Connecting Reading for All Languages, Subjects, and Ages to the SDGs at the iEARN Conference


Fay Stump


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Fay Stump

Fay Asfour Stump recently retired from a long career in education as an English and Creative Writing teacher, assistant principal, academic coach, and her favorite position:  library media specialist at John Handley High High School.  Fay introduced global education through iEARN three years ago to teachers in Winchester Public School and lead four cohorts of teachers in Virginia and West Virginia.  As iEARN ambassador and co-facilitator of the International Book Club and the International Film Club, Fay continues to advocate for global education.

Shari Putnam

John Handley High School

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Shari Putnam

Shari Putnam is a library media specialist at John Handley High School. She has been an educator for 28 years, having taught middle school English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Gifted Education before becoming a librarian. Shari first learned about iEARN three years ago and now co-facilitates the International Book Club. 

Session Details

Type: Interactive Workshop

Location: Library

Date: Friday

Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

This session is associated with a UN SDG!

This session relates to the International Book Club iEARN Project!

Session Description

Participate in this book club session to hear and share recommendations for books that connect to the SDG's for all ages and reading levels.  Many books will be on display as well.  We will discuss various activities which engage students in sharing their insights, knowledge and collaborative projects based on their reading and various websites and technology tools for bi-lingual readers and students learning English.  The best collaboration occurs when teachers partner with another teacher, so you'll have the opportunity to meet teachers interested in connecting their students in iEARN's International Book Club Project.  Suggestions are needed for how our book club can meet your students' needs and interests for 2018-19, so attending this session will provide the opportunity to share your ideas with the project facilitators.  Every teacher is a reading teacher, and every teacher should teach the SDG's.  This session will guide you in doing both!

What will educators learn and be able to do at the end of the session?

(1)  Teachers will be able to recommend to their students books, both fiction and nonfiction, that relate to the SDG's.

(2)  Teachers will learn about reading websites that provide free resources for all students, meeting the needs of students who don't have school or public library access, ELL and bi-lingual learners.

(3)  Teachers will discover new ideas for strategies for connecting their students to share their reading interests, discussions, and skills.

Session Resources

Connecting Reading for All Languages, Subjects, and Ages to the SDGs
This is a slide program that contains links to the forms and websites used in the workshop Shari Putnam and Fay Stump used for their session at the 2018 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit.