From Light Bulb to Launch – Cancelled

Date(s) - 09/11/2015
All Day



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You have an idea, now what? Is it ready to roll? How do you get started when everything needs to be done first? Carol Edwards and Melissa Depper, founding members of the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, StoryBlocks, and co-creators of the new national Bell Picture Book Award for Early Literacy, will lead a discussion about innovation and will share:

  • Clarifying questions to prompt planning
  • Real-life stories of completed projects AND stalled projects, as well as a few that took an alternate route to success
  • Short activities designed to fine-tune your thoughts
  • How existing project management skills can be applied to new endeavors

Let us help you take your first step, or get motivated to pick up where you’ve left off. Attend with a friend or colleague, bring your ideas, paper, and pen!

Instructor Bio ~ Carol Edwards
Carol Edwards is currently Manager of Denver Public Library’s Early Literacy Department, Bear Valley, Park Hill, Sam Gary, Westwood and Woodbury Branches. She also

leads the Early Literacy Team and manages the Summer of Reading program for DPL. She has worked with the energetic and illustrious Melissa Depper on the formation of CLEL Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, StoryBlocks, and the CLEL Bells, an award for books that exemplify early literacy skills. Her greatest skill is finding partners with similar passions.

Instructor Bio ~ Melissa Depper
Melissa Depper is the Supervisor of the new Early Literacy Specialists team at the Arapahoe Library District, where she develops storytime training and early literacy programs and services. She mentors and collaborates with other children’s librarians via her blog Mel’s Desk, and is on Twitter @MelissaZD. In 2013 Melissa was named one of Library Journal’s Mover & Shakers for her work as an early literacy and storytime advocate. Her favorite skill is saying “Yes” when Carol has a new idea.