Building Literacy Through Story, Art and Extension Activities
A Workshop for Teachers, Early Childhood Professionals, Parents, and Students
Friday, July 12, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$195.00 Registration Fee
12 PDPs/1.2 CEUs
Participants will explore the basic concepts and importance of early literacy, and will learn how literacy can be supported through creative, interactive programming. Designed for teachers, early childhood professionals, parents, and students, this course will actively engage participants in the study and practice of literacy through the use of children’s stories, hands-on collage and tactile sensory experiences, guided discussion, story building and play incorporating a wide variety of available every day materials.;
Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will:
- Understand and explore the fundamental concepts of literacy and the impact of early literacy on life-long social, emotional and academic outcomes.
- Learn strategies for creating engaging, interactive read-alouds in any type of setting. Strategies will cover book selection, group and individual engagement techniques, positive communication styles and literacy-building methods.
- Learn strategies for developing creative extension activities based on read-aloud book themes using collage art, tactile sensory experience, guided discussion, play and group story building.
- Have an opportunity to design their own literacy-rich extension activity for use in their professional or home setting.
Jessie Kravette, MS
Special Projects Assistant for Race to the Top, Countdown to Kindergarten, Boston Children's Museum