Symposium on Early Childhood Mathematics Professional Development

Early Childhood Mathematics

July 29-31, 2021
8:00 am – 11:15 am
Pacific Time

Recordings available for one
month following the Symposium

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A virtual symposium for those interested in mathematics education in early childhood settings, including early childhood teacher leaders, school & district administrators, center directors, professional developers, instructional coaches, university educators and researchers.

The Symposium delves deeper into questions of meaningful math experiences for preschoolers and how we can best help build educators’ capacity to use young children’s culturally—and linguistically—diverse resources to support math learning. This year’s goal is to attend in particular to how the cultural contexts of preschoolers and preschool teachers shape the teaching and learning of mathematics.

  • What does it take to support change in math learning for young children?
  • What does research say about supporting early math and how does my work fit into this?
  • What could math look like in formal and informal home and school settings that builds on young children’s curiosities in and engagement with the world?
  • How do young children understand number and number sense, spatial relations, and measurement?
  • How can parents and families engage together as partners in young children’s math learning?
  • What shapes positive early math learning experiences for young children?
  • What are productive professional development environments to support the learning of early childhood educators?

Nationally recognized early childhood scholars and practitioners will present their latest work and inspire participants in a carefully designed set of sessions.

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Teachers Development Group is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve all students’ mathematical understanding and achievement through meaningful, effective professional development for teachers and school leaders

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