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