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!
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
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. Participants in this training will be invited to apply to participate in additional grant efforts to receive additional ongoing support and provide feedback to revise and improve the toolkit.
The toolkit was developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum in collaboration with the California State Library. Find the toolkit here: https://centerforchildhoodcreativity.org/resource/reimagining-school-readiness-toolkit/
For more details about this project, see Wisconsin Partner State in IMLS-Funded Reimagining School Readiness Training blog post.
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
Public Library Development Team