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Professor Shagoury featured in Head Start webcast

March 19, 2010

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    Mary Stuart Rogers Professor of Education Ruth Shagoury

Mary Stuart Rogers Professor of Education Ruth Shagoury shows how literacy can come to life for young dual language learners in an innovative national webcast from Head Start, the national program that prepares young children and their families for school through education, health and nutrition, and social services.

The webcast—which features conversation among national experts in literacy, along with videos and current research—is part of a year-long series of professional development opportunities for national Head Start teachers called Ready for Success: Supporting Dual Language Learners in Head Start and Early Head Start. It is meant to bolster a nation-wide effort to improve and support the healthy development and learning of students who speak languages other than English from a young age. The series is targeted at Head Start program and classroom leaders, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start American Indian Alaska Native programs; and others in the early childhood community.

The webcast is presented through the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center.

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