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Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 6

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Conference: No

Contact Information:

Joanne Rouleau
(802) 828-0621

Stories of Belonging Deb Norris

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: Northern Lights at CCV
Instructor: Moriah Nail

Stories of Belonging is a 3-part series of professional dialogues focused on equity and inclusion and guided by the main themes and concepts presented in children's literature. Each session invites participants to read and reflect on the selected children's books and to engage in meaningful conversation exploring the ways in which children's books can be used as tools for promoting equity and inclusion in our classrooms and communities. Participants are encouraged to engage in each session in the series. Copies of the selected children's books are included with registration and will be mailed to participants before the first session. Books for the first session - Homemade Love by Bell Hooks (ages 0-4); Who Will You Be? by Andrea Pippins (ages 2-5) Books for this second session - The Day You Begin by Jaqueline Woodson (ages 4-8); Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (ages 4-8) Books for this third session - Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal (Ages 4-8); The Other Way to Listen by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall (Ages 4-8) *You only need to register once to be included in all 3 sessions. This training meets the criteria for Advanced Specialized Care.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Families & Communities
  • Professionalism
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
May 4, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 11, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Additional Information

Participants will be able to: • Identify, critique, and discuss the main themes and concepts explored in the selected children’s books • Explore questions and engage in intentional dialogue about the concepts in each book and how they relate to participants' promotion of equity and inclusion • Examine how the selected books relate to and inform their teaching practices and support for all families. This training will be offered by Zoom and the Zoom link will be emailed a few days prior to the training from the Trainer, Moriah Nail. This training registration includes all 3 sessions.