Supercharged Storytimes for All
WebJunction Expands on Successful Early Literacy Training
WebJunction updated and expanded its successful Supercharged Storytimes pilot project. The follow-on project, called Supercharged Storytimes for All, was made possible through the financial support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and OCLC. The program launched November 2017 and ran through April 2019.
Saroj Ghoting, early literacy instructor, has collaborated with WebJunction to expand the program’s core curriculum to cover foundational early literacy concepts and alignment with other library training that educates parents and caregivers about their role in supporting early literacy. CiKeithia Pugh, Early Learning Program Manager at The Seattle Public Library contributes important content on how to supercharge storytimes through an equity lens. Additional project partner, The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, provides supporting resources on effective community outreach to children and families from diverse backgrounds to the program. Finally, the course includes instruction on using Project Outcome evaluation tools to capture the community impact of programming and services.
Supercharged Storytimes for All created a free and openly accessible training program that was disseminated in three key ways:
- Train-the-Trainer course (now completed) for trainers working with select state library agencies or regional networks. Access the Supercharged Toolkit for Trainers.
- Self-paced, Online Course open to all library practitioners! (Please share course information postcard, PDF)
- Supercharged Storytimes Facilitator Guide can be used to facilitate any Supercharged Storytimes learning group moving through the self-paced course, and a general Facititator Guide (pdf) can be customized to learn together on any topic.
- Facilitator Training (now completed) to prepare up to 100 library staff to guide their peers through the Supercharged Storytimes materials, and to inform the widely-available facilitator guide.
This project was 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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Publish Date: News / 14 May 2020
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Publish Date: News / 5 May 2020
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Publish Date: News / 7 November 2019
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Publish Date: News / 9 May 2019
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