UPDATE 1/12/2022 8:00am: This workshop is very popular and is now full. We are starting a waiting list. If you complete this form, you will be placed on the waiting list and will be notified no later than February 10 if a spot opens. You will also be added to a notification list for future Early Literacy 101 workshops and will have priority opportunity to register. Thank you for your understanding.

Register for Early Literacy 101, a workshop offered by Ohio Ready to Read and led by ORTR trainers Carrie Burrier from Akron-Summit County Public Library and Celeste Swanson from The Lane Libraries. This is a FREE workshop.

The workshop has been adapted for online facilitation and will take place from 2:00-4:00 pm on Thursdays, February 17 and 24 via Zoom. There is also approximately 1 hour of on-your-own prep work before each session, for a total of 6 continuing education hours. A certificate of attendance will be available.

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* Your information:

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* Briefly, what is your background/experience with early literacy? For example, are you very familiar, somewhat familiar, or not at all familiar with Every Child Ready to Read? Do you have an early childhood or education background? Are you knowledgeable about early childhood development? (There are no right or wrong answers; this is just to gauge the overall level of background knowledge of the workshop participants).

Please note these workshop requirements.

Time requirement:
Six hours total: two 2-hour live workshop sessions plus self-paced assignments to prepare for each session. Expect to spend about 1 hour preparing for each session.

Technology requirements:
Internet, microphone, speakers, and camera. In order to provide an engaging interpersonal environment and ensure that all attendees can participate fully, we ask that attendees use a camera during course sessions. If this is not possible, let us know and we'll work with you.

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* Would you be able to participate in workshop sessions with camera and microphone enabled?

Please plan to bring to each workshop session two picture books that you like and enjoy using in storytime. Please plan to bring a storytime outline to the second session. If you don't lead storytimes, you may borrow an outline from a coworker. See the Online EL101 workshop assignments page for more information.

Click the "Done" button below to be placed on the wait list. You will not receive an automated registration receipt, but you will get an email within a week to confirm your spot on the wait list. If you have any questions, contact Carrie Burrier at cburrier@akronlibrary.org or Celeste Swanson at c.swanson@lanepl.org.