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About Your Instructor – Deborah Ford

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Deborah B. Ford is an award winning library media specialist and an outstanding international presenter. She is the California Implementation and Training Specialist for TeachingBooks.net. Deborah has presented at many state and international conferences, and is the author of numerous books including, What’s NEW in Children’s Books and Creative, Powerful Strategies to Use Them in Your Program (2019), the comprehensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Deborah is known for her inspirational message, budget friendly ideas and innovative ways for making the most out of the resources you have.

Join Deborah for a day filled with practical, easy to implement ideas that will highlight the latest, best books available in children’s literature and exciting, creative ways to utilize them in your program. 

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Thank you Deb for your recommendations of both books and other resources … Can’t wait to use them in my classroom! Deb was an outstanding presenter! Thank you!”
– Kim Coughlin, Teacher

So engaging and beneficial. I’m walking away with a ton of resources and a happy heart, full of new stories!”
– Anne Lewis, 2nd Grade Teacher

“As a reading specialist, I cannot give and teach what I do not possess. This seminar was so helpful and inspiring. It truly helps me have the edge on new books.”
– Anita Manning, Reading Specialist

This seminar was excellent, not only for the examples of different genres given, but the resources and tools presented to aid in the selection of books.”
– Kirsten Anderson, Librarian

This was an invigorating PD opportunity, reminding me of what I love most about my job. It allows me to make a difference with my students and staff.”
– Karen Moroughah, School Library Media Specialist

I learned a lot and I am so inspired to explore all of these new resources. Definitely added to my wish list!”
– Kristin Urbanski, Assistant Principal

Very informative! Great resources for choosing books of diversity.”
– Michelle Walters, Media Specialist

“I loved all of the information Deborah shared about new titles! Her online resources and live binders were especially helpful!
– Abbi Herzberg, Media Specialist

“This seminar was packed with valuable information. I’m leaving with so many ideas and resources. Thank you! Amazing day!”
– Kristina Wood, Librarian