We are all in this together: Supporting Children’s Social Emotional Development and Addressing Challenging Behavior
Join us for an Early Learning Distinguished Speaker at Educare California at Silicon Valley! The focus of this session will be on how we ensure that all children are successful in our schools. More specifically, the presenter will discuss (a) the relationship between social emotional development and challenging behavior; (b) current data on expulsions and suspensions of young children; (c) the trajectory of challenging behavior and academic achievement; and (d) school wide supports needed to ensure that all children are successful. This event is geared towards Early Learning Administrators including School Site Principals and Central Office Administration. Early Learning Educators, funders, policy makers, and local non-profit agencies working with youth would benefit from this learning opportunity as well. Franklin-McKinley School District site administration have already been registered as part of the Back-to-School Professional Development (No action required).
About Mary Louise Hemmeter, Ph.D.
Mary Louise Hemmeter, Ph.D., is a professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on effective instruction, social emotional development and challenging behavior, and coaching teachers. She has been a PI or Co-PI on numerous projects funded by the US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. Through her work on the National Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning and IES funded research projects, she was involved in the development of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Young Children and a model for coaching teachers to implement effective practices. She is currently the PI on an IES funded development project around program wide supports for implementing the Pyramid Model and a Co-PI on an IES efficacy study examining approaches to supporting teachers to implement embedded instruction. She was co-editor of the Journal of Early Intervention and President of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Early Childhood.
Note: Parking will be made available in the Santee Elementary Parking Lot. Located at 1313 Audubon Drive, San Jose, CA. Once parked, guests can walk through the back pathway to Educare.