Jim Gill: A Joyous Way to Learn! Workshop for Librarians (Ft. Wayne, IN)

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Indiana State Library
Allen County Public Library

Event Details

Jim Gill: A Joyous Way to Learn!  Workshop for Librarians - Allen County Public Library (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 
9:30am–12:30pm EDT
Allen County Public Library - Main Branch
900 Library Plaza, Ft. Wayne, IN 46820
(260) 421-1200

Music Play to Promote Readiness, Literacy, Math Development and Inclusion!  Join us for this workshop, led by author, musician, and child development specialist Jim Gill, which incorporates his recent songs as well as in-depth discussion connecting music play with school readiness, literacy development and early math development.  It will include a discussion connecting practical activities with the 5 practices of the ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read program.

Youth Services librarians and early childhood professionals will leave the session inspired to share a new repertoire of songs and playful literacy activities with the children they care for. Even more, they will leave the session understanding that what is most challenging about working in early childhood is also what makes the profession so exciting. 

Jim Gill is a nationally acclaimed author, musician, and child development specialist.  He speaks to early childhood educators, child care providers, and children’s librarians at conferences and training events throughout the country about the value of play, in general, and the many connections between music play, school readiness, literacy development and math development. He also illustrates how play-based programming provides opportunities for inclusion of children with special needs.

This workshop is 3 hours and is worth 3 LEU's. 

The Indiana State Library will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. If you require an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in this program, service, or activity of the Indiana State Library, please contact the agency's ADA Coordinator, Faye Brookins (FBrookins@spd.IN.gov or [317) 233-1184]).  Notice of a needed accommodation should be provided as soon as possible to allow time for the State Library to arrange for the accommodation; however, notice of a needed accommodation must be provided to one of the above contacts no later than 48 hours in advance.

Event Type(s): Workshop/Meeting
Beth Yates, Children's Consultant
(317) 234-5649

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