- Sun, Jan 28, 2018 01:30 AM
705 Pike Street
Latitude: 47.6117, Longitude: -122.333
Morning Keynote Address by Dr. Eileen Hughes, Saturday January 27, 2018 Dr. Eileen Hughes will deliver the morning keynote address to the opening event of the Exhibit. She will be speaking to democratic environments and the Reggio Emilia approach. Areas of Emphasis, Special Interest or Research: Inquiry-oriented teaching with young children; professional development of early childhood education teachers; teachers as documenter and as inquirers. Biography of Dr. Eileen Hughes Dr. Eileen Hughes has been in teacher education for over 30 years and is currently faculty in the early childhood teacher education program at Western Washington University. She enjoys working closely with teachers and preservice students studying the development of inquiry-based learning that is informed by analysis and reflection related to teaching practices. Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky, Saturday January 27 and Sunday January 28, 2018 Presentation Topics: Using Loose Parts to Create Culturally Sustainable Environments Loose Parts: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Preschoolers Creating Imaginative Play Spaces Creating Visual Arts Spaces Using Loose Parts to Create Culturally Sustainable Environments: A culturally sustainable environment serves as the third teacher, and embraces and values the multiethnic and multilingual capacities of young children and families. It is how tradition, history, and culture come together to improve the quality of life - culturally, economically, socially, and environmentally. Not just for today, but for future generations to come. A culturally sustainable environment supports children’s development, renews and maintains their humanity to create enduring relationships with nature and with other people in the community and from around the world. Loose parts combined with cultural sustainable invitations and provocations, offer children a new language to express their thinking and understanding of their own identity and the identity of others. Participants will have the opportunity to embrace the role of researchers as they investigate the components of a guiding framework that uses loose parts to design environments that foster culturally sustainability, while promoting a deep understanding of community, family traditions and children’s identity. Loose Parts for Infants and Toddlers: Through captivating photographs and learning stories, this workshop will engage participants in discovering how loose parts support the dynamic and multidimensional nature of infants’ learning and pave the pathway to lifelong learning. Considerations and guidance for incorporating novel, upcycled materials, especially appropriate for infants and toddlers, will be presented along with how to assess the durability, size, and age appropriateness of loose parts, and innovative ways to display materials that invite investigation. Particularly ideal for infant/toddler educators and parents, the workshop covers insights about how loose parts support infants’ development as they experience object, assembly, instrumental, and locomotion exploration. Biography for Lisa Daly: Lisa Daly, MA, is a professor of early childhood education at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, CA where she has taught full-time in the early childhood education department since 1998. She holds a BA in Child Development and an MA in Developmental Psychology. Her college teaching includes courses specific to child development; infant and toddler development; children, families, and community; early childhood curriculum, interactions, and learning environments; practicum in early childhood settings; and administration of programs, personnel, and leadership in early childhood. Her main faculty role is that of a mentor and coach in which she guides practicum students in lab settings about how to apply early childhood best practice principles in five key areas of responsibility: planning curriculum, structuring the physical learning environment, scheduling the program day, interacting with children, and assessing children’s development. Prior to becoming full-time faculty, she worked for over 25 years in the classroom as a preschool teacher and director in the San Francisco Bay and Folsom areas. She has served as a director of a parent cooperative preschool and on multiple community and advocacy boards including the state wide Child Development Training Consortium advisory board. As the first early childhood faculty member hired at Folsom Lake College, she served as department chair, oversaw the development of the early childhood teacher preparation program and campus Child Development Center, and served as the director of the Child Development Center for ten years. She has presented numerous workshops for educators on loose parts, child development theory, art, language and literacy, sensory experiences, music, and movement. Lisa is co-author of Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children, Early Learning Theories Made Visible, Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers, and Loose Parts 3: Inspiring Culturally Sensitive Environments. Biography for Miriam Bologlovsky: Miriam Beloglovsky, MA, is a full-time professor of early childhood education at Consumnes River College in Sacramento, California, where she has taught as full time faculty since 2000. She has been advising, guiding and supporting college students for the past 25 years. She holds a BA degree in Radio, Television and Film, an MA in Early Childhood Education as well as an MA in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Her college teaching experience covers courses in child development, infant and toddler development, children with special needs, curriculum and interactions in early childhood education, child family and community, culture and diversity, adult supervision and mentoring, and learning environments. She has served as department chair and as the regional coordinator of the California Early Childhood Mentor Program. Prior to becoming a full time faculty, she served as director of foster care education at Los Angeles Mission College, where she implemented foster care education and independent living courses for foster parents and foster youth. Miriam spearheaded the Pacoima Community Collaborative to form the THRIVE Family Development Network, and served as evaluator and consultant for the program. She is a strong advocate for children, youth and families. She has served as a board member to a number of organizations and conferences. As Vice President of Public Policy and Programing for the California Community Colleges Early Childhood Educators (CCCECE), she represented the association in the development of the California Preschool Foundations and Curriculum Alignment Project. She has been a keynote speaker, and presented numerous workshops on child development, loose parts, play, and early learning. She has also led community building and leadership training for non-profit organizations and community agencies. Before embarking on her Journey as an early childhood educator and play advocate, Miriam was a newscaster, weather reporter, and media executive in Los Angeles, California. She is co-author of Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children, Early Learning Theories Made Visible, Loose Part 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers, and Loose Parts 3: Inspiring Culturally Sensitive Environments. STARS Hours Included in Participation Bring your own lunch.