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WOUB Learning Lab Offers Both Face-to-Face and Virtual 2023 Ohio Ready to Learn Workshops

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ATHENS, OH – Calling all Early Childhood Professionals! The WOUB Public Media Learning Lab is once again offering a series of workshops to help you support the families of children in our region. This year the workshops are available either face-to-face or virtually. Each workshop in the series is approved for Step Up to Quality credit and is funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to the Ohio Educational Television Stations (PBS Stations). All of Ohio’s PBS stations are providing this series. You can find the complete list of face-to-face and virtual WOUB workshops here or listed by meeting type below. Registration can be completed at https://occrra.org

“One thing the providers told us when we did them all virtually last year is that they enjoyed the convivence of being able to log on at a time that worked for them,” said WOUB Educational Services Manager Deborah Brewer. “We had home providers join during nap times or in the evenings or weekends from their homes. However, bringing back in-person workshops provides an opportunity for providers to network and create materials for use in their programs. We want providers to pick the option that works best for them.”

Be sure to bookmark the page and check back often as additional sessions will be added.

Participants will receive a book and resources at each session, and those who attend three sessions or more will be eligible to participate in an auction to win a Kindle Fire.

Session Descriptions Face-to-Face Sessions Virtual Sessions
Scientific Inquiry with Nature: 
This workshop will focus on helping participants recognize how to support the development of scientific inquiry skills in preschoolers. Participants will learn how    to encourage children to use their natural curiosity to explore nature.
Sat. 4/22/23 – Gallipolis, Ohio                                        12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.             OCCRRA ID: ST10127607 Sat. 1/28/23 – 9 to 11 a.m. OCCRRA ID: ST10126817

Mon. 1/30/23 – 6 to 8 p.m. OCCRRA ID: ST10126821

Mon. 2/6/23 – 3 to 5 p.m. OCCRRA ID:  ST10126826

Wed. 2/22/23 -12:30 to 2:30 p.m. OCCRRA ID:  ST10126847

Language and Literacy:
Participants will learn about creating meaningful learning activities and experiences that support language and literacy development from toddlers to    Pre-Kindergarten. Caregivers will learn strategies for building phonological awareness and activities that encourage children in language development and   early literacy.
Sat. 1/28/23 – Coshocton, Ohio     10 a.m. to 12 p.m.                         OCCRRA ID: ST10126937

Sat. 2/11/23 – Zanesville, Ohio                                        10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.            OCCRRA ID: ST10125376

Sat. 2/25/23 – Cambridge, Ohio      9 to 11 a.m.                     OCCRRA ID: ST10126747

Fri. 1/20/23

9 to 11 a.m.                          OCCRRA ID: ST10126739

1 to 3 p.m.                            OCCRRA ID: ST10126740


Fri. 2/3/23 – 9 to 11 a.m.  OCCRRA ID: ST10126743


Wed. 2/8/23    

9 to 11 a.m.                          OCCRRA ID: ST10126744

1 to 3 p.m.                            OCCRRA ID: ST10126742


Mon. 2/27/23 – 6 to 8 p.m. OCCRRA ID: ST10126749

Playful Learning with Arts and Writing:
Participants will learn ways to provide meaningful literacy experiences where children develop an understanding of the meaning of language and early writing development through art. Participants will learn that early writing is both a literacy activity and a fine motor skill.
Sat. 1/28/23 – Coshocton, Ohio                                               12 to 2 p.m.                          OCCRRA ID: ST10126938

Sat. 2/11/23 – Zanesville, Ohio                                        12:30 to 2:30 p.m.            OCCRRA ID: ST10126746

Sat. 2/25/23 – Cambridge, Ohio    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.               OCCRRA ID: ST10126748

None are currently scheduled
Child Development:
Participants will learn about the developmental milestones of the whole child. They will learn about the developmental stages of motor development and emotional wellbeing from infants and toddlers to pre-kindergarten. During these years motor skills are perfected. Creativity and imagination start to shine. Caregivers will learn about the social emotional developmental stages of children and learn about meaningful learning experiences that build growth.

Sat. 4/22/23 – Gallipolis             10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.                OCCRRA ID: ST10127605

Wed. 2/1/23 – 1 to 3 p.m.   OCCRRA ID: ST10126829

Tues. 2/7/23 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.                        OCCRRA ID: ST10126850

Wed. 3/1/23 – 6 to 8 p.m.  OCCRRA ID: ST10126851


More sessions are being scheduled. To check for updates go here. For more information contact WOUB Childhood/Elementary Education Specialist Lisa Kinnard at woublearninglab@woub.org


About WOUB Learning Lab

Using the trusted and valued educational resources of WOUB Public Media and PBS, the WOUB Learning Lab empowers teachers, students, parents and caregivers to use 21st century learning tools and media proven to impact student success. Through professional development, classroom integration of educational technology, promotion of WOUB children’s programming and PBS Learning Media and supporting parents and families in the education of their children, the WOUB Learning Lab is a go-to resource for high-quality educational advancement support.