Webinars (22)

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Multilingualism and heritage languages in early childhood education: Amplifying a call to action

Recorded: May 1, 2024

In this webinar, LENA’s researchers will expand on their findings about inequities in child care and preschool settings with a new dataset. These findings will act as a springboard to a solutions-based discussion, inviting perspectives from experts on supporting multi-language learners in early childhood. 

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Sustainable, scalable initiatives in early childhood: What’s next for funding and quality improvement?

Recorded: Jan 30, 2024

It’s no easy task for early childhood leaders to strategically disburse funds from PDG B-5, CCDBG, CLSD, and ARPA grants into the hands of LEAs and CCR&Rs. In fact, the alphabet soup of early childhood education funding streams can be a bit hard to digest, so to speak. In this webinar, state leaders will tell the stories of how and why they invested in initiatives for statewide implementation, as well as their visions for further expansion and impact.

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Setbacks and Solutions: Helping early educators navigate language and social-emotional delays

Recorded: Sep 14, 2023

It’s more important than ever to equip early childhood educators to address children’s unique needs and help get their language and social-emotional development on track. There’s strong new evidence to suggest that LENA Grow, a language-focused professional development program for early educators, is effective at doing just that.

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“Because of the data”: LENA Grow at Pasco County Schools

Recorded: Jun 22, 2023

The Director of Early Childhood Programs and an instructional coach from Pasco County Schools, Fla., describe the why and the how of their LENA journey, touching on topics such as family engagement, CLASS scores, funding, and teacher job satisfaction.

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A New Approach to Data-driven Quality Improvement in Early Childhood Programs

Recorded: Dec 5, 2022

Hosted by the BUILD Initiative and featuring Jodi Whiteman, LENA’s Director of Partnerships and Growth, this webinar examines how state leaders at looking at quality improvement initiatives in terms of cost and scalability, alignment with philosophy, impact and evaluation, and provider perspectives.

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Providence Talks Replication: Celebrating and Looking Ahead

Recorded: Oct 13, 2022

In 2019, five U.S. cities were selected to receive a three-year grant to replicate the widely celebrated Providence Talks early literacy program. As the grant period draws to a close, we’re sharing their stories of what worked. 

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Every interaction counts: Bringing back a thriving culture through early talk

Recorded: Apr 27, 2022

Join ELC of Orange County and ELC of Sarasota County as they share their data and stories on how they’ve increased teacher confidence, competence, and CLASS scores while improving quality assessment outcomes despite the challenges of the past two years.   

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What the Texas Rising Star QRIS can tell us about quality child care interactions

Recorded: Sep 15, 2021

In Texas, the most recent review of the early childhood QRIS called for a greater emphasis to be placed on caregiver-child interactions. How is Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas using LENA Grow to help child care providers increase quality adult-child interactions?

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Head Start Funding Opportunities

Recorded: Aug 11, 2020

How can we leverage funding opportunities to integrate a trauma-informed approach to accelerating language and literacy skills?

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Mitigating the Academic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 in Child Care

Recorded: Jun 3, 2020

COVID-19 recommendations have changed the way child care providers are able to interact with children and support their early academic and social development. How can we continue to adapt while creating a positive learning environment?

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Creating Inclusive and Equitable Classroom Experiences

Recorded: Nov 14, 2019

What does equity look like in early childhood classrooms? Learn concrete strategies for supporting coaches, teachers, and administrators in fostering more equitable classroom environments.

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Building Classroom Quality Through Language

Recorded: Jun 2, 2019

How can organizations support teachers in building classroom quality through interactive language? See where we stand and learn about the challenges and opportunities associated with increasing interactions.

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Birmingham Invests $1 Million in Early Childhood Education. What It Means

Ryan MichaelsOct 25, 2022

The City of Birmingham has made its largest investment ever in early childhood education, with a $1 million investment in Birmingham Talks, an initiative that provides curriculum, innovative technology, and personalized coaching to help build language skills in preschool-aged children.