Topical Webinars

Access archived webinars and resources that are focused on priorities in the field.

SCRIPT-NC Webinar: What you don’t know about ACES

About
National guidance from multiple sources, including Transforming the Workforce and professional organizations, is consistent in the emphasis on the importance of early childhood educators being well prepared to recognize and address the impact of trauma in themselves, young children, and families. Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs is one of the most widely used terms when discussing the traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years) such as experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect. This webinar will unpack what’s important to know about ACEs and share examples of how to integrate opportunities for students to learn and practice this content across different course offerings and field experiences.
Publication Date
October 2021

Topic: 

  • Social-emotional development

Resource Type: 

  • Webinar

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children and Families who have Experienced Maltreatment and Trauma

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

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

SCRIPT-NC Webinar: Early STEM Learning for Children with Disabilities

About
Help early educators learn about how to support young children in STEM learning, and bridge the opportunity gap for young children with disabilities to engage in STEM learning. This webinar will share examples of strategies and processes for supporting young children with disabilities in meaningful STEM learning.
Publication Date
November 2020

Topic: 

  • Instruction
  • Literacy
  • STEM
  • Embedded interventions
  • Inclusion

Resource Type: 

  • Webinar

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children with Disabilities

WEBINAR: Designing for One, Designing for All

About
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an evidence-based set of ideas and practices that can help early childhood and early childhood special educators to more effectively support the individual learning needs of children. While some faculty members include UDL examples for how to support children with disabilities, this webinar will emphasize how these practices can also support children who are dual language learners, children who are new to a setting, and children who have experienced stress or trauma. Content will include an overview of the components of UDL, share examples of how UDL content could be incorporated in courses or presentations on different topics, and provide resources for learning about or incorporating UDL examples.
Publication Date
2019

Topic: 

  • Instruction
  • Inclusion

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets
  • Webinar

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children with Disabilities

From All to Each and Every: Building an Emphasis on Inclusion into Each Course

About
Recent national attention to inclusion (e.g., DEC Recommended Practices, joint policy from the U.S. Departments of HHS and Education) has underscored the need to grow future professionals who can support the inclusion of each child within home, program, and community settings. This webinar will share examples of how to make this happen in each course by sharing free print, audiovisual, web and instructional resources for faculty members to use. Presenter: Camille Catlett
Publication Date
September 2016

Incorporating Playful Approaches to Learning and Development

About
Increasing pressure to conform to standards and kindergarten readiness can dissuade early childhood professionals from incorporating play an effective tool for supporting learning and development. This webinar will highlight opportunities, through readings, activities, and assignments, to incorporate an emphasis on play across early childhood courses. Specific emphasis on learning in outdoor and natural environments will be emphasized. Presenter: Camille Catlett
Publication Date
July 2016

More Than Songs and Sombreros: Incorporating an Emphasis on Dual Language Learners in Your Program

About
Growing numbers of children with home languages and dialects other than academic English make it imperative for programs to prepare future professionals with relevant content and practices. This webinar will highlight ways to emphasize both content and evidence-based practices. Presenter: Camille Catlett
Publication Date
March 2016