February 24, 2017

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How Schools in the Big Apple Built a PD Program to Cross the District Divide – And You Can, Too!

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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Does the thought of building out a Professional Development (PD) program across an entire school district seem like an insurmountable task to you? Where do you start? How do you overcome obstacles such as distance or diverse needs? Learn from someone who has been there. In this webinar, Melissa Jacobs of the NYC Department of Education shares how they were able to roll out a comprehensive city-wide PD program using ASCD eBooks to improve teacher practice and evaluations modeled after Charlotte Danielson’s rubric.
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (Spring 2017)

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Thursday, Mar 9th, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal’s reviews manager, for a rich conversation with four editors and publishing insiders, Jennifer Brown of Alfred A. Knopf, Jean Feiwel of Macmillan, Dierdre Jones of Little, Brown Books, and Namrata Tripathi of Dial Books. They’ll discuss finding great new talent, cultivating relationships with authors and illustrators, and how they feel about award season buzz. Each editor will also offer a special sneak peek at several upcoming titles.
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Expanding Access to Digital Resources by Sharing

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Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
With funds always tight, you may assume a digital reading platform is out of reach for your school or district. Think again. Join us for this eye-opening webinar where we’ll hear how the Southwest Educational Development Center (UT) delivers eBooks and audiobooks to schools across six districts with an affordable shared collection.
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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom

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Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Looking for something new to entice your nonfiction fans? Look no further. Titles that inform, fulfill the needs of classroom teachers, and entertain students are right around the corner.
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A Conversation with the 2017 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

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Join us for a live webcast featuring the five finalists for the 2017 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 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 Atlanta.
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Pop Literacy

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The Walking Dead, hip-hop, Snapchat, and the U.S. presidential race. All resources for learning. We’ll explore new literacies in practice to glean how student-led exploration using meaningful topics and engaging tools can make learning pop.
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STEAM, with an Emphasis on “A”

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Among the hottest trends in education, STEAM has thus far focused predominantly on science, tech, engineering and math. We’ll explore art, how it integrates with STEM, with advice from educator experts.
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Behind the Books: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors

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Join Library Journal/School Library Journal reviews director Kiera Parrott for an in-depth conversation with three top-notch children’s and teen book editors. They’ll discuss their how they build relationships with their authors and find new voices, share insider stories about working on manuscripts, and chat about what they make of all that award-season buzz. Each editor will also give a sneak peek at several upcoming titles.
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Building a 21st Century Library

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In this webinar, you will learn what several experts are doing to help schools build a 21st century library. Our panelists will explain that it’s not enough to simply purchase digital assets – educators need professional development opportunities that concentrate on why students benefit from modern technology. They will also discuss how school librarians can leverage digital and print resources to become instructional and technological leaders, ultimately outfitting students with the skills they’ll need to succeed in the digital future.
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Hot New Graphic Novels Coming Soon

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Join Annalisa Pesek, Assistant Managing Editor at Library Journal, along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves in the coming months. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Diamond Books, Penguin Random House, and Viz Media, including Batman, Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, Neil Gaiman’s “Troll Bridge”, and more!
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Makerspaces 2.0: Don’t Just Build a Makerspace; Create a Makerhub

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In this webinar, expert maker librarians, David Saunders and Susan Polos, tell all about how they built their library makerspaces and their tips for engaging students in creativity and invention day after day. Join in the conversation as they look to the next future of makerspaces.
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Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers

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At our upcoming webcast, industry experts will offer a sneak peek at some titles from Andrews McMeel, Black Rabbit Books, and Listening Library. From graphic novels to audiobooks and everything in between, these selections are guaranteed to get patrons revved up about reading.
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Exciting New Nonfiction Titles for Fall – Part 2

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Our webcast on series nonfiction will guarantee that you’ll be prepared, whether your patrons are asking for materials for a social studies report or just looking for cute animals to pore over. Moderated by Della Farrell, assistant editor of SLJ reviews and editor of Series Made Simple, the webcast will highlight stellar resources from Amicus, Purple Toad, and Scholastic.
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Better Together: Boosting Engagement by Pairing Fiction Series and Nonfiction

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Our panel of librarians and curriculum professionals will show which popular series chapter books, middle grade fiction, and YA readers pair perfectly with nonfiction texts and offer suggestions on bridging fiction and nonfiction reading in the library and classroom.
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Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality: What’s Next

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Is there life after Pokémon Go? Get up to speed on VR and AR, with advice from an expert panel on where this fast-evolving technology is headed, and what applications educators can use now.
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Hot New Titles for Your Middle Grade Readers

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Seeking something to hook your middle grade readers? Look no further than SLJ’s free, one-hour webcast on the latest and greatest titles coming out this fall. Join moderator Marybeth Kozikowski, of the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, NY, for a sneak peek at intriguing new books from Boyds Mills Press, Penguin Young Readers, and Shadow Mountain Publishing.
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Teen Book Buzz Fall 2016

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Get ahead of the curve and discover the latest and greatest hot reads during SLJ’s 2016 Teen Book Buzz webcast! Join us in conversation with Albert Whitman & Company, Harlequin TEEN, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books, and Sourcebooks about their most buzz-worthy titles coming out this fall.
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Exciting New Nonfiction Titles for Fall

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Seeking something new to tempt your nonfiction fans this fall? Look no further! Books that inform, fulfill the needs of classroom teachers, and entertain are right around the corner.
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Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World

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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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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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