Exploring Similarity, Embracing Difference: Programming and Activities: Part 2 (ALSC webcast archive)—INDIVIDUAL USER

$25.00
ALA Member: 
$ 22.50
Item Number:
427171
Delivery Method: 
On-Demand
Publisher: 
ALSC
  • Description
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Registration
  • Who Should Attend
  • About the Instructors

Please note: Your purchase at the ALA Store is only Step 1 of a 2-Step Registration process!

 

Upon purchase you will receive an Access Instructions PDF in the form of a digital download. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. This PDF contains a link to the webinar recording and a password you'll need to view it. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to access the webinar recording. If you have questions or problems accessing the purchased recording, send a message to alsc@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 2163.

Technical requirements:
To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Attendees will have concrete steps that they can take to add excellent books featuring characters with disabilities to diversify their collections.
  • Attendees will gain resources containing ready-to-go exercises, lesson plan suggestions, hands-on activities and other sure-fire strategies that they can implement in library book clubs and reading groups, and share with teacher colleagues.

Please note: Your purchase at the ALA Store is only Step 1 of a 2-Step Registration process!

 

Upon purchase you will receive an Access Instructions PDF in the form of a digital download. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. This PDF contains a link to the webinar recording and a password you'll need to view it. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to access the webinar recording. If you have questions or problems accessing the purchased recording, send a message to alsc@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 2163.

Technical requirements:
To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Attendees will have concrete steps that they can take to add excellent books featuring characters with disabilities to diversify their collections.
  • Attendees will gain resources containing ready-to-go exercises, lesson plan suggestions, hands-on activities and other sure-fire strategies that they can implement in library book clubs and reading groups, and share with teacher colleagues.

Dr. Padma Venkatraman

Dr. Padma Venkatraman is the award-winning author of three critically acclaimed novels: A Time to Dance, Island's End, and Climbing the Stairs. All three were released to multiple starred reviews (12 total), and were Booklist Editor's choices and ALA/YALSA Best Books of the Year. In addition, her books have won numerous awards (such as the ASTAL RI Book of the Year, Boston Authors Club Julia Ward Howe Young Readers award, Paterson Prize, South Asia Book Award, and Singapore Children's Choice Red Dot Award); been on several shortlists (e.g. Cybil, Crystal Kite, in more than 10 states, including ME, UT, SC, NJ, OK, NY, PA, RI, IN, CT); and received many other honors - ALA Notable, Amelia Bloomer List, Bank Street College of Education Best Book, Book Links Best New Book, Booksense Notable, CCBC choice, Capitol Choice, CLN Top 25, CSML Best Book, IBBY Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities, IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, Kirkus Best Book, NCSS/CBC Notable, Publishers Weekly Flying Start, etc. Before becoming a full-time author, Padma Venkatraman taught courses in oceanography at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography. She has taught students of all ages, from elementary school children to university professors and has conducted hands-on workshops for students with disabilities. She has served as a panelist at book festivals such as the PEN World Voices Festival and the Hong Kong Young Readers Festival; been an invited guest at Harvard and other universities; has provided commencement speeches at schools and keynote addresses at numerous conferences, including the Caribbean Beach Pen Literary Festival in Trinidad, where she was the chief guest. Her work has been featured nationally and internationally on TV and radio. Padma Venkatraman is an American and lives in Rhode Island with her family.

Dr. Sara Kersten

Dr. Sara Kersten is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Nevada, Reno where she teaches literacy courses to education majors. Prior to getting her Ph.D., Sara was a 2nd grade teacher in Tennessee. Her teaching philosophy and academic interests are rooted in the power of children's literature to capture children's imaginations, broaden their understandings, and encourage diverse view points. She has conducted research on nonfiction children's literature, graphic novels, and representation in diverse books with elementary children and undergraduate students. This research has been presented across the country as well as internationally in Croatia and Australia. Sara currently lives in Reno, Nevada.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have intensely scrutinized the children's books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, the ALSC division of the ALA is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers, and child advocates.