February 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Bringing Black Lives Matter Movement to School

Educators navigated tough conversations and highlighted issues such as systemic racism during the national Black Lives Matter at School week of action.

Democracy in America | SLJ DVD Review

Gr 8 Up –This series contains many primary source documents including images of period maps, political cartoons, paintings, and newspaper headlines.

The Newest Graphic Novels: What’s Hot for Spring

Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
What’s looking good for spring? Join moderator Alea Perez along with a panel of insiders who will share some of the hottest graphic novels hitting the shelves this season. Comics are forever pursuing diverse subjects and themes, so be sure to tune in to this lively and informative webcast.
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Robotics, Maker Spaces, and Mixed Reality, Oh, My!

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
A fast-paced, practical share of the hottest tech trends in the classroom and library, and how to implement them. Panelists will tip you on creative ideas in DIY electronics, student-created augmented reality, maker activities, and more.
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Never Too Old: Embracing Picture Books To Teach Older Students

Traditional picture books provide versatile, effective teaching tools for a range of students.

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Educators Start #ArmMeWith Social Media Movement

Educators start #ArmMeWith movement after presidents suggests having teachers carry guns could be the answer to school shootings.

Breakout by Kate Messner | SLJ Review

Gr 4-6 –Nora and Lizzie have grown up in Wolf Creek, a small town where Nora’s father is superintendent of the maximum security prison.

30 Realistic & Historical Fiction Books with Black Main Characters

A bevy of 2018 YMA winners and forthcoming 2018 middle grade and YA titles to excite readers.

Stories for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | SLJ DVD Review

K-Gr 5 –This DVD contains two picture book adaptations that highlight the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. to the civil rights movement: March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Dr. Christine King Farris and Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, with art by Bryan Collier.

ISTE, AASL Awards Applications; Grants & Mentorship Opportunities | News Bites

Deadlines are fast approaching to apply for grants, awards, and more.