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Downer Gives Keynote at Ready At Five Symposium


Jason Downer, a Research Associate Professor at the Center for Advanced Study on Teaching and Learning (CASTL), is giving the keynote lecture tomorrow at a school readiness symposium in Annapolis, Maryland sponsored by Ready At Five.

Ready At Five is a self-sustaining, board-designated program of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education dedicated to elevating school readiness for all Maryland children. This organization regularly hosts symposia that foster innovative early care and education research into program content and consideration in policy development.

Downer will be presenting the morning of December 7th on “From The Brain To The Classroom: Supporting The Self-regulation Of Children Birth To 5 In Early Care And Education.” The keynote presentation will focus on the importance of early brain development, and understanding what self regulation and executive function looks like in a developing child. Downer will also utilize classroom video examples and share ways that early educators can support self-regulation in the classroom.

Other workshops at the symposium include developing self regulation in a classroom environment, and understanding executive function skills in the classroom.

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