[kids-lib] 2014 CSD Mock Geisel Workshop Reminder - Registration Deadline Approaching

Rick Samuelson ricks at wccls.org
Mon Nov 25 11:04:12 PST 2013

Hi gang,

I wanted to remind folks of this upcoming beginning reader workshop from OLA's Children's Services Division:

2014 Children's Services Division Mock Geisel Workshop
Saturday December 14th
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Multnomah County Library, Midland Branch

Click here to register: https://ola.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_152517

The 2014 CSD Mock Geisel Workshop follows up on the long-standing CSD tradition of offering high quality Mock workshops.  This time around, we will be presenting a look at one of the newer ALA Youth Awards:  The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award<http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward> is a book award of the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association. It is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

Join your friends and colleagues from around Oregon for a day of fun and learning!

The morning will include:
1)      An overview of the experience of serving on the ALA Geisel Committee (provided by Janet Weber, 2014 Geisel Committee Member)
2)      A look at how to judge beginning readers using the Geisel Award criteria (provided by Jackie Partch, 2012 Geisel Committee Member)
3)      A special presentation on "What Makes a Beginning Reader Excellent from a Reading Instruction Perspective" (provided by Reading Specialist Barbara Steinberg, M.Ed)

The afternoon will be spent in lively discussion of a selection of beginning readers published in 2013, followed by a vote to crown the 2014 CSD Mock Geisel!  The real 2014 Geisel Award will be announced during the ALA Midwinter Meeting on January 27, 2014.

If you have ever wanted to take a little more time to explore beginning readers and how to turn new readers onto books, this is the workshop for you!

Registration Deadline is Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Best wishes and I hope to see you on December 14th!!!

Rick Samuelson, Youth Services Librarian
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
111 NE Lincoln, MS 58A
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 648-9785 5#
ricks at wccls.org
"The clever men at Oxford
Know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much
As intelligent Mr Toad!"
-Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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