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Grow a Reader: Early Literacy Day 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a full day of workshops and presentations for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children. Earn up to 6 hours of CE credit. Refreshments provided. This event is free and no registration is required.

Schedule of Events

The Power of Play
9:00 - 11:00 am
1st floor, Council Chambers

Discussing the importance of play in regards to school readiness and how to create opportunities that promote intentional learning. Presented by Marisa Conner (Baltimore County Public Library Storyville). Resources: YouTube Video  Handout 1 Handout 2 Handout 3 Handout 4 Handout 5 

STEM for Young Children
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1st floor, Council Chambers

A panel of local librarians will discuss activities and STEM-based learning for young children. Presented by Claudia Wayland (Allen Public Library), Nina Martin (Plano Public Library), and Maggie Fox (Frisco Public Library). Resources: Handouts

Can We Talk?
1:00 - 2:00 pm or 2:00 - 3:00 pm (repeats)
1st floor, Council Chambers

An interactive session on how to increase and intentionally plan activities to enhance young children's oral language development. Presented by Al Stewart (Collin County Association for the Education of Young Children). Resources: Handouts

Making Story Time Memorable
1:00 - 2:00 pm or 2:00 - 3:00 pm (repeats)
2nd floor, Children's Program Room

An interactive session on story time activities for ages birth to five that promote brain development and school readiness. Presented by storytellers Genie Hammel, Cindy Boatfield, and Lisa Bubert (Frisco Public Library). Resources: Handouts

Conscious Discipline - A New Paradigm for Classroom Management
3:00 - 4:00 pm
1st floor, Council Chambers

New techniques to help you transform the management of problem behaviors in the classroom. Presented by Tammie Williams and Karen Barron (Apple Creek Private Preschool). Resources: Handouts

Open Mic Resource Sharing
4:00 - 5:00 pm
1st floor, Council Chambers

What are your new tips and tricks? Share with the class!