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Salon D [clear filter]
Sunday, April 28

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

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.

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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

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

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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 CDT
Salon D

10:55am CDT

Let's Hear It for Research: How true facts inform fiction
There's a saying, "Generalized writing is where good fiction goes to die."  Join Arkansas children’s author and armchair research expert Kristin L. Gray as she shares, through her own work and forthcoming releases, four easy rules to writing fun-filled, fact-based fiction.

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Kristin L. Gray

Kristin L. Gray is the author of Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge, a 2018 Triple Crown Award nominee and Bank Street Best Children’s Book, and the newly released picture book, Koala Is Not A Bear. She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her family, two dogs, and pet lizard. Ask Kristin about... Read More →

Monday April 29, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am CDT
Salon D

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.

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Deb Salmond

Salmond Library Services
Books, ebooks, and databases

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

3:00pm CDT

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.

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Deb Salmond

Salmond Library Services
Books, ebooks, and databases

Monday April 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Salon D
Tuesday, April 30

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.


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

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