Go Back to School with AWE Learning

Early Learning Resources

learning and leading paper Are your early learners ready for another school year? Help them prepare with some of our back to school themed printables!

  • Summer Recap: Share with others your favorite things you did this summer.
  • Word Search: Find the school items in this back-to-school themed crossword puzzle. Answer Key
  • Crayon Box: Color the crayons with the corresponding colors.

Video Contest: Deadline August 15th!

The deadline is almost here! Enter our Video Contest, by August 15th, for your chance to win a FREE Early Literacy Station or AfterSchool Edge for your library!

Submit a 30 – 90-second video that highlights your library and illustrates how you use your AWE Learning workstations. Full details here.


Customer Spotlights

Sunrise Mountain Library, Peoria, AZ

Peoria Public Library System, in Peoria, AZ, purchased 6 new Early Literacy Stations (Bilingual Spanish), in August 2017. The Library System includes 2 branches; the Main Branch and Sunrise Mountain Branch. “They [the workstations] are in the children’s section and are used almost constantly with kids waiting to get a turn,” said Heather Sorden, Library Operations Coordinator at Sunrise Mountain Library.

St. Mary’s Public Library, PA

Children enjoy visiting St. Mary’s Public Library, in St. Mary’s, PA, to go on the AWE Learning workstations. Pictured on the right, Lauren, age 4, loves playing on La Casa de Dora. She loves helping Dora, and her brother, Jacob, age 2, likes to help his sister play.

Jacob and Lauren’s Mom likes the computers because they are age-appropriate and have her kids’ favorite characters. Her favorite part is that they are safe and she does not have to worry about advertisements popping up or sending them to sites that are not kid friendly.

Leslie Swope, Library Director said, “The library likes the computers because they are virtually indestructible! Little children have pounded on the keyboards and mouse, and they work just as great as the day we received them!”


FREE Accessories Kit!

For a limited time, we’re giving you a FREE Accessories Kit with each Early Literacy Station™, AfterSchool Edge™, and LiteracyGO™ Tablet you purchase! You will also receive $325 off per unit.

Contact your AWE Learning Account Executive today to learn more and receive your savings price quote.

Offers must ship by September 15, 2018 to receive this special offer. This special offer may not be combined with other promotions.

 


Why Manipulatives?

Manipulatives are physical objects that are used as teaching tools to engage students in hands-on learning. Manipulatives can be used to build math concepts, and to strengthen literacy skills.

AWE Learning offers both STEM & Literacy Manipulatives to help you incorporate hands-on objects into your storytime, or other programming available at your library. Click on the STEM or Literacy manipulatives graphics below to learn more and place your order!

Literacy Manipulatives

Includes six (6) books, sequencing cards, CD, and wooden character and setting blocks.

Stories include: The Three Little Pigs, The Billy Goats Gruff, The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood

STEM Manipulatives

Give your early learners an opportunity to explore nature with Ladybug Counting Stones, Dinosaur Bones Measuring Sets, Fossils, and more!

 


Customer Support Tips

Tablet Safety

AWE Learning Tablets should be powered down daily. Rebooting the system helps to maintain software integrity.

AWE Learning Customer Support recommends shutting down the unit at the end of each day. Begin with a fresh startup each morning, for best results. Do not keep the tablet plugged in while playing as this can damage the charging port

 

Headphone Use with HP All-In-One

Save the audio port on your AWE Learning workstation from damage. You must plug in your headphones to the Re-plug before plugging into the HP All-In-One audio port.

Every purchase of a new AWE Learning All-In-One system includes a Re-plug. Re-plugs can also be purchased through our Online Store.

Read our Support FAQs here!


American Library Association  Annual Conference Highlights

 AWE Learning was excited to exhibit at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in June!

We had a great time chatting with many of our customers, making new connections, and having attendees spin our prize wheel for giveaways!

Congratulations to our Contest Winners!

ELF™ Child-Safe Browser Winners:

  • Debra Russo, Springfield Green County, MO
  • Jennifer Aleshire, Sarasota County Libraries – Gulf State Library, FL
  • Jessica M. Rose, Washington County Public Library, AL
  • Sally McKissack, St. Tammany Parish Library, LA

AND GRANT PRIZE LiteracyGO™ Winner:

  • Mary Booker Perroni, Friendswood Public Library, TX

 


Missed Us at ALA?

Visit us at one of our upcoming regional tradeshows!

  • CALIFA Vendor Fair
  • Colorado Library Association
  • Virginia Library Association
  • Illinois Library Association
  • Michigan Library Association
  • Ohio Library Council
  • New England Library Association
  • Washington Library Association
  • Nevada Library Association
  • Arizona Library Association
  • New Mexico Library Association
  • Iowa Library Association
  • Minnesota Library Association
  • Wisconsin Library Association
  • Pennsylvania Library Association
  • Georgia Library Association
  • South Carolina Library Association
  • New York Library Association
  • California Library Association

Webinar Schedule

informal learning Register today for one of our upcoming webinars!

Can’t make it to one of our live webinars? Check out our recorded tutorials.

 


Check out our NEW Welcome Kit!

Do you have an AWE LEarning workstation? Have you seen our new Welcome Kit? The Welcome Kit was put together to provide everything you need for a successful implementation. It includes:

  • Getting Started Guides,
  • Implementation Guides and Tip Sheets,
  • Marketing Materials,
  • Professional Development videos,
  • Customer Support FAQs,
  • And more!

 


Professional Development Corner

Back to School Themed Books

Get your early learners ready to head back to the classroom with these back-to-school-themed book suggestions:

  • Off to Kindergarten, by Tony Johnston
  • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, by Joseph Slate
  • First Day of School, by Mercer Mayer
  • Little Rabbit Goes to School, by Harry Horse
  • David Goes to School, by David Shannon

Ease the Back to School Nerves

Read our suggested articles to calm the back-to-school nerves, and get your early learners ready for a successful school year!