The Conference on Early Learning at the UW

2009 Conference Schedule

This schedule will be finalized and additional information will be posted on the website a few days before the start of the conference.

Friday, June 5, 2009
UW Tower Auditorium

7:00–8:30

Check-In & Registration

8:30

Welcoming Remarks

8:45–10:00

Presentation / Q&A Session
"Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & the Medical Home: From Autism to Tourette and Plain Buttered Bread"
Samuel Zinner, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Center on Human Development and Disability
Director of Residency and Medical Student Training
in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Washington and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle

10:00–10:30

Networking Break (refreshments provided)
Assignment: Application into Practice

10:30–12:00

Presentation / Q&A Session
"Research and Practice Update on Preventing and Treating Behavior Problems in Young Children:  A Parent-Teacher-School Partnership"
Carolyn H. Webster-Stratton, Ph.D., FAAN, FAPA
Professor, Family and Child Nursing
Director, Parents and Children Research Clinic
Adjunct Professor, Psychology
Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
University of Washington

12:00–1:00

Lunch (on your own or host a group)

1:00–2:30

"Engaging Young Children's Mathematical Thinking by Mathematizing the World"
Elham Kazemi, Ph.D
Associate Professor
College of Education
University of Washington
- and -
Adrian Cunard
College of Education
University of Washington

2:30–3:00

Networking Break (refreshments provided)
Assignment: Application into Practice

3:00–4:30

Concurrent Sessions / Q&A Session
"Research and Practice Update: Applying Attachment Theory in Early Childhood Practice: Promoting First Relationships"
Jean F. Kelly, Ph.D
Co-Director, Center on Infant Mental Health and Development
Professor
Family and Child Nursing
School of Nursing
University of Washington

"Autism Spectrum Disorders:  Where are we now?"
Felice Orlich, Ph.D
Clinical Associate
Psychiatry
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle

Saturday, June 6, 2009
UW Tower

7:30–8:30

Check-In & Registration

8:30–10:00

Concurrent Sessions / Q&A
"Laying a Foundation for Early Learning: Economic, Social and Family Predictors of Effortful Control"
Liliana J. Lengua, Ph.D
Associate Professor
UW Department of Psychology

"Rethinking Children's Capacity for Scientific Understanding"
Andrew Shouse, Ph.D
Associate Director
UW Institute for Science and Mathematics Education

10:00–10:30

Networking Break (refreshments provided)
Assignment: Application into Practice

10:30–12:00

Presentation / Q&A Session
"Writing Route to Preventing Reading and Writing Problems"
Virginia Berninger, Ph.D
Professor of Educational Psychology (Learning Sciences)
Director of Literacy Trek and Multidisciplinary Learning Disabilities Center
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
(Coordinator, Research Emphasis Area on Learning Disabilities)
College of Education, University of Washington

"Children's Inherent Ability to Respond to the Arts and Insights into the Implications for Early Education"
Ellen Dissanayake, Ph.D
Affiliate Professor
School of Music
University of Washington

12:00–1:00

Lunch (on your own or host a group)

1:00–2:30

"The Preschool PATHS Curriculum: Integrating theories of emotion and cognition in preschool classroom activities to enhance early learning"
Rebecca C. Cortes, Ph.D
Research Scientist
UW Psychology

"Using the Outdoors to Nurture Early Learners"
John Haskin, Ph.D
Director of Education
IslandWood

2:30–3:00

Networking Break (refreshments provided)
Assignment: Application into Practice

3:00–4:00

Presentation / Q&A
"Child Care Quality and Early Learning"
Gail E. Joseph, Ph.D., Conference Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood, and Family Studies
Educational Psychology
College of Education
University of Washington

4:00–4:30

Wrap-up, evaluation, clock-hours, STARS credits