Recognizing teachers’ importance for students’ learning, the Sherman Center offers an annual Teacher Summer Institute to provide early childhood educators with information, resources, and collaborative planning time to enhance their professional practice. Sherman Center staff, campus advisory committee members, and partner-teachers work together to plan this annual professional development opportunity and follow-up activities.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pamela Brillante – Supporting Young Children with Disabilities in the Classroom
Keynote Speaker: Derrick Barnes – (Author of The King of Kindergarten and Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut) The Relevance of Diverse Books for Early Learners
Professional Development Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Mata-McMahon – Translanguaging in the Early Childhood Classroom
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Evers-Manly – (Author of Raised up by Mrs. Manly & Her L’s) Promoting Young Children’s Socioemotional Development through Diverse Books
Professional Development Facilitator: Dr. Patricia Jennings – Trauma Sensitive Classrooms and Children’s Socioemotional Development