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Wednesday, January 15

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Presenters: Amy Byington & Laura Serrano

Collier County School District (FL)

12:30pm

Discover how to get your youngest readers excited about Sora with Amy Byington and Laura Serrano, media specialists for the Collier County School District (FL). Learn more about the streamlined set-up process for ebooks and audiobooks and how digital reading has impacted their elementary students. Find out how students benefit from features unique to digital, including 24/7 access to Read-Alongs, picture books, chapter books and audiobooks from their favorite authors. And educators will love tools like the app’s built-in dictionary to improve vocabulary acquisition, as well as reading stats tracking and badges and achievements that keep students engaged and striving to read more.

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Presenter: Brian Potash

OverDrive Education

2:30pm

OverDrive’s award-winning Sora app makes reading for class or pleasure easier than ever. Essential titles paired with powerful learning tools ensure that students have 24/7 access to the content they want and the support they need. Discover the features that set Sora apart as one of TIME’S 2019 Best Inventions, including public library connectivity, a multilingual interface and Google Classroom integration. And learn about some of Sora’s exciting new and upcoming features like holds re-delivery and screen reader accessibility – all to help open a world of reading for every student.

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Presenter: Melissa Creech

Glenbard Township High School District 87 (IL)

4:30pm

Author visits? Check. Community partnerships and book clubs? Check. Interdistrict collaboration? Check. Leveraging technology? Check. Don’t miss Elmbrook Schools (WI) Director of Library Services Kay Benning’s successful checklist for building a culture of reading in your learning community.

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Thursday, January 16

Presenter: Brian Potash

OverDrive Education

1:00pm

OverDrive’s award-winning Sora app makes reading for class or pleasure easier than ever. Essential titles paired with powerful learning tools ensure that students have 24/7 access to the content they want and the support they need. Discover the features that set Sora apart as one of TIME’S 2019 Best Inventions, including public library connectivity, a multilingual interface and Google Classroom integration. And learn about some of Sora’s exciting new and upcoming features like holds re-delivery and screen reader accessibility – all to help open a world of reading for every student.

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Presenter: Martha Bongiorno

Fulton County School District (GA)

2:30pm

Join Martha Bongiorno, Media & Education Technology Instructor for Fulton County School District (GA) for her secret to reading success. You won’t want to miss this lesson on how educators can leverage OverDrive as a powerful tool to amplify student voices and provide access to a wider world of digital content, combining student feedback with tools like checkout tracking and holds management to curate collections relevant to the issues that students truly care about.

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Lynn Sloan

North Broward Preparatory School (FL)

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Trish Gittleman

Pine Crest School (FL)

3:30pm

Join a panel of educators from North Broward Preparatory School (FL) and Pine Crest School (FL) for this crash course in marketing digital reading and the Sora app to your school community. From swag to specially curated summer reading lists and beyond, educators will want to learn these tips and tricks for getting both students and parents up to speed on Sora and its benefits – including an option for students to connect in-app with their public library and access more ebooks and audiobooks.

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Friday, January 17

Presenter: Judy Cluggish

OverDrive Education

9:30am

OverDrive’s award-winning Sora app makes reading for class or pleasure easier than ever. Essential titles paired with powerful learning tools ensure that students have 24/7 access to the content they want and the support they need. Discover the features that set Sora apart as one of TIME’S 2019 Best Inventions, including public library connectivity, a multilingual interface and Google Classroom integration. And learn about some of Sora’s exciting new and upcoming features like holds re-delivery and screen reader accessibility – all to help open a world of reading for every student.

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