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SLJ Leadership Summit 2016 | Schedule. Friday, October 14: PRE CONFERENCE EVENTS 11:00 am–2:00 pm: Guided bus tour of Washington, DC school libraries. Space is limited and sign-up is required. Tour will start at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 Gather at 10:45 am in the lobby. 11:00 am: Depart hotel 11:40 am: Arrival at Somerset Elementary School Somerset Elementary School is a K-5 public school in Montgomery County, Maryland (MCPS). 12:10 pm: Depart Somerset Elementary School 12:30 pm: Arrival at The Maret School Housed in the historic Woodley Mansion and comprised of several spaces, including a porch and a dedicated library classroom, Maret’s Library & Center for Inquiry provides students and faculty in grades 5-12 with access to a stellar collection of print and electronic resources, a Kindle borrowing program, and a blended approach to working collaboratively with faculty that combines project-based instruction with weekly classes for middle-school students.

Rebecca T. About - Practice Makes Perfect | Practice Makes Perfect. Growing up in Queens, Karim Abouelnaga was raised by a single mother on government aid and went through some of New York City’s most struggling public schools. During this time, Karim experienced the achievement gap first-hand, and nearly fell victim himself: in the 7th grade, he had over 60 absences. Fortunately, a series of non-profits and mentors step into his life and ultimately change his career trajectory. Karim secured over $300,000 in scholarships to attend Cornell University and became the first one his family to graduate from college, doing so in the top 10% of his class. At Cornell, Karim became aware of the inequities in education that had plagued his childhood, and he learned that two-thirds of the achievement gap can be directly attributed to unequal access to summer learning.

After witnessing the inadequacies in the current summer school model Karim decided that the most effective way to address the achievement gap was to redefine the summer learning experience. Shaun David Hutchinson | Home | Deathday Letters.


The Long Road To Change: An Interview With The Creators Of March. Congressman John Lewis has been a pioneer in Civil Rights since the earliest days of the movement. The last surviving member of the Big Six leaders (which included Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Roy Wilkins), Rep. Lewis has been on the front lines of massive social change. In August, Top Shelf Productions released March Book One ($14.95, 978-1-60309-300-2) the first volume in a trilogy chronicling Rep.

March is co-written by Andrew Aydin, who works on Rep. The art for March is provided by Nate Powell, a New York Times bestselling artist whose work includes the Eisner and Ignatz Award winning Swallow Me Whole from Top Shelf and The Silence of Our Friends from First Second. March Book One received an unprecedented amount of media coverage, as the creators toured extensively for the book over the summer.

BookShelf spoke with each of the creators of March about their involvement in the books, and what brought each of them to work on this historic project. Rep. Yes, it came out in 1957. Facebook. Hashtag #sljsummit sur Twitter. SLJ Leadership Summit 2016 | Resources. Helpful Links Capture Your Thoughts on the SLJ Summit in a Digital Workbook Share the LINK to your workbook with others Hackathon Table Topic Grid Hackathon Background & Instructions Summit Presentations Keynote: Karim Abouelnaga Panel: From Policy To Placemaking: Connecting The Dots Fast-Learning Session: The Play’s The Thing Fast-Learning Session: The Connected Librarian Fast-Learning Session: What’s Next for School Libraries?

Fast-Learning Session: Hackathon Debrief Summit Coverage SLJ Leadership Summit 2016: The Power of Purpose Photos from the summit: Flickr Page Videos from the summit: SLJ YouTube Page Miscellaneous Want to receive a certificate of attendance?