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December 3, 2015 – I-LABS co-directors Drs. Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff gave the Science Plenary at Zero to Three’s 30th annual National Training Institute in Seattle. Over 3,000 people attended the conference, visiting from all 50 states and 8 different countries. The Outreach team provided a session on communicating early learning science to the media and presented a poster detailing the development of I-LABS online training modules.
Read more about the event here.
August 4, 2015 - Outreach team members Amelia Bachleda, Ph.D. and Jane Hu, Ph.D. participated in the statewide Starting Strong conference. At the conference, I-LABS offered a workshop for the early learning community in Washington. The training focused on the latest in brain development and learning from others.
April-May, 2015 - The Zero To Three: Early Head Start National Resource Center invited the I-LABS Outreach team to speak with the new Early Head Start/Child Care partnership grantees. Outreach Director, Sarah R. Lytle, Ph.D., and Outreach Specialists, Jane, Hu Ph.D. and Jennifer Larson, Ph.D., kicked off each of six regional orientation meetings with a plenary address on brain science. Their travels took them from Boston to San Francisco, and the Outreach team welcomed this opportunity to speak to audiences nationwide.
May 6, 2015 - Outreach team members Jane Hu and Jennifer Larson partnered with staff at Hilltop Children's Center to develop a full day workshop for the Infant and Early Childhood Conference in Tacoma, WA. This preconference session, Baby Scientists: How Children Learn From Early Experience, paired the latest research findings with innovative ways to integrate the research into the classroom.
May 3, 2015 - Sarah spoke about best practices in screen media at a national meeting convened by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Based on insights from the meeting, the Academy has since revised its screen media recommendations and issued updated advice to parents this fall. Read more on the AAP website.
March 9, 2015 – In a first for I-LABS, Sarah presented research findings at the South By Southwest EDU Conference, called a "mecca for ed-tech" by Education Weekly. Just before Sarah gave her talk, she said, "All the focus so far has been on school-aged and college kids, so I'm excited to talk about how to give kids the early learning environment they need." She devised a hashtag for her talk, #babybrains, so that attendees could share what they were learning on Twitter.
Read more about the event (and the tweets!) here.
July 29, 2014 – I-LABS Outreach and Education Director Sarah Roseberry Lytle delivered the Research to Practice Plenary at the national Birth To Three (BTT) Institute in Washington DC. The conference was attended by more than 2,000 early childhood professionals working in Early Head Start, Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start. Sarah's presentation was also live-streamed, allowing more than 700 additional professionals from around the country to tune-in. The goal of BTT is to disseminate information about best practices in the field as well as research implications for improved practice.
June 28, 2014 - The Pacific Northwest region of the National School Board Association held their Summer 2014 meeting in Seattle. Traditionally, the conference hosts choose to highlight one specific program or activity during the meeting and the Washington State School District Administrators (WSSDA) chose I-LABS! Outreach Director Sarah Roseberry Lytle presented to the group on the importance of learning in the first years of life and discussed the newest evidence that the skills children gain in these years are foundational to their later success.