NEHS Webinars

Webinars include topics such as fundraising, chapter projects, Common Readers, and chapter organization. Of course, these topics should be of interest even if your schools are in face-to-face learning mode! The webinars will last approximately 30 minutes and will include opportunities for Q & A as well as sharing with other NEHS colleagues.

Special Service Partnership Webinar

Help Dolly Expand Her Library

Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. CST

Presented by
Nora Briggs, Executive Director of The Dollywood Foundation
Amanda Ayers, Student Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Join us as we showcase our expanded partnership with The Dollywood Foundation to help Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library during a time when traditional chapter fundraising presents challenges.

  • Learn about the partnership and the social media challenge promoting the exclusive Facebook live premiere of the Imagination Library documentary, The Library That Dolly Built, Celebrating the People Who Made Dolly’s Dream Come True, on December 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST; and
  • future plans to establish a community service societies program, which is designed to match chapters of Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Kappa Delta, and NEHS with Imagination Library Affiliate chapters across the US.

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Webinar 5

Charles Dickens: Relevance for the 21st Century

Thursday, December 3, 6:00 p.m. CST

Presenter: Tom Wingate, Head Teacher and owner of the British-International School, The Wingate School, Mexico City, MX

The final webinar of the semester will be something different! Tom Wingate, Head Teacher and owner of the British-International School, The Wingate School, Mexico City, MX, will join us for a presentation entitled “Charles Dickens: Relevance for the 21st Century.”  Plan now to invite your NEHS members and English colleagues to this special evening.

Suggested Reading

From Penguin Critical Anthologies: Charles Dickens, ed. Stephen Wall (1970)

From Victorian England, W. J. Reader (Putnam, 1964)

 

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Succeeding webinars will include topics such as fundraising, chapter projects, Common Readers, and chapter organization. Of course, these topics should be of interest even if your schools are in face-to-face learning mode! We anticipate the webinars will last approximately 30 minutes and will include opportunities for Q & A as well as sharing with other NEHS colleagues.

 


Previous Webinars

Webinar 1

How to Conduct Virtual/Hybrid Membership Drives (August 2020)

Presenters:

  • Breanne Hicks
    Southwestern Region Advisory Council and Chapter Advisor for St. Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, TX
  • Natalie Ann Rebetsky
    Eastern Region Advisory Council Eastern Region and Chapter Advisor for Linganore High

Breanne and Natalie share ideas about how they are approaching virtual/hybrid membership drive challenges.

Webinar 2

Starting Your NEHS Chapter: A Conversation for New Advisors (and Veterans) (September 2020)

Presenters:

  • Stephanie Robertson
    Midwest Region Advisory Council and Staley High School, Kansas City, KS
  • Dave Wendelin
    NEHS Director

The focus of this webinar is on “Starting Your NEHS Chapter: A Conversation for New Advisors (and Veterans).” Stephanie and Dave share ideas about how they are approaching these challenges.

Webinar 3

Why I Write: Writing Engagement, the National Day on Writing, and NEHS Opportunities (October 2020)

Presenters:

  • Cristopher Lockwood
    Chapter Advisor for Instituto Blaise Pascale, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Breanne Hicks
    Southwestern Region Advisory Council and Chapter Advisor for St. Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, TX

Breanne and Chris share ideas about how they focus on writing; Chris also shares his chapter’s effort creating an amazing journal, “Pandemic Spring: An Anthology of Writing and Artwork From the Coronavirus Quarantine.”

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Webinar 4

The Students' Right to Read and the Common Reader (November 2020)

Presenters from Eustace Prep, Pennsauken, NJ:

  • Jim Brady, Chapter Advisor and Advisory Council
  • Member Student Officers: Erin Sullenberger, Jackie Reagan, and Meghan Lyons

Topics Covered:

  • Students’ Right to Read
  • Chapter Celebration of Banned Books Week
  • AP Literature Unit incorporating
  • The Nickel Boys NEHS Scholarship Opportunity

Help Dolly Expand Her Library (November 2020)

Presented by
Nora Briggs, Executive Director of The Dollywood Foundation
Amanda Ayers, Student Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Join us as we showcase our expanded partnership with The Dollywood Foundation to help Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library during a time when traditional chapter fundraising presents challenges.

  • Learn about the partnership and the social media challenge promoting the exclusive Facebook live premiere of the Imagination Library documentary, The Library That Dolly Built, Celebrating the People Who Made Dolly’s Dream Come True, on December 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST; and
  • future plans to establish a community service societies program, which is designed to match chapters of Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Kappa Delta, and NEHS with Imagination Library Affiliate chapters across the US.