NCSLMA 2016 Session Descriptions
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Presenter's First NamePresenter's Last NamePresenter's Job TitlePresenter's School/Work PlaceSession TitleSession DescriptionIntended AudienceCategory
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KellyAganDigital Media LibrarianNC Government and Heritage LibraryDiscover, Learn and Create with NCpedia: Open Access to North Carolina Content, Media, Educator Tools & Primary SourcesThe online encyclopedia of NC shares its educator toolkit to help you get the most from the resource for students, teachers, and librarians. We’ll cover content, collections, features and specialized services, with tips for creating a go-to list of open-access resources from NC and beyond. We’ll invite collaboration to help us create more of what schools need.

North Main C, 3:00-3:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentInformation / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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KellyAganDigital Media LibrarianNC Government and Heritage LibraryNC Digital Collections: Free resources from the State Archives of North Carolina and State Library of North CarolinaExplore the wealth of primary source materials online from the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina through their shared resource, the North Carolina Digital Collections. Collections include STEM, Civil Rights, and Our State Magazine. Learn search tips, and find digital treasures that will help bring North Carolina history to life.


North Main C, 2:00-2:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentTechnology, Information / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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JohnAragonaInstructorThe Saint Mary's SchoolEarly History of North Carolina - Explorations of British IdentityThe presenter for this session participated in a year-long research project titled “When We Were British”. Six teachers from North Carolina were chosen by the North Carolina Geographic Alliance to travel to the British National Archives in London, England to curate and digitize resources in the geographic domain that tell the rich story of our state and nation during the Colonial and Revolutionary eras. Gaines 1, 11:50-12:40, SaturdayMiddle School, High SchoolTechnology, Information / Digital Literacy, Classroom Management, Action Research, Project-based Learning
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AlanBaileyAssociate ProfessorJoyner Library, East Carolina UniversityGrab, Go, Grow, and Know: Using The Mini Page to Make Teaching and Learning FunJoin Prof. Bailey as he demonstrates how "The Mini Page" can be used throughout the curriculum to make teaching and learning fun. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and win door prizes at the end of the presentation. Ayers, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayElementaryReading, Literacy
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JenBakerMedia CoordinatorPamlico County High SchoolDifferentiating Research in the High SchoolHow can we make sure that we reach each student with the research skills that will serve them as lifelong learners? We tend to focus on MLA format and peer-reviewed sources with an eye towards college-readiness, but what about students who read well below grade level, or those who have no plans to attend college? We'll draw from current research and have some time for participants to share their own practices. We'll leave with a digital toolkit of resources to reach each student where they are. North Main E, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayHigh School, Professional DevelopmentReading, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Ethics, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Action Research
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TracyBellMedia Coordinator and Technology ChampionSouthern School of Energy and SustainabilityLearning Connections: Digital Applications to Improve Learning Outcomes in the Self-Contained ClassroomThis presentation is designed to share strategies for bridging the gap that exists in our learning communities between the Information Technology Essential Standards and meeting the academic learning objectives of students with special needs.This proposal is based on qualitative research that developed into solid media center connections with students in the special education program. The format of the presentation will include excerpts and artifacts from this research experience. Participants will be able to view some of the digital media that was implemented in this project, such as Hyperstudio and VoiceThread.North Main B, 11:50-12:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolLibrary Promotion, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy
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John ClaudeBemisAuthorHillsborough NCExercising the Imagination with Jean Claude BemisLike a muscle, creativity can be strengthened through exercising the imagination. Join award-winning children's book author John Claude Bemis, as he shares his process for discovering story ideas and leads you in fun hands-on activities that will stretch your creative thinking. Handouts included.Atkins 2, 4:00-4:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning, Creative thinking
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KatieBogleMedia CoordinatorA. L. Brown High SchoolA Day in the Life of a High School Media CenterWhat does a high school Media Center look like on a day-to-day basis? Join us as we offer a glimpse into our Media Center. Learn about how we worked with our students to find ideas and resources that were low cost or “worth the advocacy”. Their ideas have helped us transform the Media Center into a student-centered hub of activity.

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Atkins 1, 11:50-12:40, SaturdayMiddle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology
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MarinaBonomoMedia CoordinatorBrunson ElementaryNovel Engineering? How do you do that?We will look at how to use books to expand student thinking using STEM. Students read a novel or picture book and identify the problem. using the characters as clients, students problem solve and devise a solution that works within the parameters of a story to solve the problem.Gaines 2, 11:50-12:40, SaturdayElementaryReading, Library Promotion, Technology
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HeatherBridgesMedia SpecialistWest Hoke Middle SchoolSchool-wide Broadcast: 1, 2, 3, Action!This presentation will leave media specialists eager to return to their buildings and begin their own school-wide news team. I will share how our rural, diverse, low performing school began Tiger News five years ago with only a few materials and our success. The audience will receive all handouts and information to begin their broadcast team via a Google Drive file. We will briefly cover basics with iMovie and Windows Movie Maker. Data will be shared showing the academic growth and behavioral changes that were experienced by members of the team. I will share how the broadcast helps with teacher moral and student motivation, along with library check out growth. The presentation will be completed with Google Slides, using outside links to broadcast examples. An open forum will be facilitated following the presentation for questions. Audience members will receive a business card with all broadcasts link. North Main E, 2:00-2:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolLibrary Promotion, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Library / Collection Management, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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MichelleBridgesMedia SpecialistSugar Creek Elementary SchoolTeaching Plagiarism in Elementary School: How to Stop Kids from CopyingPlagiarism is often a topic that is vitally important to teach but often very difficult for students to grasp.This presentation will focus on strategies to help elementary media specialists teach plagiarism to their students. We will share ideas, resources, and lesson plans geared for Kindergarten to 5th graders. All participants will go away with a myriad of ideas to share in their home schools and libraries.Atkins 2, 11:50-12:40, SaturdayElementaryInformation / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support
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KathleenBurkinshawAuthorNoneFeatured Author Kathleen BurkinshawKathleen Burkinshaw’s debut MG Historical Fiction novel, The Last Cherry Blossom (August 2016), is about Yuriko, a 12 year old girl living in Hiroshima during the last year of WWII. A family secret is revealed right before her world ignites and becomes a shadow of what it had been. Kathleen will discuss how one question from her daughter led to researching, and writing The Last Cherry Blossom. She has been presenting her mother’s experience on August 6th, to middle schools for the past 6 years.

I have some power point slides of my mother's family pictures, and from my family's visit to Hiroshima last year to honor her at the Hiroshima Memorial Wall (I will have my own laptop). I will also have a teaching guide and bookmarks to hand out as well.
Gaines 1, 10:00-10:50, FridayMiddle SchoolReading, Diversity
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ChristieCanterMedia SpecialistNorthern Middle School, Roxboro NCBlended Learning for Student SuccessI will demonstrate facilitating the use of digital learning tools to promote student success. Blended learning is not just for classroom teachers as Media Specialists can deliver digital lessons, plans, and student projects/activities through a learning management system. Will show how faculty PD can be more efficiently promoted and delivered through blended learning and will also show examples of student projects and faculty PD sessions provided. Open discussion and idea exchange will be promoted and facilitated. Haiku classes will be shared and demonstrated.North Main D, 10:00-10:50, FridayMiddle School, Professional DevelopmentLibrary Promotion, Technology, Professional Development / Leadership, Information / Digital Literacy, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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ClayCarmichaelAuthor-ArtistHeartworks StudioClay Carmichael: The Exotic Life of the Author-ArtistHave you or your students dreamed of being authors or artists? Wanted to know how authors-artists work and make their living? See how life is raw material for books and art? Clay Carmichael, author of the NCCBA-nominated/NCBOB-selection "Wild Things" shows how she and her sculptor-husband Mike Roig make their artistic lives together and gives a peek into their artistic lives. PPT, Q&A. Guest, Mike Roig. Door prizes.Gaines 1, 4:00-4:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional Development, Library patronsReading, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning, Career, Arts Education
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WalterCarmichaelMedia CoordinatorCook Literacy Model SchoolGuys Read - Showing results from Reading ClubsWe kick started a GUYS READ program and met for 8 weeks providing food and free book giveaways as well as new books for the library for which the kids in Guys Read were given first priority. We compared their circulation numbers from the previous year to this year as well as BOG or EOG scores from the beginning and the end. Come find out what we learned.North Main B, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayElementaryReading, Action Research
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AnthonyChowAssociate Professor, Co-Chair NCLA Legislative and Advocacy CommitteeUNCGTelling Our Story: Library Advocacy from North Carolina to Washington, DCIn this presentation, we will share information about NCLA’s library advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national level. We will recommend advocacy activities school librarians can use and describe how effective telling the library story has been in getting the attention of organizational leaders at all levels.
Ardmore 2, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development / Leadership, Advocacy
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TeikaClavellEducator on Loan NCDPI Digital Teaching and LearningFlipping Your Library: Reinventing the Classroom Model for the Library"Flipping" a library is an excellent way to reach teachers, parents, and students from beyond the confines of the library and classrooms. Using a variety of digital tools, Librarians can model best practices and instructional tools for students as well as reach out to teachers. This session will be delivered through an interactive discussion and demonstration with technology tips and tricks for setting up your Media Center's digital presence. North Main B, 10:00-10:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentTechnology, Professional Development / Leadership, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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MelanieConklinauthorPenguinThe Story Behind the Story: How Reality Fuels FictionAll stories have their roots in reality--some part of the author's subconscious latches onto an experience in their life, and that experience fuels the story they write. Meet author Melanie Conklin, hear the story behind the story of Counting Thyme, and discuss how reality fuels fiction in contemporary literature.Ayers, 2:00-2:50, FridayElementary, Middle SchoolReading
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LilietCouncilMedia SpecialistHidden Valley Elementary School, CMSDigital BooksThe format of this presentation will be by demonstration of what is available on Capstone's E-Book platform and how online reading and learning opportunities are the way to make our Media Centers relevant and fun for the 21st century learner. Melissa Kirchoff from Capstone will
provide information on Capstone Interactive eBooks as well as provide free eBook trials, door prizes for joining this session.
Ardmore 2, 11:50-12:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Library / Collection Management
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ReneeCunninghamMedia CoordinatorKnollwood Elementary SchoolGreen Screen: That Was EasyGet ready to hit your easy button after seeing this presentation about green screen! Green screen projects do not have to be complicated photo shoots that take forever; it can be done in a class multiple times a day! Session will share ideas about how to incorporate green screen into all subject areas using both students and props. Resources shared will include lesson ideas and materials list. Atkins 2, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolTechnology, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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ReneeCunninghamMedia CoordinatorKnollwood Elementary SchoolOh The Places You’ll Know: A Global Awareness ProjectDo you ever worry that learning stops at your school doors, yet we are sending our students out into a wide open world? See how a school used Mystery Skype with classes, virtual field trips, and webinars with authors and experts to help build students’ global awareness and understanding. Session will include how the project was organized and displayed, resources for finding connections, and examples of virtual visits. North Main F, 2:00-2:50, FridayElementary, Middle SchoolTechnology, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning, Diversity
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JillDarroughSoutheast Digital Teaching & Learning ConsultantNCDPICoding StationsIntroduce the power of coding to your students! Through demonstrations, learn how to spark interest in computer science with “unplugged” coding options, apps, and websites. Even if you have no coding experience, you will leave with ideas and engaging activities to get you started with coding in your media center.Conf. 5, 6, 7, 11:50-12:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolTechnology, Information / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support
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JillDarroughSoutheast Digital Teaching & Learning ConsultantNCDPIGot Data, Now What?You’ve completed the NC Digital Learning and Media Inventory, now what? Through a new interactive data tool, we will demonstrate how to utilize the data collected from across the state to promote your media center and advocate for your program. Bring a device to the session to gain hands-on experience.Gaines 2, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolLibrary Promotion, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy
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KellyDavisSchool Library Media CoordinatorWellcome Middle SchoolLittleBits Challenge!LittleBits are one of the many resources on the market to support Makerspace and STEM learning activities. Come learn more about how you can use littleBits in your media center by participating in a littleBits Challenge. We'll share some basics to get you started and then you'll be working hands-on to make your first littleBits product. We have done similar activities with both students and staff and will share various lesson and activity ideas that you can replicate. Supplies provided, but limited to 24 participants.Ayers, 10:00-10:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolTechnology, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning, Makerspace/STEM
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AprilDawkinsDoctoral CandidateUniversity of South CarolinaStart a Writing Renaissance at Your SchoolWhen South Carolina conducted its impact study in 2014, one of the surprising findings was that school librarians lacked confidence when it came to providing writing instruction within our programs. Come learn about how school librarians can collaborate with teachers for writing instruction and share ideas about how to incorporate writing in the school library media center.North Main F, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development / Leadership, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Writing
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AprilDawkinsDoctoral CandidateUniversity of South CarolinaWorth Fighting For: Selection and Self-Censorship in School LibrariesWhat do school librarians have to say about how they make collection development decisions and the role self-censorship plays in decision-making? Come learn about the results of doctoral dissertation research including the findings from a survey with responses from over 500 school librarians in North and South Carolina. In addition, data was collected from over 40 interviews conducted with school librarians. North Main D, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentReading, Professional Development / Leadership, Ethics, Library / Collection Management, Intellectual Freedom
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SuzanneDealInstructional Technology FacilitatorDavidson County SchoolMapping The Future with the Giant Traveling MapWhat are the jobs of the future? How can we prepare our students to be college and career ready? The focus of this presentation is the Giant Traveling Map and activities associated with it for elementary and middle school as a tool to give students the background they need for future success.Conf. 5, 6, 7, 2:00-2:50, FridayElementary, Middle SchoolCC-ES / Curriculum Support, Geography Education
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Kelly DiPucchioAuthor Kelly DiPucchio“Bulldogs, Babies, and Bacon: Everyone Has a Story”
New York Times bestselling author and 2016 North Carolina Children’s Book Award winner, Kelly DiPucchio will share the stories behind her new and notable picture books, including GASTON and ANTOINETTE, in this fun and engaging slide based presentation.
North Main A, 11:00-11:50, Friday
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BonnieDoerrauthorN/AProject Perfect Reads/Support Common Core, Empower Tweens, and Connect Readers with Nature Visual presentation of the facts behind Bonnie J. Doerr’s eco-mystery novels. Stories of encounters with endangered species in the Florida Keys and the organizations that rescue, rehab, and release these animals with emphasis on the heart-wrenching experiences that inspired her new release, Tangled Lines. Included: suggested activities coordinated with common core standards, project-based learning ideas, and audience participation in a popular author-visit game. (Free Educator’s Guide)Gaines 1, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle SchoolReading, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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Brene DugginsMedia CoordinatorEast Davidson High SchoolJust Breathe...You Can Weed That! Does your collection need a good weeding? Does your heart race and you find it hard to breathe when you begin to think about discarding books? Come join in for a discussion about our experience this past year as we try to bring our collection, which was the oldest in our county to the 21st Century. North Main E, 10:00-10:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Professional Development / Leadership, Information / Digital Literacy, Library / Collection Management
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BreneDugginsMedia CoordinatorEast Davidson High SchoolNCSLMA Awards, Grants and Scholarships: What you need to know and didn't know to ask! Do you want to apply for the NCSLMA Awards, Grants or Scholarships and have questions? Join us for a Q&A session with the Chairs of the Awards Committee as we share examples of Read 2 Succeed and Action Research grants, tips and ideas for applying for the NCSLMA Awards, Grants and Scholarships. Ardmore 1, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolLibrary Promotion, Professional Development / Leadership, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Action Research
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CathyDuPreMedia CoordinatorJ. H. Gunn ElementaryReinventing, Revitalizing and Rebirth through Collaboration
Come and learn how a partnership between two Media Coordinators helped to revitalize an elementary media program. Support from student trainers from a HS Help Desk Class provided technology support, mentoring of students and developed connected learning communities between the two schools. Examples of the win/win collaboration will be shared to continue forging forward. Share your partnerships/collaboration to revitalize our profession!
North Main E, 11;00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolLibrary Promotion, Technology, Professional Development / Leadership, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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AnnEddensSchool LibrarianFall Creek Elementary SchoolYou Don't Have to be Da Vinci to Code!Start teaching computer Coding to your students with no prior experience! See how easy it can be with Google's free Coding Clubs. Leave with everything you need to start your students on their way to their own personal Coding Renaissance! Atkins 1, 3:00-3:50, FridayElementary, Middle SchoolTechnology
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JillElbersonITFDistrict LevelCreating Book TrailersTo show students how to create book trailers using different types of Technology. Example: animator. Pull out highlights of the story and leave the audience wanting more. These trailers can be attached through Destiny for viewing. Ayers, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentReading, Technology, Professional Development / Leadership, Information / Digital Literacy, Ethics, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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JulieFariaMedia Assistant/ ETSFriendship Elementary School, Davidson County SchoolsSelecting ESL resources for Media CenterFocus on how to look at resources that ESL elementary students could connect with while reading. ESL " mirror" books can be "window" books for other cultures. Tips for critiquing possible books for your Media Center is shared, along with suggested titles.Ardmore 1, 4:00-4:50, FridayElementaryReading, Library / Collection Management
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DebFidaliLibrary Media CoordinatorFlat Rock ElementaryCome Explore NCCBA Junior BooksCome join us to explore the books chosen for the NCCBA Junior Book Award overview. We've put together a digital resource to make this program easy, fun and easy to 'sell'. There will be door prizes, handouts and links to digital tools. Books are suitable for grades 3-6.North Main D, 10:00-10:50, Friday
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RhondaFlorenceLibrary Media CoordinatorHasty Elementary The Global Renaissance: Rebirth of the Need for Geographic LiteracyYou are invited to become more involved in geographic education. Come learn about sources for integrating geography into your curriculum. Geography is everywhere in the the Essential Standards -- Social Science, History, Science, Math and more. Handouts of lesson plan ideas and other materials will be available.Conf. 5, 6, 7, 10:00-10:50, Friday
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RossFriebelDirector of Digital Learning and TeachingOnslow County SchoolsBattle of the Books for High School!?Is your district interested in participating in a HS BOB competition? We are looking to get started in 2017-2018, so stop by and see what is in store. This informational and discussion session will share what it takes to "battle", we'll answer questions, and we'll gather support for this great event. (Access to NCSLMA resources from other reading competitions will be shared/available). Ardmore 4, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayHigh SchoolReading, Library Promotion, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, academic enrichment
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ReneeGentryMedia SpecialistRoaring River ElementaryRevive Your Library with EBOBDo you need a program to entice your 4th and 5th graders to read? A program with excitement and competition? Then Elementary Battle of the Books is for your school! At this session we will discuss how to start an EBOB program at your school, resources you can use, how to access the documents you need, and a great way to get part of the books as ebooks...for free! This session is for schools that are just beginning however everyone is welcome. Handouts will be provided and door prizes for attending.Ardmore 2, 4:00-4:50, FridayElementaryReading, Library Promotion
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JoannaGerakiosLead Media SpecialistPitt County SchoolsBook Battle for High School Committee Kick-offIf you are interested in helping to form a High School Battle of the Books Committee, or learning more about where we are in the process, then this is the session for you. This will be an initial planning meeting to discuss how to shape and implement a successful reading competition for high school students across NC. The discussion will include logistics, rules, guidelines, book selection and more. There is a lot to do and this kick-off meeting will get us started in the right direction. We need folks from each region, so please join us!Ardmore 4, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayHigh SchoolReading, Library Promotion
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BeckyGoddardTech FacilitatorPine Lake PreparatoryCreating a STREAM Culture-Taking a Digital Conversion to the Next LevelAfter becoming a 1:1 iPad school, we noticed our once thriving computer lab being neglected. As a media/technology team, we decided to transform the lab into a space that would promote a collaborative blended learning environment. Learn how to create a vibrant space that promotes a STREAM (Science, Tech, Reading, Engineering, Arts, & Math) culture on a minimal budget.North Main F, 3:00-3:50, FridayElementaryReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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KeithGormanAssistant Dean, Special Collections and University ArchivesThe University of North Carolina at GreensboroWalking Tours and Mobile Devices: Bringing Mapping Technology into the ClassroomHelp students connect to their literary community by developing an online walking tour linked to the North Carolina Literary Map. The presentation will cover practical tips on researching local authors and cultural sites, and the use of technology to create visually appealing tours with informative content, photographs, and video.Ardmore 2, 10:00-10:50, FridayMiddle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Action Research, Project-based Learning
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BitsyGriffinLibrarianOld Town Elementary SchoolNCSLMA Emerging Leaders Information SessionAre you ready for a larger leadership role in your school or district even though you've been a librarian for five years or less? Would you like to network with new and experienced librarians from across NC? Want to know more about how NCSLMA works? You may be be the perfect candidate for NCSLMA’s Emerging Leader Program. We’ll examine the application process, criteria, and timeline as well as what to expect as part of the cohort. Former emerging leaders will share some of their experiences in the program. Ardmore 1, 2:00-2:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolProfessional Development / Leadership
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BitsyGriffinLibrarianOld Town Elementary SchoolPlan for Advocacy!Now that everyone has a computer, why do schools even need libraries? Ouch! That hits right in the heart of our passions! With time pressures and the number of directions in which we are pulled, advocating for our school libraries may never be addressed. In this session, we’ll plan for those surprise (and intentional) moments when you need to share how libraries are important for students and staff. We’ll also look at a variety of advocacy ideas, and participants will write individualized month-to-month plans for promoting their school libraries.Ardmore 1, 3:00-3:50, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentLibrary Promotion
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VeronicaGuarinoMedia CoordinatorMountain View Elementary SchoolMakerspace: Try it and see!Make your Makerspace Meaningful and Marvelous! Participants will learn how we created a makerspace that students love and teachers use. We'll share lessons and activities that we've done this year, the schedule that we used to incorporate it into the building routine, ways we've involved parents and our plans for the future. Participants will be provided with a link to the presentation and additional goodies that you can use to make your makerspace marvelous.North Main E, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayElementaryTechnology, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning, Makerspace
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JillianHarperMedia Coordinator Williams High SchoolI've got Student Library Assistants: What Do I Do Now?Student Library Assistants (SLAs) help make libraries student-centered while gaining skills through a service learning course. Learn more about SLA selection, training, and engagement. Participants will have a chance to share ideas and strategies, win prizes, and see examples of student work/project ideas. We will also look at resources for information and technology skills, and fun book themed resources for SLAs who love to read.Ayers, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayMiddle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Professional Development / Leadership, Information / Digital Literacy, Ethics, Library / Collection Management, Classroom Management, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Assessmment
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JillianHarperMedia Coordinator Williams High SchoolRead*Create*Share: Library Displays and Marketing What happens after you read the books, book reviews, or professional posts about materials and add them to your collection?

How do you market your collection?

How do you represent your physical space/collection online?

What social media tools do you use (or wish you were using more effectively)?

What supplies are absolutely necessary for creating a welcoming library space that helps students and teachers find resources?

Are you a bulletin board jedi? A glue-gun guru?

Come learn about display and marketing strategies, share ideas, and be entered to win display-related prizes!
Ardmore 2, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Library / Collection Management
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NatalieHarveyLower School LibrarianCarolina Friends SchoolLibrarians-in-Training: Student Book Budgets Celebrate Voice & ChoiceAs recipients of a Read2Succeed grant, we created a Librarians-in-Training program for students to spend the $1,000 on books for our library. We will share the planning and process of this program and welcome participants to share their own experiences in giving students voice and choice in the library. Ardmore 2, 3:00-3:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolLibrary Promotion, Library / Collection Management, Project-based Learning
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Chris HealyFollettSupporting Your Library Renaissance with Follett Tools and ResourcesFollett has been busy! Join us to learn about the latest enhancements to Destiny, Follett eBooks, Follett BryteWave K-12 Reader and TitleWise Collection Analysis. All of which can energize and support your library renaissance!
See and let's discuss how Follett can help you sustain your library renaissance with future Destiny enhancements, Genrification support, LightBox, Makerspace, and more!
North Main B, 11:00-11:50
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LauraHinesLower School Library Media Specialist and 4th Grade Technology InstructorGreensboro Day SchoolAdventures in Information: Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of CongressJoin me in learning more about how to use primary sources from the Library of Congress to teach inquiry and critical thinking, and enhance curricula. This session will include some presentation and demonstration as well as some guided practice using primary sources. Handouts will be provided. Presenter completed the 2015 Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute.North Main F, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Critical Analysis
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SuzanneHinesleyMedia SpecialistHaw Creek Elementary Buncombe County Schools3D Printing: Elementary StyleBring 3D printing into your elementary Makerspaces, classroom, and S.T.E.A.M. lessons. This session will demonstrate how to use a 3D printer, provide resources for 3D printing, and explore integrated K-5 lesson plans that align with the NC State Curriculum. Come join our session and turn your imagination into reality with 3D printing.North Main E, 3:00-3:50, FridayElementaryTechnology, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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LauraHollandMedia SpecialistAsheboro High SchoolGenre Tasting: Whet Their Appetites for Reading!Learn how we used Genre Tasting to expose our students to a variety of books and whet their appetite for reading. Handouts provided.Atkins 1, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion
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LauraHollandMedia SpecialistAsheboro High SchoolRoll out the Red Carpet: Use Digital Book Trailers to Promote Your CollectionLearn how our students learned principles of copyright, used storyboards, and created digital book trailers that were uploaded to Destiny to promote titles in our collection. Handouts and other resources provided.North Main D, 4:00-4:50, FridayMiddle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Ethics
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MolleeHollomanSchool LibrarianPodcasts & Primary SourceUsing primary sources may seem dry to some, but a new project by the Core Sound Museum on Harkers Island makes oral histories and primary sources interesting, accessible, and curriculum-rich. Mollee, a media coordinator from Manteo, helped develop lessons specific to the NCSCoS & will share the digital resources and project ideas for other librarians to take back to their schools and use immediately with students and/or in collaboration with teachers. North Main F, 11:50-12:40, Saturday
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GeraldHolmesAssociate ProfessorUNC Greensboro University LibraryMaking It Matter: How Schools that Provide LIS Education are Working to Improve Diversity and InclusivenessDiversity and inclusiveness are essential to library service. It is crucial that library education programs help future professionals understand the many dimensions of diversity and key strategies for providing welcoming and inclusive facilities and services. This panel will include a representative from each of the six training programs in North Carolina. Each representative will summarize what their program does to promote diversity in the curriculum and to foster inclusiveness in the school. North Main D. 10:00-10:50, FridayProfessional Development, Library educators and studentsDiversity
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KeciaHopperMedia CoordinatorShuford ElementaryPartners in success: Collaboration between school and public librariesCollaboration efforts between our school media specialist and the branch manager of the local public library have resulted in numerous benefits for our students. Collaboration efforts have resulted in a grant to bring students robotics, music programs, guest speakers and professional storytellers. Our open house and kindergarten registration have become prime time events and more than 250 public library cards have been issued to students, parents and staff members at school sponsored events. We also have a new maker space at our school with a 3D printer and professional trainers from the public library staff.Ardmore 1, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle SchoolLibrary Promotion, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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LaTeisha HuntLibrary Media CoordinatorWords, Technology and ColorsThis session will be a demonstration of the Words, Technology, and Colors project completed by the 5th Grade Students of Townsend Middle School. The presenters will demonstrate how students researched and explored U.S. Landmarks to develop knowledge through non-fiction reading, virtual tours, webquests, and art creation. This project gave students exposure, exploration, and experiences in the arts without leaving the school. Conf. 5, 6, 7, 4:00-4:50, Friday
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RebeccaHymanEducational Programs and Outreach Librarian NC Government and Heritage LibraryLocal and Family History Resources in the ClassroomThe Government and Heritage Library and State Archives of North Carolina offers valuable research, expertise and support when it comes to local and family history. This session will discuss where to find sources of family and local history instruction and what materials are available for research. Will include examples for all grade levels. North Main C, 4:00-4:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentProject-based Learning, genealogy/local history research
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BarbaraIlieNorth Carolina Historic Newspapers Project LibrarianNorth Carolina Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill University LibraryChronicling America: Bringing Historic American Newspapers to Students’ FingertipsNorth Carolina Historic Newspapers contributes to the Library of Congress’ 10-million-page and counting Chronicling America newspaper site. Newspapers on Chronicling America cover our nation’s history from 1836-1922. This talk and demonstration includes the circulation of newspaper type and historic newspaper reproductions and the passing out of bookmarks, pens, and pencils.Atkins 2, 2:00-2:50, FridayMiddle School, High SchoolInformation / Digital Literacy, Project-based Learning
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Karen Ipock Child Education Specialist in the Division of Education and OutreachNC Dept. of Natural and Cultural ResourcesAcademic Contests: National History Day and Tarheel Junior Historian Learn how to participate in these two contests sponsored by the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. NHD provides a focused way to increase students’ historical understanding by developing a lens to read and interpret history. THJH clubs are encouraged to be creative and focus on hands-on learning with annual competitions at the Museum of History.

North Main C, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolInformation / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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AmandaJacobsMedia CoordinatorSouthwest Elementary SchoolMuch Ado About LiteracyFairs aren’t just for science! Elementary students share their love of reading and teachers teach story elements by creating a presentation board about their favorite book. Learn how students can present their book to other students. We'll have photograph examples, book trailers, an online presentation, discussion, and hand-outs for implementation.Ardmore 4, 10:00-10:50, FridayElementary, Middle SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Project-based Learning
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ArthurJohnsonTeacherLexington Senior High SchoolConnecting with Teacher through Collaborative ProjectsCo-Presenters Cheryl Chauncey and Arthur Johnson will discuss the development and execution of a Family Narrative project undertaken by an history teacher. This project utilized a variety of multi-media and digital learning skills that were supported by the school's media center coordinator. This presentation will not solely focus on the project, but will focus on the successful cooperation between the teacher and media center coordinator.North Main F, 10:00-10:50, FridayMiddle School, High SchoolTechnology, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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DeniseJones State Publications Clearinghouse LiaisonNC Government and Heritage LibraryNorth Carolina State Government Agency Publications Online Need authoritative, reliable information online and for free? The North Carolina Government and Heritage Library maintains a growing digital collection of North Carolina government and agency publications that span over 200 years. Students, educators and researchers can access multiple years of reports and statistics on health, agriculture, biotechnology, employment, environment, education and commerce. Get biographies of important North Carolina statesmen, the North Carolina Manual back to 1874, Wildlife in North Carolina back to the first issue in 1937 and more.

North Main C, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentCC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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RobinJordanNC Children's Book AwardsNorth Main A, 10:00-10:50, FridayTechnology, Information / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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CrystalJoyceMedia CoordinatorOld Richmond ElementaryAction Research Study-How Reader Self-Perceptions Affect Self-Esteem and Test ScoresCan reader self-perceptions affect test scores? I will share results of year-long reader perception study conducted with a low-performing 3/4 grade combo class. Powerpoint format with interactive discussion, plus handouts and resources provided.Ardmore 1, 10:00-10:50, FridayElementary, Middle SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Action Research, Assessmment
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CrystalJoyceMedia CoordinatorOld Richmond ElementaryDevelop a Collection Management Plan and Budget that Highlights your Library and Students NeedsHave a library that's outdated? Need a plan but don't know where to start? Need to show administration what your library needs? Come learn how to design a 3 year plan. Use your plan to development a budget (great for budget/grant requests). Powerpoint session w/handouts/resources provided.North Main B, 3:00-3:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolLibrary Promotion, Professional Development / Leadership, Library / Collection Management
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SarahJusticeMedia SpecialistRosman Middle and High SchoolReal Superheroes Don't Always Wear Capes (A Read 2 Succeed Grant)Using the Graphic Novel March Book One by John Lewis, students in American History II explored the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on the country. Activities included close reading of the texts and collaboration with the media coordinator on projects. To connect history and current events to themes in March, the teachers and media specialist collaborated on creating curriculum circuits in the Media Center. Activities ranged from analyzing photos to reading articles to watching video clips. The final activity included a visit to the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro and a visit to NC A&T.Ardmore 2, 2:00-2:50, FridayMiddle School, High SchoolCollaboration / Instructional Support, Diversity
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Beth AnnKoelschCurator of the Women Veterans Historical ProjectThe University of North Carolina at GreensboroBringing Online Collections into the Classroom: The Women Veteran’s Historical ProjectThe Women Veterans Historical Project at UNCG is the largest research collection related to women in the U.S. military. This presentation will introduce attendees to its rich online collections which include photographs, posters, manuscripts, and oral histories. The curator will demonstrate effective ways to search the online holdings and also discuss how the collection can be used for research projects on a wide variety of topics including military history, gender representation, and the traumas of war.Ardmore 1, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayMiddle School, High SchoolInformation / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Diversity
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VickiKolomechukTeacher/LibrarianValley Springs MiddleREawakening Mind & SpiritRediscover primary sources including literature by reawakening your mind and spirit. Let us share how media coordinators use The Library of Congress to facilitate critical thinking, cooperative learning, and creativity with 7th and 8th grade students. Access to lessons, resources and even some freebies included!Atkins 1, 11:00-11:50, FridayMiddle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentInformation / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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KirstenLeClercMedia CoordinatorVance Elementary SchoolConnecting Students With AuthorsConnecting with an author doesn't have to require a lot of money! In this session we will share a variety of ways we have connected our students with popular children's book authors (school visits, Skype/Google Hangout, author websites, Twitter). We will also share resources and tips on how to plan for events.North Main D, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayElementaryReading, Technology
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BermelLeslieBusiness DevelopmentMedia Source, Inc (Junior Library Guild, School & Library Journals, Horn Book)New Release Books Your Students Will LoveThousands of children's books are released each year; which do you choose? This booktalk highlights some of my new favorites among this season’s outstanding new or soon-to-be released titles (Fall and Winter ‘17). Participants will be given a detailed hand out and have a chance to win a door prizes. Ardmore 1, 11:00-11:50, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High School, Please (if accepted) provide two time slots, 1-elementary and 1 middle & highReading, Library / Collection Management
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SaraLevinMedia CoordinatorFalkland Elementary SchoolMaking Clubs Work in the LibraryLearn how to select your clubs' focus, work within your schedule, plan meetings, and events, and get funding as well as staffing for your clubs? This session will have a roundtable format along with resources from the presenter. Plan to leave with a well-rounded plan for library clubs!North Main G, 4:00-4:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Ethics, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning, Diversity
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CarynLevyMedia CoordinatorLeicester ElementarySchool and Public Libraries Renaissance: The Revival of a Community CollaborationIn this time of small budgets and the questionable futures of our school libraries, we need to revive our relationship with our community's public libraries! How are you reawakening your program with the help of public librarians? Let's discuss how we can further our relationship with the public library to promote our literacy goals. Atkins 1, 10:00-10:30, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentReading, Library Promotion, Professional Development / Leadership, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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ConstanceLombardoWNC Authors: Constance Lombardo, Jodi Lynn Anderson, C.M. Surrisi, Megan ShepherdCome get up close and personal with a quartet of nationally know NC authors from a broad range of genres. Gaines 1, 2:00-2:50, Friday
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LauraLongSchool Library Media CoordinatorHighland School of TechnologyGet Connected! #Digitally Connect Your LibraryGet inspired to connect your students with books locally and globally, building a sense of community and global connectedness while redefining your library programming in the digital age! School librarians share experiences and resources for digital collaboration across your school, district and globally. Handouts will be provided.
North Main G, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentReading, Technology, Professional Development / Leadership, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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LauraLongSchool Library Media CoordinatorHighland School of TechnologyThe Renaissance Librarian: The Dispositions of School Librarians Who Create ChangeDispositions for the 21st Century school librarian are defined and discussed in this session highlighting key dispositions of exemplary school librarians. Join us to identify your dispositions and discover
strategies to strengthen dispositions and impact your library. Handouts provided – participants will be asked to complete a brief exit survey.
North Main D, 3:00-3:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development / Leadership, Action Research
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AllisonMarkwoodEnglish II TeacherSouthwest Guilford High SchoolCrime Scene InvestigationCome solve a murder mystery and discover how crime scenes help students learn to synthesize information gathered from multiple sources and form new perspectives. This hands-on, demonstration workshop will provide a sample anchor lesson for your students’ Guided Inquiry-based research projects. Handouts will be provided. North Main D, 2:00-2:50, FridayMiddle School, High SchoolInformation / Digital Literacy, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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KarenMaxonMedia CoordinatorRugby Middle School




Researcher, Researcher, How Does Your Brain Grow?
Have your students mastered the art of gathering superficial facts? Are they experts at copying pictures from the Internet and pasting them into a Google Slides presentation? Then, it's time to cultivate their research skills. We did Action Research to determine if growth mindset partnered with the Big6 could engage students in a deeper cognitively demanding depth of knowledge when researching. Come to this session and see how one 7th grade team's collaboration with a media specialist grew this concept to an entire grade level last year and planted seeds across all content area curriculum for this year!Conf. 5, 6, 7, 3:00-3:50, FridayMiddle School, High School
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StacyMcAnultyChildren's Book AuthorKernersville, NCStoryboarding: Creating Writers Learn how storyboarding can help students become writers. As a published author, I’ve used storyboarding to create picture books, to revise novels, and to reduce writers-block headaches. Brag alert: I’ve taught students to use this technique to create award-winning books. In this hands-on workshop, we will create stories in a fun way that feels almost nothing like homework. No artistic abilities required. A little bit of creativity is all you’ll need. Atkins 2, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Writing
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GeorgiaMcBridePublisherMonth9Books Small Presses Answer the Call for Variety, Diversity, and Something NewMeet the publisher and North Carolina-based authors of Month9Books, a speculative fiction publisher based in North Carolina, in a panel discussion of why small indie presses shouldn't be overlooked when seeking to curate a list suibtable for various reading levels, diverse audiences and even reluctant readers. Month9Books is speculative fiction for teens and tweens, where nothing is as it seems. Meet publisher Georgia McBride and authors Leigh Statham, Vicki L. Weavil, Pete Catalano and more. Gaines 1, 3:00-3:50, FridayMiddle School, High SchoolReading, Library / Collection Management, Diversity
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KarenMeierMedia SpecialistSouthwest Guilford High SchoolGuided Inquiry and Social JusticeGuided Inquiry research awakens students’ desires to learn, gives them access to relevant information, and empowers them to turn their learning into action. Presenters will share their journey collaborating and teaching the Guided Inquiry process through the lens of social justice. Participants will receive information and materials to incorporate Guided Inquiry in their schools. Ardmore 4, 4:00-4:50, FridayHigh SchoolInformation / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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Angie MitchellMedia SpecialistLevel Cross ElementaryParent-Child Literacy OutreachDuring this session participants will discover ways to invite parents into the library and help them become an active participant in their child's reading life. It is time to help create some of the best advocates we could have - the parents. I will share pictures and ideas from two of my own events and provide ideas for ways to get parents more involved.Ayers, 4:00-4:50, FridayElementaryReading, Library Promotion, Outreach program
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ShellyMitchellMedia Coordinator and Instructional Technology FacilitatorAlexander Central High SchoolWorking SMARTer not HarderMany high schools are adopting the SMART lunch concept to allow students to receive enrichment and remediation during the school day. Come learn how the SMART lunch initiative can help you revolutionize your media center. This time is a prime opportunity to offer programming that will draw kids into your space and into your resources. Attendees will leave with an abundance of resources and ideas to access digitally all year long. North Main E, 4:00-4:50, FridayHigh SchoolLibrary Promotion, Technology
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RobinMoellerAssociate Professor of Library ScienceAppalachian State UniversityThe awakening: Action research into school library service and material revivalsThis presentation will consist of five speakers discussing their individual action research projects that took them "outside the box" of normative school library practice. Topics include providing services outside of the library and creating professional development opportunities through the use of young adult literature. Handouts with project descriptions and resources will be provided.Atkins 2, 10:00-10:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentReading, Library Promotion, Professional Development / Leadership, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Action Research, Diversity
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StacyMorganMedia CoordinatorFriedberg Elementary SchoolRookie Researchers: Developing Accessible Resources for the Littlest LearnersThis session will be a presentation of the NCSLMA grant project Rookie Researchers: Developing Accessible Resources for the Littlest Learners. In this session, participants will learn more about resources to help elementary students do research, even when they are beginning readers, as well as presentation tools for students to show what they know!Conf. 5, 6, 7, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayElementaryReading, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Library / Collection Management
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DonnaMurrayDigital Teaching and Learning ConsultantNCDPIA Whole New World! Exploring Augmented and Virtual RealityExplore how augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) bring a new dimension to engaging learners. In this hands-on session, you will be able to experience AR and VR environments, consider implications for the media center and classroom, and open a new world of learning opportunities for your students (and YOU!).North Main F, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolTechnology
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DonnaMurrayDigital Teaching and Learning ConsultantNCDPIGet Ready to Go Open!Open Education Resources (OER) are freely accessible, open-licensed learning content. In this session, we will explore collections of open education resources and discuss how to get started finding resources for you and your students. Additionally, we will discuss Creative Commons licensing, ways to incorporate OER in instruction, and how to create open educational resources to share.Gaines 1, 10:50-11:40, SaturdayMiddle School, High SchoolTechnology, Information / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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JenniferNorthrupConsultantNCDPINCWiseOwl: New and Improved Just for You!Looking for informational text? Need reliable resources for your students to use for research? If so, then NCWiseOwl is for you. This state funded resource is just a click away to help you with all your information needs. Ebooks, journals, encyclopedias, and subject area support is available for teachers in NC public schools. Join me to learn to navigate the new website and explore the great resources that are available for use. Gaines 2, 4:00-4:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentTechnology, Information / Digital Literacy, Library / Collection Management
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Mary EllenOxendineMedia CoordinatorGray's Creek Middle SchoolKindle Your Fire with Digital LiteracyTo bring digital literacy to a rural, high population middle school, Mary Ellen Oxendine and Teika Clavell applied for the Youth Growth Stock Trust from United Way and received $4,000 for Kindle Fires to help promote digital literacy throughout the school. Join them as they share their experiences with turning a media center into a gateway to exploration through literacy and technology.Conf. 5, 6, 7, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, Action Research
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KathyParkerSchool Library Media ConsultantNCDPIAct Now!School library media coordinator "conducts action research to determine the impact of the school library media program on student achievement" (Standard 1, Element A, Accomplished). Join us in this session to consider how action research relates to our work as library media coordinators. Share ideas about school library action research projects and how they can be used to improve our programs. Gaines 2, 2:00-2:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolAction Research
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KathyParkerSchool Library Media ConsultantNCDPIEvolving Library SpacesTo be college and career ready, today’s learners must be creators of content rather than mere consumers of information. How do their learning needs affect the library media environments that we create for them? What are the implications for our library media spaces? How are our spaces evolving to meet their needs? Join us for a roundtable discussion to share ideas about transforming library spaces. Participants are encouraged to bring a fully charged device to this session.
Gaines 2, 10:00-10:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Information / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Library / Collection Management, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning
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KathyParkerSchool Library Media ConsultantNCDPIFYI From DPIJoin us to get to know your regional consultant and educators on loan from the Division of Digital Teaching and Learning. In this session, we will share NC Department of Public Instruction information and resources that will support your work as school library media coordinators in your regions. Gaines 2, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentTechnology, Professional Development / Leadership, Information / Digital Literacy, CC-ES / Curriculum Support, Collaboration / Instructional Support
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CandyPierceMedia CoordinatorNorthwest ElementaryCirculatory System of GoogleDemonstration, hands on, interactive organization of Google Drive. Moving folders, sharing folders, collaborating with teachers through shared folders. What happens when you move folders after sharing. Dating folders and files. Naming conventions. Adding Stars to important files. FREE for home and work.North Main B, 2:00-2:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High School, Professional DevelopmentTechnology, Professional Development / Leadership, Information / Digital Literacy, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Assessmment
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ColleenPinyanSchool Media SpecialistBrooks Global StudiesDeveloping Renaissance Students: Using the School Library to Develop Globall-Minded StudentsToday's 21st Century students cannot afford to be one-dimensional. Rather, they must be well-rounded, or Renaissance students, globally aware and globally prepared. The school library is the perfect place to develop globally minded students. During this session, Colleen Pinyan, a media specialist at a global studies magnet school, will shares ideas and resources to help you transform your library and collaborate with fellow teachers to meet the needs of Renaissance learners. North Main G, 11:50-12:40, SaturdayElementaryReading, Technology, Library / Collection Management, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning, Diversity
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HeatherRamseyInstructional Technology SpecialistCharlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsCooking with TPACKHave you ever tried to slice a turkey with a pizza cutter? How did that work for you? Do you see technology being used in ways that don’t maximize it’s effectiveness? Understanding the TPACK framework will help teachers better match their technology and pedagogical strategies with the content they need to teach. Admore 4, 2:00-2:50, FridayProfessional DevelopmentTechnology, Professional Development / Leadership
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HeatherRamseyInstructional Technology SpecialistCharlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsCrowdsourcing to Build PD OnlineBuilding professional development for your staff is hard work! Come see how we crowdsourced the process by using media specialists and technology leaders from around the district to lighten everyone’s load. Working together we developed the 21 Things Challenge which will lead teachers through 21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Do, and help them earn CEUs.Ardmore 4, 11:00-11:50Professional DevelopmentTechnology, Professional Development / Leadership
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PamRenfrowAASL Region 4 DirectorBritannica Digital LearningBe a NSLPY Winner!Do you empower learners to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information? Of course you do!
Come learn about the NSLPY Award that recognizes school library programs that meet the needs of the changing school and library environment. Get tips from award winners and AASL NSLPY committee members on the application process, timeline, school visit, etc.
North Main G, 11:00-11:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolProfessional Development / Leadership
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PamRenfrowAASL Region 4 DirectorBritannica Digital LearningThe Best of AASL“Don't miss this opportunity to learn how the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) can ignite your passion and your career! AASL Region 4 Directory, Pam Renfrow will help you navigate the multiple features and benefits of AASL membership while highlighting exciting and practical resources to help you in your career as a school library professional. Learn more about how your membership in AASL supports the profession and how you can get involved with the work of your national association. New and prospective AASL members are invited, and long-time AASL members are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity.”
North Main G, 10:00-10:50, FridayElementary, Middle School, High SchoolProfessional Development / Leadership
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RobinRhodesmedia coordinatorWest Wilkes High SchoolPerchance to Dream: Begin Your Library’s RenaissanceHas your library slipped into the Dark Ages? Then it’s time to rethink, re-purpose, and revitalize! I'll share ideas to help you reawaken your physical space on a budget and reestablish a culture of learning and fun for your students and staff. This above all- directions, freebies, food, and fun provided. Forsooth!North Main D, 9:50-10:40, SaturdayMiddle School, High SchoolReading, Library Promotion, Technology, Professional Development / Leadership, Information / Digital Literacy, Library / Collection Management, Collaboration / Instructional Support, Project-based Learning, Assessmment
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