Episode 53: Building Effective School Community Partnerships

Looking for ways to build effective school-community partnerships? In this episode, Early and Elementary Learning Specialists, Becky Lewis and Samantha Statler discuss the benefits and importance of forming effective school-community partnerships. Tune in to hear a little more about where you can start on your journey to building effective school-community partnerships. Show Notes ...

Episode 52: Summer Learning: How We Can Support You

Join Becky Lewis, Brandie Turner, and J.D. Maue, as they discuss how the Early and Elementary Technical Assistance Center (EL TAC) and Marshall University's June Harless Center can support districts and educators throughout the state with their summer learning programs. Show Notes Show Transcript

Ep. 50 Interview with Leslie Summers

In this episode, Early and Elementary Learning Specialists Becky Lewis and Danielle Irby interview Leslie Summers. Leslie works in the WVU Extension Office and discusses some of the extended learning services that are available through the WVU Extension Office. Leslie primary role as the 4-H agent focuses on positive youth development by offering programs ...

Episode 51: Tips and Lessons from Summer S.O.L.E.

 Join Becky Lewis, Brandie Turner, and Christy Schwartz, as they discuss the engaging, hand-on activities that West Virginia Students experienced last year as a part of the Summer SOLE Grant Program. Christy shares tips and ideas that districts can take into consideration as they plan their upcoming summer learning programs. Show Notes Show ...

Episode 49: Extended Learning Opportunities with STEAM

This is a great time of the year to start planning for those engaging summer learning opportunities for your students this upcoming summer. In this episode, two of the Early and Elementary Learning Specialists speak with Keisha Runion-Thompson, the Science, STEAM, Computer Science, and Social Studies coordinator for Early and Elementary Services in the ...

Episode 35: Interview with Darlene Dingess-Adkins

Planning for extended learning opportunities is an important task that our district leaders and community partners engage in annually; however, with the impact on learning that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, it is critical to ensure that these extended learning opportunities are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to support students’ learning recovery. Today, Brittany Fike ...

Episode 34: Summer Learning Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on education and student learning. With the uncertainty of how much learning loss has occurred, how can districts, community partners, and educators ensure that summer programming is effective in helping students recover from the pandemic? Today, Brittany Fike and I sit down to discuss the latest ...

Episode 30: Interview with Milagros Nores

Engaging parents and families and working to create strong partnerships is an important way for educators to enhance the overall well-being of the children in their classroom. During the recent unprecedented times, we have experienced, the home-school connections and the strength of these partnerships may seem compromised. But what does the research say? Today, ...

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