February 20, 2018

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STEAM, with an Emphasis on “A” | SLJ ISTE Webcast Series


A three-part School Library Journal webcast series, developed in partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education, continues with “STEAM, with an Emphasis on A” on November 1 at 3 p.m. ET, with “Pop Literacy” to follow on December 6.

The series, sponsored by littleBits, explores the education technology topics educators are talking about this school year, from virtual reality and STEAM to popular culture and digital literacy. Led by top practitioners in each field, these one-hour free programs will provide practical takeaways, ready to be implemented in classrooms and libraries. SLJ’s executive editor, Kathy Ishizuka, will moderate the series.


The skill-building rolls along on November 1. One of the hottest trends in education, STEAM has thus far focused predominantly on science, tech, engineering, and math. In this workshop, participants will learn how art integrates with STEM, through advice from educator experts.

Panelists will be:

Shannon McClintock Miller—Teacher librarian, consultant, international speaker, and author with a passion for education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children.

Tim Needles—Award-winning art and film teacher, Smithtown High School, NY

Krystal Persaud—director of product design, littleBits

Registered participants get access to the entire webcast archives, which can be viewed at any time. Details on SLJ’s webcasts can be found on SLJ.com and via Twitter: @sljournal. The event hashtag is #SLJISTE.


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Christina Vercelletto About Christina Vercelletto

Christina Vercelletto is School Library Journal’s former news editor. An award-winning writer and editor, Vercelletto has held staff positions at Babytalk, Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, and NYMetroParents.com.

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