Literacy

Below is a preliminary sample of concurrent sessions. A full listing will be available on the site in July.

Concurrent Sessions

15 Ways to Spark Reading Love!

Presenter(s): Shannon Anderson

Inspire your students to enjoy reading with these 15 creative ideas you can use for years to come in your classroom, library, or school!

Inspire your students to enjoy reading with these 15 creative ideas you can use for years to come in your classroom, library, or school! Reading for pleasure leads to improved reading comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical development. Most importantly, reading for pleasure is crucial for developing life-long, avid readers.

Empowering English Language Learners for Self-Sufficiency in the School Library

Presenter(s): Staci Kottkamp

Do you want to connect with your limited English proficiency students but don't know how?

Do you want to connect with your limited English proficiency students but don't know how? Are they hesitant to come to the school library? Are you at a loss for how to help them find the books and information they want and need? This session will provide proven tips and tools on how to make your library a welcoming place and an information hub for Newcomer students. Bonus: These strategies and collection suggestions are great for reluctant readers of all ages!

Poverty and Privilege: Intersectionality of Race and Class in Young People's Literature

Presenter(s): Christina Dorr and Brendan Kiely

How do our shared or differing cultural backgrounds affect the relationships and influence we have with our students?

How do our shared or differing cultural backgrounds affect the relationships and influence we have with our students? Two white, award-winning authors and former educators discuss how unpacking the racial and class biases of our identities better enable us to foster more positive and authentic relationships with the young people in our lives.