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Webinars

May 4, 2021

Early Learning Network Spring Webinar Series: Family Engagement

“Home- and School-Based Activities to Support Student Success”

 

Strong family engagement with early childhood programs and schools is key to children’s healthy development and supports their ability to maintain early learning gains. Join two of the Early Learning Network’s research leaders to explore the role of family engagement and at-home learning activities in supporting children’s development.

 

Co-Presenters:

  • JoAnn Hsueh, Ph.D., Director, Family Well-Being & Children’s Development, MDRC
  • Amanda Witte, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

 

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April 20, 2021

Early Learning Network Spring Webinar Series: Transitions & Alignment

“Easing the Transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten”

 

A child’s transition from pre-K to kindergarten is a critical time. It builds the foundation for academic, behavioral and social-emotional skills, as well as positive family-school connections, for years to come. Results from the Early Learning Network’s diverse research studies suggest there is significant misalignment — or lack of continuity — in the experiences children have across the pre-K to kindergarten transition. Join two of the Early Learning Network’s research leaders to explore alignment and discuss ways to ease children’s transition to formal school.

 

Co-Presenters:

  • Ginny Vitiello, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
  • Kelly Purtell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University

 

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May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Spanish-language Webinar – Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce

“Cómo Ayudar a Los Niños Pequeños en Casa Durante la Pandemia: Estrategias para Apoyar a Sus Hijos con la Transición a Kinder Desde Casa” (“How to Help Young Children at Home During the Pandemic: Strategies to Support Your Children with the Transition to Kindergarten from Home”)

 

The Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce hosted Spanish-language Zoom webinar led by Early Learning Network researcher Ximena Franco, Ph.D. Video is available from her presentation highlighting strategies parents can use at home to support their child’s transition to kindergarten, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting uncertainty surrounding the 2020-21 academic year.

 

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March 30, 2020

Policy Communications Webinar – Spring 2020

 

“Research Data Visualization for Policymaker & Practitioner Audiences”

 

True North Group’s Marci McCoy-Roth provides helpful tips and insights on creating effective and accessible data visualizations for policymaker and practitioner audiences.

 

View Spring 2020 Webinar Slides (PDF)

 

Related resources

View a handout with tips for displaying data effectively using charts.

Cheat Sheet on Chart Conventions

Oct. 24, 2019

Policy Communications Webinar – Fall 2019

 

“Communicating Research to Policymakers”

 

True North Group’s Marci McCoy-Roth provides information on how to effectively communicate Early Learning Network findings to relevant policy audiences. This topic is an extension of the previous webinar focused on creating policy briefs, and is intended to help network members gain a deeper understanding of how to reach important policy stakeholders at various spheres of influence.

 

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May 7, 2019

Policy Communications Webinar – Spring 2019

 

“Making Research Matter: Creating Policy Briefs”

 

True North Group’s Hope Cooper and Marci McCoy-Roth provide details on how to create an effective policy brief — an important tool to drive research into action. They share how to structure a policy brief, offer tips on how to best communicate with policy audiences and facilitate case study analysis.

 

View Spring 2019 Webinar Slides (PDF)

Oct. 29, 2018

Policy Communications Webinar – Fall 2018

 

“Making Research Matter: Communicating Network Research Findings to Policymakers”

 

True North Group’s Hope Cooper and Marci McCoy-Roth provide introductory information on why it is important to share research in a policy context, identify different policy audiences and roles, and discuss emerging trends in evidence-based policy.

 

View Fall 2018 Webinar Slides (PDF)

 

Related resources

View a list of additional resources related to communicating evidence-based research with policymakers.

Download Webinar Resources List (PDF)

 

 

These resources are part of the Early Learning Network’s four-part webinar series focused on policy communications.