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NDRA President Tara Jordan and President Elect Melessa Bosch attending Literacy at the Ballpark in Boston for ILA 2016!
Jumpstart's Read for the Record®
Jumpstart is a national early education organization that is leveling the playing field so that all children are ready for kindergarten. We recruit volunteers and partner with preschools in under-resourced communities to help children develop the language and literacy skills they need to set them on a path for academic and lifelong success.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® was launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, children and adults will gather to read, learn, and laugh as they join together for the world’s largest shared reading experience. This 24-hour celebration builds awareness, creates impact, and raises funds to bring Jumpstart to communities across the country.
Join us on October 27, 2016 by reading The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, a classic tale of a bear’s epic journey and the mystery of one delicious sandwich!
Keep your kids engaged during the summer. Need some suggestions check out this link:
Suggested by Donna Young Writer's Chair.
During our Spring NDRA meeting, President Brenda Seehafer passed the Ceremonial Gavel
to incoming President Tara Jordan!
Last year, the International Literacy Association (ILA) started a conversation about literacy leadership, beginning with the impact collective action makes on eliminating illiteracy around the world. To propel the movement forward, experts in the field were brought together on April 14, 2015, to share ideas and inspiration.
This April 14, ILA will convene its second annual Leaders for Literacy Day gathering in New York City. This year’s program Literacy Leadership: A Critical Driver to Advancing Literacy for All will focus on how leaders must steer conversation and action in the #AgeofLiteracy.
We'll hear from leaders in the field through keynote and spotlight addresses and then a dynamic panel to allow discussion among experts. These leaders will address collaborative approaches to develop and advance literacy worldwide, offering multidisciplinary approaches from their varied backgrounds in the education, nonprofit, private, and public sectors. Afterward, discussions will be more informal as panelists and attendees come together for networking and continued engagement. All of the action will be live-tweeted and then covered in depth on Literacy Daily.
This year’s literacy leaders include Lily Valtchanova, Research Liaison Officer at UNESCO; Rebecca McDonald, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Library for All; Steven Duggan, Director of Worldwide Education Strategy at Microsoft; Leslie Engle Young, Director of Impact at Pencils of Promise; Jody Spiro, Director of Education Leadership at the Wallace Foundation; Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at USAID; Marcie Craig Post, Executive Director of ILA. The panel will be moderated by Liz Willen, Editor in Chief at The Hechinger Report.
Celebrate Leaders for Literacy Day and join the conversation April 14 starting at 10 a.m. ET by following @ILAToday and #AgeofLiteracy on Twitter. Engage in our virtual dialogue by writing about the topic on your personal or your organization’s blog or by posting about the event and theme to your social media channels using #AgeofLiteracy. And, if you are in New York, please RSVP today and join us at the Institute of International Education.
Nicole Lund is ILA’s communications intern.
Join us on Saturday, March 5th at the Fargo Public Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss. We will have a variety of Dr. Seuss themed activities and prizes. This is a family event from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday night it was the Golden Globes. It seems like that is the start of every week there being some kind of entertainment show giving themselves awards. Did you know that yesterday was the children's literature awards day? Yesterday the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King and other awards were announced?
I myself get a more excited about those awards than the ones that are televised. What do adults think are the best books for kids from past year. I was surprised this year and something happened that I have only seen happen once before (I have only seriously been following the awards for 15 years) a book won the Newbery and got honorable mention in Caldecott. LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET was the big winner in the Newbery category.
So check out the list of winners and add to your To Be Read list.