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Thursday May 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Inquiry Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Introduction to Inquiry provides the foundation for understanding and implementing the process of inquiry-based learning, while guiding educators to examine their current teaching and learning practices in a library environment

Participants will:

  • Understand and identify the benefits of engaging youth participants in hands-on, minds-on activities
  • Engage in the process of inquiry by examining librarian and student roles
  • Explore key skills of the inquiry process
  • Examine the characteristics of an inquiry-based learning environment and make connections to individual contexts.
  • Initiate a plan for implementing inquiry in the library by making intentional shifts in teaching practice

 

    Location: ASSET STEM Education
        There are 24 spaces available.
Friday June 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Digging into Donor Management Software Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Wojdylak   412-921-1123   wojdylaks@einetwork.net
   

Library directors/staff will discuss what they like and don’t like about their donor management systems. Products to be discussed include Little Green Light, Bloomerang, and Donor Perfect. Learn about the process of selecting a system for your library.

Panelists: Jill McConnell, Cooper-Siegel Library; Amy McDonald, Western Allegheny Community Library

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 19 spaces available.
Friday June 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Language Access Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Wojdylak   412-921-1123   wojdylaks@einetwork.net
   

Global Wordsmiths provides free translation and interpretation services for libraries and other nonprofit organizations through their Language Access Project. This training session explains what language access is, why language access is important, how to recognize when it's needed, how to engage with language access resources, and how to work with interpreters.

Mary Jayne McCullough is the founder and Director of Global Wordsmiths, and a fifteen-year veteran translator and interpreter who is dedicated to improving language access in Western Pennsylvania. She believes in language access as a human right and works hard to develop innovative ways of helping people communicate in order to access the services they need.

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday July 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Where There's a Will There's a Way: Encouraging Donors to Leave a Legacy to Your Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Wojdylak   4129211123   wojdylaks@einetwork.net
   

Your donors have the power to strengthen and protect the library they love today, tomorrow, and into the future by including a gift in their will. Not only do bequests and other planned gifts provide your donors with the best opportunity to make a significant impact, they are also the lowest cost, highest value gifts you can generate for your library. With an estimated $20 trillion to be transferred intergenerationally between 2000 and 2020, libraries of all sizes need to start talking to their donors about bequests. In this interactive session,  participants will learn why planned giving is important, who is most likely to make an estate gift and how to implement and market a basic bequest program. Through hands on exercises and role play, participants will leave this session feeling more comfortable and competent talking to their donors about leaving a legacy to their library.

Speaker: Maureen Hill, CFRE, is a seasoned fundraising professional with more than 25 years of experience. Drawing on her expertise raising funds for nonprofit organizations, Maurenn established an independent consulting practice, Advancement Advisors, in 2006. Over the course of her career, she has raised more than $40 million and, as a consultant, she has helped clients raise more than $12 million. In 2017, Maureen was awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Master Training Status.

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 2 spaces available.
Tuesday August 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Making and Early Literacy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Participants will explore the intersections of making and early literacy as a pathway to school readiness in this hands-on session. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh educators will share foundational components from Buzzword PGH, an early literacy program designed by a collaborative of cultural practitioners, as a model to engage caregivers in dynamic, continual learning. Most of all, participants will learn, play, and have fun while developing strategies to activate their youngest learners.

    Location: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
        There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday September 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Services Forum: Fostering Community Connectedness Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Wojdylak   412-921-1123 x 309   wojdylaks@einetwork.net
   

The Adult Services Forum is held periodically to provide an opportunity for adult librarians to meet and share resources and ideas. Topic - Fostering Community Connectedness

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 19 spaces available.
Wednesday September 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Gross Motor Development is Everywhere Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Students will be introduced to a variety of ways to provide gross motor activities during all parts of the day. Circle time can go beyond the carpet. Learn a variety of strategies to keep children moving while building cognitive skills as well.

    Location: PAEYC (Hazelwood)
        There are 23 spaces available.
Thursday September 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Maker and Early Literacy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Participants will explore the intersections of making and early literacy as a pathway to school readiness in this hands-on session. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh educators will share foundational components from Buzzword PGH, an early literacy program designed by a collaborative of cultural practitioners, as a model to engage caregivers in dynamic, continual learning. Most of all, participants will learn, play, and have fun while developing strategies to activate their youngest learners.

    Location: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
        There are 25 spaces available.
Monday September 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Youth Services Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
    Location: Jefferson Hills Public Library
        There are 31 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Dance, Rhythm and Consensus Building in the Early Childhood Classroom Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Young children learn best through active involvement. During this interactive workshop led by Gateway to the Arts/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust artists, participants will recognize movement as means of helping children physically experience emergent math and literacy concepts. Practitioners will explore the basic elements of movement and be able to design active, fun experiences that reinforce basic skills and keep children moving and learning every day.

    Location: Jefferson Hills Public Library
        There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday October 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Supercharging Your Storytimes: Part 1 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Supercharging Your Storytimes with Saroj Ghoting: Part 1 — Developing Storytimes Based on Child Development and Interactivity to Increase Engagement and Enjoyment of Books and Language Activities

By understanding child development, we can be more responsive to children at all age levels (newborn to age five). Children learn best through interactivity. Hands-on practice with interactive reading and fun ways to adapt books, songs, flannel boards, and other activities to support early literacy development. Bring a book and a rhyme you enjoy using in storytime.

    Location: Northern Tier Regional Library
   
Friday October 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Supercharging Your Storytimes: Part 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Supercharging Your Storytimes with Saroj Ghoting: Part 2—Intentionality is the Key

By being intentional in connecting what we do in storytimes to early literacy skills, we increase children’s early literacy behaviors. Learn to plan, deliver, and assess your storytimes while becoming familiar with the early literacy components, and using self-reflection and peer sharing to sustain continued growth for ourselves and those we serve. Hands-on practice sharing early literacy tips to help parents and caregivers support their children’s early literacy.

    Location: Northland Public Library
        There are 3 spaces available.
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Monday October 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM On A Roll: Early Engineering with STEM Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

We are surrounded by modern STEM marvels, such as bridges, inclines and mass transportation systems. How can you give your early learners the opportunity to explore the engineering processes that make building these structures possible? With easily accessible materials, this workshop will reenergize your use of science to uncover new methods of STEM engagement. Using resources from NAEYC and evidence from classroom-tested activities, attendees will collaboratively design a four-week investigation into ramps to complement curriculum on transportation and neighborhoods. Session led by the Carnegie Science Center.

    Location: Sewickley Public Library
        There are 24 spaces available.
Thursday November 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Services Forum: Job & Career Services Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Wojdylak   412-921-1123 x 309   wojdylaks@einetwork.net
   

The Adult Services Forum is held periodically to provide an opportunity for adult librarians to meet and share resources and ideas. Topic - Job & Career Services

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday November 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Puppet Power Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Discover the power of puppets to enliven your program and reinforce skill development. Participants will create a variety of simple puppets -- hand-puppets, finger-puppets, shadow puppets, and more -- using inexpensive materials. The Gateway to the Arts/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust instructor will model effective ways to use puppets to stimulate learning and help children use puppets appropriately as vehicles for communication and creative self-expression. Includes handouts with puppet templates.

    Location: Moon Township Public Library
        There are 19 spaces available.
Monday November 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Youth Services Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
    Location: Northern Tier Regional Library
        There are 37 spaces available.
Monday November 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Project Based Learning in the Early Years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Discover the phases of project-based learning for young children and evaluate multiple approaches while building a plan for the child’s STEM engagement. Session led by the Carnegie Science Center.

    Location: Community Library of Castle Shannon
        There are 23 spaces available.
Tuesday December 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Services Forum: Building Self-Sustained Programs & Services Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Wojdylak   412-921-1123 x 309   wojdylaks@einetwork.net
   

The Adult Services Forum is held periodically to provide an opportunity for adult librarians to meet and share resources and ideas. Topic - Building Self-Sustained Programs & Services.

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 20 spaces available.
Monday December 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM What is Early Learner STEM? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   4129211123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Learn how to integrate STEM best practices into early learning programs and how to make these developmentally-appropriate STEM learning environment. Session led by the Carnegie Science Center.

    Location: Whitehall Public Library
        There are 19 spaces available.
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