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NAECR Knowledge event explores best practices of making data publicly available

Erica DeFrain, University Libraries assistant professor, answers a question about making research data publicly available during an Oct. 29 NAECR Knowledge event.
Erica DeFrain, University Libraries assistant professor, shares information about making research data publicly available during an Oct. 29 NAECR Knowledge event. See gallery.

For early childhood researchers, sharing a study’s findings with the public is a key element of their work. But a myriad of considerations can sometimes make the process confusing.

More than a dozen early childhood researchers gathered Oct. 29 for the NAECR Knowledge presentation, “Making Your Data Publicly Available.” Erica DeFrain and Leslie Delserone of University Libraries joined Jeffrey Stevens, associate professor of psychology, to lead a discussion about best practices for releasing research data to the public. Full Article

Researchers, policymakers gather for first NAECR Policy Fellows Program event

Early childhood researchers and policymakers gather Oct. 10 for the first NAECR Police Fellows Program conversation.
Early childhood researchers and policymakers meet Oct. 10 as part of the NAECR Policy Fellows Program.

About a dozen early childhood researchers and policymakers gathered Oct. 10 for the inaugural NAECR Policy Fellows Program event.

The program features a series of informal conversations between First Five Nebraska and early childhood researchers at the Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research. Full Article

NAECR Networking presentation highlights global child development

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa leads the first NAECR Networking event of the fall Sept. 26 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa, community and developmental psychologist and professor at New York University Steinhardt, discusses global child development issues Sept. 26 at UNMC.

The first NAECR Networking event of the fall semester was Sept. 26 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. More than 40 attended in person and via Zoom video conferencing to hear a presentation about global child development by Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa. Full Article

Community research partnerships highlighted at NAECR Networking event

Community Research Partners panelists at the May 1 NAECR Networking event include, from left, Stephanie Knust, director of Dodge County Head Start; Karla Lester, pediatrician at Omaha's Children's Hospital and Medical Center; and Patty Smith, principal at Fairbury's Central Elementary School.
Community Research Partners panelists at the May 1 NAECR Networking event include, from left, Stephanie Knust, director of Dodge County Head Start; Karla Lester, pediatrician at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha; and Patty Smith, principal at Fairbury’s Central Elementary School. View photo gallery.

Strong partnerships among researchers and community organizations are crucial to enhancing and expanding early childhood research.

More than two-dozen researchers, faculty members and community partners attended the May 1 NAECR Networking event, “Connecting with Community Research Partners,” at the Nebraska Union — in person and via web conferencing — to discuss ways to enhance partnerships between researchers and the various community agencies. Full Article

McBride to explore future of university-based child development laboratory schools

Dr. Brent McBride, professor of human development and director of the Child Development Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brent McBride, professor of human development and director of the Child Development Laboratory at the University of Illinois

The Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research welcomes Brent McBride, professor of human development and director of the Child Development Laboratory at the University of Illinois, to Lincoln for a March 11 presentation.

The event will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Louise Pound Hall 141, and is open to the public. It is co-hosted by NAECR and the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies. Full Article

NAECR Knowledge event brings video data collection into focus

From left, Amanda Prokasky, project coordinator, and Kristen Derr, project manager, answer questions during the Feb. 7 NAECR Knowledge event.
From left, Amanda Prokasky, project coordinator, and Kristen Derr, CYFS project manager, answer questions during the Feb. 7 NAECR Knowledge event.

With video increasingly becoming a more integral part of daily life, it has emerged as an invaluable tool for early childhood researchers’ efforts to gather data to enhance their projects.

More than 20 people attended the Feb. 7 NAECR Knowledge event, “Video Data Collection, Administration and Coding,” at the Nebraska Union — in person and via web conferencing — to learn more about ways video can enhance research studies, including tips for using video. Full Article

NAECR Knowledge series begins with Box training

Ranelle Maltas, technology training services associate, leads a presentation on Box features during a Nov. 14 NAECR Knowledge event at the Nebraska Union.
Ranelle Maltas, technology training services associate, leads a presentation on Box features during a Nov. 14 NAECR Knowledge event at the Nebraska Union.

More than 20 people attended the inaugural NAECR Knowledge event Nov. 14 at the Nebraska Union — in person and via video conferencing — to learn more about Box features and data security.

Information Technology Services’ Ranelle Maltas, technology training services associate, and Cheryl O’Dell, security awareness and incident response manager, outlined some of Box’s most useful features and discussed how to share secure data using the collaborative file storage tool. Full Article

NAECR, Nebraska Extension co-host early childhood research networking event

From left, Jaci Foged, Learning Child Extension educator, and Holly Hatton-Bowers, assistant professor of child, youth and family studies, share information on their collaborative project.
From left, Jaci Foged, Learning Child Extension educator, and Holly Hatton-Bowers, assistant professor of child, youth and family studies, share information on their collaborative project. View photo gallery

Focused on building and expanding early childhood research across the University of Nebraska system and beyond, the Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research recently co-hosted a networking event with Nebraska Extension to share examples of their collaborative efforts. Full Article