25 module free online professional development tool aimed at improving relationships with, services to, and resources for youth of color and Native youth.
Please note that Section 1 (Modules 1-13) is appropriate for all library staff to begin exploring equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries. Modules 1-13 are foundational and not youth centered and each module takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
This training is available for free through OLIS to the entire RI publci library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an account and access the training. Additional webinars are availble on the course during library closures due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Free module-based online professional development course for librarians and educators that provides a richer understanding of how and why apps can be used with young children and their adults. Developed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Free hour long on-demand webinar that explores the components of computational thinking, what it looks like in early childhood, and how library staff use developmentally appropriate activities to support whole-child development.
A self-paced series of exercises developed by Melissa Depper, Storytime Supervisor for Arapahoe Libraries. This series designed to guide self-reflection on strategies to define storytime goals and consider best practices in literacy-based storytime delivery and content selection.
A free 10 hour WebJunction self-paced course consisting of six modules, which include videos, readings, activities, and reflection questions. The course provides training in how to intentionally apply research-based practices to boost early literacy in young children attending library storytime.