Registration is closed for HELP and Success by 6 Winter Webinar Series: Research in Action

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL
Thank you for your interest in this event. The webinar is now full.  If you would like to be put on the waitlist please contact Amy Mullis at amy.mullis@ubc.ca. Amy will add you to the waitlist and share updates with you.

HELP and Success by 6 are pleased to announce the launch of our Winter Webinar Series: Research In Action starting January 2015.  Join us on January 27th for the first of four webinars designed to move human development research conducted by HELP into action in communities across the province by exploring ways to use and apply HELP’s research, and related resources and tools to assist in early years planning activities.

What’s the Difference? Using Critical Difference to Understand EDI Data
Date: January 27, 2015 – Time: 10:00AM to 11:00AM
When exploring trends in children’s development, the broad question that we want to answer is: “Are our kindergarten-aged children doing better, worse, or about the same as in the past?”  HELP has developed a method that communities and stakeholder groups can use to make informed judgments about change over time in Early Development Instrument (EDI) scores. The method that HELP has used to examine ‘change over time’ is described in the literature as Critical Difference.

Join us on January 27th as HELP Researcher, Barry Forer, and HELP Geospatial Lead, Jay Douillard, go beyond this definition and share their knowledge of Critical Difference: What is it? Why it is important? Learn how Critical Difference can help you in your planning and outreach activities and watch a live demonstration of two online tools designed to make calculating Critical Difference in your region, community or district easier. The live presentation will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with webinar participants. Success by 6 Provincial Director, Joseph Dunn, will be joining the webinar to offer perspectives as an Early Years Community Development practitioner in BC.

Who should attend the webinar? Success by 6, Children First and Early Years Community Development Coordinators are encouraged to participate in the webinar, as well as those who are supporting the engagement of communities in regard to EDI research, knowledge translation and community Early Years planning.

Space is limited and registration is required for this free webinar. Participants will receive an email with details for accessing the webinar after registration.

Next up in the Winter Webinar Series
This is the first of four webinars planned and presented in partnership between HELP and Success by 6. Registration will be required for each. A registration announcement will be sent about two weeks prior to each webinar. Please mark the following dates and times in your calendars:

February 26, 2015 1:00-2:00PM
Accessing and applying Aboriginal EDI data in community settings

March 24, 2015 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Exploring HELP’s Socio-economic Status Index

April 28, 2015 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Understanding developmental trajectories: Linking data from the early years to the middle years

Learn more about Success by 6: http://www.successby6bc.ca/
Learn more about the Human Early Learning Partnership: http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/