CASTL researchers are on the conference circuit this month. Recently returned from the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, which met May 29-June 1 in Washington, DC, are Bridget Hatfield, Amanda Williford, Michelle Maier, Chris Hafen and doctoral student Karyn Hartz.
NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development
This week is the NAEYC’s 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year’s theme is Leadership throughout the Early Childhood Profession: Research, Policy, Practice. The following CASTL researchers and students are presenting conference sessions.
“Instructional Interactions and Learning Activities for Preschool Teacher Learning Communities”
Marcia Kraft-Sayre and Leslie Booren
“Effective Transitions to Enhance School Readiness”
Beverly D. Sweeney
“Research Leadership that Informs Practice and Policy”
Kyle Snow, Susan Sheridan, Alison Sidle-Fuligni, & Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch
“The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning: An Evaluation of Preschool Curricula”
Lauren Merkle Carter
Head Start National Research Conference
June 18-20 is Head Start’s 11th National Research Conference in Washington, DC. The goals of the conference are to identify and disseminate research relevant to young children (birth to 8 years) and their families and to encourage collaborations and partnerships among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The title for the 11th Conference is “Research on Young Children and Families: Effective Practices in an Age of Diversity and Change.”
Presenting at this conference will be Leslie Booren, Natalie Bohlmann, Sonia Cabell, Jason Downer, Carolyn Gosse, Bridget Hatfield, Bridget Hamre, Carolyn Kilday, Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Michelle Maier, Anita McGinty, Amanda Williford, Jessica Whittaker and Karyn Hartz.