Take a break from books and bring magazines into your classroom. Why? There’s no better way to develop students’ critical thinking and literacy skills while building their knowledge of the world around them.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
- why the “bi-literate” brain needs regular exposure to both print and online texts to function effectively in the 21st century
- how magazines can be used to cover key literacy standards
- why magazines can actually be more effective than traditional teaching resources
- how one teacher has raised her student’s assessment scores dramatically with creative projects based on magazine content
- how you can access award-winning magazine content through the use of a digital newsstand
About the Speakers
Bonnie Dobkin, Vice President of Education for Cricket Media
Bonnie is an accomplished publishing professional who has spent over three decades in the educational publishing field, working to bring the best possible instructional materials to teachers and their students. At Cricket Media, Bonnie leads the Education team in developing or supporting the company’s many products, from its award-winning children’s magazines to its innovative Global Community.
Annell Butler, Teacher
Annell is a dynamic educator who has taught elementary language arts, social studies, and ESL at Birdville ISD in Texas for over 9 years. A member of her district’s Leaders of Learners Team, Ms. Butler and her colleagues focus their energy on devising innovative instructional resources that address the needs of students of every ability level.
Michele Astor, eBook and Flipster Training Manager
Michele Astor is the eBook and Flipster Training Manager for EBSCO. Previous to this role, she was a content product manager for EBSCO eBooks, responsible for identifying valuable content and developing eBook collections for libraries worldwide.
Do you ever have challenges finding high-quality, award-winning, curated content to solve your Prek-12 grades publishing needs? Please join Cricket Media’s Education Specialist and Concierge Team member, Emily Sturchio as she delves deep into great options for Spanish Language content.
About the Speaker:
Emily Sturchio is an Education Specialist and Concierge Team member at Cricket Media. Before joining Cricket, she spent 11 years teaching blended learning courses in American literature, advanced composition, literacy skills, and Spanish 1 at Gahanna-Lincoln High School in Ohio. Working closely with TESOL colleagues, Emily found new ways to integrate ESL/ELL students into her English courses. She also pioneered a paperless classroom in Clark Hall, Gahanna’s state-of-the-art, dynamic learning environment that leverages the latest technology and digital content to engage and empower students. Ms. Sturchio holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Miami University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hillsdale College.
Do you ever have challenges finding high-quality, award-winning, curated content to solve your prek-12 grades publishing needs? Please join Cricket Media’s Editorial Staff as they delve deep into great content options for language arts.
About the Speaker:
Lonnie Plecha has more than 25 years experience bringing engaging, high-quality literature to children of all ages. As editor of Cricket, the award-wining literature magazine for ages nine to fourteen, and prior to that, of the science and discovery magazines Click and Ask, Lonnie has worked closely with authors and educators to develop hundreds of stories, articles, activities, and poems that spark children’s curiosity and imagination on a wide range of subjects. Lonnie is past editorial director of the Great Books Foundation, where he created reading programs of classic and contemporary literature for children and adults, including the highly praised Junior Great Books for K-12. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia.
Do you ever have challenges finding high-quality, award-winning, curated content to solve your prek-12 grades publishing needs? Please join Cricket Media’s Editorial Team as they delve deep into great content options for science.
About the Speaker:
Liz Huyck is a children’s science editor and writer currently conjuring up Ask magazine at Cricket media. Before joining Cricket she managed the journal editing group for the American Astronomical Society and taught renaissance drama. Liz enjoys biking, cephalopods, and writing science cartoons about unexpected subjects.
Finding it hard to find just the right content to build the required curriculum or assessment for PreK-12 grade? Please join Cricket Media’s Education Team, as they share proven strategies to simplify your content search.
Learn how you can:
- Define Your Content Needs
- Identifying Reliable Content Sources
- Find A Faster Path to Rights and Permissions
- Save Time, Get Reliable Results
Do you ever have challenges finding high-quality, award-winning, curated content to solve your prek-12 grades publishing needs? Please join Cricket Media’s Editorial Staff as they delve deep into great content options for social studies.
About the Speaker:
As editor of COBBLESTONE magazine, Meg Chorlian has sailed on the USS Constitution, toured the White House, and visited Jamestown, but some of her favorite issues have been the ones in which she has tried to shine a light on a little-known topic or bring a faraway place closer to home for COBBLESTONE’s readers, such as in issues on the Buffalo Soldiers and D-Day.