For our full research findings, please see our Environmental Scan and Literature Review Findings as well as our Research Methodology and Findings documents.
And introducing the SPELL Blueprint! The blueprint contains practical applications for your library or other organization that serves parents of low-income parents with young parents to put the SPELL findings into practice. It is scalable, customizable, and easy-to-use. Please send questions and comments about the blueprint; it is a living document, and we plan to continually improve it with your feedback.
We had a great webinar on December 12, 2013 to share the findings of SPELL; please see the archived webinar at http://connect.enetcolorado.org/p283z1bnkk3/ and the webinar slides at the webinar tab above, http://spellproject.weebly.com/webinars.html.
Have questions or comments about the webinar content, or suggestions for SPELL as we move forward? Please post your feedback on our blog!
Lessons from SPELL: Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries
December 12, 11:00-12:30 MT
Do you strive to reach low-income parents of young children with an effective early literacy message? Please join us for this session to learn research-based, effective strategies to reach this important audience using knowledge from existing programs and literature, along with input from parents themselves. Findings from the SPELL project, funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant, shed important light on the best times, places, and methods for libraries and other organizations that work with families to reach and effectively communicate with low-income parents of children ages 0-3 about early literacy. During the session, you’ll have the opportunity to share your own experiences with working with this audience, as well as give input into the project as it moves forward with a blueprint of recommendations and a larger project to test its findings. The webinar is presented by Dr. Mary Stansbury and Dr. Duan Zhang of the University of Denver, in partnership with the Colorado State Library. There’s no registration required for this free online session. Can’t make it? The webinar and additional material will be archived at the project’s website, http://spellproject.weebly.com/.
To join the webinar, go to http://connect.enetcolorado.org/spell/