Supercharged Storytimes for All
WebJunction Launches Expansion of Successful Early Literacy Training
WebJunction is updating and expanding its successful Supercharged Storytimes pilot project. This new project, called Supercharged Storytimes for All, is made possible by the financial support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and OCLC. The program launched November 2017 and runs through April 2019.
The program’s core curriculum will include expanded materials that will cover foundational early literacy concepts and alignment with other library training that educates parents and caregivers about their role in supporting early literacy. Project partner, The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, will support added training on effective community outreach to children and families from diverse backgrounds to the program. Finally, the course will include instruction on using Project Outcome evaluation tools to capture the community impact of programming and services.
Supercharged Storytimes for All will create a free and openly accessible training program that will be disseminated in three key ways: a train-the-trainer course for trainers working with select state library agencies or regional networks (See Training Partners Announcement); a self-paced, online course open to all library practitioners; and a four-week, online facilitator training to prepare up to 100 library staff to guide their peers through the Supercharged Storytimes materials.
How can I stay up-to-date on program activities and resources?
Learn more in the Project Launch Announcement. Additional project news and details on how to participate in Supercharged Storytimes for All will be announced in WebJunction’s e-newsletter Crossroads. Not a subscriber yet? Sign up here.
This project is funded in part by OCLC and by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [grant number RE-95-17-0085-17] and made possible through collaboration with Project Outcome and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
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