SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Refereed presentations:

de Groot Kim, S., & Chen, J. (2010, November). An investigation of the quality of teachers. interactions and conversations with preschool children from low-income families. Paper presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, CA.

Chen, J., & Yildiz, M. (2010, March, virtual for Chen). Preparing English Language Learners for academic success in the 21st century: Teaching multiple literacies. Paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference, San Diego, CA.

Yildiz, M., & Chen, J. (2010, April, virtual for Chen). Global literacy project: Connecting Turkish-American students to their heritage language, culture, and history through media literacy. Paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference, San Diego, CA.

Chen, J., Chen, T., & Zheng, X (2009, November). Parenting practices among Chinese immigrant mothers of preschool-age children: Findings from a research study. Poster research session at the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference, Washington, DC.

Chen, J. (2008, August). Behavioral adjustment in early childhood: Investigating individual and familial factors. Poster session presented at the Convention of American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Yildiz, M. N., Palak, D., & Chen, J. (2008, March). Global learning community network: Connecting students from Turkey and the United States through an internet-based heritage language learning project. Paper discussion session presented at the conference of American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Chen, J., & Yildiz, M. (2007, November). Preparing English language learners for the 21st century: Teaching and learning multiple literacies. Keynote speaker conversation session presented at the conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, New York, NY.

Chen, J. & Yildiz, M. (2007, November). Teaching in the 21st century: Strategies for cultivating multicultural understanding. Mini-symposia session presented at the 17th annual international conference of the National Association of Multicultural Education, Baltimore, MD.

Yildiz, M., & Chen, J. (2007, November). Liberating curriculum through new media: Digital storytelling in teacher education. Concurrent session presented at the 17th annual international conference of the National Association of Multicultural Education, Baltimore, MD.

de Groot Kim, S., & Chen, J. (2007, June). Before the strategies: Developing an intentional teaching philosophy that “makes visible” its implications for classroom practice as well as for the teacher, children, and families. Concurrent session presented at the NAEYC's 16th National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Pittsburgh, PA.

Chen, J., & Yildiz, M. (2007, May). Teaching ELLs multiple literacies for the 21st century. Session presented at the conference of the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators, Somerset, NJ.

Chen, J., & Rosen, D. (2006, November). Promoting multicultural education: Learning how to select multiculturally appropriate books for educating young children. Workshop session presented at the conference of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlantic City, NJ.

Yildiz, M., & Chen, J. (2006, May). Language, culture, and media: Developing literacy skills in teacher education. Concurrent session presented at the conference of the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators, Somerset, NJ.

Chen, J. (2006, March). Teaching ESL students mathematics: Strategies for solving word problem. Concurrent session presented at the 29th annual conference of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education, Melville, NY.

Yildiz, M., Chen, J., & Rakicioglu, A. (2006, March). Rethinking literacy through new media and technologies: Semiotics perspective. Concurrent session presented at the conference of the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, Morristown, NJ.

Yildiz, M., & Chen, J. (2005, November). The Power of media education in redefining curriculum and promoting multicultural education: Learning from global experiences. Founders’ roundtable session presented at the 15th annual international conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education, Atlanta, GA.

Yildiz, M., & Chen, J. (2005, October). Media education: Bridge between teaching education and community. Concurrent session presented at the 4th annual Atlantic regional conference of Teaching, Learning, and Student Support, Newton, NJ.

Yildiz, M., & Chen, J. (2005, August). The Role of new media in psychology: The impact of media education on teachers’ cognitive processes. Poster session presented at the 113th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

Yildiz, M., & Chen, J. (2005, June). Teachers discovering media education: Integrating videos into the social studies curriculum. Roundtable research paper presented at the conference of the National Educational Computing, Philadelphia, PA.

Chen, J., & Wolfson, L. (2005, May). Second language acquisition: Effective approaches for teaching. Session presented at the conference of the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators, Somerset, NJ.

Chen, J., & Pachtman, A. B. (2005, May). Integrating language in mathematics teaching and learning. Session presented at the conference of the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators, Somerset, NJ.

Chen, J. (2005, March). Examining theories and research on second language acquisition: Implications for teaching ESL students. Concurrent session presented at the 28th annual conference of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education, Rye Brook, NY.

Yildiz, M., Chen, J. (2005, February). The power of media literacy in multicultural education and self-awareness development. Concurrent session presented at the conference of the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, Lakewood, NJ.

Chen, J. (2004, August). Perceived support from teachers, parents, and peers on academic behavior and achievement among Hong Kong students in a secondary school: Gender and grade-level differences. Poster session presented at the 112th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Other presentations:

Chen, J., & Shire, S. (2013, January). Assessing, Documenting, and Planning (ADP): Fostering Effective Communication Skills in Young Children. Workshop session conducted at the Early Childhood Conference, Kenyon Chapter of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children, Kean University, Union, NJ.

de Groot Kim, S., & Chen, J. (2012, January). Let.s talk!: Engaging young children in high- quality conversations. Workshop session conducted at the Early Childhood Conference, Kenyon Chapter of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children, Kean University, Union, NJ.

de Groot Kim, S., & Chen, J. (2011, October). Learning to talk and talking to learn: Developing high-quality interactions and conversations between preschool teachers and children. Workshop session conducted at the Essex-Hudson Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Forum, Caldwell, NJ.


Chen, J. (2010, November). How can we promote academic success? Served as a panelist at the Factors Affecting the Academic Achievement of Chinese Immigrant and Chinese- American Students Conference, Metropolitan College, New York, NY.

Chen, J., & de Groot Kim, S. (2010, October). Learning and development through sensory experiences: Curriculum activities for young children. Workshop presented at the New Jersey Future Educators Association Conference, Kean University, NJ.

Chen, J. (2009, March). Parenting practices of Chinese immigrants: What and why? Paper presentation at Research Day, Kean University, NJ.

Chen, J., Chen, T., & Zhang, X. (2009, March). The Role of parenting practices in the behavioral and socio-emotional adjustment of preschool children: An interview study with Chinese immigrant parents. Poster session presented at Research Day, Kean University, NJ.

Chen, J. (2009, February). How to foster good behavior in your child and how to help your child develop language skills. Invited workshop presentation at Henry Street Settlement daycare, Chinatown, NYC.

Chen, J. (2007, April). An empirical study of young children’s behavioral outcomes. Poster session presented at the 7th Annual Faculty Research Forum, Kean University, NJ.

Chen, J., & de Groot Kim, S. (2007, January). Providing sensory experiences to enhance young children’s cognitive, physical, socio-emotional, and language development. Workshop session presented at the 9th annual conference of Kenyon Chapter Early Childhood, Kean University, NJ.

Chen, J, & Burden, J. (2006, June). Moving from ethnocentrism to ethnorelativism: Advising students of color at Kean University. Session presented at the 14th annual New Jersey Advisors conference, Kean University, NJ. (Outstanding Presenter)

Invited presentations:

Chen, J. (2010, October). Comparisons between US and China school systems. A full- day presentation on the topic to visiting educators from Hangzhou, China, at Kean University.

Chen, J. (2009, November). Comparisons between US and China school systems. A full- day presentation on the topic to visiting educators from Hangzhou, China, at Kean University.

Chen, J. (2009, April). Comparisons between US and China school systems. A full- day presentation on the topic to visiting educators from Wenzhu, China, at Kean University.

Chen, J. (2007, September). How the academic support of parents, teachers, and peers contributes to a student.s achievement: The case of Hong Kong. Invited encore book talk at Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC.

Chen, J. (2007, August). How the academic support of parents, teachers, and peers contributes to a student.s achievement: The case of Hong Kong. Invited book talk at Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC.