April 23, 2017

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Penguin’s Chapter Book Superstars

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Wednesday, Apr. 26th, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
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

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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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#Own Voices: SLJ in Conversation About Publishing Diverse Books

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Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for an in-depth conversation with editors and publishing insiders, Francisca Goldsmith of Library Ronin, Christopher Johns of Tuttle Publishing, Cheryl Klein of Lee & Low and Carrie Gleason of James Lorimer & Company. They’ll dig deeper into publishing diverse children’s and young adult literature with a focus on #OwnVoices titles.
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Bringing Coding to the Makerspace

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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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Experts Share Insight, Tools to Help Students Fight Fake News

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School librarians and teachers uncovered new ideas to help students tell fact from fiction with the ISTE/SLJ “Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News” webinar.

Live Streaming Event with Lynda Mullaly Hunt

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Join Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of Fish in a Tree, for a LIVE webcast from the Free Library of Philadelphia! Listen to the author talk about her inspiration for Fish in a Tree, her upcoming projects and her visits with students from across the country.
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Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News

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Critical thinking is more important than ever. As part of our popular series on technology in the education space, our panelists will cover how to vet information and establish best practices for students to manage the digital firehose, and consider perspective and bias.
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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom

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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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Expanding Access to Digital Resources by Sharing

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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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Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (Spring 2017)

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

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Does the thought of building out a Professional Development (PD) program across an entire school district seem like an insurmountable task to you? 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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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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