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”.
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
May 8, 2012: Seminar: Giving Young Children the Right Start: Effective Practices for Experiential Learning. Sponsors: Office of Early Learning, US Department of Education, The Alliance for Childhood, and the Gesell Institute. Dr. Deborah Leong delivered the keynote address “ The power of play-based education for young children: The link between self-regulation and learning”
April 25, 2012: University of Washington Distinguished Lecture Series Quality Teaching and Learning for Young Children” Dr. Deborah Leong gave a talk “ Self-Regulation, Learning and Make Believe Play”
March 2012: Dr. Deborah Leong presented “What we know about building executive function skills in early childhood” at the Frontiers of Innovation Webinar March 29, 2012, sponsored by the Frontiers of Innovation at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
January 2012: Dr. Deborah Leong presented : How Developing Executive Function/Self-Regulation in the Classroom Can Influence Learning and Achievement at the Closing the Achievement Gap: Getting PreK- Grade 3 Right- Focus on Language and Literacy Development and Executive Function Skills conference sponsored by EASTCONN
November 17-19, 2011:
Drs. Deborah Leong and Christine Jutres presented “The Development of Executive Function/self-regulation: How to support its development in early childhood at the Brain Building and early Literacy and Numeracy Strategies, and support to Young Children Birth to 8, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
November 2-5, 2011: NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo, Orlando, FL
November 3, 8:00-9:30 am: NAEYC featured session Using the Vygotskian and post-Vygotskian strategies to assess and scaffold make-believe play: Tools of the Mind approach. Presenters: Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong
October 28, 2010, 4:00pm Nurture Shock Panel Discussion Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO, Tivoli Turnhalle. Panelists include Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman, Deborah Leong, and James Mejia
November 3-6, 2010 NAEYC 2010 Annual Conference and ExpoAnaheim, CA:
November 4, 2010, 2:00-3:30pm: Play, Still Controversial After All These Years? Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom C/D. NAEYC is writing a position statement on play. What exactly is the crux of the controversy around the role of play in learning? Come hear from a panel of experts and give your input at this working session.
Speakers: Sue Bredekamp, Deborah Leong, and Stuart Reifel
November 5, 2010, 4:00-5:00pm: “Emotions become Thoughtful and Thinking Becomes Emotional”; Applying Vygotsky’s Theory of Emotions in the Preschool Classroom. Speakers: Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong
April 30 – May 4, 2010: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, Denver, CO
February 5-7, 2010: International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology North American Regional Conference, San Diego, CA
Deborah Leong and Elena Bodrova presented: Tools of the Mind: Implementing Cognitive Education in the Early Childhood Classroom
November 18-21, 2009: NAEYC 2009 Annual Conference and Expo, Washington D.C.
Dr. Deborah Leong and Dr. Elena Bodrova presented: “Executive Functions and School Readiness: Neuroscience Research and What it Tells us about Developing Self-Regulation in the Early Childhood Classroom.”
November 12-13, 2009: School Readiness and School Success Conference , Montreal Quebec. Sponsored by the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development (SKC-ECD) and the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD)
Dr. Deborah Leong presented “Tools of the Mind: Developing Self-Regulation by Developing Intentional Make-Believe Play. (French simultaneous translation available.) This workshop is based on 15 years of work in the Tools of the Mind program helping teachers learn to scaffold play and will discuss how preschool and kindergarten teachers can improve the make-believe play skills of their students.
November 5, 2009: Developing Critical Thinking Skills: From Preschool to Adolescence, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Kane Hall 210 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This lecture is made possible by the Allen Edwards Endowed Lectureship in Psychology and is co-sponsored by The Evergreen School, Shoreline, WA. Featuring Adele Diamond, PhD, Angela Duckworth, PhD, Deborah J. Leong, PhD.
October 30, 2009: National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) and Dr. Lisa Markman-Pithers at the Education Research Section of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University have joined to co-sponsor a free curriculum conference for administrators, Preschool Curriculum Decision Making: “Exploring Key Curriculum Models and Reviewing the Evidence-Base.” Princeton, NJ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.Dr. Deborah Leong and Amy Hornbeck will present on the “Preschool Curriculum Decision Making – Exploring Key Curriculum Models and Examining the Evidence.”
June 14-17, 2009: NAEYC 18th National Institute of Early Childhood Professional Development, Charlotte, NC. Dr. Deborah Leong and Dr. Elena Bodrova presented: “The Link Between Intentional Make-Believe and the Development of Self-Regulation: What we know and what teachers can do about it.” The presentation was selected as one of 15 sessions to be included in the conference DVD.