Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 am MST | 9:00 am PST
Presented by: Michelle Youngquist: Idaho PLT State Coordinator, Idaho Forest Products Commission
What can you do about “Nature Deficit Disorder”?
Many kids spend very little time outdoors, and it’s taking a toll on their health and well-being. Research shows that physical and mental health are improved when people have experiences in the natural world. Nature can help children build confidence, calm themselves and focus. In this session, we’ll consider the rise of “nature deficit disorder” and its impacts, and discuss techniques and resources that can help you combat this problem through your work with youth.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00 am MST | 9:00 am PST
Presented by: Anna Almerico, Director, Idaho Out-of-School Network
Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Lights On Afterschool draws attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things and discover new skills. These events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs. The Idaho Out-of-School Network will teach you everything you need to know about hosting a "Lights on Afterschool Event" and share resources provided by the Idaho Out-of-School Network.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00 am MST | 9:00 am PST
Presented by: Skye Corey, Youth Services Librarian at the Meridian Library District
Tired of planning tween programs that fall flat? Ever wonder what on earth tweens are interested in, and what programs they will show up for? Look no further than the tweens themselves. Learn how the staff of the Meridian Library District used the model of community-led libraries to create programs and spaces that the tweens themselves have ownership over and are invested in. This webinar will focus specifically on the Tween Advisory Council - a group of tweens that functions as our catalyst, brainstorming center, and sounding board for tween programs and services. Participants will learn how to form such a council themselves, how to structure a year of activities for the council, and be equipped with practical hands-on tools like Tween Advisory Council application questions, advertising strategies, and more.
Skye Corey is passionate about giving all children a voice, and especially loves developing structures, programs, collections, and services that empower local youth to make a positive difference with and for their community. She completed her BA in English Literature at Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan in 2008, her Master of Arts from Regent College at the University of British Columbia in 2012, and her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2014. She served on the Association for Library Service to Children's (ALSC) Notable Children's Book Committee from 2016-2018, and is currently co-chairing the ALSC Public Awareness Committee. She is extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to get the Treasure Valley Youth Services Network up and running (a network of Youth Services Library Staff who meet quarterly to strengthen library services for youth), and is always refreshed to hear about the exciting and innovative ways libraries are working with their communities to create strong, healthy futures for children. In her free time, you can find her playing outside with her energetic Border Collie, or lost in an exciting Middle Grade fiction novel.