JUL 31 - AUG 2, 2023
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Our New England Speakers
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Demystifying Coping Skills for Kids by Allie SzczecinskiAbdelmageed, Reham I., et al. “Coping Strategies among Children and Adolescents: Validity and Reliability of the Arabic Version of the Kidcope Scale.” Heliyon, vol. 8, no. 1, 1 Jan. 2022, p. e08706, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405844021028097?fbclid=IwAR0gVuFDLTqqOsOH6fQFyuHy0LzVnipGKl0eiCzbrZ94mfmvv7V3gLugp3o, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08706. Accessed 11 Apr. 2022. BetterKidCare, Penn State Extension. “Promoting Coping Skills.” Plone Site, extension.psu.edu/programs/betterkidcare/news/promoting-coping-skills. Brasher, Joan. “New Research Identifies Best Coping Strategies for Kids.” Vanderbilt University, 2017, news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/07/20/new-research-identifies-best-coping-strategies-for-kids/. Child Mind Institute. “How to Model Healthy Coping Skills.” Child Mind Institute, childmind.org/article/how-to-model-healthy-coping-skills/. Cohen, Leonora M., and Erica Frydenberg. Coping for capable kids: Strategies for parents, teachers, and students. PRUFROCK PRESS INC., 2006. Purcell, M., & Glinder, K. (2022). Teaching Kids to Pause, Cope, and Connect: Lessons for Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness. Free Spirit Publishing.
Reading Stations Simplified by Ashley SchroederYonchai, P. (2023). The Development of the Blended Learning Model Using Rotating Stations (BLRS) in the Case of a Small Elementary School. https://ejer.com.tr/manuscript/index.php/journal/article/view/1103. Oktarianto, M. L., Hidayat, A., Ghofur, A., & Dasna, I. W. (2023). The Effect of Station Rotation Learning Model on Critical Thinking in Elementary School-level Students. KnE Social Sciences, 134-144.
Become an SEL Writing Detective! by Crystal OswaldZins, J. E. (2004). Chapter 7. In Building academic success on social and emotional learning what does the research say? essay, Teachers College Press. Sparks, S. (2011). as Study Finds Academic Payoffs in Teaching Students Social Skills Study Finds Social-Skills Teaching Boosts Academics Gains Found Comparable to Those of Strictly Academic Programs. http://220.127.116.11/RandD/Education%20Week/Study%20Finds%20Social-Skills%20Teaching%20Boosts%20Academics.pdf A Report Prepared for CASEL A National Scan of Teacher Preparation and Social & Emotional Learning. (n.d.). https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED582029.pdf Konishi, C., & Park, S. (2017). Promoting Children’s Healthy Social-Emotional Growth: Dialogue Journal. Journal of Education and Learning, 6(2), 246–253. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1133198
Make Learning Fun! by Hilary StatumAllee, Karyn A.; Clark, M. H.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth. (2023) Exploring Play, Executive Function, and Academic Achievement in Two Title 1 Kindergartens. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. Volume 37. Number 2. 2023. Rich, Peter J., et al. "Trends in tools used to teach computational thinking through elementary coding." Journal of Research on Technology in Education (2022): 1-22. Danniels, Erica. (2023) Inclusive Play-Based Learning: Approaches from Enacting Kindergarten Teachers. Early Childhood Education Journal. Volume 51. Number 7. October 2023. Rich, Peter J., et al. "Trends in tools used to teach computational thinking through elementary coding." Journal of Research on Technology in Education (2022): 1-22.
STEP Right Up! Write This Way! by LeAnna Wolkis1. Ihmeideh, F. (2015). The impact of dramatic play centre on promoting the development of children's early writing skills. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 23(2), 250-263. 2. Schrodt, K., Barksdale, B., & Fields, R. S. (2022). Self-Directed Kindergarten Writers. Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 9(2), 12-29. 3. Knight, J. A., Block, M. K., & Flory, M. (2014). “They Just Loved to Be Experts”: Teachers’ Perspectives on Inspiring Writing in the Kindergarten Classroom. The Utah Journal of Literacy, 17. 4. Meier, D. R. (2013). Integrating content and mechanics in new language learners' writing in the primary classroom. YC Young Children, 68(1), 16. 5. Byington, T. A., & Kim, Y. (2017). Promoting preschoolers’ emergent writing. YC Young Children, 72(5), 74-82.
Tinkering with STEAM: The Power of Loose Parts by Melysa Mei"The Utilization of Loose Parts Media in STEAM Learning for Early Childhood" by Siti Wahyuninsh et al. -Link](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350812037_THE_UTILIZATION_OF_LOOSE_PARTS_MEDIA_IN_STEAM_LEARNING_FOR_EARLY_CHILDHOOD) "The Importance of STEAM Loose Part Learning Effectiveness in Early Childhood Cognitive Learning" by Siti Muntomimah et al. -[Link](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351246308_The_Importance_of_STEAM_Loose_Part_Learning_Effectiveness_in_Early_Childhood_Cognitive_Learning) "STEM Learning and Loose Parts in Early Elementary Classrooms: A Scoping Review" by Carla Gull et al.- [Link](https://iojpe.org/index.php/iojpe/article/view/233/245) "Increase Creativity and Imagination Children Through Learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics with Loose Parts Media" -[Link](https://discovery.researcher.life/document?document_id=ba7a4f5f-3e34-4b2a-99fe-0dcb9e6d9e0a) "Tinkering in K-12: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study of Makerspaces in Schools as an Application of Constructivist Learning" by Ashley Cross. -[Link](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323199900_Tinkering_in_k-12_an_exploratory_mixed_methods_study_of_makerspaces_in_schools_as_an_application_of_constructivist_learning)
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Science of Reading
English Language Arts
Social Emotional Learning
Data Driven Instruction
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ELEVATE Your Classroom™ is the premiere professional development for primary Pre-K - 2nd Grade Educators. Our Selection of highly accomplished national speakers, are either currently teachers, administrators, specialists, coaches or consultants working in schools.
All ELEVATE™, conference sessions are based on research and/or evidence-based content and practices and guaranteed to be presented in a way that engages attendees in hands-on activities and models instructional best-practices.
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