ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waterford Institute, a nonprofit research center and curriculum developer, will present two early learning best practices and research sessions at the world’s largest early learning conference this week.
The presentations, during the 2015 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference & Expo, are for early childhood educators who work with children from birth through age eight and who are gathered to learn the latest research and best practices from expert presenters.
Waterford will also have an exhibit at booth #1036 in the west building of the Orange County Convention Center where NAEYC attendees can see demonstrations of Waterford curriculum, sign up for giveaways and prizes and interact with curriculum experts.
Access to quality education for every early learner: A deep dive into
what’s working for Mobile County Public School System, Alabama
Thursday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Room W208
More than 70 classrooms across Mobile County Public Schools in Alabama are engaged in groundbreaking work yielding excellent results. Facing high and relatable early childhood challenges, they have found significantly effective strategies. To best utilize the expertise of their teaching professionals, meet individual student needs, and provide accessibility to all students, they use a combination of technology that complements curriculum, teacher training, and family involvement. As a result, learning gaps are shrinking and teachers are gaining precious time to share strategies with each other and meet district expectations. MCPSS case studies and examples of implementation success will be covered followed by an address from Dr. Benjamin Heuston, Waterford’s President, about the research and findings driving change in early learning.
Learning together: Resources, materials, and activities for effective
parent engagement in PreK and kindergarten
Thursday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room W312A/B
Backed by an i3 grant (2014), the Waterford team presenting this workshop will discuss best practices for promoting parent engagement. Participants can leave with a new understanding of current research and best practices of home/school collaboration, as well as an armful of hands-on materials guaranteed to take their back-to-school nights from ordinary to one of the year’s most memorable highlights.
Waterford Institute is a nonprofit research center that creates personalized cloud-based instruction through award-winning curriculum, content and assessment for children aged pre-K to 2nd grade. As a nonprofit, Waterford is uniquely focused on providing accessibility, equity and excellence for our youngest learners to position them for a lifetime of learning and success. For more information, visit www.waterford.org or call 801-349-2200.