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Sunday, April 28
 

1:40pm CDT

Curate Community Through Library/EAST Collaboration

EAST is one of the most exciting instructional programs in Arkansas. EAST provides all learners the opportunity to have relevant, MISSION individualized, life-changing educational experiences. Library/EAST collaborations present unique opportunities not only to enhance EAST projects but helps to make libraries 21st-century spaces that provide learning and growth options for all students. Come learn about ways we have used library collaborations with EAST to enhance students learning. Examples of collaborative projects will be shared and ideas will be provided to help you collaborate with your EAST program.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Stallings

Jamie Stallings

EAST Facilitator, Springdale Schools


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

1:40pm CDT

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

library media specialist, Paragould High School
Sara Dickey is a 42 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 47 years, has two adult children, two awesome granddaughters... Read More →


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

1:40pm CDT

Have a Heart: Using Children's Literature to Create More Dynamic and Inclusive Classroom Discussions
This interactive session will highlight the benefits of using children’s literature (from fairy tales to picture books) to foster more dynamic discussions-regardless of age. The presenter will share what elements to look for and discuss at the heart of children’s literature to elicit a variety of responses that will increase students’ attentiveness, engagement, and ability to recognize and appreciate diverse experiences of their peers stemming from recognizing common experiences and the emotional connections at the core of the readings.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Franklin

Ashley Franklin

Ashley Franklin is an African-American writer, mother, and adjunct college professor. Her debut picture book, NOT QUITE SNOW WHITE, will be published July 9, 2019 by Harper Collins. Ashley is a freelance writer and adjunct college instructor. She received her M.A. from the University... Read More →


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

1:40pm CDT

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
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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 CDT
Salon A

1:40pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon G

2:40pm CDT

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 CDT
Ambassador C

2:40pm CDT

Just What is the Arkansas Declaration of Learning?
Using historical artifacts and art in a lesson can grab your students and create an opportunity for critical thinking. The Arkansas Declaration of Learning (ADOL) is an intensive summer training opportunity that focuses on object-based learning leading to civic engagement. This session will provide a glimpse into the program and offer some of the strategies & resources introduced in the ADOL training.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Barnett

Cassandra Barnett

Program Advisor for School Libraries, Arkansas Department of Education
Cassandra Barnett is Program Advisor for School Libraries for the Arkansas Department of Education. She provides professional development, promotes best practices in school library programs, advocates for school libraries within the state, and looks for collaborative opportunities... Read More →


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

2:40pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon E
 
Monday, April 29
 

9:55am CDT

iTeach 2019: There’s a Standard for That
Do you want your students to think outside of the box and become global learners? There’s a standard for that. What about being creators of information and not just consumers? There’s a standard for that. Do you want your students to think, create, share, and grow all while utilizing the school library and its resources? There’s a standard for that.
This session will break down the AASL National School Library Standards in a way that provides concrete examples. We will take time to look at your current lesson plans and crosswalk the frameworks used with the AASL NSLS.
Goal 1: Sharpen the focus and strengthen instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cooksey

Ashley Cooksey

School Librarian, West Magnet Public School
Ashley J. Cooksey is an Instructional Technology Coach and teacher-librarian in Batesville, Arkansas. She is the current past-president of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of ISTE, ArLA, and ALA/AASL. Ashley is a third year blogger for AASL’s Knowledge... Read More →



Monday April 29, 2019 9:55am - 10:45am CDT
Ambassador C

10:55am CDT

3D Printing in School: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices
We’ll cover all aspects of educational 3D printing: the rewards and challenges of 3D printing in school media centers, 3D printer maintenance and troubleshooting, CAD design, and free educational resources. We'll also highlight several exceptional student-led 3D printing projects! Participants will be encouraged to share experiences and advice from 3D printing in their schools and libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Drew Wallis

Drew Wallis

Director of Education, NWA3D
Drew Wallis grew up in Farmington, Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010 with a Double Major in Communication and International Relations. After graduation, he became a licensed teacher and has over eight years of experience teaching educational technology... Read More →


Monday April 29, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am CDT
Salon A

10:55am CDT

Advertising: Dollars and Decisions
Bring inquiry and innovative ideas into instruction with advertising! This session will share ideas and FREE resources to analyze the REAL world of dollars and decisions. Using research-based informational text and online resources, this exploration of advertising includes the integration of technology as a teaching tool and “markets” advertising as an avenue to enhance instruction, improve literacy and promote thinking skills. Attendees will receive FREE informational text articles and access to FREE online resources.

Speakers
avatar for Jeannette Bennett

Jeannette Bennett

Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Memphis Branch
Jeannette Bennett is a Senior Economic Education Specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She is national award winner for the teaching of economics and was designated as a Master Economics Teacher. She has served as a school administrator, curriculum consultant and has... Read More →


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

10:55am CDT

Let's Hear It for Research: How true facts inform fiction
There's a saying, "Generalized writing is where good fiction goes to die."  Join Arkansas children’s author and armchair research expert Kristin L. Gray as she shares, through her own work and forthcoming releases, four easy rules to writing fun-filled, fact-based fiction.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin L. Gray

Kristin L. Gray

Kristin L. Gray is the author of Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge, a 2018 Triple Crown Award nominee and Bank Street Best Children’s Book, and the newly released picture book, Koala Is Not A Bear. She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her family, two dogs, and pet lizard. Ask Kristin about... Read More →


Monday April 29, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am CDT
Salon D

10:55am CDT

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
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Clif Mims

Clif Mims is an associate professor of instructional design and technology at The University of Memphis
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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 CDT
Ambassador B

2:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Ambassador C

2:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon D

2:00pm CDT

More Than Haiku: Collaborative Writing with Linked Verse
The session will include booktalks of books containing haiku. The session will describe the history of haiku and linked verse and how writing linked haiku can be a collaborative activity in Google Docs. Participants will participate in a hands-on linked haiku writing activity in Google Docs. This session meets R.I.S.E Goal Two: Create Community Collaboration. Bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Whittingham

Jeff Whittingham

Professor, University of Central Arkansas
Jeff Whittingham is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to UCA, he taught middle grades for thirteen years. His scholarly interest include writing instruction, children's literature, and educational technology.


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

3:00pm CDT

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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NancyGallavan

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 CDT
Salon A

3:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon B

3:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon D
 
Tuesday, April 30
 

8:30am CDT

Beyond Thanksgiving: Contemporary Native American Literature for Kids and Teens
November isn't the only month that Native American authors (and students) should be represented in schools. Learn more about contemporary Native authors portraying both historical and modern Native characters and communities, from picture books to young adult literature. An overview of resources and a short list of dos and don'ts will also be included.

Goals include: Ensuring representation of Native students in curriculum, expanding non-Native students' understanding beyond stereotypes and myths, and helping teachers determine which Native-related materials are culturally accurate and appropriate (R.I.S.E. Goals 1 and 3).

Speakers
avatar for Kate Hart

Kate Hart

author
Kate Hart is the author of young adult novel AFTER THE FALL (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a 2017 Arkansas Gem selection. She's also a contributor to the 2018 anthologies HOPE NATION (Philomel) and TOIL AND TROUBLE (Harlequin Teen) as well as 2020's ALL OUT NOW (Inkyard) and BODY TALK... Read More →


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

8:30am CDT

Introduction to the New Arkansas Learning Standards for School Libraries
This session will introduce the participants to the new Arkansas Learning Standards for School Libraries. Resources and strategies for unpacking the standards will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Barnett

Cassandra Barnett

Program Advisor for School Libraries, Arkansas Department of Education
Cassandra Barnett is Program Advisor for School Libraries for the Arkansas Department of Education. She provides professional development, promotes best practices in school library programs, advocates for school libraries within the state, and looks for collaborative opportunities... Read More →


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

8:30am CDT

The Cultural Kaleidoscope ... We bring the world to you.
Today's students will be citizens of the world more than any generation before them. They live in an age of instant, world-wide communication. After graduation, many will be employed by internationally based companies and will work and live side-by-side with people from all over the world. So, learning about other people and their cultures is a vital part of their education. The Cultural Kaleidoscope can help prepare students to be effective citizens in the global community. Our programs introduce students to the cultures through authentic music, dance, history, geography, language, art and cultural traditions. Teaching Resource Guides are provided to the schools. In this hands-on session you will be fully engaged and active participants. Join us for this unique arts-in-education learning experience.

Speakers
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Sergei Shapoval

Sergei Shapoval was born in Ukraine and has his master's degree in Music Education from the Gnessin Pedagogical Institute in Moscow.  He is a touring teaching-artist for the Missouri Arts Council, The North Dakota Council on the Arts, the Arkansas Arts Council and the South Dakota... Read More →


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

9:30am CDT

How To's & Hands On
Come and play! This is an interactive, hands-on experience. Lots of gadgetry and things and people of interest in an expansive space. The atmosphere is casual and questions are encouraged!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cooksey

Ashley Cooksey

School Librarian, West Magnet Public School
Ashley J. Cooksey is an Instructional Technology Coach and teacher-librarian in Batesville, Arkansas. She is the current past-president of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of ISTE, ArLA, and ALA/AASL. Ashley is a third year blogger for AASL’s Knowledge... Read More →
avatar for Jen Lyon

Jen Lyon

AAIM President-Elect and Conference Chair
Jen Lyon is a library media specialist at Tilles Elementary in Fort Smith, Arkansas where she has enjoyed every minute of her position for the last ten years. She is currently the AAIM President-Elect and Conference Chair and also advocates for Computer Science education while working... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am CDT
Grand 2