Sunday, June 30, 2024

We Want YOU To Be A Part Of The PebbleGo Community!

 

I am so excited to share this special opportunity with you to join the PebbleGo Community Program coming this Fall 2024.  

If you are interested in transforming learning in new and meaningful ways, this community is for you. 

By being part of the PebbleGo Community, you can grow your professional learning network, learn new teaching strategies, get exclusive insights and benefits, and so much more. 

To submit your interest, please go to bit.ly/PebbleGoCommunity or contract Jenna at jtrebilcok@capstonepub.com. 

We can't wait to grow our PebbleGo Community and want YOU to be a part of it too, friend. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

10 Reasons To LOVE Follett Book eFairs! Register To Learn More About The Fall 2024 Dates Here, Friends.

 

Friends, I am so excited about Follett Book eFairs!  

As I shared in this new article from Follett School Solutions, 

“For our school library, we have two in-person book fairs every year that are a very important part of the funding that supports our library program. With the addition of Follett Book eFairs, we can also have an online book fair at different times of the year to increase the funding we bring to our library while supporting our readers, families, and communities in a variety of ways. I love Follett Book eFairs!”  

Check out these 10 reasons to LOVE Follett Book eFairs!  What a difference these will make in the lives of our readers and within our libraries, schools, and communities.  

You can sign up here to be the first to know more when the Fall 2024 dates are available. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Join Me At The Figma for Edu Booth #1312 During ISTE LiveTo Learn How To Redefine Read-Alouds with FigJam!

I couldn't be more excited to be joining the Figma for Edu team at ISTE Live next week. 

I will be presenting two sessions on Monday at 10:00am and Wednesday at 12:00pm.  My session is called Elevating Literacy Engagement: Redefining Read-Alouds with FigJam. 

It's going to be so much fun to share with all of you.  You will even get a chance to collaborate and learn how to use FigJam too. 

Come Join One Of The All-Star Teams At ISTE 2024 For The PebbleGo Game Show! Everyone Is A Winner...Prizes For All Who Participate!

 

It's only a days until ISTE LIVE 2023 in Denver, friends.

And that means it's almost time for....The PebbleGo Game Show LIVE at ISTE in the Capstone Booth 724. I am your host and have an All-Star lineup of five amazing educational leaders that will be the Team Captains. 

We will have 2 Rounds so you will have 2 opportunities to come join one of the PebbleGo Game Show Teams for a this fun and fast paced time together. The 2 Rounds include...
...Round #1, Monday at 3:00pm with your team captains, Maerin Coughlan, Angie Kalthoff, and David Curran. 
Round #2,  Tuesday at 1:00pm with your team captains, Martha Bongiorno and Joyce Valenza.

To play, all you have to do is come to the Capstone booth during the Game Show time and join one of the Team Captains and their team.  Together, the two teams will be answering questions pulled from PebbleGo

And one of the best parts....EVERYONE is a winner! There will be prizes for ALL who participate. 

You won't want to miss the PebbleGo Game Show, friends!  Join us at the Capstone Booth 724 early so you can join the team that you would like to be part of for this fun event. 

Join The "Book Banter" Slow Chat on the Future Ready Librarians Facebook Group, Friends.

 

Hey Future Ready Librarians - we want to hear from you! 😁👋
This summer, we will be running a 4 week question series called Book Banter in the Future Ready Librarians Facebook Group found here.

We will be asking for your honest opinions regarding topics surrounding the current climate of libraries in schools. We ask that you stay kind but be honest as we will be discussing a wide variety of topics.

We're excited for our summer book banter with all of you - we'll see you online, friends! 😊


Sunday, June 16, 2024

I Am Excited To Share The Inspiring Ideas and Awesome Resources From The June Follett Content Webinar, Dewey or Don't We?

On June 5, I had the honor of hosting the first webinar in Follett Content's Shannon's Summer Webinar Series. 

In Dewey or Don't We, Amanda Chacon and Lauren Mobley joined me for an amazing webinar filled with inspiring ideas and awesome resources.  

You will find the recording and resources from our webinar here, friends. 

You can register for the July and August webinars here

You won't want to miss them, friends. 

Join Me At ISTE 2024 In The Kami Booth On Tuesday at 3:00PM For New Ideas & Projects To Bring To Your Library & Classroom!

 

I am so excited to join my friends at Kami in booth 1624 at #ISTELive on Tuesday at 3pm. ❤️

I hope you will join me! 😊

It's going to be a lot of fun as we learn how to integrate Sonia's Digital World and empower our students to be digital explorers. And just wait until you see the NEW templates in the Kami library.🌎

See you there, friends.🙌

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Join Us For the School Library Playground At ISTE! You Will Find The Awesome Sessions and Schedule Here!

 

I am so excited about the School Library Playground at the ISTE Conference coming up at the end of the month.  All of the Playgrounds at ISTE are such a wonderful place to learn, connect and share. You have to check them out if you are planning to be at ISTE.

I will be presenting, Future Ready Librarians: Essential Tools for Leading from the Library with my friend and colleague Lia Dossin.  

The School Library Playground is on Tuesday, June 25, 10:30-12:30pm.
This time is split into two sessions.  The Session 1 schedule and...
...Session 2 schedule. 

We hope that you join school librarians from around the country and world at the School Library Playground, friends.  It will be such an awesome way to connect and learn together at ISTE. 

It's Here! Capstone's Virtual Summer Camp Adventure 2024 Is Now Open For The Summer For ALL Students and Families!

 

I am so excited to announce that Capstone's Virtual Camp Adventure is open for the summer!

All students and families can visit bit.ly/capstonesummer24 to access this 12-week long fun summer learning and reading adventure with our friends at Capstone.  They can sign in to PebbleGo for access to FREE Capstone eBooks using the username: choiceboard and password: shannon. 

This summer we are opening the Capstone Virtual Camp Adventure early, so everyone can show your students, teachers and families around camp before summer break.  
In the Capstone Virtual Summer Camp Adventure, there are six bi-weekly Where Will You Go This Summer? themes that include a choice board and set of 20 FREE Capstone Interactive eBooks for each.
And this summer, we have a new addition to each...Our Virtual Summer Camp Adventure Featured Capstone Characters!  

The six bi-weekly choice boards include...
...Let's GO on a trip, 
Let's GO to the water, 
Let's GO to where our imagination takes us, 
Let's GO to space, 
Let's GO on a safari, 
...and Let's GO solve a mystery! 

They can access the entire choice board collection at bit.ly/capstonesummerchoiceboard24 now through the end of September. 

The choice board are filled with reading, making, healthy you ideas and resources, coding, stem, technology and more. 
In the bottom left hand corner, they will find a place to click to GO to eBooks around the six different themes. 
All they have to do to read and listen to the Capstone Interactive eBooks is click on the eBook covers.  They are directly linked so a username and password is not required. 
I am excited about a special addition to our Virtual Summer Camp Adventure choice boards with our friends at StickTogether. 
Under the STEAM column, you will see a StickTogether box. 
Every week, starting May 27, 2024, we will be adding a special Virtual Stickerboard that StickTogether created around each weekly theme

All students will be able to collaborate together to complete these weekly Virtual Stickerboards.  The images they reveal are amazing and our kids will love this wonderful global activity. 
As the students and families use the choice boards and need help, there is a Family Help button on each choice board slide and...
This document includes How To Use The Virtual Camp Adventure With Your Children This Summer and...
...Directions For Using The Virtual Camp Adventure Choice Boards. 
I always create special bookmarks to give our students and families as we get ready for the summer. 
You will find this years bookmark that I created in Google Slides here

I get the bookmarks printed at Vista Print. The image of the bookmark on Slides 1 and 2 fits perfectly into the 2 x 6 template. You will find the link to the Vista Print bookmarks here.

I hope all of the students and families have a special summer visiting Our Virtual Summer Camp Adventure.  I can't wait to see and hear all of the different ways it is used and what is learned, read, and created from this amazing summer experience. 

I will be sharing flyers and a family letter over the next few days too. 

Please let me know if you have any questions...I am happy to help you, friends.  

You will find all of the Capstone Summer Learning resources here on the Capstone site.

Check Out These Special BOOKLISTS From Our Friends At Capstone!

 

As librarians, teachers and readers, we love book recommendations for kids.  
Check out these NEW booklists that our friends at Capstone have curated for us.  They have organized their favorite titles into themes and will be updating these wonderful collections often. 

You can find the Capstone Booklists here.