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How to Create a Joyful Virtual Classroom Community

Monday, April 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

A Joyful Virtual Classroom: Simple Strategies for Self-Directed Learning

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Presented by Lauren Tarshis, Author, Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Scholastic Classroom Magazines
Hosted by Aimee Dolan, Director of Teacher Outreach, Scholastic Classroom Magazines

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As you and your students cope with the challenges of distance learning, there are several strategies you can use to encourage self-directed learning and create a warm, cohesive classroom community. Join this edWebinar with Lauren Tarshis, author, SVP and Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, to find out what materials work best, where you can get them for free, and how you can simplify the logistics of communicating, delivering instruction, and monitoring progress. Lauren has been in constant touch with teachers and experts around the nation and can’t wait to share their free resources and strategies with you.

This edWebinar will be of interest to preK through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.


Lauren TarshisAbout the Presenter

Lauren Tarshis is Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, where she oversees more than 30 classroom magazines, which reach more than 25 million students. In her more than 25 years with Scholastic, Lauren has helped transform the company’s print magazines into the powerful learning tools they are today. In her current role, she is helping to expand the magazines’ deep connection to American classrooms and ensure their vital role in providing teachers and students with an understanding of the contemporary world. In addition to her work at Scholastic, Lauren is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author. Her acclaimed I Survived series published by Scholastic, which has more than 23 million copies in print to date, tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren can be found online at


Aimee DolanAbout the Host

Aimee Dolan is Director of Teacher Outreach for Scholastic Classroom Magazine products for grades preK–12. Aimee’s outreach efforts deepen our authentic relationships with teachers, parents, and children. She leads numerous initiatives that harness the uniqueness of our print and digital resources to spark curiosity, build knowledge and skills, and foster children’s love of reading and learning.


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Monday, April 27, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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