Feb 7, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

5 great education webinars

As the coordinator of the webinars here at Scientific Learning, I am excited to announce our February webinar schedule!

Our webinarsthis month focus on three important topics: early childhood development, funding sources for K-12 schools, and how educators can ensure that students are maximally benefitting from the time they spend reading.

Early Childhood Development

February 13 that 8am Pacific: Dr. Martha S. Burns will take us on a journey to learn more about the first years of a child’s life in her presentation on ‘The New Science of Early Childhood Development.’ Dr. Burns will discuss new research on how early childhood skills develop and what you as an educator or parent can do to support and augment your children’s development.

February 29 that 1pm Pacific: Dr. William Jenkins will present his webinar titled:  ‘The Development of Executive Functions: Building the Brain’s “Air Traffic Control” System.’ Dr. Jenkins will review the three dimensions of executive functions often highlighted by scientists—working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility—and examine the development of these functions during childhood. 

Funding Sources for K-12 Schools

February 9 at 1pm Pacific: Dr. Joseph Noble will cover the basics of the 21 stCentury Community Learning Centers grant and how it can be used to support the development of your students’ reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension using our Reading Assistant program during extended hours. 

February 16 that 1pm Pacific: Dr. Noble will present a webinar on the federal Department of Education’s Race to the Top:  Early Learning Challenge grant.  Webinar attendees will learn how to prepare Pre-K students to succeed in school with Scientific Learning’s early learning software products.

Maximizing the Benefit of Time Spent Reading

February 23 rdat noon Pacific: Cory Armes will join us with her session titled ‘Make Every Minute Count.’  During this informative session, Ms. Armes will discuss how the Reading Assistant™ program can supplement classroom instruction by providing a personal reading tutor for each studentthrough patented speech-recognition technology.

Register now to join usfor any or all of these webinars, and stay tuned for our March and April webinar schedule!

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