Thursday, March 27, 2014
Engagement Is the Key!
My main take-home message: no matter how we encourage it, with technology or early literacy playgrounds or special programs or collaboration with other agencies or book-promotion--engagement and relationships are the key to child development. The challenge for us as librarians is how to learn to do support this. Watch for some great ideas coming up at upcoming IFLS workshops about this topic! Also--lots more thinking and discussion about the use of technology with young children and the opportunities and challenges it presents--coming soon to a blog near you.
For now, I want to draw your attention to the excellent reflections on the Symposium posted on the Growing Wisconsin Readers blog, written by librarians who attended the conference:
Early Literacy Innovation Panel
Dipesh Navsaria's Presentation: Screens: Success or Sabotage for Schools? (written by our own Arlene Mabie from Hawkins!)
Rebecca Katzenmeyer: Early Literacy Spaces