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Teacher Day @ TLA

Promoting teacher and librarian collaboration.

2022 Teacher Day @ TLA
Wednesday, April 27 | 8 – 10am

Now accepting applications. Applications are due April 8.  Click HERE to apply!

Up to 100 classroom teachers will have the opportunity to learn more about the value of teacher/librarian collaboration through specially designed activities, including conference sessions, guest speakers, and other engaging activities at this one-day special event during the TLA annual conference.

The goal of Teacher Day @ TLA is for classroom teachers, who experience this event and a TLA conference, to return to their districts as library advocates and collaborators – and perhaps become librarians themselves.

Teacher Day at TLA Keynote Speaker: Mr. Schu! Joined by illustrator Veronica Miller Jamison

John Schu has made a career out of advocating for the people and things he cares about most: kids, books, and the people that connect them. He was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for his dynamic interactions with students and his passionate adoption of new technologies as a means of connecting authors, illustrators, books, and readers. He is the children’s librarian for Bookelicious, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and shares his love of reading with countless educators and students around the world. He is the author of This Is a School (Candlewick Press, 2022) illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison, This Is a Story (Candlewick Press, 2023) illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo, and The Gift of Story: Exploring the Affective Side of the Reading Life (Stenhouse, 2022). He is a contributor to The Creativity Project (Little, Brown, 2018), edited by Colby Sharp. You can follow him on Twitter @MrSchuReads.

 

Veronica Miller Jamison is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who was trained as a fashion designer. She has created art and patterns for Hallmark, Essence magazine, and Lilly Pulitzer. She is the illustrator of A Computer Called Katherine, written by Suzanne Slade. Veronica Miller Jamison lives in Philadelphia.

 

Open to Classroom Teachers

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. TLA is an event open to current in-service classroom teachers who would like to learn innovative ways for collaborating with their school librarian and who are not currently pursuing higher education in library science (Library school students who are are already pursuing a path for school librarianship are able to register for the conference at discounted student rates).

Teacher Day @ TLA is Wednesday, April 27, 2022. A reduced fee of $150 for teachers and includes:

  • 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
  • An invitation-only interactive author event
  • A one-year TLA individual membership

Steps to Attend Teacher Day @ TLA

  1. Teacher and Librarian discuss attending this together; secure funding and days off first; then work through application with your librarian.
  2. The application deadline will be March 1, 2022.
  3. Once accepted, you must register for TLA using the link provided by the Teacher Day Committee in your acceptance communication.
  4. All payments are due by April 21, 2022.

When teachers and librarians collaborate, students benefit from the rich learning experience. Get your principals and administrators on-board and ask them to encourage teachers to participate, and provide the funds necessary when needed. This is a truly unique professional development opportunity! We’ve compiled information for principals and administrators for you to use as needed.

“This experience really opened my mind to the vastness of library resources and the true potential of these resources for teachers and our students”
-2018 Teacher Day @ TLA teacher participant


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