Language: Early Childhood Classroom Research

Listen to children; listen to the language used around them; join us in wonder of it all.

Games Teachers Play

Contact Information for Primary Presenter / Submitter
First Name Josh
Last Name / Surname Thompson
Company, Institution, or Affiliation Texas A&M University-Commerce
Professional Title Assistant Professor
Department Curriculum & Instruction
Address Line 1 1731 Stewart St
Address Line 2
City Cedar Hill
State (inside U.S.) Texas
Province (Outside US)
Zip / Postal Code 75104-4937
Country United States of America
Phone 214-663-6102
Phone Extension
Fax 903-886-5581
Email [email protected]
Email address confirmation [email protected]
Member Yes
Participated in 2008 Annual Conference Yes
Preferred Room Capacity 50-100
NAEYC Conferences as a Presenter 4

Contact Information for Co-Presenter (Edit)
First Name Barbara
Last Name / Surname Hammack
Company, Institution, or Affiliation Texas A&M University-Commerce
Professional Title Associate Professor
Department Curriculum & Instruction
Address Line 1 P.O Box 3011
Address Line 2
City Commerce
State (inside U.S.) Texas
Province (outside U.S.)
Zip / Postal Code 75429-3011
Country United States of America
Phone 903-886-5525
Phone Extension
Fax 903-886-5581
Email [email protected]
Email address confirmation [email protected]
Member No
Participated at 2008 Annual Conference No
NAEYC Conferences as a Presenter 5


Proposal Information
Topic Track Category “Early Childhood Teacher Education”
Appropriate Age Level All Children
Purpose of presentation
  • What are the most important three or four learning outcomes from this session?
  • What is the research or other professional knowledge that supports the session’s content?
  • How will this session benefit conferees and young children?
  • How will the presenters actively engage participants as adult learners?

Participants will increase their portfolio of adult teaching materials. Many time-tested examples will be demonstrated. Results of surveys conducted by the presenters, surveys of pre-service teachers and their use of adult teaching materials.

Title Games Teachers Play: Active Learning in Adult Learning
Summary of Content (for all tracks except Research) Active learning is a hallmark of best practice in Early Childhood Education (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009). Most early childhood teacher preparation programs teach about active learning, but how well do we show what it looks like? This active presentation will demonstrate 10 time-tested activities for Early Childhood teacher preparation. adult learners
Purpose (for Research track only)
Methods (for Research track only)
Results (for Research track only)
Implications (for Research track only)
Presenters’ qualifications for presenting on proposed topic asdf
Submitted on behalf of NAEYC Affiliate or Interest Forum No
NAEYC Affiliate or Interest Forum Represented
Session Type / Format 1-hour session — limit 3 presenters
Longer time slot justification
Adapt to shorter session length Yes
Adapt to Learning Galleria format No
Is this a music performance session? No
Room Setup Rounds
Alternate Setup Justification asdf
Adapt Setup Yes
Audio Visual Equipment No Equipment Required
Flipchart setup is required Yes
Comments / Requests asdf

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