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Format: 02/21/2017 - 3pm
Format: 02/21/2017 - 3pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
"TC Reads!" Breathing New Life into Book Program Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S225
Description :

Want to make a high school reading program more participatory and hip? Rejuvenate your reading program and create a culture of reading. Find out how one large, diverse, suburban high school was able to use branding, Skype sessions, ebooks, augmented reality, and social media to garner excitement for literacy. Presenters will demonstrate Aurasma AR application allowing participants hands on experience as used in our library orientation. Participants encouraged to bring smart phones/devices. There will also be a display of student and librarian generated materials. Presenters will share successful strategies and lessons learned to get you started.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
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.

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

Come hear from the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee as they highlight some of the new 2014 Best Websites.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Common Core IRL: In Real Libraries Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S228
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.

10:30am - 11:30am
Makerspace and Digital Badging: New Avenues To Help Students Show What They Know Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

There are many pathways to learning and learning is happening everywhere: schools, libraries, clubs, community centers, homes, and religious organizations. A makerspace culture, one that emphasizes creation over memorization, open-source sharing over siloed knowledge, and process over product, gives new ways for students to explore concepts and show what they know. Coupled with makerspace culture is a movement to flexibly acknowledge growth: digital or open badges. In this session, we’ll talk about budget-friendly school library makerspaces, strategies for promoting healthy makerspace culture, and validating growth via digital badges that go far beyond the sticker charts of the past.

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
N232
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
Play, Play, Learn: Games and the Common Core Library Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N243
Description :

This program will focus on the application of play theory to Common Core aligned instruction. The use of curriculum aligned modern board games allows a library to provide an additional format of media to support student learning. Participants will be introduced to play theory and shown how the elements of play are closely connected with the underlying themes of Common Core instruction. Though game play examples, participants will learn how to identify successful game elements that promote learning through play. A final major focus will be on the direct alignment of resources to AASL and Common Core curriculum standards.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teach Me SUCCESS: Teaching Success and Strong Character through Characters Kids Love Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
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.