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Sunday, April 28

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
Monday, April 29

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.

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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.


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

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.

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Charity Bradford

Charity Bradford's childhood was full of adventure. From the first grade on, she moved from Kentucky to Alabama to Kentucky to Alabama to…well you get the idea. Although moving didn’t help her grasp of mathematics, it fostered a deep love of books since those were the friends... Read More →

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