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Elms College Off-Campus to Host ‘Shake Up Storytime’ Workshop for Educators at GCC

GREENFIELD — In celebration of the Week of the Young Child, Elms College Off-Campus will host a presentation and workshop by professor and author Megan Dowd Lambert of Simmons University on Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Greenfield Community College (GCC) dining room. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The presentation and workshop, titled “How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See,” will draw on Lambert’s book Reading Picture Books with Children. Lambert will provide attendees with tips and tools to create dynamic, engaging shared reading experiences that put children and their responses to art, text, and design at the heart of storytime. She will also address how her Whole Book Approach storytime model, developed in association with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, can support kids’ critical engagement with picture-book representations of race, class, gender, and other aspects of identity.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of attendance confirming that they have successfully completed the training.

This event is sponsored by Elms College and GCC. World Eye Bookstore will have books for sale, and a book signing will follow the workshop.

Seating is limited. Register by contacting Meghan Keane, Elms College off-campus program coordinator, at [email protected] or (413) 775-1257.

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