2021 virtual Early Learning conference
june 17-18, 2021
8:30 am - 12:15 PM both days
$115 per person
8 hours of training
**Sessions will be live and recorded for on demand**
June 17, 2021
Dr. Cris Lozon & Dr. Jennifer Hardison
St. Margaret's Episcopal School
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Making Learning Visible Through Play
St. Margaret's Early Childhood School Director, Cris Lozon, and Outdoor Classroom teacher, Jennifer Hardison, will focus their presentation on the research around how young children learn best. Participants will learn the research and theory around the importance of play for early learners, as well as developmental continuums in learning and how to assess play in the classroom.
St. Margaret’s innovative Preschool curriculum has captured the interest of early-childhood educators from across the country. Dr. Lozon has shared her expertise in early-childhood education and the philosophy behind St. Margaret’s cutting-edge preschool academic program at two national conferences. At the Association for Constructivist Teaching’s annual conference in Columbia, S.C., Dr. Lozon has presented workshops on enhancing science and engineering practices within children’s play.
Dr. Lozon also presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., where she shared insight on documenting mathematics and literacy while keeping play in the early-childhood classroom.
Dr. Lozon and Dr. Hardison have presented various workshops together on research-based early childhood practices as an opportunity for schools to distinguish their programs.They have also taken part in discussions on how early childhood programs are planning for the 2021-2022 school year both programmatically and financially.
St. Margaret’s Preschool curriculum emphasizes literacy, science and math in a play-based, research-based program, which aligns closely with constructivism and the renowned Reggio Emilia approach to early-childhood education.
June 18, 2021
Participants will engage in a variety of topics including:
Diversity, Equity, and Justice in Early Childhood
Presenter: Kenyetta Wynn, St. Francis Episcopal School, Houston
Creative Classroom Centers: Setting up for Success
Presenters: Lacy Holder and Brooke Newman, St. Alban's Episcopal Day School, Harlingen
Chapel and Early Learners
Presenter: Charlotte Trafton, Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Austin