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2012 call to conference

  1. 1. South Carolina Association of School Librarians 37th Annual Conference March 14 – 16, 2012 TD Convention Center, Greenville, South CarolinaFeatured Speakers Pre-Conference Renewal CreditsLearn from the professionals: Don’t miss these exciting Certification Renewal CreditsMike Eisenberg, Donalyn seminars, tours, and our Grand for participation in the SCASLMiller and Chris Crutcher. Opening Event. conference! Page 3 Page 4 Back Cover
  2. 2. Schedule at a Glance Wednesday 07:00 am – 07:30 pm Registration/Information Booth Open 08:30 am – 12:00 pm Tours (see tour description for times & instructions) 10:00 am – 12:15 pm Morning Pre-Conference Seminars 12:30 pm – 01:30 pm Lunch & SCASL Executive Board Meeting 01:45 pm – 04:00 pm Afternoon Pre-Conference Seminars 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm Tours (see tour description for times & instructions) 04:15 pm – 05:15 pm Concurrent Session #1 04:45 pm – 05:15 pm Past President’s Reception 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Exploratorium Thursday 07:00 am – 06:30 pm Registration/Information Booth Open 08:00 am – 09:00 am Concurrent Session #2Blue Ribbon Book Award Banner! 08:00 am – 11:00 am Exhibit Hall Open Why not submit one from your 09:15 am – 10:15 am Author Signings & Conflict Free Exhibit Time school from this year’s lists? 10:30 am – 12:00 pm First General Session: Mike Eisenberg, Keynote Speaker followed by the SCASL Business Meeting You could be 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open 12:15 pm – 01:45 pm Awards Luncheon (ticket required) a winner! 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Second General Session: Donalyn Miller, Keynote SpeakerSubmit your SCASL 2012 03:00 pm – 06:30 pm Exhibit Hall OpenAnnual ConferenceRegistration postmarked by 03:15 pm – 04:15 pm Concurrent Session #3December 31, 2011 and you 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm Concurrent Session #4will be eligible for one of 3 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm Evening Dinner Activitiesfree Author CelebrationLuncheon Tickets! FridayNames will be selected fromthose registrants who return 07:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Opentheir completed registration 07:00 am – 12:00 pm Information Booth Openforms and payment byDecember 31, 2011. 08:00 am – 11:30 am Exhibits Open 08:00 am – 09:00 am Concurrent Session #5The drawing will be January 09:15 am – 10:15 am Concurrent Session #616, 2012. 10:30 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Session #7Winners will be notified via 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm Authors Celebration Luncheon: Chris Crutcher,email and their names will be Keynote Speaker (ticket required)posted to the SCASL listservand SCASL.net. 2
  3. 3. Keynote SpeakersDr. Michael EisenbergMike Eisenberg is widely known in library, information, andeducation circles. He co-founded (with Peter Milbury)LM_NET, the school library media electronic community,and is co-author (with Bob Berkowitz) of the Big6™, themost widely used approach to information and technologyliteracy skills instruction in the world. Mike is a passionateadvocate for the importance of teacher-librarians andschool library information and technology programs inlearning. Mike is a prolific author (9 books and dozens ofarticles) and has worked with thousands of students—pre-K through higher education—as well as people inbusiness, government, and communities to improve theirinformation and technology skills.Donalyn MillerDonalyn Miller is a sixth grade language arts teacher atTrinity Meadows Intermediate School in Keller, Texas. Inher popular book, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the InnerReader in Every Child, Donalyn reflects on her journey tobecome a reading teacher and shares how she inspires andmotivates her students to read 40 or more books a year.Donalyn currently writes a blog, “The Book Whisperer,”for Education Week Teacher and a monthly column forScholastic Book Fairs’ Principal to Principal e-newsletter.Chris CrutcherChris Crutcher is the author of 14 books -- eleven novels,two short story collections and an autobiography. Hissignature blend of tragedy and comedy have made him afavorite with teen and adult readers. He is also one ofthe most frequently banned authors in North America --a fact he considers an accomplishment, rather than adrawback. A popular Voices from the Middle columnistfor several years, Crutcher has been awarded theNCTEs National Intellectual Freedom Award, theALAN Award, the ALAs Margaret A. EdwardsLifetime Achievement Award, the CLAs St. KatharineDrexel Award and Writer magazines Writers Who Make aDifference Award. He makes his home in Spokane, Washington. 3
  4. 4. Wednesday Pre-Conference ActivitiesMorning Seminars (10:00 am – 12:15 pm) textile center of the world, including remnants of the mills that grew up around the falls. It also showcases theBig 6™ by the Month: Comprehensive & Essential Hampton-Pinckney historic district, which is the earliestInformation Literacy Programs Now! – Dr. Mike intact neighborhood in Greenville where some of the citys earliest homes from the mid-nineteenth century areEisenberg located. Bus Leaves TD Convention Center at 9:00 am. (Limit 35) Cost: $20 per personInformation literacy is too important to be a hit-or-miss orpartial program. Big6 by the Month is a new approach to BMW Factory Tour and Museum (8:30 am – 11:30 am)delivering comprehensive and accountable informationand technology literacy learning. Big6 by the Month is a A fascinating and extensive one hour guided tour throughsystematic way to envision, plan, and deliver information BMW’s only American factory, so wear comfortable, fullyliteracy programs that are valued as essential in everyschool. enclosed walking shoes with no more than a 2” heel. The museum is a self-guided trip through the world of BMW to experience exhibits that document BMW’s numerousAt the end of this workshop, you will be able to revise milestones in both racing and touring vehicles. View rareyour current information literacy program so that itreaches all students in your school by being clearly and important vehicles from BMW’s past, such as thedefined, predictable, measured, and reported. famous Isetta “Bubblecar,” BMW Motorcycles, and Art Cars. You can also explore what’s current in BMW, withBeyond the Basics (Advanced Streamline) – Donna exhibits that feature state-of-the-art technologies in transportation safety and the latest in environmentalThompson/Debbie Jarrett, Education Technology Instructors, engineering with the Hydrogen Car. 1 hour factory tour;SCETV 30 minute self-guided museum visit. Bus leaves TDWhen asked if you use StreamlineSC, do you say "Yeah, I Convention Center at 8:30 am. (Limit 20) Cost: $15 peruse it all the time"? In this session you will discover how personto search for presentations, songs, writing prompts, lesson Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum Tour (9:45 am – 11:00plans, the Atlas, Theme Pages, STEM content and how toupload your own content to Streamline. Bring your own am) www.shoelessjoejackson.orglaptop. In 2008 Greenville baseball fans celebrated the grandMedia Literacy: Part of the 21st Century Skills All opening of the museum located in the house where JoeStudents Need – Frank Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse Jackson lived and died. The not-for-profit museum displays records, artifacts, photographs, film and otherJoin Frank Baker for this extended, hands-on and items of interest associated with the historic life andinteractive session. You’ll learn how to incorporate media baseball career of Shoeless Joe Jackson. Bus leaves TDliteracy into instruction as well as some of the valuable Convention Center at 9:45 am (Limit 25) Cost: $5resources available to you, your teachers and yourstudents. School Tours (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Cost: $5 per person All school tours leave TD Convention Center at 10:00Movie Maker – Donna Thompson/Debbie Jarrett, Education am – bus transportation provided.Technology Instructors, SCETV Tour #1: A. J. Whittenberg Elementary SchoolWindows Movie Maker is free video editing software thatis already preloaded on most computers. In this workshop A.J. Whittenberg is the first elementary school in Southyou will learn how to edit StreamlineSC video clips, Carolina with a school-wide engineering curriculum. It isincluding importing video and pictures, adding special in its second full year of existence. The engineering labseffects, text, narration and music. Bring your own laptop. have software for students to have hands-on experience in engineering technology.Morning Tours Tour #2: Sterling School / Charles Townes GiftedTrolley Tour of Downtown Greenville and Historic CenterNeighborhoods, led by John Nolan (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)http://www.greenvillehistorytours.com/cartour.html Sterling School is unique to Greenville County Schools in that it combines a traditional community-basedThis tour traces the development of the coming of the elementary school with the center for highly giftedtextile industry that transformed a small village to the students known as the Charles Townes Center. The 4
  5. 5. Wednesday Pre-Conference ActivitiesCharles Townes Center serves gifted students in grades own integrated curriculum to use with your students.3 - 8 with a maximum capacity of 75 students per grade Creating Menus gives students the freedom to chooselevel. Differentiation in the depth, breadth, and pace of activities that best suit their strongest intelligences. Thisinstruction is designed to challenge the abilities of technique is extremely popular with teachers and studentsadvanced learners, with strong emphasis on the from kindergarten through high school. See howdevelopment of higher order thinking skills. interactive websites and Web 2.0 tools will bring your class to life!Tour #3: SC Governor’s School for the Arts andHumanities Using Video Cameras in the Classroom – Donna Thompson/Debbie Jarrett, Education Technology Instructors,The South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and SCETVHumanities is a public residential high school foremerging artists. The school gives artistically talented See how easy it is to use video cameras (Flip, Smallhigh school students from across the state the Wonder, etc.) to create video for your classroom.opportunity to study their art in a supportive Participants will use cameras during this workshop toenvironment of artistic and academic excellence. Arts record and upload the video to their computers. They willconcentrations include Creative Writing, Dance, use simple video editing tools like Windows Movie MakerDrama, Music and Visual Arts. The library provides or Apples iMovie to create their own movies. Sampleresources to support the arts and academic curricula of projects and ideas will be discussed and presented. Bringthe school as well as leisure reading, listening and your own laptop. (Cameras will be provided.)viewing to enrich residential life. The tour will be ofboth the library and the school. Afternoon ToursAfternoon Seminars (1:45 pm – 4:00 pm) Trolley Tour of Downtown Greenville and Historic Neighborhoods, led by John Nolan (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)Digitize It! – Liz Hood - Media Specialist, Saluda Trail http://www.greenvillehistorytours.com/cartour.htmlMiddle School This tour traces the development of the coming of theCatch a wave! Come and explore ways to produce textile industry that transformed a small village to thedigital information for your learning community textile center of the world, including remnants of the mills(Photostory, Animoto, Voicethread, GoAnimate, that grew up around the falls. It also showcases theAudacity and others). Participants will have the Hampton-Pinckney historic district, which is the earliestopportunity to create a digital product that can be intact neighborhood in Greenville where some of the citysaccessed a variety of ways. Bring your laptop, a flash earliest homes from the mid-nineteenth century aredrive and a content idea (digital pics are welcome!) located. NO BUS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED. Participants will meet at the Hyatt Hotel, 220 North MainIts a snap - create your own instructional videos with Street. (Limit 35) Cost: $14Photo Story3! (Digital Storytelling) – DonnaThompson/Debbie Jarrett, Education Technology Instructors, Walking Tour of Greenville’s Historic West End (2:00SCETV pm – 4:00 pm)Learn how you and your students can use copyright free Historic places both teach and inspire us, and Greenvillephotos and images from StreamlineSC to create great has an abundance of architecture and intriguing tales toinstructional projects with Microsofts free program share. Join Thomas Riddle, Social Studies Coordinator forPhoto Story 3. Sample projects and ideas will be Greenville County Schools, for this exciting walk throughdiscussed and presented. Bring your own photos on a Greenville’s history. NO BUS TRANSPORTATIONusb drive, if you would like. Bring your own laptop. PROVIDED. Participants will need to drive themselves to the Falls Park entrance on Main Street. (Limit 25) Cost:Multiple Intelligences, Menus, and Technology FREEProjects - Fran Mauney, Instructional TechnologyFacilitator, Greenville County School DistrictLearn how to plan lessons that incorporate technologyusing your students’ multiple intelligences. You willview samples of Menus, blogs, wikis and create your 5
  6. 6. Conference Meals Pre-Conference Lunch Dinner at The Lazy Goat: Join several local media specialists in the private dining room: meal includes a Wednesday, March 14, 2012 choice of 5 hors d’oeuvres chosen from The Lazy Goat’s fabulous menu. For more details see scasl.net. (Limit Mediterranean Chicken Wrap: 30) Cost: $42 Sliced Grilled Chicken Breast with Feta Cheese, Dinner with a Local Librarian: Choose a restaurant Hummus, Sliced from one of the many options. Sign up at the Tomatoes and Crisp Lettuce, information booth then meet up with fellow attendees Chefs Choice of Side Salad, Chips, Cookie and Choice of Soft Drink or and a local librarian to enjoy a meal and conversation! Groups limited to 6-8 people! Bottled Water $21.00 Awards Luncheon Author Celebration Luncheon Thursday, March 15, 2012 Friday, March 16, 2012 Join us for the announcement of our Come listen to author Chris Crutcher and be the first to find outaward winners - including Media Specialist of the Year! which books won this year’s book awards!Classic Sirloin Pot Roast: Tender Beef Braised in a Rich Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad Thinly Sliced ChipotleRed Wine Bordelaise Sauce served with Horseradish Soy Marinated Chicken Breast, served over Baby FieldMashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables, Carrot Cake Greens and Chopped Romaine Lettuce with a Blackwith Cream Cheese Frosting, Iced Tea, Coffee and Water Bean/Corn Salsa, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Julienne Tri$28.00 Color Corn Chips and our Southwest Spoon Bread, served with our House Smoked Tomatoes Vinaigrette and Sweet Red Pepper Ranch Dressing, Basket ofSpecial Thursday Evening Activities (6:00 pm Tortilla Chips, Cinnamon Chocolate Mousse, Iced Tea,– 9:00 pm) Participants must provide their Coffee and Waterown transportation! $25.00Culinary Tour of Greenville: The Loft, The Lazy Goat, Please Note: Menus needed to meet special dietarySoby’s New South Cuisine, Deveraux’s. Sample dishes requirements are available with advance notice and mustfrom some of Greenville’s best restaurants with local be received by February 29, 2012. Emailauthor and historian John Nolan. (Limit 30) Cost: $39 angie.bardin@gmail.com prior to February 29, 2012 with special meal requests.Cooking Class at The Cook’s Station: A local chef willprepare a gourmet meal as you watch - then share therecipes with you as you eat the meal that has beenprepared. (Limit 16) Cost: $36 Conference Hotels Hilton Greenville The Phoenix The Sleep Inn 45 West Orchard Park Drive 246 North Pleasantburg Drive 231 North Pleasantburg Drive Greenville, SC 29615 Greenville, SC 29607 Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 232-4747 (800) 257-3529 (864) 240-2006 (864) 235-6248 fax www.phoenixgreenvillesinn.com (864) 672-2015 fax http://bit.ly/hilton2012 Reservation Code: SCASL Room Rate: $115.00/Night Room Rate: $95.00/Night Room Rate: $89.99/Night 6
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  8. 8. NONPROFIT U.S. POSTAGE PAID PO BOX 2442 Permit No. 158Columbia, SC 29202 Columbia, SC http://scasl.net Conference Registration Policies & Certification Deadlines Registration: Renewal Credits • • You must complete a form to register. All forms must be accompanied by payment or they will not be processed.It is up to each participant to follow the guidelines of his/her district in order to receivefull credit for this Professional Development Activity. See excerpt below and go to • Multiple registration payments may behttp://www.scteachers.org for more information – or contact your district office. included in one check; however, a separate registration form must be completed for each conference attendee. Renewal credits must be related to the educator’s professional growth plan and/or support the goals of the employing educational Refunds entity, and therefore, are subject to the approval of the educational • Refund requests must be made in writing to district or entity. A pre-approval form for this professional activity Angie Bardin, Executive Secretary, PO Box may be required. 2442, Columbia, SC 29202 or email An educator may earn renewal credits through activities for angie.bardin@gmail.com prior to January 31, which all eligibility criteria have been met. 2012. The educator is • Refund requests postmarked after January 31, responsible for maintaining 2012 will not be honored. all required renewal credit • An administrative fee of $25 will be charged verification and for all refunds. documentation. • No refunds will be given on site. The educator will be responsible for turning in the Meal Events verification to the appropriate • No meals can be ordered after February 29, district/entity renewal credit 2012. plan coordinator for processing. T-shirts • T-shirts must be pre-ordered and paid for prior to January 21, 2012

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