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Friday, May 4
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education Auditorium

This free educator workshop gives participants an inside look at the creation of Sesame Street in Communities, a brand new educational model and resource center that uses research-based strategies and materials to guide and support healthy habits in young children, while also engaging the important adults in their lives.

Sesame Street in Communities provides educators and service providers with a wealth of free resources designed to engage families in everyday activities to help all children become smarter, stronger, and kinder. In this session, workshop-goers will explore these and other Sesame Street resources that will enhance their work with children and families, particularly around language and literacy.

Tara Wright, Professional Development Manager in the U.S. Social Impact department at Sesame Workshop, will explore how to use Sesame Street to promote literacy in both the home and the classroom. Wright is responsible for creating multimedia training and implementation experiences for various Sesame Workshop initiatives—sharing best practices and equipping providers across the nation with tools and resources to better serve families and children. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, she was on the Public Affairs team at the University of Oklahoma, and previously worked as a graphic designer.

Wright holds a bachelor of Advertising from the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma. She is a talented artist and owns a small business, Frameworthy Designs, where she occasionally teaches creative workshops.

This is a FREE, 3-credit hour professional development seminar. To register, email mtrow@shelburnemuseum.org.


Supported in part by Vermont PBS
This educational workshop is supported in part by Vermont PBS. Vermont PBS is Vermont’s statewide public media provider and visual storyteller, connecting neighbors through stories that change lives. To learn more or watch Vermont PBS programs, visit vermontpbs.org.