33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Constructivist Teaching

October 7 - 8, 2016

at the University of Houston Hilton

Houston, TX

(Pre-conference, October 6)

Our community of constructivist educators is gathering for their 2016 annual conference to share their work related to the research, theory, and practice of the constructivist approach to learning. The gathering is geared for teacher educators, classroom teachers, school administrators, education consultants, pre-service teachers — and all those who educate children

For more information on registration contact cfblack@uh.edu




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 Pre-paid Conference Registration until Monday, October 3 
After October 3, register on-site.


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Pre-Conference Registration: $25






Friday's keynote speaker


Dr. Patrick Camangian, University of San Francisco, addressing "From Coping to Hoping: Teaching Students to Thrive Through Social Trauma”.  
 

Saturday's general session speaker


Dr. Luis Salinas, University of Houston, will address "The Meaning of Diversity".

Come learn about constructivist teaching strategies: breakout sessions, demonstrations and tours!


Friday, October 7th Hilton Hotel

Saturday, October 8th Farish Hall

8:00 – 9:15 am                           SESSION 1

 

·       (Room:Waldorf A)            Nora Krieger and Mary Porcelli

The Teacher as Researcher

·        (Room: Waldorf B)         Beth Van Meeteren and Christie Scales

Physics and Geometry; A Constructivist Approach Using Ramps and Pathways and Pattern Block Puzzles

·        (Room: Waldorf C)          Patricia Cone

Constructing Meaning in Children's Literature      

 

8:00 – 9:15 am                           SESSION 1

 

·       (Room: 211)    Jonathan Williams

Boys can wear dresses too: utilizing a constructionist approach to promote a positive gender culture in the classroom

·       (Room: 213)    Dr. Kelly A. Russell, Dr. Louanne C. Jacobs,

Dr. Gay Barnes & Dr. Amelia Spencer

Anchor Texts and the Implication of Piaget's Theories of Memory

·       (Room: 215)    Mary M. Cornish

I Spy Bias: Constructing Understandings about Self, Society, and Taking an Activist Stance

 

 

9:30 – 10:45 am   General Session-Keynote Speaker

 

·       (Room: Waldorf E)  Patrick Camangian

From Coping to Hoping: Teaching Students to Thrive through Social Trauma

 

9:30 – 10:45 am                        Featured Speaker

 

·       (Room: KIVA)   Dr. Luis Salinas

Diversity is NOT Multiculturalism

11:00 am - 12:15 pm               SESSION 2

 

·       (Room:Waldorf A             Brenda Fyfe, Jennifer Strange and

Ellicia Qualls

Exploring and valuing diversity with young children through the Reggio Emilia approach

·       (Room:Waldorf B             Katherine Cadwell, Kate Youngdahl-Stauss , Evan Beaulieu and Kaia Cormier

Making Meaning in the High School Classroom  Using Socratic Dialogue

·       (Room: Waldorf C)           Christie Sales,  Beth VanMeeteren,  Seon Chun Burbank and Carolyn Black

The Life and Work of Rheta DeVries

 

 

11:00 am - 12:15 pm               SESSION 2

 

·       (Room: 211)    Jane Tingle Broderick and Seong Bock Hong

Constructivist Principles

·        (Room: 213)                     Leslie Jamail and  Amber Denton

Game on! Exploring the role of cooperative play in the classroom using math games.

·        (Room: 215)   Barbara Carter & Kelsey Freeman

Diversity: A Reflection on Social Studies in Early Childhood Education

·       (Room: 217)    Luis Salinas

Strengths of Mexican-American Families

 

12:15 – 1:45 pm                        LUNCH

12:30 – 2:00 pm                        LUNCH

 

1:45-3:00 pm                             SESSION 3

 

·       (Room: Waldorf A)           Grace Ekpenyong

Constructivist strategies for down syndrome pupils

·       (Room:Waldorf B)          Cathy D. Meredith and

Satomi Izumi-Taylor

Integrating Math, Science, Reading and Social Studies Through Playful Activities

·       (Room: Waldorf C)  Leslie Jamail & Amber Denton

Science on a Shoestring Budget:  Kid Tested, Wallet Approved

 

2:15 – 3:30 pm                          SESSION 3

 

·        (Room:211)    Kimberly M. Tyler and Lisa Dryden

Differentiating Instruction through Literature Circle

·        (Room: 213)   Leslie Jamail and  Amber Denton

Game on! Exploring the role of cooperative play in the classroom using math games.

·        (Room: 215)                     Patricia R. Sherblom

Using Puzzles and Play to Teach Critical Thinking

·       (Room:217)      Rozina Chowdry, Carolyn Black & Becky Valls

Constructivist Teacher Reflections on the Dance of Science

                 

 

3:15-4:30 pm                             SESSION 4

·       (Room:Waldorf A             Katherine Cadwell, Kate Youngdahl-Stauss , Evan Beaulieu and Kaia Cormier

Making Meaning in the High School Classroom  Using Socratic Dialogue

·       (Room: Waldorf B)           Patrick Dean Hales

Facilitating Professional Learning Discussions through Teacher Action Research in Schools

·       (Room: Waldorf C)           Leslie Jamail and Amber Denton

Science on a Shoestring Budget:  Kid Tested, Wallet Approved

 

3:45 – 4:30 pm        Constructivist Session and                                                Celebration!

                                   

·       KIVA                                    

 




Sessions:

Socratic Café, Valuing Diversity through Reggio Emilia, Cooperative Math Games, Science on a Shoestring, Gender Culture, Piaget’s Theories of Memory, Dance of Science, Literature Circles, Critical Thinking, Reflection on Social Studies, Ramps and Pathways, Work of Rheta DeVries, Teacher Action Research, I Spy Bias, Constructivist Strategies for Down Syndrome


Held at the University of Houston Hilton and College of Education



Pre-Conference Tours, October 6


For additional information email: cfblack@uh.edu



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