Starting Smart, a presentation about the practical application of brain research as it relates to curriculum and instruction for children ranging in age from three to eight, is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2005. The presentation is funded by the Early Reading First Grant and will be held at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency Learning Center from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Starting Smart is targeted toward elementary building administrators, superintendents, public and private pre-school directors, and Iowa legislators. Dr. Pam Schiller, Senior Consultant from McGraw Hill-The Wright Group and Professor of Education at the University of Houston, Texas will be the guest speaker. The presentation will focus on the windows of opportunity for learning during the early childhood years and the importance of building a strong foundation for learning during early childhood that will aid in the prevention of future interventions.
For more information about Starting Smart, contact Jo Ann Christofferson, Safe Schools Healthy Students Program Leader for Early Literacy Foundations and the Early Literacy Advisor at 563-344-6425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.