Tuesday, April 14, 2009

May 1st Adolescent Literacy Workshop, Madison

For those who didn't see this on wispublib...

Wisconsin public and school librarians are invited to register for this exciting workshop:

Adolescent Literacy Workshop
When: Friday, May 1, 2009
Where: Holiday Inn at the American Center, 5109 W Terrace drive, Madison (near the SCLS/WLA offices)

Schedule of Events:

8:30 - 9:00 - Registration, coffee and pastries. Includes time to browse displays

9:00 - 12:00 This Ain't Your Mama's Library!
Adolescent Development, Brain Research, and the Developmental Needs of Teens

Michele Gorman, Author, Consultant, and Teen Services Coordinator for the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH Madison fiesta buffet (Includes vegetarian selections. Please contact Jean Anderson if you have special dietary needs)

1:00 – 1:50 This Still Ain't Your Mama's Library!
Adolescent Literacy and Working With At-Risk Teens in Your Community
Michele Gorman

2:00 - 2:50 Great new books for teens

Learn about great new books that will appeal to teens of all reading abilities

Librarians from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center

2:50 – 3:00 Wrap up and conclusion

Statewide assessments of reading achievement show that the proportion of students proficient in reading declines as they move from elementary and middle to high school. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning has launched a multi-year initiative that will champion high-quality teen services and build momentum behind Wisconsin’s drive the create the most literate, well-educated citizenry and workforce in the nation. This workshop is a part of that initiative.

To register visit the SCLS calendar (www.scls.info/calendar)

$12 registration fee

Checks payable to South Central Library System; please send to:

South Central Library System, Attn: Heidi Moe

5250 East Terrace Dr., Ste. A-2, Madison, WI 53718

Payments also accepted day of program.

This workshop is sponsored by the South Central, Arrowhead and Southwest Library Systems. Additional funding provided by federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, granted through the Department of Public Instruction.

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