9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks – Alan Boyko, President, Scholastic Book Fairs
9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation – Donalyn Miller
10:30 a.m. Breakout Session
11:30 a.m. Breakout Session
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation – James Patterson
2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks – Book Signing to Follow. Books will be available for purchase at special event prices.
Breakout Session Details
Session 1: The Power of the Booktalk!
Booktalks introduce and entice readers to try new books! Learn how to incorporate booktalks into your campus literacy plans and watch your students' excitement for reading grow when they share booktalks with each other.
Presenters: Barbara Masley and Marsha Thauwald, Education Consultants, Scholastic Book Fairs
Session 2: Using Children's Literature to Enhance Students' Motivation in Science
Students will learn to value reading different genres when they are exposed to children's literature in a variety of contexts and school subjects.
This session will focus on examples of children's books that can be used with the science curriculum.
Presenters: Elizabeth Hostin, Principal, Martha Reid Elementary, Mansfield ISD; and Sandi Novak, Education Consultant, Scholastic Book Fairs
Session 3: BC4BOYZ (Book Club for Boys)
Boys will read more if they are introduced to books that capture their interest. Find out how Lincoln Elementary School implemented a boys-only book club with 70 students and got amazing results.
Presenters: Dr. Michael Shaffer, Principal of Lincoln Elementary School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, ISD
Session 4: Trends and Developments in Children’s Literature
Learn about the newest and best books available to incorporate into your staff's classroom curriculum and read-alouds. Multiple genres will be featured for grades K-8.
Presenters: Scholastic Book Fairs Education Consultants and the Book Selection Committee
Session 5: Raising a Reader
There are numerous ways to increase literacy development beyond the classroom. This hands-on experience will explore read-alouds and storytelling techniques, book selection tips, ways to establish meaningful discussions, and how to use writing to help families bond with their children and build a culture of literacy.