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NAECR Networking

NAECR Networking

Connecting Early Childhood Policy and Research

Elizabeth Lopez Everett, deputy director of First Five Nebraska outlined Nebraska Legislature rules and procedures, and discussed how her organization works with state lawmakers to help ensure early childhood research remains a priority.

NAECR Policy Fellows Soo-Young Hong, associate professor of child, youth and family studies, and associate dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, and Marc Goodrich, assistant professor of special education and communication disorders, also shared their thoughts and experiences.

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NAECR Knowledge

NAECR Knowledge

Sharing Research Effectively Via Social Media and Marketing

Dana Ludvik, CYFS communications and media specialist, outlined the basics of integrated marketing communications in the context of sharing research effectively. She discussed how social media can help get research in front of the right audiences, how to create compelling content and how researchers should talk to the media.

NAECR researcher Patty Kuo also shared her experiences in leveraging social media to disseminate her research and recruit research participants. Rachel Wenzl, associate director, Research Compliance Services, offered guidance and perspectives on compliance issues.

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NAECR Knowledge/Networking

NAECR Knowledge/Networking

Research Partnerships

The second combined NAECR Knowledge/Networking event of the fall explored how early childhood researchers have adjusted ways they initiate, maintain and address research partnerships in the time of COVID-19.

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NAECR Knowledge/Networking

NAECR Knowledge/Networking

Creative Data Collection

The first combined NAECR Knowledge/Networking event addressed some creative data collection methods to consider when working with children, families and early childhood practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NAECR Knowledge

NAECR Knowledge

Accessing and Using Publicly Available Data Sets

Dr. Lorey Wheeler and Dr. Natalie Koziol of the Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics & Psychometrics discussed how to access and use publicly available data sets, with a specific focus on utilizing early childhood data sets.

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NAECR Knowledge

NAECR Knowledge

Making Your Data Publicly Available

Leslie Delserone and Erica DeFrain of University Libraries, and Jeffrey Stevens, associate professor of psychology, led a discussion on best practices for making research data publicly available.

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NAECR Networking

NAECR Networking

Global Child Development with Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa, Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at New York University Steinhardt, led a Sept. 26 discussion titled, "Evaluating Early Childhood Development Programming at Scale for Refugee and Conflict-Area Populations" at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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K-3 CLASS Observation Training

K-3 CLASS Observation Training


Participants learned how development affects classroom interactions and the link between effective teacher-child interactions as it relates to learning. Training included an overview of the CLASS measure and its uses, and prepared participants to assess teaching quality based on the CLASS system.

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NAECR Networking

NAECR Networking

Connecting with Community Research Partners

The second NAECR Networking series took place May 1 with a training event designed to highlight how researchers and community partners work together to advance early childhood research and practice.

More than two-dozen people attended the event to learn about University of Nebraska researchers latest work in the early childhood field.

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Pre-K CLASS Observation Training

Pre-K CLASS Observation Training


Participants learned how development affects classroom interactions and the link between effective teacher-child interactions as it relates to learning. Training included an overview of the CLASS measure and its uses, and prepared participants to assess teaching quality based on the CLASS system.

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K-3 CLASS Observation Training

K-3 CLASS Observation Training


Participants learned how development affects classroom interactions and the link between effective teacher-child interactions as it relates to learning. Training included an overview of the CLASS measure and its uses, and prepared participants to assess teaching quality based on the CLASS system.

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McBride Presentation

Presentation and Roundtable Discussion

University-Based Child Development Laboratory Schools: A Vision for the Future

Dr. Brent McBride presented on strategies that allow university-based child development laboratory schools to balance the demands associated with providing high-quality early care and education services while maximizing teaching, research and outreach/engagement activities. This event was hosted by UNL Child, Youth and Family Studies and NAECR.

Dr. McBride is one of the leading researchers in the area of father involvement in families of children with disabilities. His cutting-edge research provides critical insight on how to better support fathers struggling within this challenging parenting context, as well as early intervention personnel working with these families.

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NAECR-Knowledge

NAECR Knowledge

Video Data Collection, Administration & Coding

The second NAECR Knowledge series took place Feb. 7 with a training event designed to highlight video data collection, administration and coding.

More than two-dozen people attended the event, “Video Data Collection, Administration and Coding,” to learn more about ways video can aid data gathering and early childhood research.

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NAECR Knowledge

Box Features and Data Security

The NAECR Knowledge series began Nov. 14 with a training event designed to highlight Box features and data security.

More than 20 people attended — in person and via video conferencing — to learn more about Box's most useful features, and to discuss how to share secure data using the collaborative file storage tool.

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NAECR-Networking

NAECR/Nebraska Extension Networking

Connecting Nebraska Extension and Early Childhood Research

What is Nebraska Extension and how can it support early childhood research? How can early childhood research be used in Extension materials and educational programming?

Hear researcher teams share their work and how they have partnered with Extension, and explore opportunities for future collaborations.

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2018 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood

Creating connections Among Research, Practice & Policy

The fifth biennial CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood was held on Wednesday, April 25 at Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. The summit consisted of numerous presentations and related roundtable discussions on the research and practices that are improving the developmental trajectories of young children.

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2016 UNL/Brazil Partners Working Meeting

IMPROVING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN: A UNL-BRAZIL COLLABORATIVE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Launching a global partnership for change

The mission of this two-day working meeting is to bring together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Brazil to improve young children’s lives through global interdisciplinary research collaboration, and to share evidence-based practices that promote the intellectual, behavioral, and social-emotional development and functioning of young children. We envision this initial meeting as a starting point for long-lasting and engaged research partnerships between Brazil and Nebraska.

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2016 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood

Creating connections Among Research, Practice & Policy

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS), the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and First Five Nebraska hosted the fourth biennial CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood on Thursday, April 7 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The summit consisted of numerous presentations and related roundtable discussions on the research and practices that are improving the developmental trajectories of young children. This free, daylong event also included lunch and an evening reception for all registered participants.

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2014 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood

Creating connections Among Research, Practice & Policy

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS), the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and First Five Nebraska invite you to review proceedings from the 2014 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood held April 10, 2014 at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln, NE.

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2012 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood

Creating connections Among Research, Practice & Policy

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute (BECI) invite you to review proceedings from the 2012 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood held April 25, 2012.

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2010 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood

Creating connections Among Research, Practice & Policy

Welcome to the 2010 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood website brought to you by the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools (CYFS). This year's theme was Creating Connections Between Research and Practice.

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