Teacher Workshops

Save the Dates! September 19 to 30
Act 48 and PQAS certified workshops for teachers the week prior to the Literacy Festival. Only $10 per workshop!
Download the registration brochure below. You may register for multiple workshops. Complete a form for each workshop for which you wish to register .  

** All workshops will be from 6:30-8:30 unless otherwise noted.

Sept. 19 - The Art of Selling Reading to Kids.  Palmyra Public Library, 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra.  Participants will recognize and promote children’s books that are popular with young readers, and learn to use media to generate interest among reluctant readers.  The presenters will describe strategies to encourage reading in young children.

Presenters: Chelsea Weibley, MS  Library Science, Director of Phoenix Youth Center and Amy Shaffer-Dong, B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Head of Children’s Department at Palmyra Public Library.

Sept. 20 - Using Puppetry to Spark an Interest in Books During Early Childhood. Matthews Public Library, 102 West Main Street, Fredericksburg. Using puppets to tell a story adds a third dimension to the story and helps it come alive to the child, thereby making it an effective teaching tool.  This interactive workshop will focus on helping teachers develop strategies to become effective puppeteers and storytellers.

Presenter:  Sheila Redcay, MLS Library Science, Director of the Matthews Public Library.

** Sept. 24, 10-12 am - Learners and Literacies for the 21st Century. Richland Community Library. 111 East Main Street, Richland. As we move into the 21st century, children need to develop skills to become successful learners in an complex world. The definition of literacy has expanded into areas that present challenges and opportunities for young learners.  Learn to help children develop the five literacies for this century and discover technologies that will help.

Presenter: Amy Davis, B.S. Social Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies, Director Richland Community Library.

Sept. 26 - Teaching Packs and Other Free Resources at your Library. Lebanon Community Library, 125 North 7th St., Lebanon. The public library has many free resources available for teachers. Discover quality materials aligned to Early Learning Standards, such as Teaching Packs, Reading Packs, and online resources that will extend learning opportunities for students and support the curriculum.

Presenters:  Amy Davis, B.S. Social Studies, Geography, Director Richland Community Library and Anne Hall, MLS candidate, B.A. Communications, Administrator Lebanon County Library System.

Sept. 27 - The Purposeful Storytime. Myerstown Community Library, 199 N. College Street, Myerstown. Learn tips to make Storytime an enjoyable and rewarding literacy experience for your class. Participants will gain advice on choosing appropriate books, gaining children’s attention and engaging students as well as introducing vocabulary. Make Storytime the most popular part of the day.

Presenter: Karen Sandoe, Certified Early Childhood Education Teacher. Director of Pre-school Storytime at Myerstown Public Library.

Sept. 28 - The Importance of Visual Literacy. Lebanon County Council  for the Arts, 734 Willow Street, Lebanon Participants will explore the role of visual literacy in their own experiences in meaning-making, then examine the function of images and visual interpretation in the developing literacy of children ages 4-8.

Presenter: Kathy Felty, M.Ed with emphasis on Early Childhood Literacy.  Instructor of Early Childhood Ed and Literacy at HACC.

Sept. 29 - Strategies for Teaching Literacy to Students with Exceptionalities. HACC Lebanon Campus, 735 Cumberland St., Lebanon. This workshop will introduce teachers to the Stevenson Learning Program, which uses mnemonic devices to help children develop strategies that support their learning style.  Participants will have the opportunity to use image only books and participate in some make and take activities.

Presenter: Annie Skamangas Skaros, M. Ed with certification in Special Education.  Instructor at HACC and Coordinator of Professional Development Trainings through Luthercare.

Please contact Anne Hall or Linda Nicholson at Lebanon County Libraries for more information.

717-273-7624  or email ahall@lclibs.org
Michelle Hawk,
Sep 12, 2011, 11:12 AM