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May 28, 2019

Development Through the Eyes of an ELL Child

Join Professor Lois Wachtel in this edWebinar as she discusses early childhood developmental milestones through the eyes of a child, particularly an English language learner (ELL) child. Those who work with three- and four-year-old children will have the opportunity to take a closer look at their growth.

About

While we know all young children are amazing individuals, can you recall the vast amount of growth that is taking place in their world on a regular basis? At what age can we expect young children to be able to answer a simple question, name familiar colors, throw a ball, or demonstrate simple problem-solving skills?

During this webinar, Wachtel will discuss all this and more, providing a well-rounded perspective of how young children are building language, physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and motor development skills. Specific examples will be provided with ELLs in mind.

Time for questions will be provided. Continuing Education Credits available.

Registration

For more information and to register, visit the event website.

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May 16, 2019

Pittsburgh Apraxia Specialists Panel

Join Apraxia Kids on May 16 for their Pittsburgh Apraxia Specialists Panel. Attendees will join local speech-language pathologists (SLPs) for a one-of-a-kind panel and Q&A session, visit the Apraxia Kids headquarters, and network with local families, caregivers, and therapists.

About

Apraxia Kids is the leading nonprofit that strengthens the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia of speech by educating professionals and families; facilitating community engagement and outreach; and investing in the future through advocacy and research.

This event coincides with Apraxia Awareness Month, an important time for informing the local community of the struggles that children with apraxia face each day. Apraxia Kids hopes to bring the Pittsburgh community together to raise awareness, support each other, and build a bridge between parents and professionals!

Speakers

  •  Megan Overby, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Duquesne University
  • Kathy Helfrich-Miller, Ph.D., CCC-SLP- Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Jen Rakers, MSLP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd. – UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Carrie Van Soest, MS, CCC-SLP – UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Eileen Cirelli, MS, CCC/L-SLP – Allegheny Intermediate Unit
  • Gretchen Myers, MSLP-CCC; Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech – Center4Speech
  • Katie Micco, MS, CCC-SLP; Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech – Duquesne University

Registration

Registration for this event is free and may be accessed via the event’s webpage.

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April 13, 2019

Español + Arte = Fun | Workshop

Young children are quick learners and avid to explore. This workshop focuses on developing visual art strategies to engage children in a fun and playful way when introduced to a second language. Through exploration of Spanish and bilingual stories, collaboration with peers, and making connections to real-life experiences, educators will be able to develop their own visual-arts strategies and activities to teach a second language to young children.

This event is intended for early childhood educators. Act 48 and PQAS credit hours available.

Registration

To register, visit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s website.

Accessibility

For personal assistance selecting accessible seats or for more information about accessibility for a person with a disability, please contact Customer Service at 412-456-6666.

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April 1, 2019

ADP Symposium 2019: Multilingual and Multicultural Education for Young Children

Join Trying Together and the University of Pittsburgh School of Education for the annual ADP Symposium. This year’s topic is on multilingual and multicultural education in early childhood, featuring keynote presenter Dr. Beth Sondel from the University of Pittsburgh, and panelists Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran from Point Park University, Dr. Xia Chao from Duquesne University, Stephany McMullen from the AIU Latino Family Center, and Dr. Shannon Wanless from the University of Pittsburgh.

Monday, April 1, 2019
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
University of Pittsburgh
David Lawrence Hall

Purpose

This symposium aims to explore the importance of multilingual and multicultural education for young children and educate current and aspiring teachers and childcare workers on how to engage in multilingual and multicultural developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood classrooms. It also touches on building inclusive and diverse curricula for all classrooms. Pittsburgh is on the rise as one of the most diverse cities and has an increasing population of immigrant and refugee families over the past few years. This creates need for equal representation of languages and cultures in educational settings, and for this curriculum to be included in childcare institutions and homes.

Opportunity

By joining Trying Together—which serves young children and families in supporting education—and the Pitt School of Education, we see this as an opportunity for an open dialogue about educational growth for young children from the perspective of a culturally responsive approach. It will also promote awareness of the benefits of multilingual and multicultural education for young children, neurologically, psychologically, and socio-emotionally.

Register

This event is sold out and is no longer accepting registrations.

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March 22, 2019

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) are hosting chat sessions during the winter months to discuss early language and literacy development topics.

Join these 30-minute online chat sessions, offered at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., to discover resources to share with families and implement in your classroom or center. These sessions will take place on the second and fourth Friday of every month from January through March 2019.

Chat Sessions

  • Disconnecting to Connect | January 11, 2019
  • Building Vocabulary | January 25, 2019
  • Storybook Reading | February 8, 2019
  • Print in the Environment | February 22, 2019
  • Playing with Sounds | March 8, 2019
  • Supporting Dual Language Learners | March 22, 2019

More Information

Visit their event website to learn more about the topics, credits, and registration.

PQAS credit hours and Infant/Toddler hours available.

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March 8, 2019

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) are hosting chat sessions during the winter months to discuss early language and literacy development topics.

Join these 30-minute online chat sessions, offered at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., to discover resources to share with families and implement in your classroom or center. These sessions will take place on the second and fourth Friday of every month from January through March 2019.

Chat Sessions

  • Disconnecting to Connect | January 11, 2019
  • Building Vocabulary | January 25, 2019
  • Storybook Reading | February 8, 2019
  • Print in the Environment | February 22, 2019
  • Playing with Sounds | March 8, 2019
  • Supporting Dual Language Learners | March 22, 2019

More Information

Visit their event website to learn more about the topics, credits, and registration.

PQAS credit hours and Infant/Toddler hours available.

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February 22, 2019

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) are hosting chat sessions during the winter months to discuss early language and literacy development topics.

Join these 30-minute online chat sessions, offered at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., to discover resources to share with families and implement in your classroom or center. These sessions will take place on the second and fourth Friday of every month from January through March 2019.

Chat Sessions

  • Disconnecting to Connect | January 11, 2019
  • Building Vocabulary | January 25, 2019
  • Storybook Reading | February 8, 2019
  • Print in the Environment | February 22, 2019
  • Playing with Sounds | March 8, 2019
  • Supporting Dual Language Learners | March 22, 2019

More Information

Visit their event website to learn more about the topics, credits, and registration.

PQAS credit hours and Infant/Toddler hours available.

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February 8, 2019

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) are hosting chat sessions during the winter months to discuss early language and literacy development topics.

Join these 30-minute online chat sessions, offered at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., to discover resources to share with families and implement in your classroom or center. These sessions will take place on the second and fourth Friday of every month from January through March 2019.

Chat Sessions

  • Disconnecting to Connect | January 11, 2019
  • Building Vocabulary | January 25, 2019
  • Storybook Reading | February 8, 2019
  • Print in the Environment | February 22, 2019
  • Playing with Sounds | March 8, 2019
  • Supporting Dual Language Learners | March 22, 2019

More Information

Visit their event website to learn more about the topics, credits, and registration.

PQAS credit hours and Infant/Toddler hours available.

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January 25, 2019

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) are hosting chat sessions during the winter months to discuss early language and literacy development topics.

Join these 30-minute online chat sessions, offered at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., to discover resources to share with families and implement in your classroom or center. These sessions will take place on the second and fourth Friday of every month from January through March 2019.

Chat Sessions

  • Disconnecting to Connect | January 11, 2019
  • Building Vocabulary | January 25, 2019
  • Storybook Reading | February 8, 2019
  • Print in the Environment | February 22, 2019
  • Playing with Sounds | March 8, 2019
  • Supporting Dual Language Learners | March 22, 2019

More Information

Visit their event website to learn more about the topics, credits, and registration.

PQAS credit hours and Infant/Toddler hours available.

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January 11, 2019

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) are hosting chat sessions during the winter months to discuss early language and literacy development topics.

Join these 30-minute online chat sessions, offered at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., to discover resources to share with families and implement in your classroom or center. These sessions will take place on the second and fourth Friday of every month from January through March 2019.

Chat Sessions

  • Disconnecting to Connect | January 11, 2019
  • Building Vocabulary | January 25, 2019
  • Storybook Reading | February 8, 2019
  • Print in the Environment | February 22, 2019
  • Playing with Sounds | March 8, 2019
  • Supporting Dual Language Learners | March 22, 2019

More Information

Visit their event website to learn more about the topics, credits, and registration.

PQAS credit hours and Infant/Toddler hours available.