Professional Development

Early Literacy Framework for Colorado Public Libraries 2020-2025

“Early literacy is everyone’s job.” This is one of the foundations of the shared vision created by library staff across Colorado at a summit in early 2020. The goal is to ensure that all library staff members understand and support early literacy in their library service. This presentation is an ideal opportunity to include in an all-library staff meeting to help raise awareness and buy-in for advancing early literacy. Contact us to schedule a presentation.

Reimagining School Readiness

This research-backed workshop created in collaboration with the Bay Area Discovery Museum and California State Library explores the skills and conditions most needed for children to succeed and thrive in both school and life. Ongoing trainings, both virtually and in-person are available for Colorado youth librarians. 

Please contact us if you are interested in this training.

View the Reimaging School Readiness Toolkit

GRT Success Cycle

Are you interested in expanding outreach and partnerships? The GRT Outreach Success Cycle tool helps you ask the important questions to guide you as you Look & Listen to the community needs, Explore & Examine your assets, Innovate & Inspire new services, and Dream & Discover the possibilities. This tool can be used independently or your regional Growing Readers Together Early Literacy Librarian offers one-on-one coaching or staff training. Contact us to schedule.

Colorado State Library Virtual Proffesional Development

Libraries Learn is a CSL database of virtual webinars, tutorials, and learning paths and other professional development resources. Find archives of past sessions and a calendar of upcoming virtual learning opportunities.

You will find the archives of the “GRT QuickBite Webinars” as well as numerous CSL In-Session webinars on early learning topics.