This month’s selection from the EarlyEdU Alliance® multimedia resources is a spotlight on Language and Literacy. These resources are available to use in your teaching or professional development activities. Access to the complete library is available to EarlyEdU members only. Please consider joining the EarlyEdU Alliance.
Teaching New Words: Embedding Vocabulary Instruction in Storybooks
Elizabeth Spencer, PhD, and Howard Goldstein, PhD, share recommendations to guide practitioners in the selection of useful and teachable vocabulary targets in this 25-minute Front Porch series broadcast. Spencer and Goldstein offer a framework for the design of explicit instruction and suggestions for differentiating instruction for individual children.
Real to Reel: Everyday Talk
Effective evidence-based language facilitation strategies, which are easy to embed during everyday activities in the home and school, are described by Ann Kaiser, PhD, in this 13-minute video. The video includes examples of parents and teachers using the strategies with toddlers and preschoolers who have language delays.
EarlyEdU Alliance® Highlights Webinar Series
|February||2/6/2020||Sign up now for February's webinar, Stackable Credits, with Katie Emerson-Hoss, Higher Education Outreach and Implementation Manager, and Juliet Taylor, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Cultivate Learning. Learn how Washington State built, aligned, and sequenced stackable certificates for the early learning professional development system. The certificates are tied to the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) and are available in all local colleges across the state that have an early childhood education degree program.|
|January||1/9/2020||Head Start’s Coaching Companion (HS Coaching Companion) with Katie Emerson-Hoss, Higher Education Outreach and Implementation Manager, and Leslie Janes, State Implementation Specialist with EarlyEdU. Discover the power of the HS Coaching Companion, a free video-sharing and coaching feedback tool for early care and education staff and providers. This tool helps coaching teams work together, even between visits or from a distance.|
|December||12/5/2019||Deep Dive into EarlyEdU Infant Mental Health Course with Katie Emerson-Hoss, PhD, and Miriam Hirschstein, PhD, and Director of Evaluation, Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development at the University of Washington.|
|November||11/7/2019||Transition to Kindergarten: Implementing Effective Transition Practices from Head Start to the Kindergarten Classroom|
|October||10/3/2019||Practice-Based Coaching, overview and highlights of this new online course|
|September||9/5/2019||Using Peer Learning Groups and Providing Effective Feedback|
|July||7/11/2019||The New EarlyEdU Alliance Media Library
Discover Resources to Support Quality Teaching Practices. Join our library designers for an introduction to the new media library. The resources are vast, but the search is simple. Explore library features that will allow you to find free, relevant materials for your courses, presentations, and professional development.
|June||6/6/2019||Custom Coaching Companion: A Customized Video Uploading and Annotation Tool to Increase and Enhance Coaching|
|May||5/2/2019||Higher Education Teaching Practices: Using video to support learning, connection, and community online|
|March||3/7/2019||Discover Circle Time Magazine Season 2: Positive March 3/7/2019 Behavior Support (PBS)|
|February||2/7/2019||Preschool Development Grant: Resources to Support Early Childhood Systems Work|
Past Highlights Webinar Series
|December||12/6/2018||Learning Languages: Resources to Support Language Development in Young Children|
|November||11/1/2018||Close up on Assessment: Competency based course work to support effective assessment in early care and education|
|October||10/4/2018||Family Engagement Course Overview|
|September||9/6/2018||Resilience and Wellness: Using EarlyEdU courses and modules to support the early care and education workforce|
|August||8/2/2018||EarlyEdU Multimedia Resource Library|
|May||5/3/2018||Culturally Responsive Teaching: Faculty Resources, Reflections, and Redesign|
|April||4/5/2018||Learning Lessons from Utah: Providing Coursework Through PD Systems in Partnership with IHEs|
|March||3/1/2018||Explore the Multimedia Guidebook for Transforming the Early Education Workforce|
|February||2/1/2018||Deep Dive: Child Observation and Assessment|
|November||11/2/2017||EarlyEdU Highlights: Coaching Companion for State Professional Development Systems|
|October||10/5/2017||Discover Coaching Companion|
|August||8/3/2017||Membership, Modules, and More|
|May||5/4/2017||It Takes a Village: A Team Approach to Supporting Online Students|
|April||4/6/2017||CEELOâ€™s Role in Supporting an Extraordinary Professional Workforce for Young Children|
|March||3/2/2017||Explore the Active in Interactive Learning|
|February||2/2/2017||Modules and More|
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This in-service suite describes strategies for using questions to extend conversations with children. Materials for instructors include a presentation, presenter notes, videos, and handouts with tips and learning activities.
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