For Adults & Educators

Open Book, Open Play: Engaging Toddlers and Preschoolers in Storytime

Friday, June 15

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

(3 PDPs) Do you ever struggle to keep children focused or attentive during storytime? Explore fun ways to engage toddlers and preschoolers in interactive storytimes and open-ended play. This workshop will include a chance for participants to observe a storytime at The Carle, and will provide educators with tools for inviting very young children to actively participate in book sharing as well as materials-based imaginative play. This innovative approach to looking, listening, learning, and communicating helps children develop verbal and visual literacy, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

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Summer Teacher Workshop: Diversity & Inclusion in Children's Literature

July 10, 2018

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

(7 PDPs) In a 1990 article "Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors," Rudine Sims Bishop, Professor Emerita of Education at Ohio State University, introduced the metaphor of mirrors, windows, and doors. Children's books, she argued, need to reflect readers' identities and they need to open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experience. Join educators throughout the region for a one-day workshop exploring diversity and inclusion in children's books and how we, as educators, can provide "mirrors and windows" for children and students.

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