Thursday, December 12, 2013

Early Literacy Webinars

Two great early literacy webinars were offered this week.  In case you missed them, be sure to check out the recordings.

Fire Up Early Literacy with Award-Winning Books: The CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards (12/11/2013)
A review of the 5 early literacy practices and 6 skills, plus an overview of the new picture book award that highlight these fundamentals presented by Melissa Depper, Librarian, Child and Family Library Services, Arapahoe Library District, Colorado. 

Find more webinars like this from Early Childhood Investigations, a free ongoing professional development series that is delivered online and produced by Engagement Strategies, LLC.

Lessons from SPELL: Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries (12/12/2013)

How to reach low-income parents of young children with an effective early literacy message presented by Dr. Mary Stansbury and Dr. Duan Zhang of the University of Denver and the Colorado State Library. 

The webinar and additional material are archived at