Monday, February 24, 2020
Whether you’re a writer or an educator (or both), conferences are a great way to learn about children’s books and what goes into creating them. But if you just don’t have the time or money to attend them, Twitterchats are a terrific alternative.
That’s why I’m happy to announce two upcoming learning opportunities:
On Wednesday, February 26, from 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST, I’ll be a guest on #pbchat, a Twitterchat focused on picture books and hosted by Justin Colon.
I’ll be answering questions about how I get book ideas, the challenges of writing STEM-themed books for kids, how to pitch science topics to editors, narrative nonfiction vs. expository nonfiction, how to make a living as a writer, how nonfiction for kids has evolved over time and how I think it may change in the future, and more. Plus there will be prizes!
On Wednesday, March 4, from 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST, I’ll be a guest on #3rdchat, a Twitterchat intended for third grader teachers, but with info that ALL elementary educators will find useful. It’s organized and hosted by Donna Weth.
We’ll be talking about text structures, one of the most challenging aspects of expository/informational writing. Here’s a groovy announcement for the event.
I hope you’ll be able to attend one—or even both—of these informative online conversations.