When the early learning organization, LENA was founded in 2004 by the late Terry Paul and his wife, Judi, one of their primary goals was to improve literacy outcomes for children. Terry and Judi saw gaps in academic outcomes widening, and realized that the foundations of reading and academic success were being laid long before children entered a kindergarten classroom.
This webinar will go back to these origins, with an expert deep dive into how early conversational turns lead to the development of the foundational reading skills that ultimately build to word recognition and language comprehension.
From there, panelists will explore how communities are using this link to tap into literacy funding to support LENA’s early language programming and explore the structure of their implementations.
Learn more and register for this free event here.
- Rebecca Parlakian: Senior Director of Programs, ZERO TO THREE
- Sonia Cabell: Associate Professor, Florida State University
- Lucy Hart Paulson: Associate Professor, University of Montana, Lead author of LETRS for Early Childhood Educators
- Katie Denton-Walls: Early Language and Literacy Specialist-Family Focus, TN CCR&R Network, Signal Centers
- Regina Henning: Early Language and Literacy Specialist-Early Childhood Focus, TN CCR&R Network, Signal Centers
- Jenny Mackenzie: Director, The Right to Read documentary film
- Nicole Wilson: Implementation Specialist, LENA
Date & Time
Thursday, November 2, 9 AM PT