New Webinar for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents
Several good friends of the site are partnering to throw a very interesting and exciting webinar this month. It's of particular to a lot of the audience we serve here at GNR. We strive to build a bridge for parents, teachers, librarians, general readers, and more to find the common ground of comics. That's exactly what this will do. Check it out below and click here to register and get more information.
But Graphic Novels ARE Reading!: Partnering with Teachers and Parents
SPONSORED BY: Brodart with School Library Journal
EVENT DATE: Tuesday, June 21, 2011– 2:00 PM EDT – 60 minutes
Children and teens are visually oriented now more than ever, thanks to television, computers, and cell phones. Graphic novels and comics are a perfect complement to this trend. They encourage reading for pleasure and are a great way to entice reluctant readers, special needs students, and ESL learners to become interested in books. Graphic novels can also help teach story structure and promote understanding of character development and setting for advanced readers. This format can be used across the curriculum and can be a tool for improving the use of language, developing critical thinking skills, and promoting creativity. Three experts in the fields of teaching, programming, and graphic novels will help librarians, teachers, and parents learn about the benefits of graphic novels and give advice for their use with today’s visually-oriented kids through a webcast sponsored by Brodart and School Library Journal.
Katharine “Kat” Kan, Part-time school librarian, Panama City FL; Collection Development Librarian and graphic novels selector, Brodart Co.
Mike Pawuk, Teen Librarian, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn Branch
John C. Weaver, Ph.D, English teacher, Williamsport Area High School
John Shableski, President, JeffCorwinConnect Publishing
Can’t make it June 21? Register today and you’ll automatically be notified when the archive is ready for on-demand viewing, 24/7, at your convenience.-- John Hogan