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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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Appendix B

Public Session Agendas

PUBLIC INFORMATION-GATHERING SESSION
February 28, 2014
National Academy of Sciences
Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418

AGENDA
8:30 am Welcome and Goals of the Public Session

LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

8:40 am PANEL 1: Perspectives from Example Initiatives on Opportunities and Challenges for a Birth Through 8 Continuum

Moderator: P. Fred Storti, Executive Director Emeritus, Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association, Committee Member

Initiatives and Panelists:
GREAT START DELAWARE

Harriet Dichter, Executive Director, Delaware Office of Early Learning

Daphne Y. Evans, Lead Facilitator, Delaware Readiness Teams

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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INVEST EARLY MINNESOTA

Kelly Chandler, Manager, Itasca County Public Health Division

Amy Galatz, Principal, King Elementary School, Deer River

Mary Kosak, Program Officer, Blandin Foundation

HARTFORD BLUEPRINT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Jane Crowell, Assistant Director, Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation

10:15 am Break
10:30 am PANEL 2: Perspectives on the Workforce for Birth Through 8

Moderator: Ron Haskins, The Brookings Institution, Committee Member

Panelists:

Peter Mangione, Center for Child and Family Studies, WestEd

Sharon Ritchie, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina

Frances O’Connell Rust, Teacher Education Program, University of Pennsylvania

Teri N. Talan, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and National Louis University

Marcy Whitebook, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California, Berkeley

12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Introduction to Afternoon Session

LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

1:10 pm Perspectives from Stakeholders

Moderator: LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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Question to be addressed: From your perspective, how can children be supported to move more seamlessly through the birth through age 8 continuum?

Deborah Adams, National Association of Early Childhood Specialist in State Departments of Education

Lindsey Allard Agnamba, School Readiness Consulting

Elena Bodrova, Tools of the Mind

Kimberly Boller, Mathematica Policy Research

Brandi Cage, Council for Professional Recognition

Cindy Cisneros, Committee for Economic Development

Anne Douglass, University of Massachusetts Boston

Marcy Guddemi, Gesell Institute of Child Development

Diane Horm, Early Childhood Education Institute, University of Oklahoma–Tulsa

Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center and Child Care Services Association

Barbara Sawyer, National Association for Family Child Care

Malik Stewart, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington, Delaware

Grace Whitney, Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office

Barbara Willer, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Noreen Yazejian, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Project Dissemination and Communications: Discussion with Stakeholders

Abbey Meltzer, Director, Institute of Medicine Office of Communications

3:45 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION-GATHERING SESSION
Panel Discussion on Higher Education for the Birth Through 8 Continuum
April 22, 2014
Erikson Institute
Chicago, IL

AGENDA
1:00 pm Welcome

LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

1:10 pm Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jana Fleming, Committee Member, Erikson Institute

Panelists:

Barbara Bowman, Erikson Institute

Johnna Darragh Ernst, Heartland Community College

Susan Fowler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chris Maxwell, Erikson Institute

Carrie Nepstad, Harold Washington City College

Steve Tozer, University of Illinois at Chicago

2:20 pm Open Discussion

Moderator: Jana Fleming, Committee Member, Erikson Institute

2:55 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION-GATHERING SESSION
April 29, 2014
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academy of Sciences 100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA

AGENDA
9:00 am Welcome and Goals

LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

9:10 am PANEL 1: Higher Education Preparation

Moderator: Jana Fleming, Erikson Institute, Committee Member

Panelists:

Betsy Cahill, Professor and Director of Early Childhood Teacher Education, New Mexico State University

Judy Gump, Department Chair, Early Childhood Education, Aims Community College, Greeley, Colorado

Michelle J. Sobolak, Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Education, University of Pittsburgh

Susan Thompson, Professor, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Northern Colorado

10:20 am Break
10:40 am PANEL 2: Professional Development for the Birth Through Age 8 Workforce

Moderator: Jacqueline Jones, Independent Consultant, Committee Member

Panelists:

Chip Donohue, Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education and Director, Technology in Early Childhood Center, Erikson Institute

Jason Downer, Director, The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning and Research Associate Professor, University of Virginia

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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Claire Dunham, Senior Vice President, Programs and Training, Ounce of Prevention Fund

Kristie Kauerz, Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Sarah LeMoine, Project Director, National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives, ZERO TO THREE

Teajai Anderson Schmidt, Supervisor of Literacy PreK-12, Saint Paul Public Schools Office of Teaching, Learning, and Leading

12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm PANEL 3: Perspectives of Employers and Employees in the Workforce for the Birth Through Age 8 Continuum

Moderator: Marjorie Kostelnik, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Committee Member

Panelists:

Laura Butler, Owner, Imagination Island Family Child Care, Milton, Vermont

Hannah Griffith, Public Preschool Teacher, Papillion-La Vista School District, Nebraska

Stacey Kadrmas, Principal, Frost Lake Elementary School, St. Paul Public Schools

Margaret Mahoney, Clinical Director, Thom Anne Sullivan Center Early Intervention

Barbara Mayfield-Coatney, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, Mississippi

3:10 pm Break
3:30 pm PANEL 4: Intersecting Professions in the Birth Through Age 8 Continuum

Moderator: John Duby, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Akron Children’s Hospital, Committee Member

Panelists:

Tumaini Rucker Coker, Pediatrician, Mattel Children’s Hospital, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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Peggy Gallagher, Professor and Coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education, Georgia State University

Jisela Hernandez, Resource Specialist, Children’s Social Worker, Magnolia Place Family Resource Center

Kresta Horn, Director of Children and Youth Services, UMOM New Day Centers, Phoenix

Lisa Kelly-Vance, Director of School Psychology, University of Nebraska–Omaha

Melinda Landau, School Nurse, San José Unified School District

5:30 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION-GATHERING SESSION
Panel Discussion on Envisioning the Future for Children Birth Through Age 8 in Oklahoma
May 7, 2014
Founders Hall
University of Oklahoma–Tulsa

AGENDA
2:00 pm Welcome

Bridget Kelly, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, Study Director

2:10 pm Panel Remarks

Moderator: LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

Panelists:

Keith E. Ballard, Tulsa Public Schools

Gerard P. Clancy, University of Oklahoma–Tulsa

Steven Dow, Community Action Project (CAP) Tulsa

Annie Koppel Van Hanken, George Kaiser Family Foundation

Paige Whalen, Child Care Resource Center (CCRC), Tulsa

3:15 pm Open Discussion

Moderator: LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

3:55 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

LaRue Allen, New York University, Committee Chair

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION-GATHERING SESSION
Panel Discussion on Policies for Bridging Early Childhood Education to Early Elementary School: From the State Level to the School Level
May 29, 2014
Blackriver Conference Center
Renton, WA

AGENDA
3:00 pm Welcome

Bridget Kelly, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, Study Director

3:10 pm Panel Discussion

Moderator: Albert Wat, National Governors Association, Committee Member

Panelists:

Angelica Alvarez, Board Member, Highline Public Schools

Robert Butts, Assistant Superintendent for Early Learning, State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Lorna Spear, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Services, Spokane Public Schools

Sam Whiting, President & CEO, Thrive by Five Washington

4:20 pm Open Discussion

Moderator: Albert Wat, National Governors Association, Committee Member

4:55 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Albert Wat, National Governors Association, Committee Member

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Session Agendas." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19401.
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