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05/11/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Espinosa, Linda

The Science of Dual language Learning for Children Birth Through Age Five: Effective Practices that Improve Outcomes, by Linda Espinosa

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start! In this session, Dr. Espinosa will briefly describe a new report from the National Academies of Science, Fostering School Success for DLLs Birth to Eighteen. She will then review what is known about best practices for young DLLs, birth to five, and provide classroom examples of research-based […]Full Description

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05/18/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Connell, Gill

McCarthy, Cheryl

A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How Movement Prepares the Brain to Think (and a whole lot more), by Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing Movement is nature’s DAP! Child development and movement authority Gill Connell and her co-author Cheryl McCarthy explain the inseparable, learning relationship between the body and the brain while revealing the natural, common sense truths behind why kids do what they do and how kids learn how to learn. In this […]Full Description

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05/25/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Brekken, Linda

Fairchild, Beth

Schwartz, Amanda

Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs: Successful Strategies from Experienced Early Childhood Educators, by Linda Brekken, Amanda Schwartz, Maxine Maloney, Beth Fairchild, Lisa Parker and Andi Knowlton

Sponsored by the soon-to-be launched ECE Expert Consultant Directory. Inclusive programs serving young children with disabilities provide many benefits for children with and without disabilities. Studies show increased cognitive, language and social-emotional skills for children with disabilities. Children without disabilities are more likely to accept and respond positively to diversity. Inclusive programs increase access to […]Full Description

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06/08/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Gross, Steve

The Power of Optimism: Helping Early Child Educators See the Best in Themselves, Their Students and Their World, by Steve Gross

This session is sponsored by, Life is Good Kid’s Foundation. Optimism is powerful. When children grow to see the good in themselves, the good in others and the good in their world – their social, emotional, and cognitive superpowers emerge. However, for the seeds of Optimism to take root, they must be nurtured. Sadly, in […]Full Description

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06/15/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Clements, Douglas

Sarama, Julie

The Path for Math in Early Childhood: The Learning Trajectories Perspective, by Dr. Douglas Clements and Dr. Julie Sarama

Sponsored by Connect for Learning (C4)   What are the mathematical and educational building blocks of early mathematics? What role should these building blocks play in a developmentally appropriate setting? Join two of the most preeminent early math experts in the country, Dr. Douglas Clements and Dr. Julie Sarama, as they describe research-based learning trajectories as the […]Full Description

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08/03/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Starnes, Lauren

Social-Emotional Education for Creating Positive School Culture in Early Learning Settings, by Lauren Starnes

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children. Social-emotional education is not just for students; it has the potential to change your entire school culture. While social-emotional education has been a longstanding focus in K-12 education, this webinar will turn the lens to the impact of formalized social-emotional education beginning […]Full Description

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08/24/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Neuman, Susan B.

Word Wizardry: Vocabulary Enhancement in early childhood, Prek through grade 1, by Susan B. Neuman

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start! This empowering presentation by world-renowned language expert, Dr. Susan B. Neuman, focuses on strategies to improve children’s vocabulary and academic language. In this webinar, early educators will learn strategies facts and strategies about vocabulary and language development that will make your program a magical world of words. […]Full Description

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08/31/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Nemeth, Karen

Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers, by Karen Nemeth

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education   Being bilingual is good for the brain and the earlier children start to learn two languages, the easier and more successful that bilingual development can be. We know that language begins to develop before babies begin to talk, so this […]Full Description

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09/21/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Bardige, Betty

Toddlers Empowered by the 5 R’s: A New Research-Based Framework for Building Language, by Betty Bardige

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start! Mastering the basics of at least one language is the central challenge of the toddler years. Toddlers learn the power — and fun — of words, and use them not only to communicate and label, but to question, think, learn, play, and pretend, as well as to […]Full Description

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09/28/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kaiser, Barbara

The Importance of Teaching Social Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Education, by Barbara Kaiser

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children. Research shows that social and emotional skills are as important to school performance as academic readiness skills. Teachers can support all children, especially children children with challenging behavior as they work to develop their internal controls—and at the same time direct them onto a […]Full Description

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10/12/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Heidemann M.S., Sandra

Menninga, M.A.Ed., Beth

Managing Phases of Teacher Growth in the Midst of Instructional Change: Learn, Practice, Share and Model, by Sandy Heidemann and Beth Menninga

This webinar is sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing.   If you work in early childhood with children and families every day, chances are you have participated in some of the many quality improvement initiatives out there. You want to be the best teacher you can be so you take a deep breath and dig in […]Full Description

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10/19/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Allard Agnamba, Lindsey

Bornfreund, Laura

“Assessment Literacy” for Early Educators: Unpacking Intentional Child Assessment, by Laura Bornfreund and Lindsey Allard Agnamba

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start!   Teachers assess their students each and every day, from observing them at play and checking in for understanding to delivering a more formal assessment. But what should they do with all that information? How should the results from informal and formal assessments inform their classroom environment, […]Full Description

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10/26/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Darling-Churchill, Kristen

“Mean” Behavior and Aggression in Early Childhood: The Origins of Bullying, by Kristen Darling-Churchill

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children. Have you heard the taunts in your early learning program: “You can’t play with us!” or, “You can’t come to my birthday party!”? Have you ever wondered how your role as an administrator can influence teachers and parents to address the early […]Full Description

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11/09/2016

Presenter(s) :

Rowell, Katherine

Nealy-Shane, Deitra

Professional Learning Communities for Directors: A Catalyst for Program Improvement, by Katherine Rowell and Deitra Nealy-Shane

Join this paradigm-shifting webinar  to explore the power of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to promote a collaborative culture dedicated to continuous quality improvement. Experienced early educators and professional development providers Katherine Rowell and Deitra Nealy-Shane will highlight practical advice about how PLCs can offer directors promising strategies for promoting sustainable, high-quality early learning environments. These […]Full Description

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11/30/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Goffin, Stacie

Professionalizing Early Childhood Education : Your Role in the Next Era, by Stacie Goffin

This session is sponsored by Rasmussen College. In what promises to be a provocative session, Stacie Goffin presents a leadership manifesto to early childhood education. She will argue ECE should step forward and assume responsibility for the competency of its practitioners and positive results for children by formally organizing as a professional field of practice […]Full Description

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