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August 22, 2019

Leap into Science! Workshop

Professionals and community members that teach Preschool/School Age children and/or families are invited to join a national network for science and literacy. By joining, you will receive training and materials to lead Leap into Science workshops.

What is Leap into Science?

Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by the Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings. Leap into Science provides workshops on a science theme for three possible audiences: early childhood, elementary, and family groups.

Workshops

The Pennsylvania Leap into Science Leadership Team is hosting free training sessions on Leap into Science Wind workshops at the following times and locations:

  • Edinboro, PA: August 22, 2019; 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • Williamsport, PA: September 12, 2019; 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Allentown, PA: Oct 1, 2019, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Benefits

Each organization who participates in Leap into Science will receive:

  • A 4-hour in-person training on high-quality science and literacy curriculum and facilitation strategies for two or more educators,
  • Ongoing support during program implementation as part of a Leap into Science National Network,
  • Access to the national Leap into Science leadership team and online resources,
  • A curriculum and materials kit (valued at $300), and
  • Web-based training on new curriculum themes in subsequent years

Commitments

As a Leap into Science partner organization, you are committing to:

  • Scheduling and leading at least three (3) Leap into Science workshops for children and/or families living in underserved rural or urban communities by next spring,
  • Posting each workshop to The Connectory, a searchable directory for STEM programs across the country,
  • Leading Leap into Science activities during National Leap into Science Week during the last week of February,
  • Completing a workshop report following each workshop,
  • Participating in quarterly calls with other trained educators in your state, and
  • Completing an annual survey and possible interview.

Registration

To participate in the national network and attend one of the training sessions listed above, please complete this brief application form by May 15, 2019. Priority will be given to organizations that can send at least two educators to the training.  If selected, you will receive email notification of your acceptance by June 15, 2019, along with details about the training you will attend.

Questions

For more information, contact the Franklin Institute Science Museum at 215.448.1200 or guestservices@fi.edu.

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July 16, 2019

The Incredible and DINAmic Family

About

If your child is challenging you with their behavior, learn positive ways to interact with and manage your child’s behavior. At this event, you will learn how to interact, communicate, and bond with your child. This event runs from March 19 to July 16.

Benefits

Through the DINA School, your children will learn social and friendship skills, which will help reduce problem behavior. Your child can use these necessary tools to improve their readiness for school and increase their coping and problem-solving skills.

Schedule

Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the class is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note that at least one caregiver must be present for children to attend DINA School.

More Information

For more information on this event, please view the attached flyer.

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July 9, 2019

The Incredible and DINAmic Family

About

If your child is challenging you with their behavior, learn positive ways to interact with and manage your child’s behavior. At this event, you will learn how to interact, communicate, and bond with your child. This event runs from March 19 to July 16.

Benefits

Through the DINA School, your children will learn social and friendship skills, which will help reduce problem behavior. Your child can use these necessary tools to improve their readiness for school and increase their coping and problem-solving skills.

Schedule

Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the class is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note that at least one caregiver must be present for children to attend DINA School.

More Information

For more information on this event, please view the attached flyer.

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July 2, 2019

The Incredible and DINAmic Family

About

If your child is challenging you with their behavior, learn positive ways to interact with and manage your child’s behavior. At this event, you will learn how to interact, communicate, and bond with your child. This event runs from March 19 to July 16.

Benefits

Through the DINA School, your children will learn social and friendship skills, which will help reduce problem behavior. Your child can use these necessary tools to improve their readiness for school and increase their coping and problem-solving skills.

Schedule

Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the class is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note that at least one caregiver must be present for children to attend DINA School.

More Information

For more information on this event, please view the attached flyer.

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June 25, 2019

The Incredible and DINAmic Family

About

If your child is challenging you with their behavior, learn positive ways to interact with and manage your child’s behavior. At this event, you will learn how to interact, communicate, and bond with your child. This event runs from March 19 to July 16.

Benefits

Through the DINA School, your children will learn social and friendship skills, which will help reduce problem behavior. Your child can use these necessary tools to improve their readiness for school and increase their coping and problem-solving skills.

Schedule

Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the class is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note that at least one caregiver must be present for children to attend DINA School.

More Information

For more information on this event, please view the attached flyer.

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June 18, 2019

Allegheny County Children’s Fund Community Meeting

Spanish-speaking community members are invited to join the Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group on June 18 at the YWCA Building in Downtown Pittsburgh to share their views on what works best and what additional support is needed when it comes to early learning and out-of-school time.

About

Allegheny County’s goal is to make sure that every child can benefit from quality early learning and out-of-school time. A series of six Community Meetings are being held across the County to learn from families, caregivers, and educators what access to quality early learning and out-of-school time looks like today—from your perspective and in your community.

Each meeting will include child care, refreshments, and opportunities for community members to voice their input on how Allegheny County can be a leader for kids moving forward.

Community Meeting Dates

The Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group and community members will convene on the following dates:

    • City Meeting – May 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Jeron X Grayson Center, Hill District
    • West Meeting – June 3 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing Community Center, Moon Township
    • South Meeting – June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Bethel Park Community Center
    • North Meeting – June 5 | 6:00 p.m. | Shaler North Hills Library
    • East Meeting – June 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Founders Hall Middle School, McKeesport
    • Spanish-Language Meeting – June 18 | 6:30 p.m. | YWCA Building, Downtown Pittsburgh

Registration & Questions

Visit the Community Meeting website to learn more, RSVP, or contact event organizers.

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The Incredible and DINAmic Family

About

If your child is challenging you with their behavior, learn positive ways to interact with and manage your child’s behavior. At this event, you will learn how to interact, communicate, and bond with your child. This event runs from March 19 to July 16.

Benefits

Through the DINA School, your children will learn social and friendship skills, which will help reduce problem behavior. Your child can use these necessary tools to improve their readiness for school and increase their coping and problem-solving skills.

Schedule

Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the class is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note that at least one caregiver must be present for children to attend DINA School.

More Information

For more information on this event, please view the attached flyer.

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June 12, 2019

Allegheny County Children’s Fund Community Meeting

Join the Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group on June 12 at Founders Hall Middle School in McKeesport to share your views on what works best and what additional support is needed when it comes to early learning and out-of-school time.

About

Allegheny County’s goal is to make sure that every child can benefit from quality early learning and out-of-school time. A series of six Community Meetings are being held across the County to learn from families, caregivers, and educators what access to quality early learning and out-of-school time looks like today—from your perspective and in your community.

Each meeting will include child care, refreshments, and opportunities for community members to voice their input on how Allegheny County can be a leader for kids moving forward.

Community Meeting Dates

The Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group and community members will convene on the following dates:

    • City Meeting – May 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Jeron X Grayson Center, Hill District
    • West Meeting – June 3 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing Community Center, Moon Township
    • South Meeting – June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Bethel Park Community Center
    • North Meeting – June 5 | 6:00 p.m. | Shaler North Hills Library
    • East Meeting – June 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Founders Hall Middle School, McKeesport
    • Spanish-Language Meeting – June 18 | 6:30 p.m. | YWCA Building, Downtown Pittsburgh

Registration & Questions

Visit the Community Meeting website to learn more, RSVP, or contact event organizers.

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Buzzword: Talk & Play Series 3

Join Buzzword every Wednesday from May 15 to June 12 for Talk & Play Series 3! All events are free for learners ages five and under, with their caregivers, and will include activities that enhance vocabulary and literacy skills.  A light dinner will be provided.

Program Schedule

The schedule of events is as follows:

    • Wednesday, May 15 • Word of the Day: DECOMPOSE
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Carnegie Science Center
    • Wednesday, May 22 • Word of the Day: TOPSOIL
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
    • Wednesday, May 29 • Word of the Day: COLONY
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
    • Wednesday, June 5 • Word of the Day: LAVA
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Pittsburgh Festival Opera
    • Wednesday, June 12 • Word of the Day: FOSSIL
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

More Information

For more information, contact Jan Jones at jan@tryingtogether.org.

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June 11, 2019

The Incredible and DINAmic Family

About

If your child is challenging you with their behavior, learn positive ways to interact with and manage your child’s behavior. At this event, you will learn how to interact, communicate, and bond with your child. This event runs from March 19 to July 16.

Benefits

Through the DINA School, your children will learn social and friendship skills, which will help reduce problem behavior. Your child can use these necessary tools to improve their readiness for school and increase their coping and problem-solving skills.

Schedule

Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the class is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note that at least one caregiver must be present for children to attend DINA School.

More Information

For more information on this event, please view the attached flyer.