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Strengthening STEM in Everyday Storytime (Dayton)
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When: 10/27/2015
9:00 AM
Where: Polen Farm
5099 Bigger Road
Kettering, Ohio  45440
United States
Presenter: Saroj Ghoting
Contact: Racheal Mick
513-751-4422 x10

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Join us at Polen Farm, (5099 Bigger Rd, Dayton, OH 45440) for a full day of learning how to bring STEM education into storytime.

Program supported by The Spurlino Fund of The Dayton Foundation who made this event possible. Additional thanks to Dayton Metro Library for their support of this program.


    8:30am-9:00am Check-in, Breakfast, and Logistics

    9:00am-10:30am Program

    10:30am-10:45am Break

    10:45am-12:00pm Program

    12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

    1:00pm-2:30pm Program

    2:30pm-2:45pm Break

    2:45pm-4:30pm Program

Program Description:

How do these concepts support STEM education? How do they support early literacy? How do they support common core and early learning standards? How can our traditional storytimes support these concepts? And . . . how can we help adults incorporate them into daily conversations and activities with their young children? Gain an understanding of scientific and mathematical thinking from newborn to age five and build on traditional storytimes to explore strategies and techniques to support science, math and early literacy.


Please bring a written storytime plan the books you use. The storytime does NOT need to have a science or math theme/topic. If you do not do storytimes, please bring two books that preschoolers would enjoy.

A folder will be provided with all of these materials included:

  • Powerpoint Handout
  • Science Concepts and Activities Handout
  • Math Concepts and Activities Handout
  • Vocabulary for Science and Math Concepts
  • Early Literacy and You: an Overview of Early Literacy Handout
  • What Will I Say? Handout
  • What Can I Say? Handout: A Sampling of Science and Math Asides
  • Sample Storytime Handout
  • Parent Handout: Predicting

Saroj Ghoting

Saroj Ghoting is an Early Childhood Literacy Consultant and national trainer on early literacy. She presents early literacy training and information sessions at national, regional, and state conferences, and training for library staff and their partners. She has been a consultant for the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association on the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® early literacy initiative. She is a co-author of Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library: Partnering with Caregivers for Success which applies the information from the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library workshops to the storytime setting, The Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards from ALA Editions which offers information on the school readiness domains to convey to parents and caregivers in a storytime setting, and Storytimes for Everyone! Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy, which applies the updated research and approach of the second edition of Every Child Ready to Read® including supporting scientific and mathematical thinking to storytimes. Her newest book is STEP into Storytime: Using StoryTime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds and includes information on presenting storytimes for mixed-age groups, when newborn to five-year-olds are in the same storytime.


Breakfast and Lunch will be provided!


Early Bird Special: (until 9/27/15)

Employee of Supporting Member Library: $45.00

Geographic Member Library: $45.00

Out-of-State Library: $120.00


After 9/27/15:

Employee of Supporting Member Library: $50.00

Geographic Member Library: $50.00

Out-of-State Library: $125.00

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