For the 2nd straight year, the World Championship of Book Talk videos did not disappoint. We started with 16 creative educators from several continents who each came together around a common cause. Participants found a way to share their favorite children’s book via a short (30 seconds or less) book talk video. The rest is history!
After over 29,000 votes were cast we have a winner! Congratulations to Bronwyn Merritt and the Literacy Legends team. You can see Bronwyn's #30SecondBookTalk video HERE along with the other finalists. In addition to taking home the hardware (a.k.a. the Vince Lombooki Digital Badge), Bronwyn's classroom will receive $500.00 in books from Scholastic...how cool is that?!
Jenn LaGarde and I started this project with the goal of engaging others in the joy of reading. Showcasing the books we love in short videos seemed like a great place to start. It’s been fun to see educators bring the project to their students and schools. So in addition to thanking everyone who participated, we thought we’d highlight a few of our favorite “spin-off” projects.
Congrats to everyone who participated and a special shout-out to the #LiteracyLegends who brought home the championship and Vince Lombooki hardware again this year. (I have a feeling that the #LeadLearners team will be doing some off-season book talk workouts.)