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 Jenny Najduch 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!
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.
You may not have been able to read almost everything published in 2012—but this group did! Join members of the 2013 Notable Children’s Book Committee for this special webinar where they will book talk through part of this year’s Notables list. Covering twenty books in ninety minutes, you will discover new titles and gather information to help frame your own book discussions. Original Notable discussions took place at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, but now you can relive those moments through this one-time webinar taking place free to ALSC members.
Instructors: Members of the 2013 Notable Children's Book Committee
ALSC is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, but questions abound about how the award is chosen and what goes on behind those closed doors as the Caldecott Committee deliberates. How are members chosen for the Caldecott Committee? How does the Committee decide if a book really is a picture book? Why can't the Committee consider the text of a picture book…or can it? Here is an opportunity to get answers to your questions about one of the most significant awards in the field of children's literature. This webinar took place as part of the Caldecott 75th Anniversary.
Instructor: Rita Auerbach
Together we'll take a closer look Caldecott Medal winning and honor books and explore various techniques for bringing books and children together through classroom and library programming. This webinar took place as part of the Caldecott 75th Anniversary celebration.
Instructor: Gene Nelson, Director of the Provo City Library
This presentation focuses on the 10 principles for illustrating a great picture book. Following each principle there will be illustrations of images from children’s books to illuminate the principle. The artists featured include David Wiesner – winner of 3 gold Caldecott medals to Betsy Lewin the illustrator of the wildly successful “Click Clack Moo” series to a more recent Caldecott winner Brian Selznick creator of Hugo Cabret, now an Oscar winning motion picture. This webinar took place as part of the Caldecott 75th Anniversary celebration.
Instructor: Dilys Evans
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
Chip Donohue, co-author of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology Tools and Interactive Media in Early Childhood Programs, will share key messages and guidelines from the Statement and discuss implications for educators, parents, children’s librarians and other adults who care for and about young children. He will address both common concerns about children and technology and the potential benefits when adults select, use, integrate and evaluate technology in effective, appropriate and intentional ways that support development and learning. Obstacles and opportunities for children’s librarians and libraries in providing developmentally appropriate experiences for young children will be explored.
Instructor: Chip Donohue, PhD