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Sunday, April 28
 

1:40pm

Got Databases? YES!
First time users, come and find out about the gift we have in the AR State Library Traveler databases. This daily user/teacher of database research will share what we have and how to use the amazing resources.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Dickey

Sara Dickey

Sara Dickey is a 40 year educator who loves the library and educational technology. A renewed NBCT, she is currently AAIM Secretary and Audit Chair and has served from committee member to president. She has been married for 46 years, has two married children, two awesome granddaughters... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Ambassador C

1:40pm

Making History R.I.S.E. in the Library Media Center with Museums How using museums can integrate literacy standards, AASL standards, as well as history standards to develop long term collaboration and friendship.
This presentation will allow a view into the experience of the history department head and library media specialist at Bentonville, Arkansas, in their journey that began with a library museum and developed into many projects, including school wide programs and National History Day research, preparation and competition.

Speakers
RM

Ricky Manes

Ricky Manes grew up in NE Arkansas, and moved to NW Arkansas where he graduated from Bentonville High School. He is an alumni of Northwest Arkansas Community College and the University of Arkansas where he majored in History and Secondary Education. He also picked up his building... Read More →
MC

Michele “Chele” Sterrett

Michele Sterrett grew up in central Missouri and has been involved in educational experiences in towns with populations of 110 to cities of over 100,000 in both public and private schools.  She counts all these experiences as the richest preparation for becoming the teacher library... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Salon A

1:40pm

Reese Rowland concurrent session
Speakers
avatar for Reese Rowland

Reese Rowland

Lead Architect, Polk Stanley Wilcox
Reese’s dedication to crafting meaningful spaces through innovative, sustainable architecture has been rewarded with over 60 National, Regional and State Design Awards.  He is one of just roughly 3000 architects nationally elected to the American Institute of Architects College... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:40pm

Uncovering Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington's Mount Vernon
Award-winning nonfiction author will give an overview of her new book Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington’s Mount Vernon and share how she did the primary source research as well as image research. See photos and hear backstories of this book that The Wall Street Journal calls “a riveting work of illustrated nonfiction.”


Sunday April 28, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Salon G

2:40pm

Digital Portfolios with Google Sites
Digital Portfolios provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate learning, share their interests and passions, reflect on their learning and set goals for future growth as a student. During this session, participants will discover best practices in facilitating digital portfolio creation with Google Sites and how to build community involvement. Please bring your laptop!

You can access my presentation here: bit.ly/2I8n39H


Speakers
avatar for Katie Robinson

Katie Robinson

Academic Technologist/G-Suite Director, Episcopal Collegiate School
I am the Director of Academic Technology for Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Prior to this, I was a high school and middle school language arts teacher in Memphis, TN.  I earned a Master's degree from the University of Mississippi in Secondary Curriculum and... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Salon B

2:40pm

Integrating Literature in Character Education
Meg will discuss using books and story time to integrate with the character education guidelines of your curriculum and statewide goals. A former trainer for the CHARACTERCOUNTS! community programs, Meg also taught for 10 years in a school that integrated character education into every subject and will pull from the lessons used during those years. Specific books focusing on different character qualities (pillars) and lesson ideas will be shared, including methods to involve families at home. Meets R.I.S.E. Goal 1: Sharpen the focus and strengthen instruction and Goal 2: Create community collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Meg Dendler

Meg Dendler

Author/Owner, Serenity Mountain Publishing
Meg Welch Dendler is an author and retired educator. While Meg does not write “kidlit” exclusively, that has been her focus for the last few years. Her newest book, "Bianca: The Brave Frail and Delicate Princess," won the OWFI Best Juvenile Book award for 2018, and books in her... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Ambassador C

2:40pm

Opportunities for Global, Sustainable & Experiential Education
Learn why educators from across the country regularly participate in the unique experiential activities at Heifer Ranch. These overnight programs engage students in experiences through sustainable agriculture, team-building, and our Global Village - a collection of international homes where participants are faced with everyday challenges of living in poverty. Through facilitated activities and focused reflection, participants gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of injustice in our world and are empowered to be part of the solution. This presentation will outline the programs available, share experiential methods and facilitation techniques, and offer a short experiential activity.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Peters

Ian Peters

Heifer International
Ian Peters is the Residential Staff Coordinator at the Heifer Ranch, a Learning Center of Heifer International’s, located in Perryville, Arkansas. Ian recruits, places, and supports a team of full-time volunteers who work to provide high quality, experiential education programs... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Salon E
 
Monday, April 29
 

9:55am

Adventures in Weeding and Collection Development
Take a step into your library and view it through the eyes of your students. What do you see? Do you want to pick up every books you see? Is it hard to narrow down your choices for checkout or do the shelves leave you feeling a little unmotivated to checkout? Where do you even start weeding? Get an overview of collection analysis, weeding reports and collection development and hear how one librarian tackled weeding head on.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Dolan

Katie Dolan

Librarian, Leverett Elementary School
Katie Dolan, is a librarian at Leverett Elementary School in Fayetteville, Arkansas and weeded over 4,000 books from her elementary library in the first three months of school. She is passionate about creating a library that builds curious, creative and compassionate learners and... Read More →


Monday April 29, 2019 9:55am - 10:45am
Salon A

9:55am

Ed Tech Curation Tools
Would practical, easy solutions to basic technology integrations make life a little easier for you? This session will provide users with practical, easy to use solutions to your ed tech curation struggles. The highlighted tools will help you reach a variety of students and curate increased school community involvement. Accessibility tool features will be highlighted. Join us for a fun session of learning and takeaways to impress your school as a resourceful library media specialist.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Hegwood

Ruth Hegwood

Director of Student Information, Marion School District


Monday April 29, 2019 9:55am - 10:45am
Salon B

9:55am

Making Thinking Visible with Google Slides
We all know how to create presentations with Google Slides, but what if I told you that Slides can be used for so much more? This session will introduce participants to some of the unique features of Slides that engage students and unlock their thinking. Google Slides is first and foremost thought of as a presentation tool, but by thinking creatively teachers can engage students and unlock their thinking. Create interactive activities that students can manipulate, analyze images, build apps, compose interactive stories and poetry, empower students through digital storytelling all while engaging students in a collaborative environment. This session will begin with participants contributing to Google Slides activities that will be introduced during the session. These activities will be followed by a discussion of the alternative uses of Slides with supplemental resources provided by the presenter. Participants will brainstorm uses and create an activity to use in their classroom. Please bring your laptop!

You can access my presentation here:  bit.ly/mtvaaim



Speakers
avatar for Katie Robinson

Katie Robinson

Academic Technologist/G-Suite Director, Episcopal Collegiate School
I am the Director of Academic Technology for Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Prior to this, I was a high school and middle school language arts teacher in Memphis, TN.  I earned a Master's degree from the University of Mississippi in Secondary Curriculum and... Read More →


Monday April 29, 2019 9:55am - 10:45am
Salon D

10:55am

Design Thinking with Hyperdocs
Navigating project teams through the Design Thinking Process can have an array of organizational challenges. By utilizing Hyperdocs, teachers can create an environment for students that assist them in understanding and learning the process of design thinking. Hyperdocs provide the perfect organizational structure for navigating students through the stages of the design thinking process and project-based learning while also creating a collaborative environment for project teams. Teachers can structure the Hyperdocs to facilitate the development of group norms, team member roles, daily task assignments and task plans for future work sessions, research, brainstorming, project development, and iteration. Additionally, students can document their process via images, video and other multimedia. The Hyperdocs format is also flexible enough to be utilized in most G-Suite apps, including Slides, Sites, and Forms. Please bring your laptop!

You can find my presentation here:  bit.ly/DThyperdocs

Speakers
avatar for Katie Robinson

Katie Robinson

Academic Technologist/G-Suite Director, Episcopal Collegiate School
I am the Director of Academic Technology for Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Prior to this, I was a high school and middle school language arts teacher in Memphis, TN.  I earned a Master's degree from the University of Mississippi in Secondary Curriculum and... Read More →


Monday April 29, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Ambassador C

10:55am

Technological Tools and Resources that Enhance the Creative Process
Author Timothy Scott shares his creative process and the tools used to enhance both the creative process and in engaging readers. Explore how to leverage tools in enabling effective research, brainstorming, collaboration, editing, and sharing/distribution.

This session would address R.I.S.E. Goal 2: Create community collaboration, and Goal 3: Build a culture of reading.

Speakers
CM

Clif Mims

Clif Mims is an associate professor of instructional design and technology at The University of Memphis
TS

Timothy Scott

Timothy has climbed the corporate ladder, working in the recruiting and talent development functions of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., Trane Commercial Systems, Yum! Brands/Pizza Hut, and Southwest Airlines. He built a dynamic NextGen Ministry at growing church, and served two terms as... Read More →


Monday April 29, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Ambassador B

2:00pm

How to Lead Writing Workshops
Meg will guide those present through a writing workshop that could be adapted for students of all ages (K-12). Attendees will have the chance to respond to writing prompts themselves and learn to use popular books to challenge their own writing style, as students would also be challenged. Results of these writing workshops could be used in the classroom or library to create books and short stories through the full editing process. Meets R.I.S.E. Goal 1: Sharpen the focus and strengthen instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Meg Dendler

Meg Dendler

Author/Owner, Serenity Mountain Publishing
Meg Welch Dendler is an author and retired educator. While Meg does not write “kidlit” exclusively, that has been her focus for the last few years. Her newest book, "Bianca: The Brave Frail and Delicate Princess," won the OWFI Best Juvenile Book award for 2018, and books in her... Read More →


Monday April 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ambassador C

2:00pm

MakerCare – Creating for a Need, Through Design Thinking
MakerCare – Creating for a Need, Through Design Thinking
The maker movement has global impact and is quickly spreading through our
communities and education system. Join Maker Maven to learn more about design
thinking and the ‘empathy impact’ for 21st century student makers. This session will
give you the history of making and design thinking, and inspire you to foster
empathetic makers in your makerspace and classroom. Great take-away ideas and
immediate implementations available.

Speakers
DB

David Burrow

Regional Manager, Burrow Library Services(vendor)
David Burrow has been working with Librarians and Educators for over 28 years assisting with Library Collection Development and providing supplemental curriculum products that correlate to both State and National Curriculum Standards.   I.         Alabama Library Expo President... Read More →


Monday April 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Salon D

2:00pm

Real Life Writing Prompts
Not sure where to find inspiration for the books you dream of writing? Tamara Hart Heiner shares the ideas and life experience she took advantage of to launch her career as a children's author, as well as what she does with the overflow of ideas dancing through her mind.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Hart Heiner

Tamara Hart Heiner

Primarily a children's author with some ventures into romance, Tamara Hart Heiner's goal is to write light into the darkness by highlighting tough social issues in an encouraging, hopeful way. She has over ten novels published and still finds time to be swim-team and soccer mom. When... Read More →



Monday April 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Salon F

3:00pm

Enhance Your Cultural Competence, Your Students’ Cultural Connections, and Your School’s Curated Collection
Join this dynamic session to explore ways to enhance your cultural competence as you successfully guide and support your teachers and students. You will discover ways for you and teachers to showcase your students’ cultures, share their stories, and strengthen their connections. A selection of informative resources will be shared with you to integrate into your curated collection as you provide every student and teacher with opportunities to enrich their perspectives and understanding. This session contributes to Goal 3: Build a culture of reading for students as they share their stories and discover other people's stories.

Speakers
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Nancy Gallavan

Nancy P. Gallavan, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).  She specializes in curriculum development, instructional strategies, and classroom assessments that strengthen practices and professionalism.  With approximately... Read More →



Monday April 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Salon A

3:00pm

The Reader Writer Connection
Join a local author as we discuss easy ways to include writers in the Reading Initiative for Student Excellence to create a collaborative learning community to foster a culture of reading as well as encourage the next generation of authors. Where do you find authors and what can they offer your students? This class will address those questions K-12, and how becoming a better reader can help budding authors improve their writing skills.

Speakers
avatar for Charity Bradford

Charity Bradford

Science Fiction Author
Charity Bradford has been a voracious reader ever since her 5th-grade teacher introduced her to the world of books with WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS. She soon became kindred spirits with Anne Shirley and got lost in the worlds of Card, McCaffrey, Bradbury, and Nagata. By college, she... Read More →



Monday April 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Salon B

3:00pm

Unlimited Ebook Sharing, PDF Manipulation with “Kami and Google Chrome”
Does your school use a learning management system(LMS) with single sign on for students(Google Classroom, Canvas, Moodle, Office 365, Schoology)? You can now deliver an ebook to all students at the same time! Students can bookmark, annotate, collaborate, embed voice and video on pages of a PDF ebook. Learn how to provide PDF ebook content to your teachers that can easily be shared with students.

Speakers
DB

David Burrow

Regional Manager, Burrow Library Services(vendor)
David Burrow has been working with Librarians and Educators for over 28 years assisting with Library Collection Development and providing supplemental curriculum products that correlate to both State and National Curriculum Standards.   I.         Alabama Library Expo President... Read More →


Monday April 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Salon D
 
Tuesday, April 30
 

8:30am

The Indie Publication Process and Why so many Authors Are Doing It
What does it mean to be an indie author? What's the book quality? How does an indie author find a cover designer, editor, illustrator, and most important, how are their books distributed? Can libraries still get them? A quick explanation of independent publishing with a Q&A session if there's time!

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Hart Heiner

Tamara Hart Heiner

Primarily a children's author with some ventures into romance, Tamara Hart Heiner's goal is to write light into the darkness by highlighting tough social issues in an encouraging, hopeful way. She has over ten novels published and still finds time to be swim-team and soccer mom. When... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Salon E