CCPPNS: Keynote by David Berg

CCPPNS 64th Annual Convention

March 22-24, 2013
Hilton Oakland Airport, Oakland, CA
Keynote Presentation by David Berg, ET

As part of the ongoing commitment to families of preschoolers, California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools, CCPPNS, will hold its 64th Annual Convention on March 22- 23rd, 2013 in Oakland, CA hosted by The East Bay Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools, EBCPPNS.

This year’s theme, “Nurturing the Six Dimensions” highlights the six support areas children need in order to grow up as a healthy child. -“Imagine a Community Where Everyone Works Together To Make Sure All Children Thrive.”  Descriptions of the six dimensions of a child well being as noted on

On Friday, March 22, 2013, Keynote Speaker David Berg, Educational Therapist, will present “Making Math Real: The Earliest Development of Number Sense and the Foundation for Future processing in Mathematics” from 9am-11am.

This presentation will provide the direct hands-on, multisensory-structured methods for immediate practical and professional use in teaching the 6 developmental levels of one-to-one correspondence, the 3 levels of conservation of number, and the complete incrementation for developing number-symbol relationship.  These methods are appropriate and applicable for parents and educators working either with pre-school through primary grades children and/or students with mild to profound disabilities in mathematics.  In addition, the design of baseline assessment to determine developmental levels of one-to-one correspondence, conservation of number, and number-symbol relationship will be discussed.

In addition, participants will learn:

  • Role of mathematical development in closing the gap in achievement
  • Role of parietal-temporal integration in the successful development of numeracy
  • Connections of early numeracy development to specific content areas in higher mathematics
  • Methods for initial development of symbol imaging for numbers – the basis for developing automaticity for the math facts

Saturday, March 23, 2013, Dr. Kathy Masarie will speak from her new book, How to Raise Responsible, Caring Citizens. The seven key ingredients that make us compete and be successful in school, work, and our family have little to do with memorizing information for a test. The cornerstone ingredient is the ability to have healthy relationships and connect with others. The secure attachments and love we get from our caregivers at a very young age help us develop empathy and the ability to self regulate.Having empathy helps us understand the needs behind all behavior, accept others, and stay calm when triggered. Being able to self-regulate our emotions helps us to delay gratification during difficult times and become resilient. In today’s busy world, it is important for parents to carve out time to foster these keys skills.


For more information, please email 2013 Convention Chair:
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