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Upcoming Webinars

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Providence Talks Replication: Early Childhood Innovation at the Municipal Level

November 5, 2019 1:00 pm EDT

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.

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Creating Inclusive and Equitable Classroom Experiences

November 14, 2019 12:30 pm EDT

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 stakeholders at every level in fostering more equitable classroom environments.

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Research Webinars

2018: The Year of the Conversational Turn

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. Watch now!

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

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. Watch now!

Program Webinars

Introduction to LENA Grow

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! Watch now!

Introduction to LENA Start

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. Watch now!

How to Implement LENA Start with Parents Younger than 20

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. Watch now!

Introduction to LENA Home

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. Watch now!

Introduction to LENA SP

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. Watch now!

Special Topics

Using LENA to Strengthen Your Head Start Program and Recompetition Grant Application

Together with LENA, Head Start programs are making measurable improvements in their children’s language outcomes at the age when it matters most. Join us for a short presentation and Q&A on LENA and our easy-to-launch programs for parents, teachers, and home visitors. Watch now!

Building Classroom Quality Through Language

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. Watch now!

Maximizing Coaching Sessions with LENA Grow Data

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. Watch now!

Field notes: LENA Start implementers on building community partnerships

Forming partnerships is one of the most effective ways to supercharge your program’s reach and impact. In this webinar, hear from a panel of representatives from LENA Start sites on how they’ve identified and engaged key partners. Watch now!

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