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Teacher Day @ TLA

Teachers are invited to experience the TLA Annual Conference  to learn more about the value of teacher/librarian collaboration. Teacher Day @ TLA is Thursday, March 26.

Librarians ‘sponsor’ up to two teachers (preferably) from their schools, encouraging the teachers to apply, attending the Teacher Day @ TLA sessions, and helping them navigate a day at the TLA Annual Conference. Teacher Day @ TLA gives classroom teachers the opportunity to strengthen collaboration with their librarians through specially designed  conference sessions, guest speakers, and other engaging activities during a one-day special event at the TLA conference.

This experience really opened my mind to the vastness of library resources and the true potential of these resources for ourselves and our students.” Classroom teacher, past Teacher Day @ TLA attendee

Registration is $180 for teachers and includes:

  • An invitation-only breakfast
  • Activities designed to strengthen teacher/librarian collaboration and partnership
  • Access to conference sessions that are perfect for teachers and librarians to attend together
  • Full conference registration so teachers may attend one or more days of the conference
  • A one-year TLA individual membership

The deadline to apply is January 31.

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Featured Speaker at Teacher Day

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.

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School Administrators Conference

Increasing Student Achievement through Effective School Library Programs, Wednesday, March 24, 10am – 2pm. Held in conjunction with the TLA 2020 Annual Conference in Houston.  Librarians are encouraged to recommend their school administrators and trustees attend this valuable conference where administrators will hear hear from expert speakers addressing the important connections between effective school library programs and student achievement.

Held as an invitation-only event within the Texas Library Association annual conference, the TLA School Administrators Conference provides an opportunity for superintendents, principals, directors, and academic deans to learn about the important connections between effective school library programs and student success. Woven throughout the conference are opportunities for open dialogue with other educators to guide implementation of explored approaches at the local level.

Librarians recommend their school administrators, and space permitting, recommendations will be accepted through mid-March. Please use this form to recommend school administrators. TLA begins sending official invitations in mid-January.

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