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Friday, April 17 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Digital Early Literacy: It's a Game Changer

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Research has documented a 30 million word gap between the children of low-income, poorly educated parents and children from more affluent homes. By the time they reach kindergarten, these children typically score two years behind their more privileged peers on standardized language tests.

The Napa County Office of Education has been providing digital early literacy to our districts since a pilot program in 2011, which we expanded to all families with preschool children in 2014. Statistically significant results on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test in receptive and expressive language indicate that we can successfully intervene. We will share our program and strategies, which can be replicated in any district.

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Barb Nemko

Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education
Dr. Barbara Nemko has served as Napa County Superintendent of Schools since 1997. She was appointed by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to his Transition Team and Technology Task Force and currently serves on his “Kitchen Cabinet.” Before coming to Napa she was at the University of California, Davis for 12 years as project director and principal investigator for 11 California Department of... Read More →

Friday April 17, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Catalina Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

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