Apply for Educators’ Neighborhood Learning Community Cohort 2

About Educator’s Neighborhood

Educators’ Neighborhood: Learning and Growing Together is a place for educators to learn more and with each other, inspired by the life and work of Fred Rogers.  The Fred Rogers Center will grow an expanded community of educators to study episodes of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” read from the Fred Rogers Center Archive, and generate new ideas together connected with their daily practice with young children.

If you are interested in joining, apply to be part of the Educators’ Neighborhood Learning Community. Requirements are available here.  Applications are due May 15, 2020.

More Information

For more information, visit the Fred Rogers Center website.

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A Message of Hope from Fred Rogers

For many of us, we are experiencing feelings of loss, confusion, and despair as we witness the impact of the Coronavirus on our children, families, and our school community.  In this time of uncertainty, the Fred Rogers Center created a helpful resource for child-serving professionals and families to talk to children about the Coronavirus and navigate digital learning.  The Fred Rogers Center complied this tool based on materials in the Fred Rogers Archive.

To learn more visit: Support for Helpers during Coronavirus

Better Questions for Children and Technology in 2020

In a recent article on EdSurge, Chip Donohue, Founding Director of the Technology in Early Childhood Center at Erikson Institute and Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center, shares his key takeaways about the most powerful ideas and practices when using technologies with young children.  Additionally, Donohue shares advice for teachers and stresses “relationships matter most.”

“Technology-mediated family engagement and nudges work.  Use tools to enhance family engagement and relationships,  help families keep in touch at a distance and strengthen parent-child interaction.”

To learn more visit:  Beyond Screen Time: Better Questions for Children and Technology in 2020.