Sponsored by: OLC’s Children’s Services Division
Register @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: Nov. 29
Member: $35* | Non-member: $70
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.
At best, leveling books is another tool to help children choose “just right” books. At worst, it is an expensive product that labels kids, kills the joy of reading, and makes false promises to educators. This brief overview of how leveling works can help us understand both what we can use in each leveling system and how to talk with educators and parents about avoiding the pitfalls.
Children’s librarian Lu Benke has been running Children’s Services departments for more than 30 years. She recently received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado where she focused on how children’s librarians help children learn to read.
Jim Erekson, Ph.D. has been teaching in the field of languages and literacy for more than 20 years. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Northern Colorado and Coordinator of the Literacy Master’s Program, which educates teachers on how to create life-long readers and support family literacy. He is a national expert and author of professional books on literacy and assessment.
You’ll gain a better understanding of leveling systems in order to communicate effectively with stakeholders and avoid pitfalls in helping customers wanting leveled reading materials.
Intended Audience: Children’s Services Staff
What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenter.
NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail on Dec. 1. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in you my OLC profile page.
Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as (1) continuing education contact hour of credit.