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The Thirty Million Word Gap: What it Teaches Us about Young Children, Their Families, and Our Communities
The Thirty Million Word Gap: What it Teaches Us about Young Children, Their Families, and Our Communities
WhenThursday, May 9, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
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Dr. Scott McConnell is Professor of Educational Psychology and Child Psychology, and has held the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses primarily on preschool-aged children, and the skills and competencies that will enable them to learn and participate in school and other settings. He is involved in several efforts, locally and nationally, to eliminate the word gap – language disparities that occur early in young children’s lives. For this latter work, he co-leads the Community and Population Interventions workgroup for Bridging the Word Gap National Research Network.

This event is In honor of the retirement of Dr. Marcy Stein and Dr. Diane Kinder and includes special guests Communities in Schools Tacoma.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Campus locationUW Tacoma William W. Philip Hall (WPH)
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThis event is co-sponsored by UW Tacoma Special Education Program, 
UW Tacoma School of Education, UW Tacoma Arts and Lectures Fund
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