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December 3, 2020

Fifth Annual Healthy Schools Summit

Are you interested in translating research into action to create green and healthy schools? Join Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) on Thursday, December 3 for the Fifth Annual Healthy Schools Summit.

About

During this virtual conference, national, state, and local experts will tackle the following questions:

    • How are school stakeholders coming together to realize their shared goal for green, safe, and healthy schools for students and staff to return to?
    • How are school leaders translating public health research into action to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
    • What resources are available for educators, nurses, parents, and students to respond to existing and emerging school health needs?

For information on the Summit sessions, please see the list below or view the full Summit Agenda.

 


 

Morning Sessions

    • “From Research to Action and Knowledge to Practice”: Keynote Address
      by Tracy Enger, Program Manager, U.S Environmental Protection Agency
    • “Public Health Decision Making for School Leaders: A Panel Discussion”
      with panelists Dr. Farhad Ahmed (PA Dept of Health), Aimee Eckmann (Perkins + Will), Dr. Megan Freeman (Children’s Hospital), and Dr. Robert Scherrer (Allegheny Intermediate Unit
    • “Clearing the Air: Indoor Air Quality in the Time of COVID-19”: Expert Panel
      with panelists Nina Hwang (Green Seal), Al Pater (Riverview School District), Lynn Rose (Environmental Health Consultant), and Raj Setty (Setty & Associates)

Afternoon Sessions

    • “The Future of Green and Healthy Schools” Afternoon Address
      by Anisa Heming, Director, Center for Green Schools, US Green Building Council
    • Celebrating Five Years of Success through Our Healthy Schools Recognition Program: Virtual Awards Ceremony
      • Option A – Learning Through Pandemics Past: Bringing Public Health and Civics into the Classroom
      • Option B – “It’s Just a Cold” Navigating Student Health During COVID-19: Panel Discussion
      • Option C – Civic Engagement Through Climate Literacy

 


Registration

To register for the Summit, visit the Eventbrite page. For questions, please email Kara Rubio, Healthy Schools Manager at kara@womenforahealthyenvironment.org.

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October 21, 2020

Early Childhood Education Summit

Are you interested in engaging with early childhood thought-leaders and gaining knowledge through online professional development? Attend the Virtual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit from October 18 – 21, 2020. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available.

About

The ECE Summit features 12 sessions, 60 workshops, and four online specialized networking opportunities that offer early learning professionals opportunities to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.

This is a fully virtual event. Each day will feature a Keynote presentation and four tracks of workshop sessions. Opportunities to connect with peers will be available through live chat. Sessions will be recorded. Paid attendees will be able to view sessions after the Summit and earn PQAS and Act 48 credit.

Featured Topics

The Summit features a wide range of workshops, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Emotionally Safe Environments for Infants and Toddlers
    • Yoga and Mindfulness for Preschoolers
    • Trauma-Informed Assessment in Early Childhood
    • Family Engagement Through a Strengths-Based Lens
    • Designing Classrooms with the Brain in Mind
    • Getting Little Hands on the Land
    • Supporting Infant Teacher Degree Attainment
    • Advocacy 201: Crafting and Sharing Your Message
    • Managing Challenging Behavior

Registration

To register for the Conference, visit the event webpage. A Summit Schedule and workshop descriptions are available on the Early Childhood Education Summit website. View the schedule. 

More Information

For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education Summit webpage or call 717.657.9000.

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October 20, 2020

Early Childhood Education Summit

Are you interested in engaging with early childhood thought-leaders and gaining knowledge through online professional development? Attend the Virtual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit from October 18 – 21, 2020. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available.

About

The ECE Summit features 12 sessions, 60 workshops, and four online specialized networking opportunities that offer early learning professionals opportunities to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.

This is a fully virtual event. Each day will feature a Keynote presentation and four tracks of workshop sessions. Opportunities to connect with peers will be available through live chat. Sessions will be recorded. Paid attendees will be able to view sessions after the Summit and earn PQAS and Act 48 credit.

Featured Topics

The Summit features a wide range of workshops, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Emotionally Safe Environments for Infants and Toddlers
    • Yoga and Mindfulness for Preschoolers
    • Trauma-Informed Assessment in Early Childhood
    • Family Engagement Through a Strengths-Based Lens
    • Designing Classrooms with the Brain in Mind
    • Getting Little Hands on the Land
    • Supporting Infant Teacher Degree Attainment
    • Advocacy 201: Crafting and Sharing Your Message
    • Managing Challenging Behavior

Registration

To register for the Conference, visit the event webpage. A Summit Schedule and workshop descriptions are available on the Early Childhood Education Summit website. View the schedule. 

More Information

For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education Summit webpage or call 717.657.9000.

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October 19, 2020

Early Childhood Education Summit

Are you interested in engaging with early childhood thought-leaders and gaining knowledge through online professional development? Attend the Virtual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit from October 18 – 21, 2020. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available.

About

The ECE Summit features 12 sessions, 60 workshops, and four online specialized networking opportunities that offer early learning professionals opportunities to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.

This is a fully virtual event. Each day will feature a Keynote presentation and four tracks of workshop sessions. Opportunities to connect with peers will be available through live chat. Sessions will be recorded. Paid attendees will be able to view sessions after the Summit and earn PQAS and Act 48 credit.

Featured Topics

The Summit features a wide range of workshops, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Emotionally Safe Environments for Infants and Toddlers
    • Yoga and Mindfulness for Preschoolers
    • Trauma-Informed Assessment in Early Childhood
    • Family Engagement Through a Strengths-Based Lens
    • Designing Classrooms with the Brain in Mind
    • Getting Little Hands on the Land
    • Supporting Infant Teacher Degree Attainment
    • Advocacy 201: Crafting and Sharing Your Message
    • Managing Challenging Behavior

Registration

To register for the Conference, visit the event webpage. A Summit Schedule and workshop descriptions are available on the Early Childhood Education Summit website. View the schedule. 

More Information

For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education Summit webpage or call 717.657.9000.

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October 18, 2020

Early Childhood Education Summit

Are you interested in engaging with early childhood thought-leaders and gaining knowledge through online professional development? Attend the Virtual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit from October 18 – 21, 2020. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available.

About

The ECE Summit features 12 sessions, 60 workshops, and four online specialized networking opportunities that offer early learning professionals opportunities to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.

This is a fully virtual event. Each day will feature a Keynote presentation and four tracks of workshop sessions. Opportunities to connect with peers will be available through live chat. Sessions will be recorded. Paid attendees will be able to view sessions after the Summit and earn PQAS and Act 48 credit.

Featured Topics

The Summit features a wide range of workshops, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Emotionally Safe Environments for Infants and Toddlers
    • Yoga and Mindfulness for Preschoolers
    • Trauma-Informed Assessment in Early Childhood
    • Family Engagement Through a Strengths-Based Lens
    • Designing Classrooms with the Brain in Mind
    • Getting Little Hands on the Land
    • Supporting Infant Teacher Degree Attainment
    • Advocacy 201: Crafting and Sharing Your Message
    • Managing Challenging Behavior

Registration

To register for the Conference, visit the event webpage. A Summit Schedule and workshop descriptions are available on the Early Childhood Education Summit website. View the schedule. 

More Information

For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education Summit webpage or call 717.657.9000.

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November 16, 2019

Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) Parent Summit

The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) Parent Summit is a half-day experience that empowers families by offering workshops that will enable them to better support their child and work with schools. Workshop sessions will be offered by school district staff in collaboration with parents and community organizations.

Workshop topics have been identified by PPS parents and families and will serve as a support to help their students be successful.

Registration

Registration is required and space is limited. If child care is needed, please specify during your registration. Child care will be provided. To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.

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October 25, 2019

Healthy School Summit 2019

Join Healthy Schools Pennsylvania on Friday, October 25 for their 4th Annual Healthy Schools Summit to learn, collaborate, and commit to creating healthier, greener, and more sustainable learning environments for all children in our region!

Morning Sessions

    • Foundations for Student Success: How School Buildings Influence Student Health, Thinking, & Performance
      Keynote Speaker – Erika Eitland, MPH Program Manager, Schools for Health, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
    • What Does it Take to Create a Healthy School?
      Panel Discussion – Cassandra Brown, RN, Pittsburgh Public Schools; Jake Douglas, Food Services Director, Deer Lakes School District; Christine Schott, Parent and Sustainability Coordinator, Steel Valley School District; Vicki Ammar, Teacher, Pittsburgh Public Schools
    • Celebrating Success through Our Healthy Schools Recognition Program
      Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
    • Working Lunch: What Makes a Successful School Grant Proposal?
      Featuring Tracey Reed Armant from the Grable Foundation

Afternoon Sessions

    • Teaching Resiliency and Environmental Justice in the Classroom
      Educator Workshop – Katie Modic, Director of Education Initiatives at Communitopia
    • Creating a Game-Plan for Whole-School Sustainability
      School Administrator Workshop – Donnan Stoicovy, Head of School, State College Friends School
    • Engaging Parents and Community Partners for Healthy Schools
      Parent and Partner Workshop – Monté Robinson, Community Schools Coordinator, Pittsburgh Public Schools and LaKeisha Wolf, Executive Director, Ujamaa Collective

Registration

To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Learn More

For questions, email Healthy Schools Coordinator, Kara Rubio, at 412.404.2872 or kara@womenforahealthyenvironment.org.

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October 24, 2019

2019 Trauma Summit | Building Connections & Hope

Join Pressley Ridge from October 23–24 for their 2019 Trauma Summit.

About

Over the course of two days, the 2019 Trauma Summit will be an exchange of information, an exploration of successful strategies, and an opportunity for deeper dialogue on what sustains hope for those who have experienced significant adversity.

Participants are also invited to join a private reception with Dr. Bruce Perry on the eve of the Summit, October 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 at Pressley Ridge’s headquarters. Click here to learn more.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.

Questions

For questions, contact Pressley Ridge at 412.872.9400 or ​info@pressleyridge.org.

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October 23, 2019

2019 Trauma Summit | Building Connections & Hope

Join Pressley Ridge from October 23–24 for their 2019 Trauma Summit.

About

Over the course of two days, the 2019 Trauma Summit will be an exchange of information, an exploration of successful strategies, and an opportunity for deeper dialogue on what sustains hope for those who have experienced significant adversity.

Participants are also invited to join a private reception with Dr. Bruce Perry on the eve of the Summit, October 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 at Pressley Ridge’s headquarters. Click here to learn more.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.

Questions

For questions, contact Pressley Ridge at 412.872.9400 or ​info@pressleyridge.org.

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September 16, 2019

Young Children Experiencing Homelessness Summit

Congress approved provisions prioritizing children who experience homelessness to be served by Head Start, the Child Care Development Fund, and other high-quality early learning programs. On September 16, professionals are invited to the “Young Children Experiencing Homelessness Summit: Educate. Collaborate. Inspire.” to explore these changes, identify challenges, and discuss the future.

About

Thousands of young homeless children are in shelter or living doubled up in Pennsylvania, in New Jersey, and in Delaware. High-quality early learning programs like Head Start can strengthen their resilience, but access is a challenge. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Deborah Bergeron, National Director of Head Start, this Summit will explore what has happened since those changes, identify local and national challenges, and consider the role of intermediaries.

Registration

To attend the Summit, complete the event registration webpage.

Learn More

To learn more, visit the event page.

For questions, contact Joe Willard at 267.777.5851 or jwillard@pec-cares.org.

*Information provided by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey