Breakout Sessions

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11:20 – 12:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

SESSION 1 A REVOLUTION IN LGBTQ BOOKS

Room 101A Michael Cart            Booklist Magazine columnist, Columbus, IN

Dr. Christine Jenkins        University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

AUDIENCE: Secondary; College Teachers

KEYWORDS: LGBTQ Literature; Young Adult; Booktalks; Criteria

 

SESSION 2 BUILDING READING COMMUNITIES IN THE CLASSROOM

Room 101B Kim Arroyo            Gavit Middle School, Hammond, IN

Mark Letcher            Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Jannette Vehrs-Snelson    Griffith Middle/High School, Griffith, IN

Nick Trottier            Gavit Middle/High School, Hammond, IN

AUDIENCE: Teachers (all levels); Collegiate Faculty; Media Specialists

KEYWORDS: Reading Culture; Community; Engagement; Choice Reading

 

SESSION 3 FINDING FUNDING TO FUEL OUR PASSION FOR TEACHING AND READING

Room 101C Cassie Cox            Two Rivers High School, Ogden, UT

AUDIENCE: Classroom Teachers (all levels); Librarians; Administrators

KEYWORDS: Grants; Books; Authors; Libraries

 

SESSION 4 RADICAL CATALOGING & BOOKS ON WHEELS: ORGANIZING BY GENRE & SATELLITE CLASSROOM LIBRARIES

Room 101D Sarah Ressler Wright (@vocabgal)    Rutherford B. Hayes High School, Delaware, OH

AUDIENCE: Classroom Teachers & Librarians; Middle and High School

KEYWORDS: Organize Fiction by Genre; Partnerships; English Teachers and School Librarians; Classroom Access to

Library Books

 

SESSION 5 READING THROUGH THE RHETORIC: USING YA LITERATURE AS A CRITICAL LENS

Room 101E Cynthia Minnich        Upper Dauphin Area High School, Millersburg, PA

Sarah Andersen        Fenton Senior High, Fenton, MI

Sarah Darer Littman        Scholastic Books, Cos Cob, CT

AUDIENCE: Middle School & High School Teachers & Librarians

KEYWORDS: Rhetoric; Critical Reading; YA Literature; Media Literacy

 

SESSION 6 REEL READING: USING FILM AS A BRIDGE INTO PRINT LITERACY

Room 101F Timothy Shea             Millersville University, Millersburg, PA

AUDIENCE: Secondary; Ages 12 – 20

KEYWORDS: Film & Media Literacy; YA Films; TV; Literary Connections

 

SESSION 7 REVOLUTIONARY WAYS OF TEACHING YOUNG ADULT NOVELS: ADAPTATION FOR PERFORMANCE

Room 101G Toby Emert            Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

Julia Watts            Young Adult Author, Knoxville, TN

AUDIENCE: Middle, Secondary, College

KEYWORDS: Drama; Partnering with YA Authors; LGBTQ Literature; Arts-based Instruction

 

SESSION 8 TIME WELL SPENT IN GRAPHIC NOVEL READING COMPREHENSION

Room 101H Laura Jiménez            Boston University, Boston, MA

AUDIENCE: Upper Elementary, Middle and High School; ELL

KEYWORDS: Graphic Novels; Time-on-task; Reading Comprehension; Sense-making

 

SESSION 9 TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN—LEVERAGING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CENSORSHIP TO INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Room 101I Nicole Amato            Pritzker College Prep High School, Chicago, IL

Amanda Meyers        Pritzker College Prep High School, Chicago, IL

AUDIENCE: Secondary; Ages 12-20

KEYWORDS: Censorship; YA lit; Argumentative Writing; Independent Reading

SESSION 10 YA [SPORTS] LIT AS A VEHICLE TO PROMOTE TEEN READING

 

Room 101J Alan Brown                             Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest Students (TBA)

AUDIENCE: Middle School; High School

KEYWORDS: Sports; Popular Culture; Out-of-school Literacies; After-School Program

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