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  1. Reading for Themselves: How to Get AND Keep Students Reading Through Book Clubs

    It’s 7:45 am, an hour before school starts and your classroom is overflowing with students who want to talk, about a book, that they have read for fun!  How is this possible?  Come to learn about the success of an innovation grant winning high school book ...

    JHABLEY - 02/29/2016 - 11:19 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Nooks and eBooks: How They Look in a High School Library

      How do Nooks and ebooks fit into high school library collections? Downers Grove South High School Library has successfully implemented the Nook and eBooks into its circulating collection. The librarians share their journey of how acquiring Nooks meant e ...

    JHABLEY - 02/26/2016 - 16:43 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Here's a Challenge: Get Teens and Tweens to Read for Pleasure!

      The competition for teens’ time and attention is fierce. How do school librarians convince teens to spend time reading for pleasure? This session is a group-think, culminating in a list of great ideas produced by participants. The presenter describes ho ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:48 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Let’s Give ’Em Something to Talk About

      Use Book Clubs to Rise to the Challenge of Promoting Recreational Reading, Comprehension, and Discussion Skills! Book clubs provide a welcoming atmosphere for students, educators, parents, families, and caregivers to read and discuss books. Partcipants ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:45 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Reading + Collaboration = Shared Community Experience

      Attendees learn how to create a shared reading experience through a town-wide collaboration that will strongly impact the fabric of the entire community. Practical advice is provided on gaining support and integrating the experience with the curriculum. ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 11:16 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Breathing New Life into Book Programming with Technology

      Through the use of free technology tools, school librarians can get students and patrons excited about reading and sharing what they read. Participants learn how to promote library materials, encourage book discussions, and teach kids and teens how to t ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:42 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. The Other Side of Dark: The World of Young Adult Dystopian Literature

      Young adult dystopian literature has increased in popularity and publication over the past ten years. By discussing the development of young adult dystopian fiction, and reporting on common elements and trends, the presenters share insights to this rece ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:45 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Going to the Dogs: Four-Legged Friends Support Our Most Challenging Readers

      This session is an opportunity to learn about a way to motivate non-readers, struggling readers, and those who greatly dislike reading. A “Read and Wag” program is designed to meet the educational and emotional needs of children of all ages and from all ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:42 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. The Goldie Socks Strategy—Creating a "Just Right" Library Program

      Award-winning author and librarian Jackie Mims Hopkins shares her book Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians. This program provides strategies to encourage enthusiasm and fun in the library. Through a PowerPoint presentation and storytelling, Jackie off ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:43 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. Heard Any Good Books Lately?

      They're not your grandmother's audiobooks anymore! Most new YA titles—and quite a few old favorites—are being released as audiobooks, narrated by outstanding vocal talents. Participants learn why listening to an audiobook can be a valid altern ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:46 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)