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Teaching Tough Topics with Children's Literature


Oct 3, 2018 3:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jinnie Spiegler
Director of Curriculum @Anti-Defamation League
Jinnie Spiegler is the Director of Curriculum for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). She is responsible for the oversight, development and creation of all curricula efforts including print curriculum books and online platforms including the Current Events Classroom, Books Matter, Table Talk, etc. In addition, Jinnie writes other online education tools and resources, presents at national conferences and writes articles externally on anti-bias education. Jinnie has worked for over 20 years in the field of K-12 education for both NYC-based and national educational organizations. Jinnie has a Masters’ degree in Education from Lesley College Graduate School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College.
Katie Potter
Literacy Specialist @Lee & Low Books
Katie Potter is the Literacy Specialist at Lee & Low Books. She is responsible for writing and developing the rigorous Teacher’s Guides and Educator Resources for all frontlist titles, in addition to working with university professors and nonprofit organizations on how to incorporate diverse, multicultural literature into curriculum and syllabi. She has also worked as a student teacher in first and fifth grade classrooms and a Literacy Instructor, all in New York City schools. Katie has a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish from Skidmore College and a Master’s Degree in Childhood General Education Grades 1-6 and Literacy from Bank Street College of Education.