Early Literacy Teaching Practices in BIPOC Communities

$200.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course focuses on the literacy needs of the BIPOC communities. Students will read literature on past and present literacy and programming practices in library and classroom settings. The goal of this course is to empower instructors when leading their own storytimes or class sessions for BIPOC communities.

Learning Goals:

- Become familiar with literature surrounding early literacy practices for BIPOC communities
- Review effects of limiting language in literature against BIPOC communities
- Develop strategies for creating an inclusive literacy community
- Create your own storytimes that support BIPOC communities

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

This course focuses on the literacy needs of the BIPOC communities. Students will read literature on past and present literacy and programming practices in library and classroom settings. The goal of this course is to empower instructors when leading their own storytimes or class sessions for BIPOC communities.

Learning Goals:

  • Become familiar with literature surrounding early literacy practices for BIPOC communities
  • Review effects of limiting language in literature against BIPOC communities
  • Develop strategies for creating an inclusive literacy community
  • Create your own storytimes that support BIPOC communities

Dee Brown

Dee Brown is the Social Sciences Librarian at Haverford College. She earned her BA in English from Georgian Court University (Go Lions!). She attended Drexel University for her MLIS and for many years focused on Children's Librarianship before returning to the world of academic libraries. She has participated in various panels, presentations, and research pertaining to representation in children's literature. She is a member of ALSC (Association for Library Services to Children) where she has served on Intellectual Freedom, Early and Family Literacy, and Early Childhood Programs and Services Committees.

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