Growing math minds... Changing math mindsets
Registration is Open for the June Early Math Symposium!
Join us on June 23, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (PST)
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"¡Vamos A Jugar Juntos!": como los juegos de mesa invitan a TODOS los niños y sus familias a activar el pensamiento matemático
Construir ideas matemáticas fundamentales a través de la participación familiar puede apoyar poderosamente el desarrollo matemático de los niños pequeños. En esta sesión, jugamos juegos de matemáticas y discutimos cómo usarlos para desarrollar y evaluar el sentido numérico de los niños e involucrar a las familias. Los participantes obtienen ideas prácticas para aumentar el acceso/compromiso con las matemáticas para los niños y sus familias.
Veronica Castro earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies at Northern Illinois University and her master’s degree in Early Childhood Teaching from Erikson Institute. She taught for 8 years in bilingual classrooms across Chicago from PreK through 3rd grade before becoming a math coach with Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative in 2009. Since then, she has discovered a new appreciation for math and continues to develop as a mathematician alongside the teachers and students that she has the privilege to work with.
Lisa Ferguson has over 25 years of experience as an early childhood education professional. She has worked as a public school teacher, including teaching in Spanish/English bilingual programs, facilitated professional development workshops for teachers, administrators, and parents, consulted with various early childhood programs, and served as a university instructor and instructional coach for early childhood teachers, and as a presenter at various education conferences. She currently serves on the Early Math Collaborative team at the Erikson Institute. Lisa received a Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education from National-Louis University. Lisa and her husband, Jon, live in Chicago, but her heart is really in New York City where her son and daughter live.