Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Be the Hero (Tulsa City-County Library presentation).

I've created a Presentations page as a more permanent home for my presentation slide decks. Only two slide decks are currently stored there, but descriptions and additional presentations will be added shortly.

For now, please enjoy the slide deck created for my talk with Tulsa City-County Library staff, patrons, and educators. Additional links and resources to follow.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Let's Get Busy with author illustrator Lori Nichols.

Episode 47: Talking golden tickets, eco-inspired crafts, and the gift of growing up with nature.
This week on the Let's Get Busy podcast we talk with Lori Nichols (@LoriNicholsBooks), author of Maple, about reverence in nature, growing a book from a seed, and earning recognition from SCBWI for her portfolio showcase at the 2012, 2013, and 2014 SCBWI Winter Conference. 

Let's get busy.
Download for FREE on iTunes, using the Stitcher mobile app, or at LibSyn.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Let's Get Busy with author illustrator Steve Light.

Episode 46: Talking inky hands, storytelling, and bookstore windows.
This week on the Let's Get Busy podcast we talk with Steve Light (@SteveLight), author of Have You Seen My Dragon?Zephyr Takes Flight, and Trucks Go, about eye-catching line work, working with preschoolers, and taking field trips to an artist's studio.

Let's get busy.

Download for FREE on iTunes, using the Stitcher mobile app, or at LibSyn.

Episode Notes

Steve Light homepage
Story Boxes (available on GuideCraft)
Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Steve Light (from Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog)
Picture Books by Land, Sky, and Sea (Books of Wonder event on April 27, 2014)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tulsa Library: "Be the Hero" featuring Matthew C. Winner

Tulsa school and public library personnel, I'm coming your way!
I look forward to joining you all on Wednesday, April 16th from 4:30-6pm to talk about leading from the library, engaging learners through gaming and handheld tech, and being the hero to your students, staff, parents, and patrons. 

Download the flyer here (click HERE) and sign up using the survey at this link (click HERE).

See you soon!

The Children's Literary Salon - Podcasting Children's Books: Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs

If you're in or around the New York City Public Library on Saturday, April 19th I would love for you to join us for a panel about at the Children's Literary Salon about podcasting in the world of children's books. The event is hosted by Betsy Bird, author of children's books and of one of my favorite blogs, A Fuse #8 Production (hosted on School Library Journal's site)

For details, see information below or view the original post HERE.

The Children's Literary Salon - Podcasting Children's Books: Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2 - 3 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium (Map and directions)
Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Join podcasters Katie Davis (Brain Burps About Books) , John Sellers (PW KidsCast), and Matthew Winner (Let's Get Busy) in conversation about the world of children's literary podcasting and their experiences with the form.
Katie Davis is a children’s author/illustrator with titles ranging from picture books like Little Chicken's Big Day to her latest, a young adult novel called Dancing With the Devil. She's a video marketing maven and a “writerpreneur" with the #1 podcast in iTunes in the Children's Publishing category Brain Burps About Books, and teaches tech-wary writers how to build and strengthen their platforms through video. She also coaches on social media and marketing, or as Katie calls it, “making friends and meeting people.” 
John A. Sellers is the children’s reviews editor at Publishers Weekly. He also hosts the magazine’s children’s books podcast, PW KidsCast, and edits its cookbooks e-newsletter, Cooking the Books.
Elementary teacher and librarian Matthew Winner blogs at The Busy Librarian and is the creator of the Let's Get Busy podcast.  In 2013 he was named one of LJ’s Movers & Shakers.  Citing “his innovative ideas and boundless enthusiasm for student learning and engagement” SLJ also highlighted that Matthew is Maryland’s 2012 Outstanding User of Technology Educator, is a White House "Champion of Change", and a published author.
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