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PBS Western Reserve and the Ohio Ed Techs are Here to Help!
We know many schools may be moving to online instruction in the near future. In an effort to help with this transition, PBS Western Reserve in collaboration with the Ohio EdTechs, is providing free professional learning videos focusing on online teaching. These resources (www.ohioedtechs.org) are available today, with additional resources being added throughout the weeks to follow. Certificates of completion and contact hours are available.

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Need assistance teaching in an online environment? Educators may click on the link below during office hours to video conference with an instructor and ask questions about teaching resources and web tools available for online teaching and learning. Please note that we are unable to help with technical issues.

Monday & Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Video chat or call us during office hours at 888-EdTech-8 (888-338-3248) (Messages left after hours will be returned during our virtual office hours.)

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Literacy Tips
These video resources were developed by the Ohio Educational Television Stations under the the direction of the Broadcast Educational Media Commission addresses Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education and the importance of early learning. Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education #EachChildOurFuture specifically calls out the importance of early learning. The "Literacy Tips Across the Ages" video series includes ten videos focused on literacy learning from prenatal to adolescence. Research-based strategies and skills were outlined for parents and caregivers in a user-friendly format.
Prenatal - 12 months

Prenatal - 12 months

Early Literacy development starts while reading to a baby during pregnancy. Reading to your infant creates a special bonding time with a caregiver as well as a lifelong love of reading.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MhNheM26sas

12 - 24 months

12 - 24 months

Toddlers 12-24 months of age are learning to be independent but still need help making choices. Reading books or acting out stories will increase their interest in reading and understanding of language.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WmOr3m4nmTI

24 - 36 months

24 - 36 months

At the age of 24- 36 months children are expanding their language, self-help skills and managing their feelings. Listening to a story being read will support early literacy skills.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/drx9CcDJYTo

3 and 4 year olds

3 and 4 year olds

Three-year-old children are becoming interested in books and specific topics. Provide a child with many books and label familiar objects around your home to support early literacy.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KDbmJ0Pdd34

Early Literacy Milestones

Early Literacy Milestones

From birth to age four, children reach early literacy milestones that support foundational skills in reading.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EB6WrAklqHw

Early Literacy Skills

Early Literacy Skills

Early Literacy skills include print awareness, phonemic awareness, vocabulary knowledge, print motivation, and letter knowledge. Practicing these basic skills supports early reading success.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yveWlEXQ-UM

Reading to your School Aged Child

Reading to your School Aged Child

Reading with your school-age child two to three times per week at least ten minutes at a time promotes a love for reading.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hCTDSbTF_sA

Adolescent Readers

Adolescent Readers

Adolescent literacy skills begin to build upon basic literacy skills around grade 4 and continue through high school and are practiced in all academic content areas.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R6jNQqy4_Jo

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

Children learning English as a second language need instruction and support in phonemic awareness, mouth awareness, and vocabulary skills.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eGMNeAdPePc

When to be Concerned

When to be Concerned

Children all grow and develop skills at different rates. Many developmental scales have guidelines or recommended ages for children to be reaching certain milestones. By the time children are in kindergarten, they should be able to use early literacy skills in order to be successful readers.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/95lmvbV2Ymw


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