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Webinar Archive

Watch recorded webinars! NAEYC regularly hosts timely webinars that touch on important topics in the early childhood education field
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Early Childhood Science Interest Forum -- Hello Community

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Message from Rhian

I challenge you to maximize your NAEYC membership and invest in practice-changing professional growth opportunities. Here are some ideas for getting started!

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Blog
March 20, 2019

Addressing Quality and Access: China Looks towards DAP

As China and other nations around the world move to incorporate DAP into their early education approach, NAEYC has developed customizable trainings to address the needs of ECE professionals from diverse backgrounds.

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Authored by: Dakota Saunders
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Serious Fun! Online Module

Serious Fun! is an online module that highlights the importance of, and difference between guided play and free play.
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Online Learning: Classroom-Based Assessment

Classroom-Based Assessment is an online mini-course for teachers of preschool children. In this course, you will learn about evidence-based assessment, as well as observation and documentation within the classroom.
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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Posing a Researchable Question

The focus of this article is how to pose a teacher research question. More precisely, the aim is to examine the components of a researchable question and offer suggestions for how to go about the question in a way that makes it researchable.

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Authored by: Andrew Stremmel
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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

The Complexity of Preparing New Teachers

While teachers can, and should, enter their classrooms with a plan in hand, they should also be open to dialogue with the learners.

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Authored by: Jennifer A. Kampmann
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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Parallel Voices Commentary—VOP Articles in the 2018 Compilation

Researching your own teaching practices is fascinating and rewarding. Who better than you to think about what and why you are doing something in your everyday practice?

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Authored by: Dawn Garbett
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Viewpoint. Finding Joy in Kindergarten Mathematics

Research with young learners indicates that a positive attitude about math matters just as much as IQ because it enhances memory and allows children to engage in problem-solving.

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Authored by: Lauren Solarski
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

6x: Getting the Most out of Professional Development

These tips should help you become more enthusiastic and get the most out of your professional development.

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Authored by: Erica Holland
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