You don't have to be an expert to provide coding opportunities to kids in the library! This presentation will focus on how to get started and will include resources: from free to pricey, from beginner to advanced and there will be some printables available. Elementary kids can do it and you can too!
How do we break down the walls and get the entire community engaged in the goal of helping students become lifelong readers? How do we ensure that the library is the hub of the school? Find out some tips and tricks to breaking down the barriers and building a library program that reaches out beyond the four walls of the library.
This down to earth presentation will discuss how to use 3D printers in the library. The speakers will give examples of how students and classes have used the printer successfully. There will also be a list of ideas presented to inspire librarians and teachers to utilize that awesome piece of technology! Atendees will also get to see demonstrations of various online software that can be used to build 3D models. Leighanne is a High School Librarian and Allyssa is an Elementary Librarian, so this will cover a wide range of ages.
Never get a chance to present PD because there is no TIME?! Ever notice your staff members more involved with Facebook during your PD than with you? Learn how to give your teachers and staff flexible PD options using digital badges and Facebook events. Learn tips and tricks that we discovered along our journey of Summertime Professional Development.Presentation
Who is telling your story? What is the story?
Advocacy is the strongest form of storytelling. What is your library story? Who is in your library community and what story will they tell? Support for your library must come from outside the library. Are you inspiring and delighting your community? What about curating and sharing their best stories and ideas; creating a space to promote your library, activities, and events? Let’s talk about effective strategies that will result in advocating what is important to you, but more importantly your entire school and community.
Dallas County Schools/Texserve and Infobase Learning team up to provide top quality multimedia resources to school districts throughout Texas with Powervideos. Built by industry leading professionals on cutting edge technology and supported by local educators, Powervideos provides Texas teachers and learners the best of both worlds. Join us to see how you can get access to this comprehensive online content at your school.
Steve Kindel – National Sales Manager, Infobase Learning
Wendy Collins – Vice President, Product Development, Infobase Learning
Bonnie Blan - Dallas County Schools, Texserve
There are thousands of books in your library, 24 hours in a day and only one of you. Get organized and learn to manage the library efficiently. Tried and true methods covering spine labels, shelving, lost books, payment letters, those darn iPad cords, magazine management, Bluebonnet program and more.
Are you wanting to host Makerspaces in your library, but are worried about balancing the demands for the traditional library needs? Join us to learn how one elementary library media specialist juggles the needs of innovative students and teachers, and find the just right balance for yourself!
Increase student motivation and empowerment by offering voice and choice in your library lessons. Discover how to incorporate meaningful curriculum driven activities using a variety of instructional practices to help meet different learning styles. Participants will walk away with ideas and activity task cards derived from the context of specific books on the 17-18 Bluebonnet list.