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March 22, 2022

Sensory Strategies for Early Learners

Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for the upcoming virtual professional development session, “Sensory Strategies for Early Learners.”

This session introduces participants to the most common developmental delays in children, aged birth through five years. It will also share strategies for supporting children with developmental delays. Presenters will identify activities, strategies, and Library resources that can generate positive sensory experiences for all young children.

Registration for this event is available on the Carnegie Library website. For additional information, please contact info@carnegielibrary.org or call 412.622.3114

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March 1, 2022

Every Child Ready to Read, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for the virtual professional development event, “Every Child Ready to Read,” on March 1.

Early childhood educators, community partners, mentors and informal educators will gain information about the life-long impact of developing early literacy skills. The workshop presents an overview of Every Child Ready to Read and enables participants to easily integrate early learning strategies and supports into their existing work with children.

Registration for this event is available on the Carnegie Library website. For additional information, please contact info@carnegielibrary.org or call 412.622.3114

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Advocacy 101

The Advocacy 101 workshop gives an overview of the origin and need for advocacy in our region. Participants will receive an overview of the ELPA campaigns, how ECE programs are impacted by the budget process, and ways professionals and families can use their experience and knowledge to advocate. Participants should leave with foundational knowledge of the ELPA campaigns, and various advocacy actions they participate in or lead.

This session will be virtual via Zoom. Register online to obtain the Zoom link.

Objectives

  1. Gain knowledge of the what advocacy is defined of in regards to early childhood efforts.
  2. Discover what the early childhood landscape consists of in the state of Pennsylvania.
  3. Begin to learn about advocacy strategies and messaging to elevate the early childhood profession.

This course is available for 1.5 hours of PQAS credit (K6.5.C1).

Learn More

Learn more about the Early Learning Pennsylvania campaigns and sign up for public policy alerts on the training together website.

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February 16, 2022

Observing Young Children

Observation is the window into the child’s thinking processes, interests, skills and abilities. Join The Learning Lamp for an upcoming professional development session, “Observing Young Children” on February 16.

Participants will use video clips to practice observation skills and explore how recording our observations of young children can inform program decisions, assessments, and more.

Registration for this event is available on The Learning Lamp website. This session is open to PennAEYC or PennAEYC Shared Services members. Space is limited and registration is required.

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January 19, 2022

ECE Professionalism: A Closer Look at Your Responsibilities

Join The Learning Lamp for an upcoming session, “ECE Professionalism: A Closer Look at Your Responsibilities.” This webinar will explore six professional responsibsilities, discuss ways to support professional growth and development, and explore the skills and mindset of the early childhood professional.

This session is open to PennAEYC or PennAEYC Shared Services members. Space is limited and registration is required.

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January 18, 2022

PNC Financial Management Course

Trying Together is partnering with PNC Bank for a one hour professional development session on financial management. There will be a separate session offered for center-based programs and home-based programs (family, group, relative providers).  The session content will include tools and tips on budgeting, bookkeeping, cash flow, and profit/loss. Space is limited; if you are interested, please use the link below to register.
If you have any questions you can reach out to Allison Hritz, allison@tryingtogether.org.

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January 11, 2022

PNC Financial Management Course

Trying Together is partnering with PNC Bank for a one hour professional development session on financial management. There will be a separate session offered for center-based programs and home-based programs (family, group, relative providers).  The session content will include tools and tips on budgeting, bookkeeping, cash flow, and profit/loss. Space is limited; if you are interested, please use the link below to register.
If you have any questions you can reach out to Allison Hritz, allison@tryingtogether.org.

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November 17, 2021

Instructional Implementations of Interventions That Address Today’s Diverse Classroom

Join EdWeb.net for the upcoming webinar, “Instructional Implementations of Interventions That Address Today’s Diverse Classroom”. In this edWebinar, join Dr. Bonnie Cochran, Dr. Tonya Clarke, Jay Hillman, and Dr. Jessica Talada to hear what other district leaders from around the country are implementing in anticipation of the wider range of learning needs teachers will be facing this school year. The presenters will be exploring the best ways to select evidence-based solutions, designing flexible implementation models, and supporting teachers for accelerated student learning.

Additional Information

The learning loss as a result of the pandemic is no longer hypothetical. All students have been affected and educators are facing a larger number of students who need in-classroom interventions. This urgency requires all educators to find the right solutions that can address this gap knowing that:

  • All students have been affected in some way
  • Math and reading learning have seen the largest declines in scores
  • Students who were one to two years behind have even larger instructional gaps
  • Proven solutions that can be implemented in the classroom in flexible ways have to be considered for students to catch up

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November 10, 2021

Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education

Join edWeb.net for their upcoming webinar, “Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education“. This edWebinar will present a fresh take on trauma-informed practices, with takeaways for teachers, school leaders, and anyone else who is invested in making change in education.

Alex Shevrin Venet, author of Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education, will introduce participants to the key understandings of the Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education framework, sharing stories from her work as a teacher and supporting schools with trauma-informed education. Participants can expect to leave with a new understanding of their role in trauma-informed education and ideas for how to get started.

This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-12 educators, school leaders, district leaders, chief equity officers, and at-risk coordinators. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

 

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June 4, 2021

Free Virtual ECE Courses Available

These virtual professional development sessions explore a range of early childhood topics. Register to build on your professional knowledge, meet professionals in the field, and advance your career.

Virtual Session List

    • Creating an Inclusive Space for Children and Families
      Wednesday, June 9, 2021  |  6 – 7 p.m.  |  Free

      This session will focus on identifying components of an inclusive learning environment, including a discussion on optimal use of space, materials, and room arrangement in an ECE classroom. This course is a part of Trying Together’s Connections and Conversations series.

    • Needs Assessments for PD Planning
      Wednesday, June 23, 2021  |  6 – 7 p.m.  |  Free

      Need help planning your professional development? Join Trying Together on June 23 to engage in conversations that will assess needs for professional development planning.

Registration Process

To register, use the hyperlinked event titles above. Some registrations will take place on the PD Registry. If you do not have a PD Registry account, complete this form to create one.

Ask A Question

For questions about our professional development sessions, contact Jasmine Davis at jasmine@tryingtogether.org. For PD Registry questions, contact pdregistry@pakeys.org.