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About the Instructor – Kristen Remenar

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Kristen Remenar has extensive experience as an outstanding teacher and a popular librarian. Her enthusiasm about the best books and abundant web tools and apps – and how to use them to teach literacy skills – is sure to motivate and inspire! Her passion is discovering great books and innovative tools for young students and sharing a wealth of ways to inspire children to fall in love with the powerful world of reading.

As a librarian, Kristen has served as a member and as chairperson for the Michigan Library Association’s Mitten Committee, which selects the best books for children published in a calendar year. She was a judge for the 2011 Cybils Awards in the fiction picture book category and she is a contributing writer for ReaderKidZ. In addition, Kristen is the author of The Best Children’s Books and Powerful Activities, Web Tools and Apps to Build Your Students’ Literacy Skills (Grades K-3), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Kristen delights her audiences with practical, proven, easy-to-implement ideas for using outstanding books, web tools, apps, and resources to meet the diverse needs of students and strengthen their literacy skills. She will keep you thinking, moving and actively engaged throughout the day in a seminar that is sure to exceed your expectations!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Kristen is great! She’s so engaging with such wonderful ideas! I love going back to the classroom with so many new ideas!”
− Tina Silberhorn, 2nd Grade Teacher

Fabulous resources! What a great presentation, filled with so many useful materials!”
− Sharyl Burau, Media Specialist

“This day flew by! I loved the pacing of books, ideas, tech tips, and brain-based activities. Thank you!”
− Annemarie Johnson, Literacy Consultant

“Excellent presenter! Very informative. Great take-home materials and ideas!
− Patricia Roberts, 2nd Grade Teacher

“Kristen is so knowledgeable and informative! Thank you for all the useful tips and wonderful apps!”
− Michelle Bennett, Librarian

“Kristen is wonderful! There was hardly a book brought up that she hadn’t read. I love her contagious enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge!”
− Emily Sicilia, Intervention Specialist

“Thanks for sharing so many new books and ideas for using them in ways that address state standards!”
− Heidi Gascon, 1st Grade Teacher

Really great information that I will actually use in my classroom!”
− Michelle Maynard, Kindergarten Teacher

“Finally! Something very useful for librarians as well as teachers! Thank you!”
− Anni West LaPrise, Elementary Librarian

“Well presented, with ideas that are easy to implement right away! I appreciate the free and inexpensive apps and websites!”
− Kyle Luft, 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher

“I especially appreciate all the activities Kristen shared that go along with the books, websites and apps!
− John Woodworth, 1st Grade Teacher

“Outstanding seminar! Kristen is full of energy and enthusiasm for all types of books!”
− Barbara Gray, Librarian

“Awesome seminar! Thanks for all the great information I can definitely use in my classroom!”|
− Caroline Cincotta, 2nd Grade Teacher