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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

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 →
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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

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
 
Monday, April 29
 

9:55am CDT

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 CDT
Salon A

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
 
Tuesday, April 30
 

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