Book reports are often seen as tedious, text-heavy, and outdated assignments. But what if we could revolutionize book reports using Canva, a user-friendly graphic design platform? During this session, participants will learn how to create visually engaging and interactive book reports that bring stories to life. We’ll discuss the value of visual storytelling in the classroom, as well as share tips and techniques for getting the most out of Canva. Attendees will leave with the knowledge and confidence to create engaging and innovative book report designs that can be used across the curriculum. Let’s celebrate reading with Canva!
Presenter: Kristina Holzweiss
Kristina is a high school edtech librarian on Long Island, New York who previously taught middle school English and library information literacy. She has been an award-winning educator since 1995. She was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year, a National School Board “20 to Watch” emerging education technology leader, and a Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She is also the winner of the NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and the Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award. One of her proudest moments has been being nominated for Barnes & Noble’s My Favorite Teacher award by one of her students. In 2015 Kristina founded SLIME – Students of Long Island Maker Expo (slimemakerexpo.com) where schools, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, civic associations, and educational companies can celebrate creativity and innovation. Kristina is an international speaker on libraries, technology, and making and has presented at conferences including ISTE, AASL, ALA, and NYSCATE. She has worked with educators and their students from as far as Spain and Hong Kong. In 2016 she was invited to represent Long Island, NY in Washington, D.C. during the National Week of Making.
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