What: Kansas Early Literacy Symposium
When: Friday, April 14, 2023
Where: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Time: 8:30 – 4:00
Cost: $20, includes handouts, refreshments and lunch. Pay in cash at the door. No invoices will be sent, but printed receipts will be provided.
Objective: This engaging session will bring together early childhood educators and library and museum professionals who work with families of children aged birth through Kindergarten.
Schedule of Events
8:30am to 4pm at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
8:30am – Registration
9am – Welcome and Opening Notes
● Mind in the Making: promoting and practicing executive function life skills
● Family Engagement: best practices, given a pandemic
12:30-1:30pm – Lunch
1:30-2pm – Check In and Reflection
2-3:45pm – Engineering and Empathy: helping children explore STEM concepts
3:45-4pm – Announcements, Evaluations and Farewell
For additional information, see: https://www.nekls.org/event/kansas-early-literacy-symposium/
KDHE has approved this event for 5 Clock Hours.
Through a combination of professional instruction and group interaction, we will explore two key topics:
- Engineering and Empathy – helping young children explore STEM concepts
- Mind in the Making – promoting and practicing executive function life skills
See this short video to get to know facilitator, Beth Frederick: “Just Enough Engagement”.