NCTM/EMIF Announce Early Childhood Math Webinar Series

  • May 30, 2024

    NCTM/EMIF Announce Early Childhood Math Webinar Series

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and The National Association for the Education of Young Children's Early Math Interest Forum (NAEYC EMIF) have collaborated to produce a new, complimentary webinar series focusing on creating developmentally appropriate math for PreK and Kindergarten. 

    This three-session series will take place this June through August. Registration is complimentary for all attendees.

    Session 1. Routines and Games to Illuminate the Big Ideas of Number Sense
    Tuesday, June 11 | 7:00-8:00 PM ET

    Number sense is a critical skill, a strong predictor of kindergarten readiness, and predictive of later student achievement. In this session, explore a variety of engaging math routines and games that will spark your early learners' mathematical thinking in developmentally appropriate ways all while having fun!

    Presenters:

    • Toni Galassini, Professional Learning Specialist, Office of Early Childhood Education with Chicago Public Schools and Co-Lead Facilitator of NAEYC's Early Math Interest Forum
    • Cyndi Lopardo, Pre-K Teacher, Onahan Elementary School, Chicago Public Schools and Facilitator of NAEYC's Early Math Interest Forum


    Session 2. Developing a Positive Math Mindset with Games, Books, and Technology for Young Learners

    Tuesday, July 16 | 7:00-8:00 PM ET

    This session will focus on ways to foster a positive math mindset for young learners in preschool though the early grades, using fun, hands-on games, engaging narrative stories, and math-focused technology tools.

    Presenters:

    • Ashley Lewis Presser, Senior Research Scientist, Education Development Center and Facilitator of NAEYC's Early Math Interest Forum
    • Kristen Reed, Managing Project Director, Education Development Center and Facilitator of NAEYC's Early Math Interest Forum
    • Jessica Young, Principal Research Scientist, Education Development Center and Facilitator of NAEYC's Early Math Interest Forum   


    Session 3. Here's One for the Little Guy: Fitting Math into the Early Childhood Curriculum

    Tuesday, August 13 | 7:00-8:00 PM ET

    Uncertain how to squeeze math into an already crowded day? In this session, you will learn five easy principles and over a dozen lesson and center ideas for integrating worthwhile mathematics with students' natural curiosity, literacy, assessment, and play.

    Presenter:

    • Carrie S. Cutler, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Houston and Co-Lead Facilitator of NAEYC's Early Math Interest Forum

     


    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has served as the public voice of mathematics education for more than100 years, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for each and every student through vision, leadership, professional development, and research. NCTM is the world's largest organization dedicated to improving mathematics education in preK through grade 12. NCTM is committed to ongoing dialogue and constructive discussion with all stakeholders about what is best for students. The organization envisions a world where everyone sees the value, beauty, and joy of mathematics and is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.

    The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and 52 Affiliates, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning.