Early Literacy Webinar Series Announced


Early Literacy Webinars are being offered as part of the B4 program; it’s an exciting lineup of experts, and this is a fantastic opportunity for your early literacy specialists to learn about some great topics (and earn some CEUs!). All of the events can be found at:

Sessions will be archived in GLEAN for those who are not able to attend.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Jennifer Stapel-Wax, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Director of Infant and Toddler Clinical Research Operations at the Marcus Autism Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Dr. Laura Meyers, an assistant professor at Georgia State University in the College of Education. She teaches a variety of courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
  • Dr. Laura Johns, a managing partner of Propulsion Squared, a private consulting company focused on early care and education system (ECE) reform. Previous to her consulting work, Laura was the Early Education Empowerment Zone (E3Z) System Architect and the Quality Initiatives Director at the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).

Early Literacy Webinar Schedule

Thursday, September 3 at 3 pm
Arts Integration & Children’s Books

Thursday, September 10 at 10 am
Culturally Responsive Approaches to Children’s Book Selections

Thursday, September 10 at 2 pm
Early Literacy: Social & Emotional Development

Tuesday, September 15 at 10 am
Read Aloud Tips and Strategies

Thursday, September 24 at 2 pm
Early Literacy Advocacy

Thursday, September 24 at 3 pm
Supporting English Language Learners & Their Families Through Literature

Tuesday, September 29 at 10 am
Reading Nooks that Encourage Writing Too!

Tuesday, October 13 at 2 pm
Language Nutrition and Early Literacy

Register here:

For more information, please contact
Julia Huprich

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [National Leadership Grants for Libraries – B4 – LG-07-14-0063-14]

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Author:Julia Huprich

Julia Huprich joined the Georgia Public Library Service in March 2015 as the director of Training and Continuing Education. Prior to becoming a part of the GPLS team, she served as the head of digital services and communications at the Cobb County Public Library System, where she built websites, bought eBooks, wrote press releases, developed tech exploration programs for the public, and drove her coworkers bananas with her unbridled enthusiasm. When she’s not at work, you can find her running marathons until her feet bleed and developing software as part of her second masters degree program. Since she never sleeps, you can also find her blogging, sometimes, at www.juliachuprich.com and tweeting, sometimes, @juliahuprich.

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