The start of the school year is a critical time to establish classroom community and shared values of respect, honesty and trust.
With the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville coming up and other traumatic news constantly making headlines, many educators are left wondering how to discuss difficult current events with their students and to navigate meaningful, age-appropriate discussions on topics like hate, racism, and prejudice.
Join Lee & Low Books in collaboration with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for the timely webinar: “Teaching Tough Topics with Children’s Literature” that aims to help address these concerns through worthy books, activities, and resources.
Gear up for an engaging discussion with:
- Jinnie Spiegler, Director of Curriculum at Anti-Defamation League
- Ina Pannell-St.Surin, special education teacher and Responsive Classroom teacher consultant
- Katie Potter, Literacy Specialist at Lee & Low Books
Through the medium of children’s literature, the panelists will explore how to talk to young people about topics such as:
- what’s happening in the news
- engaging in social action
At the end of this webinar, participants will receive a toolkit that features book lists relevant to the topics, free resources about these issues, links to relevant websites, and a one-hour professional development certificate.
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 3:00pm EDT/ 12:00pm PDT
Duration: 1 hour
How to Join: You can register here.
Registration is FREE, but space is limited so register today! Even if you can’t attend live, you can still register and we will send a recording of the webinar to all registrants after the webinar takes place.
If you have any questions or particular topics you would like to see covered, feel free to leave them in the comments.
We hope to see you there!