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Thank You for Joining Us at ILA 2019!

Afternoon Workshops

Six hands-on workshops, facilitated by educators, are offered in the afternoon. Each gives you the opportunity to dive into current research and collaborate with fellow attendees to create practical classroom resources.

Effective Family and Community Engagement

What do you get when you pair Anne Katz with the Crazy Reading Ladies, Mary Cotillo and Erin O'Leary? If you said, "A workshop on evidence-based strategies for supporting and enhancing family and community engagement," you'd be correct.

Empathy and Identity

The Equity in Education Program at ILA 2019 concludes with this workshop, led by Virginia Loh-Hagan, Chad Everett, and #DisruptTexts cofounder Tricia Ebarvia, which examines the role of children's literature in a classroom that prioritizes empathy, inclusion, and representation.

Glocal Collaboration 

You don't need your passport for this workshop, led by James V. Hoffman and Julie D. Ramsay, which offers practical, evidence-based classroom applications and strategies for fostering authentic experiences that expand not only students' skills but also their worldviews.

The Multimodal Toolbox

Carefully selected, purposefully used digital texts and tools form the backbone of this workshop, facilitated by Bernadette Dwyer, Bridget Dalton, and Katie Russell. Participants will take home a rich collection of high-quality, classroom-ready resources.

The Power of Giving Children Reading Choices

Alyson Simpson teams up with Anna G. Osborn for this dynamic workshop that draws on research demonstrating the positive impact of self-selected reading materials—and gives you a blueprint for creating your own student choice award or book list project.

Teaching With Graphic Novels

James Bucky Carter facilitates an interactive session dedicated to myth-busting, jigsawing, and (super)powering through comics integration in the classroom. Participants will work together to formulate answers to big questions regarding pedagogy and graphic novels.

Afternoon workshops are included in your Children's Literature Day registration and are open to attendees not participating in the Author Meetups, which run concurrently. Presenters, times, and topics are subject to change.