SCASL 2012 Conference Program

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SCASL 2012 Conference Program

  1. 1. South Carolina Association of School Librarians 37th Annual Conference March 14 – 16, 2012TD Convention Center, Greenville, South Carolina
  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 (Rm 102C) PO BOX 2442 Columbia, SC 29202 01:45 pm – 04:00 pm Afternoon Pre-Conference Seminars 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm Tours (see tour description for times & instructions) (803) 492 – 3025 04:15 pm – 05:15 pm Concurrent Session One ervinscasl@gmail.com 04:45 pm – 05:15 pm Past President’s Reception 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Exploratorium SCASL Webpage: http://scasl.net Thursday SCASL Flickr: flickr.com/photos/scasl 07:00 am – 06:00 pm Registration/Information Booth Open 08:00 am – 09:00 am Concurrent Session Two SCASL Twitter: 08:00 am – 10:30 am Exhibit Hall Open @scaslnet 09:15 am – 10:15 am Author Signings & Conflict Free Exhibit Time 10:30 am – 12:00 pm First General Session: Robert E. Berkowitz, Keynote Speaker followed by the SCASL Business MeetingConference Steering 12:00 pm – 05:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open Committee 12:15 pm – 01:45 pm Awards Luncheon (ticket required) Heather Loy 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Second General Session: Donalyn Miller, Keynote Program Chairman Speaker Kathy Sutusky 03:15 pm – 04:15 pm Concurrent Session Three SCASL President 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm SLIS Alumni Tea Patty Bynum 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm Concurrent Session Four Local Arrangements 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm Evening Dinner Activities Joe Myers Past President Drucie Gullion Friday Exhibits 07:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Open Cathy Nelson Information Technology 07:00 am – 12:00 pm Information Booth Open Frances Lee O’Neal 08:00 am – 11:30 am Exhibits Open Regional Network 08:00 am – 09:00 am Concurrent Session Five Diane Ervin 09:15 am – 10:15 am Concurrent Session Six Registration 10:30 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Session Seven Steve Reed 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm Authors Celebration Luncheon: Chris Crutcher, Treasurer Keynote Speaker (ticket required) Susan Mazur Book Awards
  3. 3. Table of ContentsTable of Contents 1Welcome Letter 2SCASL President’s Message 3SCASL Past Presidents 3SCASL Executive Board 4Important Conference Information 5Wednesday Schedule at a Glance 6Pre-Conference Activities 6Concurrent Session One Descriptions 7Grand/Exhibits Opening & Exploratorium 9Thursday Schedule at a Glance 9Concurrent Session Two Descriptions 10Author Autographing Session 11First General Session/SCASL Business Meeting Agenda 122012 – 2013 SCASL Slate of Officers 13Awards Luncheon 14Second General Session 15Concurrent Session Three Descriptions 15Concurrent Session Four Descriptions 17Friday Schedule at a Glance 19Concurrent Session Five Descriptions 19Concurrent Session Six Descriptions 21Concurrent Session Seven Descriptions 22Author Celebration Luncheon Agenda 242011 – 2012 Book Award Nominees 25Exhibits Directory 26 The Volunteer and Conference Evaluation Surveys can be found on SCASL.net! Choose the “Conference” menu option. 1
  4. 4. Conference InformationAutographing: Books by conference authors may be Exhibitors: Please visit the exhibits often and express yourpurchased from our exhibitors. Please limit books to be support for our exhibitors. The all-conference reception andautographed to three books per author and have the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening will be on Wednesday, Marchnames to be inscribed written out for the authors. 14th. The exhibit hall will be open:Authors will be available in the Exhibit Hall for Wednesday, March 14th: 5:30 – 7:30 pmautographing on Thursday, March 15 from 9:15 – 10:15am. (See page 11 for a list of participating authors). Thursday, March 15th: 8:00 – 10:30 am Thursday, March 15th: 12:00 – 5:30 pmChris Crutcher, Mary Nethery, and Kirby Larson will beautographing on Friday, March 16th. (See pages 20-21 for Friday, March 16th: 8:00 – 11:30 amtimes and locations.) Facilitators: Please pick up your folders and scanner at theBanners: Book Award Banners will be on display along information booth at least 15 minutes prior to yourthe second floor railing in the main hallway outside the scheduled session; the scanner and folder should beexhibit hall and classroom area. returned immediately after the session ends.Blogging: Conference info will continue on the SCASL Information Booth: The conference information booth isblog! Visit http://scasl.net/news-announcements/ If you located downstairs near the escalators.would like to contribute, contact Cathy Nelson(cathyjonelson@gmail.com). Lost and Found: Any misplaced or lost items can be claimed at the Information Booth. Please take precautionsCell Phones: Please turn off your cell phones prior to all to secure your belongings during the conference.conference sessions and meals. Nametags and Badges: Nametags and badges are requiredChildren: The SCASL conference is an opportunity for for admission to exhibit and all sessions.adult professional development and networking. Pleasedo not allow your children to come into the Exhibit Hall, Parking: Parking is available at no cost in the TDconcurrent sessions, general sessions, or other parts of the Convention Center Parking Lots.conference unless they have been invited to attend by theassociation. Recertification: Participants may pick up a SCASL scan card at the booth across from the Registration Desk. HaveConference T-Shirt: If you pre-purchased a conference your card scanned as you leave concurrent and generalT-Shirt, you will have a ticket in your registration package sessions to record your attendance. You MUST use YOURto redeem at the SCASL store. A limited number of shirts card to build your transcript for session attendance. Yourmay be available for purchase at the store. card is encoded with your registration information, so please keep up with it during conference. Your card mustConference Policies: be turned in BEFORE you leave conference – please drop the card in the box at the registration desk. After  There will be no smoking in any conference space. conference, attendees will receive a signed transcript via  Please do not overcrowd a session by sitting on the floor email that can be submitted following your local district or by standing in the back or side of the room. procedures to receive renewal credit.  Nametags are required for admission to exhibit and all Registration: Registration is located downstairs across from conference-sponsored events. the Exhibit Hall near the spiral staircase.  Children are not permitted to attend sessions or exhibits unless invited to do so by the association. SCASL Conference Store: Conference Store hours are the same as the Exhibit Hall hours. Purchase Book AwardEmail Stations: Due to the prevalence of Smartphone use items and pick up pre-purchased T-Shirts and free SC Bookand the convention center’s free wifi, email stations will Award bookmarks here.not be provided at this year’s conference. Security: Security staff will be in place throughout theEvaluations: To help SCASL plan future conferences, conference to check name badges and monitor programsplease complete the evaluation survey located on scasl.net. and exhibits. Please remember to wear your badge at allYour ideas, suggestions and comments are welcome. times during conference! 5
  5. 5. Wednesday Schedule at a Glance 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 (Room: 102C) 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 One 04:45 pm – 05:15 pm Past President’s Reception 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Exploratorium Wednesday Pre-Conference SeminarsMorning Seminars (10:00 am – 12:15 pm) Afternoon Seminars (1:45 pm – 4:00 pm)Big 6™ by the Month: Comprehensive & Essential Digitize It! – Liz Hood - Media Specialist, Saluda Information Literacy Programs Now! – Trail Middle School Robert E. Berkowitz Room 102A Room 102ABeyond the Basics (Advanced Streamline) – Donna Its a snap - create your own instructional videos Thompson/Debbie Jarrett, Education Technology with Photo Story3! (Digital Storytelling) – Instructors, SCETV Donna Thompson/Debbie Jarrett, Education Room 104A Technology Instructors, SCETVMedia Literacy: Part of the 21st Century Skills All Room 104B Students Need – Frank Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse Multiple Intelligences, Menus, and Technology Room 102B Projects - Fran Mauney, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County School DistrictMovie Maker – Donna Thompson/Debbie Jarrett, Education Technology Instructors, SCETV Room 103 Room 104B Using Video Cameras in the Classroom – Donna Thompson/Debbie Jarrett, Education Technology Instructors, SCETV Wednesday’s box lunch Room 104A pickup is in room 202C! Additional Afternoon Seminar Added! Don’t forget your ticket! NO TICKET REQUIRED! Media Literacy: Part of the 21st Century Skills All Students Need – Frank Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse Room 102B6
  6. 6. Wednesday Pre-Conference ToursMorning Tours Afternoon ToursSC Governor’s School for the Arts and NO BUS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDEDHumanities School Tour (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Busleaves the TD Convention Center at 10:00 am. Trolley Tour of Downtown Greenville and Historic Neighborhoods, led by John Nolan (2:00 Room 101A pm – 4:00 pm) Participants will meet at the Hyatt Hotel, 220 North Main Street.BMW Factory Tour and Museum (8:30 am – 11:30 Walking Tour of Greenville’s Historic West Endam) Bus leaves TD Convention Center at 8:30 am. (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Participants will need to drive themselves to the Falls Park entrance on Main Room 101B Street. Wednesday Concurrent Session One (4:15 – 5:15 pm)Book Award Committee Meeting Follett Shelf – Managing all your digital resource in aSusan Mazur, Book Award Chair Free, Hosted Virtual BookshelfRoom 102C Follett Library Resources Room 104AThis is a required meeting for all current and new bookaward committee members. Instruction on how to review FollettShelf is a free, hosted virtual bookshelf that providesbooks as well as the book award committee guidelines will a friendly environment for students and teachers to search,be discussed. read and manage their Follett eContent.Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District Admin Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminStrand: Reading/Literacy Strand: Instruction/Collaboration; Emerging Technology/IntegrationExploring How to Find & Manage eBooksRobin Cole, Mackin Educational Resources Got Game?Room 103 Liz Hood, Saluda Trail Middle School Room 102ADive into the hottest (and most confusing) topic in theeducational world today—ebooks. We’ll break down how R U a N00B? Explore the popular pastime of gaming.to find the best ebooks for your school and discuss how to Harness the power of digital game-based learning in youreasily manage ebook collections within the library and instructional programming to engage students and drawindividual classrooms. connections across curriculum areas.Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District Admin Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminStrand: Emerging Technologies/Integration Strand: Emerging Technologies/Integration 7
  7. 7. Wednesday Concurrent Session One (4:15 – 5:15 pm)Let Me Tell You a Story – By The Standards Track It!: Documenting Instructional ImpactFrankie Adkins USC-SLIS: Gerry Solomon, Donna Shannon,Room 203 Elizabeth Miller & Karen Gavigan Room 101ACan you use storytelling to meet the standards? Absolutely!Frankie Adkins will tell you how, offer some tips on Capitalize on the school library media program’s potential tostorytelling, and perform a demonstration story. If there is positively affect student achievement. USC faculty discussmore than one session, there will be a different story for and share various strategies for gathering meaningfuleach session. “Let me tell you a story!” evidence to demonstrate how your instructional role as a school librarian positively impacts teaching and studentLevel: ELEM, MS, HS learning. Join us to get ideas and to share your strategies.Strand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminStorytelling with Puppets and Story Props Strand: Leadership/AdvocacyYostie Ashley, SC Storytelling NetworkRoom 104B Using Primary Sources from LOC to Enable Students to Be Engaged, Think Creatively, and Construct KnowledgePuppets can teach both kids and adults; they make us Anne Lemieux, Lugoff-Elgin Middle Schoollaugh and most of all they make us listen. Puppets can be Room 101Bentertainingly funny and yet teach a credibly importantconcept. Come learn techniques and props that will inspire Teaching with primary sources is a powerful way to helpyou to use puppets and storytelling often. students ask engaged, probing questions, develop critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. Learn aboutLevel: ELEM, MS primary sources and resources that are available online fromStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy the Library of CongressTeaching Film as 21st Century Literacy Level: ELEM, MS, HSFrank Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse Inc. Strand: Instruction/CollaborationRoom 102B Workforce resources for teens, young adults, andCome learn how to help your teachers better teach with their parents!and about film. Films are rich “texts” primed to be “read” Jason Broughton, SC State Libraryusing many techniques with various meanings. If you’ve Room 201never seen media educator Frank W. Baker’spresentations, don’t miss him this time. The State Library of South Carolina has launched a new website, WorkSC.org, to assist libraries, state governmentLevel: ELEM, MS, HSStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy; agencies, and citizens in locating useful resources on the Emerging Technology/Integration many facets of workforce development. The site, initially created with libraries and first time job seekers in mind,Technology Projects for Primary Grades offers many useful links for beginning as well as seasoned jobAmanda LeBlanc, A.J. Whittenberg Elementary seekers. WorkSC.org covers topics such as resumeSchool of Engineering development, job hunting, overcoming barriers,Room 100B unemployment, and a variety of other workforce tools.Think primary students aren’t ready for technology Level: HS, Building/District Levelprojects? Come see some project examples from grades K4- Strand: Reading/Literacy2nd grade and get some tips and tricks for using technologyto get your youngest learners engaged and usingtechnology to apply reading and math skills.Level: ELEMStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Emerging Technologies/Integration Snapshot Day 2012 Wiki 8
  8. 8. Grand Opening & Exploratorium (5:30 – 7:30 pm)Mr. David Sudduth, Mayor Pro Tem, will provide SCASL Constitution & Bylawswelcoming remarks on behalf of Mayor Knox White. Martha Taylor, SCASL Constitution ChairmanExploratorium Showcases: A major revision of the SCASL Constitution & Bylaws isBooths 67 – 72 in the Exhibit Hall being voted on at the membership business meeting on Thursday. The revision goal is to facilitate the governance needed to achieve our organization’s mission and objectives inBore No More! the 21st –Century. Take a look at the proposed bylaws andPamela Williams, Columbia High School discuss governance issues.Need fresh ideas for attracting student patrons to your library SCASL Committee Showcasemedia center? Secondary media specialists share tried andtrue programming and marketing ideas for attracting teenage The SCASL Executive Board has put together a display forlibrary patrons. each of the SCASL Committees. Come and browse through our displays and talk to committee members to see wherePicturing the Conference @ SCASL YOU can share your talents and sign up to become a 2012-13Cathy Nelson, Dorman High School committee member.Bring your digital camera, Flip cam, phone or any devicethat captures pictures or videos and learn how to upload There will be a reception in the Exhibit Hall. Don’t forgetphotos to a Flickr account. Volunteer to be a roving reporter your free soda & wine tickets!at conference, and make a contribution to everyone’s overallconference experience by sharing your content to SCASL’sFlickr account. Thursday Schedule at a Glance 07:00 am – 06:00 pm Registration/Information Booth Open 08:00 am – 09:00 am Concurrent Session Two 08:00 am – 10:30 am Exhibit Hall Open 09:15 am – 10:15 am Author Signings & Conflict Free Exhibit Time 10:30 am – 12:00 pm First General Session: Robert E. Berkowitz, Keynote Speaker followed by the SCASL Business Meeting 12:00 pm – 05:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open 12:15 pm – 01:45 pm Awards Luncheon (ticket required) 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Second General Session: Donalyn Miller, Keynote Speaker 03:15 pm – 04:15 pm Concurrent Session Three 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm SLIS Alumni Tea 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm Concurrent Session Four 9
  9. 9. Thursday Concurrent Session Two (8:00 – 9:00 am)Big6 Basics Ereader Duel: Nook vs. KindleRobert E. Berkowitz Tamara Cox & Carla Nash, Anderson 1Room: 202AB Room: 103The Big6 is a set of skills necessary for success in the Are ereaders really worth the money? Are Nooks or Kindlesinformation age! Through discussion, examples and better for my school’s needs? Join this ereader duel tointeractive exercises learn how to apply your understanding answer these questions and more. You’ll hear about eachof the Big6 Approach to Information Literacy and impact device’s features, the pros and cons of both, and ways to uselearning and teaching within the context of existing K-12 ereaders in the library and classroom.curriculum, assignments, and standards. Don’t miss thisopportunity. Level: ELEM, MS, HS Strand: Reading/Literacy:Level: ELEM, MS Emerging Technology/IntegrationStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy How to be Loquacious: Constant TalkBring on the Books! about Your Library ImpactDonalyn Miller Susan Myers, Spartanburg High SchoolRoom: 102A Room: 201 Be loquacious. Get your message out to parents,Explore new titles that upper elementary and middle school administration, and students. Susan Myers of thestudents love to read, as well as instructional strategies and Loquacious Library staff will show all of the ways (virtualresources for using these books in the classroom. and physical) SHS Library markets its programming, new books, new websites, and class interactions.Level: ELEM, MSStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District Level Strand: Leadership/AdvocacyBringing Black History to Life:Meet the Author Kelly Starling Lyons Introducing the 2012-13 SC Junior Book AwardRoom: 104B Nominees Shari Ganahl & the Junior Book Award CommitteeUsing slideshows, music, show-and-tell and book excerpts, Room: 102Cchildren’s book author Kelly Starling Lyons will share howhistory inspires her work and ways to get kids plugged in. Are you looking for the 20 best new books to share with yourParticipants will leave with a list of children’s books that 6th – 9th grades? Come learn about SC Junior Book Awardsalute black history and tips on connecting kids with stories Committee’s selections for the 2012-2013 award nomineesfrom the past. and how you can share them with your students!Level: ELEM, MS Level: MSStrand: Reading/Literacy Strand: Reading/Literacy“Dream Big” & “Own the Night!” - Outta’ Cite? Not on Your Life! Bibbin’ is EasySC Summer Reading Program Michael Giller, SC Governor’s School for the ArtsPresented by SC State Library Staff Room: 102BRoom: 104A APA. MLA. Throw in a twist of Chicago and TurabianCome learn about the statewide summer reading program and it’s a cocktail that stresses students out. EasyBib is freeand how YOU can collaborate with your local public library and makes citing student work easier. See the features ofand have your students reading this summer. this resource and learn how easy it is to use it as a collaborative tool that you can integrate in the classroom inLevel: ELEM, MS, HS a variety of subjects.Strand: Leadership/Advocacy; Reading/Literacy; Instruction/Collaboration Level: MS, HS Strand: Instruction/Collaboration; Emerging Technology/Integration10
  10. 10. Thursday Concurrent Session Two (8:00 – 9:00 am)Overwhelmed? Apply the KISS Principle This session will present the results of a pilot study conductedMartha Taylor, McCants Middle School to get the perspectives of South Carolina school librariansRoom: 101A and principals. Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District LevelThe professional life of a school librarian is complex. Don’t Strand: Leadership/Advocacyfall into the Rube Goldberg trap! Learn to apply the KISSprinciple to all aspects of your school library media program, Transitions: Coping with Big Movesmanagement, teaching and learning, collaboration, Samantha McManus, Sullivan Middle Schooltechnology integration, literacy, and advocacy. Room: 101BLevel: ELEM, MS, HSStrand: Leadership/Advocacy Whether you are a veteran media specialist beginning a career in a new school district, transitioning from theSchool Librarians & Principals: Partnership for Effective classroom to the media center, or just receiving your librarySchool Library Programs science degree, this is the place for you! Join in a discussionDr. Donna Shannon, USC-SLIS of those “need to know” details of beginning in a new placeRoom: 203 or a new career. We will talk about immediate necessities, navigating a new school culture and new expectations, andHow can school librarians gain the support of their have plenty of time to share concerns and questions about making transitions.principals? What do principals need to know andunderstand in order to support their school library program? Level: ELEM, MS, HS Strand: Leadership/Advocacy Author Autographing Session (9:15 – 10:15 am)Thursday, March 15, 2012 Location: Exhibit Hall, Booths 1 - 6Robert E. Berkowitz Donalyn Miller Frank Baker Ted Dunagan Elysabeth ElderingKaren Gavigan Kelly Starling Lyons Sybil Nelson Sarah Renée Virginia Wallace Whitney N. Husid 11
  11. 11. First General Session & SCASL Business MeetingThursday, March 15, 2012 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Location: Room 202AB Keynote Address: Robert E. Berkowitz “Change or Start Looking for a New Job” Co-Creator of the Big6 Approach, Bob Berkowitz is an educator first and foremost. He earned degrees from George Washington University (MA in Education), State University of New York at Albany (MLS), and North Adams (MA) State College (School Administrators Certification). Bob has over 30 years of teaching experience in both rural and urban settings. He began his career teaching language arts in high school. Bob enhanced his professional expertise by becoming a school library media specialist. He successfully managed and taught in school libraries at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. His credentials are rounded out with additional experience as district coordinator for library and information programs and university instructor. His breadth of experiences uniquely qualifies him to be a consultant and trainer to educators at every level regardless of their professional degree, interests, length of service or responsibilities. In 2000, Bob was named a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Expert in Residence. He has been an Adjunct Instructor at Syracuse Universitys School of Information Studies, and Consultant to Mansfield State Universitys School Library & Information Technologies graduate program. Bob acted as Library Media Specialist Consultant to a research skills-based English curriculum project that won National Council of Teachers of English recognition as a Center of Excellence in English and the Language Arts. Currently, Bob is a School Library Media Specialist with the Wayne Central School District, Ontario Center, NY. Business Meeting Agenda Call to Order Kathy Sutusky, SCASL President Minutes of 2011 Annual Membership Meeting Kelly Knight, SCASL Secretary Treasurer’s Report Steve Reed, SCASL Treasurer Constitution Revision Proposal Martha Taylor, Constitution Committee Chairman Election of Officers Joe Myers, Elections Committee Chairman Announcements Heather Loy, President-Elect Adjournment Kathy Sutusky, SCASL President12
  12. 12. 2012 – 2013 SCASL Slate of Officers Anne Lemieux Dr. Drusilla Charlene Beecher Candidate for Vice Zehner President/President-Elect Candidate for Secretary Anne Lemieux has been Dr. Drusilla Charlene Beecher the Media Specialist at Lugoff- Zehner has been a school librarian Elgin Middle School in since 2001 and is currently the Kershaw County since Librarian at Hanahan High School 2006. Prior to that she was the in Berkeley County. Dr. Zehner has media assistant at Lugoff-Elgin been married for sixteen years and enjoys traveling with herHigh School for 4 years. She graduated from the husband. She has served as past Chair of the SouthUniversity of South Carolina with her MLIS in 2006. Carolina Young Adult Book Award Committee andShe has been an active member of SCASL since 2004, currently serves on the Information Technology and theserving on the IT committee and as the Chair of the IT Public Awareness committees. She is an avid reader whocommittee for 2 years. She served for 2 years as the loves to connect with her students by discussing currentSCASL representative on the South Carolina Young Adult fiction titles and feels successful collaborationAssociation of Educational Technology Executive with teachers is one of our most rewarding job roles. SheBoard. Currently and for the past 3 years she has also believes it is crucial for each school librarian to advocateserved as the Volunteer Chair for the EdTech for our profession.Conference. Recently, Anne was selected from a pool ofhundreds of applicants to participate in the Library ofCongress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Steve ReedTeacher Institute for one week in Washington, D.C. Candidate for TreasurerShe also attended the National Book Festival inWashington, D.C. this past September. Steven Reed has been a school library media specialist since 1998. HeShe is the proud mother of two grown children, Emily received his MLIS in 2002 from USC.and Ethan. She is married to David, a very supportive Steve began working in the Mediahusband. She enjoys cycling, knitting and of course Center at Denmark-Olar High Schoolreading. where he was also the District contact for School Libraries. He was instrumental in getting theElections Committee Improving Literacy Through School Libraries grant for the Denmark-Olar School District. He has been an active  Joe Myers, Past President, Chairman member of SCASL since 1999 serving as Chairman of the Elections Committee Constitution and Bylaws committee before being elected  Frankie O’Neal, Regional Network Treasurer in 2004 and serving two terms. During that time  Sarah Trani, Media Specialist, he invested the Associations funds in higher paying CDs Fairfield Central High School rather than lower paying accounts. Steve now serves as  Deborah Jordan, Media Specialist, Media Specialist at Ocean Bay Middle School in Horry Crescent High School County. His goal is to form a finance committee to oversee  Celeste Stone, Media Specialist, the finances of the Association and to safe guard the Northside Elementary School Association’s assets. Official Notice of the Bylaws Revision for the South Carolina Association of School Librarians was published in the February Media Center Messenger. The revision represents extensive and general changes to the existing Constitution and Bylaws of the Association, and represents study and work that began in 2005. The goal of the revision has been to create a document that will facilitate the governance needed to achieve the mission and objectives of SCASL, and one that will guarantee rights and privileges to our membership. 13
  13. 13. 2012 SCASL Awards Luncheon (12:15 – 1:45 pm)Thursday, March 15, 2012 Ticket Required Location: Room 202C Cindy Symonds Linda Allison Media Specialist of the Year Media Paraprofessional of the Year Sponsored by Sponsored by Follett Library Resources Follett Library Resources Ive been with Richland School Linda Allison has been a member of District Two for 9 years and a the Wellford Academy family for over 12 years, and with media specialist for 9.5 years. I Spartanburg District 5 for over 30 years. This commitmentopened Round Top Elementary, located in Blythewood, in to our school community is invaluable, and her impact2003 and continue to work there today. My family is a true reaches far beyond the library shelves. She knows almostRichland Two family, as my husband, David Symonds, is every student by name and often knows their parents andDirector of Guidance at Summit Parkway Middle School grandparents, forming connections with families that areand my fourth grade son, Matthew, has attended Round vital in a high-poverty school such as ours. She not onlyTop since he was 3. I became a media specialist after knows the students and their families, our faculty and staffreturning to school in my late 20s to complete my claim her as a family member and look to her for guidanceundergraduate degree in English and continued on to receive and support both in and out of school.a Master of Library and Information Science from theUniversity of South Carolina. Prior to that, I spent a decade Konni Shierworking as a manager in the printing and business services Nancy Jane Day Scholarshipindustry. I consider being a media specialist to be my lifescalling and count myself blessed to work with the wonderful Sponsored by SCASLlearning community at Round Top. Konni Shier is earning her Certificate of Graduate Study in Library and Christian Haynes Information Science at the University Margaret Ehrhardt Student of South Carolina while teaching English at Midlands Scholarship Technical College. She completed her MLIS in 2011. Konni Sponsored by SCASL also has her M.A.E. in English and Secondary Education from The Citadel and her B.A. in Italian Literature from Christian is a senior at Fort Dorchester Florida State University. She has taught English in SC High School where he volunteers in our colleges and universities since 1990, and she has worked in library media program through our circulation, reference and monograph acquisitions at USC-district student volunteer program. Christian works at a SOM Library, Clemson University, Cañada Junior College,variety of duties in the library including circulating R. C. Edwards Junior High School in Clemson, andmaterials, working with technology and helping students. Morrison Elementary School in Clemson. Konni isHe also works part time at a local Wendy’s after school and dedicated to information literacy. Inspired by her onlineon weekends. He plans to use his scholarship toward a two English students, she wrote, produced, and directed tenyear degree in culinary arts and business management. He video lessons on academic integrity, using library sources,has already completed a two-year culinary arts program in and writing with sources in MLA style. She uses digitalour school, and he hopes that will help him with his future storytelling, and various web-based mapping andacademic work. He has been involved in many other cartooning technologies in her teaching, and hopes toactivities during his high school career including student examine information literacy instruction in virtual schools.council, the Treehuggers Club, and student volunteering. Konni is especially passionate about materials and services for boys and the Latino populations. SCASL Distinguished Service Award Sponsored by Follett Software Company To recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to South14 Carolina school librarianship, school library media services, and SCASL.
  14. 14. Second General Session (2:00 – 3:00 pm)Thursday, March 15, 2012 Location: Room 202AB Keynote Address: Donalyn Miller “Creating a Classroom Where Readers Flourish” Imagine a classroom where students read 40 books a year, improve their reading ability, and develop a love for books and reading that lasts long after the school year ends. Donalyn Miller shares the classroom conditions and instructional practices that inspire and motivate her middle school students to read and the traditional practices that may inhibit students’ reading. Donalyn Miller is a sixth grade language arts teacher at Trinity Meadows Intermediate School in Keller, Texas. In her popular book, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and shares how she inspires and motivates 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 for Scholastic Book Fairs’ Principal to Principal e-newsletter. Thursday, Concurrent Session Three (3:15 – 4:15 pm)Advocating for Student Engagement: Bring on the Books!Supporting Teachers as They Become More Comfortable Featured Speaker: Donalyn Millerwith 21st Century Resources Room: 202BLeigh Jordan, SCASL Media Specialist of the Year &Sarah Deason, A. R. Rucker Middle School Explore new titles that upper elementary and middle schoolRoom: 101A students love to read, as well as instructional strategies and resources for using these books in the classroom.Ever wondered how to share all those web 2.0 technologytools with your teachers? Join one media specialist and one Level: ELEM, MSinstructional facilitator as they describe their year-long Strand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacyemphasis on technology in an effort to bring their faculty intothe 21st Century in a supportive, but purposeful way. Walkaway with a format that can be replicated anywhere withany educators.Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District LevelStrand: Emerging Technology/Integration 15
  15. 15. Thursday Concurrent Session Three (3:15 – 4:15 pm)Classifying Faction (a cross of fiction and factual writing) More Powerful than a Locomotive: Using GraphicElysabeth Eldering, Author Novels across the Secondary CurriculumRoom: 201 Karen Gavigan, USC-SLIS Room: 102BIn this workshop, Ms. Eldering will show how a book that ispublished as fiction can be shelved in many ways. She will This session’s emphasis will be on the educational benefitsshow you where a fictional state series will fit on several of graphic novels and strategies for using curriculum-basedshelves in your library, so they don’t get lost in a generalized graphic novels with students in grades 6-12. Breakoutclassification. Handouts will be available. Books available sessions will enable participants to get hands on within the series will be for sale in the exhibit hall and Ms. graphic novels and share best practices with others.Eldering will sign copies purchased during the conference. Bibliographies and handouts of resources will be provided.Level: ELEM, MS Level: MS, HS, Building/District AdminStrand: Instruction/Collaboration Strand: Reading/LiteracyIntellectual Freedom: You Don’t Have to Like ItMichael Giller, SC Governor’s School for the Arts Multiple Intelligences, Menus, and Technology ProjectsRoom: 104B Fran Mauney, Greenville County School District Room: 203Why is labeling materials wrong? What is self-censorship?How do I apply the principles of IF to my collection and Learn how to plan lessons that incorporate technology usingservices? Why should I care? This is Intellectual Freedom your students’ multiple intelligences. You will view samples101 and will cover everything you want to know about of menus, blogs, and wikis and create your own integratedintellectual freedom but are too afraid to ask. Come get your curriculum to use with your students. Creating menus givesdose of IF medicine – you don’t have to like it. Sponsored students the freedom to choose activities that best suit theirby the IFC. strongest intelligences. This technique is extremely popularLevel: ELEM, MS, HS with teachers and students from kindergarten through highStrand: Leadership/Advocacy school. See how interactive websites and Web 2.0 tools will bring your class to life!Introducing the 2012-13 SC Children’s Book Award Level: ELEM, MS, HSNominees Strand: Instruction/Collaboration;Children’s Book Award Committee Emerging Technology/IntegrationRoom: 102CAre you looking for the 20 best new books to share with your Ramp Up Reading with Technology3rd – 6th graders? Come learn about the SC Young Children’s Fran Bullington, Boiling Springs High SchoolBook Award Committee’s selections for the 2012-2013 Room: 103award nominees and how you can share them with yourstudents! Ever have trouble convincing your students that reading is fun? Fran will demonstrate using LiveScribe pens, digitalLevel: ELEM picture frames, QR codes and more to excite your reluctantStrand: Reading/Literacy; Instruction/Collaboration readers. Leave the session armed with great ideas to ramp up reading!Meet the Author: “A Yellow Watermelon” – TimDunagan Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminRoom: 104A Strand: Reading/Literacy; Emerging Technology/IntegrationCome and hear Mr. Dunagan share what inspires him towrite, his writing process, how he got published, and some ofthe rules and techniques he uses.Level: ELEM, MSStrand: Reading/Literacy16
  16. 16. Thursday Concurrent Session Three (3:15 – 4:15 pm)Regional Network Meeting Show What You Know – The AASL Standards GoFrances Lee O’Neal, Regional Network Director Prime TimeRoom: 101B Ida Thompson & Diana Carr, Richland One Room: 102AFor Regional Network Committee members and those whoare interested in joining the network. There are many “Show What You Know” is an innovative and engagingdistricts without a Regional Network facilitator. television program based on the 21st Century LearningWhy not volunteer? Standards. High school students are given academic challenges based on the four areas of the standards. They must create a final product that is presented to a panel of judges which addresses all areas of an established rubric SLIS Alumni Tea (4:00 – 5:00 pm) and demonstrates the students’ mastery of information Room: 202C literacy skills. It is an exciting and engaging show that Take a break and join your fellow USC- helps students practice information literacy as a life skill. SLIS alumni for a little get together! Level: HS Strand: Instruction/Collaboration Thursday Concurrent Session Four (4:30 – 5:30 pm)Are You L4L (Learning for Life)? Digital Literacy: Personalized Learning with myONAmanda LeBlanc, A.J. Whittenberg Elementary ReaderSchool of Engineering Connie Dopierala, Charleston County School DistrictRoom: 203 Room: 202ABHow would your principal answer the question “How does Provide your students with digital backpacks containingyour librarian impact student achievement?” Could your thousands of books accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.teachers or students explain your standards and instructional Provide real-time, rich data that quantifies student growth.goals? Come learn how to share the AASL standards with Learn how myON motivates students to read by appealing toyour stakeholders so that they understand how critical their interests, matches reading ability while measuring timelibrary standards are for creating Learning4Life. spent reading, books read, and forecasts reading growth.Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District Admin Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Leadership/Advocacy Strand: Reading/LiteracyClassifying Faction (a cross of fiction and factual writing) Follett Shelf – Managing All Your Digital Resource in aElysabeth Eldering, Author Free, Hosted Virtual BookshelfRoom: 201 Follett Library ResourcesIn this workshop, Ms. Eldering will show how a book that is Room 104Bpublished as fiction can be shelved in many ways. She will FollettShelf is a free, hosted virtual bookshelf that provides ashow you where a fictional state series will fit on several friendly environment for students and teachers to search,shelves in your library, so they don’t get lost in a generalized read and manage their Follett eContent.classification. Handouts will be available. Books availablein the series will be for sale in the exhibit hall and Ms. Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminEldering will sign copies purchased during the conference. Strand: Instruction/Collaboration; Emerging Technology/IntegrationLevel: ELEM, MSStrand: Instruction/Collaboration 17
  17. 17. Thursday Concurrent Session Four (4:30 – 5:30 pm)From Lonely Librarian to Learning Commons Pathfinders & TrailblazersJanet Boltjes, Gilbert High School Peggy Harrison & Greta Flinn, Greenwood CountyRoom: 102A Room: 101BWhen our school began a 1:1 laptop initiative, library visits Make yourself visible (and visibly in demand) by providingdropped drastically! After Dr. Loerstcher’s presentations last teachers with resources before they know they need them.year, we decided to change to the Learning Commons Create pathfinders to resources for upcoming units of study.approach. This will be a sharing session discussing transition Incorporate online tools and strategies that blaze a trail intoand future plans for the virtual and physical spaces. Join us the 21st century.to share your thoughts!Level: MS, HS Level: ELEM, MSStrand: Leadership/Advocacy, Instruction/Collaboration Strand: Instruction/CollaborationIntroducing the 2012-13 SC Young Adult Reading Across the CurriculumBook Award Nominees Amy Ball & Melanie Crumpton, James Island CharterYoung Adult Book Award Committee Room: 103Room: 102C At James Island Charter High School, librarians andAre you looking for the 20 best new books to share with your classroom teachers work together to design projects that ask9th – 12th grades? Come learn about the SC Young Adult students to read individually selected books and completeBook Award Committee’s selections for the 2012-2013 award book-related projects to supplement the classroomnominees and how you can share them with your students! curriculum. Learn how we initiate and foster theseLevel: HS collaborative projects.Strand: Reading/Literacy; Instruction/Collaboration Level: MS, HS Strand: Instruction/CollaborationIt IS the Little Things That CountSandra Bell, Lisa Ricketts, Joy Benton, Dawn Jamesand Stella Carmody, Horry County Schools Workforce resources for teens, young adults, andRoom: 101A their parents! Jason Broughton, SC State LibraryLittle things do count in our everyday advocacy of school Room 103Blibrary programs. LIS from Horry County will shareexamples of everyday ways you can contribute to student The State Library of South Carolina has launched a newlearning at your school in the areas of reading, technology, website, WorkSC.org, to assist libraries, state governmentleadership, and collaboration. Youll walk away with a bag agencies, and citizens in locating useful resources on theof "little" ideas you can start using next week! many facets of workforce development. The site, initially created with libraries and first time job seekers in mind,Level: ELEM, MS, HS offers many useful links for beginning as well as seasoned jobStrand: Reading/Literacy; Instruction/Collaboration; Emerging Technology/Integration; seekers. WorkSC.org covers topics such as resume Leadership/Advocacy development, job hunting, overcoming barriers, unemployment, and a variety of other workforce tools.Meet the Author: “A Yellow Watermelon” – Level: HS, Building/District LevelTim Dunagan Strand: Reading/LiteracyRoom: 104ACome and hear Mr. Dunagan share what inspires him towrite, his writing process, how he got published, and some ofthe rules and techniques he uses.Level: ELEM, MSStrand: Reading/Literacy18
  18. 18. Friday Schedule at a Glance 07:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Open 07:00 am – 12:00 pm Information Booth Open 08:00 am – 11:30 am Exhibits Open 08:00 am – 09:00 am Concurrent Session Five 09:15 am – 10:15 am Concurrent Session Six 10:30 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Session Seven 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm Authors Celebration Luncheon: Chris Crutcher, Keynote Speaker (ticket required) Friday Concurrent Session Five (8:00 – 9:00 am)Curriculum & Reference Resources for the Library Exploring How to Find & Manage eBooksand Classroom Robin Cole, MackinKatherine Jenkins & Judy Stancil, World Book Room 104BRoom 101A Dive into the hottest (and most confusing) topic in theAre you looking for reliable Internet resources for ELL, educational world today—ebooks. We’ll break down how toSPED, modeled reading for beginning and reluctant find the best ebooks for your school and discuss how to easilyreaders, primary sources, ebooks, art projects, research, manage ebook collections within the library and individualtimelines, citation builders, and US States information? classrooms.Look no further. All this and much more – from a trustedcompany, developing for today’s educational challenges. Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District Admin Strand: Emerging Technologies/IntegrationLevel: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy Introducing the 2012-13 SC Picture Book Award NomineesEmpowering Digital Classroom Curriculum Picture Book Award CommitteeAndrea Neff, Cengage Learning Room 102CRoom 101B Come hear the Picture Book Award Committee booktalk theThis session will explore ways we’re partnering with schools 2012-13 best books for grades preK-3!to integrate resources into classroom curriculum, enhancinglearning. We’ll show how digital tools help students Level: ELEMassimilate information literacy skills, critical thinking and Strand: Reading/Literacyproblem solving into everyday research assignments.Educators will learn to engage students in unique ways,preparing them for success. READ-IN April 12, 2012Level: ELEM, MS, HSStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Registration Deadline is Emerging Technology/Integration March 19, 2012 http://scasl.net/committt ees/legislative 19
  19. 19. Friday Concurrent Session Five (8:00 – 9:00 am)L4L in Action – Ideas Worth Spreading from Square Dancing, Scalawags, and Salt Marshes:the AASL Conference Explore South Carolina with StudySCKaren Gavigan, USC-SLIS Amanda Stone, SC State LibraryRoom 203 Room 104AWant to learn how to implement L4L in your program? StudySC is a K-12 educational website from the SouthThen, this session is for you. Ideas will be shared from a Carolina State Library that features South Carolina-specific2011 AASL conference session, in which K-12 librarians web resources for homework help, projects, and more. In ashared how they embed the standards and guidelines into kid-friendly environment, students can find the informationinstruction, using strategies from AASL s Learning 4 Life they need fast. New additions to StudySC include government(L4L). sections on current and historical government in the state, SC- specific lesson plans, and the 2011-2012 South Carolina BookLevel: MS, HS, Building/District Admin Awards.Strand: Leadership/Advocacy Level: ELEM, MS, HS Strand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy;Meet the Author – Chris Crutcher Emerging Technologies/IntegrationRoom 202A Who Knew Working in the Library Media Center CouldCome meet the critically acclaimed author Chris Crutcher, Be So Funnywhose books Whale Talk and Angry Management have Ida Thompson & Kitt Lisenby, Richland Onebeen nominees for the SC Young Adult Book Award. Mr. Room 102ACrutcher will be autographing in the Exhibit Hallimmediately following this concurrent session! Working as a school library media specialist is serious and important work, but along the way many humorous thingsLevel: MS, HS happen to make a day complete. Join your colleagues for aStrand: Reading/Literacy side-splitting, uplifting and funny look at our profession and some memorable moments that have endeared our studentsMorning News Shows & Video Production and staff to us. Get some tips on how to use humor to yourDonna Thompson/Debbie Jarrett, SCETV advantage as you navigate through your day and career.Room 102B Audience participation is encouraged and welcomed! Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminLet’s discuss ways to do a morning news show-selecting Strand: Leadership/Advocacystudents, how many, content, technology and benefits tostudents. There will be a demo of Visual Communicator You Don’t Spell “Blog” B-L-A-H-Gsoftware which is an all-in-one piece for a very professional Kelly Knight, Tamara Cox & Jennifer Chesneylooking show. Room 103Level: ELEM, MS, HS Blogging doesn’t have to be blah. Get tips and ideas fromStrand: Emerging Technologies/Integration presenters at the elementary, middle and high school levels on how you can create buzz and tailor a blog to get your schoolResearch Welcome to the Big Easy community actively involved in and excited about what’sConnie McClanahan & Denise McDougal going on in your media center.Room 201 Level: ELEM, MS, HSAre you tired of struggling to teach research skills and to Strand: Leadership/Advocacy; Instruction/Collaboration;convince teachers to collaborate with you? The fight is over, Reading/Literacy; Emerging Technologies/Integrationwelcome to the BIG EASY! Learn to teach research skillsusing our easy four-step method designed to leave everyonerelaxed instead of frazzled.Level: MS, HSStrand: Instruction/Collaboration 20
  20. 20. Friday Concurrent Session Six (9:15 – 10:15 am)Collaborating for Inquiry-Based Learning Meet the 2011 Picture Book Award Winners:Dr. Virginia Wallace & Whitney Norwood Husid Kirby Larson & Mary NetheryRoom: 102C Room: 202AHow can classroom teachers and school librarians combine Come meet the 2011 Picture Book Award Winning authors oftheir expertise to create highly motivating and engaging Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina,units that emphasize skills needed for the 21st century? Friendship, and Survival! Kirby Larson & Mary NetheryMaybe it starts with a flexible learning center, both physical will be autographing at the Follett Library Resourceand virtual, where students research answers to their booths (#22-23) in the Exhibit Hall immediately followingessential questions. this concurrent session!Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminStrand: Instruction/Collaboration New Release Books Your Students Will Love - Elementary Leslie Bermel, Junior Library GuildDISCUS for New SC Media Specialists Room: 101BRuth Thompson, SC State LibraryRoom: 203 Thousands of children’s books are published yearly. How do you choose the right ones for your library? Attendees willAre you a new media specialist? Or perhaps you’re have access to personally view these titles with the opportunity“seasoned” in the field but have only recently begun to win a free book. Publisher supplied giveaways will also beworking in South Carolina? In either case, you need to available.know about a valued educational partner: DISCUS – Level: ELEMSouth Carolina’s Virtual Library. Attend this session for Strand: Reading/Literacyan overview to see how using DISCUS makes your jobeasier. A Picture Book Approach to Child Literacy, LanguageLevel: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District Admin Learning, and the SciencesStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Eric Nyquist, Sylvan Dell Publishing Emerging Technology/Integration Room: 101ADon’t Eat the Kids! and Other Strategies for Surviving This presentation introduces a comprehensive professionalthe First Few Weeks development program which integrates picture books, ‘high-Angela Gerber, Oakwood Windsor Elementary format’ eBook technology, and online supplemental resourcesRoom: 104B to improve literacy education in pre-k and elementaryStuck in a rut after years of doing the same things time and classrooms. Tightly coupled with non-fiction material fromagain to introduce the library? Needing to reenergize your the back of each book and supplemental online activities, thebeginning of the year lessons and routines to make things books create their own teachable moments and opportunitiesmore exciting for your students? Several media specialists for experiential learning.will share how they survived those stressful 1st few weeks of Level: ELEM, Building/District Adminschool…WITHOUT eating the kids! Strand: Reading/Literacy; Instruction/CollaborationLevel: ELEM, MS, HS Reimagining Education @ your libraryStrand: Leadership/Advocacy; Reading/Literacy; Janet Boltjes & Valerie Byrd-Fort, Lexington 1 Emerging Technology/Integration Room: 103“Dream Big” & “Own the Night!” - “Fail as fast as you can!” “My idea is good and yours isSC Summer Reading Program better!” “What if….” Join us to recreate the excitement of thePresented by SC State Library Staff ReImagine Ed summit. You’ll change the way you thinkRoom: 201 about the possibilities for your physical and virtual libraryCome learn about the statewide summer reading program space. The next chapter will be @ YOUR library.and how YOU can collaborate with your local public Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District Adminlibrary and have your students reading this summer. Strand: Leadership/Advocacy; Instruction/CollaborationLevel: ELEM, MS, HSStrand: Leadership/Advocacy; Reading/Literacy; Instruction/Collaboration 21
  21. 21. Friday Concurrent Session Six (9:15 – 10:15 am)Square Dancing, Scalawags, and Salt Marshes: Explore Unwritten Research Paper: Projects for Busy Teachers andSouth Carolina with StudySC Bored StudentsAmanda Stone, SC State Library Cathy Nelson, Dorman High SchoolRoom 104A Room: 102AStudySC is a K-12 educational website from the South Teachers too busy to collaborate or listen to your ideas forCarolina State Library that features South Carolina- integrating information literacy into their curriculum? Learnspecific web resources for homework help, projects, and about alternative projects that grab your teachers’ attention,more. In a kid-friendly environment, students can find the allow you to teach your standards, and address copyright andinformation they need fast. New additions to StudySC ethical use of information. Best, these projects save teachersinclude government sections on current and historical from the never-ending task of grading research papers.government in the state, SC-specific lesson plans, and the Level: MS, HS, Building/District Admin2011-2012 South Carolina Book Awards. Strand: Instruction/CollaborationLevel: ELEM, MS, HS Writing Ripper: My Research on History’sStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy; Most Notorious Serial Killer Emerging Technologies/Integration Amy Carol Reeves Room: 102BSupervisor’s Section Committee MeetingDiana Carr, Supervisor’s Section Chair Learn how Amy Carol Reeves got the idea for her book, howRoom: 100B her research unfolded, and how the research took shape into Ripper, scheduled for release in April. Friday Concurrent Session Seven (10:30 – 11:30 am)Advocacy Made Easy: Ideas That Work Curriculum & Reference Resources for the LibraryIda Thompson & Diana Carr, Richland One and ClassroomRoom: 103 Katherine Jenkins & Judy Stancil, World Book Room 104ABeing an advocate for your school library media program isan essential part of leadership and program development. Are you looking for reliable Internet resources for ELL,This session will provide examples of initiatives, events, SPED, modeled reading for beginning and reluctant readers,communication and strategies that are in place in Richland primary sources, ebooks, art projects, research, timelines,One to support school library services. citation builders, and US States information? Look no further. All this and much more – from a trusted company,Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District Admin developing for today’s educational challenges.Strand: Leadership/Advocacy Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminCreating & Expanding Dr. David Loerstcher’s Strand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy‘Knowledge Building Center (KBC)Michelle Renee Andis, Pleasant Hill Elementary DISCUS Database Evaluation ProjectRoom: 104B Amy Duernberger, SC State Library Room: 203As a former student of Dr. David Loertscher, I will presentsome practical and current examples of KBCs I have created DISCUS – South Carolinas Virtual Library has completedutilizing Google sites. The lessons are true collaborations an important undertaking: evaluating the information needswith classroom teachers and the learning commons of South Carolina residents and using that knowledge tospecialist. The lessons include web 2.0 technologies and guide the selection of resources for DISCUS. This project,ultimately implement the “Big Think’ concept, thus begun in May 2011, is far-reaching and impacts librarybanishing the concept of ‘Bird Units.’ (Please note: the services statewide. Attend this session to learn about excitingitems that appear in single quotes are items coined by Dr. new K-12 content for your statewide virtual library.Loertscher. Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District Admin Level: ELEM, MS, HS Strand: Instruction/Collaboration;22 Strand: Instruction/Collaboration Emerging Technology/Integration
  22. 22. Friday Concurrent Session Seven (10:30 – 11:30 am)eEk and eCtsay: Incorporating eReaders and eBooks into Strategize, Organize, and Energize YourYour Curriculum Sphere of InfluenceJennifer Chesney, Powdersville High School Kay Chambers, Abidian InstituteRoom: 102C Room: 102BScared or unsure how to jump into eReaders, eBooks, Are you ready to STOP wasting precious time, energy,digital magazines and online databases? I was…but did resources and funding trying to manage an overburdenedanyway! PVHS has eMbraced these eMerging formats and and understaffed media center? Gain easy-to-follow toolsmade them a big part of our core collection. What’s worked? and strategies that will empower you and your work area inWhat needs tweeking? Learn from our successes and ‘eEks!’ a way that will rejuvenate and revitalize your sphere ofto make your transition smoother. influence!Level: MS, HS Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminStrand: Leadership/Advocacy; Instruction/Collaboration; Strand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy Reading/Literacy; Emerging Technology/Integration YouTube, My Tube, Their Tube – ChannelingLiterary Mapping from A to Geek Video for LearningKonni Shier, USC-SLIS & Midlands TechRoom: 101A Cathy Nelson, Dorman High School Room: 102ABook reports and essays got you down? See some mashupsand lose the blues. Newbies to geeks can use these ideas. See Video has become such a vital component of the educationalprojects that use Historypin, Google Maps and Google arena, it only makes sense that we harness the medium forEarth to create multimedia presentations that meet learning. Attendees will leave this session understandingstandards for SC, AASL, NCTE, IRA, and NCGE. video formats, how to snag video clips off line, and with ideas for implementing Youtube, StreamlineSC, and evenLevel: MS, HS amateur videos in a classroom, library, or schoolStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy; environment. Emerging Technology/Integration Level: ELEM, MS, HS, Building/District AdminNew Release Books Your Students Will Love - Strand: Instruction/Collaboration;Secondary Emerging Technology/IntegrationLeslie Bermel, Junior Library GuildRoom: 101B 5 Websites You Can Use Tomorrow (or Monday) Michelle King & Melanie Starks, Aiken CountyThousands of children’s books are published yearly. How Room: 201do you choose the right ones for your library? Attendeeswill have access to personally view these titles with the Explore five websites: Kerpoof, ABCYa, Wordle, PicLits,opportunity to win a free book. Publisher supplied and Blabberize, and see how these sites can be used forgiveaways will also be available. instruction. Examples of student work and how these sites have been used for instruction will be provided. You willLevel: MS, HS leave this session knowing how to use these tools tomorrow!Strand: Reading/Literacy Level: ELEM, MS, HSStorytelling w/ Puppets and Story Props Strand: Instruction/Collaboration;Yostie Ashley, SC Storytelling Network Reading/LiteracyRoom 202BPuppets can teach both kids and adults; they make us laughand most of all they make us listen. Puppets can beentertainingly funny and yet teach a credibly importantconcept. Come learn techniques and props that will inspireyou to use puppets and storytelling often.Level: ELEM, MSStrand: Instruction/Collaboration; Reading/Literacy 23
  23. 23. Author Celebration Luncheon (12:00 – 2:00 pm)Friday, March 16, 2012 Ticket Required Location: Room 202C Keynote Speaker: Chris Crutcher Chris Crutcher is the author of 14 books -- eleven novels, two short story collections and an autobiography. His signature blend of tragedy and comedy have made him a favorite with teen and adult readers. He is also one of the most frequently banned authors in North America -- a fact he considers an accomplishment, rather than a drawback. A popular Voices from the Middle columnist for several years, Crutcher has been awarded the NCTEs National Intellectual Freedom Award, the ALAN Award, the ALAs Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, the CLAs St. Katharine Drexel Award and Writer magazines Writers Who Make a Difference Award. He makes his home in Spokane, Washington. 2011 Picture Book Award Winners: Kirby Larson & Mary Nethery* *Sponsored by Follett Library Resources 2011 Junior & Young Adult Award Winner: Suzanne Collins (Video Acceptance) And of course, we’ll be announcing this year’s Picture Book, Children’s Book, Junior Book, and Young Adult Book Award winners along with the winning Book Award Banner competition. 24

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