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PLD Pre-Conference with Angie Walton
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March 30, 2016

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Photo of Angie WaltonLiteracy Outreach 101
9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Registration Includes Lunch at 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Sponsored by PLD

Session Description

Take a walk through time over the 20+ years of the Oklahoma Metropolitan Library System's "Come Read with Me" program. Learn the process used to implement, build, maintain, evaluate, and adjust a successful Outreach reading program. LaVetta Dent, MLS Director of Outreach, will introduce the program and the featured speaker, Angie Walton. Lavetta has worked in various positions at MLS including Children's Coordinator and Library Manager.

Session Objectives

Participants will have the key elements in the design and implementation of the Outreach "Come Read with Me" reading program.

LaVetta Dent

LaVetta Dent, MLS Director of Outreach Services, has an been with Metropolitan Library System for 37 years and has several years’ experience with Children’s Services and Early Childhood Education. She now supervises the Come Read with Me, Metropolitan Library System’s Outreach program designed to provide reading aloud experiences with Oklahoma County kids in after school programs. 

Angie Walton

Angie is an author, speaker, educator, and literacy advocate. She earned a master's degree in education and has spent her adult career in that field. After thirty years in education, she retired and accepted a position with the Metropolitan Library System.  Angie serves as a Project Coordinator in the MLS Outreach Department.  Angie, and her husband Roger, reside in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Angie has asked four Come Read with Me Project Specialists to make brief presentations as well: Deanna Harris-Beatty, Joyce Jackson, Jatzibe Mendieta, and Adriana Trejo.

She interviewed the following people and will include short video clips sharing their expertise:
Geri Price, previous Project Coordinator
A.Jaye Johnson, Boys & Girls Club Community Relations & Facilities Director
Janet Brooks, Materials Selection Manager
Anne Fischer, Deputy Executive Director -Technology
Luke Williams, Volunteer

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