Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca - Course Description:
This 4-week, online course teaches participants how to present bilingual storytimes (English/Spanish) for various ages. Numerous techniques for successfully delivering the various elements of bilingual storytimes (bilingual books, storytelling, rhymes, and songs) will be shared in print and demonstrated via video. Participants in this course will gain practical ideas and increased confidence that will aid them as they work to include Latino culture and the Spanish language in their storytime programs, regardless of their language skills. Modifications for storytime presenters who do not speak Spanish but want their programs to be more inclusive of Latinos and Spanish-speakers will be shared. Each participant will develop two storytime plans as the final project for the course.
Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca - Registration:
Registration is now open for the next session of this course, which will be offered online through the Library of Virginia, January 14, 2013 - February 10, 2013. The registration fee is $25 for library staff in
Virginia and $50 for those outside of . The fee includes your own copy of the book Read Me a Rhyme in English and Spanish / Léame una rima en español e inglés by Rose Treviño. To register please contact Enid Costley at the Library of Virginia - firstname.lastname@example.org. The prerequisite for this course is "Connecting with the Spanish-Speaking Community." However, the instructor will consider accepting students who already have experience working with and providing outreach to Latinos and Spanish-speakers who have not taken this prerequesite. If this is your situation, please email Katie Cunningham directly to discuss this further - email@example.com. Virginia