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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.

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Jamie Stallings

EAST Facilitator, Springdale Schools

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

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.

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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
Monday, April 29

2:00pm CDT

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!

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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 CDT
Salon A

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
Tuesday, April 30

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!

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Ashley Cooksey

University of Central Arkansas
Ashley J. Cooksey (she|her) is the Director of the Technology Learning Center at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. She is a passionate advocate for student voice, technology-enhanced learning, creating a growth mindset in education, and using social media to... Read More →
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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