The Importance of Storytelling: An Interview with Michelle Lazarow and Peggy Kaye

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Have you been trying to maximize the technology in your classroom? I certainly have. That's why I was so excited to find the Homer Learning app for my kindergartners! In this episode we get to talk to Michelle and Peggy of Homer Learning about the app and about the importance of listening and telling stories to the development of reading. You won't want to miss this one!

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Michelle Lazarow is the Learning Theory Production Manager for HOMER, which means she bridges the gap between the HOMER Learning Team and Content Teams, while working on the production schedule for lessons and stories. Before starting at HOMER, Michelle taught preschool in New York City for many years, in both general ed classrooms as well working as an ABA therapist for children with Autism. She has a masters from Bank Street College of Education in Special and General Early Childhood Education, as well as a masters from New York University in Digital Media Design for Education. Michelle has always been fascinated with educational television and technology, and loves using her educational background to make HOMER the best educational product it can be. 

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Peggy Kaye is the Cheif Curriculum Officer at Homer, which means she designed the Homer approach to teaching foundational reading skills to young children. She began her career as a classroom teacher, but for the last 30 years, she has been a private tutor working with children who have a wide range of learning challenges. In addition, she is the author of the "Games For" series of books, which includes Games for Reading and Games for Writing.  


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