Monday, April 19, 2010

What's the BIG Idea? Workshop! Math, Science, FUN!

What's the BIG Idea??  Friday May 7 - PaTTAN, Pittsburgh
Maureen Miller, Children's Librarian from Lewes Public Library in Delaware, and Youth Services Advisor, Anne Kruger from Commonwealth Libraries will provide a training session on incorporating math and science into your early childhood programming.  What's the BIG Idea? will help you make math and science connections to the programs you're already doing with young children and their families. It will help you bring science and mathematics content, skills and processes to almost any interaction you have with them.

With What's the BIG Idea? you will:
  • Increase the number of children attending your programs
  • Get children excited about math and science
  • Use hands-on activities to make books come alive
  • Meet national and state education standards
  • Have fun!

Children learn math and science by doing math and science. They need to ask questions, have discussions, explore using a variety of materials, collect data and talk about what they're doing. Picture books are a powerful tool to help introduce children to math and science. Make your story hours come alive with math and science activities for young children and their families.

Cost of the workshop is a mere $10.00 and includes lunch!  Please make checks payable to Altoona Area Public Library.  Registration deadline is 5 pm on Monday, May 3, 2010.  Register online here.  Please bring payment with you to the workshop.  Public library staff will be granted 4.5 hours of continuing education credit.

  • 9:00 am Registration
  • 9:30 am Morning session begins
  • 10:30 am Break
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Program continues
  • 2:15 pm Break
  • 3:00 pm Wrap up and Evaluations
Questions?  Contact Kerrsia Shemory @ kshemory(at)  These workshops are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries and supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act administered through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.