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Research-to-Practice Bridge Event

Supporting Families in Promoting Early Learning at Home

Webinar
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Join REL Southwest for a free webinar on supporting early learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.


In this interactive webinar, Katie Dahlke, Ph.D., principal researcher at REL Southwest, will provide an overview of a spreadsheet of resources that educators and families can use to support learning at home for children in prekindergarten (preK) and kindergarten. Janice Keizer, senior technical assistance consultant at REL Southwest, will then facilitate a question-and-answer session with early childhood education practitioners to discuss how they are supporting early learners and their families.

Participants will:

  • Increase their understanding of the importance of fostering strong relationships with families while supporting learning at home.
  • Increase their understanding of promising resources and strategies that can support learning at home for preK and kindergarten children, including a database of early learning resources curated by REL Southwest.
  • Consider insights, ideas, and implications for implementing promising practices to support learning at home for preK and kindergarten children.

Presenters:

  • Janice Keizer, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, REL Southwest
  • Katie Dahlke, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, REL Southwest
  • Stephanie Hinton, Director, Early Childhood, Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Skyla Louis, Teacher, Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Andrew Rose, Parent, Oklahoma City Public Schools

Facilitators:

  • Lacy Wood, Communications Director, REL Southwest
  • Laura Shankland, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, REL Southwest
  • Katelyn Lee, Technical Assistance Consultant, REL Southwest

Who will benefit: This webinar is designed for state and district leaders who focus on early childhood education, early childhood education instructors (particularly prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers), parent leaders, and parent stakeholders.

Resources

Sponsor: Southwest Early Childhood Education Research Partnership

Contact:
Lacy Wood
lwood@air.org