What We Learned from the Community Partners for Early Literacy Project
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About Inspiring Lessons
In 2008, Eastern's
Center for Early Childhood Education began a three-year effort to improve the
early literacy skills of over 500 preschool children in Windham, Connecticut
under a U.S. Department of Education Early Reading First grant. Inspiring Lessons is a 30-minute
video that shares some of the important lessons learned during the Community Partners for Early Literacy (CPEL) project.
The video includes interviews with teachers, paraprofessionals, parents,
literacy coaches, and faculty experts Dr. Maureen Ruby and Dr. Ann Anderberg
about what works in supporting children's literacy development.
Credits for Inspiring Lessons
Producer/Director: Dr. Denise Matthews
Executive Producer: Julia
Writers: Denise Matthews and Julia DeLapp
Production Coordinator: William Black
Narrator: Luz Ramos
Editor: Karl Gray
Videographers: Gregory Hartzell, Kerin Jaros-Dressler (Eastern student), Ken Measimer
Additional Footage: Sean Leser (Eastern student), Karl Gray, Denise Matthews
Finishing Editors: Ken Measimer, Sean Leser
Music Composition: Ross Page (Eastern student)
Animation: Nick Napoletano
DVD Cover Design: Leigh Balducci
Photography: Nick Lacy
CPEL Logo Design: Sofia Nicander (Eastern student), William Black
Translation: María-José Pastor, Jasmin Kurtz
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