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A Child's Life: Learning, Literacy and the Role of Media - February 3-4, 2005 - Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Children, Media, and Literacy The US Department of Education (ED) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) hosted a Ready To Learn summit titled "A Child's Life: Learning, Literacy and the Role of the Media," aiming to examine the impact of media on children's literacy skills. The invitation-only event offered participants an opportunity to learn about and exchange information on current research, insights and future projections. The seminar also laid a foundation to forge new partnerships among the public broadcasting, reading research, technology and entertainment fields. Summit attendees heard from nationally renowned education experts who considered how media — television, video games, computers and the Internet — shape and influence children's abilities to process and retain information in their preschool and early elementary years.

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Thursday, February 3
Friday, February 4

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