SLJ ISTE Webcast Series | Tech Trends Spring 2020

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Session 1

Serving Striving Readers
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Session 2

It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty
Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Session 3

Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News
Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

 

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Our popular series returns with all-new presentations on critical topics in the learning space, from actionables to address information poverty to creative methods for encouraging tentative readers, from elementary students to teens. Led by top practitioners in the field, these one-hour free programs will offer practical insight on key K–12 issues, with implications for schools and libraries.

Session 1 | Serving Striving Readers

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

With the decline in reading scores among U.S. students, the librarian’s role toward enhancing literacy has never been more critical. Practitioners and literacy experts at the elementary, middle, and high school levels explore using graphic novels, street lit, and more to get students fired up about reading, bolstering skills along the way.

Panelists

Michelle Annett, Teacher Librarian, Cascade Middle School

Michele Haiken, Literacy Teacher, Rye Middle School; Adjunct Professor, Manhattanville College

Julia Torres, Librarian, Denver Public Schools

Moderator

Marva Hinton, Educational Reporter

 

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Session 2 | It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT

Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty. Information equity may fly under-the-radar, but it is a critical element of social justice. For librarians, the recognition of information privilege–where one student has clear advantage over another–is a call to action to reflect on the disparities in information access and information experiences in our own communities, to raise awareness, and to work to close critical gaps.

Panelists

TBD

Moderator

Joyce Kasman Valenza, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, SC&I  

 

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Session 3 | Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT

Students need nimble critical thinking skills to decipher the ever-evolving landscape of fabricated and biased news reporting across platforms and apps. Media and news literacy experts weigh in with the latest teaching tools and strategies.

Panelists

Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Education, News Literacy Project

Jennifer LaGarde, Educator; Co-author, Fact VS Fiction: Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News

Moderator

Sarah Bayliss, Editor, News & Features, School Library Journal

 

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