November 29, 2015

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Secrets of the Remix Mash-up YouTube Generation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!

Lerner Publishing Group Spring 2015 Librarian Preview Webinar


Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Get a sneak peek at Lerner’s nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K–12 coming this spring. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as supports for Common Core State Standards, and free teaching guides, reader’s discussion guides, classroom activities, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
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Integrating eBooks into Library Instruction


Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Hear from three educators from across the country about how they are integrating eBooks into their library. Taking advantage of Capstone Interactive’s unique features, such as simultaneous access and read-aloud natural-voice audio, these librarians provide real-life examples of how Capstone Interactive eBooks effectively address the diverse needs of their students.
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Common x 3 (Public, Academic, School): Designing next generation gathering and learning spaces for libraries of every type


Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on November 18th for our “Commons x 3” webcast, and you’ll get to hear from a panel of expert architects as they explain critical elements of creating a successful commons space in a wide variety of environments while showing you some of the best examples of “uncommon commons” out there today.
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21st Century Approach to Test Preparation – ACT/SAT/Advanced Placement


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Join this informative webinar to review trends and learn about how online study tools that adapt to a student’s study habits and schedules lead to success for not only the student – but also the school and community! Two featured services will include ePrep (ACT/SAT Prep) and BenchPrep (AP and advance course study.)
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Keeping Libraries Relevant: Using Technology • Understanding Informational Text • Improving Literacy


Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Elementary and middle school libraries have always been a central location for learning and resources. With the changing educational standards and the growing use of technology, libraries are growing and changing as well. Join Rourke and our expert panelists as we discuss how technology, informational text, and literacy are the keys to keeping libraries relevant for students and teachers.
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