TeachingBooks is a BadgerLink resource that brings books to life with author interviews, lesson plans & interactive activities, discussion guides, and more to support literacy instruction. The resources that make up TeachingBooks reinforce cultural authenticity and perspectives with diverse books. In August, TeachingBooks’ Implementation & Training Specialist, Mary Ellen Graf, provided a virtual training to BadgerLink users, specifically on their Diverse Books Toolkit. You can now view the recording of the live session on the BadgerLink training page. The training video highlights how to best navigate and utilize the toolkit’s features, including:
- Search for diverse books by culture, subject, grade level, and genre
- Original interviews with diverse authors and illustrators
- Award winning titles and book lists, as well as ability to create your own lists
- Collection Analysis Tool to generate reports for your own collection development needs
Written by Jen Champoux, BadgerLink Technical Support & Training Specialist, Division for Libraries and Technology.