Dynamic Digital Día:
Promoting Cultural Competence
in Digital Storytimes
Presented by
Jamie C. Naidoo, Ph.D.
Assoc. Profes...
Overview
« Diversity & Cultural Competence
« Día Programming as Diversity in Action
« Criteria for Selecting Diverse Ma...
Cultural Competence
Cultural competence is the ability:
« to recognize the significance of culture in one’s own
life and ...
Día! Diversity in Action
« Founded in 1996 by award-winning Latina author and
literacy advocate Pat Mora with assistance ...
Día (Diversity in Action) Programming
«  Provides opportunities for children and their families
to interact with high-qua...
«  Demonstrates the importance of literacy to life-long
learning.
«  Promotes cultural competence by creating a forum
fo...
“American cultural hegemony is so strong that it is
much more likely that a child living in France, Korea,
or Kenya will r...
Selecting Diverse Materials
10	
  Quick	
  Ways:	
  Council	
  on	
  Interracial	
  Books	
  for	
  Children	
  
1.  Image...
Selecting Diverse Materials - Basics
­ SophisEcated	
  	
  
­ Developmentally	
  appropriate	
  
­ Free	
  of	
  gramma...
Locating International & Multicultural Books
Growing Young Minds Report, June 2013:
http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/GrowingYoungMinds.pdf
Growing Young Minds Report, June 2013: http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/
GrowingYoungMinds.pdf
Information About Digital Media and Children
Karen N.Nemeth,Ed.M.
•  Supporting 1st and 2nd language development in early
childhood education depends on appropriate us...
­  Language Castle: www.languagecastle.com
Karen’s
Work
Partnerships Between
Early Childcare Centers & Libraries
­ Partnering with early childhood education (ECE)
programs can b...
Partnerships Between
Early Childcare Centers & Libraries
­ Librarians can extend the effects of their work by
collaborati...
Head Start’s National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/cultur...
«  ¡Colorín	
  Colorado!:	
  http://www.colorincolorado.org/librarians	
  	
  
National Association for the Education of Young Children:www.naeyc.org/
files/yc/file/201101/GillandersR_Online0111.pdf
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Program created their own
class books using technology to
take digital photos of scenes
that...
ECMHSP helps children who
are DLLs connect with language
and learning by using
technology to create relatable
materials fo...
LittleeLit.com– Cen Campbell
­  Haines Borough Public Library, Haines, Alaska
­  The only children’s book app based on Alaskan content
Homer Library, Alaska
­  Berries on the Tundra
I need a book that’s relevant
­  Alaskan book app project
…so I’m going to make
some.
­  There are some great multicultural apps out there!
Or find some that are
available digitally
Comienza en Casa/It Starts at Home:
http://www.manomaine.org/programs/mep/comienzaencasa
Locating Culturally Diverse
Digital Apps for Promoting
Cultural Competence
Apps with Multicultural Content & Book Pairing
Barefoot World Atlas
­  Stack the Countries: https://itunes.apple.com/us/a...
­  Drum Kids App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drum-kids-for-iphone/
id429211216?mt=8
Apps with Multicultural Content ...
­  Up and Down: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/up-down/id560485488?mt=8
Apps with Multicultural Content & Book Pairings
Recommended App for Cultural Programming
­  My Story: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-story-book-maker-for-kids/id4492...
Recommended App for Cultural Programming
­  Felt Board: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/felt-board/id492342753?mt=8
NOT Recommended App for Cultural Programming
­  Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-revi...
NOT Recommended App for Cultural Programming
­  Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-revi...
Recommended App for Cultural Programming
­  Draw & Tell: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draw-tell-by-duck-duck-moose/id5...
­  Diversity Programming for Digital Youth: Promoting Cultural Competence in the Children’s Library by Jamie
Naidoo. Libr...
Questions
or Comments
Presented by
Jamie C. Naidoo, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor & Author
Univ of AL - SLIS
Presented by
Karen N...
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  1. 1. Dynamic Digital Día: Promoting Cultural Competence in Digital Storytimes Presented by Jamie C. Naidoo, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor & Author Univ of AL - SLIS Presented by Karen N. Nemeth Author & Educator Language Castle LLC Presented by Cen Campbell Founder & Educator Little eLit
  2. 2. Overview « Diversity & Cultural Competence « Día Programming as Diversity in Action « Criteria for Selecting Diverse Materials « Exploring Diversity in Early Childhood Settings « Partnerships between Early Childcare Centers & Libraries « Examples of Diversity-Related Tech for Storytime « Sample Pairings of books and digital media to promote cultural competence (and non- recommended media) Image Source: http://celebritybabies.people.com/2011/07/17/cool-ipad-childrens-books-round-up/
  3. 3. Cultural Competence Cultural competence is the ability: « to recognize the significance of culture in one’s own life and in the lives of others; «  to come to know and respect diverse cultural backgrounds and characteristics through interaction with individuals from diverse linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups «  to fully integrate the culture of diverse groups into services, work, and institutions in order to enhance the lives of everyone involved Patricia Montiel-Overall, “Cultural Competence: A Conceptual Framework for Library and Information Science Professionals,” The Library Quarterly 79 (2): 189-190.
  4. 4. Día! Diversity in Action « Founded in 1996 by award-winning Latina author and literacy advocate Pat Mora with assistance by REFORMA « Celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30th. « Daily commitment to connect children to books, languages, and cultures. «  Increases understanding of the importance of serving multicultural, multilingual populations. «  Allows librarians to introduce families from all cultural backgrounds to the rich diversity of other cultures from the United States and around the world; thus, promoting cultural literacy. «  Builds community and provides a logical avenue for community collaborations.
  5. 5. Día (Diversity in Action) Programming «  Provides opportunities for children and their families to interact with high-quality children’s literature in the first language of the family. «  Offers exciting, culturally relevant, literacy programs in the library throughout the calendar year. «  Connects all children with rich materials (print and digital) that represent their cultural experiences. Image Sources: http://analternativeeducation.com/five-things-look-education-app/; and http://papaswitch.nifty.com/blog/cat222/
  6. 6. «  Demonstrates the importance of literacy to life-long learning. «  Promotes cultural competence by creating a forum for facilitating understanding and acceptance of diversity based upon: «  culture «  ethnicity «  race «  linguistic ability «  religious preference «  gender identity «  physical ability «  domicile «  immigration status «  sexual orientation «  And . . . . Día (Diversity in Action) Programming
  7. 7. “American cultural hegemony is so strong that it is much more likely that a child living in France, Korea, or Kenya will read a book about the United States than that an American child will read a book that originated in one of those countries.” ~ Virginia A. Walter, 2010, p. 69. Twenty-First-Century Kids, Twenty-First Century Librarians. Chicago: ALA Editions.
  8. 8. Selecting Diverse Materials 10  Quick  Ways:  Council  on  Interracial  Books  for  Children   1.  Images  -­‐  stereotypes,  tokenism   2.  Storyline  –  agency,  gender  roles   3.  Lifestyles  –  class,  cultural  assumpEons   4.  RelaEonships  between  people   5.  Heroes   6.  Effect  on  child’s  self-­‐image   7.  Creator’s  background   8.  Creator’s  perspecEve   9.  Loaded  words   10.  Copyright  date   Source:  “Ten  Quick  Ways  to  Analyze  Children’s  Books  for  Racism  and  Sexism” Council  on  Interracial  Books  for  Children   ­  Book apps can be evaluated according to the same criteria used for print media. ­  While interactivity is important, it can’t compensate for cultural inauthenticity or inaccuracies. ­  Materials should promote connections between cultures, greater understanding of and respect for cultures, & engagement with cultures      
  9. 9. Selecting Diverse Materials - Basics ­ SophisEcated     ­ Developmentally  appropriate   ­ Free  of  grammaEcal  and  spelling  errors   ­ Free  of  factual  errors   ­ Free  of  stereotypes  and  culturally  offensive  content   ­ MulEple  languages   ­ Updates/Current  InformaEon  
  10. 10. Locating International & Multicultural Books
  11. 11. Growing Young Minds Report, June 2013: http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/GrowingYoungMinds.pdf
  12. 12. Growing Young Minds Report, June 2013: http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/ GrowingYoungMinds.pdf
  13. 13. Information About Digital Media and Children
  14. 14. Karen N.Nemeth,Ed.M. •  Supporting 1st and 2nd language development in early childhood education depends on appropriate use of digital resources to meet the individual needs of each child •  www.languagecastle.com •  www.ecetech.net •  Karen@languagecastle.com •  Twitter @KarenNemethEdM
  15. 15. ­  Language Castle: www.languagecastle.com
  16. 16. Karen’s Work
  17. 17. Partnerships Between Early Childcare Centers & Libraries ­ Partnering with early childhood education (ECE) programs can be mutually beneficial ­ By supporting early literacy, librarians are helping prepare children for school ­ Librarians need to understand what’s happening in the classrooms their children attend: ­ Public school, Head Start, Special education ­ Bilingual education, ESL, General education ­ Common Core Content Standards ­ Literacy curriculum
  18. 18. Partnerships Between Early Childcare Centers & Libraries ­ Librarians can extend the effects of their work by collaborating with schools and preschool programs to provide a seamless system of support for diverse young children ­ Librarians can benefit from collaborations with schools by accessing their knowledge and best practices about developing literacy in young children who are English learners. Image Source: americanprogress.org
  19. 19. Head Start’s National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/cultural-linguistic
  20. 20. «  ¡Colorín  Colorado!:  http://www.colorincolorado.org/librarians    
  21. 21. National Association for the Education of Young Children:www.naeyc.org/ files/yc/file/201101/GillandersR_Online0111.pdf
  22. 22. East Coast Migrant Head Start Program created their own class books using technology to take digital photos of scenes that were familiar to their children and compiling them into high quality printed books. http://www.ecmhsp.org/
  23. 23. ECMHSP helps children who are DLLs connect with language and learning by using technology to create relatable materials for play and learning http://www.ecmhsp.org/
  24. 24. LittleeLit.com– Cen Campbell
  25. 25. ­  Haines Borough Public Library, Haines, Alaska
  26. 26. ­  The only children’s book app based on Alaskan content Homer Library, Alaska
  27. 27. ­  Berries on the Tundra I need a book that’s relevant
  28. 28. ­  Alaskan book app project …so I’m going to make some.
  29. 29. ­  There are some great multicultural apps out there! Or find some that are available digitally
  30. 30. Comienza en Casa/It Starts at Home: http://www.manomaine.org/programs/mep/comienzaencasa
  31. 31. Locating Culturally Diverse Digital Apps for Promoting Cultural Competence
  32. 32. Apps with Multicultural Content & Book Pairing Barefoot World Atlas ­  Stack the Countries: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-countries/id407838198?mt=8 and http://www.commonsensemedia.org/mobile-app-reviews/stack-the-countries ­  Books for Africa, Books From Africa: http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=553
  33. 33. ­  Drum Kids App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drum-kids-for-iphone/ id429211216?mt=8 Apps with Multicultural Content & Book Pairings
  34. 34. ­  Up and Down: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/up-down/id560485488?mt=8 Apps with Multicultural Content & Book Pairings
  35. 35. Recommended App for Cultural Programming ­  My Story: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-story-book-maker-for-kids/id449232368?mt=8
  36. 36. Recommended App for Cultural Programming ­  Felt Board: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/felt-board/id492342753?mt=8
  37. 37. NOT Recommended App for Cultural Programming ­  Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/rosemary-wells/head-shoulders- knees-and-toes/
  38. 38. NOT Recommended App for Cultural Programming ­  Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/rosemary-wells/head-shoulders- knees-and-toes/ ­ Images contains culturally loaded symbols and costumes (piñata, kimono, mariachi outfit, etc.) that have been used over time in children’s books, cartoons, etc. These images perpetuate stereotypes. ­ The use of bunny characters to represent the various cultures dehumanizes people from Japan, France, America, and presumably Mexico. ­ If a child is from any of the cultures represented, she may be confused by the depictions of her culture and wonder if something is wrong with her because she doesn’t look like the representation in the app.
  39. 39. Recommended App for Cultural Programming ­  Draw & Tell: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draw-tell-by-duck-duck-moose/id504750621?mt=8
  40. 40. ­  Diversity Programming for Digital Youth: Promoting Cultural Competence in the Children’s Library by Jamie Naidoo. Libraries Unlimited, 2014.
  41. 41. Questions or Comments Presented by Jamie C. Naidoo, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor & Author Univ of AL - SLIS Presented by Karen N. Nemeth Author & Educator Language Castle LLC Presented by Cen Campbell Founder & Educator Little eLit

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