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Monday, February 6 • 8:45am - 9:45am
YouTube and Your Readers: Sparking Reading Engagement in Your Students

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Rather than take the time to find and use current, relevant, and exciting new titles in the kidlit world, many teachers (the new, tired and burnt-out) are reading the same old novels they were taught. In this session I will share how the strategy of First Chapter Friday and the power of YouTube can introduce students to high quality literature AND increase their enthusiasm toward reading … all for FREE. As a former middle school reading and English teacher and the author of twelve books, I combine my love of words with my knowledge of Middle Grade and Young Adult books to share high quality, award winning, teachable books. In this session I will outline the benefits of using video in your classroom (even though we really wish our students would spend less time on YouTube!) and how to effectively create, structure and implement video use and First Chapter Friday in your classroom. Time will be given for Q&A and also for attendees to browse materials and make implementation plans.

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Amanda Zieba

Amanda Zieba is a self proclaimed word nerd, middle school teacher and author of 7 books. She is also the creator of the monthly online writing community Story Seedlings. You can connect with her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amandazieba/ or via her website. www.amandazieb... Read More →

Monday February 6, 2023 8:45am - 9:45am CST