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March 28, 2020

UnConference: Exceptional Care with a Team Approach to Inclusion

Are you interested in learning about the role collaboration plays in creating inclusive environments for young children? Join Trying Together and The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh on March 28 at The Children’s Institute (1405 Shady Avenue) for “UnConference: Exceptional Care with a Team Approach to Inclusion.”

About

Young children thrive and grow in their natural learning environments, including children with developmental differences. Educators play a critical role in creating an inclusive and diverse environment for children to feel a sense of belonging, to feel valued as a member of the classroom and to feel empowered to learn to their full ability. This UnConference dives into the importance of working together – a collaboration between teachers, intervention specialists, and parents/caregivers – to provide this environment for children to learn and grow in differentiated ways yet feel included in the group.

Our keynote features Wendy Pardee, President and CEO of The Children’s Institute, who will share how they have created a collaborative environment that provides a positive view on early intervention in an effort to bring different parties together in the best interest of the child. The keynote is followed by a panel discussion featuring an educator, parent, and intervention specialist. Other workshops include: developing an understanding of what early intervention is, how to work with families, what you need to know during early intervention strategies, how to adapt lessons for different learning abilities, and more.

What’s Included

By attending the UnConference, professionals will:

    • enjoy a light breakfast and lunch,
    • participate in hands-on, interactive workshops,
    • network with professional colleagues,
    • be eligible to receive 5.5 PQAS/DHS credits and/or Act 28 hours;
    • and experience refreshed or refined thinking about our work with young children.

Registration

Registrations to attend must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020. For individuals or groups with less than six people, please register using the form below. For groups of more than six people, contact Yu-Ling at conference@tryingtogether.org to learn more about receiving a 10% discount.

When workshops are finalized, participants will receive an email from Yu-Ling to select their preferred workshops. Due to limited space in each workshop, Trying Together recommends registering early as placement is dependent on the date of your registration. UnConference staff will do their best to match participants with their requested workshops, but placement is not guaranteed.

More Information

For more information, visit Trying Together’s UnConference page.

This event is sponsored by PNC Grow Up Great and co-hosed by The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh.

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January 31, 2020

Exceptional Care with a Team Approach to Inclusion

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January 30, 2020

Registration Now Open for UnConference: Exceptional Care

Are you interested in learning about the role collaboration plays in creating inclusive environments for young children? Join Trying Together and The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh on March 28 at The Children’s Institute (1405 Shady Avenue) for “UnConference: Exceptional Care with a Team Approach to Inclusion.”

About

Young children thrive and grow in their natural learning environments, including children with developmental differences. Educators play a critical role in creating an inclusive and diverse environment for children to feel a sense of belonging, to feel valued as a member of the classroom and to feel empowered to learn to their full ability. This UnConference dives into the importance of working together – a collaboration between teachers, intervention specialists, and parents/caregivers – to provide this environment for children to learn and grow in differentiated ways yet feel included in the group.

Our keynote features Wendy Pardee, President and CEO of The Children’s Institute, who will share how they have created a collaborative environment that provides a positive view on early intervention in an effort to bring different parties together in the best interest of the child. The keynote is followed by a panel discussion featuring an educator, parent, and intervention specialist. Other workshops include: developing an understanding of what early intervention is, how to work with families, what you need to know during early intervention strategies, how to adapt lessons for different learning abilities, and more.

Conference Details

UnConference: Exceptional Care with a Team Approach to Inclusion
Saturday, March 28, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

What’s Included

By attending the UnConference, professionals will:

    • enjoy a light breakfast and lunch,
    • participate in hands-on, interactive workshops,
    • network with professional colleagues,
    • be eligible to receive 5.5 PQAS/DHS credits and/or Act 28 hours;
    • and experience refreshed or refined thinking about our work with young children.

Registration

Registrations to attend must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020. For individuals or groups with less than six people, please register using the form below. For groups of more than six people, contact Yu-Ling at conference@tryingtogether.org to learn more about receiving a 10% discount.

When workshops are finalized, participants will receive an email from Yu-Ling to select their preferred workshops. Due to limited space in each workshop, Trying Together recommends registering early as placement is dependent on the date of your registration. UnConference staff will do their best to match participants with their requested workshops, but placement is not guaranteed.

More Information

For more information, visit Trying Together’s UnConference page.

This event is sponsored by PNC Grow Up Great and co-hosed by The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh.

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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 4, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Wilkinsburg

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

Healthy snacks, discussion, and family activities are provided.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • October 7: Raising A Reader
      Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti 
      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    • October 14: Read It Again!
      Can You Say Moo! Moo! Too?
      Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
    • October 21: Family Feelings
      When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry
      Amazing Feelings
    • October 28: Literacy in the Digital Age
      Blackout
      The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    • November 4: Series Celebration

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Vanessa Thompson at 412.567.1301 or vanessa@tryingtogether.org.

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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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October 28, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Wilkinsburg

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

Healthy snacks, discussion, and family activities are provided.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • October 7: Raising A Reader
      Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti 
      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    • October 14: Read It Again!
      Can You Say Moo! Moo! Too?
      Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
    • October 21: Family Feelings
      When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry
      Amazing Feelings
    • October 28: Literacy in the Digital Age
      Blackout
      The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    • November 4: Series Celebration

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Vanessa Thompson at 412.567.1301 or vanessa@tryingtogether.org.

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October 24, 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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