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Books without Borders Teacher Workshop
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Seattle, WA
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Books without Borders Teacher Workshop
Join us for our last - and very special - teacher workshop for the school year featuring Nancy Pearl. We will start off the evening exploring the world of books with a panel of K-12 librarians. They will share their favorite books from around the world and ways to engage students in global issues.  These Puget Sound area media specialists will also discuss best practices regarding librarian-social studies teacher collaborations and their experiences/ideas for working with librarians and students around the world. Participating teachers will be able to access Global Classroom's just-published Books Without Borders Resource Packet. This 100-page annotated guide highlights age-appropriate books on global issues (environment, immigration, human rights, global health, etc.) as well as those focusing on specific countries.

Next we will move into the SAAM auditorium. The World Affairs Council is thrilled to have Nancy Pearl as our keynote speaker for our 14th annual essay contest award ceremony. What does author and librarian Nancy Pearl do when she is not curled up with a book or at her desk with a pen (or sitting behind an NPR mike)?  Not only will she discuss some of her favorite "arm-chair" travel books, she will also "take" us to Bosnia- Herzegovina. Nancy, who developed "If All Seattle Read the Same Book," has recently returned from the Balkans where she helped launched "One Bosnia and Herzegovina, One Book" (which was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo).  Come hear how Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian landed in the laps of teachers, librarians, and students in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, and Tuzla -  and how the readers of all ethnicities, ages, religions, and genders, related to this book and related to one another through discussing this book.

And finally we will end the evening saluting nine Washington State students in grades 3 through 12 for their award-winning blog posts. They were challenged with the following: If you were Seattle author and librarian Nancy Pearl and you were writing a new blog post entitled "Books Without Borders," what book would you include? How has this book - with a focus on a world culture or global issue - changed the way you look at the world?

This will be our last Global Classroom Workshop for the 2012-13 school year. Register today! Space is limited to the first 70 teachers. Note that registration will begin at 5:00 for this 3-hour program (5:30 - 8:30 pm). It includes light snacks, Books Without Borders Resource Packet, clock hours, and reserved entrance/seating for public program featuring Nancy Pearl.



Seattle Asian Art Museum (View)
1400 East Prospect Street
Seattle, WA 98112
United States

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