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Teaching Tough Topics with Children's Literature
**Due to a scheduling conflict, the “Teaching Tough Topics with Children’s Literature” webinar has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us at**

Join Lee & Low Books in collaboration with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for the timely webinar: “Teaching Tough Topics with Children’s Literature.” Panelists Jinnie Spiegler, Director of Curriculum at ADL, Ina Pannell-St. Surin, special education teacher and Responsive Classroom teacher consultant, and Katie Potter, Literacy Specialist at Lee & Low Books, will explore how to talk to young people about topics such as: bullying, bias, what’s happening in the news, allyship, and engaging in social action through worthy books and corresponding activities and resources. At the end of this webinar, participants will receive a toolkit that features book lists relevant to the topics, free resources about these issues, links to relevant websites, and a one-hour professional development certificate.

The webinar will last for one hour and a recording will be available afterwards to all registrants.

Aug 22, 2018 3:00 PM in 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.
Ina Pannell-St. Surin
Special Education Teacher @P.S. 372K
Ina Pannell-St.Surin is a special education teacher in New York City public and independent schools for over twenty-seven years. She currently teaches at P.S. 372K, The Children’s School, a public school in Brooklyn, New York as part of a full-time Integrated Co-Teaching Team. At The Children’s School, Ina serves on committees which focus on diversity and uplifting marginalized students. Ina is also a part-time Responsive Classroom teacher consultant, with The Center for Responsive Schools, sharing Responsive Classroom practices with teachers across the country. Ina also co-convenes The Anti-Racist Alliance of Educators (ARA-E) in New York City, a sub-committee of The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), which deals with the disparity and inequalities in our education system. Ina has a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University.
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.