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March 6, 2020

Save the Date: First Up Annual Conference

Early childhood professionals are invited to join First Up on March 6, 2020, for their Annual Conference in Philadelphia!

About

Join educators and professionals from across the region for professional development and networking on the beautiful campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Save the date for the 2020 First Up Conference, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman Quadrangle on March 6, 2020!

More Information

To learn more, visit the First Up event page.

For questions, contact Rebecca Tyrrell at rebecca.tyrrell@firstup.org.

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November 20, 2019

Get Ready for the Next Steps

Are you wondering about how the preschool enrollment process works? Unsure of how to assess or choose a local school for your child? Have questions about whether your child is ready for Pre-K or Kindergarten?

Join us at the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library for an information session co-hosted by A+ Schools and Trying Together, with Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Early Education. A pizza dinner will be served. Children are welcome! This is event is FREE and open to the public.

Questions

For more information, call 412.682.4430 or email outreach@pghtoys.org.

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November 16, 2019

Fred Rogers Center Teacher Technology Convening

Join the Fred Rogers Center and fellow teachers on November 16 for a day of deep conversation about integrating technology into the classroom.

About

With the support of the Grable Foundation, the Fred Rogers Center is hosting a convening of elementary school teachers from Western Pennsylvania to dig into a conversation about integrating technology in the classroom. This is a follow up from a project aimed at understanding what technology looks like in everyday practice, how teachers are balancing new technologies with existing practice, and how to strive for equitable access to technology.

Participants will receive a $75 stipend and Act 48 credit as well as breakfast and lunch.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the Eventbrite page.

Questions

For questions, contact Annie White at annie.white@stvincent.edu.

*Information provided by Remake Learning

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November 9, 2019

Annual PENN SACCA Conference

Join the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance (PENN SACCA) on November 9 for their 22nd Annual Statewide Conference! This year’s theme: Afterschool time is STEM time!

About

Featuring keynote speaker Jeff Remington, this year’s theme will explore all things STEM in afterschool. As one of ten National STEM Teacher Ambassadors, an international STEM advocate, trainer, and consultant, Jeff has a unique perspective of how the daily practice of STEM impacts the big picture of educational systems tied to a global 21st Century economy.

This year’s conference will be held at Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, PA. Click here to make reservations.

Participants will receive PQAS hours, but must provide their Registry ID number upon registration. For Act 48 credits, participants must submit their PPID number, complete necessary paperwork, and pay a $10 fee.

National and State Experts Will Discuss:

    • STEM in afterschool
    • STEM career readiness
    • 21st-century skills
    • Makerspaces
    • Implementing STEM

Registration

To register for the conference, visit the event webpage.

Group discounts are available for organizations registering four or more participants. To receive the group discount, all group attendees must be a PENN SACCA Comprehensive Member.

Learn More

For more information, visit the event webpage or contact

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November 7, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Ages 0-5

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • September 19: You Hold Me Up
    • September 26: Sign Off
    • October 3: When Aidan Became a BrotherMommy’s Khimar
    • October 10: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
    • October 17: Mixed: A Colorful Story
    • October 24: How Rocket Learned to Read
    • October 31: Pop Pop and Me*
    • November 7: Mary Had a Little Glam

*The October 31 Raising Readers Together Club session will be hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood – 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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November 6, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Tweens & Teens

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Featured Book

    • September 18 – October 30: Ugly by Robert Hoge

Poetry Party Event

On November 6, Raising Readers Together participants ages six and older are invited to a poetry party at the Frick Environmental Center! The field trip will celebrate Heinz History Center’s “From Slavery to Freedom Film Series 2019,” featuring a screening of the documentary, “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask.” Bring your favorite Paul Laurence Dunbar poem and learn more about the first African American to achieve national fame as a writer.

    • Poetry Party
      November 6, 2019
      5:30 – 8 p.m.
      Frick Environmental Center
      2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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November 5, 2019

Webinar | Exploring SCIENCE! with Preschoolers

Join the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning on November 5 for their upcoming webinar, “Little Scientists: Exploring SCIENCE! with Preschoolers.”

About

Discover the “science” component of STEM, including how preschoolers use the scientific method to figure out how the world works. Preschool teachers and family child care providers will learn strategies and teaching practices that help all children explore science concepts. The webinar will also highlight strategies for using art to encourage science learning.

Register

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage!

*Information provided by ECLKC

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October 31, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Ages 0-5

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • September 19: You Hold Me Up
    • September 26: Sign Off
    • October 3: When Aidan Became a BrotherMommy’s Khimar
    • October 10: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
    • October 17: Mixed: A Colorful Story
    • October 24: How Rocket Learned to Read
    • October 31: Pop Pop and Me*
    • November 7: Mary Had a Little Glam

*The October 31 Raising Readers Together Club session will be hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood – 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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October 30, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Tweens & Teens

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Featured Book

    • September 18 – October 30: Ugly by Robert Hoge

Poetry Party Event

On November 6, Raising Readers Together participants ages six and older are invited to a poetry party at the Frick Environmental Center! The field trip will celebrate Heinz History Center’s “From Slavery to Freedom Film Series 2019,” featuring a screening of the documentary, “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask.” Bring your favorite Paul Laurence Dunbar poem and learn more about the first African American to achieve national fame as a writer.

    • Poetry Party
      November 6, 2019
      5:30 – 8 p.m.
      Frick Environmental Center
      2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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Family Involvement Conference XLV

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement this October for the Family Involvement Conference.

About

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement Ltd. in collaboration with the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE).

This conference is based upon the premise that active family involvement in the education process is the key to effective schools and student achievement. Its goal is to bring together, in a common forum, school administrators, teachers, community members, and parents, to interact and address issues that are vital to academic success and the well being of our children. This includes afterschool and out-of-school-time programs, special needs children and early childhood education.

Join with colleagues and parents to share ideas about how to make this partnership a reality in your school.

Registration Fees

Registration fees vary depending on selected type:

    • Individual Rate with Meals: $450 per person
    • Individual Rate without Meals: $220 per person
    • Group Rate with Meals (5+): $425 per person
    • Group Rate without Meals (5+): $180 per person
    • Day Attendees (with lunch): $135 per person, per day

Registration

Participants must register for this event, and forms may be submitted via mail, email, or fax.

To learn more about how to register, visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

Learn More

For questions, call 610.250.9455 or visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

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