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Webinar: Look, Listen and Learn: Advancing Early Achievement in Young Children of Color

11:00am - August 27, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
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Registration Deadline: August 27, 2020
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Look, Listen and Learn: Advancing Early Achievement in Young Children of Color


Webinar Overview

The achievement gap in Washington State continues to be “led” by children of color. Meanwhile, children of color also lead in television and media consumption. By showcasing Black and Indigenous people and people of color learning, teaching, and exploring, television becomes a tool to provide positive media representation of diversity as well as greater access to early learning principles in more homes. As substance misuse prevention professionals, our role is to address health disparities and improve health outcomes in our communities. This webinar will explore the research behind what works best to promote school readiness and success and will highlight the Look, Listen and Learn (LL+L) program. LL+L is a new concept in public access television. As an early listening educational program, LL+L helps bridge the achievement gap by featuring local enrichment venues and applying brain development knowledge to foster learning and enhance caregiver-child relationships.


Date and Times

August 27, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Alaska
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Mountain

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Region 10, Community and state-level prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members, and treatment professionals working to prevent substance misuse.



Val Thomas-MatsonVal Thomas-Matson is the Founder/Producer of Look, Listen, and Learn. Val is a community organizer/activist with deep experience in media. In addition to early work at KING TV, she created, produced, and hosted the daily community affairs talk show Communities in Action for King County Government TV for three years. She has also worked extensively with the multi-award winning production company North by Northwest, serving as co-host of Washington Grown, and managing video production elements for educational, nonprofit and government video campaigns. Hattie McDaniel and Fred Rogers serve as primary sources of inspiration. 


Continuing Education

Participants will receive a certificate of participation documenting 1.0 hour of continuing education for this live webinar event.



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