DONALYN MILLER: Book Access for All -- Increasing Students’ Meaningful Access at School and Home

Registration closes:
Nov 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Donalyn Miller
Date:November 23, 2020
Time:4:00 pm – 6:00 pm MDT
$40.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-LI-037

Target Audience

Teachers (K-9); Learning Coaches; District Leaders/Consultants

Also Recommended For

School-based Administrators

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time. If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email 

Children and adolescents with continuous access to books achieve higher academic success and experience greater engagement with reading. Unfortunately, too many young people live in “book deserts” without meaningful access to books at school and home. In this workshop, participants will examine and discuss the current research on book and technology access, students’ intellectual, social and cultural access needs, family and community-involvement suggestions, instructional moves and strategies, and resources for developing high-quality, relevant book collections.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Donalyn Miller is an award-winning Texas teacher, literacy consultant, and author (or co-author) of numerous articles, books, and essays about engaging young people with reading, increasing book access, and creating positive reading communities, including The Book Whisperer (Jossey-Bass, 2009), Reading in the Wild (Jossey-Bass, 2013), and Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids (co-written with Colby Sharp/ Scholastic, 2018). Donalyn currently works as a literacy coach and advisor for many schools and non-profit organizations across North America.

Twitter: @donalynbooks

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