Thanks to those of you that attended the SPELL webinar on December 13! We had excellent panelists who discussed their innovative programs. As we heard from them, these programs go far in successfully reaching low-income parents of young children to deliver essential services and education.
There were 63 attendees of the webinar from at least 16 states, mostly from public libraries. Of those that responded to an evaluation:
Evaluation comments included:
SPELL Project Webinar: A dialogue on engaging parents in early literacy
Date: Thursday, Dec 13th
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am (MST)
No registration required. A recording will be available.
We are very excited to hear what our panelist will be sharing!
1) Pamela Martin-Díaz, Manager, Shawnee Branch Library, Allen County Public Library
2) Tomás Mejía, Principal Consultant, Colorado Migrant Education Program
3) Dragana Saas, Ready to Read Program Leader, Columbus Metropolitan Library
4) Megan Wilson, Executive Director, Reach Out and Read Colorado
Our panelists that will each discuss their programs and address the following:
1) How the same approach can be applied to libraries
2) How libraries can partner successfully with a program like theirs
We will then have 15 minutes for the panelists to address the audience's questions.
We look forward to you joining us on December 13th!
Mark your calendars and join the conversation! Please join us for a webinar where practitioners will be sharing their experiences of successful early literacy programs. This discussion will help us to determine best practices and develop a blueprint for supporting parents in early literacy through libraries.
Thursday, December 13
10:00am - 11:00am (MST)
No registration required
We are seeking input from libraries and organizations that serve children ages 0-3 and their parents as part of the SPELL Project. Please include your experiences in our online survey.
As part of the SPELL Project, the Colorado State Library is currently researching best practices in reaching low-income parents of children birth through three with early literacy awareness and training.
We would love to learn from you about examples of practices, programs and partnerships with other agencies that you've found to be successful (or not successful) in engaging and supporting parents in their role in building early literacy.
While low-income families are the focus of our project, we are interested in hearing about efforts in many types of communities. Also, if you were able to do any evaluations or program assessments and you are able to share your data with us, we would be very grateful. Please send your examples, comments, and data to SPELLprojectCSL@gmail.com.
We invite you to please complete this survey and share your program experiences by Wednesday, December 5, 2012.