Calif Association for the Education of Young Children
Presenters: Jason Chamberlain and Wilma Hashimoto
Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
March 24, 2017
Research shows that, indeed, early math knowledge is the most fundamental predictor of academic success. Participants in this workshop will discover that the language of mathematics isn’t so easy to acquire and they will experience ways in which they can provide children access to the number word sequence needed at a very young age.
AIMS Center Presenters
Jason Chamberlain is a Research Associate for the AIMS Center. His experiences in education include: being a father of two school-age, math-loving children, Holly and Luke; designing off-the-wall math experiences for enthusiastic 3rd grade and less enthusiastic (at least, initially) 8th grade students at Caruthers Elementary School, where he also worked to form a K-8 teacher team for vertical articulation; and facilitating math workshops for the San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project, California Mathematics Council, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Jason is a graduate of CSU, Fresno, holds a teaching credential, and anticipates receiving a Master of Arts in STEM Education from Fresno Pacific University in 2018. At AIMS, he is currently working to translate research related to the development of the understanding of number in young children.
Wilma Hashimoto is a Research Associate specializing in Early Learning. Her experience includes being an Assistant Superintendent for Fresno Unified School District, Director of Early Learning for Fresno County Office of Education and Assistant Director of Child Development for Clovis Unified School District. She has also been an adjunct faculty member for Fresno City College. Wilma holds a Masters degree from Fresno State and a bachelor degree from the University of Southern California. Wilma has served as a commissioner for First 5 Fresno County and board member for the San Joaquin Parkway Trust, CASA, and Stone Soup Fresno. For her community and educational contributions, Wilma was named a 2011 finalist for Fresno County Administrator of the Year, Marjaree Mason Top 10 Professional Women in 2009, and CUSD 2008 Crystal Award winner. Wilma is dedicated to changing the trajectory of our youngest learners through mastering early mathematical skills that will positively impact all curricular areas.