Usually we only share one free resource, but this month we are making an exception and sharing some webinars that have been submitted by you and your colleagues in exchange for a badge from Storytime University. “View a Webinar” is one of the 5 tasks to complete in order to earn the Grasshopper Badge. Only a few have done it. Will you be next?
Watch one of these webinars and you will be well on your way! When you’re finished, come back here and submit the link to the webinar you watched. Then wait for your shiny task badge to arrive in your inbox.
Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes by Patrick Remer and Heidi Dolamore
Storytime is the most vital early learning program in your community. This series of three webinars (People, Place, Package) will introduce techniques to achieve bigger outcomes for more of your community through storytime. The ideas presented will move beyond the nuts and bolts of storytime delivery to look at big picture concepts that influence strategic decision-making about storytimes.
Beyond Storytime: Creative Ways to Support Early Literacy in the Children’s Department and the Home by Melissa Depper
Storytime is an excellent way to support children’s developing early literacy skills, but not all children attend storytime! What can you every day to help families read, write, sing, talk, and play together in the library and at home? And why should you?
In this program, we’ll talk about how your existing youth services programs and services already support early literacy, then practice using an easy “remixing” tool to help you identify new strategies–targeted to your needs–to boost the early learning potential in your children’s department.
Booklist Webinar—Let’s Read! New Books for the Newest Readers by Ilene Cooper
Get children excited about reading with an impressive array of picture books and early readers from Capstone Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Holiday House. Find books that readers can love for a lifetime in this free, hour-long webinar, moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ilene Cooper.
Every Kid Ready to Read: Tech Tools for Early Literacy
When used the right way, technology can increase early literacy skills. Hear best practices, resources, and ideas to help you effectively bring technology to your library’s early literacy programming.
Integrating STEAM into the ECE Classroom: Finding and Utilizing the Right Resources for Your Center by Amy Koester
This webinar will explore the variety of options available for integrating STEAM into the ECE classroom, allowing attendees to determine what method is most appropriate for their individual centers. We will also consider a range of age appropriate STEAM elements that can be integrated into the ECE classroom, both in the form of new activities and as modifications to existing classroom activities. ECE professionals will be introduced to a variety of resources they can utilize to add STEAM elements to their classrooms, including books, blogs and websites, and community partners like the public library.