Growing Readers: Free Webinars for Early Childhood Orgs

Calling all children's librarians! We have a series of free webinars on early childhood literacy. Our next live webinar is on Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific time. This post was originally published on the TechSoup blog.  

two young children using computers at San Jose Public Library

The Early Learning LabFrontiers of Innovation, and New Profit, along with partners Joan Ganz Cooney Center and TechSoup, are working together to build the technology capacity of the early childhood education field.

In partnership with these organizations, TechSoup will be hosting a series of webinars about technology and innovation for early childhood literacy organizations and researchers. If you work with young children at a nonprofit or library, this free webinar series is for you.

Media Mentors: Building Literacy Skills for the Digital Age

With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes — if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. In short, young children need media mentors.

Join Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, and Chip Donohue, editor of Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors for a free 90-minute webinar on June 16 from 10:30 to noon Pacific time.

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Learn how media mentors can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds — print, digital, and everything in between.

Plant the Seed of Reading with Technology for Family Engagement

More preschools, child-care centers, libraries, and community-based organizations that support the parents of children from birth to age five are turning to technology to enhance engagement with families.

Watch TechSoup's first webinar in this series to learn more about the programs, video coaching tools, apps, and early literacy devices that are available to help families support young children's development:

 

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