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Welcome to our 2022 Annual Conference! Last year we held a wonderful online conference and this year we are happy to present a conference in a hybrid format. The Kilby Laboratory School at the University of North Alabama will be the host and that is where all of the in-person activities will take place.

The Opening Ceremony, Keynote, workshops, business meeting, and other activities will be transmitted simultaneously through Zoom.

Agenda

Wednesday, April 6, 2022


3

00PM

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4

30PM

Welcome and UNA Campus Tour

Eric Kirkman

Conference registrants and attendees will visit the lion habitat and other places of interest at the University of North Alabama.

5

00PM

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7

00PM

Registration and Conference Kick-Off Reception

Eric KirkmanNicolás Ramos

Attendees will register and participate in a welcoming reception at the Strickling Boiler Room and Pierce Hospitality Suite.

Thursday, April 7, 2022


8

00AM

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8

45AM

Opening Ceremony

Eric KirkmanJill Sarada

Dr. Eric Kirkman, UNA Lab Schools Director, will welcome all guests while they enjoy a continental breakfast.

9

00AM

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10

30AM

Tours of Laboratory Schools

Attendees will be able to tour Kilby and Florence City Early Childhood School.

10

45AM

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11

15AM

Workshop Session

Dana BushMarisa S. Chin-CalubaquibJennifer DowningNissa IngrahamKelly JamisonStacey Smith-Clark

Attendees will choose one from two concurring workshops: (1) Collaboration, Connection and Care: The Value of Support of Inter-University Partnerships [The Loft of the Guillot University Center], (2) Enrollment Impact Through Spanish Immersion [Guillot University Center Room 200]

11

15AM

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11

45AM

Workshop Session

Brandy HaugheyJessica MacLeodHeather Montenguise

Registrants attend a poster session or a workshop: (1) Poster Session: Building Community While Building a Garden (During Pandemic) [The Loft of the Guillot University Center] (2) Co-Teaching During a Pandemic [Guillot University Center Room 200]

12

00PM

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12

15PM

Message from the President of the University of North Alabama

Registrants will receive a welcoming message from the president of our host university.

12

15PM

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1

30PM

Lunch, Jazz Combo, and Panel

Eric Kirkman

Registrants will enjoy lunch while listening to the UNA Jazz Combo. A brief panel will follow.

1

30PM

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1

45PM

Recess

Participants will take a break before the second session of workshops.

1

45PM

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2

15PM

Workshop Session

Abbie ComberBeth GannonEli JonesRobert JonesEvelyn MochermanCorby Roberson

Attendees will select a workshop or poster session: (1) How to Make Teacher-Led Centers Work for You! [The Loft of the Guillot University Center] (2) Poster Session: Ungrading: Equity, Opportunity, and Individualization [Guillot Center Room 200]

2

15PM

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2

45PM

Workshop Session

Delia HallJessica MacLeodJessica Webster

Registrants will choose one of two workshops available: (1) Collaboration as a Key to Effective Teaching, Research, and Outreach During the COVID-19 Pandemic [The Loft of the Guillot University Center] (2) Bridging the Gap: Kindergarten Readiness in a Post-Pandemic World [The Guillot University Center Room 200]

2

45PM

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3

15PM

Workshop Session

Lisa ClaytonJacelyn Smallwood Ramos

Participants will attend one of two workshops available during this time: (1) Researching Pandemic Pedagogy in Puerto Rico [The Loft of the Guillot University Center] (2) Engaging Laboratory Students Through Campus Partnerships [Guillot University Center Room 200]

3

15PM

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3

45PM

Workshop Session

Michael BaezLaura KingSara Taylor

Participants select one of two workshops available: (1) Education and Pop Culture [The Loft of the University Guillot Center] (2) Collaborative Lab School Experiences to Support "Smalls and Talls" [Guillot University Center Room 200]

6

00PM

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6

45PM

Tour of Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Participants take a tour of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame

6

45PM

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8

00PM

Keynote Speaker and Dinner

Quentin Lee

Keynote speaker addresses conference attendees.

Friday, April 8, 2022


8

30AM

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10

00AM

Panel about International Partnerships

Eric KirkmanRichard MessinaCeceile MinotElizabeth MorleyJill SaradaTimo ZenkeAmani ReedKathryn Kaiser

The International Committee of IALS is delighted to open Friday April 8th at the 2022 IALS conference with a presentation to highlight the International partnerships that enrich the collaborative impact of Lab schools. Working in international partnership across borders is one of the strengths that IALS offers its members and celebrates today. We have invited 5 diverse partnerships to tell us more about how to begin, what are the challenges, where funding comes from, and what opportunities there are for all lab schools. Please join us to hear from leaders in these schools about strengthening lab school reach through international connections: Kilby Lab School, University of Northern Alabama partners with China (Eric Kirkman and Chunsheng Zhang) Caribbean Child Development Center, University of the West Indies connects to George Brown College in Toronto, Canada (Ceceile Minott and Collette Kane) Falk Lab School, University of Pittsburgh/ The Children’s School, Carnegie Mellon University partners with Korea (Jill Sarada) LabSchoolsEurope works collaboratively in Lab schools in Bielefeld, Germany; Cambridge, UK; Vienna, Austria; Brno, Czech Republic: and Paris, France (Timo Zenke) Jackman ICS Lab School, University of Toronto and Japan (Richard Messina and Midori Sakurai) and The School at Columbia, Columbia University, through its Teach 21 program connects to Turkey, China and Cuba ( Amani Reed and Kathryn Kaiser). Please bring your questions, stories and hopes for collaboration to this participatory session. This session will be moderated by Elizabeth Morley, member of the board of directors and Principal Emerita of the Eric Jackman Institute on Child Study at the University of Toronto in Canada.

10

00AM

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10

15AM

Brief Recess

Attendees take a brief break before the last group of workshops.

10

15AM

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10

45AM

Workshop Sessions

Erica BuckArgie CampbellRebecca Smith

Registrants select one of two workshops available during this time: (1) Faculty Collaboration and Pre-Service Teachers' STEAM Readiness [The Loft of the Guillot University Center] (2) Creating an Environment for Meaningful Educational Experiences Inspired by Children's Wonders, and the Research Behind It [Guillot University Center Room 200]

10

45AM

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11

15AM

Workshop Session

Parul ChandraAbbie ComberJennifer DowningNissa IngrahamEli JonesRobert JonesEvelyn MochermanCorby Roberson

Attendees choose one of two workshops: (1) Differentiation Through Individualized, Trans-Curricular Learning Experiences: How to Make an IMPACT [The Loft of the Guillot University Center](2) How to Talk to Children to Foster Fulfilling Interpersonal Relationships of Adult Development and Self-Image [Guillot University Center Room 200]

11

15AM

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11

45AM

Workshop Sessions

Ginny LeeSean O DíomasaighMary Ellen Towne

Registrants attend one of two workshops: (1) Mutually Beneficial STEM Learning Experiences Between an Early Childhood Lab School and College Education Studies Courses [The Loft of the Guillot University Center] (2) Creating a Lab School in the Middle of a Conflict Zone: The Case in Iraq [Guillot University Center Room 200]

12

00PM

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1

30PM

Lunch and Business Meeting

Jill SaradaNicolás Ramos

Registrants will enjoy lunch while IALS officials conduct a brief business meeting.

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Materials for Business Meeting

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Hotel Information

The conference rate for the hotel has expired, but they have agreed to offer it until next Tuesday, March 29, 2022. You must call on Monday or Tuesday between 8:00AM to 5:00PM CENTRAL and ask to speak to Vicki Atwood-Romine at 256-767-8282 EXT. 104. When you tell her that you are with IALS, she will honor the special conference rate. Let us know if we can assist you in any other way. See you at the conference!

COVID STATEMENT

We at the University of North Alabama and Kilby Laboratory School are committed to providing a safe and pleasant environment for all guests who visit our campus. As such, we continue to address the spread of COVID through mitigation efforts, which include encouraging the use of masks while indoors, hand sanitizing, and social distancing whenever possible. Conference attendees will be encouraged to wear face coverings during sessions when adequate social distancing is not possible. We will also have a color-coded lanyard system that will allow others to know your comfort level for social interactions. In the meantime, stay healthy, and we look forward to seeing you at the Conference!