Early Literacy Teaching Practices in BIPOC Communities

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Program Description

Event Details

January 1 - January 28, 2024 | Four-week course

Estimated Time Commitment: 2.5 hours per week, or 10 hours total

This course focuses on the literacy needs of the BIPOC communities. Students will read literature on past and present literacy and programming practices in library and classroom settings. The goal of this course is to empower instructors when leading their own storytimes or class sessions for BIPOC communities.

Learning Goals:

  • Become familiar with literature surrounding early literacy practices for BIPOC communities
  • Review effects of limiting language in literature against BIPOC communities
  • Develop strategies for creating an inclusive literacy community
  • Create your own storytimes that support BIPOC communities

Dee Brown is the Social Sciences Librarian at Haverford College. She earned her BA in English from Georgian Court University (Go Lions!). She attended Drexel University for her MLIS and for many years focused on Children's Librarianship before returning to the world of academic libraries. She has participated in various panels, presentations, and research pertaining to representation in children's literature. She is a member of ALSC (Association for Library Services to Children) where she has served on Intellectual Freedom, Early and Family Literacy, and Early Childhood Programs and Services Committees.

CALL Training Partner for this Event: Library Juice Academy

**NOTE**: Access information for this learning event will be sent to all registrants by Library Juice Academy before the start of the event.



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Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date. 

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I understand that I can register for only one course at a time (no concurrent courses). If I do not attend this course, I understand that I may forfeit the opportunity to enroll in additional CALL courses during this fiscal year.