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SCRIPT-NC 2021 Webinar: Using Children's Books to Support Identity, Equity, and Inclusion

About
Please join us for a stroll down “making memory lane” where we will unpack the many ways in which children's books can play a significant role in supporting each and every child and family. In this webinar we'll explore the concepts of mirrors, windows, and sliding doors, selection criteria that enable children to both have their lives reflected and to gain insight to the lives of others. We'll reveal a new checklist for examining books for bias, offer high-quality resources that share Black and Asian experiences, and share ways in which children's books can be used to enhance STEM learning for children with and without disabilities. Access to books in multiple formats and languages will also be part of this look at how to build literacy and learning into an early childhood course or across an early childhood program. Presenters: SCRIPT-NC team with Hsiu-Wen Yang and Sarah Pedonti from the STEM Innovations for Inclusion in Early Education Center
Publication Date
August 2021

Topic: 

  • Interaction
  • Social-emotional development
  • Instruction
  • Literacy
  • STEM

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets
  • Webinar

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children with Disabilities
  • Children and Families who are Culturally, Racially, and Ethnically Diverse
  • Children who are Dual Language Learners

Natural Resources: Free resources about similarities and differences

About
Identifying similarities and differences is the process of comparing information, sorting concepts into categories, and making connections to existing knowledge. Supporting each young child’s full and equitable participation requires early childhood professionals to build the capacity for children to recognize and talk about differences in ways that are honest and accurate, but also thoughtful and kind. This takes intentionality on the part of professionals, and daily practice and modeling by children and adults. Here are some resources for supporting those capabilities.
Publication Date
July 2021

Topic: 

  • STEM
  • Inclusion

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children with Disabilities
  • Children and Families who are Culturally, Racially, and Ethnically Diverse

Natural Resources: Progress Monitoring

About
Frameworks from both NAEYC and DEC highlight the importance of gathering information about children over time and use that documentation to support wise decisions. Here are some examples of resources that support progress monitoring and/or ongoing child assessment to support educators and children.
Publication Date
June 2021

Topic: 

  • Assessment
  • Progress Monitoring

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets

Natural Resources: Free resources to support UDL

About
Here’s a set of free articles, videos, checklists, and graphics that provide information about what UDL is and how to use it to support diverse young learners so they can show us what they know and are able to do.
Publication Date
May 2021

Topic: 

  • Environment
  • Accommodations and Modifications
  • Inclusion

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children with Disabilities

SCRIPT-NC 2021 Webinar: Explicit and Intentional: Building Emphasis on Culture, Race, and Equity into Early Childhood College Courses

About
Explicit emphasis related to supporting the full and equitable potential of children who are diverse in terms of culture, race, language, ability, opportunity, and life circumstances is now called for by national publications, standards, competencies, and position statements. The challenge for early childhood instructors is how to authentically and intentionally infuse new evidence and practices in courses and field experiences. This session will highlight effective strategies for taking action to address culture, race, and equity as part of activities, experiences, and assignments. Presenters: Cathy Collie-Robinson and Marye Vance (Durham Technical Community College, North Carolina) and the SCRIPT-NC team
Publication Date
April 2021

Resource Type: 

  • Webinar

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children and Families who are Culturally, Racially, and Ethnically Diverse
  • Children who are Dual Language Learners

Natural Resources: Playful Development

About
The 4th edition of NAEYC’s position statement (2020) defines “developmentally appropriate practice” as methods that promote each child’s optimal development and learning through a strengths-based, play-based approach to joyful, engaged learning (p.5). Yet recent shifts to virtual learning and single-minded emphasis on academic achievement have hampered some efforts to support play-based approaches. This collection of resources is designed to provide both evidence and examples of how effectively play may be used to facilitate learning, development, and connections across domains.
Publication Date
March, 2021

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets

SCRIPT-NC 2021 Webinar: Using Technology to Build and Sustain Relationships with Students, Children, and Families

About
Many programs have shifted to hybrid or online teaching models for the foreseeable future. This presents unique opportunities and challenges related to fostering relationships and building community and preparing students for virtual teaching and interactions. This session will open with tools and strategies for cultivating instructor-student and student-student relationships. Significant time will be spent on strategies and opportunities to provide college students with supported practice that will enable them to build meaningful connections with both young children and families. A highlight will be the participation of Marie Kohart, a talented early childhood educator who will share examples of ways in which she builds, sustains, and individualizes relationships in a virtual classroom. Strategies suitable for both synchronous and asynchronous environments will be shared.Presenters: Danielle Savory Seggerson (Lansing Community College, Michigan) and Marie Kohart (University of Kansas, Kansas)
Publication Date
March, 2021

Topic: 

  • Family Engagement
  • Interaction

Resource Type: 

  • Webinar

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