What is a webcast?
A webcast is a webinar that has already taken place; it is an on-demand video that can be watched by the purchaser at any time. Webcasts are available for only $25 per individual, and $195 for groups. These webinars will not be offered again live, but you receive unlimited access to the recording with purchase. Please note that webcasts are not available until all live sessions of that webinar have taken place. Contact Dan Rude in the ALSC office with questions.
Not all of ALSC's webcasts are currently not available as we are in the process of moving to a new system. Please check back at a later date for more information. Thank you!
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Best Practices for Apps in Storytimes
Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
Instructor: Cen Campbell
Every Child Ready to Read—New conversations on research, relationships and partnerships
Every Child Ready to Read ® @ your library® (ECRR) continues a commitment to research and introduces a powerful concept of constrained and unconstrained skill sets to our conversations with parents and caregivers. The 2nd edition utilizes natural language and a flexible format to encourage a more interactive way for library staff to work with caregivers and to create new ways for parents to interact with their children. Community and staff partnerships are a staple of ECRR, and in our 90 minute webinar we will discuss research, new ways to relate to our customers, partners and community members using the new tools provided by ECRR.
Instructor: Elaine Meyers
The Power of Play for Early Childhood Learning in Your Library
What do you do to play? Would you like to play all day? Play is a child's work! Research clearly shows play is key to early childhood development and lifelong success. Play is critical to a child's healthy development in all areas of school readiness, especially social emotional development and early literacy. How is play relevant to library services? Join us as we answer that question and identify ways to incorporate play in library programs and spaces to promote children's early childhood development and motivate caregivers to enjoy play with their children.
Instructors: Connie Wilson and Peg Pond
Sensory Storytime: Preschool Programming That Makes Sense for Kids with Autism
Sensory Storytime incorporates theory and practices from Sensory Integration Occupational Therapy into a regular library preschool story hour that is fun for all kids and appropriate for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this webinar, you’ll be introduced to some of the theory behind Sensory Storytime, some options and issues related to this type of programming, and the specifics of how one public library structures its Sensory Storytime program. The webinar will equip you with the information and resources you need to be able to design or modify your own programs so you can better serve the young children with autism in your community.
Instructor: Barbara Klipper
Free to ALSC Members
In efforts to support ALSC's goal of continuing education, a number of webinars and webcasts are offered free to ALSC members. If you're not an ALSC member, save on future online education purchases by becoming a member today.
Get to Know the Caldecott Winners
Join this curated documentary with ALSC Past President and Caldecott expert Kathleen Horning as she shares stories about some of the winning books and illustrators while we watch and listen to a handful of films and audio interviews with the winning illustrators, created by TeachingBooks.net Executive Director Nick Glass. Attendees will learn about these amazing illustrators and have a new context to teach, discuss, and enjoy these distinguished books. This webinar took place as part of the Caldecott 75th Anniversary.
Instructors: Kathleen T. Horning and Nick Glass