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October 13, 2018
The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city. It will take place on October 13 in Copley Square. Visit their website for complete information.
September 22, 2018
The Boston Teen Author Festival is an annual event that aims to encourage and celebrate a love of reading for teens and fans of young adult literature in the Greater Boston area. It will take place at Cambridge Public Library and Cambridge Rindge & Latin School on September 22. Visit their website for complete information.
June 28, 2018
The “summer slide” can wipe out up to three months of the academic gains that students made over the school year. Join Mass Literacy and Readocity for a Summer Reading Info Session on Thursday, June 28 from 11 am to 1 pm at Valley Wild Books in Littleton, MA. You will learn how to make summer reading fun and engaging for children and teens entering grades K-12 and have the opportunity to sign up for the free Summer Smart Reading Challenge.
May 21, 2018 – May 23, 2018
Join the Massachusetts Library Association for their annual conference May 21-23 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, MA. Check their website for conference updates and more information.
April 28, 2018
The Boston Kids Comics Fest is a daylong festival that invites children, parents, guardians, educators and librarians to discover and explore “kid friendly-comics”, graphic novels and hybrid books. The 2018 festival will have a book fair, hands-on workshops for kids & live talks about relevant topics in the comic world.
It will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10-5 at the Bethel Youth Center, 84 Wachusett St. Jamaica Plain, MA. Visit their website for more information.
April 6, 2018
Join the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education for another inspiring conference featuring high quality workshops that give you the tools you need to shine in the classroom, as a counselor, and as an administrator. It will be held on Friday, April 6 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA.
There’s something new every year, no matter what you teach or what your role is at your program.
- Network with more than 500 of your colleagues
- Learn from experts in more than 50 workshop sessions
- Celebrate with award winners who are leaders in the field of ABE
- Meet with exhibitors to preview exciting new products and materials
Workshop topics to include:
- ABE instruction at high, intermediate and low levels
- College and Career Readiness (CCR)
- Content areas (e.g. reading, writing, math and science)
- Contextualized instruction
- Curriculum development
- Enrichment for practitioners
- ESOL instruction at high, intermediate and low levels
- Formative assessment
- Integrated skills and strategies
- GED and HiSET
- Public policy (state and federal)
- WIOA’s impact on program design and performance standards
- Workforce development
- Working conditions
- Workplace education
- Resource development
- And much more!
March 25, 2018 – March 26, 2018
The annual Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) conference will be held on March 25 and 26 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. It is a wonderful professional development opportunity bringing together the state’s K-12 librarians, educators, administrators, and more. Featured speakers include A.S. King, Jennifer Casa-Todd, and Thomas Murray. Learn more and register here.
March 3, 2018
On March 3 Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury will host the 28th Annual Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers Conference. Students will meet in groups led by local writers to work on writing skills and share their work. The conference is open to all students grades 7 to 12. Preregistration is required. Learn more and register here.
March 2, 2018
The National Education Association’s Read Across America day is on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Visit the Read Across America Day website for guides and activities for ideas to celebrate.