2016 Conference

2016 Conference Schedule

Map of the Conference Site

CLEL Projects Overview - Chufo Ramirez and Gigi Pagliarulo, Denver Public Library

Keynote Address - Tomás Mejía, Migrant Education Program State Director, Office of Migrant Education, Colorado Department of Education

Workshop Sessions


Advocating Play: Best Practices for the Optimal Development of the Whole Child - Nicole Uyeda, Laura Abbott, and Skye Corey, Meridian Library District in Idaho

Felt Board Frenzy: Why Old School is Still Cool - Jennifer Miera and Mandy Johnson, Denver Public Library

Kits for the Library and Outreach - Kirsten Dees and Elizabeth Flores, Pueblo City-County Library District

Brawn, Babies, and Books - Josh Hem Lee and Dana Richardson, Denver Public Library

EXTRA Programs for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Kimberly Powers and Megan Fields, Englewood Public Library

Are You Ready for Your Close-Up? Filming Storytimes for Television and the Web - Andrea Cleland, Clearview Library District, Mary Pearl and Liesel Schmidt, Denver Public Library, Melanie Borski-Howard and Alyx Campbell, Boulder Public Library

Little University and Family Literacy: Early Learning Programs Beyond Storytimes - Kristin Grabarek Roper and Mary Pearl, Denver Public Library

Fun with Puppets During Storytime - Kathleen DiLeo and Janet Nelson, Douglas County Libraries

Love That Program? Too Bad - Lesley Clayton, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, Vicky Hays, Poudre River Library District, Colleen Kulp, High Plains Library District, Patty Wright, Douglas County Libraries, moderated by Elizabeth Bennhoff, Spanish Peaks Library District

Signing Stories - Rachel Salazar, Pueblo City-County Library District

Adapting ECRR for Multiple Audiences - Elizabeth VonTauffkirchen, Pine River Library

Mini Mock Bell Awards Discussion - Melissa Depper, Arapahoe Libraries and others

Round Table: Training Storytime Staff - Lindsay Huth, Louisville Public Library, Lisa Dengerink, Denver Public Library, Melissa Depper, Arapahoe Libraries

Poems, Pockets, Props, and Puppets - Debbie Socha, Medina County District Library in Ohio

Stop Storytime Burnout: How to Rekindle Your Passion When You Can't Sing "Twinkle Twinkle" One More Time - McCourt Thomas, Lyons Regional Library District

Rhythm and Rhymes: Musical Fun for Little Ones - Leigh Ramey, Aurora Public Library

The Tipping Point - Jeniece Trueman, Denver Public Library

Kids and Screens: Early Literacy and Technology - Lauren Dennis and Brianna Austin, Denver Public Library

Literacy Links to Rhythm, Rhyme, and Song - Katherine Dines