I am currently working towards a Library Media Endorsement as I prepare to start a new job as the Library Media Coordinator and Digital Learning Coach in Washington County School District and as such have been thinking and reading a lot about the power of reading. So what better way to continue learning about reading than to ask all of my amazing #UTedChat crew their thoughts on the subject? Plus, who doesn’t love getting some awesome book suggestions from friends? Please join me (@lars3eb) tonight at 9 pm MDT as I lead the #UTedChat discussion on the topic of The Power of Reading and help share some of your favorite books! I’d love to have you join the rest of the amazing #UTedChat community and share your awesome with us because we are truly #BetterTogether.
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Q1 Even if you don’t teach English Language Arts, I hope you still use books in your class. What is your favorite book to use in your teaching?
Q2 There have been a HUGE amount of education books being published recently. Have you read any of them and which ones would you suggest?
Q3 I used to tell my students reading wasn’t homework b/c humans should read for 30 mins nightly & I try to do just that. What is something you’re currently reading or your most recent read?
Q4 A great author can paint a mental image so powerful it takes you away to another world, regardless of the genre. Who are a couple of your favorite authors and why?
Q5 According to author Jim Trelease of “The Read-Aloud Handbook” reading aloud to our children & students is one of the most important things we can do for their education. What is your favorite Read-Aloud book?
Q6 Next week (July 24th) is Pioneer Day, so share your plans with the group so we can get some ideas on how to celebrate.
Derek Larson is a former classroom teacher and for the last two years, he was the EdTech Director at Southwest Educational Development Center, one of the four service centers working with the rural districts here in Utah. Starting in August for the 2017-18 school year, he will be returning to Washington County School District as the Library Media Coordinator and Digital Learning Coach at Tonaquint Intermediate School and is SUPER excited about this new adventure. He loves working with teachers throughout the state and making connections all across the globe. He’s a proud Dixie State University and Southern Utah University grad, where he just finished his Administrative Endorsement and is now working on his Library Media Endorsement.
You can follow Derek via Twitter at @lars3eb.
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