Free Webinar – Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Online at http://infopeople.org/training/early-literacy-programming
Presenters: Cen Campbell and Genesis Hansen
Cost: Free

Library staff has a crucial skill-set for evaluating content and collections and for supporting developing literacy skills. With the explosion of touch-screen technology and the resulting app and e-book market, there’s a real need for applying these skills to help families navigate the changing media landscape.

In this webinar you will learn about the latest research into children, early literacy, and screen technology; best practices for using media in early literacy programming; get tips for selecting quality resources; and learn about the qualities of successful digital literacy programs and how to incorporate them in your library.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Have access to quality research supporting the inclusion of digital services for children in early literacy programming
  • Know how to evaluate apps and eBooks for inclusion in a library’s circulating or storytelling collection
  • Have steps for planning an Early Literacy Program that incorporates digital media with traditional storytelling techniques

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff working with children, their department heads, technical staff, and Library Directors.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Join Webinar button now or go directly to the webinar by clicking on Join Webinar within 30 of the start of the event. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. If you did not preregister and you can register in the 30 minutes prior to the event and directly enter. All webinars are archived for later viewing at http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.

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