Early Childhood Professional Development Day at NCC

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Early Childhood Professional Development Day at NCC

August 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for our

Early Childhood Professional Development Day

Norwalk Community College- East Campus Forum

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.



George Coleman MEd, MA- Partnership for Early Education Research

In order to close the achievement gap preschool practitioners have to understand the elevated stakes of teaching preschool children no matter of their life conditions. During this keynote, the practitioners will be motivated on the work they do and recognize their value to kick off the start of the new school year.


Introduction to the Norwalk Early Childhood Council’s Strategic Plan

Dr. Michael Conner, Council Co-Chair



Social Influences on the Achievement Gap:

Michael Strambler, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry;                      Director, Child Wellbeing and Education Research

During this hands on and engaging presentation preschool practitioners will receive information on social influences on the ethnic achievement gap and understanding the role of social environments in the academic, social, and well-being of children. Practitioners will understand what research shows about the extent of and contributions to achievement gaps

1)     Some promising approaches for closing gaps that focus on family engagement and practices

2)     The value of research practice partnerships in helping districts/schools/teachers reduce gaps

3)     PEER’s partnership efforts with Norwalk, Stamford, and Bridgeport in supporting districts with understanding and closing English Learner gaps

If you have any questions please contact Jamie Bennetta at bennettaj@norwalkps.org



August 28, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Norwalk Community College
East Campus Atrium
Norwalk, CT
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