Northeast Ohio Regional Library System

Event Name:Play Your Way to Literacy Through STEM and Musical Madness!
Description:Don’t miss this two-day extravaganza of fun and learning for Youth Services staff! NORWELD and NEO-RLS are partnering to bring back Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen of Mother Goose On the Loose to lead the first day of this workshop. On day one, you will learn why play is important; how to connect playful activities across school readiness domains to spark multiple intelligences; how to collaborate with colleagues to explore new ways to infuse storytimes with STEM and the Arts; how to build early literacy, social/emotional, and school readiness skills; match play with storytimes in ways that encourage parents and caregivers to become play partners and enjoy playful learning. The second day will be filled with music as Beverly Meyer, “The Music Lady”, takes you on a journey to become more musical (even if you think you aren’t). The day will end with a session of networking, crafting, and using the skills you’ve learned.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Play Your Way to Literacy Through STEM
Play is important for the development of all children. This lively workshop combines engaging activities with concrete information on providing playful experiences for the children in library and outreach programs.
Learning Objectives: 
  • LEARN why play is important
  • CONNECT playful activities across school readiness domains to spark multiple intelligences
  • COLLABORATE WITH COLLEAGUES to explore new ways to infuse storytimes with STEM and the Arts
  • BUILD early literacy, social/emotion, and school readiness skills
  • MATCH play with storytimes in ways that encourage parents and caregivers to become play partners
  • • ENJOY playful learning
Presenter:  Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen
Creator of the Mother Goose on the Loose early literacy program, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, MLS, DCD, presents rave-review workshops that combine research findings with practical programming. Based on her experiences working as a children’s librarian in public libraries and children’s museums for more than 25 years, Dr. Betsy believes that the best way to learn is through play.

Wednesday, April 17, 19 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Musical Madness

Music can seem like something for the chosen few. When it comes to working with young children, music is the single best teaching tool and accessible to all. It requires nothing more than a little knowledge and your enthusiasm. Join Beverly Meyer, "The Music Lady" and learn trade secrets from her over 25 years of sharing songs with young children and those that care for and work with them.

Learning Objectives:
  • Move and groove and make easy-to-find props to engage your young audience
  • Walk away with a year’s worth of material that will seamlessly flow into your storytimes
  • Familiar activities with a twist and new, creative originals will be shared

Presenter: Beverly Meyer has been sharing songs with young children as "The Music Lady" since 1996.  Her passion is to encourage others to share their talents and enthusiasm with young children.  She provides countless workshops, keynotes and seminars to encourage all who care for young children to sing to them.  She promises this simple act will change their perspective and give more meaningful purpose for teaching and care giving.  Engaging audiences with invitations to be a part of the songs through movements is "The Music Lady's" special sauce.

  This workshop includes two continental breakfasts and two lunches along with breaks.  Dinner is on your own.
Event Date:4/16/2019 - 4/17/2019
Event Time:9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Location:Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Dr W
Huron, OH 44839

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Who should attend: Youth Services 

Competency:  Programming

GEO Cost:      $100.00
Bronze Cost:  $75.00
Silver Cost:    $50.00
Gold Cost:      FREE

There is an additional $85 surcharge for facility use and amenities.

We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc.

On your own
Hotel Cost including bed tax -Single $92.40, Double - $102.90
Contact Sawmill Creek  at 419-433-3800 

This workshop is sponsored by a generous gift from the Leigh and Mary Carter Family Foundation. 

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Event Registration:This class was a popular class and it is full.  Please email Melissa Lattanzi,  to be put on a waiting list and an additional class may be added for the future.

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