Registration for the Virtual Early Math Symposium is open!
Date & Time:
Friday June 26, 2020
8:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT
This year’s virtual Early Math Symposium will focus on fun, creativity, and discovery while supporting the mathematical development of all young children! Please join us online Friday, June 26. This year’s Symposium will feature keynotes from:
Dr. Doug Clements, Distinguished University of Denver Professor of Early Childhood Mathematics and STEM education, and
Dr. Julie Sarama, Distinguished Professor at the University of Denver and Researcher of Young Children’s Development of Mathematical Concepts
Stuart J. Murphy, Visual Learning Specialist and Award-Winning Children’s Author of the MathStart Series which Integrates Reading with Math and STEM, and
Jon Dueck, Teacher Development and STEM Director for the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Rachel Lambert, Faculty Member at the University of California Santa Barbara whose Interests lie in Mathematics Education, Disability Studies, and Social Justice
The symposium will debut film director Les Mayfield III’sI’m Ready family engagement math shorts: Sneak Peak here: Fluff and Fold
Get ready for lunch recess with Mobius Mysteries Hands on Fun with the AIMS Center for Math and Science. Please have on hand: paper, scissors, tape, and a pen/pencil.
Join us for these early learning breakout sessions:
Math is Everywhere
Effective Online Professional Learning
Math and Art
Family Math Nights
Early Math for Infants and Toddlers
Talking with Young Children about Math
Bringing Language and Math Instruction Together: How best to support young dual language learners (DLLs) in their mathematical journey
What’s the Big Idea? Foundational math for 3- to 6-year olds
STEAM Installations for Home, Care Centers and Classrooms
“More, More, More,” Said the Baby: How language and math work together in the thinking of infants and toddlers
Let’s Play and Learn Together! Games engage ALL children and families in math thinking
Safe Kids Worldwide and JPMA Announce New Resources
for Parents to Keep Children Safe in Cars During COVID-19
Even as families try to stay home as much as possible during the corona virus pandemic, there are times when a trip in the car with the kids is essential. To support parents and caregivers during COVID-19, Safe Kids Worldwide has teamed up with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association to provide parents and caregivers with a suite of online and virtual resources to properly use and install car seats and to keep kids safe in and around cars.
Ultimate Car Seat Guide – This interactive tool provides expert guidance to parents on everything from how to fit a child into a car seat to how to know when it is time to move to a new type of seat.
Live Assistance from Manufacturer Product Specialists – While Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician programs and inspections are less available now, manufacturers are “essential” and continue to help parents use their car seats correctly. This compilation lists customer service phone numbers, websites, hours and video assistance opportunities.
Car Seat Cleaning Tips for COVID-19 – During a time when we are all focused on keeping things sanitary, families can access the latest information from their car seat manual or by contacting their car seat manufacturer.
Interactive Map of State Law Requirements – Car seats, booster seats and seat belts are required in all states and territories, and laws specify how children must be protected by properly used car seats, booster seats or seat belts.
Heatstroke Prevention Tips – In the past two years, more than 100 children died of heatstroke because they were alone or became trapped in a hot car. During COVID-19, be especially careful to avoid this type of tragedy by reviewing these tips.
Due to current events, the 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit will not be taking place in person in Austin as planned and has been adapted into a series of free virtual events, kicking off on the original event date of Friday, June 12, 2020. We’re now hosting a series of four webinars called Texas Fatherhood Fridays over June and July
We’re really excited by the opportunities this new format offers and hope you can join us for each one. See below for dates, agendas, and registration links or find everything on the main Texas Fatherhood Fridays web page.
The 2020 Texas Fatherhood Fridays series is hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Prevention and Early Intervention Division.
JUNE 12, 2020 | SUPPORTING FATHERS 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time
Agenda: ● Welcome and Introduction to the 2020 Virtual Fatherhood Summit Webinar Series: Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Director, Child and Family Research Partnership; Associate Dean, The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs & Sasha Rasco, Associate Commissioner, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services ● Keynote address: Dr. Ron Mincy, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, Columbia University’s School of Social Work ● Introduction of the new online Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub ● Practitioner Stories: Examples of Excellence Awards
JUNE 26, 2020 | FATHERS’ MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time
Agenda: ● Welcome and Updates ● Fathers’ Mental Health Needs Panel: Ed Emmett, former Harris County Judge; Judge Oscar Kazen, Bexar County Court; Kevin Johnson, Positive Recovery Center. Moderator: Dr. Dorothy Mandell, Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, UT Health Sciences Center ● Examples of Excellence – Announcement of Grand Prize Winner
JULY 10, 2020 | FATHERHOOD DURING THE PERINATAL PERIOD 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time REGISTER
Agenda: ● Welcome and Updates ● Fathers’ Impact on Maternal and Child Health During the Perinatal Period, Dr. Dorothy Mandell, Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, UT Health Sciences Center, and Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Child and Family Research Partnership, The University of Texas at Austin ● Q&A
JULY 24, 2020 | FATHERS AND PUBLIC POLICY 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time
Agenda: ● Welcome and Updates ● Enforcement of Access & Visitation for Nonresidential Fathers Panel: Joyce Garcia, El Paso County Domestic Relations Office; Mireya Cepeda, El Paso County Family Court Services Division; David Simpson, Harris County Domestic Relations Office. Moderator: Leah Leone, Access and Visitation, Office of the Attorney General ● Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center: Father Inclusive Policies, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Child and Family Research Partnership, The University of Texas at Austin
As COVID-19 impacts the world and our community, the Parenting Academy is ready to face the challenges with you! Take advantage of FREE virtual parent coaching as you navigate these uncertain times. Register to attend a one-on-one session or group seminar by calling (360) 922-3600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Virtual One-On-One Parent Coaching Sessions
Meet with a specialized parenting coach to focus on achieving the unique goals you have for your child and for yourself as a parent.
Virtual Parenting Group Seminars
These 60-minute seminars focus on a range of topics for parents and provide research-based, practical tips for everyday parenting! Limit of 12 participants per seminar.
Register to attend a one-on-one session or group seminar by calling (360) 922-3600 or emailing email@example.com