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Brilliantly Simple Strategies for Early Learners with Tech
Wednesday October 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Cathy Yount, Director of Early Learning, Scholastic
Sponsored by Scholastic Education, Digital Solutions
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In this edWebinar, Cathy Yount, Director of Early Learning at Scholastic, explores how educators can implement brilliantly simple strategies to engage early learners with technology and achieve reading success. Viewers will gain an understanding of the following:
- Why technology today is better than ever for supporting early learners and building foundational reading skills
- How to model appropriate digital behavior and usage, while fostering a love of reading in the 21st century
- What to look for when choosing a technology-based literacy solution for preK-2 students
- How to manage digital resources in an early years classroom and what to expect from a successful implementation
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-3 teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Cathy Yount’s passion has always been early childhood education with a focus on literacy, which led her to a 22-year career in public and private schools in Hillsborough County, FL. After years as a preK teacher, Cathy then served as an instructional coach and new teacher trainer for the sixth largest district in the United States, where she supported an early childhood school district partnership. She has authored early literacy curricula and has served on state education committees building early learning standards and guiding state adoption processes. Cathy has worked closely with foundations and coalitions and with National Head Start to provide training in the areas of oral language and vocabulary development. Cathy is a national presenter at NAEYC and state AEYC conferences. As Director of Early Learning at Scholastic, Cathy is guiding the development of future programs and works closely with Head Starts and school districts in crafting solutions that contribute to the development of our earliest learners.
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