Monday, April 25, 2011

Webinar with Pam Allyn

Scholastic (USA) is hosting a webinar with author and literacy specialist Pam Allyn on Boys and Summer Reading (how to motivate them to love reading, book suggestions, etc.) It's on May 2, 2011, at 2pm EST (USA), that's 4.00am May 3rd for Australians (EST). But it will be an archived event so if you follow the registration link you can view it at any time after the live event.

Pam Allyn is the author of What to Read When which is a book for parents, teachers, and caregivers, published by Penguin. She published a successful professional book, 'The Complete 4: How to Teach Reading and Writing Through Daily Lessons, Monthly Units and Yearlong Calendars' with Scholastic in 2007. She followed this with a series of grade level books written with colleagues, The Complete Year in 2008.

Pam Allyn founded the program Books for Boys in 1999 as a residential centre for foster children. This program has been acclaimed for its innovative efforts on behalf of at-risk boys, and its work is replicated in other foster care agencies. Pam Allyn also created The Family Story Power Project in 2008, which brings literacy-rich curriculum and reading and writing opportunities to families and children.

Her latest book is 'Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys: How to Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives'.

Here's the link to register for the event:

They also have a Facebook event page set up:!/event.php?eid=1938232306 61065

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