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Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens
Tuesday March 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Michael H. Levine, Founding Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop; with Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America
Hosted by Common Sense Education
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With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes—if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. In this webinar, Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, showed how educators and parents can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds—print, digital, and everything in between.
Michael and Lisa taught about tools and strategies for supporting literacy for all. Early childhood educators including teachers, librarian/media specialists, technology specialists, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, and parents will benefit from this recorded webinar session.
Michael H. Levine is the Founding Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. The Center conducts research, builds multi-sector alliances, and catalyzes industry and policy reforms needed to advance high quality media experiences for vulnerable children. Michael serves on the senior team at Sesame Workshop where he focuses on educational initiatives and philanthropic partnerships for the global non-profit. Follow him on Twitter @mlevine_jgcc.
Lisa Guernsey is the Director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America. Lisa leads teams of writers and analysts to tell stories, examine policies and generate ideas for new approaches to help disadvantaged students succeed. Follow her on Twitter @LisaGuernsey.
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