Free SCHOOL AND YOUTH webinars for August 2013

All times Mountain Time


August 6 (12-1 pm)

Back to School with the Common Core (Booklist)

Whether or not your state has adopted the Common Core State Standards, you’ll find a wealth of terrific tips for linking books to the curriculum in this back-to-school presentation. Preview new and upcoming titles from Albert Whitman & Company, Capstone, DK Publishing, Reference Point Press, and Scholastic Library Publishing in this free, hour-long program moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

August 8 (12-1 pm)

Where Teens and Technology Meet: engaging teens with digital media (WebJunction)

At Howard County Library System’s HiTech Digital Media Lab, teens are developing critical 21st century skills and being guided toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Founded on innovative teaching methods which demonstrate that teens learn most effectively through hands-on projects and peer-to-peer communications, HiTech provides curriculum that is both self-paced and structured, offering an array of classes and projects for youth to select. The community response has been remarkable. Youth are on waiting lists to register for opportunities to explore and learn about STEM principles while having fun in the process.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

August 13 (12-1 pm)

YA Announcements: Falling Into Books (Booklist)

Fall is just around the corner, and the smell of new books is in the air. Please join us as representatives from Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Disney Book Group, Egmont, Harlequin Teen, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group share their new teen titles for fall and beyond. Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley moderates this free, hour-long webinar.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

August 27 (12-1 pm)

Conversation Sparks: Tech-Savvy Kids at the Library (Southern Maryland Regional Library Association)

Conversation Sparks is a way to facilitate a large-scale conversation with librarians around the country. In this virtual environment, participants will meet with the purpose of exchanging ideas, exploring best practices, and learning from others in the profession. It is a way to break paradigms and learn from the examples of others in an environment of respect and understanding. Our August session features Cen Campbell from Little eLit discussing Tech-Savvy Kids at the Library. Sharing examples needed of innovative tech-with-kids projects or programs at the library. Please contact Jennifer Hopwood at by August 9th, 2013 if you would like to be listed as a sharing participant.

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