June 27, 2016

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Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join School Library Journal’s Shelley Diaz and industry professionals from Listening Library, Lorimer Publishing, and Second Story Press in a discussion about children’s and teen books that address different socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures across formats and genres. And tune in as we celebrate works that can be both mirrors and windows for all young people.
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Young Adult Debut Authors

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Thursday, May 19th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Simon & Schuster and School Library Journal for a rich conversation with three debut young adult authors, Calla Devlin (Tell Me Something Real), Meg Leder (The Museum of Heartbreak), and Laurent Linn (Draw the Line).
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Makerspace Magic: Using littleBits in Your Library Makerspace

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Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Find out about the many ways you can use littleBits in your library makerspace. We’ll discuss how to guide students through design challenges, fixed stations versus workshops, building a maker community, organizing your Bits, and share tips and tricks.
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Kiera Parrott, the reviews director for School Library Journal andLibrary Journal, for a rich conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Kendra Levin of Penguin Young Readers, Alix Reid of Carolrhoda Books, and Mark Siegel of First Second.
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Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Learn how eBooks and other digital content formats are helping school librarians deliver enhanced educational and recreational reading opportunities to students and educators. We’ll share best practices and real-life examples from K-12 librarians who’ve lead successful digital shifts and more deeply engaged their school communities in reading.
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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Taking on everything from the weather to emotional issues to STEM, these series are can’t-miss additions. Join us on March 24 at 3 PM ET for a glimpse at some fresh new nonfiction that’s sure to recharge any collection.
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Teen Book Buzz Spring 2016

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join SLJTeen editor Shelley Diaz in conversation with Albert Whitman, Harlequin Teen, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about their most buzz-worthy books coming out this Spring. From a new novel by Kwame Alexander, winner of the Newbery medal for The Crossover, to mind-bending time-travel adventures to thrillers that will leave readers on the edge of their seats, you’ll hear about some of the hottest titles for teen readers coming soon. Don’t miss out!
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Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Joined by editorial director, Yolanda Scott, and educator, Emily Prabhaker, Megan introduces this practical method for reshaping storytime. Whether it takes place in the classroom, library, or home, a Whole Book Approach storytime serves as a primer on the picture book art form for readers of all ages. With examples from books available in most school libraries, adopting the Whole Book Approach for your storytimes is easy, enriching, and rewarding.
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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
These new materials allow educators to support higher learning standards, bolster curricula, and entice reluctant readers. Public library programming also often begins with a fresh, engaging nonfiction title. Join us on February 10th for this can’t-miss webcast.
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Reading on Mobile Devices: Challenges and Opportunities

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Smartphones and tablets may be the future of reading, but how does this work in today’s classroom and library? Join us for this free webcast from ISTE and SLJ to learn the latest on using mobile devices with students. Experts in the field will share insight and practical tips on everything from the finer points of 1:1 integration to the best apps, all toward enhancing multiple literacies among students and teachers alike.
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Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In this free, resource-rich presentation, you’ll learn how to use online tools to instill a love of literature in new and reluctant readers. From virtual book clubs to the creative use of Instagram and Pinterest, this program will show how students can find the right book, share it with their peers, and expand their writing skills. An expert on the intersection of technology and literacy, Valerie Shinas, will provide added insight.
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Getting Started with Robotics

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Get on board with one of the hottest trends in education in this free one-hour webcast, first in a three-program series created by ISTE and SLJ. Immediately engaging to learners of all ages, robotics are ideal for teaching coding skills to kids of varying abilities and learning styles. Learn how to integrate programming real-life objects in the library, with resources and tips on entry-level robots, student-designed robotic projects, and more.
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A Conversation with the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Join us for a live webcast featuring the five finalists for the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. Register now to learn a bit about these terrific titles; hear from the authors about their research and writing processes; and glean some insights into publishing decisions that make the best nonfiction titles accessible and engaging to today’s teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, which will take place right before the award announcement at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.
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Secrets of the Remix Mash-up YouTube Generation

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT
Know your Memes, tropes, and teach it YouTube style! Being culturally literate and hip to the Interwebs keeps us relevant and inspires instant student engagement. Teaching our kids about intellectual property shifts, content curation, and Creative Commons while still embracing the digital remix YouTube generation is part of a critical new toolbox for creative student (and teacher!) expression.
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Using littleBits in Your Library Makerspace

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In this webinar, you’ll get up close with littleBits staff and Teacher Librarian Colleen Graves from Denton ISD, TX about the many ways you can use littleBits in your library makerspace. We’ll discuss how to guide students through design challenges, fixed stations versus workshops, building a maker community, organizing your Bits, and share tips and tricks from other savvy maker librarians.
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Research in a Digital World: Electronic Resources for K-12

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
SLJ’s latest webcast will spotlight new and up-and-coming e-resources. Librarians and teachers from across the country who work with Capstone’s PebbleGo databases and Capstone Interactive eBooks and Rosen Digital & Scholastic Library Publishing will discuss how they incorporate these resources in order to drive student achievement.
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Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Getting a struggling and/or reluctant reader excited about books is a challenge for many librarians. Very often, a voracious reader is hidden within these kids—they just need to find the right books to help spark their interests. This highly informative webcast will feature a panel of authors and market experts providing a sneak peek at intriguing new books from our sponsors.
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5 Key eBook Trends for Schools and Districts Going Digital

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Led by OverDrive Director of Education Herb Miller, Ed. M., this webinar will cover how schools and districts are adding digital reading options for the classroom, ways to engage students year round with digital libraries, strategies for incorporating digital titles into ELA programs, and much more!
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Join Kiera Parrott, SLJ’s review editor, for a conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Neal Porter of Roaring Brook Press, Sheila Barry of Groundwood Books, and Kathy Dawson of Penguin.
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Teen Book Buzz Fall 2015

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join representatives from Harlequin Teen and Houghton Mifflin as they tell us about books that will have teens turning pages and coming back for more. You do not want to miss this exciting webcast!
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