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Saroj Ghoting
Early Childhood Literacy Consultant
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Cost: $2,100 per day ($2,400 for California) plus airfare, hotel, meals, ground transportation from Riner, VA (airport is Roanoke ROA), $40 per diem, baggage fee if applicable

Cancellation Policy:
Trainings cancelled within one calendar month notice will be billed in full including any applicable travel expenses.
Trainings cancelled in advance of one calendar month will be billed for any incurred travel expenses.
Workshop fees for cancellation of trainings due to severely inclement weather may be waived on the condition that the training is rescheduled; host is responsible for any incurred travel expenses.

Training Descriptions

STAR POWER™ :Sing Talk And Read Play On and Write for Easier Reading™--Putting Every Child Ready to Read® 2nd ed into Practice
Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks)
Purchase of at least one copy of ECRR2 kit required.
Limit 50

Planner's Checklist
Handouts

Overview of the early literacy components, the five practices (sing, talk, read, write and play) and eight modules in ECRR 2nd edition. D
esigned to give participants the skills necessary to be able to present early literacy workshops for parents and caregivers. Demonstration of centerpiece adult workshop. The parent and child workshops (Fun with Letters, Fun with Words, Fun with Science and Math, Fun with Parent and Child) will be reviewed with hands-on practice included.
Assignment: Each participant brings one picture book that has a story for any age between 2 - 5 years old.

Storytimes for Everyone! Adults as Partners in Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children (based on ECRR2)
Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks) Limit 50
Planner's Checklist
Handouts

Enhance your storytimes by incorporating information for parents/caregivers into them. Includes overview of early literacy components including examples of the development from newborn to five-year-olds, the five practices (sing, talk, read, write, play), and techniques for planning storytimes that reach adults and children and specific ideas for doing so. How does addressing caregivers change your storytimes? How can your early literacy enhanced storytimes become a catalyst for change in your community? Hands-on practice developing a literacy-enhanced storytime by building on what they already do in storytimes.
Assignment:
Bring with you the following: 1. Storytime Plan (can be hand written) 2. One book from the storytime
Participants who do not present storytimes: Please bring one picture book that you enjoy and would use with a child any age between 2 – 5 years old. NO ONE will be put on the spot to present a storytime!

Science and Math for Everyone! Exploring Science and Math Concepts Through Storytimes
Planner's Checklist
Handouts
Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks) Limit 50
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.
Assignment: 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.

Boom, Fizz, Popping into Summer Reading for Young Children: Partnering with Parents for Success (based on ECRR2)
Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks) Limit 50
Workshop Materials/Handout
Uses the CSLP theme and books, rhymes and other elements based on that theme as a means to share early literacy information and science/math concepts with parents and caregivers in summer storytime programs covering ages newborn to age five and their parents/caregivers.
Assignment: Bring a storytime plan of your own or one based on one in the Early LIteracy Manual. Bring your written out storytime plan and the books you have chosen. Please include one factual book.

Fun and Facts of Early Literacy: Communicating with Parents Through Storytimes (based on ECRR1)
Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks) Limit 50
Planner Checklist Option I Option 2
Workshop Materials/Handouts
Enhance your storytimes by incorporating informationfor parents/caregivers into them. Includes early literacy research, examples of the development of each of the six early literacy skills for newborn to five-year-olds, techniques for planning storytimes that reach adults and children and specific ideas for doing so. Why address parents and caregivers? How does this approach change your storytimes? How can your early literacy enhanced storytimes become a catalyst for change in your community? Based on the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library project. Hands-on practice developing a literacy-enhanced storytime by building on what they already do in storytimes.
Assignment:
Each participant brings (1) a written plan or outline of one storytime you enjoy (can be handwritten) and (2) one book and one rhyme form the storyitme, handout if you use one. Note: No one will present storytime to the whole group.

Moving from Every Child Ready to Read 1 to Every Child Ready to Read 2: Expanding Your Early Literacy Tool Box
Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks) Limit 50
Workshop is customized to your needs and goals.

STEP into Storytime: StoryTime Effective Practice for Mixed-Age (Newborn to Age 5) Storytimes
Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks)
Limit 50
Planner's Checklist
Handouts

The whys and hows of planning and presenting storytimes targeted for newborn to five-year-olds and their parents/caregivers. Includes information on child development, demonstration of storytime models, examples of how to present books/activities in different ways to meet the needs of the wide age range of children, and ways to share early literacy information as part of storyitme. Hands-on practice and idea sharing bring it all to life

Storytimes for Babies, Toddlers, and Parents Too!
Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks)
Limit 50
Planner's Checklist
Handouts

Planning and presenting storytimes for babies and toddlers. Incorporates early literacy information for newborn to two-year-olds. Demonstration of storytime, including rhymes, songs, books, and activities. Time to share ideas and try it out yourselves. This workshop is tailored to the needs of the group.

Please contact Saroj for other workshop possibilities, customized to your needs.

 

 

Testimonials

"The workshop was good at filling in the why's of early literacy. Understanding the value of these skills will help in putting them to use."

"Saroj shared her knowledge in such upbeat and passionate ways. She revived my desire to educate by reminding me of the 'big picture' of librarianship goals centering around helping children-families-communities. This workshop was a great spirit booster!"

"What a fabulous training! Saroj Ghoting's enthusiasm for her subject is refreshing, her knowledge extensive and presented in an easy to understand logical way. I really appreciate all the helpful handouts as well."

"Talk about immediate results! A dad of a 4-month old was concerned that she was chewing on the books. I saw this vivid image of Saroj biting on the board books during the training and reassured him that he is doing the right thing and this is helping with early literacy skills. Please thank Saroj for such an inspiring session."

   
Saroj Ghoting • Riner, VA • sghoting@gmail.com
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