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September 23, 2019

celebratED!

As a new school year begins, join celebratED! for an evening of joyfulness honoring the wonderful educators of the Pittsburgh region!

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August 24, 2019

Back-to-School Bash

Join the Latino Community Center on August 24 for their Back to School Bash at PNC Park!

About

The Back-to-School Bash is a great opportunity for both parents and providers! For parents, celebrate the day with your children and enjoy live music, activities, and food while learning about programs available in your region! For providers, enjoy the day while connecting with the Latino community!

Activities

The event will feature:

  • a book bag and school supply giveaway,
  • children’s activities,
  • a DJ,
  • a meet and greet with the Pirates,
  • a taco bar,
  • and more!

Learn More

To learn more and ask questions, email Emily Blair at eblair@latinocommunitycenter.org.

Interested in hosting a table at the event? Click here to register. 

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July 24, 2019

Learning Power: Examining the Future of Education

Join New America, the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, and the CREATE Lab on July 24 for a stimulating afternoon of sharing and conversation about the future of education.

About

Community members and organizations are invited to share their unique questions and concerns regarding artificial intelligence, personalized learning, and other automation in their teaching and learning context. All people and perspectives are welcome.

The event will feature Professor Nicole Mirra and others, including special guests from YMCA LighthouseTeenBloc A+ Schools, and Steeltown Entertainment, to exchange learnings from the many projects across the Pittsburgh area that combine technology and humanities approaches to learning.

Featured Participants

    • Kristina Ishmael
      Senior Project Manager, Teaching, Learning, and Tech Program, New America
    • Nicole Mirra
      Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Educattion, Rutgers University
      Author, Educating for Empathy: Literacy Learning and Civic Engagement
    • Laura Roop
      Director, Western Pennsylvania Writing Project

Registration

To register for this event, visit the RSVP page.

Learn More

This event is part of a larger Connected Conversations series produced by New America with communities in and around Pittsburgh, Southwestern Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, in partnership with Remake Learning and other local organizations. See New America’s event page to learn more.

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July 23, 2019

Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration & Domestic Violence

Join the Partnerships for Family Support Office of Child Development on July 23 to learn how to recognize and support children and families impacted by incarceration and domestic violence. This training is for staff of centers in the Allegheny County Family Support Network.

About

Living in a household with domestic violence is a source of trauma for children. Even if the children don’t see the domestic violence, they are affected by the conflict in their family. Having a parent in jail or prison is also a source of trauma, as parental incarceration may include witnessing a parent being arrested, adjusting to their parent being gone, and adjusting to the return of their parents after serving a sentence.

When exposed to situations of domestic violence or incarceration, children can develop serious emotional and behavioral difficulties, many of which aren’t always recognized by parents or caregivers. As a result, children do not always get the help they need. In this training, participants will learn how to recognize, and support children and families impacted by these traumas.

Registration & More Information

To learn more, ask questions, and register, visit the event page. 

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July 20, 2019

Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum

Join the Center for Urban Education from July 18 to July 20 for their 2019 Summer Educator Forum.

About

The Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a professional learning experience for education professionals, including pre- and practicing educators in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region, that focuses on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Act 48 credits are available.

During this intensive forum, participants from PreK-12 from all subject areas will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the topic, while experiencing a series of workshops and keynote speakers, including Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: The Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Registration

Registration is required; fees vary.

To register, visit the CUESEF event page.

Learn More

To learn more and see the forum schedule, visit the Center for Urban Education website.

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July 19, 2019

Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum

Join the Center for Urban Education from July 18 to July 20 for their 2019 Summer Educator Forum.

About

The Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a professional learning experience for education professionals, including pre- and practicing educators in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region, that focuses on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Act 48 credits are available.

During this intensive forum, participants from PreK-12 from all subject areas will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the topic, while experiencing a series of workshops and keynote speakers, including Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: The Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Registration

Registration is required; fees vary.

To register, visit the CUESEF event page.

Learn More

To learn more and see the forum schedule, visit the Center for Urban Education website.

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July 18, 2019

Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum

Join the Center for Urban Education from July 18 to July 20 for their 2019 Summer Educator Forum.

About

The Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a professional learning experience for education professionals, including pre- and practicing educators in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region, that focuses on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Act 48 credits are available.

During this intensive forum, participants from PreK-12 from all subject areas will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the topic, while experiencing a series of workshops and keynote speakers, including Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: The Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Registration

Registration is required; fees vary.

To register, visit the CUESEF event page.

Learn More

To learn more and see the forum schedule, visit the Center for Urban Education website.

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July 12, 2019

Don’t Be A Trigger: Trauma-Informed Care Approach

Looking for a more in-depth dive into Trauma-Informed Care? Join Debralyn Woodberry Shaw of ELIE Circle, LLC to explore trauma might manifest in your early childhood or youth program.

About

Our past experiences – personal, familial, societal – influence our brain development and shape how we interpret and respond to the world. In this session, youth workers will explore how trauma might manifest in their program. Participants will also learn how self-awareness and a growth mindset aid in creating a Trauma-Informed Community and protect youth workers from the effects of vicarious trauma. Lunch will be provided.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

    • be introduced to the Trauma-Informed Care framework,
    • become familiar with the foundations of Trauma-Informed Care,
    • understand complex trauma and the parts of the brain related to trauma,
    • be introduced to vicarious trauma,
    • identify self-care and building resilience techniques,
    • reflect on their past experiences and how they influence their interactions with young people, and
    • explore the concept of a growth mindset.

Registration and Questions

To register for this workshop, visit APOST’s event page.

For questions, contact APOST at 412.456.6876.

*Information provided by APOST

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July 11, 2019

Babywearing 101

Join MAYA Organization and Healthy Start Pittsburgh for Babywearing 101 to learn alternative ways to carry your baby!

About

Parents and caregivers are invited to find out how babywearing can benefit moms, dads, caregivers, and babies! Try out different carries and learn how to use them properly alongside a MAYA educator and doula, Jaime Horst, for this fun and interactive class.

Registration

To register or ask questions, call 412.945.7670, ext. 103; email christy@mayaorganization.org; or visit their Facebook event page.

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July 10, 2019

Supporting Math Skills with Developmentally Appropriate Music Activities

Join Music Together on July 10 for an edWebinar exploring opportunities to support young children’s emerging math skills with developmentally appropriate music activities.

About

In this edWebinar, participants will learn about developmentally appropriate music and movement activities that naturally support children’s exploration of math concepts, including pattern, sequence, representation, proportion, and opposites. Participants will be introduced to new songs and chants they can use in their work with children, hear about research on the topic, and see ways to lead music experiences with young children.

This edWebinar will be of interest to educators working with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. Time for questions will be provided.

Register

To register and learn more about this edWebinar, visit the event page.