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Sensory and Inclusive Storytimes with Sherry Norfolk and Fall Book Browse

Event Type: Continuing Education
Date: 11/8/2018
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 Providing an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all community members is a goal libraries strive to achieve in today’s ever-changing society. Offering a storytime for children with special needs is one way libraries can develop literacy skills in children with disabilities and support their caregivers and families. Join award-winning storyteller, author and teaching artist Sherry Norfolk, as she shares extensive knowledge about the importance of sensory storytimes and how to offer them effectively to your patrons.

In this interactive workshop, you will experience a wide variety of sensory storytime strategies and activities, work in small groups to develop and share ideas for sensory adaptations of stories, as well as explore program logistics, promotions and how to deal with disruptive behaviors.

As an active participant, you will:
• Learn the working definitions for “inclusive storytime” and “sensory storytime”
• Understand how libraries meet community needs by offering inclusive, sensory storytimes
• Explore and understand inclusive practices to integrate into your current storytimes
• Create at least one sensory story with props to share immediately

Also, join Robin Hargrave, SCKLS Youth and School Services Consultant, and Robyn Bravi, Technology Consultant and YA aficionado, as they showcase newly reviewed literature for the upcoming reading season. An optional complimentary lunch is included with your registration and a tentative schedule of the day’s events is listed below:

9 – 10 a.m. Book browsing and refreshments
10 – noon Sensory and Inclusive Storytimes with Sherry Norfolk
12 – 1 p.m. Book browsing and lunch
1 – 3 p.m. Sensory programming “make and takes” with Sherry Norfolk
3 – 3:30 p.m. Final book browsing

Location: Large Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 10/25/2018 at 12:00 AM
Other Information:
 Registration is open only to SCKLS member libraries staff and board members.
Contact: Robin Hargrave, SCKLS Youth and School Consultant
Contact Number: 800-234-0529, x. 144
Presenter: Sherry Norfolk, Robin Hargrave and Robyn Bravi
Status: Closed

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