Covid 19, Equity & Social Justice, and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Society's Impacts on Early Care and Education
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
| 11:00 am CST
While the pandemic and tensions resulting from racial inequity have turned countless adult lives upside down, it is imperative to consider the severe impact these national and global events have had on children. Covid-19 has drastically altered their world and social experience, and the existing struggles of inequity have become even more apparent. Today's educators and care-takers will be called on, perhaps as never before, to provide trauma-informed care to today's children.
Join Cathie Robertson in a discussion of these vital topics to learn how to best prepare one's self to meet children where they are and provide the support care that they vitally need.
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Cathie Robertson received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from San Diego State University and is a professor of Child Development and Family Studies at Grossmont College near San Diego, California. Ms. Robertson has made numerous national, state, and local professional presentations, including a number of presentations at NAEYC conferences. She has been the recipient of a number of grants, including one for a curriculum and resource guide for working with prenatally substance-exposed children and their families, and another to create an intergenerational program where senior volunteers were trained to work with preschool children.
Major's General Biology: Addressing the Unprepared Student & Training the Scientific Mind
Thursday, April 29, 2021
| 12:00 pm CST
More and more often, it seems as though biology majors enter their first class ill-equipped for course success. In these cases, the answer to material mastery lies not in creating piles of note cards to memorize, but in guiding thought processes to help them think the way professional scientists think.
Join Dr. Andy Baldwin as he explores how to assist overwhelmed biology majors in concept-based learning, training and equipping them not only for success in their first major's course, but in every course that follows.
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Andrew Baldwin holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Biology and spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Texas Tech University. He has earned awards for both teaching and research. He currently teaches full time at Mesa Community College. Baldwin intentionally left the high-pressure research, ‘publish or perish’ universities to teach at the community college level because this is where he knew he could make a greater impact on science. He believes two-year, open-door institutions are where inspiring students and establishing a strong foundation for future courses is most critical.