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South Central Reading Council hosts event with author Kari Yates- Simple Starts to foster and grow readers....
The event was attended by over 50 SCRC members at the Century High School auditorium in Bismarck.
Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of ILD! Download ILA's free activity and service kits to plan your celebration. Learn more about our spotlight country, Jamaica, and share what you're doing via social media using #ILD16.
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NDRA President Tara Jordan and President Elect Melessa Bosch attending Literacy at the Ballpark in Boston for ILA 2016!
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.
The New Year is here and also the chance to reset my reading goals for the year. I have accounts on many sites that allow you to keep track of the books you have read. Today in my email I got a reminder from GoodReads to set my reading goals for the year. I keep track more on Shelfari for that so went in today and set a goal. I am breaking it up into shorter time periods this year. I found that last year I had to set new goals in the middle of the year. I like that I can set them for shorter time periods. Like when I set a goal for summer reading.
So have you thought about your reading goals for the year? Do you do a certain number of books, or do you following something like what came across my feed from Follett Learning? That you try to read books with certain criteria? Whatever it is remember to keep reading and broadening your reading circle. There are great books out there to discover.