Storytime for All: An Introduction to Inclusive Best Practices

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(A recording will be available under the CALL Academy People Connect Institute category one week after delivery)

This webinar will focus on incorporating simple yet effective strategies into your storytime routine to expand your reach and connect with your community. By bringing inclusion practices into your program, you can create a welcoming environment through basic enhancements that will benefit learners of all kinds and abilities.

During this webinar, you will learn:

·      Why inclusion-based practices benefit all storytime participants

·      How to modify or adapt a current storytime to fit diverse needs

·      How to identify developmentally appropriate activities, such as books, songs, and rhymes, to incorporate into a storytime program

Amanda Choi ~ Biography

Amanda Choi is a librarian at Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus. She began her library career at San Jose Public Library where she developed a deep interest in storytime and early literacy. She now teaches classes on storytime for DVC’s Library Technology program and San Jose State University's School of Information. She holds an MLIS from San José State University and an MA in English Literature from the University of New Mexico.

Nari Ferderer ~ Biography

Nari Ferderer is the Early Literacy Librarian at the San José Public Library. Since presenting her first storytime, Narineh has made supporting early childhood literacy a central focus of her career, working to bridge the gaps in education, experience, and opportunity in her community. Currently working in the Early Education Department, Narineh can implement ideas and models from the Early Learning for Families (ELF) Initiative and the Brazelton Touchpoints Center to strengthen the relationship between the library and the community.

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