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Think about checking out some of these award-winning titles:)
-Nobel Prize for Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro (The Buried Giant, Never Let Me Go, The Remains of the Day, When We Were Orphans, An Artist of the Floating World, The Unconsoled, A Pale View of Hills, Nocturnes, etc.)
-Thurber Prize for American Humor: Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
-National Book Award Finalists:
Fiction Elliot Ackerman: Dark at the Crossing, Lisa Ko: The Leavers, Min Jin Lee: Pachinko, Carmen Maria Machado: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories, Jesmyn Ward: Sing, Unburied, Sing;
Nonfiction Erica Armstrong Dunbar: Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, Frances FitzGerald: The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, Masha Gessen: The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, David Grann: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America;
Poetry Frank Bidart: Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, Leslie Harrison: The Book of Endings, Layli Long Soldier: WHEREAS, Shane McCrae: In the Language of My Captor, Danez Smith: Don't Call Us Dead: Poems;
Young People's Literature Elana K. Arnold: What Girls Are Made Of , Robin Benway: Far from the Tree, Erika L. Sánchez: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Rita Williams-Garcia: Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, Ibi Zoboi: American Street
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Posted Friday, October 13, 2017
The annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) convention is happening in St. Louis this year from November 16-19. Over the course of the Convention, there are more than 300 sessions designated at the secondary level. Here are just a few of the topics that will be offered:
  • Standards-Based Grading in the Contemporary Classroom
  • Bringing College to High School Lessons from College Today
  • Shakespeare Whispers in Your Ear Using Folio Technique to Promote Student Engagement from Fluent to Struggling Readers
  • Hamilton, Hurston, Heck Tate & Hurricane Katrina Exploring Text-Based Grammar Study
  • Learning from Poems How Studying Poetry Can Strengthen Writing in All Genres
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Posted Friday, October 13, 2017
-Embed digital resources in your ESL/ELL programs.
WHAT: A Live Webinar on Instructional Uses to Support ESL/ELL
WHEN: October 18 (20 minutes)
Too busy to attend? Sign up anyway to get the 20 minute recording to watch and share with colleagues.
-Learn examples of how students use TeachingBooks.net
WHAT: Twitter Chat on Student Activities featuring a wide array of resources. We'd love it if you’d chime in!
WHEN: October 24 at 7pm Eastern Time (30 minutes)
WHERE: @TeachingBooks #TBProfDev
-Remember all CCS teachers have access to TeachingBooks.net. If you need login information, click on "TeachingBooks" under Literacy Tools in the red column of the ELA 6-12 Webpage: http://www.ccsoh.us/ELA6-12.aspx.
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Posted Friday, October 13, 2017

Instructional Strategies for Generation Z
- Presenter: Tracie Helmbrecht
-This PD will discuss and delve deeper into the research-based instructional strategies for Generation Z.
- Date: November 6, 2017 from 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. in Room 203 at AIMS.
-Target Audience: AIMS teachers, but open to all

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Posted Friday, October 13, 2017
The October PACE meeting will be held Thursday, October 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Linden Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (2223 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43211). This will be a chance to talk with other PACE parents about how to meet your children’s diverse needs. Ideas on future meeting topics will be discussed in an effort to tailor PACE meetings to the needs parents and guardians of Columbus City Schools gifted students. Please come and bring your ideas and questions!

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Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What innovative leadership trait does the next Superintendent of Columbus City Schools need most to keep the District’s success on track?
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Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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