March 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

The Newest Graphic Novels: What’s Hot for Spring

Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
What’s looking good for spring? Join moderator Alea Perez along with a panel of insiders who will share some of the hottest graphic novels hitting the shelves this season. Comics are forever pursuing diverse subjects and themes, so be sure to tune in to this lively and informative webcast.
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Contests, Campaigns & Incentives: Ideas to Engage Students with Reading

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Keeping students engaged can be challenging during the last quarter of the school year. Join this webcast to learn how to design a multi-week campaign that drives student excitement for reading, and hear about campaign, incentive and program promotions you can use year round.
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Robotics, Maker Spaces, and Mixed Reality, Oh, My!

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
A fast-paced, practical share of the hottest tech trends in the classroom and library, and how to implement them. Panelists will tip you on creative ideas in DIY electronics, student-created augmented reality, maker activities, and more.
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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom

Seeking new titles to excite your nonfiction fans? Look out—they’re right around the corner! Books that inform the mind and inspire the soul are heading your way this spring. Aimed at a wide range of readers, these sets are sure to enrich your collection and provide high-interest material to your readership.
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A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

Join us for a live webcast featuring the finalists for the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Learn a bit about these fantastic titles, and hear from the authors and editors about their processes. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event!
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Guiding Readers by Interest, Not Level

Reading is a highly complex activity. Readers must build strategies and create behaviors as they move to increasingly difficult texts. How can schools support this process and teach self-sufficiency as readers progress?
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Talks With Authors

Despite the fact that I told them I dropped an f-bomb back in my first-ever preschool story hour, the powers that be have still decided that I’m going to host my first-ever live webcast, and it’s coming your way this coming Wednesday. For “Exploring Race, Mistakes, and Friendship through Poetry,” I’ll be joined by Irene Latham, […]

Take the Plunge: STREAM

Add an “R,” Reading, to STEAM and ramp up student learning. In this free session, you’ll glean insight from STREAM practitioners and tips on integrating science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math.
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Meet Education Hurdles Head On: Tips and Tools for Success!

Helping teachers access a wide range of quality content for classroom assignments and lesson plans can be overwhelming. Attend this live webinar to hear from a Teacher Librarian who has met this challenge head-on and is successfully connecting her users to valuable digital resources.
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Bringing Coding to the Library Makerspace

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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60 Tools in 60-ish Minutes

Ready for maximum takeaway? This fast-paced event is jammed pack with ideas to engage students. Panelists will tip you on the best applications in VR creation, digital storytelling, making, and more!
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Children’s Books Editors

Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for a lively conversation with editors and publishing insiders. They’ll discuss their acquisition process, their path to working in publishing, growing relationships with authors and illustrators, and how they feel about the fall season buzz.
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Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers

Nothing tells a story like a picture, and early readers thrive on visual stimulation. Join moderator Maria Alegre and a panel of children’s books publishers as they discuss upcoming picture and board books to entice future lifelong readers.
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Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall

From sf/fantasy and coming of age to shonen/shojo manga, superhero twists of fate, an accidental adventure, and YA memoir, the hottest titles for fall offer a mashup of genres and characters from all walks of life. Join LJ Assistant Managing Editor Annalisa Pešek and publishers as they discuss the latest must-have graphic novels.
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A Conversation with Three Debut YA Authors

Be the first to hear about the exciting YA debuts from authors S.K. Ali, Janelle Milanes, and Margaret Rogerson. They will share their experiences of writing for teens and discuss the journey of having a book published for the first time.
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Build a Great Makerspace

A successful makerspace requires planning. Here, experts offer tips on how to ensure a great program, from gauging the needs of your community to making the most of your space and budget. Whether you’re already up and running or just getting started, you won’t want to miss this informative session.
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New Fall Nonfiction for Every Reader

Students are heading back to school – is your nonfiction collection ready? From early readers to young adults, this webcast highlights exciting new titles that are sure to please. Join moderator Steven Engelfried along with Amicus, Mason Press and Scholastic as they discuss the newest must-reads!
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Fall for New Nonfiction

Entice the inquisitive minds of your nonfiction fans with informative and engaging titles! This must-see webinar highlights a variety of fascinating subjects that will appeal to students and patrons of all ages.
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Teen Book Buzz – Fall 2017

Don’t miss your chance to discover the hottest new titles in this SLJ 2017 Teen Book Buzz webcast! From ghost stories to tales of unlikely friendships, travel and adventure to KGB spies, these hot off the press selections are chock full of teen appeal.
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Sharing eBooks Across Schools & Districts: How Educators Make It Work

Join us for this engaging session with library specialists Joshua Pease and Lori Slingerland from the Connect Information Technology Center. Pease and Slingerland will provide valuable insight into how Connect delivers eBooks and audiobooks to its member schools and districts across Northeast Ohio through a cost-effective shared digital collection.
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