Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Online Training

Full Series: January 7 – April 26, 2019

Stories, Songs, and Stretches! provides adults with the skills and resources they need to understand and enhance early learning through embodied play. The online training version is made up of three 4-week modules. These modules are for anyone who works with preschool and/or early elementary age kids on a regular basis, or who wants to learn how to use the program with kids and families. This includes teachers, librarians, early childhood educators, social workers, and yoga teachers, among others. Nearly everyone who works with young children can earn continuing education credits when they attend our workshops. All modules must be completed before one can become certified. A break period of two weeks is offered between modules in the series. Registration is available for individual modules at $175 each (below); register for all three in the series together for just $450 (a savings of $75).

    

Stories, Songs, and Stretches I: Science and Standards
January 7 – February 1, 2019

    

Stories, Songs, and Stretches II: Stretches and Stillness
February 18 – March 15, 2019

    

Stories, Songs, and Stretches III: Stories and Songs
April 1 – 26, 2019

    
Katie Scherrer

Instructor Katie Scherrer, MLIS, RYT is yoga and mindfulness teacher living in Lexington, KY. Katie’s specialty is bringing these practices to life for children and the adults who care for them. She is the author of Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Creating Playful Storytimes with Yoga and Movement (ALA, 2017). Drawing on her unique experience as a children’s librarian, yoga teacher, and early childhood education trainer, Katie has developed the Stories, Songs, and Stretches! certification program. This program trains participants to use yoga-inspired movement intentionally to help preschool and early elementary age children develop physical literacy, early literacy, and social-emotional skills. Katie is one of the creators of the Be Project, which began in 2016 to bring mindfulness to teachers and PreK-12th grade students in rural Kentucky. In addition to traveling around the country offering training, Katie can often be found teaching yoga and mindfulness to kids of all ages in libraries, schools, preschools, and after-school programs.