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Indiana State Literacy Association 2021 Conference
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Our mission is to initiate and support just, equitable and sustainable policies and practices that advance literacy in the state of Indiana.

Register through Eventbrite. $20 for members, $35 for non-members. Join Indiana State Literacy Association for $15 at IndianaReads.org. ISLA is Indiana’s International Literacy Association affiliate.

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Saturday, September 18 • 10:00am - 10:45am
TeachingBooks Tools for a Culturally Responsive Classroom

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As you work to develop your culturally responsive classroom, TeachingBooks has tools to bring that effort to life with resources that open up access to diverse authors and titles.  In this session, we will explore tools to lighten your planning time across curricular areas while adding enriching resources for a breadth of diverse cultural experiences.  Whatever your role in a school may be, you will find easy-to-use materials like Meet-the-Author Recordings, the Diverse Books Toolkit, Cultural Representation Reflections, lesson plans, and much more to support your work.

TeachingBooks is a database of over 260,000 book and author resources provided to all residents in Indiana through the Indiana State Library’s INSPIRE.  We hope you join us!

Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Yokota-Byron

Alyssa Yokota-Byron

Implementation and Training Specialist, TeachingBooks
Alyssa's background is in youth development, restorative justice, SEL, and program development. She is thrilled to work with educators and literacy professionals to support their vision — to listen and work together to find creative ways to infuse a joy of reading into each unique... Read More →


Saturday September 18, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am EDT