April 30, 2017

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Exciting New Nonfiction Titles for Fall – Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors

Join Kiera Parrott, the reviews director for School Library Journal and Library Journal, for a rich conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Kendra Levin of Penguin Young Readers, Alix Reid of Carolrhoda Books, and Mark Siegel of First Second.
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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

Thursday, March 24th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Taking on everything from the weather to emotional issues to STEM, these series are can’t-miss additions. Join us on March 24 at 3 PM ET for a glimpse at some fresh new nonfiction that’s sure to recharge any collection.
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Teen Book Buzz Spring 2016

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join SLJTeen editor Shelley Diaz in conversation with Albert Whitman, Harlequin Teen, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about their most buzz-worthy books coming out this Spring. From a new novel by Kwame Alexander, winner of the Newbery medal for The Crossover, to mind-bending time-travel adventures to thrillers that will leave readers on the edge of their seats, you’ll hear about some of the hottest titles for teen readers coming soon. Don’t miss out!
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Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Joined by editorial director, Yolanda Scott, and educator, Emily Prabhaker, Megan introduces this practical method for reshaping storytime. Whether it takes place in the classroom, library, or home, a Whole Book Approach storytime serves as a primer on the picture book art form for readers of all ages. With examples from books available in most school libraries, adopting the Whole Book Approach for your storytimes is easy, enriching, and rewarding.
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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
These new materials allow educators to support higher learning standards, bolster curricula, and entice reluctant readers. Public library programming also often begins with a fresh, engaging nonfiction title. Join us on February 10th for this can’t-miss webcast.
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Reading on Mobile Devices: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Smartphones and tablets may be the future of reading, but how does this work in today’s classroom and library? Join us for this free webcast from ISTE and SLJ to learn the latest on using mobile devices with students. Experts in the field will share insight and practical tips on everything from the finer points of 1:1 integration to the best apps, all toward enhancing multiple literacies among students and teachers alike.
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Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In this free, resource-rich presentation, you’ll learn how to use online tools to instill a love of literature in new and reluctant readers. From virtual book clubs to the creative use of Instagram and Pinterest, this program will show how students can find the right book, share it with their peers, and expand their writing skills. An expert on the intersection of technology and literacy, Valerie Shinas, will provide added insight.
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Getting Started with Robotics

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Get on board with one of the hottest trends in education in this free one-hour webcast, first in a three-program series created by ISTE and SLJ. Immediately engaging to learners of all ages, robotics are ideal for teaching coding skills to kids of varying abilities and learning styles. Learn how to integrate programming real-life objects in the library, with resources and tips on entry-level robots, student-designed robotic projects, and more.
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A Conversation with the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

Tuesday, January 5th, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Join us for a live webcast featuring the five finalists for the 2016 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 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 Boston.
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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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