Tinyhood | September 21, 2021
Tinyhood, the leading online education platform for parents, has launched a first-of-its-kind class Sleep 101: The Baby Sleep Solution for parents of babies 4-24 months. Taught by renowned sleep consultant Natalie Willes, this online class will teach parents to help their babies start sleeping 10-12 hours a night and taking predictable, longer naps in a matter of days.
For parents whose babies are struggling with short naps, nighttime or early wakings, or need to be rocked or nursed to sleep, this class gives parents a scientifically proven, step-by-step method that will help their babies learn the important skill of independent sleep for both bedtime and naps, along with access to moderated office hours with the expert. Plus, unlike in other online sleep classes, Tinyhood's class covers how to handle the most common troubleshooting scenarios such as regressions, illnesses, nap transitions, travel, and more -- through the toddler years. Taught by a sleep expert who's helped over 10,000 families, this program is truly as close as you can get to private sleep advice with one of the world's greatest sleep coaches.
"Tinyhood saw an opportunity to create a next-generation virtual class that combines the immersive experience of working with a sleep expert with the convenience and quality of best in class online learning," said co-founder and CEO Becky Miller. "With our professionally produced courses, we're able to provide an unmatched on-demand viewing experience complete with detailed schedules, worksheets, and moderated office hours with our expert. You can even follow along with real families as they implement the sleep program."
Tinyhood's courses are taught by the industry's leading experts in order to give parents the most reliable information. The platform is created with the busy, modern parent in mind. All courses are 100 percent flexible, allowing parents to learn at their own pace and in the comfort of their own homes.
"Studies show that babies who sleep well tend to be happier, with better emotional regulation." said co-founder and CTO Susan Blinn. "I'm just grateful that with our new class we are able to help families get the rest they need to grow & thrive."
Tinyhood is the leading online learning platform for the modern parent, giving them information they can trust and strategies to make them feel empowered throughout their parenting journey. Every Tinyhood course is taught by top experts, and topics range from pregnancy through toddlerhood. The courses are 100% flexible allowing parents to watch them at their own pace, on their own time, and in the privacy of their own home. Each course also comes with interactive checklists and guides, a private community, and expert office hours to help you troubleshoot issues as you go. Kids don't come with a manual, but this is pretty close.
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NASA | June 09, 2022
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson helped hand out food with an extra serving of STEM activities to children and families at New Beginnings Church – The Gathering Place in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, June 3. Called NASA Artemis Learning Lunchboxes, the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, created the kits aimed at inspiring and educating youth and families in communities underrepresented in STEM about NASA's upcoming Artemis missions.
NASA's Artemis missions include returning humans to the Moon for the first time in over 50 years. Among the plans, NASA will land the first woman and person of color on the lunar surface as missions at the Moon pave the way for human exploration of Mars.
COSI developed the NASA Artemis Learning Lunchbox to inspire today's students – the Artemis Generation – to consider and pursue careers in tomorrow's STEM workforce. Made possible through NASA's Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) program, the lunchboxes contain five space-focused learning activities that showcase the diversity of STEM at NASA and the importance of STEM education for the future of our workforce.
"Every child has a dream, and every child needs to achieve that dream, and when you talk to adults who are now astronauts or aerospace engineers, it all started with a spark – being taught something that inspired their life. We need to make sure every kid, regardless of zip code or socioeconomic status, has the promise to achieve that because they may be the next astronaut or scientific mind that will get us further in our exploration of space, It's all about partnerships. We can't thank NASA enough for their generosity in both dollars and support of this great initiative."
-Dr. Frederic Bertley, president & CEO, COSI.
Along with COSI, NASA's partners on the initiative also include Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Orlando Science Center.
The kickoff event supplied 500 NASA Artemis Learning Lunchboxes to students and families, while COSI plans to distribute a total of 30,000 to local food banks across the country. COSI will continue to partner with local nonprofit organizations like the Orlando Science Center where they can showcase interactive dry ice experiments first-hand for children across the country. This innovative, community-based model will bring together other science centers and museums, afterschool providers, and community leaders to highlight the importance of STEM education.
TEAM II awards are funded through NASA's Next Generation (Next Gen) STEM project, which is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. By connecting K-12 students and their formal and informal educators to NASA's endeavors in exploration and discovery, Next Gen STEM strives to reduce the barriers to participation in STEM and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and astronauts.
EdCuration | August 09, 2021
EdCuration, the online marketplace for curriculum materials, today announced the launch of a free program for educators to pilot digital instructional resources. The EdCuration Certified EdTrustees Program pairs K-12 teachers and administrators with innovative, online courses of their choosing to pilot with students.
"The pandemic drove a rapid switch to digital and remote learning, so educators are now wondering if they have the highest quality curriculum going forward," said EdCuration CEO Timeri Tolnay. "With EdCuration's Certified EdTrustees Program, we make it simple for educators to find, test, and evaluate the best instructional materials for their students and themselves before they commit to an important purchase."
The curriculum resources available to educators in the Program include a wide range of K-12 core, supplemental and trending subjects, from computer science, history, math and STEM to creative arts, financial literacy, coding and social emotional learning, among others. Through the Program, educators will have direct impact on improving instructional materials and resources by providing feedback on what is working in today's online and hybrid-learning classrooms.
At the end of each pilot, feedback about the curriculum resource will be shared with the curriculum developer and posted on EdCuration's website so that other educators can read the product reviews and use the information for future pilot and purchasing decisions.
The Certified EdTrustees Program also will provide school and district administrators with a way to recognize their up-and-coming leaders and support their professional learning at no cost. Once their Program application is approved, educators will choose and complete at least two of four ExPLorations, EdCuration's short, professional-learning courses. Each video-based course can take from 45 minutes to one hour to complete and several have accompanying workbooks for additional subject practice. The micro professional-learning courses also provide educators with the opportunity for continuing education credit.
Educators who are interested in piloting EdCuration's courses can apply to participate in the EdCuration EdTrustees Community. Each month the company hosts a community meetup to discuss high-quality instructional resources, career advancement, workplace experiences and other education issues. The first Community meetup will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
Founded in 2018, EdCuration simplifies the curriculum buying process by bringing educators and the best educational programs together in one collaborative, online marketplace.