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Nancy J. Keane is available to present workshops on the following topics.  To arrange a presentation, email nancy@nancykeane.com

The Tech-Savvy Booktalker

Get children excited about books by using booktalks.  Booktalks are not book reviews but short promos that tease the teen into wanting to know more.  Why not jazz up the booktalks by adding a technology component?   During this workshop, learn how to make use of available technology to enhance integration for student success.  From podcasts to Powerpoint, from MovieMaker to Photostory, Nancy Keane, author of fourteen books, will share ideas that will help you become the Tech-Savvy Booktalker..

Quick and Simple Booktalks That Work

Get children excited about books by using booktalks.  Booktalks are not book reviews but short promos that tease the teen into wanting to know more.  During this workshop, be introduced to booktalking rules, learns doís and doníts of booktalking and experience some tried and true hooks for books. Nancy Keane, author of fourteen books, leads this session.

Quick and Simple Booktalking Across the Curriculum

This workshop will focus on promoting literature across the curriculum by using booktalking.  Booktalks will be presented as well as suggestions for using literature in the classroom.  Nancy is the author of fourteen books about booktalking.

What's New in Children's Literature

Each year offers us a plethora of good children's fiction.  Join Nancy Keane as she highlights an eclectic collection for grades K-6 published during the current year.  Take a quick tour through the world of children's literature.

What's New in YA Literature

Each year offers us a plethora of good children's fiction.  Join Nancy Keane as she highlights an eclectic collection for grades 6-12 published during the current year.  Take a quick tour through the world of children's literature.

Connecting Reading with Technology

Discover how to build studentsí language skills using technology.  Investigate ways to use the Internet to enhance reading and language arts skills through e-books, e-mail, online projects, audio books, and reading and writing strategies using technology.  Explore using technology to brain storm ideas as well as create graphic organizers.  Learn about ways to use e-books to enhance student reading comprehension.  Find Internet resources that support your reading program.  Find out the latest in social software to support your reading program from wikis to podcasts to new and emerging programs.

What participants have said about the workshops

2009 Schedule

Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Feb. 23, Rapid City, SD
Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Feb 24, Denver, CO
Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Feb 25, Boise, ID
Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Feb 26, Portland, OR
Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Feb 27, Salt Lake City, UT
Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Apr. 20, Newburgh, NY
Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Apr. 21, Long Island, NY
Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Apr. 22, Hartford, CT
Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Apr. 23, Buffalo, NY
Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER Seminar -- Apr. 24, Toronto, ON
He Said, She Said -- May 7, NHEMA Annual Conference, North Conway, NH   NHEMA Handout
Tech Savvy Booktalker -- Oct., Ohio Educational Media Assn.
Booktalks That Work -- Oct.  Ohio Educational Media Assn.
Three's a Crowd -- Oct. , NH NEA, Bow, NH
Three's a Crowd -- Dec., Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference

2008 Schedule

    Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER/IED Seminar, January 30 (Madison WI)
    Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER/IED Seminar, January 31 (Milwaukee, WI)
    What's New in Children's Literature for K-6 -- Otter Creek Institute, February 26 (Lafayett, LA)
    What's New in Children's Literature for K-6 -- Otter Creek Institute, February 27 (Savannah, GA)
    What's New in Children's Literature for K-6 -- Otter Creek Institute, February 28 (Memphis, TN)
    Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER/IED Seminar, March 17 (Newburgh, NY)
    Best Children's Book in the Past Decade -- BER/IED Seminar, March 18 (Albany, NY)
    Using Technology in the Language Arts Classroom --  NH-NEA, April 10
   Tech Savvy Booktalker  -- Texas Library Association, April 18
    He Said, She Said -- New Hampshire Educational Media Association, May 12
   Tech Savvy Booktalker -- New Hampshire Educational Media Association, May 13
    Connecting Reading with Technology -- NH NEA, Oct. 10
    Creating a Personal Learning Network -- NH NEA, Oct. 10
    Booktalks That Work -- County of Henrico Public Libraries, Richmond, VA Oct. 13
    Tech Savvy Booktalker -- Delaware County Library System, Nov. 4
    Tech Savvy Booktalker -- Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, Dec 1
 

 2007 Schedule

     What's New in YA Literature -- New Hampshire Council of Teachers of English, April 6
    He Said... She Said : What's New in YA Literature -- NH Libraries Conference, May 18
     Panel discussion - Using MP3s in the Library Program -- NH Libraries Conference, May 18
     Booktalks That Work -- Wyoming Library Association Conference September 12-15
    Tech Saavy Booktalker -- Wyoming Library Association Conference September 12-15
     Connecting Reading with Technology -- NH NEA Conference, October 5
     Quick and Simple Book Reviews -- NH NEA Conference, October 5
     Booktalks That Work -- Iowa Library Association Conference October 10-12
     Listened to a Good Book Lately?  The Nuts & Bolts of Digital Audio-Books -- Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference November 28

2006 Schedule

     Booktalking Quick and Simple -- Children's Librarians Association of Suffolk County, February 29
     Booktalking Quick and Simple (K-8) -- Long Island School Media Association, February 29
     Booktalking Quick and Simple (6-12)  -- Long Island School Media Association, March 1
     What's New in YA Literature -- NH Educational Media Association Conference, May 24
     Connecting Reading with Technology -- NH NEA Conference, October 6 (2 sessions)
     Quick and Simple Book Reviews -- NH NEA Conference, October 6
     What's New in Children's Literature -- Riverbend Reading Association, October 17
     Quick and Simple Book Reviews for Middle School Readers -- New England Library Association, October 22-24
     Web Resources for Science Teachers -- University of New Hampshire, Manchester, November 20
     Using blogs in education -- Rundlett Middle School, December 6

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2009
New Hampshire Technical Institute  -- IT 102 PC Applications
University of Rhode Island -- LSC 502 Management for Library and Information Services

Spring 2010
Plymouth State University -- LM 5000 Cataloging and Organization of Library Materials.
New Hampshire Technical Institute  -- IT 102 PC Applications


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