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1. One Trusted Adult

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers Building Administrators/Leadership Instructional Coaches Team Leaders/ Content Leads Librarians Psychologists Speech and Language Pathologists Special Education AIS Educators MTSS/RTI Educators Teacher Assistants

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 6/24/2024

Meeting Times: Asynchronous course

Location: Registrant will complete on their own schedule

Asynchronous Link to access program will be sent upon successful enrollment. This online course is a professionally produced, interactive program designed to be viewed individually, online, on demand. It is based on extensive academic research, includes a downloadable workbook, and features Brooklyn Raney, the founder of One Trusted Adult. Participants Will: *Review evidence, and recognize importance, of every child being able to name a trusted adult *Become trusted adults who are Accessible, Boundaries, and Caring *Set up spaces to meet the BASICS (universal youth needs), including magnets & mirrors, and strategic questions *Establish healthy and appropriate youth-adult relationships and avoid boundary blur and professional burnout *Encourage teamwork and build a network of many trusted adults *Implement communication techniques and strategies to improve relationships with other trusted adults *Apply caring modes and comfort zones frameworks for effective mentorship *Link will be sent upon course approval Course Expectations: *Upon completion, please share certificate to christine.decker@scboces.org to receive credit. *Be willing to participate in discussion(s)/forum(s) during the school year.

2. Catch My Breath Youth Vaping Prevention Program

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/16/2024

Meeting Times: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Location: CVI Building, 1 CableVision Drive, Liberty, N 1275

CATCH My Breath is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based youth vaping prevention program developed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The program provides up-to-date information to teachers, parents, and health professionals to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the use of e-cigarettes, including JUUL devices. CATCH My Breath utilizes a peer-led teaching approach and meets National and State Health Education Standards. To register for this training, email Nicole@Sullivan180.org. For CTLEs, also register at bit.ly/CTLESullivan.

3. Small Group Reading Instruction That Works, Grades 3-8

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Instructional Coaches, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8

Dates: 2/27/2024 to 3/14/2024

Meeting Times: 4:45 PM-6:45 PM

Location: ZOOM

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February 27, 1.5 hour synchronous session 4:45pm - 6-15pm Feb 28 - March 13, 1 hour asynchronous window March 14, 1 hour synchronous session 4:45pm - 6-15pm Teachers are introduced to a 5 step template that incorporates a multi-modality approach based on the Science of Reading, but is also manageable for planning purposes and meeting with students more frequently. Teachers engage in lessons to understand the flow of incorporating phonological awareness and phonics in decodable texts as well as in authentic texts. Teachers learn more about how to approach texts with language comprehension components so that students are not just word-callers. For the synchronous workshop, breakout rooms and other engagement strategies are utilized to help participants interact with the content; please have a device that enables audio and visual capacity. The hour asynchronous includes time to examine decodable text resources, try out the reading lesson template with students, and reflection. Note: Please consider signing up for the Phoneme-Graphing Mapping Grades 3-8 as a follow up support to this workshop content.

4. TLC Tuesdays via Zoom - LS2 Cataloging 102

Program: School Library System

Audience: Sullivan County School Librarians

Dates: 2/29/2024

Meeting Times: Thursday February 29, 2024 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Join Kelly on Tuesday February 13, 2024 3:30pm-4:30pm (**SNOW DATE: Thursday February 29**) for LS2Cataloging 102. This second LS2 Cataloging training will explore and discuss authority records and demonstrate the advanced searching features offered within LS2Cataloging - offering some tips and tricks that might improve your workflow. If you have any specific questions you want answered, email kelly.wells@scboces.org ahead of time to have it included! A Zoom link will be shared the day of the training.

5. Trying Out the New State Required Investigations for ELEMENTARY Science

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 3-5 Science Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2024

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:00

The new NYSSLS-aligned 5th grade science test will first be administered in Spring 2024. In October 2022, New York State released a series of required investigations that should be embedded in grades 3 - 5 curricula for students to complete before taking the state science test. Come learn about the 4 required Elementary School Investigations by doing them and discussing best practices for rolling them out with your students!

6. PROGRESS MONITORING SERIES: Academic and Behavioral Progress Monitoring 101

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads, Special Education, AIS Educators, MTSS/RTI Educators, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 3/6/2024 to 4/10/2024

Meeting Times: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Zoom ZOOM Link will be sent day prior to start of

This virtual course will meet 3/6/24, 3/13/24, 3/20/24 and 4/10/24. Educators are now expected to present academic and behavioral progress monitoring data at all professional meetings, including RTI, MTSS, and CSE meetings. In this professional learning opportunity, join Terri and Michelle as they walk you through what you need to know to effectively progress monitor. Participants will be expected to attend the full 8 hours of training and present an Action Plan regarding how they will use the 7 steps during future progress monitoring activities. Participants must have computer with microphone and camera access.

7. Sounds In Motion

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Speech and Language Pathologists AIS Educators Educators K-2 Teacher Assistants

Dates: 3/12/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Location: Zoom Online

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SOUNDS IN MOTION is an interventional program designed to develop listening skills in children, which in turn helps to improve articulation, and vocabulary skills, auditory memory, phonemic awareness and early literacy. Sounds In Motion pairs body movements with phonemes to engage children in discriminating speech sounds while helping set their bodies up for correct production of each sound all while having fun! SIM is used primarily with pre-kindergarten through first grade students, and may also be applicable to older students who are having difficulty learning to read. It enables speech-language pathologists to work collaboratively with teachers in regular education and special education classrooms, in developing oral language and early reading and writing skills. It also acts as an early diagnostic tool, identifying children who may need further evaluation. You will need a computer with a camera and microphone and space to stand a move!

8. SLS Zoom Book Club: Newbery Contenders - Shark Teeth by Sherri Winston

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/13/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday March 13, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Newbery Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Shark Teeth” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Realistic Fiction Seventh-grader Sharkita "Kita" embarks on a tumultuous journey to keep her family together while handling the consequences of her mother's alcoholism. - From Follett

9. Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention - Day 1

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Behavior Specialists and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2024

Meeting Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Online and Virtual

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After participating in this 2-day intensive training, participants will be able to successfully:

• Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) to determine why problem behaviors are occurring

• Develop comprehensive, function-based Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) to address challenging behaviors and teach new skills

• Collect and analyze behavioral data to monitor the effectiveness of BIPs and engage in data-based decision making. The workshop will provide detailed information about all components of the FBAs-BIP and progress monitoring processes, as well as include application activities in which participants will apply their learning in their current educational settings. This workshop is best suited to individuals currently working in school settings so that they can apply the tools and strategies at their respective sites in between workshop days. Day 1: Understanding the Behavior Pathway & Conducting the Functional Behavior Assessment Build fluency with the theoretical foundations on which FBAs and BIPs are based (i.e., the behavioral pathway). Understand and develop the skills necessary to complete the FBA; learn the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway (CBP) from which to develop the BIP.

10. Catch My Breath Youth Vaping Prevention Program

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/15/2024

Meeting Times: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Location: CVI Building, 1 CableVision Drive, Liberty, N 1275

CATCH My Breath is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based youth vaping prevention program developed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The program provides up-to-date information to teachers, parents, and health professionals to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the use of e-cigarettes, including JUUL devices. CATCH My Breath utilizes a peer-led teaching approach and meets National and State Health Education Standards. To register for this training, email Nicole@Sullivan180.org. For CTLEs, also register at bit.ly/CTLESullivan.

11. Phoneme Grapheme Mapping with Multi-Syllabic words Grades 3-8

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Instructional Coaches, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8

Dates: 3/19/2024 to 3/21/2024

Meeting Times: 4:45 PM-6:45 PM

Location: ZOOM ZOOM Link will be sent day prior to start of

This is a two synchronous sessions March 19 & 21 Students continue to learn how to decode throughout all grade levels, building on the 6 syllable types learned in prior grades. Participants learn why phoneme-grapheme mapping is a useful tool to support students' decoding and encoding, especially for those who encounter reading and writing challenges. Participants engage with orthographic mapping of multi-syllabic words using tiles and a template, exploring many grade level patterns within the 6 syllable types. Please have a device that has audio and visual capabilities to support learning. Note: It is helpful, but not a prerequisite, to attend the Small Group Reading That Works, grades 3-5 as this delves more deeply into one of steps demonstrated in that workshop.

12. SeeSaw User Group & Informational Session

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads, Librarians, Special Education, AIS Educators, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5

Dates: 3/19/2024

Meeting Times: 12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

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Join us for a Seesaw information session. This session is for new and current teacher to Seesaw. Learn how to address core strands in New York's K-5 computer science standards, including digital literacy, networks and systems design, cybersecurity, computational thinking, and more. Learn more about how Seesaw brings together instructional tools and curriculum, inclusive two-way communication, deep learning insights & progress monitoring.

13. SLS Zoom Book Club: Printz Contenders - Into the Sunken City by Dinesh Thiru

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/20/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday March 20, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Printz Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Into the Sunken City” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Fantasy "In a world where the rain never stops, impoverished Jin Haldar is offered the score of a lifetime--a massive stash of gold hidden in the sunken ruins of Las Vegas -- and must do what she promised herself she'd never do again: dive. - From Follett

14. Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention - Day 2

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Behavior Specialists and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2024

Meeting Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Online and Virtual

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After participating in this 2-day intensive training, participants will be able to successfully:
• Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) to determine why problem behaviors are occurring
• Develop comprehensive, function-based Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) to address challenging behaviors and teach new skills
• Collect and analyze behavioral data to monitor the effectiveness of BIPs and engage in data-based decision making. The workshop will provide detailed information about all components of the FBAs-BIP and progress monitoring processes, as well as include application activities in which participants will apply their learning in their current educational settings. This workshop is best suited to individuals currently working in school settings so that they can apply the tools and strategies at their respective sites in between workshop days. Day 2: Developing the Behavior Intervention Plan: Implementing and Progress Monitoring of the Plan Identify interventions based upon the Competing Behavior Pathway. Develop the skills necessary to 1) ensure the BIP is implemented with fidelity and 2) progress monitor a student's response to the plan with regard to changes in both the problem and replacement/desired behaviors.

15. Addressing Anti-LGBTQ Bullying and Harassment In Schools

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: All Districts: Teachers Building Administrators/Leadership Teacher Assistants

Dates: 3/26/2024

Meeting Times: 4:45 pm-7:45 pm

Location: Synchronous: Zoom

According to GLSEN's 2019 National School Climate Survey, 8 in 10 LGBTQ middle and high school students experience anti-LGBTQ verbal harassment, and over a third miss school for feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. This seminar brings awareness to the challenges LGBTQ students face and how educators can take pro-active steps to prevent or intervene when students are being discriminated against because they are LGBTQ. (3 hour) This course requires use of a computer with audio and visual participation at all times. No cellphones please.

16. Self Care and the Joy of Music

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: All are welcome! Building Administrators/Leadership Educators, K-2 Educators, 3-5 Educators, 6-8 Educators, 9-12 Teacher Assistants

Dates: 4/9/2024 to 4/16/2024

Meeting Times: 3:15 pm -4:45 pm

Location: Liberty School District

This workshop will meet in person on Tuesday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 16 in the Liberty School District. More info to follow closer to the workshop date. In-person Only In this exciting two part, IN PERSON workshop facilitated by Beth and Scott Bierko, participants will be able to learn and practice techniques for self care and fun that can be brought into the classroom. In session 1, participants will learn to release stress, tension and pain and regain the energy and calm necessary for self-care. Using breathwork, physical movement and guided relaxation, participants will gain tools to use throughout their day to improve the classroom experience for all. In session 2, instructors will create a safe space for the inner child to come out and play! Using simple songwriting techniques, the participants will learn how to make their classroom a more joyous place for learning for all. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Decker at christine.decker@scboces.org

17. SLS Zoom Book Club: Newbery Contenders - Amil and the After by Veera Hiranandani

Program: School Library System

Dates: 4/17/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday April 17, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Newbery Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Amil and the After” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Historical Fiction In 1948, 12-year-old Amil, who is both Muslim and Hindu, struggles to find his place in Bombay, India, until his twin sister suggests he tell his story through drawings meant for their late mother as he tries to find hope and a sense of belonging in a chaotic world. - From the publisher

18. Supporting and Sustaining Social/Emotional Needs of English Learners Who Experience Trauma

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 4/18/2024

Meeting Times: 4:45 pm- 7:45 pm

Location: Zoom Link

This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Many of our recently-arrived ELLs present with traumatic stressors most educators have not dealt with before. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. Please email Christine Decker at christine.decker@scboces.org if you have any questions.

19. Self Care and the Joy of Music

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: All are welcome! Building Administrators/Leadership Educators, K-2 Educators, 3-5 Educators, 6-8 Educators, 9-12 Teacher Assistants

Dates: 4/23/2024 to 4/30/2024

Meeting Times: 4:15 pm -5:45 pm

Location: Fallsburg School District

This workshop will meet in person on Tuesday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 30 in the Fallsburg School District. More info to follow closer to the workshop date. In-person Only! In this exciting two part, IN PERSON workshop facilitated by Beth and Scott Bierko, participants will be able to learn and practice techniques for self care and fun that can be brought into the classroom. In session 1, participants will learn to release stress, tension and pain and regain the energy and calm necessary for self-care. Using breathwork, physical movement and guided relaxation, participants will gain tools to use throughout their day to improve the classroom experience for all. In session 2, instructors will create a safe space for the inner child to come out and play! Using simple songwriting techniques, the participants will learn how to make their classroom a more joyous place for learning for all. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Decker at christine.decker@scboces.org.

20. SLS Zoom Book Club: Printz Contenders - Shut Up, This Is Serious by Carolina Ixta

Program: School Library System

Dates: 4/24/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday April 24, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Printz Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Shut Up, This Is Serious” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Realistic Fiction Belen Dolores Itzel del Toro wants the normal stuff: to experience love or maybe have a boyfriend or at least just lose her virginity. But nothing is normal in East Oakland. Her father left her family. She's at risk of not graduating. And Leti, her super-Catholic, nerdy-ass best friend, is pregnant--by the boyfriend she hasn't told her parents about because he's Black and her parents are racist. - From the jacket

21. LEGO ~ Addressing NY State Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards with the LEGO Learning System

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Librarians, Special Education, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8

Dates: 4/25/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

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This session will provide a hands-on opportunity to explore the LEGO Learning System and alignment to NY State Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards through purposeful play. Participants will have an opportunity to understand the learning progression aligned to State Standards as well as hands on application of the LEGO Learning System. At LEGO® Education, we enable every student to succeed through purposeful play. Our hands-on solutions foster important STEAM skills while also nourishing social and emotional development. Students build 21st-century skills like collaboration and critical thinking which helps them grow the confidence and resilience they need to thrive. The LEGO® Learning System makes it easier to implement STEAM learning at the classroom, school, and district levels. This intuitive, inclusive, and highly adaptable system meets every student wherever they are in their learning journey. Join Alexa Hirschberg as she overviews the LEGO Learning System that includes sets and content designed for Pre-K through 8th Grade. We will not over overview various sets such as SPIKE Prime, SPIKE Essential, Early Learning Series, BricQ Motion series etc, but will also provide resources available and understanding legacy products such as Mindstorms & WeDo 2.0 and how they will continue to be supported and where to find standards-based content associated with all LEGO Education Products.

22. SLS Zoom Book Club: Newbery Contenders - Sona and the Golden Beasts by Rajani LaRocca

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/8/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday May 8, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Newbery Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Sona and the Golden Beasts” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Fantasy Though music is outlawed in the land of Devia, Sona hears it everywhere. Sona is a Malech, a member of the ruling class that conquered Devia centuries ago. Malechs forbade music to prevent the native Devans from using their magic, and Sona hides her abilities lest they put her in danger. Then Sona discovers an orphaned wolf pup. She believes the pup, with its golden ears, might be related to one of the five sacred beasts of Devia, and she vows to keep it safe. That means bringing the pup in tow when Sona embarks on a perilous quest, along with a Devan boy, to secure the nectar of life for a loved one who has fallen gravely ill. On the journey, as Sona uncovers secrets about the Malechian empire and her own identity, she realizes that the fate of the sacred beasts, and the future of Devia, just might come down to her. This captivating fantasy novel by award-winning author Rajani LaRocca will sweep readers into Sona's quest across the land of Devia as she grapples with the lasting impact of colonial rule and learns to fight for what she knows is right. - From the publisher

23. SLS Zoom Book Club: Printz Contenders - The Black Girl Survives in This One Edited by Desiree Evans

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/22/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday May 22, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Printz Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "The Black Girl Survives in This One” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Horror Anthology A YA anthology of horror stories centering Black girls who battle monsters, both human and supernatural, and who survive to the end Be warned, dear reader: The Black girls survive in this one. Celebrating a new generation of bestselling and acclaimed Black writers, The Black Girl Survives in This One makes space for Black girls in horror. Fifteen chilling and thought-provoking stories place Black girls front and center as heroes and survivors who slay monsters, battle spirits, and face down death. Prepare to be terrified and left breathless by the pieces in this anthology. The bestselling and acclaimed authors include Erin E. Adams, Monica Brashears, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Desiree S. Evans, Saraciea J. Fennell, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Daka Hermon, Justina Ireland, L.L. McKinney, Brittney Morris, Maika & Maritza Moulite, Eden Royce, and Vincent Tirado. The foreword is by Tananarive Due. - From the publisher

24. SLS Zoom Book Club: Newbery Contenders - Ferris by Kate DiCamillo

Program: School Library System

Dates: 6/5/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday June 5, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Newbery Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Ferris” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Realistic Fiction It's the summer before fifth grade, and for Ferris Wilkey, it is a summer of sheer pandemonium: Her little sister, Pinky, has vowed to become an outlaw. Uncle Ted has left Aunt Shirley and, to Ferris's mother's chagrin, is holed up in the Wilkey basement to paint a history of the world. And Charisse, Ferris's grandmother, has started seeing a ghost at the threshold of her room, which seems like an alarming omen given that she is also feeling unwell. But the ghost is not there to usher Charisse to the Great Beyond. Rather, she has other plans--wild, impractical, illuminating plans. How can Ferris satisfy a specter with Pinky terrorizing the town, Uncle Ted sending Ferris to spy on her aunt, and her father battling an invasion of raccoons? - From the publisher

25. SLS Zoom Book Club: Printz Contenders - Not Like Other Girls by Meredith Adamo

Program: School Library System

Dates: 6/26/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday June 26, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Printz Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Not Like Other Girls” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Mystery When Jo-Lynn Kirby 's former best friend-pretty, nice Maddie Price-comes to her claiming to be in trouble, Jo assumes it's some kind of joke. After all, Jo has been an outcast ever since her nude photos were leaked-and since everyone decided she deserved it. There's no way Maddie would actually come to her for help. But then Maddie is gone. Everyone is quick to write off Maddie as a runaway, but Jo can't shake the feeling there's more to the story. To find out the truth, Jo needs to get back in with the people who left her behind-and the only way back in is through Hudson Harper-Moore. An old fling of Jo's with his own reasons for wanting to find Maddie, Hudson hatches a fake dating scheme to get Jo back into their clique. But being back on the inside means Jo must confront everything she'd rather forget: the boys who betrayed her, the whispers that she had it coming, and the secrets that tore her and Maddie apart. As Jo digs deeper into Maddie's disappearance, she's left to wonder who she's really searching for: Maddie, or the girl she used to be. Not Like Other Girls is a stunning debut that takes a hard look at how we treat young women and their trauma, through the lens of a missing girl and a girl trying to find herself again. - From the publisher