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Shine-a-Light: Building a Schoolwide Reading Community

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February 21, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

Establishing a schoolwide reading culture requires creativity, consistency, and passion and nowhere is it more challenging than at a high school. Join Hollie Hawkins for a deep dive into how she and her colleagues have built a strong reading community at Eaglecrest High School in Cherry Creek Schools by designing in house, gamified initiatives that intersect with students’ interests and identities. Then stick around to see how Beanstack, a digital reading tool, can elevate work like Hollie’s by making it accessible and appealing to the digital lives of students today.”

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About the Presenters

Hollie Hawkins HeadshotHollie Hawkins is proud to serve as a Teacher Librarian at Eaglecrest High School, where she is committed to fostering inclusive and welcoming spaces with diverse programming  that inspire all students to foster their intellectual curiosity and personal growth. She would like to remind everyone that the book is always better.



Don Giacomini HeadshotDon Giacomini is a former teacher and public librarian who stumbled into the vendor world. He has a passion for literacy, the transformative power of reading, and once read Finnegan’s Wake even though he didn’t understand any of it.