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Distance Learning for Children, Families and Teachers in Early Childhood Education Through Zoom Connections
Target audience: Early Childhood Educators
Tuesday March 17 (4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Our current global crisis is positioning early childhood educators to wonder about and embrace the challenge of maintaining connections with our youngest students during these critical times of school closure.
In our effort to maintain community through distance learning during our school closure we developed Zoom Connections, a menu of opportunities for teachers to propose small online sessions for young children throughout the school day.
In this workshop, we will share our practice of using Zoom in the early childhood teleclassroom, as well as our plans for expanding our options to best meet the many domains of learning with which young children engage. We will also share our ever-expanding list of tips and tricks for using zoom conferencing as we learn and grow as John Dewey advocated, by doing.
$25.00 This eSeminar will be recorded.
Marisa S. Chin-Calubaquib, a native Californian earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching at the University of San Diego, where she taught at the on campus school for many years exploring emergent curriculum inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. Marisa now teaches the three and four-year olds in the Morning Class at Hollingworth Preschool through a child responsive pedagogy and has done so since 2009. Marisa is an Ed.D candidate in the department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College; focusing on Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Policy and Early Childhood Teacher Education and also works as an Instructor with early childhood masters students teaching courses, mentoring pre-service teachers, researching as well as presenting her work at national and international conferences. Marisa served on the National Council for Teachers of English's Early Childhood Education Assembly board of directors from 2013-2015 and as the co-chair for the Awards and Get Together committee from 2013 to the present. In 2017 Marisa began serving a three year term on the board of directors for the National Coalition for Campus Children, working directly with other teachers, administrators, and professors from campus children's centers around the country.
Jennifer Lam is the Head Teacher of the 4-5 year old class at Hollingworth Preschool. After receiving a dual Bachelor's degree in Childhood & Special Education and Sociology from NYU, receiving her M.A. in Gifted Education from Teachers College, and teaching Kindergarten for two years, Jenn is pursuing her M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. A lifelong learner, Jenn is driven by her child and family centered philosophy to continue exploring responsive ways to work with children. Her academic interests include exploring the role of early childhood educators and centers in establishing community and other protective factors that cultivate resilience.
Heather J. Pinedo-Burns, Ed.D. is director of Hollingworth Preschool at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she guides her children, teachers, and families in a child-responsive program, fostering opportunities for wonder through play, inquiry, and collaboration. She earned a Doctorate of Education from the Department of Curriculum at Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Previously, Dr. Pinedo-Burns attained a Bachelor of Arts in English and secondary education certification from State University of New York, College at Geneseo, and taught middle school English for the Rochester City School District. She currently serves as an adjunct instructor within the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College. Her research interests include early childhood, narrative inquiry, and aesthetics and wonder. Consulting with schools and companies, Dr. Pinedo-Burns offers her expertise on curriculum development, professional development of teachers, early childhood pedagogy and differentiated instruction for pre-k-12 educators.