Today's Learners, Tomorrow's
We invite you to join us for Oregon AEYC's Fall Conference.
High quality training, networking opportunities, exciting
speakers and excellent exhibits and resources.
Lunches included both days.
Inquiry and Wonder in Teaching:
Teachers as Co-Researchers and Theory-Builders
I will discuss the importance of seeing
ourselves as engaged in inquiry with the children we
teach. As theory-builders, we put forth our intentions
and make careful plans for provocations and facilitation
of the children’s work. And, as co-researchers,
we observe, listen, and document what unfold and respond
with flexibility, always respecting the child’s
questions. Narratives and images of teachers who are
engaged in this process will be woven throughout in
order to illustrate the struggles and joys of collaborating
Christine Chaillé, PhD, is a professor
and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
at Portland State University. She has been teaching
at Portland State University since 1991 and her focus
is on early childhood education. She earned her doctorate
from UCLA, and studied with Jean Piaget at the University
She co-authored The Young Child as Scientist:
A Constructivist Approach to Early Childhood Science
Education, now in its third edition, and has
a new book, Big Ideas: Constructivism Across
the Early Childhood Curriculum: Big Ideas as Inspiration.
She has written many publications, primarily on the
importance of children's play.
We are pleased to acknowledge our collaboration
with Oregon Health Authority, Maternal, Infant and Early
Childhood Home Visiting Program; OregonASK - After School
for Kids; Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood
Care and Education; and The Research Center at WOU (home
of QRIS and CCCCR&R) in this conference and many
The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel at
thePortland Airport, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland OR
97220. Complimentary parking at the Sheraton or the
Hampton Inn . You may also take MAX to Cascade Station
or the airport get the Sheraton yellow shuttle.
Questions? Email: OAEYC@oregonaeyc.org
Phone: 503-496-3991 or 1-800-452-3610
PROGRAM: you must have a Step 3 though 8.5 on the Registry
and you must apply to OCCD at PSU to under the new requirments
to receive an eligibility letter each year. If you do
not have a Step apply for a Step immediately to allow
8 weeks processing time.
We have LIMITED FUNDS this year. Send
your Scholarship approval letters no later than September
25th. Late or on-site letters may not be accepted
First contact the Oregon Center for Career Development
in Childhood Care and Education; 503-725-8535 or toll
free 1-877-725-8535 Email: email@example.com
Or on the web at: www.pdx.edu/occd/
Click on the Scholarship link in the middle of the page.
Once you have received your eligibility letter, please
complete this form to request a scholarship for this
conference. Scholarship Request PDF
Scholarships only cover a portion of the fee, you
are responsible for the balance.
If you do not qualify for a OCCD Scholrship this year,
you may apply for an OregonAEYC Conference
OHA, MIECHV Program also has scholarship
support just for Infant Toddler Home visitors.