Growing Readers Together returns with a fresh series of GRT Quick Bites this summer! These 20 minute webinars are intended to refresh and inspire your children and family services though micro learning opportunities on programming, policies, and best practices for early learning at the library. Mark your calendar and make the most of your lunch break with Quick Bites!
Join us Tuesdays at 12 MDT this August:
August 4: Speaking ECCE: Early Learning Domains with Kate Brunner and Joyce Johnson
Join us for a down & dirty introduction to developmentally appropriate practice and Colorado’s domains of early learning. We’ll talk about how to connect your early learning services to evidence-based early childhood practices and check out where to go to learn more about how to translate your library services into Early Childhood Care & Education language for families, FFNs, and other community stakeholders.
August 11: Windows and Mirrors: Making Diversity a Part of Every Storytime with Melody Garcia
All children need diverse books to offer them windows into the experiences of others, and mirrors that reflect their own experiences. Together we will explore how to integrate picture books and music that honor our differences into every storytime theme as well as how to evaluate diverse materials that respect different cultures, lifestyles, and “own voices” literature.
August 18: Connecting with Regional Colleagues for Support with Gail Yerbic
Holding space to connect with others during busy work schedules can be a challenge. And, the challenge is well worth it. Building trust and engaging with peers boosts creativity and confidence. Let’s exchange ideas on how to plant seeds and develop meaningful connections for networking and staying in touch.