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Teacher Day @ TLA

Promoting teacher and librarian collaboration.

2023 Teacher Day @ TLA
Friday, April 21 | 8 – 10am

Now accepting applications. Applications are due March 10.  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: Grace Lin

Grace Lin is the recipient of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award and is the bestselling author and illustrator of over thirty books, including A Big Mooncake for Little Star (a Caldecott Honor), A Big Bed for Little SnowWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon (a Newbery Honor), The Year of the Dog, and the Ling & Ting series. Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts.

 

 

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 Friday, April 21. 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 10, 2023.
  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 March 31, 2023.

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”
– Teacher Day @ TLA teacher participant

 

 

 

 

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