Relationships Matter! Powerful Interactions® to Start the School Year

Powerful Interactions Series:

In a Powerful Interaction®, an educator intentionally connects with a child in order to extend that child’s learning. This series of webinars will utilize the Powerful Interactions (Dombro, Jablon and Stetson) process of “Step 1, Be Present, Step 2, Connect, Step 3 Extend Learning” to strengthen our skills at relationship-affirming interactions that also support learning.  All participants should find a straightforward set of tools for connecting with children and extending learning. Head Start educators and others that use the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) will appreciate the simple, usable process for joining “Emotional Support” with the “Instructional Support” dimensions of Language Modeling, Quality of Feedback and Concept Development. 

*Participants are welcome to study the book Powerful Interactions: How to Connect with Children to Extend Learning (Dombro, Jablon and Stetson) as a supplement to the webinars.

It is strongly recommended to attend webinar 1 as a foundation for the webinars that follow.

Webinar 1
Young children learn best from adults that they have built strong relationships with. Every interaction is an opportunity to build a bridge that can support learning! We will examine how we can be intentional about “showing up” and activating relationships, using “Step 1, Be Present and Step 2, Connect.” By taking responsibility for relationships at the start of the school year we create a classroom climate that is ready for learning.

Webinar 2 - Tuning In to Build Language in Powerful Interactions® - 10/21/24
Webinar 3 - 
Responding to Curiosity in a Powerful Interaction® - 11/14/24
Webinar 4 - 
Solving Problems Together in Powerful Interactions® - 1/27/25
Webinar 5 - Linking the New to the Familiar in a Powerful Interaction® - 2/24/25
Webinar 6 - 
High Quality Feedback Builds Children’s Learning in a Powerful Interaction® - 3/31/25

Gateways Topic: Interactions with Children
Gateways Content Area: (E) Interactions, Relationships and Environments
Gateways CDA Content Area: (6) Professionalism

Assistant Principals
Home Visitors
Occupational Therapists
Parent Educators/Family Specialists
Physical Therapists
School Psychologists
Social Workers
Speech/Language Pathologists
Teacher Assistants/Paraprofessionals
STDEV = Professional Knowledge
Levels of learning

Upcoming Sessions

Event ID Status Details Supporting Materials
258007001 Open
4pm - 5:30pm

1.5-Hour Webinar

Instructor: Jonathan Fribley

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