Sessions

Keynote Presentation- Andy Plemmons 10:00-10:30 AM CST

What is a makerspace vs. a maker culture? How do we give our students a voice through making, collaborating with one another, sharing their ideas with the world, and crowdsourcing information and projects together? In this presentation, a variety of 3D printing and other maker projects will be explored in addition to projects that foster a culture of creation through crowdsourcing and collaboration. Expect to see multiple ways that collaborative tools such as Google Hangouts, Flipgrid, Thinglink, Padlet, Google forms, and Google docs have been used in a school library.

Presentations 10:45-11:15 AM CST

Stronger Together: Building School and Public Library Partnerships: Sharon Gullett

Collaboration with schools can be more than a public library’s summer reading program and library card sign-up month. Both entities working together can develop a sustainable partnership that is active throughout the year with programs and policies that encourage a symbiotic relationship.

Both schools and libraries have a shared interest in developing the necessary skills of students to succeed, skills that also benefit their communities. Strategic and smart, collaboration between school libraries and public libraries helps both institutions and results in enhanced services and extended outreach. And in some cases it may be the only solution to provide adequately for the library needs of children and young adults.

Empowering Student Voice Through Making, Collaborating, and Crowdsourcing: Andy Plemmons

What is a makerspace vs. a maker culture? How do we give our students a voice through making, collaborating with one another, sharing their ideas with the world, and crowdsourcing information and projects together? In this presentation, a variety of 3D printing and other maker projects will be explored in addition to projects that foster a culture of creation through crowdsourcing and collaboration. Expect to see multiple ways that collaborative tools such as Google Hangouts, Flipgrid, Thinglink, Padlet, Google forms, and Google docs have been used in a school library.

 

Presentations 11:30-12:00 PM CST

It’s a Smashing Thing: Sue Fitzgerald

Smash a variety of tools such as Audioboo, Polldaddy, video, Padlet and more in a ThingLink presentation. Start from scratch with a canva design and smash it all together in a presentation. If time permits, show the new options with ThingLink EDU which includes linking right into your video.

Posters Have Gone Tech!: Naomi Bates

Posters have gone tech! This session will focus on ten different tools students, educators and librarians of all types can use to create online posters and infographics for all types of projects including digital advocacy.

Making Twitter Your #PLN:  Nancy Jo Lambert, Shawna Ford, Tina Berumen, and Cynthia Alaniz

Participants in this session will learn about the power of Twitter. Participants will learn how to use Twitter by creating a #PLN, or Professional Learning Network, so they can have personalized ongoing professional development. Join us to learn some of the ins and outs of Twitter and to learn how to connect with others in your profession on Twitter!

Closing Remarks 12:15-12:30 PM CST

Closing Remarks with special guests Naomi Bates and Jennifer LaBoon, our District 5 and District 7 TLA representatives.

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