The 2022 HighScope International Conference will be a hybrid event allowing you to choose to attend in person or virtually — making it more accessible than ever before to learn from HighScope’s early childhood experts.

There will be an option to attend in-person at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center or to attend virtually. Virtual attendees will have access to select live sessions and a library of pre-recorded sessions. Live sessions will provide opportunities for you to interact and engage with content experts and your peers, while the recorded sessions offer flexibility for those with busy schedules.

In-Person Sessions

WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

COR 101: An Introduction to COR Advantage

Cultivating Belonging in ECE and Beyond

*ED Talks – The Evolution of DAP

Maintaining Calm in Today’s Choppy Waters

Message Board in the Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom

Museum Education — Beyond the Field Trip! Bringing the ARTS Into Your Class Experience!

Systematically Supporting Quality Programs Through the Creation of Outdoor Classrooms

*Teacher Action Research: A Transformational Approach to Professional Learning

Transition Times are Learning Times, Too: Maintaining Active Learning During Transitions within the Daily Routine

Who’s Minding the Children? Mindfulness in the Preschool Classrooms

Words Matter: Recognizing How Our Words Impact a Trauma-Informed Classroom

Exploring Outside Time with Infants and Toddlers


WEDNESDAY 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Aprendiendo español es muy divertidos

*Innovative Business Models that Define High-Quality Early Care and Education Post Covid

COR Advantage Office Hours and Technical Support

Creating Social Stories to Support Children through the Daily Routine

Discovering JOY: Using Anxiety and Stress to Address Compassion Fatigue

Extending Conversations at Work Time

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care: Part 1

STEM Learning and Literacy for Infants and Toddlers

Sensational Sensory Play!

The Makers of the Make Believe

*Trauma and Social Emotional Distress — How Do We Support Our Children and Teachers?

Videotaped Observation for Finding and Testing Potential Infectious “Hot Spots” in a HighScope Demonstration Preschool


WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

*Opening Keynote: Teachers as Researchers With Evelyn Moore & Louise Derman-Sparks


WEDNESDAY 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

“But, We Just Did That!” Generating Ideas for Small-Group Time

Bringing the Story OFF the Page!

COR 201: Getting Started with Family Engagement in COR Advantage

Emergent Math Geniuses: Intentional Math Activities for Boys of Color

Exploring Teachers’ Challenges Working with Dual Language Learners

*From Recyclables to Challenging Materials for Infants and Toddlers

Meaningful & Messy: Enjoying Arts with Infants and Toddlers

*Overview of the Plan-Do-Review® Sequence in a Preschool Classroom

Pink and Blue are Just Colors: How Teachers Can Support Gender Nonconforming Children and Families

Teaching with Intention — Developmentally Appropriate Practices: A Brief Overview

The Power of the Paperclip: Intentional Lesson Planning Around Open-Ended Materials

We’re Engaged! Marrying Staff and Families By Making Connections Through Family Engagement


THURSDAY 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Adult-Child Interactions and Their Impact on Future Generations

An Introduction to the HighScope Daily Routine

Brown Bear and Other Invitations to Engage Families

COR 301: Using COR Advantage Data to Individualize Instruction

Choosing Materials that Create a Sense of Belonging

Dare to Move, Sing, and Teach Spanish Activities in Your Classroom?

*Honoring Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Care

*I Like to Move It, Move It! Adapting Large-Group Time for Students with Disabilities

Lighting The Fire Within: An Administrator’s Guide to Inspiring Their Staff

Read Aloud: Who’s Talking?

Showing Up: Being the One Caring Adult Every Child Needs

Trauma Informed Care: Building Resilience (Part 2)


THURSDAY 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative: Building and Sustaining a Birth to Five Early Learning System

Fixer Upper: Welcome Home Infants and Toddlers

Good Grief! Helping Children Navigate Their Feelings from Loss

Keys to Equity and Inclusion: Invisible Disabilities as a Barrier to Learning

Meet HighScope Researchers

Reaction, Regression, and Reframing: Understanding and Supporting Infant-Toddler Development in Conflict Resolution

STREAM — Building Blocks to Relationships and Discovering How to Integrate STEAM in Your School (SPANISH)

*Self Care Is Not Selfish!

Shocking, but True! You Can Set Limits in a HighScope Classroom!

*The Genius Within: Fostering the Intellectual and Social Identities for Children of Color

Understanding How HighScope COR and HSELOF Align and the “Why” Behind Them

Exploring Outside Time with Infants and Toddlers


THURSDAY 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

*Luncheon Keynote: From the Bronx to Sesame Street With Sonia Manzano


THURSDAY  2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

*Building Lifelong Relationships and Resilience

COR 301: Using COR Advantage Data to Individualize Instruction

Classroom Coach: Improving Preschool Classroom Quality

Fostering the Language of Physics by Introducing Newton’s Laws of Motion through Ramps and Pathways

It’s a Sign of the Times

Loose Parts Outside

Meeting Teachers Where They Are: Using HighScope to Coach Teachers from Acceptable to Exceptional

Professionalism in a Modern Workforce: How Employers and Employees Can Successfully Redefine Expectations

*Read Aloud Wow! The Best New Children’s Books of the Year

Supporting Active Learners With an Anti-Bias Education Approach

Tuning In: Interaction Practices that Promote Healthy Attachment

Valuable Visuals


FRIDAY 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

A How-To Guide for Difficult Parent Conversations

Becoming the Listener: Active Listening Techniques to Change the Lives of Staff, Students, and Families

Classroom Coach: Observation Strategies and Scoring

Encouraging Reading, Writing, Singing, and Dancing

*Using Family Engagement and Advocacy to Support Optimal Development and Learning: Stories From the Field

Fixer Upper: Welcome Home Infants and Toddlers

Healthy Outcomes From Positive Experiences

Incorporating Natural Science into the Preschool Classroom Naturally

Plan a Culturally Relevant Classroom

Using Message Board to help Children Resolve Classroom Problems

Using Sensory-Motor Materials Throughout the Day

*What Can Be Known from the Home? Virtual Learning and Family Engagement


FRIDAY 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

*Closing Keynote: Dr. Bruce D. Perry


*Sessions which will be livestreamed for virtual attendees