November 21, 2019

Guiding Students’ Early Learning Journeys

Young children have boundless energy—and endless curiosity about the world around them. They also have so much to learn. As educators, our challenge is twofold: first, to determine what children already know; and second, to use this insight to provide engaging learning experiences that will help them grow.


During the “Guiding Students’ Early Learning Journeys” webinar, Dr. Scott McConnell and Dr. Jan Bryan will share strategies for meeting these challenges, along with practical tips for assessing your early learners more effectively. Participants will explore:

    • what science tells us about the natural knowledge of young learners;
    • how we can use brief measures to accurately assess this knowledge;
    • how these measures also provide valuable insights into overall development and growth; and
    • how to use these insights to guide learning journeys from preK through grade 3.

This session will be of interest to pre-k through elementary teachers, school and district leaders, assessment and curriculum directors and coordinators, early childhood education directors, and RTI/MTSS coordinators. Time for questions will be provided.


To register and learn more, visit the edWeb website.


November 20, 2019

Breaking Bold: Igniting a Love for Learning

Join Weston Kieschnick, Senior Fellow at the International Center for Leadership in Education, on November 20 for his webinar, “Breaking Bold: Igniting a Love for Learning.”


More than pedagogical understanding, instructional strategies, or even content knowledge, the number one factor in predicting a child’s academic success is the absence, or presence, of positive teacher-student interactions. Leaders and teachers need a simple framework and process for cultivating a culture centered around high expectations, resilience, and creativity. Attendees will:

    • explore the 12 research-based characteristics for cultivating masterful relationships,
    • gain practical strategies for implementing these in everyday practice, and
    • reflect on current practices and identify simple ways to build positive interactions with more students every day.

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders. Time for questions will be provided.


To learn more and register, visit the edWeb website.


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.


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.


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


April 25, 2019

Engaging Early Learners with Technology: Sharing Research and Best Practices


In this edWebinar, the presenters will discuss the best practices for technology use with young children (birth through age five) and their families. They will also discuss how to support early childhood educators in grades K-3 with effective technology strategies. Research on technology use in early childhood education from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Common Sense Media will provide the framework for this discussion. With digital devices becoming more readily available in school settings, the logistics of implementing technology in the classroom as a tool for learning must be examined in order to utilize emerging technology most effectively.


The edWebinar will also share insights from a roundtable facilitated by Hi5!, a kindergarten readiness and registration campaign in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. The roundtable served as a professional development and networking event for over 20 school districts to share best practices for how they are using technology to support the transition to kindergarten for students and families. The discussion included developmentally appropriate technology use across the early childhood continuum.


This presentation will be of interest to preK-3 teachers and school leaders. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation. Be sure to view and share this event flyer (PDF) with your network.

For more information and registration, click here.