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Format: 06/25/2018 - 9pm
Format: 06/25/2018 - 9pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

There are thousands of apps available in the iTunes Store, Play Store, and other online app stores. How do educators and school librarians evaluate, vet, and use these apps with students? Join AASL's Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee for their 2nd annual list of app honors. This session will review 25 of the year's most innovative apps available for instruction, student engagement and creation. Presenters will address the use of apps in the school library, how to use these tools with students, and provide opportunities for developing skills needed by 21st Century Learners for college/ career readiness.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Common Core IRL: In Real Libraries Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Throughout the U.S., schools are implementing the Common Core State Standards. Two key shifts are particularly important for our teaching and learning; the call for balancing informational and literary texts, and the focus on helping students read increasingly complex texts. Librarians can play a vital role supporting the professional development of teachers as they implement the Common Core. This panel discussion will show how we can support elementary students as they read gradually more difficult text around a subject, with a special focus on informational books. We will show how school and public libraries can provide both stimulating read-alouds and just-right books of increasing complexity.

Sunday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
What We Need Around Here is a Little More Chaos: Embracing Disorganization and Discruption Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Many school librarians and library programs today face many competing challenges. Participants will be given a brief overview of a case study as an example of how theories about chaos in organizations, the 21st-century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication can be utilized to transform schools and their library program’s role in it. Participants will end the session with a practice in "organized serendipity" in which they will work in small groups to discuss chaos in their own schools and begin to create a plan for leveraging that chaos to create a more effective environment.

Monday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are not just for after school! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

We have a crisis of engagement - students feel burdened by standardized tests that drive the teaching, that many check out once. They don’t understand the relevance of the curriculum, and can’t wait to go home to their computers. In this session attendees will learn how to increase student motivation by integrating social media into curriculum, to look beyond the social media tools themselves to the underlying core concepts, and to use these as authentic assessments, and to advocate for the school library as the place where these 21st century skills can be taught in collaboration with classroom teachers.

Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teach Me SUCCESS: Teaching Success and Strong Character through Characters Kids Love Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

In an effort to reach the whole child with increasingly restrictive standardized testing, education leaders expanded the traits required in character education curriculum to include intrapersonal skills that empower children to set, pursue, and achieve personal goals. This prompted a research study that determined that Child Choice Award-winning books, where educators choose nominees and children select winners, contain thousands of models of the new SUCCESS traits, giving librarians 123 resources, many of which are likely already in their collections, that meet standards for school library collection development to recommend to teachers, use in their own lessons, and support collaborative units.