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An Infopeople Webinar

December 5th, 2019 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Lisa Von DrasekPresenter: Lisa Von Drasek

Library staff that serve children understand one of their core missions is to support reading. But what about writing? In this how-to webinar, presenter Lisa Von Drasek will describe Writing Boxes, an “instant’’ program template that requires very little prep, is easily replicable, inexpensive, works across age groupings, and supports increased literacy and community engagement.

She will demonstrate how easy it is to plan and produce a Writing Box program, including modeling one program and offering suggestions on how to structure a program for children and young adults as well as their caregivers. She will cover the essential facets such as selecting developmentally relevant and culturally responsive mentor titles while considering diversity of physical, developmental, and cognitive abilities creating a non-threatening and non-judgmental spaces to write.

Join us to learn how your library can create diverse, welcoming, intergenerational programming to inspire writing as an integral part of supporting literacy and family engagement.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the part writing plays in literacy competencies.
  • Understand how to select developmentally relevant and culturally diverse materials.
  • Be familiar with all aspects of creating a Writing Box program
  • Have access to Writing Boxes: The Reading Writing Connection

This webinar will be of interest to: Public and school library staff working with children and young adults.

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