Thursday, March 27th, 2014, 3:00PM – 4:00 PM ET Shake off the winter doldrums with a sneak peek at exciting new teen titles coming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Lerner Publishing Group this spring. From a basketball ball-playing poet (Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover) to a dragon-slaying teen in an alternative US (E. K. Johnston’s The Story of Owen) to a modern-day Nancy Drew (Beth Fantaskey’s Buzz Kill) to a girl reconciling with her father (Corinne Demas’s Returning to Shore), the teens featured in these YA books will draw in readers. Register Now!
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) place considerable emphasis on genre. In this presentation, Nell K. Duke, co-author of Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K to 8 Classrooms, will explain how the CCSS address genre in the reading and writing standards. She will share examples of projects that engage students in authentic reading and writing specific genres highlighted in the CCSS, and describe the ways in which school librarians can provide impetus and support for these kinds of projects.
Thursday, March 20th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Four years after the first Common Core State Standards (CCSS) arrived in pilot states, educators are still grappling to understand them, assemble appropriate materials, and adjust curriculum and teaching methodologies. During this free webcast we will take a look at the current state of the Common Core, hear from experts in the field on issues surrounding implementation, and explore publishers’ responses to the CCSS. Register Now!
Tuesday, May 1st, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET Educators have witnessed the power of children’s and young adult literature to engage students, inspire deep content exploration, differentiate instruction, and understand the potential of multimodal texts to transform classrooms. In this webcast, Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Dawes, co-authors of Teaching with Text Sets, will take educators on a nuanced tour of the role of multimodal, multigenre text sets in the classroom. An overview of text sets and a discussion of the presenters’ process for creating them will offer attendees instructional models to serve as blueprints for curriculum building. Register Now!
Tuesday, May 8th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET For the past year and a half, author and Rutgers University lecturer Marc Aronson, and Sue Bartle, the school library system director at New York’s Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, have been traversing the country presenting workshops on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for teachers and librarians. In this session, they will report on what they have been seeing and hearing on their travels with a focus on the successes, both small and large, that educators have made in implementing the CCSS. They will provide listeners with a collection of ideas and resources to use in the classroom. Register Now!
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET/12:00 – 1:00 PM PT Join us for our Nonfiction Webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Gale (part of Cengage Learning), Scholastic Library Publishing and ReferencePoint Press will discuss the trends in nonfiction, hot new releases, and upcoming titles. Archive is now available!
Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET New York Times bestseller and teen favorite Thirteen Reasons Why author Jay Asher continues to inspire empathy and anti-bullying discussion in schools across America. Join us to hear Jay talk about his work, his inspiration, and Thirteen Reasons Why—a powerful story that broaches the sensitive issues faced by high schoolers today. We encourage you to set up an assembly for this Livestream Event so all of your kids, parents, and teachers will be able to watch and participate.
Thursday, December 12th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Be among the first to see and hear firsthand what Lerner has coming for readers this spring! Visit with Lerner Publishing Group’s editors as they unveil the new fantastic new books they’ll be publishing in spring 2014. Get the inside scoop and sneak peek at Lerner’s nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12 coming this January. 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. Archive is now available!
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET Audiobooks are a proven literacy resource, which is why they’ve been used in classrooms for decades. The benefits of listening to audiobooks are many, including enhanced vocabulary, fluency and listening skills.This webinar will feature Tales2Go users and advocates, Shannon Sullivan and Katherine Orlando, who will share what Tales2Go has done to aide their instruction in and out of the classrooms.Archive is now available!
Monday, November 4th, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Greg Heffley’s on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg’s life destined to be just another hard-luck story? Jeff Kinney tells all about Greg’s leaving it to chance in this one hour live-streaming event, and will answer your questions live! Archive is now available!
Thursday, October 24th, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Everybody’s talking Common Core. And there’s lots of buzz about the increased focus on nonfiction. But wait, don’t let your eyes glaze over! At National Geographic, we think nonfiction is fun. So get ready for an entertaining discussion about how kids can have fun learning as we cover such informative topics as…What is reading anyway? What makes nonfiction authentic? How can nonfiction engage kids, inspire critical thinking, and spark their curiosity about the world?
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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Join Rachel Payne, Coordinator, Early Childhood Services at Brooklyn Public Library for a free webcast with Upstart and Free Spirit Publishing, and discover new resources for early literacy programs and materials for collections serving young children. This live webcast takes place on Wednesday, October 30th at 3:00PM ET / Noon PT. Archive is now available!
Holy Bagumba! An exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book authors Kate DiCamillo and Jon Scieszka
Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:00-1:00 PM ET Join Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka as they discuss Kate’s latest book FLORA & ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES and the importance of humor in children’s literature. Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie. In her new genre-bending novel Flora & Ulysses, Kate delivers a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Doesn’t it seem that wherever romance goes, mayhem follows? And we all know that life as a teenager is full of both of these!
Join SLJTeen’s Dodie Ownes as she moderates a free one-hour webcast featuring titles presentations from Soho Teen, Tor Teen, and Harlequin Teen,who will offer sneak previews of their new titles for Fall 2013 and 2014. You won’t believe some of the cover art—shocking, sexy, and sensational—that will have your young adult readers picking the book display clean. This archive is no longer available.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Learn about fall’s collection of new books for boys during this School Library Journal webcast event. From illustrated books to chapter books, and even audio books topics will range from superheroes to farmers, and then some! Attendees will learn some tips to promote and support genres that boys like, including comic books, graphic novels, sports, and nonfiction, as well as some ideas for creating reading role models and communities for boys grades K-12. If you want ways to get books in the hands of your guys this session will inspire you. This archive is no longer available.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET With the new school year here its time to restock those nonfiction collections!
Join us for our Nonfiction Book Buzz webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Lerner Publishing Group, Scholastic Library Publishing and Black Rabbit Books will discuss the trends in nonfiction, hot new releases, and upcoming titles. This archive is no longer available.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Summer vacations and summer reading programs are just distant memories now. School is back in session, and now it’s time to restock the library shelves!
Join us for our fall Teen Book Buzz webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your teen readers, and get forthcoming Spring 2014 titles on order. Moderated by SLJTeen’s Dodie Ownes, this one-hour webcast will feature title presentations from Flux, Lerner Publishing Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Sourcebooks. This archive is no longer available.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET A picture is worth a thousand words. With beautiful illustrations, imaginative journeys, and timeless lessons, a great children’s book captures the hearts and minds of all generations.
Join Fuse 8′s Betsy Bird for this exciting preview of the best new upcoming books for kids from NorthSouth, Albert Whitman, and Groundwood Books. This archive is no longer available.