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Sunday, April 28


Curriculum Connections K-5 for Triple S Farm Adventures Books
Rachel will discuss curriculum connections to her Triple S Farm Adventure series of children’s books for K-5th grades plus entertain you with some interesting facts about how she got started writing the series, the content and how to schedule her author presentation for your school library.

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Rachel Shankles

LIBM Practicum Coordinator & Adjunct faculty, UCA
Rachel has written three books in her semi-retirement after 42 years in secondary education. She is a Life Member of AAIM and has served as President twice. In past years she served as the ARASL chair twice. Currently, she is Practicum Coordinator and adjunct faculty at UCA and current... Read More →

Sunday April 28, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
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Curation? Already done for you!
We like to say find your resources in 3 clicks instead of spending 3 hours searching the internet. ZUNI Learning Tree, an Arkansas based EdTech Company has been curating resources for years. But we do more than just curate. We collaborate with our teachers and provide tools for educators to collaborate, inform, and inspire each other, students, and families. You will find resources for R.I.S.E, math, NGSS, STEM, Social Studies, Coding, Professional Learning Communities, PBIS, Holidays and more. This year we launched the new student interface. In one click students can access free games, videos, and interactive tools for all areas. ZUNI for Kids is a HUGE hit! Join us and leave with your free trial login and learn about cool tools without spending hours trying to find them.

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Tina McCord

Tina McCord is the founder and CEO of ZUNI.  She had 15 years of experience in business prior to entering the field of education.  She has over 20 years of experience in the field of education.  Tina holds certifications in K-8 general education and K-12 special education. Her... Read More →

Sunday April 28, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
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Tuesday, April 30


Curate a Community of Readers with the Arkansas Diamond and Charlie May Simon Book Awards
The 2019/2020 Arkansas Diamond and Charlie May Simon Book Award titles have been chosen, and we are excited to share them with you! Let us introduce these outstanding books to you through book talks and curated lists of resources that are sure to help you build a culture of reading in your building.


Margie Nanak

Margie Nanak – Margie Nanak has been a Library Media Specialist in the Pine Bluff School District for 19 years, and is currently at Southwood K-1 Learning Center. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, and represents the Arkansas Reading Association on the Charlie May Simon... Read More →
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Shelly Porter

Teacher Librarian, West Fork Elementary School
Shelly Porter grew up in Western Kansas and became a Northwest Arkansas transplant in 2001. She received her BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith in 2006 and her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2016. Shelly has participated in summer institutes... Read More →

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