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June 10-12, 2016

Iona College

New Rochelle,

New York

Professional Credit

Attend the 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference and

Receive Continuing Education Credit!

Teachers attending the full-weekend conference can earn 3 CEUs, which is 30 hours of professional development. To complete the remaining time for this credit, please complete one of the following activities:


  • Reflect on one aspect of the seminar that you attended and in a one page, single spaced narrative explain how you plan to incorporate your personal learning experiences from this into your classroom.
  • Utilizing one of the nonfiction trade books that you learned about during the program, develop a classroom activity around this title and submit a narrative that describes this activity in detail.


Follow up activities can be submitted directly to Dr. Christine Royce at Please use “Children’s Nonfiction Conference” as the subject line.  Once you have been registered and your follow up activity received, verification of your CEU credit will be provided by Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.


3 CEUs (30 Hours of Professional Development) = $30


CEU's may be paid for during your online registration or after the conference.


Public Librarian Certification

The following presentations are approved for professional development by the New York State Library for Public Librarian Certification.


  • Intensives: 2, 5, 6
  • Workshops: 1C, 1D, 1E, 2C, 2D, 2E, 3C, 3D, 4E, 5A, 5E
  • Feature Presentation on Sunday morning


Certificates of Completion for School Librarians & Teachers

21CNFC will provide certificates of completion for school librarians and teachers seeking professional development hours for their attendance. Forms will be distributed for this purpose, upon request.

Supporting Sponsors

Conference initiated by Lionel Bender of BRW, producers of children's illustrated nonfiction for international publishers;

co-chaired by author/editor Sally Isaacs; and powered by Star Consulting, Inc., producers of top-calibre conferences and events.  •  •