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Sunday, April 28
 

1:40pm

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
Salon B

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

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
Salon D

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

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

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

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
Salon D

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

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

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
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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
Salon A

10:55am

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

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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
Salon B

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

2:00pm

Appy Hour: Assisting Struggling Readers!
Digital technology will be shared to enrich reading experiences and assist struggling readers. This session will actively address R.I.S.E. goals 1 and 3, as we share examples of technology that sharpens the focus and strengthens literacy instruction and offers suggestions to build a culture of reading for EVERY student!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Benson

Tammy Benson

Professor, University of Central Arkansas
All presenters teach reading at UCA and work with children and university students in tutoring experiences for struggling readers. These experiences provide many insights and strategies that can be replicated to improve reading in our state.



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

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

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
Salon E

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

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
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David Burrow

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

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

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
Salon B