Concordia hosts 35th annual early childhood conference ‘Engage the Child—Influence the Future’ Aug. 9
July 29, 2011―Early childhood educators, administrators and daycare providers who work with children from birth through grade three can register now for “Engage the Child—Influence the Future,” Concordia University Chicago’s 35th Annual Early Childhood Conference.
The conference takes place 7:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Aug. 9 on Concordia’s campus, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Participating teachers will receive 7 continuing professional development units (CDPUs) toward Illinois teacher certification renewal.
Early registration through Aug. 1 is $105; $34 for full-time undergraduate students. After Aug. 1, registration is $119 or $44 for undergraduate students. The fee includes all workshops, continental breakfast, lunch and conference exhibits.
For more information and a registration form, visit www.cuchicago.edu/ecc or contact Carol Smid, Concordia University Chicago, at (708) 209-3024 or email@example.com
Keynoting the conference is Lilian Katz, PhD, who will speak on “Where Are We Going?” Katz founded two journals: Early Childhood Research Quarterly and Early Childhood Research & Practice, which began publication in early 1999 as the first peer-reviewed, internetonly, journal in early education.
One of the founders of the Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children, Katz served as its first president. She has written over 150 published articles, as well is the author of Intellectual Emergencies.
Two prominent early childhood educators, Shirley K. Morgenthaler and Marilyn K. Lindeman, co-founders of Concordia’s Early Childhood Conference, are being celebrated for their hard work and dedication to creating and maintaining the conference.
Workshop sessions throughout the conference will examine integrating technology into the early childhood classroom, creative ideas for the classroom, utilizing song and movement in daily activities, understanding sensory processing and much more.
The Annual Early Childhood Conference is co-sponsored by Concordia University Chicago’s College of Graduate and Innovative Programs and the Early Childhood Education Center. It draws educators from throughout Illinois to prepare for the new school year by learning and discussing research-based best practices that can be incorporated into their classrooms.
Recognized as a leader in teacher education, Concordia graduates the state’s largest number of public school teachers among private Illinois colleges. More than 3,000 Chicagoland teachers and administrators seeking their graduate education degrees enroll at Concordia each year.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.