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Your Name and Title: Shannon Steimel, Library Media Specialist

Library, School, or Organization Name: Lift For Life Academy

Co-Presenter Name(s): N/A

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: St. Louis, MO (USA)

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Librarians who serve teen patrons (public & school)

Short Session Description (one line): Come to this session to learn how build a student-led culture of literacy through social media.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

When students have the opportunity to read and write about their passions, it transforms their literacy skills. Social media gives students authentic audiences to share their passions. Whether it is reading and blogging about the problems in our world they want to solve, tweeting about their favorite books, publishing their own stories with Wattpad or Createspace, or creating their own worlds through game design, technology tools are evolving our ideas of literacy.

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This looks great, and we think it's better suited to be proposed for the Digital Literacy event we're doing at the start of June. Can you submit again for that when we announce the call for proposals? (Actually, just email or message me and I can move it over at the time!) Cheers, Steve


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