April 17 -18 2015; Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
April 17 (9:15 AM – 10:45 AM): How to Develop Self-Regulation/Executive Functions in Kindergarten Through Play and Playful Learning: The Vygotskian Approach. Presenters: Dr. Elena Bodrova and Danielle Erickson.
April 18 (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM): Play it High, Play it Low: Assessing Play to Support Self-Regulation. Presenters: Crystal Day-Hess and Kim Wilson
March 27 – 28, 2015; MassAEYC Spring Conference 2015, Westford, MA.
March 28: You Can Make a Difference. Presenters: Barbara Wilder-Smith and Christine Jutres.
March 24 – 26, 2015; Virginia Head Start Association Annual Training Conference, Abingdon, VA.
Developing Executive Functions/Self-Regulation in the Classroom. Presenter: Angie Alvis.
March 19-21, 2015; VAECE – Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education 59th Annual Conference, Richmond, VA.
March 21: Developing Play in Young Children in Inclusion Settings. Presenters: Angela Alvis, Sharon Shepard and 2 additional teachers from Roanoke County Schools. Download the handouts for this session: Play in the Inclusion Setting and Developing Self-Regulation in the Classroom.
March 21: Supporting the Development of Play Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum. Presenters: Amy Hornbeck and Angela Alvis.
Download the handout, Help Me to Play
November 20-23, 2013; NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo, Washington, DC:
November 22: Dr. Deborah Leong and Dr. Elena Bodrova will present, “When everything old is new again–Amplification of child development as a central principle of a Vygotskian-based curriculum”.
November 22: Dr. Deborah Leong, Amy Hornbeck and Jessica Peters will present, “Developing self-regulation skills in toddlers–The role of play and teachers in the process”.
2013 South Sound Association for the Education of Young Children (SSAEYC) Regional Tapestry Early Childhood Conference: Make Believe Play: A Vygotskian Theory Approach to Learning. Presented by Angela Alvis. http://www.aypc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/FINAL-2013-SSAEYC-Tapestry-Conference-Brochure31.pdf
2013 SSAEYC Regional Tapestry Early Childhood Conference: Make Believe Play: Beyond Playing House. Presented by Angela Alvis. http://www.aypc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/FINAL-2013-SSAEYC-Tapestry-Conference-Brochure31.pdf
2012 South Sound Association for the Education of Young Children (SSAEYC) Regional Tapestry Early Childhood Conference: Make Believe Play: A Vygotskian Theory Approach to Learning. Presented by Angela Alvis. http://www.ssaeyc.org/files/documents/SSAEYC-2012-final-.pdf
2012 SSAEYC Regional Tapestry Early Childhood Conference: Make Believe Play: Beyond Playing House. Presented by Angela Alvis.http://www.ssaeyc.org/files/documents/SSAEYC-2012-final-.pdf
November 7-10, 2012: NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo, Atlanta, GA: President’s seminar Meeting the Challenge of Developmentally Appropriate Practices Today — Best Practices in an Era of Standards and Accountability. Panelists include Sue Bredekamp, Carol Copple, Judy Jablon, and Deborah Leong; moderator Jera Jacobs
NAEYC featured session: Uniquely Preschool: Vygotskian and Post-Vygotskian Approaches to Scaffolding the Development of Imagination. Presenters: Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong
October 2012: Dr. Deborah Leong was the featured speaker at a webinar “The characteristics of Intentional, Mature, Make-Believe Plan: How Play influences development” sponsored by the National Center On Quality Teaching And Learning’s Front Porch Series at the University of Washington
July 2012: Dr. Deborah Leong presented “Introducción al enfoque de “Tools of the Mind” para el desarrollo de la auto-regulación / función ejecutiva en la premier infancia” for the Seminario Educación Temprana en Chile: De la Teoría a la Práctica sponsored by CEP Centro de Estudios Publicos, Santiago Chile
2011 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual National Conference: Help Me Play, Techniques and Strategies for Scaffolding Play Development for Children on the Autism Spectrum. Presented by Angela Alvis, Amy Hornbeck, and Juanita Regehr. http://www.naeyc.org/files/conference/file/11ConfPrelim_Rev_.pdf