Join Me at ILA Convention - October 10-13

This year, the International Literacy Association 2019 conference will be held in New Orleans, October 10-13th. The theme this year is, "Creating a Culture of Literacy."




To take a look at programming, please visit http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e9ebbdea#/e9ebbdea/6


For those of you who can't make it, there will be ILA 2019 Live which will allow participants to virtually attend selected professional development sessions on their device of choice via live streaming free of charge. For more, please visit https://literacyworldwide.org/conference/registration/live-stream.


For those of you attending, I hope you'll visit me at one of the three sessions I'll be speaking at:


Panel: Connecting Communities with Graphic Novels and Illustrated Prose in Content Area Learning

Friday, October 11, 11:00AM - 12:00PM New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 293

Presenters:

Meryl Jaffe (Wiley Publishing; Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth)

Talia Hurwich (Wiley Publishing; New York University)

Don Brown (Abrams Publishers)

Nidhi Chanani (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

Session Type: Panel

Categories: Engaging Classroom Instruction

Discussion:

This panel explores the integration of fiction and nonfiction graphic novels and illustrated hybrid prose to increase student literacy, empathy, and awareness. Authors and educators discuss how graphic novels can be used to engage students in others’ struggles while empowering their own individual voices, and on showcasing a diversity of literary works that can be used effectively to introduce and connect students between and within various communities.


Two-hour Workshop: Reading to Build Communities: Using Graphic Novels, Prose, and Multimedia Formats to Inspire Leadership, Civic Awareness, and Community Involvement

Saturday, October 12, 1:00 PM -3:00 PM Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 394

Presenters:

Meryl Jaffe (Wiley Publishing; Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth)

Talia Hurwich (Wiley Publishing; New York University)


Using discussion, presentations, table talk, and hands-on activities, we demonstrate how pairing various literary formats and multimedia, multi-modal resources can inspire students to become more engaged in their communities and the world at large, making lessons (and students) come alive. Emphasis is placed on examining how graphic, prose, and multimedia resources can be used to teach the power of word choice, image, and effective communication skills.

Through discussion, role-play and table time, presenters also address teacher comfort and instructional challenges faced when creating and implementing graphic and prose pairings to motivate and inspire. We demonstrate how to capitalize visual literacies and text choices that offer built-in scaffolding for diverse language learners while leveraging available multi-modal (supporting) resources.


Children's Literature Day: Graphic Novels - Morning Session, Meryl Jaffe - Chair

Sunday, October 13, 9:15-11:15 Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 292

Distinguished Authors:

Meryl Jaffe (Worth A Thousand Words, Wiley Publishing; Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth)

Don Brown ( Big Ideas: Moon Landing - series, Abrams Publishers)

Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

Jennifer Holm (Sunny series - Sunny Rolls the Dice, Scholastic)

Mike Lowery (Dinosaurs, Scholastic)

Gale Galligan (The Baby-Sitters Club, Scholastic)

Duncan Tonatiuh (Undocumented: A Worker's Fight, Abrams Publishers)


Please join me as we introduce new works you'll sample and evaluate, and join me with these amazing authors for an author's book talk, a fireside chat, and questions and answers.

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