and Karen Thomes
Our presenters shared some great information and practical suggestions for incorporating technology into everyday early childhood settings. Participants also had the opportunity to learn more about how technology can assist busy teachers in the classroom and make our lives easier!
- Maine Learning Results Updated to Reflect the Common Core State Standards in Maine
- International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards
- Maine Early Childhood Learning Guidelines
- Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8, >
- Helping Young Children Develop a Healthy Media Diet, Fred Roger’s Center Blog
- NAEYC Teaching Young Children article Touch and Grow: Learning and Exploring Using Tabletsand accompanying Message in a Backpack for families Explore and Learn with Tablets.
- NAEYC Young Children Young Children article Meaningful Technology Integration in Early Learning Environments
- Worlds Apart: One City, Two Libraries and Ten Years of Watching Inequality Grow
- Young Children and Computers: Storytelling and Learning in a Digital Age
- Picture Science: Using Digital Photography to Teach Young Children by Carla Neumann-Hinds
- Spotlight on Young Children and Technology (NAEYC)
- Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3 by Brian Puerling
- Comienza en Casa, It Starts at Home All About Words: Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom PreK-2 has impacted our curriculum design/app selection choices in Comienza en Casa.
- Child Development Learning Center Best Practices (Pacific University) Technology
- Digital Storytelling for Young Learners 2013, a free Electronic Village Online (EVO) -check out theirSandbox of Tech Tools
- Early Childhood Robotics Network
- Evaulation Rubric for iPad Applications from iPads for Education, Early Childhood iPad Initiativeincluding brief descriptions of the and TPACK models
- Free Technology for Teachers
- iPads and Early Childhood Education (classroom use examples)
- Results Matter Video Library – iPads in Early Childhood
- ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)
- NAEYC Technology and Young Children Interest Forum ECETECH-Diigo group
- TEC CenterTechnology in Early Childhood
- Deep Space Sparkle-art site Karen mentioned
- Early Childhood Investigations webinars (there are many webinars available online, on a variety of topics and many make archived versions available for viewing later on.)
- EDT 400 (ECE section) at the University of Maine has been offered online in the fall as an undergraduate course, but can also be taken for graduate credit. (contact Bonnie for updates, if you are interested in learning about when it will be offered next.)
- Edutopia Grant Resources: Information to Get You Started
- In Plain English videos from Commoncraft
- SmartAppsforKidsone of several services that sends alerts when apps are discounted/free for a day
Direct link to complete collection: www.eceandtech.wikispaces.com/Resources
2013 Spring Conference: Powerful Interactions
Powerful Interactions: Taking Next Steps!
This year’s spring event was held on Saturday, April 27 at the University of Southern Maine Portland campus.
MaineAEYC was pleased to bring Charlotte Stetson, co-author of the book Powerful Interactions: How to Connect with Children to Extend Their Learning, back to Maine as a featured guest speaker. Participants also had the opportunity to visit local accredited programs during the afternoon session.
2012 Fall Conference: Powerful Interactions
The 2012 fall conference was held on the University of Southern Maine campus, and it was a collaboration with Maine Roads to Quality, the Maine DHHS Office of Child and Family Services, and the Maine Head Start TTA Project. Charlotte Stetson, co-author of Powerful Interactions: How to Connect with Children to Extend Their Learning, was the guest speaker.
Participants had the opportunity to network and connect with
other early care and education professionals from across the
Afternoon breakout sessions included presentations and facilitated discussions for educators working in preschool classrooms, infant/toddler programs, family child care, and school age programs.
MaineAEYC Board members: Cheryl Walker, Mary Bailey, Laura Dubois, and Sonja Howard.