PROVIDING SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
Session Title: Using 21st Century Skills to Engage Readers and Monitor Comprehension
Session Description: One of the most dreaded words in school for students is book reports. So, how can we as teachers continue to monitor our students’ understanding of reading material without killing the love of reading? Enter technology. Technology can help build excitement, creativity & ownership while still displaying students' understanding of reading. We can use rigorous standards and write creatively using technology. This presentation offers background information and resources for educators to use within their classes and lessons to help students be more engaged in their reading response activities without killing the love of reading. These resources can help promote, grow and maintain a love of reading.
Professional Bio: Jessica Lemmo 21st year teaching at Baltimore City Public Schools. She is a current Model Teacher in Library Media Specialist and is Instructional Technology Coach. She was the 2021 Maryland School Librarian of the Year. She is a coach and ambassador for numerous EdTech tools like EverFi, Peardeack, Edpuzzle, Common Sense Media, Maryland Code Coach, and more. She has presented at numerous local, state-wide, and online conferences.
Follow Jessica on Twitter at @jessicalemmo