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Math Counts: Using Math in Early Literacy Programming (ALSC webcast archive)—GROUP RATE

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$ 195.00
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$ 195.00
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Day:  January 17, 2017
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Many librarians are comfortable incorporating basic math principles in story time, such as counting, number recognition, and shapes, but what other ways can you incorporate mathematics into your regular story time routine? Join JoAnna Schofield, Cuyahoga County Public Library children’s librarian and former mathematics teacher, to explore easy (and cheap!) ways to explore computation, spatial awareness, geometry, measurement, data collection and interpretation, and more!

  1. Participants will be able to authentically include early literacy math instruction in their regular programming, including story times and passive programming.
  2. Participants will be able to design accurate and energizing math extension activities coupled with math-related picture books.
  3. Participants will be able to plan and deliver more complicated early math literacy instruction, including but not limited to geometry, spatial awareness, and computation.

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JoAnna Schofield

Jo Schofield is a librarian for the Cuyahoga County Public LIbrary in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. Before becoming a children's librarian in 2012, Schofield taught middle school mathematics and science. Finding new, engaging, and natural ways to incorporate mathematics into library programming excites her on a daily basis. She is an active member of the 2018 Scheneider Family Book Award, the 2018 RUSA Sophie Brody Award Jury, and the ALSC Research Agenda Task Force.

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