Thursday, October 8, 2009

Two Workshops from Sherry Norfolk

Don’t miss these workshops with premier trainer Sherry Norfolk – one in Ocala and one in Orange Park. Register today.

Building Blocks to Literacy

"Once Upon a Time!" is the beginning of adventure -- and the beginning of learning. When children hear stories, they are learning vocabulary and syntax, beginning-middle-end, and cause and effect. They are detecting patterns. They’re building brain power. And that’s only the beginning of what happens when a child hears a story! In this fast-paced, hands-on workshop, library staff learn how to create storytelling magic for small children -- what to tell, how to tell it, why it’ll work -- and what to do when all else fails!

Trainer: Sherry Norfolk, Storyteller & Library Consultant
Date: Wednesday, November 4
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location; Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470

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Before the Skills: Motivating Readers

Motivation leads to skill development which leads to student achievement; without motivation, children simply don’t learn. We will look at why motivation needs to be a priority, how it can be achieved, and ways that teachers, parents and librarians can collaborate towards that goal. In the process, brain-based research relative to why and how to achieve motivation will be discussed. We will provide theory, inspiration and practical applications.

Trainer: Sherry Norfolk, Storyteller & Library Consultant
Date: Thursday, November 5
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location; NEFLIN,
2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL 32073

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