Description: Featuring premier speakers from across the United States, each webinar brings together the knowledge of on-the-ground experts and relevant topics that every classroom in America is facing now.
Description: STEM Learning is the largest provider of education and career support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Online courses give teachers, technicians and volunteers the ability to take professional development into their own hands and learn wherever and whenever suits their busy schedule.
Description: Resources in Effective Instruction examine best practices for educators engaging with various student populations about topics ranging from bullying and character education to the engineering design process.
Description: STEM Ecosystems is a virtual collection of resources, webinars and workshops intended to help families keep learning going for their children while schools and other activities are suspended.
Host: Leaders of Literacy: West Virginia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Network of Support
Time/Date: New episodes are released the first and third Mondays of every month
Audience: Pre-k – 5
Description: The West Virginia Leaders of Literacy Podcast is designed to strengthen early literacy in West Virginia by providing teachers and educational stakeholders with research and resources centered around the four components (school readiness, attendance, extended learning, and high-quality instruction) of the WV Campaign for Grade-Level reading through engaging conversations and interviews with teachers and other experts.
Description: In this course learners will identify the characteristics of effective digital learning days, recognize how digital learning days are a viable solution for schools and districts, explore best practices for planning, communication and implementation of digital learning. Learners will also consider open educational resources, shared content and web tools, acknowledge considerations for extended digital learning days and discover additional digital learning day resources.
Description: This module describes how teachers can help students stay on task by learning to regulate their behavior. The four strategies discussed are self-monitoring, self-instruction, goal-setting, and self-reinforcement (est. completion time: 1.5 hours).
Description: Radford University’s ASSET program provides self-paced, competency-based, online professional development to help rural teachers meet the needs of all students in today’s increasingly challenging classrooms.
Description: The main goal is to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math into accessible and practical forms. Using research to teach math well and how to bring about high levels of student engagement and achievement that research has not previously been made accessible to teachers.
Description: Session (recorded March 2020) discusses what’s required for reading comprehension to happen and how it’s related to language comprehension. We will also examine fluency through the PALS WRI (word recognition in isolation) task and ORIC (oral reading in context) comprehension scores while learning how to support comprehension with a comprehensive diet through each stage of reading development. (Approximately 44 minutes).
Description: This webinar (recorded February 2020) provides a comprehensive overview of oral language development. The four areas of oral language that will be examined are as follows: the language centered environment, vocabulary instruction, listening and conversation skills and conceptual knowledge development. Instructional practices, strategies and activities to promote oral language development in young children are also discussed. (Approximately 52 minutes).
Time/Date: January 2020 Premier Monthly Webinar (recorded available on demand)
Audience: Pre-k – 8 teachers using PALS
Description: In this webinar, we will give a comprehensive review of the synchronous relationship of reading and spelling development. We’ll examine each of the reading and spelling developmental stages and show how they work together to drive your student’s literacy progression. We’ll examine PALS reading, spelling and grouping reports to give you an understanding of each report and how to utilize the data to drive instruction. (Approximately 56 minutes).
Description: In the “Concept of Word in Text: Why it Matters” webinar (recorded October 2019) you will learn why concept of word is a critical component of emergent literacy instruction and why it should be the central focus of instruction for emergent readers. We will review all of the components of Concept of Word text instruction so that students can develop a firm COW by the end of kindergarten! (Approximately 38 minutes).
Host: National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning
Time/Date: May 05, 2020; 3:00 pm–4:00 p.m.
Description: Explore the Math component of STEAM, including its importance to preschooler’s development. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Preschool teachers and family childcare providers will learn strategies and teaching practices that help all children explore math. Also, teacher will discover strategies for using art to encourage math concepts and skills.
Time/Date: Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. until further notice
Audience: Educators and other Early Intervention Providers
Description: The VKC TRIAD for a series of web-based training opportunities on the remote delivery of early intervention services to young children with ASD and related developmental delays and disabilities. While many schools and clinic based services are currently suspended do to the COVID-19 pandemic, our goal is to equip educators and early intervention providers with information and resources to continue serving families from a distance. Through participation in this series, early intervention providers will receive information on the following topics: How to access web-based curricula on evidence-based practices to support young children with ASD. Available curricula include Communication, Challenging Behavior, Social Play, Sleep, and Toilet Training.
Host: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center – Families First Online Education Series
Time/Date: Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. until further notice
Audience: Families and Educators
Description: Join the VKC TRIAD’s Families First team for a series of web-based educational opportunities for caregivers of young children with autism. These will include information on topics such as how to schedule your day at home during this time, how to structure specific activities within your day, and how to continue to work on goal areas while services may be paused. Participants are able to attend as few or as many as they would like, as this is not a series. Once you are registered for this opportunity, you are able to join any of the weeks you are able. These will also be recorded for those unable to attend during the specified time.