CATS Winter Workshop

February 04, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Library 21C Colorado Springs
1175 Chapel Hills Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Venue website

When: Monday February 4th from 9-4

Where: Library 21c Colorado Springs

Registration fee: $45 for CAL members, $55 for Non CAL Members  Registration deadline is January 30, 2019.

What to look forward to:

9:00 Library Doors Open

9:10 Welcome and Introductions

            Maria and Cameron

9:15-10:00 Opening Session - The Venue

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Changing the Narrative

Kathy Orr, Peaceful Households

This educational session is designed to explore how childhood experiences affect our health and social well-being. You will learn from an experienced ACE Master Trainer about the ACE study and the relationship between ACEs and an individual's failure in school, inability to manage behaviors, homeless, poverty, incarceration, chronic disease including addiction, cardiovascular, liver and respiratory diseases. Furthermore, you will learn how ACEs can help you better understand social determinants and apply them to your professional and personal life.

10:15-11:00 Breakout Session One (choose one):

  1. Venue - Rock and Roll Your Way to Cooler Storytimes
  2. ENT Meeting Room - Hooking Transitional Readers (Part 1)
  3. Children’s Activity Room - The Hidden Biases of Good People

11:15-12:00 Breakout Session Two (choose one):

  1. Venue - Sensory Storytime for Children, Teens & Adults: Tips & Tricks
  2. ENT Meeting Room - Hooking Transitional Readers (Part 2)
  3. Children’s Activity Room - Getting Your Lock-In All Locked Up

12:00-1:15 Lunch - The Venue

1:15-2:00 Baker and Taylor - The Venue

2:15-3:00 Breakout Session Three (choose one):

  1. Venue - Grown-Ups Are People Too
  2. ENT Meeting Room - Below the Surface
  3. Children’s Activity Room - Serving Your Deaf and/or Blind Patrons

3:15-4:00 Program Idea Sessions

 

Breakout Descriptions

Session 1 - 10:15-11:00 a.m.

The Venue - Rock and Roll Your Way to Cooler Storytimes - Leigh Ramey, Westminster Public Library

Do you love finding new ways of incorporating music into your storytimes? Do you sometimes feel intimidated to do so because you don’t play a musical instrument yourself? Would you love to learn practical tips for teaching basic music skills to young children? Interested in discovering great, quality music for children that won’t make you cringe when you hear it? You’re in the right place because I love introducing kids to cool music that even grown-ups like, and sharing my tips for how to make your storytimes more musical…even if you aren’t musically inclined.

Children’s Activity Room - The Hidden Biases of Good People - Beth Crist and Jean Heilig, Colorado State Library

Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased but research has confirmed that, in reality, most of us fall short in the way we perceive ourselves.  Our experiences shape who we are, and our race, ethnicity, gender, height, weight, sexual orientation, place of birth, and other factors impact how we view the world. Our hidden biases can guide our perception, behavior, opinions, decisions, and attitudes, even when we’re not aware of it. During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact are provided. You will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions. With an understanding of unconscious bias, and through self-awareness, we can create a bigger impact in our libraries and our communities.

ENT Meeting Room - Hooking Transitional Readers - Alyx Campbell and Amy Forrester, Denver Public Library - THIS IS PART 1 of a 90-MINUTE SESSION

We know that children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers. In response, Denver Public Library developed a comprehensive plan in order to support high quality literacy experiences for kindergarten through 3rd graders. Join us to learn more about how to implement literacy programs and experiences in your library to support transitional readers and their families.

Session 2 - 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Venue - Sensory Storytime for Children, Teens & Adults: Tips & Tricks - Jennifer Haberkorn and Tina Schmidt, Douglas County Libraries

The James H. LaRue branch in the Douglas County Libraries system has hosted Sensory Storytime since 2011. Individuals of all ages with autism and other sensory differences have enjoyed this program since it began. The program has evolved over the years to meet the needs of its diverse participants and now offers two sessions: one for children and their families and another for teens, adults and their caregivers.

Come chat with the storytellers for this program as they share practical ideas they have learned through trial and error. You will walk away with ideas on how to create a sensory friendly environment, activities for storytime and plans. The presenters will share hands on activities and talk about making adjustments on the fly to accommodate the needs of participants.

Children’s Activity Room - Break Into Coding: Coding Escape Room - Britt Bloom, Pikes Peak Library District

An interactive escape-room that teaches the principles of computational thinking. We will use offline coding activities to solve puzzles to get into locked boxes for a prize. All handouts will be made available for re-use as well as the escape-room instructions. Learn the basics of computational thinking and take them back to your library!

ENT Meeting Room - Hooking Transitional Readers - Alyx Campbell and Amy Forrester, Denver Public Library - THIS IS PART 2 of a 90-MINUTE SESSION

We know that children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers. In response, Denver Public Library developed a comprehensive plan in order to support high quality literacy experiences for kindergarten through 3rd graders. Join us to learn more about how to implement literacy programs and experiences in your library to support transitional readers and their families.

Session 3 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.

The Venue - Grown-ups Are People Too: Promoting caregiver bonding with awesome early literacy programming - Julie Crabb, Anythink Libraries

Before you can support baby brain development at your library, you must get those baby bum-bums in your seats. However, babies can't drive so it is up to you to offer programming that excites grown-ups in your community. Learn pop song lap bounces, practice babywearing dance moves, and gain some tips for a toddler photo booth. These trendy topics will fill your spaces, be Snapchatted, and promote an emotional bond between caregiver and child.

Children’s Activity Room - Serving Your Deaf and/or Blind Patrons - Joyce Smith, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind

Sharing ideas to help with making libraries more accessible to patrons with hearing or visual disabilities.

ENT Meeting Room - Colorado Crisis Services- Below the Surface - Mary Hoefler, Manager of Crisis Services, CO Office of Behavioral Health

An overview of the statewide crisis services will be provided. An emphasis will be on youth utilization, successes, as well as gaps. Where have we made a difference? Who are we missing? The new Below the Surface campaign, which is specifically targeting youth with a text push will be shared. Has the messaging impacted overall utilization? How are services different than Safe2Tell? Which to call and for what? 

Program Idea Session - 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Children’s Programming

Facilitators: Melanie Borski-Howard and Katie Smith

Tween/Teen Programming

Facilitators: Resa Mai, Shannon McDonald and Sue Klinke

Tickets

$45.00 CATS Winter Workshop CAL Member Rate

$55.00 CATS Winter Workshop Non-Member Rate