Conference, Educator, and Librarian, Presentations

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Alison speaks regularly at conferences for educators and writers.
Some of conferences where she has made appearance:
ALA, ABA, BEA, KSRA, NJASL, MASLMD, NJSCBWI, NYSL, IRA regional workshops


Topics include:

  • Common Core: Research, Revise, WRITE
  • Outsider in YA literature
  • “Writing Seeds” workshops to “help grow idea seeds” for writing creative fiction and non-fiction
  • Finding the “hook” in picture books, middle grade, and YA to take readers on a “reading hike”
  • What’s your passion? Writing a picture book series

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Teacher and Librarian workshops, Educator receptions

45 minutes to 2 hours educator workshops using writing seeds workshop strategies (see above), as well as showing expanded classroom use of my books for core curriculum standards. Examples shared such as research techniques for fiction and nonfiction writing. Also shared is a variety of writing, science, and math activities to use with environmentally conscience picture books.