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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! 


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