January 15, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Talks With Authors

Despite the fact that I told them I dropped an f-bomb back in my first-ever preschool story hour, the powers that be have still decided that I’m going to host my first-ever live webcast, and it’s coming your way this coming Wednesday. For “Exploring Race, Mistakes, and Friendship through Poetry,” I’ll be joined by Irene Latham, […]

Take the Plunge: STREAM

Add an “R,” Reading, to STEAM and ramp up student learning. In this free session, you’ll glean insight from STREAM practitioners and tips on integrating science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math.
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Meet Education Hurdles Head On: Tips and Tools for Success!

Helping teachers access a wide range of quality content for classroom assignments and lesson plans can be overwhelming. Attend this live webinar to hear from a Teacher Librarian who has met this challenge head-on and is successfully connecting her users to valuable digital resources.
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Bringing Coding to the Library Makerspace

In this timely webinar, you’ll learn about best practices for introducing coding to your library makerspace and how you can support coding initiatives in your school or district. You’ll also learn how tools like littleBits can give students the foundations in engineering and coding that will be useful no matter what changes lie around the corner.
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60 Tools in 60-ish Minutes

Ready for maximum takeaway? This fast-paced event is jammed pack with ideas to engage students. Panelists will tip you on the best applications in VR creation, digital storytelling, making, and more!
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Children’s Books Editors

Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for a lively conversation with editors and publishing insiders. They’ll discuss their acquisition process, their path to working in publishing, growing relationships with authors and illustrators, and how they feel about the fall season buzz.
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Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers

Nothing tells a story like a picture, and early readers thrive on visual stimulation. Join moderator Maria Alegre and a panel of children’s books publishers as they discuss upcoming picture and board books to entice future lifelong readers.
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Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall

From sf/fantasy and coming of age to shonen/shojo manga, superhero twists of fate, an accidental adventure, and YA memoir, the hottest titles for fall offer a mashup of genres and characters from all walks of life. Join LJ Assistant Managing Editor Annalisa Pešek and publishers as they discuss the latest must-have graphic novels.
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A Conversation with Three Debut YA Authors

Be the first to hear about the exciting YA debuts from authors S.K. Ali, Janelle Milanes, and Margaret Rogerson. They will share their experiences of writing for teens and discuss the journey of having a book published for the first time.
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Build a Great Makerspace

A successful makerspace requires planning. Here, experts offer tips on how to ensure a great program, from gauging the needs of your community to making the most of your space and budget. Whether you’re already up and running or just getting started, you won’t want to miss this informative session.
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New Fall Nonfiction for Every Reader

Students are heading back to school – is your nonfiction collection ready? From early readers to young adults, this webcast highlights exciting new titles that are sure to please. Join moderator Steven Engelfried along with Amicus, Mason Press and Scholastic as they discuss the newest must-reads!
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Fall for New Nonfiction

Entice the inquisitive minds of your nonfiction fans with informative and engaging titles! This must-see webinar highlights a variety of fascinating subjects that will appeal to students and patrons of all ages.
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Teen Book Buzz – Fall 2017

Don’t miss your chance to discover the hottest new titles in this SLJ 2017 Teen Book Buzz webcast! From ghost stories to tales of unlikely friendships, travel and adventure to KGB spies, these hot off the press selections are chock full of teen appeal.
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Sharing eBooks Across Schools & Districts: How Educators Make It Work

Join us for this engaging session with library specialists Joshua Pease and Lori Slingerland from the Connect Information Technology Center. Pease and Slingerland will provide valuable insight into how Connect delivers eBooks and audiobooks to its member schools and districts across Northeast Ohio through a cost-effective shared digital collection.
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Engaging Reluctant Readers in Your Library

Reaching all young readers can be challenging. Attend this webcast to explore ways to help increase interest in all YA and middle readers in your public or school library. You will hear from public and school librarians on how they reach their reluctant and struggling readers and how they work together to ensure every reader is engaged.
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Sharing eBooks Means Caring

Hear from a panel of experts who are sharing their eBook collections with locals schools about how resource sharing increases utilization of the library’s digital collections, engages students as public library patrons and broadens the library’s impact in its community.
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Technology to Aid the Struggling Reader

Join this free, resource-rich program for tips on how to leverage technology to help new and struggling readers. Learn about the best storytelling apps, digital sources of high-interest content for kids and teens, and more.
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The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2017

Join Brigid Alverson, Editor and Writer at School Library Journal, along with a panel of insiders who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this spring. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from Diamond Books, Viz Media and Dark Horse Books.
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Penguin’s Chapter Book Superstars

Join Penguin’s chapter book superstars for a webinar dedicated to your transitional readers. Listen to the authors and illustrators talk about their chapter book series and what it’s like to work with one another. The first 100 people to register for this webinar will receive a Chapter Book Swag Pack!
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60 Tools in 60 Minutes

Get ready for a rapid fire tool share in this next webcast in the SLJ/ISTE series. We’ll explore the best applications and gear for your school or library, including must-have multimedia content, cool coding platforms, and top choices for your maker space.
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