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Professional Development for All

PD for All is a series of free professional development opportunities open to all early childhood professionals who serve young children, birth through Grade 3. The series introduces leading-edge research and innovative practices and also gives participants the opportunity to come together and learn from one another. 

2022-23 PD for All Series – Building and Sustaining Powerful Partnerships With Families


With the 2022-23 spring Professional Development for All (PD for All) series, the Buffett Institute is reinventing its PD for All format to focus on digital and "bite-sized learning" (also known as microlearning) that meets the needs and time constraints of busy early educators. Instead of daylong in-person gatherings, activities will include videos, interactive Twitter chats, and infographics that are easily accessible and available on demand.

Watch this short overview video to learn more about this new approach.

The 2022-23 PD for All series will continue through early summer and include three sessions focusing on the theme of "Building and Sustaining Powerful Partnerships With Families."

Just beginning now is the second session, "Sustaining Partnerships by Advocating Together for Student Success."

Watch the new video, which includes interviews with an Omaha early childhood educator, a parent, and an early childhood community coordinator.

Register now for two interactive Twitter chats for the second session (both will be held at 7 p.m. CDT):

Materials are available from the first session, "Building Trusting Relationships," which wrapped up recently. Here's how to participate:

  • Watch the first video. It includes interviews with Omaha-area early educators who share concrete strategies for forming deeper relationships with families.
  • Using the hashtag #PDforAll, scroll through our two Twitter chats from Feb. 2 and Feb. 16. You can still chime in!
  • View infographic on trust-building strategies.

Participants can earn one clock hour for each Twitter chat attended, for a total of two clock hours per PD for All session. (There will be three sessions and six Twitter chats total.) To receive clock hours, participants must register, share their Twitter handle, and engage in the chat so attendance can be verified.



Click here for presentations, videos, and resources from our Professional Development for All events.


For more information about Professional Development for All, please contact Keshia Partridge-Nelson at

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