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Wednesday, February 20 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Media Specialist Strand - The Kids Are Listening: Books To Help Readers (of All Ages) Cope With Tough Topics In The News

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From terrorist attacks to sexual assault, the 24 hour news cycle exposes kids (and adults) to tough topics every day. In this session, we’ll talks about ways to use books as an antidote to the  trauma filled information overload that has infiltrated our daily lives. And we’ll explore some of the latest titles to help readers feel safe, develop skills for navigating conflict and employ empathy in the face of increasingly divisive narratives in the news.

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Jennifer LaGarde

Keynote Speaker
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages... Read More →

Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm PST
St. Helens A