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Book Clubs for Today’s Culture of Learning: Fostering a Love of Independent Reading Through Student Choice and Contemporary Skills

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Book Clubs for Today's Culture of Learning

Presented by Hue-An Wren, Ed.D., Teacher on Special Assignment, Garden Grove Unified School District (CA)
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education

Sponsored by Common Sense Education

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Book clubs are a social way for adults and students to connect to the literature they read. Using engaging techniques, both digital and analog, teachers can use the format of book clubs to foster a love of reading in students.

This edWebinar illustrates a different way of implementing book clubs in the classroom, providing opportunities for students to interact with new reading strategies and produce engaging, relevant projects that offer opportunities to spark conversations around modern-day digital dilemmas. Viewers will leave this recorded presentation with an implementation plan, sample activities, and opportunities to customize the way they launch book clubs in their classrooms.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and librarians of all grade levels.


Hue-An WrenAbout the Presenter

Hue-An Wren, Ed.D. is a teacher on special assignment in the K-12 Office of Instructional Technology at Garden Grove Unified School District. Prior to that, she was an elementary teacher for 12 years where she has been able to implement technology with students as young as kindergarten. During her time in the classroom, she has worked as an instructional coach to advise teachers on best practices in curricula and pedagogy. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Seesaw Ambassador, and Common Sense Ambassador, and enjoys working in these communities to bring best practices in digital learning to the district and beyond. Dr. Wren earned her doctorate in learning technologies from Pepperdine University. Her research focuses on using digital online communities such as fan fiction websites to teach writing skills.


Jennifer EhehaltAbout the Host

Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh regional manager at Common Sense Education. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in education. She continues to partner with state-level organizations, school districts, and community organizations across the nation to help integrate Common Sense Education resources. Jennifer provides educational leadership through consultation with school districts, professional development (both in-person and virtual), conference presentations, and parent universities. Jennifer sits on the Advisory Council for Kidsburgh and is a champion for Remake Learning Days Across America. Jennifer has a B.S. in elementary education and an M.Ed. in educational leadership. Jennifer was recently named 2019 Alumni of the Year from Edinboro University. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @jehehalt.


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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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