Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Scholastic Reading Summits for Educators

Here's a quick math problem for you.  Go ahead, solve for X.

X = Me + John Shumacher + Donalyn Miller + (a plethora of internationally known authors of award winning literature for children and young adults)!

The answer?  The 2015 Scholastic Reading Summits for Educators!  I didn't even have to break out my calculater because x obviously equals AWEsome! 

I cannot even begin to tell you how THRILLED and honored I am to be a part of this all star lineup!  Just look at the folks who will be working with educators at these events! The fact that my name is even on this list is simply mind boggling! 

One of the reasons I'm so excited about these events is that I got to develop the content for a summit workshop with my friend (and hero, I am such a fangirl!) John Schu! Working with him was a dream come true and I am so proud of what we've put together.  Here is the workshop description:

School Librarians: Champions of Change
In a time when discussions about education are often dominated by standards, high-stakes testing, and budget cuts, our students (and teachers!) need a champion! Join Jennifer LaGarde (a.k.a. Library Girl) or John Schumacher (a.k.a. Mr. Schu) as they explore the value of school librarians as champions of change. Participants in this workshop should roll up their sleeves and get ready to dig into the role of librarians as champions of independent reading, connectors of the school family, and advocates for all students.

You can view all the professional learning workshops HERE.

So... if you're near one of the cities where we'll be this summer, I hope you'll join us! 


  1. I'm signed up for the Austin Summit. I've never been to a Scholastic Summit but I've heard so many great things!

  2. How much does the summit cost?

  3. I will be at the Charlotte, NC Summit with our school literacy coach. Sorry to miss you, but looking forward to Donalyn Miller and Mr. Schu! @libscigal

  4. Dear Library girl,
    My name is Paige Inman and I am a student in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama. Every few weeks we are assigned a blog of an educator and asked to comment on their most recent post. I will be posting a summary of both your post and my comments no later than April 12th and I invite you to come check it out. I have heard of the Scholastic Reading Summit for Educators before however, I had not known much about it. After following some of the links you provided I now have a better understanding of what this event is about. What an exciting opportunity for you! I am only a few hours away from Birmingham and I would love to look into attending. I look forward to reading more of your post.
    Paige Inman
    Paige Inman's Blog
    EDM310 Class Blog

  5. Hey Jennifer! My name is Megan Shoultz and I am an EDM 310 student at the University of South Alabama. I wish you luck at your big presentation and I really love your enthusiasm!


  6. Hey Amazeballs Library Girl! Let Scholastic know that the Pacific Northwest could use some love! All of you have huge fans up here!