Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation (Session 2 of 3): Creating Compelling Discussion through Art
The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. This second session will delve in to how to present and look at art.
The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. This session will focus on issues based discussions for teen audiences, using the Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation model.
Aspects of culture and history are disappearing every day — whether it is a language on the verge of extinction, a craft form that is now forgotten, or the history of a town that no one remembers. Learn how Pilot Mountain (N.C.) Elementary School, winner of ALA's 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award, taught third-graders about cultural and historic preservation with a yearlong multimedia school library program.
Exploring Similarity, Embracing Difference - Part 1: How to Evaluate and Identify Literature Portraying Individuals with Disabilities (ALSC)
Gaining empathy for characters with disabilities in different cultural settings can help readers become better global citizens by increasing their understanding of disability-related challenges worldwide. Yet, discussions on diversifying collections tend to focus on race/ethnicity, and do not always include this aspect of diversity.
A novelist, librarian and educator will team up to present suggestions on engaging and encouraging readers to increase their literacy and sensitivity through writing activities and close reading. Carrie Banks will demonstrate how she uses literature, research, models, class discussion and demonstrations to help readers understand an aspect of the disability experience. Based on her work at the Pratt Institute, she will sketch a character development project that involves developing avatars with disabilities based on readings of children’s and YA fiction about disabilities.
"I hate reading." "Reading is boring". Being seen in the library is social suicide". are some direct quotes from young reluctant readers. How librarians, both school and public, can effectively engage with hard-to-shift children of all ages and develop strategies for firing them up is what this webinar is all about.
Please join ALA’s Committee on Literacy and Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services for a webinar on food literacy and access. Though not an exhaustive definition, we can think of food literacy, from the individual to the community level, as knowledge, skills, and behaviors that contribute to well-balanced diets, taking into account structural factors such as access, security, and sustainability.
Talking about issues related to racial justice is difficult in today's political climate. Given the uptick of reported incidents of racism that students of color are experiencing in schools, alongside recent developments with state laws, educational policies and instructional practices connected to anti-racism and equity, this webinar will focus on children's literature that supports racial literacy development.
Fresh Food, Fresh Thinking: An Innovative Approach to Youth Development and Learning in Rural Communities (PLA)
What happens when you mix public library staff, high school students, architects, and STEM curriculum? You get project-based learning that leads to students designing a hybrid public library/farmer's market facility! Learn from speakers who have been immersed in a year-long IMLS National Leader Planning Grant, which has involved teaching students about human centered service design and exploring libraries and farms in field trips, and hear how this innovative project engaged teens along with community partners.
The first step in making change is talking to your community. Three public libraries explain how to get started using The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation's "turning outward" approach.