I’ve just gotten confirmation that I’ll be presenting about Every Child Ready to Read at PLA in Indianapolis; first at the preconference and then later at a session. Here are the descriptions:
ECRR 2.0 – Using Apps and eBooks in Early Literacy Programs Session (Date/Time TBA):
Parents and librarians want to know how to safely integrate apps and e-books into their lives without feeling guilty.
Join Cen Campbell as she shares why apps are useful, successful and should be incorporated into collections & programming, how to model healthy media behavior,and what is the current research on the effects of digital media on children.
understand how apps/e-books can be appropriately integrated with Every Child Ready to Read 2.0
be able to find age/developmentally appropriate apps and digital media for use in early learning
be able to model healthy behavior in early learning programming and talk with parents and care givers about using apps/e-books
Every Child Ready to Read Implementation and Early Learning Environments Preconference (Date/Time TBA):
You are invited to ponder and discuss your knowledge base and goals for ECRR. This two-part workshop is designed to increase your understanding of ECRR. The morning session will demonstrate the many ways ECRR is being used across the country. The afternoon will help you discover the unlimited potential for creating a dynamic early learning environment in your library, no matter your space size or budget. Please join us for one or both sessions!
Participants will explore at least three effective ways to implement ECRR.
Participants will identify at least five activities that parents can effectively learn in a workshop to apply right away with their children.
Participants will learn at least three easy yet innovative methods for transforming library space into a dynamic place for children to play and learn.
Tentative outline Explore How to Implement ECRR in the Morning – we’ll pause for Q&A throughout the session:
1. ECRR workshop run-through – 45 minutes – five practicing librarians demonstrate an ECRR workshop – each taking a piece and showing different styles of presentation
2. Participants will be led in one or two hands-on activities in order to teach parents the activities in a workshop to be able to apply them right away with their children – 15 minutes – Dianne Black takes lead
3. What are the foundational early literacy skills and practices all librarians can benefit knowing – 15 minutes – Judy Nelson takes lead
4. Taking ECRR on the road to community partners – 15 minutes – Mary Seratt takes lead
5. Participants will be led in one or two more hands-on activities – 15 minutes – Dianne Black takes lead
6. How to apply ECRR in small groups of families on the library floor – 15 minutes – Cindy Christin takes lead
7. Training volunteers to present ECRR outreach programs in low-income neighborhoods – 15 minutes – Wendy Resnik takes lead
8. Tips on training adults – 15 minutes – all panelists give one or two tips
9. Cen Campbell – Early Literacy in the Digital Age – 10 minutes – a quick overview and promotion of upcoming ECRR program at this conference called ECRR 2.0: Using Apps and eBooks in Early Literacy Programs
9. Dr. Reid Lyon – will give an overview of where libraries started in the 1990s and how far we’ve come in promoting early learning, participants can Q&A with Dr. Lyon – 20 minutes
If Dr. Lyon is unavailable, times will be adjusted.
Tentative outline Discover New Ideas about Early Learning Environments in the Afternoon – we’ll pause for Q&A throughout the session:
1. Blocks and Play – an easy way to effectively and dramatically change your environment – 40 minutes – Susan Anderson-Newham & Cindy Christin takes lead
2. Color, style, and beauty in fun pre-literacy interactives – 30 minutes – Christy Estrovitz takes lead
3. Discussion activity – thinking about your ideal environment – 20 minutes – Dorothy Stoltz leads activity
4. How to transform your children’s space by easily incorporating the five ECRR practices and practical parent tips into your environment – 30 minutes – Amanda Ellington takes lead
5. Harnessing your ideal –– within your financial means and space dimensions – how to change your spaces into wondrous places and simultaneously respond to community needs. – 30 minutes – Marisa Conner takes lead
6. Discussion activity – developing next steps to reach your ideal environment – 30 minutes – Dorothy Stoltz leads activity