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Collaborating for Success: Fostering Family Engagement in Early Literacy

Dr. Anne Cunningham | Watch Now ►

We know that children do better when families are engaged in their children’s literacy learning, support them at home, and are connected to their school (National Early Literacy Panel, 2008). This webinar will consider how we can initiate a culture of collaboration and home-school literacy partnerships. Educators will learn steps to help families establish home environments and practices to support children to become successful, motivated readers!

About Dr. Anne Cunningham
As a leading researcher in child development and literacy, Professor Anne Cunningham is widely acclaimed for her work providing solid, research-based understanding of language and literacy learning coupled with a wealth of practical ideas and extensive resources. She is the award-winning author of Book Smart: How to Develop and Support a Successful Motivated Reader and HMH’s Big Day for PreK.


Developing Math Concepts

Keri Travis | Watch Now ►

Research shows that math learning plays a powerful role in preparing children to be successful lifelong learners. This webinar will focus on how we can foster children’s mathematical development in preschool, and set them on the path to future school success.

About Keri Travis
With over 6 years in educational publishing and 9 years in public education, Keri Travis is currently a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Implementation Specialist, primarily focused on teacher training in the Early Learning space.


Using Books to Promote Social-Emotional Development


Books provide fun and engaging ways of learning about ourselves and how to work and play nicely with others.This webinar will focus on how books can be used to encourage kindness, empathy and other positive behaviors.

About Francie Alexander
Francie Alexander is the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the Intervention Solutions Group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). She manages the evidence-based portfolio of research projects, and is especially focused on translating research results into recommendations for product development. She provides thought leadership to the group on topics ranging from early learning to support for adolescent learners who struggle. Francie has a long legacy of service to education. Her work is grounded in the classroom, and she has taught students from kindergarten to college.


Play Is Work: The Role of Play in a Child’s Life


The importance of play in child development is underestimated. Children develop important early skills including language, social, and critical thinking through play with peers. This webinar will focus on the role of play in development at different ages from birth through five years.

About Dr. Julie Washington
Dr. Julie Washington, is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education and Communication Disorders in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta. Currently, Dr. Washington’s research is focused on understanding the role of cultural dialect in the identification of Learning Disabilities in school aged African American children and on disentangling the relationship between language production and comprehension on development of reading skills for children growing up in poverty.




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