Eighth Annual Teen Summit on Thursday September 29, 2016 9:30AM-4:00PM at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA
Looking to make an impact with your teens? Join us for the Eighth Annual Teen Summit where you’ll engage in such topics as gender diversity, teen behavior, teaching media literacy, and writing workshops. Our special guests include speakers from the Center for Hope and Healing to talk to us about sexual violence recognition, disclosure and recourses, and our keynote speaker, Tara Sullivan, award-winning local author of Golden Boy and The Bitter Side of Sweet.
$40 registration covers lunch. Register here
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Co-Sponsored with the Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services (ROLIS)
10:00am Welcome from MLS & RIOLIS
10:15-11:15 “…Can We Talk? A Sexual Violence Prevention Training for Librarians”: Representatives from The Center for Hope and Healing in Lowell, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), and Pathways for Change in Worcester regularly train adults working with teens on ways to create safe spaces, to identify the warning signs of abuse or violence, and to respond to disclosures of sexual violence. In this hour-long session, participants will get an introduction to this training, and will learn about the support and resources that the organizations can provide to you and your school or library.
11:30 - 12:30 Breakout Session One
A. “Pain in the Brain: Teens and Library (Mis)Behavior” with Beth Gallaway, YALSA Serving the Underserved Trainer and Director of the Grafton Public Library.
B. “Sifting Through the Noise: Teaching Media Literacy to High School Students” with Laura Harrington, Library Media Specialist at North Andover High School
Pinterest Party! Need a crafty breakafter lunch? Pop by to create with ideas inspired by Pinterest!
1:30-2:30 Breakout Session Two
A. “Let's Talk About Sex (and Gender!), Baby” with Lani Blechman, librarian at Leverett Elementary School & gender diversity trainer, and Shannon Sennott, LICSW & co-founder of the advocacy and education organization, Translate Gender.
B. “Let Them Write!: Setting Up Teen Writing Programs at the Library” a panel including Anna Draves from the Boston Public Library and Jess Bacon, blogger of 5 Minute Librarian.
2:30 Coffee & Dessert Break
2:45- 4pm Keynote presentation with Massachusetts author Tara Sullivan. Tara’s award-winning books are inspired by her life experiences, work with students and travels around the world. Presentation will be followed by book sale and signing.
In addition to being an author, Tara Sullivan is also a Spanish teacher in Massachusetts. Read more about Tara Sullivan and her books at https://tarasullivanbooks.com/
Presented by Lani Blechman, librarian at Leverett Elementary School & gender diversity trainer, and Shannon Sennott, LICSW & co-founder of the advocacy and education organization, Translate Gender.
Teens and Library (Mis)Behavior” with Beth Gallaway, YALSA Serving the Underserved Trainer and Director of the Grafton Public Library.
Presented by Laura Harrington, Library Media Specialist at North Andover High School