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Guiding Students’ Early Learning Journeys

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Guiding Students’ Early Learning Journeys

Presented by Dr. Scott McConnell, Director of CBM Product Development, Renaissance; and Dr. Jan Bryan, National Education Officer, Renaissance

Sponsored by Renaissance

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Young children have boundless energy—and endless curiosity about the world around them. They also have so much to learn. As educators, our challenge is twofold: first, to determine what children already know; and second, to use this insight to provide engaging learning experiences that will help them grow.

In this edWebinar, Dr. Scott McConnell and Dr. Jan Bryan share strategies for meeting these challenges, along with practical tips for assessing your early learners more effectively. Explore:

  • What science tells us about the natural knowledge of young learners
  • How we can use brief measures to accurately assess this knowledge
  • How these measures also provide valuable insights into overall development and growth
  • How to use these insights to guide learning journeys from preK through grade 3

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK through elementary teachers, school and district leaders, assessment and curriculum directors and coordinators, early childhood education directors, and RTI/MTSS coordinators.


Scott McConnellAbout the Presenters

Scott McConnell, Ph.D., is Director of CBM Product Development at Renaissance and Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He is the founder of Early Learning Labs and the co-creator of myIGDIs measures for early literacy, early numeracy, and social-emotional learning.


Jan BryanJan Bryan, Ed.D., is Vice President and National Education Officer at Renaissance. A former classroom teacher, she presents regularly on formative assessment, literacy development, and mathematics.


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RenaissanceRenaissance creates student-centered programs that give educators insights and resources to effectively target instruction, accelerate growth, and help every student build a strong foundation for success.


Thursday, November 21, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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