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February 7, 2016

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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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New Nonfiction for Young Readers

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
This free SLJ webcast, moderated by the library director of Bard H.S. Early College Queens, Jess deCourcy Hinds, will showcase a wide range of reading materials and educational series supporting Common Core and STEM curriculums, plus much more. We’ll highlight new riveting and suspenseful biographies, historical graphic novels, and several fresh and series.
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From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels and Manga of 2015

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s “Good Comics for Kids,” along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this year. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Del Rey, Marvel, Titan, and Viz Media, including Batman, Star Wars, Buffy, SHONEN JUMP, and more!
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Tests Are Changing: How to Keep Your Collections Up-to-Date

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us as Rosanne Cordell, Lauren Barack, and Barron’s publisher, Bob O’Sullivan, share insights and tips on ensuring your test-prep collections are up-to-date.
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Diverse Voices: A Discussion on Crafting Fiction, Nonfiction, and Audiobooks that Reflect and Celebrate Diversity

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join authors Sharon Draper, Jason Reynolds, Christy Hale, and Sandra Moore, along with librarian Thom Barthelmess, and SLJ editor Kiera Parrott for a conversation about diversity in kid and YA lit.
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Blending Print & Digital Resources in K-12 Classrooms: More Personalized, More Engaging, More Collaborative

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join SLJ and Brain Hive for a FREE one-hour webinar on best practices for supporting K-12 literacy initiatives in the digital age! We’ll explore how librarians, curriculum directors, and teachers can make teaching and learning sweeter by combining print and digital resources to differentiate and personalize instruction.

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Creepy Thrillers and Seriously Wicked Titles for Spring | Hot Books for Teens

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Join SLJ reviews senior editor Shelley Diaz as she moderates a free one-hour webcast featuring presentations on teen romances, gripping sci-fi, and insightful postapocalyptic works that will keep teens buzzing. Archive is now available!

New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

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This free webcast, moderated by Jess deCourcy Hinds, the library director of Bard H.S. Early College Queens, will showcase a wide range of reading materials and educational series covering motorcycles, wildlife, history, kid-friendly culinary recipes, research projects, thinkers, innovators, and many other new nonfiction titles all with plenty to offer librarians serving today’s youth. Archive is now available!

A Conversation with the 2015 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

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Join us for a live webcast featuring the five finalists for the 2015 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 insight into what goes into making the best nonfiction titles accessible and engaging to today’s teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, which is scheduled just a week before the winner is announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Archive is now available!