National Education Conference

February 17-19, 2021 • Virtual Programming

This Book is Cool!

How can we inspire a love of learning, encourage robust family engagement, strengthen reading and learning skills, make art together, explore great books, and pivot seamlessly between in- person and distance learning? “This Book is Cool!” may be part of your answer. The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading produced 100 webisodes of “This Book is Cool!” generously funded by The Patterson Foundation to foster family engagement and encourage children grades PreK-3 to read. Explore the ins and outs of book selection and sourcing, problem solve common barriers to family engagement, and experience some of the hands-on activities that received high praise from children, parents, educators, and out-of-school time providers. Learn how summer programs, school districts, and families participated in “This Book is Cool!” in the Suncoast region and how you can use the open-source webisodes to enrich your literacy and family engagement efforts.