Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FREE Online Early Literacy Coursework Opportunity--September 16 Deadline

Saroj Ghoting, Course Instructor
As part of the Growing Wisconsin Readers early literacy initiative, the Public Library Development Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is proud to announce a free, new professional development opportunity for Wisconsin public youth services librarians. Thirty librarians will be selected to participate in a pair of asynchronous online early literacy courses taught by nationally renowned early literacy consultant Saroj Ghoting. The first course will take place during Fall 2014 and the second course will take place in Winter 2015. There is no cost to participants to take part in the pair of courses, although the purchase of two books is required.

Past participants in these courses have commented positively about the ease and flexibility of the online experience. Most importantly, participants valued the direct connection between the coursework and their practice. A digital badge and certificate will be awarded to participants upon completion. Applicants (MLS not required) must apply online by Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Thirty applicants will be selected, preferably representing all 17 public library systems in Wisconsin.

Read the coursework description here.  Find the online application here.