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Format: 02/21/2017 - 1pm
Format: 02/21/2017 - 1pm
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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.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED The Pros and Cons of Coming in 3rd Place Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

While adults have places that are their "third place," a home away from home, few places in the community offer youth the same option. The school library can and should act as a third place where students find a place to be themselves away from home and the constraints of the classroom. This presentation offers suggestions on how to advocate for school libraries and make the most of what you have to encourage others to invest in the library, including promoting resources (flaunt what you've got), giving students "ownership" in the library and giving potential investors complete communications.

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Designing Effective Library Experiences for African-American Male Youth Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

The goal of this session is to enable school librarians to create supportive environments and meaningful experiences that enhance literacy achievement and life outcomes of African-American male youth. Supporting lifelong learning is a key component of the mission of school libraries. The national crisis of literacy achievement of African-American males is an extension of this mission, and one we believe the school library community must embrace. Research on best practice in the literacy instruction of Black male youth, including effective pedagogy, text selection, and community empowerment, must be part of the professional repertoire of school library professionals.

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.

10:30am - 11:30am
The Future of Library Services for and with Teens Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S223
Description :

YALSA’s IMLS-funded National Forum on Teens and Libraries was a year-long effort that brought together key stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, technology, adolescent development and the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to explore the world of young adults and library services for and with this population. This interactive session will offer a forum to discuss the findings and what they mean for libraries. Come with ideas and questions! The report is available at www.ala.org/yaforum.

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
College Readiness Dialogues: Together We Succeed! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

In 2010 Blue Valley High School and Rockhurst University co-hosted a College Readiness Dialogue for high school, college, and university librarians in the Kansas City metro area. The objective was to provide an open, relaxed, and informal dialogue between high school and academic librarians on students’ college readiness. The event drew professionals from public, private, and alternative schools in both Kansas and Missouri. This session will discuss how we put this together, the results, where we’re going with it in the future, and how you can organize this type of gathering in your own area!

1:00pm - 2:30pm
No More Eye-Candy! Inspiring Visual Imagination, Assessing Visual Creativity Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Every day, you are introducing cutting-edge technologies that allow students to mash up and create images in sophisticated ways. But with so many tools making it simple to drag-and-drop, how do we guide students beyond eye candy to find, evaluate, and use creative visual images that push through to deeper learning and expression? Participants will experiment with a hands-on project, in the process learning to guide and assess students’ visual products for creative and critical thinking. Join us as we take on the challenge of fostering students’ visual imaginations.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Best of the Best from the American University Presses Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

Join members from the joint AASL/RUSA committee, with presenters Nann Blaine Hilyard (RUSA/CODES), Merlyn Miller (AASL), Judi Repman (AASL), and Annemarie Roscello (AASL), as they highlight their favorite offerings from AAUP's (American Association of University Presses) members.

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stepping Up: Providing Effective Library and Information Services, Program and Resources to Students With Disabilities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

Research has demonstrated that school librarians often lack the skills and knowledge to effectively design, implement and evaluate services, resources and programs for students with a range of physical, neuro-developmental and/or learning disabilities in their schools. This session will be led by four distinguished university faculty with different perspectives and areas of expertise: disabilities law, leadership and advocacy, communication disorders, and motivation and instructional design. The presenters will use a variety of interactive knowledge-building exercises and participative activities (e.g., what it is like to have a learning disability, how to create an accessible library facility) that motivate and engage participants.

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
S222
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
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.

Monday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teaching Digital Citizenship to Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

With their ability to focus on topics of personal interest, engagement in technology, attention to detail, appreciation for rules, and strong sense of fairness, youth with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) can become model digital citizens. While some youth with ASD have difficulty in discerning other people’s perspective, they are often willing to share their own knowledge. School librarians can help these youth interact with digital information knowledgeably, not only in terms of technical skills, but also helping contextualize information, filling in experiential gaps and developing a critical eye towards content and the authors’ intent.