While PreK teachers obviously want to have a positive impact on students’ language acquisition, recent research shows that it’s the quality, not the quantity, of those interactions that help build a strong foundation.
Presented by Dr. Tricia Zucker, Co-Director, Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Heidi Veal, Early Childhood Literacy and Programs Administrator, LISD Learning and Teaching; and Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Deputy Director of Engagement and Innovation, National Head Start Association
Presented by Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, Director of Research, Music Together Worldwide, and Professor Emeritus, Rowan University
Moderated by Lisa Chouteau, Senior Video Producer and Manager of Video Production, Music Together Worldwide
Presented by Dr. Donna Housman, CEO, Housman Institute
Presented by Dr. Barbara Nemko, Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education (CA); Olivia Martinez, English Language Development & Biliteracy Director, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (TX); Jennifer Jelavich, Colusa County District Administrator, Colusa County Office of Education (CA); and Pinky Jelavich, Jennifer’s Assistant, Colusa County Office of Education (CA)
Moderated by Ilene Rosenthal, CEO, Footsteps2Brilliance
Music can be an enjoyable, cognitively stimulating, and literacy-rich activity for children and parents to engage in together. This edWebinar will provide ideas for involving parents in their child’s music learning and music making at home.
In a recent edWebinar sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company, “Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms: A Response to Racism in America,” four recognized early childhood education specialists, and lead authors of the newly released book Don’t Look Away, Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms, emphasized that to challenge bias, educators have to recognize the role implicit bias, microaggression, and white privilege hold in undermining the learning experiences of marginalized Black and brown children.
Listen to a discussion on how to explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences.
When your brain veers to all that’s bad, that’s where thoughts tend to stay. Anxiety and stress take over. Peace eludes us. These are trained responses to unpleasantness. We don’t ride just ride the storm; we dive into it head on and suffer the consequences. If we could resort to mindfulness to calm ourselves, navigating the waves of life would be easier. We are typically not programmed that way because we did not learn when we were children how to respond positively to what overwhelms us.
With the Common Core Standards came an increased focus on reading informational texts, starting with kindergarten. But integrating informational texts isn’t as simple as having students read a couple of biographies every marking period. In PBS TeacherLine’s edWebinar, “Strategies to Engage Young Learners with Informational Text,” Nell Duke, Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Michigan School of Education, offered her advice for understanding and incorporating informational texts in the classroom.