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Saturday, October 5 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Immersive Literacy Workshop: Adult Capacity Building in the Reach Every Reader Project

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Adults are the most important resource for impacting the lives and early literacy skills of young children. However, the most effective methods for supporting early literacy don’t necessarily come naturally, and adults may face barriers they are not even aware of such as bias and a lack of empathy. The Adult Capacity Building team within the Reach Every Reader project has developed a set of immersive experiences with varying levels of technology, with the goal of researching in what ways these media can scaffold the learning of best practices in supporting young children’s literacy development. In this workshop participants will learn about some of the literacy approaches like dialogic reading, and they will be able to try out a handful of digital experiences.

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Scot Osterweil

Creative Director, MIT
Scot Osterweil is Creative Director of the Education Arcade in the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. He has designed award-winning games in both academic and commercial environments, focusing on what is authentically playful in challenging academic subjects. Designs include the... Read More →
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Louisa Rosenheck

Ed Tech Designer & Researcher, MIT
Louisa Rosenheck is the Associate Director and Creative Lead of the MIT Playful Journey Lab. She manages the design, content, and development of educational games and software, and oversees the research on how ed tech can be effectively used in both formal and informal educational... Read More →

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay C 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697