Welcome to Our West Coast Conference Los Angeles!
We are very excited to bring the Young Child Expo & Conference to LA! It is a unique forum that brings together all early childhood professionals such as teachers, psychologists, special education teachers, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, pediatricians, nurses, educators, academics and students to learn about the latest information, products, services, and resources for early childhood development. The focus of our conference is on the essential topics & innovative approaches that can help all young children learn & grow well. Our attendees seek practical information that they can use immediately in their work. Topics that will be discussed are social emotional development, literacy, language development, autism, behavior, and other developmental disorders. We strive for a WOW experience! Are you a fan of our conference? See what attendees have to say.
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2018 Keynote Speakers….Stay Tuned for More
Thursday January 18, 2018, 1:00pm-1:50pm
Address the Good/Bad of Technology for Young Children
Gabe Zichermann, MBA, Rollins College, Canada
The marriage between games and learning is long, but uneasy. Over the past 30 years, games in education have been alternately lauded as the great savior of a struggling system and a full teacher replacement. After all, if it’s fun enough, why do we need anyone running the classroom at all? But amidst all the hype and confusion, there is a movement taking shape — based on science, practical examples and good fundamentals — that marries the best of educators with the power of games to improve outcomes and critical 21st century skills. Its name is Gamification — and from the boardroom to the classroom, it’s leveraging the best ideas from games, loyalty programs and behavioral economics to change the world. And just in time, too. Find out the latest patterns, research and concepts behind gamification from expert and author of “The Gamification Revolution”, Gabe Zichermann.