Erikson Early Math Institute

Exploring the Big Ideas in Early Mathematics: A Training Series for Early Childhood Teachers in HawaiiErikson2019-01

Over the last 4 years, CEED Hawaii in partnership with Chaminade University has welcomed the Erikson Institute, the nation’s premier graduate school in early childhood development, to offers a yearlong professional series, designed to deepen teachers’ understanding of children’s mathematical development.

This training is free to participants. Together, we are grateful for the commitment and continued generosity of the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation for continuing to make opportunities like these possible.


Registration for our 5th cohort for 2020 is now closed! The cohort will meet six times throughout the year (see below) and offer an engaging professional development opportunity focused on early math concepts. If you applied, you will be notified if you have been accepted in Cohort 5 by December 4, 2019.

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Training Dates for 2020 

  • January 11th – whole cohort on Oahu
  • April 4th – in-person or by video conference
  • May 16th – in-person or by video conference
  • August 15th – in-person or by video conference
  • September 26th – in-person or by video conference
  • December 12th – whole cohort on Oahu

About the Training 51GPhTl3E9L._SX409_BO1,204,203,200_

Join a cohort of early childhood teachers and engage in professional development trainings with Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative that will illuminate mathematical concepts and enhance your skills in the classroom. Over the course of one year, you’ll engage in face-to-face and online trainings, all while networking with your peers.

Through face-to-face learning labs, live web-labs, and an online community of practice, teachers will engage in hands-on/minds-on exploration of important mathematical ideas, children’s learning progressions for concepts, and how adults can scaffold children’s developing thinking and communication skills. Teachers will build math understanding through investigations, video analysis, children’s literature, and discussion with colleagues. After each session, you will use what you are learning in your own classrooms and gather evidence of children’s mathematical thinking.

Download a copy of the 2020 informational sheet here. Print an extra for sharing! 

Participants Receive

  • A copy of Big Ideas of Early Mathematics: What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know
  • Ongoing professional advice in an online community of practice
  • Close work with expert facilitators from Erikson Institute and committed colleagues in Hawaii

Erikson Facilitators will support teachers in developing an online community of practice with their Hawaii colleagues: a place where teachers can respond to facilitator prompts, post photo and video evidence of practice, and discuss growth and change in practice.

Preparing & Sharing: A Celebration of Learning

As part of the final day of face-to-face learning labs, teachers will share a documentation panel about shifts made in their understanding of early math.

Our 2016 Erikson Early Math Institute cohort.
Our 2016 Erikson Early Math Institute cohort.