Preschoolers, their parents and educators attended the event in early August to mark achievements of “Ready to Learn” initiative.
More than 200 people turned out for Imajine That’s Ready to Learn Collaboration Celebration event with public media producer WGBH on August 5 at Imajine That’s location at the Riverwalk, 354 Merrimack St. in Lawrence.
Imajine That’s staff of “Imajinators” were on hand at the event demonstrating new approaches they’ve learned to guide students using digital, educational games and apps for building early math, science and vocabulary skills, some of which are based on WGBH produced programming including “Curious George” and “Peep and the Big Wide World.” Characters from both programs were at the event greeting and interacting with guests.
WGBH and Imajine That have teamed up to help increase math, science and literacy skills in early learners in the Lawrence and Boston areas. Imajine That’s long-standing partnership with WGBH has allowed them to share the award-winning station’s STEM technology resources with their students, members and community
The event was the culmination of a two-year-long grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the PBS Ready to Learn Initiative, a program to address critical school readiness issues funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Congress.
“We were thrilled to celebrate the achievements of our Ready to Learn initiative with more than 200 guests including: members, friends and community members,” says Susan Leger Ferraro, Imajine That’s founder, CEO and president. “It takes great partners such as WGBH and CPB to create a lasting sustainable impact for our children, families and communities. These new accessible digital teaching tools have made a meaningful difference for the young learners, in many cases serving as a bridge for those who struggle with social interaction and learning. Let’s keep this conversation of the importance of STEM and literacy at the forefront.”
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