CMCIG @ ALAO Conference

ALAO's 36th Annual Conference is October 29th, at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North. The Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group - CMCIG - is sponsoring the following session in Salon D at 10:10 am, we hope to see you there!

"Choose to Read Ohio: Read Together, Read Ohio, Read For Life"

Overview: Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) is a flexible framework that spotlights Ohio authors and promotes reading across Ohio. The State Library of Ohio, in partnership with Ohioana Library Association, developed this statewide initiative to connect Ohioans of all ages through the experience of sharing literature by authors native to, residing in, or associated with Ohio. CTRO is intended to be adaptable for use in classrooms, libraries, bookstores, by book discussion groups, by families, and by other groups in various community settings.

The newly-announced 2011 booklist includes 20 titles by notable Ohio authors for adults and youth. Groups of readers select books from the booklist to read and discuss together. Toolkits provide support materials, including discussion questions and extension projects. Participation may be as simple as a class or student group selecting a title to discuss, or as elaborate as a multi-agency community partnership incorporating educational programming and special events. Education classes will want to consider using CTRO titles in student teaching experiences and other collaborations with K-12 schools. CTRO provides excellent opportunities to make connections with your surrounding community.

Join us for an introduction to the CTRO framework, information about possible funding opportunities, and a showcase of successful CTRO projects in academic settings.

Janet Ingraham Dwyer (State Library of Ohio)
Amy Korpieski (Clark State Community College)
Julie McDaniel (Urbana University)
Ann M. Raney (University of Dayton)

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