Ohio’s parents and educators can access the brand-new INFOhio Early Learning Portal to help little learners ages 3-5 prepare for school and their futures.
The Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (Ohio AEYC) announces its 2018 conference, April 19-21 at the Kalahari Conference Center in Sandusky.
Library Juice Academy is offering an online Early Childhood Literacy Certificate program for library staff at any level.
Whether you work directly with children in the library, or want to learn more about early literacy to help you better serve your community, this certificate program offers key information on child development and early literacy and activities to put it into practice in your own situations and environments. It is designed for staff in public and school libraries to add to your knowledge and as a means of recognition of knowledge in this area.
Early Literacy 101
Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm, including a 1-hour lunch break
Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green
This workshop is free. Lunch will be on your own. To register or for more information: norweld.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=941
Ease the transition to school by helping parents and caregivers understand Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG) and learn how to incorporate literacy skill-building into everyday life. Reading ‘Round the Clock encourages and equips caregivers to integrate fun, simple reading and literacy activities into daily routines at home, on the road, and around the community.
Ohio Ready to Read presents its FREE* hands-on early literacy training workshop! Open to all Ohio public library workers, Early Literacy 101 is coming to several Ohio locations this fall. Note: as of Sept. 1, the workshop in Hudson is full. Please join us in Eaton or Bowling Green!
Keep kids reading and learning all summer long with free eBooks and audio books available from INFOhio, and other digital resources. Download a flyer to hand out to kids in grades PreK-12 and their parents:
The Ohio Library Council’s webinars are a convenient way to gain practical, real-world knowledge from the convenience of your desktop—or anywhere you have internet access. A variety of webinars are offered throughout the year.
The Dover Public Library presents an exciting professional development opportunity for librarians and other educators:
INFOhio is Ohio's PreK-12 digital library. INFOhio provides library automation, instructional support, and lots of electronic resources to Ohio's PreK-12 community. It is also an important resource partner for public library staff who serve children. Among INFOhio's offerings is access to Scholastic Bookflix for all Ohio children from PreK-up. Learn how you can use and share INFOhio.
Ohio Ready to Read trainers are scheduling online Early Literacy 101 workshops during the public health emergency. The next opportunity is coming up in March and registration is open:
School Library Journal maintains a list of publisher permissions for read-aloud use of their books in your online storytimes and programs. This list is updated as new information is received from publishers:
Are you looking for tips, techniques, and best practices for planning and producing online/virtual storytimes? Two recordings from webinars originally presented in summer 2020 are now available for free, anytime viewing via the Self-Paced Online Courses and Recorded Webinars page of the ORTR website! One is from the Ohio Library Council and the other is from WebJunction.
Find more self-paced learning opportunities for early childhood programming: ohreadytoread.org/recorded-webinars
Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR), a national parent/caregiver outreach initiative, empowers public library workers to share early literacy knowledge with the caring adults in young children's lives. It was first rolled out in 2004, and is very familiar to children's services specialists. But what if you're a new children's librarian or specialist and you're hearing about ECRR for the first time? You've come to the right place!