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Reimagining School Readiness Workshop
Do you wonder what research really says about how to support school readiness? The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for library staff to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life. Through an interactive presentation with hands-on activities, this training will introduce library staff to the research, practical implications, and resources offered in the toolkit, which is available in its entirety for free online. Participants will understand key findings from current cognitive and developmental psychology research, reflect on the implications of those findings for their daily work, and gain practical ready-to-implement ideas for activities, as well as resources for staff training and for parents/caregivers. You will benefit from this workshop if you work with children ages 0 to 8 and their families and would like to learn more about how to offer research-backed programming in your library! This workshop is an interactive, virtual event led by Shelley Quezada from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Laurie Collins from the Ipswich Public Library, and April Mazza from the Massachusetts Library System.
At the end of this workshop:
Attendees will gain insights into the current research behind the skills and conditions that matter most for a child’s success in school and life.
Attendees will experience hands-on activities that they can replicate with their community.
Attendees will be able to apply the Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit so that they can create quality school readiness programming.
This workshop will include short breaks, a longer lunch break, as well as time to work on activities
Workshop materials sent to participants will include a copy of the booklet Promising Practices: A Guide for Library Staff, samples of the Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit resources, and components for a hands-on activity.
Registration is limited to Massachusetts public library staff. Sessions will not be recorded. Previously recorded webinars are available on the toolkit link below.
Contact Shelley Quezada at email@example.com with any questions
This training is offered free of charge through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a part of a broader effort to disseminate the toolkit nationally. The toolkit was developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum in collaboration with the California State Library and the Pacific Library Partnership. Find the toolkit here: https://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/librarytoolkit
- Friday, July 23, 2021
- 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Virtual CE Class