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Name: Annalie Plaetz Date of Activity: 12-03-2021 Staff Development Approval: Pending
Presenter (or presenting organization): BER Site:Elementary Date of Submission: 09-08-2021  
Title of event: What's New in Children's Books and Creative, Powerful Strategies to Use Them in Your Program, 2022
Objective(s): Ten Key Benefits of Attending
Preview the Best, New Childrens Books!
Learn from an enthusiastic teacher and experienced school librarian about the BEST of the most recently published childrens books  Many of the new books will be available for your personal review
Explore the Bright, New World of Nonfiction Books
Publishers are responding to the current emphasis on informational books and are responding with some of the best, new nonfiction books weve seen in years  Discover some phenomenal new books!
See the Best, New Picture Books  For All Ages!
Nothing tells a story like a stunning picture book and Deborah will share the newest and best ones  Learn innovative ways to use them creatively throughout your curriculum or program with readers of all ages
Hear About the Best, New Read-Alouds
Entice your students or patrons with the latest and most engaging read-alouds  Deborah will refresh your collection of great read-alouds and share them with you in her lively, down-to-earth style
Tap into the Best Technology to Get More From Great, New Books
Strengthen your technology strategies that involve your readers  From book trailers to interaction tools, Deborah has done the work for you by evaluating the best web tools and apps to support your literacy program
Discover Strategies to Link Great, New Books with Reading and Writing
Explore terrific activities and practical strategies you can use immediately to entice your readers to get involved in and stay excited about reading and writing
Catch Up on the Most Current Book Trends
Hear the latest news from the childrens book publishing world  Learn about the new and developing trends so you can keep ahead of the game
Use Outstanding New Books to Implement Your State Standards
Learn how to meet your state reading standards by introducing your students to outstanding new books  Find out easy ways to match books to curriculum standards with supportive, ready-to-use lesson plans  no matter what subject area you teach
Address Diversity and Inclusion with New Books and Awards
Discover books with diverse characters that allow your readers to see themselves in the literature  Hear about the awards that celebrate diversities in culture, ethnicity and ability
Books They Will Love to Read!
Discover NEW books that are sure to entice young readers and captivate their diverse interests  Plus, youll receive an extensive resource handbook with annotated book lists and loaded with hundreds of engaging tips, tools and innovative ideas
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
The best, new books and dozens of highly engaging, practical strategies to fully involve students in the books theyll love to read
Proven ways to integrate the best, new books into your curriculum or program
Highly-motivating websites, apps and online resources to pair with the most outstanding new books
How to use terrific, new books that support your state standards
Tips and demonstrations for delivering read-alouds with energy and enthusiasm
How to connect to authors and illustrators with little or no budget
Practical strategies for interactive teaching using new apps and websites
Highly motivating ways to use the best, new picture books in your teaching and programming
Hot new ways to use booktalks to sell a book
Fundraising ideas and money-saving strategies to help make the most of your book budget
Practical, exciting ideas to use new books to engage all readers  regardless of ability
Proven ways to instill a real love of literature in your students
How to choose the best, new books even with the leanest budget
Resources for discovering potentially sensitive areas in books
Innovative ideas to update your classroom or library with alternative formats and genres of books to stimulate your readers
A wealth of new books, ready-to-use tools and the best, new digital resources to enrich reading instruction
Boundless ways to rediscover your love of childrens books all over again!
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
Dear Colleague:

Thousands of books are published yearly. So many books, so little time! How do you find the best titles to meet the needs of your readers while supporting your curriculum? Which books best support your programming? Perhaps I have the answer  a day filled with hot-off-the-press books, resources, and strategies for grades K-6.

As I prepare for this seminar, I read hundreds of new books, selecting the best books your readers will most enjoy. Throughout our day together, be prepared to cry, laugh, and learn amazing facts from the new titles we discuss. Most participants create their wish list during the seminar, but then stop by the bookstore on their way home! (Remember you can put books on hold at your public library too). Youll be loaded with ideas to use the next day, too.

My NEW seminar offers hundreds of titles for grades K-6 in multiple reading levels, subject areas, and interests. Its important for a child to see himself and others in what he reads, so we will look at new, diverse and #OwnVoice titles. From wordless books to chapter books, and graphic novels to nonfiction, this years selections also feature incredible debut authors and illustrators. I will showcase some of our favorite authors too! And this years nonfiction is better than ever. Classroom and content area teachers  you will easily be able to incorporate these terrific books into your curriculum. No matter your literacy support role, youll also learn about ready-to-use resources that will help you teach the books or use them in your programming or class instruction. In many cases, the lesson plans and activity kits are already written for you!

In 2020, distance teaching became the new norm. In this years seminar, we will use what we learned to hone our expertise in teaching and technology. We will also explore free online resources that enrich the reading experience and support your curriculum  whether you are teaching at school or online.

The accompanying resource handbook, also available in digital format, is far from being just a list of books; its full of supportive hot links and resources you can read at your leisure. Youll find yourself using your handbook long after we part.

Reading is fun and together we can create lifelong readers! I look forward to seeing you at this fun and inspirational seminar where we will immerse ourselves in the amazing world of the best of new childrens literature!

Deborah B. Salyer

P.S. Come ready to enjoy a fast-paced day full of outstanding new books  plus powerful tools and innovative activities to use with them.

Who Should Attend
K-6 Classroom Teachers, Media Specialists, Librarians, Childrens Librarians in Public Libraries, Library Aides, Reading Specialists, Resource Teachers, Special Education Staff, and Administrators

About BER Live Online Events
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Extensive Resource Handbooks
You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
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Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:

A wealth of the best, NEW titles of recently published books
Exciting and creative ways to utilize the books in your classroom or library program
Numerous practical activities and resources that extend the effectiveness of the new books Deborah shares  whether youre working at school, in the library or online
Valuable lists of websites and tools to use with devices that will add interest and value to your lessons
Highly engaging techniques to inspire students to fall in love with reading!
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.
Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in the best, new childrens books.

Description: Totally NEW Seminar with All NEW Titles for the Year 2022 Designed for Grades K-6
The very best, new books most recently published, matched with dozens of innovative, engaging strategies to use them in ALL areas of your program  whether you are teaching at school or online
A lively, fast-paced presentation with a wealth of multi-format titles that will spark students interest in standout stories and nonfiction theyll love to read
Sample copies of many of the best new books will be on display for you to personally preview
Receive an extensive, ALL NEW childrens books resource handbook with comprehensive, annotated bibliographies, ready-to-use activities, and corresponding websites that will make new books come alive for children in highly appealing ways!
Practical Ideas and Strategies
In this highly engaging seminar, award-winning library media specialist and international presenter, DEBORAH B. SALYER, will highlight the best, NEWLY published childrens books, including picture books, chapter books, novels, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction titles, and more! Deborah reads and evaluates each new childrens book, then develops fresh, innovative ideas to use them in all areas of your curriculum or programming. As a bonus, she also finds the best, new online tools and apps to pair with the books she shares. Many of the ideas, apps and online resources are applicable to other books, as well. From the dozens of books, resources, and strategies, you can choose the new books and activities that are best suited to your students and the priorities of your classroom or library.

Youll also learn great ways to use technology to extend your interactions with readers about books in ways they love to learn. Join Deborah for a compelling day filled with engaging, ready-to-use ideas, highly appealing booklists, her comprehensive handbook, and unique teaching tips to introduce and fully extend learning based on the newest, most outstanding childrens books. Engage yourself in an energizing celebration of the best, new books and powerful ways to use them with your students!
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