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Workshops at Rice

Throughout the academic year, School Literacy and Culture will host Parent and Teacher Workshops at our facility. Our current offerings are listed below. We'd love for you to be our guest during one of these transformative sessions.

If our current in-house offerings are not what you need, we also offer an extensive catalog of workshops that can be hosted at your school.

Upcoming Workshops at Rice:

Teaching Readers to Love Reading

New Offering for Teachers of Elementary Grades

Basal readers are convenient, yet teachers know that trade books and quality children’s literature are better. Teachers determine how to best meet their students’ needs in the classroom. Whether it’s a classic or the latest, hot-off-the-press release, knowing what types of books to choose for students, how to get started with new texts in the classroom and what to do after you get started is critical. Participants will explore teaching with book talks, exciting students so they’ll love the story and engaging activities to sustain interest. There will also be time to peruse some favorite stories in this interactive, two-hour workshop. For teachers of second to fifth grades. Limited enrollment

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 4-6 p.m.
Location: SLC Offices, IBC Bank Building

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The Neuroscience of Play

New Location: Katy, TX

In this two-hour workshop for parents and teachers of young children, neuroscience comes alive as participants explore meaningful, intentional ways to utilize focused play at home and in the classroom. This interactive session will equip parents and teachers with research and practices to incorporate and advocate for purposeful play that develops 21st century skills in young children. The neuroscience behind executive functioning and self-regulation and the relationship between play and cognitive development will be covered. Parents and teachers will leave the workshop with multiple ideas and playful activities to incorporate into their homes or classrooms. Limited enrollment

Date: Thursday, February 9, 6-8 p.m.
Location: St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450)

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Rhymers Become Readers: The Importance of Nursery Rhymes in the First Three Years

Children love nursery rhymes. Research shows that children who listen to rhymes and learn to identify and produce rhymes at a young age become strong readers. In this two-hour, interactive workshop, parents and teachers will gain an understanding of the educational value of nursery rhymes and their significant influence on child development. Participants will explore how to use nursery rhymes as a teaching tool, how to incorporate them into young children’s play and how to make nursery rhymes a routine part of a child’s day. This session is designed for parents and teachers of infants to children three years old. Limited enrollment

Date: Wednesday, March 8, Two sessions offered
Location: SLC Offices, IBC Bank Building

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Bounce From a Book: Creative Writing Experiences Inspired by Quality Children’s Literature

During this presentation, participants will explore ways to use quality children’s literature as a tool for creative and critical thinking in the early childhood classroom. From creating class quilts to creative art experiences and writing group stories, teachers will discover new ways to enhance children’s literature that make the reading process a fun and engaging one. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to choose quality children’s books to share with their classes and, perhaps most importantly, extend the texts throughout their classrooms. For teachers of pre-K to first grade. Limited enrollment

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 4-6 p.m.
Location: SLC Offices, IBC Bank Building 

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