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January 29, 2021

Centering Women in Economic Recovery Efforts

Join The Salon from January 25 – 29, 2021 for “Centering Women in Economic Recovery” to learn about the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce.

About

Centering Women in Economic Recovery is a free five-day lunchtime series with regional female thought leaders from organizations with deep expertise in policy, business, community, public sector, and education. Each day at noon, panelists will explore the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce and discuss the policies and actions needed to build a more female-forward infrastructure that supports equity for working women.

Featured Sessions

State & Federal Policy Response

Monday, January 25, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Heather Arnet, Women and Girls Foundation

Panelists include:

    • Megan Nestor, Fourth Economy
    • Carol Joyner, Family Values@Work
    • Claire Ewing-Nelson, National Women’s Law Center
    • Rochelle Jackson, Black Women’s Policy Agenda
    • Rosamaria Cristello, Latina Community Center

Private & Business Response

Tuesday, January 26, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Jessica Brooks, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Panelists include:

    • Sabrina Saunders, Vibrant Pittsburgh
    • Katherine Kellaman, Port Authority of Allegheny County
    • Carrie Riggle, First Commonwealth Bank
    • Anne Gargas, Torchlight

Government & Public Sector Response

Wednesday, January 27, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Anne Sekula, The Salon

Panelists include:

    • Anu Jain, City of Pittsburgh GEC / Workforce Equity Initiative
    • Moriah Hathaway, Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Women

Community & Nonprofit Response

Thursday, January 28, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Michelle Pagano Heck, Nonprofit Talent

Panelists include:

    • Angela Reynolds, YWCA
    • Bobbi Watt Greer, The United Way of Southwest PA
    • Tanya Volkes Mallory, Dress for Success
    • Michelle McMurray, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Child Care & K-12 Public Education Response

Friday, January 29, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Cara Cimminilo, Trying Together

Panelists include:

    • Heather Hopson, Single Mom Defined
    • Muffy Mendoza Brown, Brown Mommas
    • Megan Rose, Center for Women Pittsburgh

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form. Share this flyer with your network.

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January 28, 2021

Virtual Conference: Finding Joy through Playful Learning

Finding Joy through Playful Learning aims to bring together educators, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners who have a variety of experiences related to education, play, and learning. The conference will take place via Zoom over the course of several days covering six topics related to playful learning. The goal is to generate dialogue among different stakeholders and share best practices to support children and families in learning through play.

ABOUT

Join Playful Learning Landscapes Action NetworkPlayful Pittsburgh Collaborative, and Trying Together in February for a virtual conference bringing together educators, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss and share best practices to support children and families in learning through play.

Act 48 and PQAS credits are available. PPID and PD Registry numbers will be collected during the sessions. The following discount code is available for early educators who wish to participate in individual sessions or the entire series:

  • EDU-ALL for $25 price for all six workshops

  • EDU-CHOOSE for $5/per workshop

Available Sessions

  • Rethinking Education During and Post COVID-19
    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 3 – 5 p.m.

    Join featured speakers Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Dr. Scott Miller, and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for discussions of how playful learning can change education during and after COVID-19. Featured Speakers: Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (Temple University, Brookings Institution), Scott Miller (Avonworth Primary Center), and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

  • How Play Can Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 9 – 11 a.m.

    Hear from Sarah Grubb, Cindy Eggleton, and Sheba Gittens about play’s role in mental health and wellbeing. Featured Speakers: Cindy Eggleton (Brilliant Detroit), Sarah Grubb (ELRC Region 5), and Sheba Gittens (University of Pittsburgh).

  • Addressing Equity Issues Through Playful Learning
    Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 3 – 5 p.m.

    Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims and Dr. Mandy McGuire will present their work on using play and playful learning to address inequity. Featured Speakers: Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims (PaTTAN) and Dr. Mandy McGuire (University of Texas at Dallas).

  • Activating Communities Around Playful Learning
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 3 – 5 p.m.

    Ariana Brazier, Justin Forzano, Shari Hersh, Gamar Markarian, and Sarah Siplak, will discuss what it means to activate communities and how their communities inform the work they do. Featured Speakers: Ariana Brazier (ATL Parent Like a Boss), Justin Forzano (Open Field), Shari Hersh (Mural Arts), Gamar Markarian (New School), and Sarah Siplak (Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative).

  • Using Technology to Strengthen the Way We Learn and Play
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Learn about technologies and applications from Katie Gullone, Megan Rooney, Javier Maisonet, and Project Rangeet. Featured Speakers: Elias Blinkoff (Temple Infant & Child Lab), Katie Gullone (Trying Together), Javier Maisonet (Math Talk), Simran Mulchandani (Project Rangeet), and Megan Rooney (La Escuelita Arcoiris).

  • Replicable and Low-Cost Ideas for Playful Learning
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 3 – 5 p.m.

    Explore low-cost and replicable ways to encourage playful learning from Shannon Merenstein, Amy Kronenberg, Rebecca Fabiano, and Aishwarya Narayana. Featured Speakers: Rebecca Fabiano (Fab Youth Philly), Amy Kronenberg (Learn to Earn Dayton), Shannon Merenstein (HATCH Art Studio), and Aishwarya Narayana (HUME).

Registration

To register, visit the online registration page. General Admission tickets cost $55 and include admission to all sessions. Single session registration is also available for $10 per session. Attendees will receive the Zoom link for each day’s session prior to the start of the event.

More Information

For questions, contact admin@playfullearninglandscapes.fun or 267.468.8610.

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Centering Women in Economic Recovery Efforts

Join The Salon from January 25 – 29, 2021 for “Centering Women in Economic Recovery” to learn about the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce.

About

Centering Women in Economic Recovery is a free five-day lunchtime series with regional female thought leaders from organizations with deep expertise in policy, business, community, public sector, and education. Each day at noon, panelists will explore the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce and discuss the policies and actions needed to build a more female-forward infrastructure that supports equity for working women.

Featured Sessions

State & Federal Policy Response

Monday, January 25, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Heather Arnet, Women and Girls Foundation

Panelists include:

    • Megan Nestor, Fourth Economy
    • Carol Joyner, Family Values@Work
    • Claire Ewing-Nelson, National Women’s Law Center
    • Rochelle Jackson, Black Women’s Policy Agenda
    • Rosamaria Cristello, Latina Community Center

Private & Business Response

Tuesday, January 26, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Jessica Brooks, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Panelists include:

    • Sabrina Saunders, Vibrant Pittsburgh
    • Katherine Kellaman, Port Authority of Allegheny County
    • Carrie Riggle, First Commonwealth Bank
    • Anne Gargas, Torchlight

Government & Public Sector Response

Wednesday, January 27, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Anne Sekula, The Salon

Panelists include:

    • Anu Jain, City of Pittsburgh GEC / Workforce Equity Initiative
    • Moriah Hathaway, Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Women

Community & Nonprofit Response

Thursday, January 28, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Michelle Pagano Heck, Nonprofit Talent

Panelists include:

    • Angela Reynolds, YWCA
    • Bobbi Watt Greer, The United Way of Southwest PA
    • Tanya Volkes Mallory, Dress for Success
    • Michelle McMurray, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Child Care & K-12 Public Education Response

Friday, January 29, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Cara Cimminilo, Trying Together

Panelists include:

    • Heather Hopson, Single Mom Defined
    • Muffy Mendoza Brown, Brown Mommas
    • Megan Rose, Center for Women Pittsburgh

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form. Share this flyer with your network.

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January 27, 2021

Centering Women in Economic Recovery Efforts

Join The Salon from January 25 – 29, 2021 for “Centering Women in Economic Recovery” to learn about the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce.

About

Centering Women in Economic Recovery is a free five-day lunchtime series with regional female thought leaders from organizations with deep expertise in policy, business, community, public sector, and education. Each day at noon, panelists will explore the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce and discuss the policies and actions needed to build a more female-forward infrastructure that supports equity for working women.

Featured Sessions

State & Federal Policy Response

Monday, January 25, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Heather Arnet, Women and Girls Foundation

Panelists include:

    • Megan Nestor, Fourth Economy
    • Carol Joyner, Family Values@Work
    • Claire Ewing-Nelson, National Women’s Law Center
    • Rochelle Jackson, Black Women’s Policy Agenda
    • Rosamaria Cristello, Latina Community Center

Private & Business Response

Tuesday, January 26, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Jessica Brooks, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Panelists include:

    • Sabrina Saunders, Vibrant Pittsburgh
    • Katherine Kellaman, Port Authority of Allegheny County
    • Carrie Riggle, First Commonwealth Bank
    • Anne Gargas, Torchlight

Government & Public Sector Response

Wednesday, January 27, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Anne Sekula, The Salon

Panelists include:

    • Anu Jain, City of Pittsburgh GEC / Workforce Equity Initiative
    • Moriah Hathaway, Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Women

Community & Nonprofit Response

Thursday, January 28, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Michelle Pagano Heck, Nonprofit Talent

Panelists include:

    • Angela Reynolds, YWCA
    • Bobbi Watt Greer, The United Way of Southwest PA
    • Tanya Volkes Mallory, Dress for Success
    • Michelle McMurray, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Child Care & K-12 Public Education Response

Friday, January 29, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Cara Cimminilo, Trying Together

Panelists include:

    • Heather Hopson, Single Mom Defined
    • Muffy Mendoza Brown, Brown Mommas
    • Megan Rose, Center for Women Pittsburgh

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form. Share this flyer with your network.

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January 26, 2021

Centering Women in Economic Recovery Efforts

Join The Salon from January 25 – 29, 2021 for “Centering Women in Economic Recovery” to learn about the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce.

About

Centering Women in Economic Recovery is a free five-day lunchtime series with regional female thought leaders from organizations with deep expertise in policy, business, community, public sector, and education. Each day at noon, panelists will explore the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce and discuss the policies and actions needed to build a more female-forward infrastructure that supports equity for working women.

Featured Sessions

State & Federal Policy Response

Monday, January 25, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Heather Arnet, Women and Girls Foundation

Panelists include:

    • Megan Nestor, Fourth Economy
    • Carol Joyner, Family Values@Work
    • Claire Ewing-Nelson, National Women’s Law Center
    • Rochelle Jackson, Black Women’s Policy Agenda
    • Rosamaria Cristello, Latina Community Center

Private & Business Response

Tuesday, January 26, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Jessica Brooks, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Panelists include:

    • Sabrina Saunders, Vibrant Pittsburgh
    • Katherine Kellaman, Port Authority of Allegheny County
    • Carrie Riggle, First Commonwealth Bank
    • Anne Gargas, Torchlight

Government & Public Sector Response

Wednesday, January 27, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Anne Sekula, The Salon

Panelists include:

    • Anu Jain, City of Pittsburgh GEC / Workforce Equity Initiative
    • Moriah Hathaway, Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Women

Community & Nonprofit Response

Thursday, January 28, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Michelle Pagano Heck, Nonprofit Talent

Panelists include:

    • Angela Reynolds, YWCA
    • Bobbi Watt Greer, The United Way of Southwest PA
    • Tanya Volkes Mallory, Dress for Success
    • Michelle McMurray, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Child Care & K-12 Public Education Response

Friday, January 29, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Cara Cimminilo, Trying Together

Panelists include:

    • Heather Hopson, Single Mom Defined
    • Muffy Mendoza Brown, Brown Mommas
    • Megan Rose, Center for Women Pittsburgh

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form. Share this flyer with your network.

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January 25, 2021

Centering Women in Economic Recovery Efforts

Join The Salon from January 25 – 29, 2021 for “Centering Women in Economic Recovery” to learn about the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce.

About

Centering Women in Economic Recovery is a free five-day lunchtime series with regional female thought leaders from organizations with deep expertise in policy, business, community, public sector, and education. Each day at noon, panelists will explore the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce and discuss the policies and actions needed to build a more female-forward infrastructure that supports equity for working women.

Featured Sessions

State & Federal Policy Response

Monday, January 25, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Heather Arnet, Women and Girls Foundation

Panelists include:

    • Megan Nestor, Fourth Economy
    • Carol Joyner, Family Values@Work
    • Claire Ewing-Nelson, National Women’s Law Center
    • Rochelle Jackson, Black Women’s Policy Agenda
    • Rosamaria Cristello, Latina Community Center

Private & Business Response

Tuesday, January 26, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Jessica Brooks, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Panelists include:

    • Sabrina Saunders, Vibrant Pittsburgh
    • Katherine Kellaman, Port Authority of Allegheny County
    • Carrie Riggle, First Commonwealth Bank
    • Anne Gargas, Torchlight

Government & Public Sector Response

Wednesday, January 27, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Anne Sekula, The Salon

Panelists include:

    • Anu Jain, City of Pittsburgh GEC / Workforce Equity Initiative
    • Moriah Hathaway, Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Women

Community & Nonprofit Response

Thursday, January 28, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Michelle Pagano Heck, Nonprofit Talent

Panelists include:

    • Angela Reynolds, YWCA
    • Bobbi Watt Greer, The United Way of Southwest PA
    • Tanya Volkes Mallory, Dress for Success
    • Michelle McMurray, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Child Care & K-12 Public Education Response

Friday, January 29, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Cara Cimminilo, Trying Together

Panelists include:

    • Heather Hopson, Single Mom Defined
    • Muffy Mendoza Brown, Brown Mommas
    • Megan Rose, Center for Women Pittsburgh

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form. Share this flyer with your network.

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December 17, 2020

Engaging and Teaching Parents About Technology

Are you interested in learning how to teach parents about technology? Join Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Karina Gathu, and Tay Gudmundson on December 17 for “Engaging and Teaching Parents About Technology.”

About

Parents can be collaborators or obstacles when the topic of technology comes up. With more remote learning than ever, schools need parents. Educators often talk to parents when mistakes or accidents happen, as a reactionary measure. However, schools can be more proactive about preventing those mistakes by reaching out and understanding parents’ situations and worries. This webinar will draw from on-the-ground work with hundreds of parents, sharing survey results with their biggest concerns. Time for questions will be provided.

Featured Topics

In this webinar, professionals will:

    • learn the five most important things parents should know about digital citizenship,
    • learn how, when, why, and who to host a digital parenting event with, and
    • learn how to be proactive with parents, not reactive.

Registration

This webinar is best suited for K-12 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. To register, visit the EdWeb website.

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December 15, 2020

2020 SOC Symposium | Father Family Involvement

Are you interested in learning how Pennsylvania can build better futures for children through greater father family involvement? Join the National Association of Social Workers on December 1, 8, and 15 for the 2020 SOC Symposium. This event is virtual.

About

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Includes a brief presentation of Pennsylvania’s Journey to ensure child wellbeing, safety, and permanency for every child within the Commonwealth, as well as personal interviews with two Distinguished Pennsylvania System Change Leaders for Greater Father Family Involvement: “From Whence They Come.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Addresses the consequences of Father Absence and or Father Non-Involvement, and the need to move forward, a diverse group of expert panelists will help participants to unravel the question, “Are Fathers intentionally included, or not, in Pennsylvania’s child and family services and programming that are designed to enhance well-being outcomes for both?”

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A Call to Action, as the Symposium comes to a close, with Media Q&A. Drs. Myers, Goode, Horn will emphasize why this mission is so crucial and will illuminate the strategy for moving Pennsylvania forward now!

Registration

To register for the Symposium, visit the event webpage. Online registration will be available until December 1, 2020. CEU credits available.

More Information

For registration questions, please contact Asagen.naswpa@socialworkers.org.

Share this flyer with your network.

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December 8, 2020

2020 SOC Symposium | Father Family Involvement

Are you interested in learning how Pennsylvania can build better futures for children through greater father family involvement? Join the National Association of Social Workers on December 1, 8, and 15 for the 2020 SOC Symposium. This event is virtual.

About

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Includes a brief presentation of Pennsylvania’s Journey to ensure child wellbeing, safety, and permanency for every child within the Commonwealth, as well as personal interviews with two Distinguished Pennsylvania System Change Leaders for Greater Father Family Involvement: “From Whence They Come.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Addresses the consequences of Father Absence and or Father Non-Involvement, and the need to move forward, a diverse group of expert panelists will help participants to unravel the question, “Are Fathers intentionally included, or not, in Pennsylvania’s child and family services and programming that are designed to enhance well-being outcomes for both?”

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A Call to Action, as the Symposium comes to a close, with Media Q&A. Drs. Myers, Goode, Horn will emphasize why this mission is so crucial and will illuminate the strategy for moving Pennsylvania forward now!

Registration

To register for the Symposium, visit the event webpage. Online registration will be available until December 1, 2020. CEU credits available.

More Information

For registration questions, please contact Asagen.naswpa@socialworkers.org.

Share this flyer with your network.

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December 4, 2020

Early Literacy Virtual Conference

Are you interested in learning actionable strategies for teaching the five pillars of reading, especially in distance and hybrid learning environments? Join Learning Ally on December 4, 2020 for the “Early Literacy Virtual Conference.”

About

Join Learning Ally on December 4 for a full day of early literacy professional learning featuring keynote speakers Kai-leé Berke and Barbara Steinberg, in addition to 12 other experts. By attending, professionals will:

    • Discover actionable strategies for teaching the five pillars of reading, especially in a distance or hybrid learning environment.
    • Understand the milestones in early literacy development so you can better meet the needs of all your students.
    • Learn what it means to be intentionally anti-biased and culturally relevant when teaching literacy in a diverse classroom.
    • Connect with the experts and other educators to share first-hand experiences to drive lasting change in your teaching practice.

Registration

To register for the conference, visit the Learning Ally website. Attendees will be able to earn up to 16 Continuing Education (CE) hours live or on-demand through January 31, 2021.