Using Collaborative Competition to Boost Reading Culture

Presented by: Beanstack and School Library Journal
Event Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 


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Activating students’ love of reading amid the distractions of our media-saturated world can feel like an insurmountable challenge. By incorporating gamification research and insights from reading pioneers, educators can make independent reading more akin to other entertainment and cultivate a thriving reading culture. Discover the innovative approach Charleston County School District (CCSD) used to motivate students primarily through healthy competition between schools and recognizing student achievement publicly.

Join School Library Journal and CCSD's Christy James, MLIS, district library and media services coordinator and teacher librarian, Rosie Herold, to learn proven strategies that drove their district’s reading engagement. They will zoom in on CCSD’s 20 Million Minute Challenge from the district and school building perspective. You will gain tangible and lightweight best practices to apply to your district, building, or classroom.

Register today to gain invaluable insights and recommendations that can be applied to any school seeking to cultivate a culture of reading.



Christy James, MLIS
District Library and Media Services Coordinator

Rosie Herold
Teacher Librarian
James Simons Montessori School

Felix Lloyd
Co-Founder & CEO

Kelly Hiser
VP of Product and Client Success

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