Front Porch Series: Broadcast Calls
Join the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) the fourth Monday of each month from 1-1:45 p.m. ET for a broadcast call on research and implications for practical application. Guest presenters include well-known researchers and other leaders. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Next Broadcast Call
Science and Math for Preschool Curriculum: Can All Young Children Benefit?
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 1 - 1:45 p.m. ET
Dr. Eva Horn, Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Preschool curriculum lays the foundation for kindergarten and later school success. Young children, whether they’re observing differences or figuring out a problem, want to explore the everyday math and science concepts in their lives. Science can include vocabulary, predictions, and experiments. Math can be graphing, recording data, counting, shapes, and patterns. These skills can help children develop positive attitudes toward learning, encourage inventiveness and persistence, and contribute to future success in school. This presentation will describe how math and science were sequentially integrated into a comprehensive preschool curriculum, and will provide specific examples of activities and activity plans. Examples will include ways to plan and adapt to benefit all children, including those with special needs.
Speaker Dr. Eva Horn
Dr. Horn is a professor at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and an investigator for the Lifespan Institute for Developmental Disabilities. She has directed numerous grants, and is the principal investigator for a project addressing high expectation early childhood curriculum for all preschool children. Her research emphasis is on effective instructional techniques for infants, toddlers, and preschool children with developmental delays and disabilities, and their families.
Last Updated: March 12, 2014