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Crash! Pow! Bang! Zoom with Author and Illustrator Sarah Giles

Sarah Giles is an author, illustrator, and experimenter-in-charge at the Big Fab Story Lab on YouTube. When she’s not writing, drawing, or filming, she loves visiting classes to share her best story-building tips and tricks with kids! Sarah loves to create stories that tackle the tricky parts of growing up with empathy, encouragement, and many […]

Crash! Pow! Bang! Zoom with graphic novelist Jarrett Lerner

Author-illustrator Jarrett Lerner is the creator of the EngiNerds series of Middle Grade novels, the Geeger the Robot series of early chapter books, the activity books Give This Book a Title and Give This Book a Cover, and The Hunger Heroes series of graphic novel chapter books. Jarrett is also the creator of the forthcoming illustrated novel in verse A Work in Progress, a forthcoming […]

Informational Text with Molly of Denali

Informational text is any text created for the main purpose of providing information and can be created using written words, oral language, visuals, or a combination of these forms. PBS KIDS Molly of Denali uses informational text to navigate her world and solve problems with the help of books, online resources, field guides, historical documents, […]


This exciting “un-conference” is a great opportunity to connect with other professionals in your field. You’ll have the chance to learn about topics important to you, and to share your own expertise. The session topics are determined by YOU! Target Audience: Educators and caregivers for children PreK-12th grade Register here 

Crash! Pow! Bang! Zoom with artist, author, & illustrator David Wayne Chiu

David Wayne Chiu is Brooklyn-based sequential artist who’s done work across variety of mediums, from comics to infographics to instruction manuals to storyboards. He’s the author of author/illustrator of Create Your Own Graphic Novel: A Guide For Kids and artist for The Golden Pups. Target Audience: 3rd-7th grade Register 

Developing Media Literacy Skills in Young Children

Children are regularly engaging with media in a variety of settings. The Erikson Institute Technology in Education Center’s Media Literacy in Early Childhood Report, they define Media Literacy in Early Childhood as the emerging ability to access, engage, explore, comprehend, critically inquire, evaluate, and create with developmentally appropriate media. Join us as we explore activities […]

Crash! Pow! Bang! Zoom with graphic novelist Shawn Pryor

Shawn Pryor’s work includes the middle-grade graphic novel series Cash & Carrie, the hi\lo reader series The Gamer, The Deadliest Race graphic novel for Scary Graphics, and several books for Capstone’s Jake Maddox Sports and Adventure series, and the WCMX Daredevil graphic novel for the Jake Maddox graphic novel series. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, listening to streaming music playlists, and […]

Revitalize Teaching & Learning with SEL & Hands-On Learning in the Blended Classroom

Educators and students continue to deal with uncertainty and disruption of classroom learning; after stumbling blocks experienced during required virtual schooling in the past year, many students (and teachers!) may be resistant to continued tech use. In this workshop, we will address these challenges and the ways that Social Emotional Learning, in combination with hands-on […]

Crash! Pow! Bang! Zoom with comic book writer Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno is a writer and podcaster whose comic book writing has been published by Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, and New England Comics. Two series that he wrote for, Invincible and The Tick, have been adapted as television series on Amazon Prime. Together with fellow writer Chris Sims, he is the co-host of the comedy […]

News Media Literacy: Making Sense of it All

In a digital world where news media comes at us in all directions, (social media, memes, blogs/vlogs, viral videos, advertising, and more) we have to teach our students how to make sense of it all. All media is created by someone and for a purpose, whether it be to persuade, inform, entertain or a combination […]

Early Childhood Social Emotional Learning: Expression Through the Arts

Arts educators seek to build social and emotional learning (SEL) skills to help their students appreciate the nuances of art, often by attending to the way emotions are expressed in painting, sculpture, drawing, music, and dance. Observing, analyzing, and understanding art and its production and context builds many SEL competencies. Join us to learn ways […]

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