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Signup for Professional Development Workshops

Hey friends,

I’ll be conducting two upcoming workshops at the end of April, so join me!

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The first is open to anyone with a computer! I’ll be doing my first webinar with a friend for the ALA. Click here to register.

12 Months of Children’s Programming: Grades K through 6 (ALA Editions Workshop)
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific
Library programs and services for children need to incorporate programs for elementary-age children that integrate the school, the library, and the community. Lisa M. Shaia and Joanne M. Moore will show librarians how to do just this using their fully-integrated, holistic approach, which builds children’s programming with schools and the full calendar year in mind.

In this workshop, Shaia and Moore will offer a month-by-month approach to children’s programming that includes strategies for working with teachers and using the summer months to enhance literacy and learning while school is out. They will also discuss how to finance these programs through fundraising events.

After participating in this event, participants will be able to:

  • Plan monthly programs to appeal to both early elementary and upper elementary age groups.
  • Learn ways to collaborate with their local school system and the school schedule to make it easier for children to attend programs.
  • Plan fundraising programs for the library.

The second one is for any north-easterners who will be attending the Connecticut Library Association’s annual conference in Cromwell, CT. My seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m. Click here to register. Again, I will be working with my school media specialist partner to discuss Year Round Collaboration:

Lisa and Joanne

Create a “Dream Team” with your public children’s librarian and school media specialist. Learn tips on making a successful relationship, discover ways to make the school schedule work for families to participate in programs, and gather tips on “auctioning” your services for fundraising. Participants will leave with a calendar of programs, and a list of ideas for fundraising.
I’d love to meet you!

2 comments on “Signup for Professional Development Workshops

  1. lochwouters
    March 10, 2014

    So happy to see you working closely with your school colleague. I think its the secret to success! And glad you are presenting widely on this. I hear too many sad stories of people saying “I have no success”. You can – just find your partner in crime..I mean collaboration!

    • mrsshaia
      March 10, 2014

      Yes, Marge! That’s what we’re going to stress in our seminar. Just find one partner and work with them. Don’t get overwhelmed with all the school faculty and media specialists in the entire district. You’re just one person! =)

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