Past Member Seminars


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  • April 5, 2022

    Draw it Out! How to use art to help children manage pandemic fears and stress

    Learn how a trauma informed approach to making art can increase children’s sense emotional security in today’s pandemic world. Art activities are one of the best early education tools to reduce stress and communicate big feelings. Young children need time to expand their understanding of the world through hands-on, self-directed learning. During times of stress, “Big Feeling Art” provides an even higher return on investment.

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  • February 23, 2022

    Incorporating Developmentally Appropriate Technology into Preschool Classrooms

    In this interactive session, Dr. Tammy Kwan, co-founder & CEO of Cognitive ToyBox, will review the latest research on how to make the most of technology in the early childhood classroom. She’ll demonstrate how to use the research-based “four pillars of learning” framework as a means to evaluate the educational value of different “educational” apps for young children.

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  • October 28, 2021

    Promote equity by supporting all children in language and literacy development with preLAS

    This session brought to you in partnership with Data Recognition Corporation will explore the value of focusing on language development as key to literacy development, strong partnerships with families, and preparation for kindergarten with preLAS. 

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  • October 13, 2021

    Learning Stories for Family Engagement

    This  60 minute webinar, by Educa’s Rachel Silva, explores the concept of authentic collaboration, parents as partners using learning stories as the path to a stronger parent-teacher partnership.

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  • August 26, 2021

    Super Summers make Fantastic Falls!

    Join Raising A Reader as we explore our Super Summer Learning Adventures program and how it can be used to support families transitions back to school! Raising A Reader’s Super Summer Learning Adventures program develops and reinforces early learning skills through investigation, critical thinking, imagination and meaningful family experiences. 

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