Early Brain Development, Early Literacy, and Libraries registration form

Early Brain Development, Early Literacy, and Libraries

Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Time: 9am - Noon
Location: Neenah Public Library, 240 East Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah (map & driving directions)

8:30 - 9am — coffee and conversation
9am - Noon — presentation by Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a nationally-renowned pediatrician and early literacy advocate, will blend his medical expertise and a love of books with the science of childhood brain development.

Attend this presentation to understand the "why" behind early brain and childhood development, and learn how they affect literacy.

Presenter: Dr. Dipesh Navsaria is a pediatrician at American Family Children’s Hospital who is deeply involved in Reach Out and Read, an initiative that makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. With graduate degrees in public health, children’s librarianship, physician assistant studies, and medicine, he bring together a unique combination of interests and experience. His professional life sits at the intersection of pediatrics, child development, economics, education, neuroscience, public policy, psychology, children's literature, and public librarianship.

This presentation is part of an in-service workshop for Neenah PL staff, and they are opening it up to staff from any NEWI library!  As such, it is sponsored by Neenah Public Library and the Northeastern Wisconsin (NEWI) continuing education partnership – Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, Nicolet Federated Library System, Outagamie-Waupaca Library System, and Winnefox Library System.

Continuing education contact hours: 3

Contact Joy Schwarz schwarz@winnefox.org if you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have any questions.