A child blows bubbles on a playground with his mother.

Implementing a new community program: What we’ve learned in the first five years of LENA Start

LENA Team / Jan 29, 2020

In 2015, we launched LENA Start, a program for families that provides regular feedback from LENA technology to help increase adult-child interactive talk. Along the way, dedicated local partners have helped us to refine the curriculum, improve implementation, and evaluate success. In this webinar, Partner Success Manager Laura Camp will discuss lessons learned with panelists from two early partner organizations, Iowa State University and Huntsville City Schools.

A skyline illustrates cities where Providence Talks will be replicated.

Providence Talks Replication: Early Childhood Innovation at the Municipal Level

LENA Team / Nov 5, 2019

This webinar will take a deep dive into how Bloomberg Philanthropies has thought about the work involved with the Providence Talks replication and the unique role of city leadership in spearheading change. Join us for an engaging panel discussion that brings in the multiple stakeholder perspectives that make large-scale innovation possible at the city level.

How to Implement LENA Start with Parents Younger than 20

LENA Team / Aug 28, 2019

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to implement LENA Start with groups of teenage parents. We’ll examine the unique challenges and opportunities that come with serving this age range. Two experienced panelists will share their learnings, walking us through best practices and solutions to common obstacles.

Creating Inclusive and Equitable Classroom Experiences

LENA Team / Nov 14, 2019

LENA and Trust for Learning both recognize the importance of language and interaction to boost early brain development and set children up for a lifetime of learning success. Sign up for this webinar to learn more about what equity looks like in early childhood classrooms along with concrete strategies for supporting coaches, teachers, and administrators in fostering more equitable classroom environments.

Introduction to LENA SP

LENA Team / Mar 15, 2019

Learn more about LENA SP, a tool for researchers, clinicians, language professionals, and others who need detailed, scientifically reliable speech-language measurements of children 2 months to 48 months old.

Introduction to LENA Home

LENA Team / Mar 15, 2019

Learn about LENA Home, an add-on to existing home visiting programs that combines a flexible, research-based curriculum with evidence-based feedback from LENA technology. Find out how LENA is helping parents and home visitors collaborate to improve children’s language environments.

Introduction to LENA Start

LENA Team / Mar 15, 2019

Join us to learn more about the effectiveness and ease of implementation of LENA Start, a parent group model designed to support increased early language development and interaction.

Introduction to LENA Grow

LENA Team / Mar 15, 2019

Find out how LENA Grow is helping teachers to increase talk and interactive conversations in early childhood classrooms, and learn about the impacts we’ve seen with the program so far. Hear what teachers and coaches participating across the country are saying about the program!

Building Classroom Quality Through Language

LENA Team / Jun 2, 2019

Learn about how organizations can support teachers in building classroom quality through interactive language, featuring guest presenter Sarah Hadden from Teachstone. We’ll discuss why classroom language matters, where we stand, and the challenges and opportunities associated with increasing interactions.

Beyond the 30 Million Word Gap: A Conversation with Dr. Rachel Romeo

LENA Team / Mar 29, 2018

Join LENA’s president, Dr. Steve Hannon, as he hosts a conversation with Dr. Rachel Romeo, lead author on a study from Harvard and MIT that sheds light into the underlying neural mechanism that makes conversational turns so critical for brain development.

The Power of Conversational Turns

LENA Team / Mar 15, 2018

Three studies published this year have shown the relationship between conversational turns and brain development. Join us for a discussion with the lead researchers, Drs. Jill Gilkerson and Rachel Romeo, moderated by Shannon Rudisill of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative.

Maximizing Coaching Sessions with LENA Grow Data

LENA Team / Jul 19, 2018

How do we support teachers in making strong connections between data and action? Join us as we talk through the insights embedded in LENA metrics and strategies for using them to foster a strengths-based dialogue with teachers that builds enthusiasm for classroom talk.