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To register for the 2020 NCSLMA conference, go to the NCSLMA website and click on the Events tab. Since our conference will be completely virtual this year, here are some things you can expect:
  • Private Facebook group for attendees. Live keynote sessions, author sessions, awards, and door prizes will be hosted in this group.
  • Exclusive access to pre-recorded videos for one year through a private page on our NCSLMA website.
  • Live sessions through Google Meet for each level of Battle of the Books.
  • General business meeting for all NCSLMA members.

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Thursday, September 24
 

3:00pm EDT

40 Tools in 50 Minutes
This will be a whirlwind run through forty different web tools, extensions, and programs that educators can use in their professional and possibly personal lives. Attendees will be given access to the Google Slide show used for the presentation at the end of the session for later access.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Baker

Lisa Baker

Librarian, Beaufort County Schools
I am the librarian at Bath Elementary School, where I work with students in grades K through 8.  I also serve as my school's ITL - Instructional Technology Leader - which means I am the contact person for all things technical - from organizing PD to fixing machines.  I love helping... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

3:00pm EDT

Getting Techy in Social Studies
Learn how to use free tools and resources to create engaging Social Studies lessons for K-5 students. In this session you will learn how to have students create projects with Google tools, including Tour Builder, using resources from NCWiseOwl. Tips for teacher collaboration will be provided.

Click here for presentation slides.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Littleton

Cathy Littleton

Librarian-STEAM Coach, Butner-Stem Middle School


Thursday September 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

3:00pm EDT

Google Quizzes: Secure Assessment on Chromebooks
This session is for those educators whose schools have student Chromebooks. Participants will learn how to create a Google Quiz and use Chromebooks to keep students locked into the quiz tab. This gives an easy digital replacement for teachers who continue to manually grade or who are looking for another digital assessment option to add to their toolbox.

Here is a link to the presentation slides.  Enjoy!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Bogle

Katie Bogle

Media Coordinator, A. L. Brown High School
As a Media Coordinator at A. L. Brown High School, I am a tech geek mixed with "old school" educator who is always trying something new. My current projects include expanding virtual reality tours into our curriculum and enhancing our maker activities. My educational passions include... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

3:00pm EDT

North Carolina Young Adult Book Award (NCYABA)
Learn more about the North Carolina Young Adult Book Award.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Wilcox

Ruth Wilcox

SLMC, Paisley IB Magnet School
I have served as the chair of the NCYA Book Award Committee for middle school, alongside Robin Jordan, chair for high school for 6 years. Discussing books with other book lovers is my passion! Join us for book-talks, give-aways, and ideas for promoting the NCYA Book Awards program... Read More →
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Sarah Swartz

Digital Learning & Media Coordinator, Duplin County Schools
avatar for Barbara Berry

Barbara Berry

Media Coordinator


Thursday September 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

Emme ole Suomi- We are not Finland
Many educators think that the United States should follow Finland’s lead in education, but we are not Finland. This presentation will examine the differences between the Finnish and American system and offer strategies to make your classroom an inviting learning environment. Strategies to support diverse student populations will be shared.


To acces our presentation, visit https://bit.ly/30V9AK1

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Chaunecy

Cheryl Chaunecy

Media Coordinator, Guilford County Schools
I am an Education Enthusiast who never wants to stop learning which has led me to obtaining three master degrees. After going to school for many years, I finally decided to work in the school system as a media coordinator just as the field was becoming more technical. Enjoying the... Read More →
avatar for Brian Whitson

Brian Whitson

Instructional Design Coach | Media Curator, Carson High School
🌟Brian is currently a high school instructional design coach with Rowan-Salisbury Schools at Jesse C Carson High School.  He previously served as a science/STEM teacher/NC Teacher Cadet instructor (Salisbury High School) and Design Thinking/Challenge Based Learning instructor... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

NC State Symbol Research and Quilting
Learn how to take your NC State Symbol research project a step further and engage your students in quilt-making! On a set schedule! I will take you step be step through students researching their topic and finding resources to making a quilt square and using embroidery! I will provide handouts to use with students and a pattern for the quilt with a NC quilt layout and alternate basic layout!

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Yarnell

Colleen Yarnell

Library Media Specialist, Union Cross ES, WSFCS


Thursday September 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

3:00pm EDT

NCWiseOwl: New, Renew, Refresh!
NCWiseOwl: New, just getting started, want to refresh your knowledge and skills? This session will explore NCWiseOwl content integration and personalized learning tools while digging into the Toolkit tutorials, instructional/promotional materials. Leave with knowledge and materials that will help you utilize NCWiseOwl for your library offerings and classroom outreach.
https://ncdpi.instructure.com/courses/1276/pages/conference-and-other-recorded-sessions 

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Sartain

Cynthia Sartain

NCDPI
North Central Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant, NCDPI EBSCO & Britannica Resources


Thursday September 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

Keynote Address: Gordon C. James
Join us for a live presentation from North Carolina illustrator Gordon C. James. Please note that this session will not be recorded.

Speakers

Thursday September 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
GoogleMeet

5:00pm EDT

Featured Author: Kelly Starling Lyons
Kelly Starling Lyons, North Carolina author of picture books and beginning reader books, will discuss her books and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Starling Lyons

Kelly Starling Lyons

Children's Book Author
Kelly Starling Lyons is an award-winning children\\'s book author, teaching artist, and a founding member of The Brown Bookshelf (http://thebrownbookshelf.com). Her titles span early readers, chapter books and picture books, nonfiction and fiction. They include the Jada Jones series... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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5:00pm EDT

Vendor Showcase--Perma-bound
Learn more about Perma-Bound books.

Speakers
avatar for Perma-Bound Books

Perma-Bound Books

Perma-Bound Books


Thursday September 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

6:00pm EDT

Elementary Battle of the Books
If you are new to Elementary Battle of the Books or just need some tips and tricks, this is the session for you.  Come to learn about how to get a team started, what the requirements are, tips on narrowing down team members, where to find questions and other useful hints.  

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Hersey

Stacy Hersey

Book Programs, NCSLMA


Thursday September 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
GoogleMeet

6:00pm EDT

Publication Parade--Mackin
Learn more about Teaching with Tech from Mackin.

Video Link

Virtual Vendors
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Mackin

Educational Consultant, Mackin
https://www.mackin.com/hq/


Thursday September 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

Coastal Regional Meet and Greet
Join Coastal SLMCs at the 2020 NCSLMA Conference at 7:00 PM . (EST). Enjoy your favorite hors d’oeuvres'; bring your favorite reads; and find a comfortable seat while virtually mingling with school librarians from the NC Coastal regions. It’s a great opportunity to learn about NCDPI updates, NCSLMA happenings, make new contacts, and catch up with your colleagues!
The NCSLMA Coastal Region Meet & Greet is free to attend for those registered for our conference. 
The event is open to all conference registrants.  Join us via Google Meet HERE!

Speakers
avatar for Delandrus Seales

Delandrus Seales

Coastal Region Director, NCSLMA
Ms. Seales is a School Library Media Coordinator in New Hanover County. She teaches K-5 students library, technology, information, inquiry, and digital citizenship skills through the integration with ELA, Science, Social Studies, and Arts standards. Ms. Seales also provides training... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
GoogleMeet

7:00pm EDT

AASL Best Of....
Don't miss this opportunity to learn how the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) can ignite your passion and your career! AASL President Kathy Carroll will help you navigate the multiple features and benefits of AASL membership while highlighting exciting and practical resources to help you in your career as a school library professional. Learn more about how your membership in AASL supports the profession and how you can get involved with the work of your national association. New and prospective AASL members are invited, and long-time AASL members are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity.

Speakers

Thursday September 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

7:00pm EDT

Vendor Showcase--Battle Questions
Learn more about using Battle Questions in preparing for Battle of the Books.

Virtual Vendors
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BattleQuestions.com

BattleQuestions.com
We provide thousands of questions and interactive games for each NCSLMA Battle of the Books list!  Students and coaches can use the online features to practice at home or school.The passcode for the Zoom live meeting Friday at 1:30 is VhTu5C.The meeting ID is 919 9320 0133.


Thursday September 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

8:00pm EDT

Piedmont East Regional Meet and Greet
All members in the Piedmont East Region are invited to this virtual Meet and Greet networking opportunity.


Speakers

Thursday September 24, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
GoogleMeet

8:00pm EDT

Vendor Showcase--Thorndike Press
Learn more about using large print with all students through this presentation by Thorndike Press.

Speakers
avatar for Sabine McAlpine

Sabine McAlpine

National Sales Director, Thorndike Press a Gale Company
Sabine McAlpine is a National Sales Director, who partners with librarians and teachers to inspire students to become stronger readers while building their confidence and finding joy in reading. Before starting at Thorndike Press 20 years ago, Sabine volunteered at public libraries... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00pm EDT

Information Saturation
Webinars...Databases...eBook collections...video libraries...subscriptions...free trial. How do you balance all the information and resources that available? This sessions lays out a strategic plan for sharing resources strategically with students and teachers to maximize productivity and minimize confusion.

Link to presentation - https://tinyurl.com/NCSLMA2020RC 

Speakers
avatar for Renee Cunningham

Renee Cunningham

Media Coordinator
I am passionate about helping students develop as lifelong readers and and giving them learning experiences.  Thanks to those that attended and viewed my presentation Information Saturation - if you need the link - https://tinyurl.com/NCSLMA2020RC


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00pm EDT

Podcasts On My Mind: Using Voices to Connect
In this session, we will share why podcasting is an ideal method for librarians, teachers, and students to share their learning with an audience beyond their building. Participants will be introduced to tools and tips for creating your own podcast. Opportunities for brainstorming podcast topics and exploring tools will be provided. Click here for presentation slides.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Littleton

Cathy Littleton

Librarian-STEAM Coach, Butner-Stem Middle School


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00pm EDT

Powerful Online Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
Come learn about some FREE and downright amazing online tools to engage your students, simplify your life, and assist in differentiation. This will be a fast paced session showing you approximately 35 tools, so everyone should find at least one new idea you can use - and show your teachers - tomorrow!

Here is the link to the presentation slides.  Enjoy!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Bogle

Katie Bogle

Media Coordinator, A. L. Brown High School
As a Media Coordinator at A. L. Brown High School, I am a tech geek mixed with "old school" educator who is always trying something new. My current projects include expanding virtual reality tours into our curriculum and enhancing our maker activities. My educational passions include... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00pm EDT

NCWiseOwl Toolkit: Maximize Your Knowledge, Maximize Your Effect!
The NCWiseOwl Toolkit is stocked and ready with resources for you, your students and your teachers! Let’s take a closer look at the content and also ways you might use the materials including integration, social media and more! https://ncdpi.instructure.com/courses/1276/pages/conference-and-other-recorded-sessions

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Sartain

Cynthia Sartain

NCDPI
North Central Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant, NCDPI EBSCO & Britannica Resources


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00pm EDT

9:00pm EDT

From Chaos to Chuckles
Check out time was always wild trying to help kids find books, check them out, and manage behavior because I am a one woman band in the media center. Then I implemented centers during check out time and suddenly that time was structured and students were engaged in learning activities. Participants will see the stations in action and find out which stations worked and which did not. Handouts will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Poindexter

Tammy Poindexter

Media Coordinator, Yadkinville Elementary


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00pm EDT

Primary Sources and Performance
Presenters will guide teachers through an interactive presentation demonstrating strategies of documentary theatre that first began with the Federal Theatre Project and have been adapted by various performers through the ages. Documentary theatre is a process of exploring the stories of local people to understand historical events. The Teaching with Primary Sources program has been working with educators at various grade levels in the area to revise this performance strategy for classroom practice. In the classroom, this teaching strategy helps students analyze texts, explore local history in the context of national events, and develop empathy for others. Participants will be guided through a mini-session of primary source exploration, script writing, and performance. They will then receive two model units: one for high school students exploring Slavery in WNC and one for elementary students exploring development of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Time will be provided at the end of our workshop to explore Library of Congress resources and build a Primary Source Set that can be used for Documentary Theatre teaching strategies with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Caryn Levy

Caryn Levy

Media Coordinator, Leicester Elementary
avatar for Bridget Morton

Bridget Morton

Associate Director, Teaching with Primary Sources, Mars Hill University
Bridget Morton is the Assistant Director of Teaching with Primary Sources at Mars Hill University. Teaching with Primary Sources is a National Consortium funded by the Library of Congress. Previously, Bridget taught high school ELA at North Buncombe High School for 10 years, and has... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00pm EDT

Diversity on my Mind: Bringing the World to Carolina One Book at a Time
Technology has opened our world to a global community, but do our library collections represent diversity? To promote empathy and authentic voices, we need to have a balanced collection filled with books that not only reflect our population but expand it to encompass the world. We are going to explore resources, materials, and activities to help librarians think about their collection through a global lens.
Slideshow: bit.ly/books4diversity

Speakers
avatar for Tonya Fletcher

Tonya Fletcher

Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator, Franklin Elementary
From a young age, my passions have included stories, making, and technology. My role as the Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator allows me to help teachers and students explore their own passions. I am proud to be a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, DonorsChoose.org National... Read More →
avatar for Amy Harpe

Amy Harpe

Media Coordinator, Pilot Mountain Middle School
I an NBCT library media specialist at Pilot Mountain Middle School. I serve on the advocacy board of my local public library. In 2017 I was awarded the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. I currently also work as a member of the Educator... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00pm EDT

Genres On My Mind (Making Your Fiction Collection More Student Accessible)
Are you still on the fence about genres in your library? Join us as we discuss the how’s and why’s of genrefying your fiction collection. We will share how we worked across grade levels/feeder pattern to build a genre experience that our students can learn and use from elementary school through high school. Walk away with ideas, tips and tricks and templates to get started genrefying your fiction collection or kicking the process into gear. The Link to our Presentation is: tinyurl.com/NCSLMA-Genre 

Speakers
avatar for Brene Duggins

Brene Duggins

Media Coordinator, Oak Grove High School
Brene Duggins is the Media Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Davidson County. This is her 18th year in education and 14th in a School Library Media Center. She has experience at elementary, middle, and high levels as well as the community college. Brene is also a past-president... Read More →
avatar for Joanie Williams

Joanie Williams

Media Coordinator, Midway Elementary/ Davidson County Schools
I am a former classroom teacher and a librarian/media coordinator. I believe students should have access to opportunities for learning. I believe technology is an incredible tool for learning but it cannot be the only tool we give them.


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time
 
Friday, September 25
 

9:00am EDT

Navigating the Pandemic Without Pandemonium
The Librarians' New Grove: Finding your groove in the online world in the midst of the pandemic. Moving from in person stations and hands on activities to online platforms for limited size classes or totally virtual.

Speakers
avatar for Kecia Hopper

Kecia Hopper

Media, Hickory Public Schools


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Come Curate With Us on #GoOpenNC
In this session, participants will explore instructional resources on #GoOpenNC - North Carolina's Open Education Resources platform and learn how to curate resources into folders for personal use and create groups to curate materials for your school. The session slide deck link is: http://bit.ly/goopenncslma20 

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Batchelor

Pamela Batchelor

NCDPI Digital Learning Systems Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction
Pam Batchelor serves as the Digital Learning Systems Consultant for the Division of Digital Teaching and Learning at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She facilitates work around the Canvas Learning Management System and #GoOpenNC at the state level.


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00am EDT

National Geographic Explorer Certification for the School Librarian: Why Get Certified!
I will share my journey of attaining my National Geographic Certification and how it has helped me become a better teacher and provided my students with greater resources. I will include other certification with which they may be more familiar. I will share a web page for the session. I will talk about ways this certification is useful in the high school classroom/media center. After providing these reasons and showing specific ways it has helped my students and enabled me to grow as an educator, I will provide some other certifications that teachers can pursue such as Common Sense Media, Google Certified Educator, Microsoft, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Myers

Amy Myers

Media Specialist, West Wilkes High School


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00am EDT

Time-Saving Tips and Tricks
On any given day, educators have a To-Do list that seems to grow with each item that is checked off. There are tools within G Suite and the Chrome browser that can expedite and streamline tedious daily processes and tasks. Participants will prioritize, organize, and simplify the everyday mundane tasks that come with education and make everyday classroom and administrative procedures more efficient.

Here is a link to the presentation slides.  Enjoy!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Bogle

Katie Bogle

Media Coordinator, A. L. Brown High School
As a Media Coordinator at A. L. Brown High School, I am a tech geek mixed with "old school" educator who is always trying something new. My current projects include expanding virtual reality tours into our curriculum and enhancing our maker activities. My educational passions include... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00am EDT

We're Going On A Trip
This session will talk about Virtual Field Trips. I will share different resources participants can use to easily go on Virtual field trips with their students. I will also show how to create their own virtual field trip using Voyager (Google Earth).

Speakers
avatar for Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Library/Media, Mangum Elementary School
My name is Matt Jones and I am the Media Coordinator at Mangum Elementary School. This is my fifth year as a Media Coordinator. Follow me on Twitter @mangummediacent and on Instagram @mrmangummedia.


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00am EDT

Vendor Showcase--OverDrive
Learn more about the digital options available through OverDrive Education.

Virtual Vendors
avatar for Sora

Sora

Sora, by OverDrive Education
The Sora student reading app, from OverDrive Education, connects 48,000 K-12 schools worldwide with the industry's largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. Interested in partnering with OverDrive to reach more readers? Please visit our Event Resources Hub to learn more about OverDrive Education and our Sora student reading app. From there, you'll be able to download key resources, enter to win an iPad, and more... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00am EDT

STEM and Literacy: A Perfect Blend for Engagement
During this session you will learn how to effectively integrate the 4C's into literacy, STEM, and technology by using picture books, novels and STEM activities. We will also discuss how to use apps and extensions such as Flipgrid, Novel Effect, Screencastify, Loom, Padlet and Google Drawings to enhance this integration which will lead to 99.9% student engagement. No prior knowledge is needed to understand the material in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pope

Leslie Pope

District Instructional Technology Facilitator, Craven County Schools


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00am EDT

Gender Stereotypes in the Media
Today's students spend the majority of their non-school time consuming media in some format. The goal of this presentation is to teach strategies to help students be aware of gender stereotypes, and how they react to them. It also encourages students to look beyond stereotypes and learn how to define in their own terms.

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Sherman Deziel

Marissa Sherman Deziel

Library Media Specialist, Clyde Elementary


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

9:00am EDT

Slaying the Monsters: Evaluating Speculative Worlds of Color
In this interactive role-playing board game styled presentation, participants will “roll” to learn about common racial tropes, stereotypes, and biases found in popular speculative genres. Participants will “battle” the various types of damaging portrayals by learning critical evaluation questions and will discover a treasure trove of review resources for use in finding authentic diverse materials. This presentation responds to the call for more critical evaluation of popular media and speaks to how we can curate libraries to be more representative and inclusive.

Speakers
avatar for Jewel Davis

Jewel Davis

Education Librarian, Appalachian State University


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Don't Let Your Research and Lessons Fall Flat
In this session participants will learn how to integrate Tinkercad into research lessons and co teaching projects. All students from Kindergarten and up have the ability to learn how to design and create a 3D object to represent their final product in an assignment.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Loflin

Melissa Loflin

Media Coordinator, Iredell Statesville Schools
I am the Media Coordinator at Lakeshore Elementary School in Mooresville. This is my 11th year in the library and my 17th year in education, I have a passion for reading and technology. I love helping my students find the book that hooks them on reading! I am honored to be representing... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Fifty Fantastic Finds in Kids Lit
Want to know what’s hot in children’s and young adult literature? Come join the faculty members from UNCG’s school library program as they share FIFTY of their favorite titles for kids from the past year. You’ll learn about great reads in picture books, middle grades titles, books for tweens and early teens, great young adult reads, and even a few adult books for teens. You’ll walk away with a great TBR list as well as titles to share and book talk with your own students.

Speakers
avatar for April Dawkins

April Dawkins

Assistant Professor, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
April M. Dawkins is an assistant professor in library and information science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her doctorate in library and information science from the University of South Carolina in May 2017, and earned her MLS from NC Central University... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

10:00am EDT

Mountains Regional Meet and Greet
All members in the Mountains Region are invited to this Meet and Greet networking opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Blankenship

Vickie Blankenship

Media Specialist, Asheville City Schools
Vickie Blankenship is starting her 26th year as a school librarian. Currently Vickie is the Media Specialist/Digital Lead Teacher at Asheville Primary School. Mrs. Blankenship earned her Bachelor's degree from Western Carolina University in Elementary Education in 1993. She earned... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
GoogleMeet

10:00am EDT

Featured Author: Stacy McAnulty
Stacy McAnulty, North Carolina author of picture books and young adult books, will discuss her books and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy McAnulty

Stacy McAnulty

Author
Stacy McAnulty is a children’s book author, who used to be a mechanical engineer, who’s also qualified to be a dog therapist (is that a thing???), a correspondent for The Daily Show (why not), and a Green Bay Packer coach (totally!). She has written dozens of books including a... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

Vendor Showcase--Bound to Stay Bound
Learn more about Bound to Stay Bound books.

Virtual Vendors
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Bound to Stay Bound Books

SALES REP, BOUND TO STAY BOUND BOOKS
Since 1920, Bound to Stay Bound Books has been binding children’s and young adult books to withstand the rough handling they absorb in schools and public libraries. We stock over 18,000 titles, most of which are available for immediate delivery. We offer the world’s largest inventory... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Recorded--Released at Session Start Time

11:00am EDT

Middle School Battle of the Books
This will be a session hosted by the incoming Middle School Battle of the Books Committee Chair.  Information given on participating in BOB, whether you are new to the program or returning coach.  Updates to the rules will be highlighted, and attendees will get answers to their questions. Share your ideas on the MSBoB Ideas Padlet!

Presentation slides are available here, and recorded meeting is linked below and available on the NCSLMA Committee Videos webpage.

Speakers
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Sheila Robertson

Chair of MSBOB


Friday September 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
GoogleMeet

11:00am EDT

Vendor Showcase--Camcor
Learn more about all the technology offerings of Camcor.

Virtual Vendors
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Camcor

Camcor
Camcor is Instructional Technology, Photographic/Video, and STEM Solutions.Rodney BaileyVice Presidentjrbailey@camcor.comSession Sponsor#53- Documentary Now   March 4,   1:30-2:20pm


Friday September 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Keep Your Library on the Map Through Marketing
In this session librarians will learn a variety of formats to reach stakeholders. Through monthly newsletters, quarterly infographics, school-wide reading challenges, and more it is important for everyone to see how and why the Media Center is the heart of your school.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Loflin

Melissa Loflin

Media Coordinator, Iredell Statesville Schools
I am the Media Coordinator at Lakeshore Elementary School in Mooresville. This is my 11th year in the library and my 17th year in education, I have a passion for reading and technology. I love helping my students find the book that hooks them on reading! I am honored to be representing... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Connect the Dots: Destiny Discover
This session will assist library media specialist and others who struggle with organizing digital content to use for instruction. Introducing Destiny Discover, Follett's Library Manager Program. Come and let us help you unearth all that Destiny discover has to offer and leave with a collection of resources ready to use! Explore a new way to collaborate with librarians, teachers, and students by sharing resources across your school, district and more! The format will include focused interactive work, and discussion. A Google site will be created and shared to give ongoing assistance.

Speakers
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Sharon Hart

Library Media Specialist, WCPSS
Passionate about family, loves traveling and reading on the beach.
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Heather Pennica

Library Media Specialist & Tech Coordinator, South Garner


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Incorporating the NC Digital Learning Standards by Harnessing the Power of Podcasts
Did you know that 85% of what we know we learn by listening? Learn how to not only use podcasts for instruction but also how you or your students can create your own to demonstrate knowledge and share with others. Not only that, but also learn how the use of podcasts and podcasting aligns with the NC Digital Learning Standards!

Speakers
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Chris Beneck

Innovative Learning Catalyst, NCDPI DTL
Chris Beneck, Innovative Learning Catalyst for the Central Region, graduated from Barton College in 1996 with a B.A. in Hispanic Studies. Taught Spanish, coached football and tennis, and did some traveling with students to Spain and Costa Rica over my 19 years in the classroom in... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Gettin' Digi With It: Incorporating Curriculum Aligned Digital and Interactive Books to Your School Library
This will be a combination of a presentation followed by an interactive discussion about the process of adding books to the school library, in this case that were aligned to the language arts curriculum for 3rd-5th grade, and then teaching students and teachers how to access them and incorporating the resources into Destiny Collections and other curated research tools.

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Vendor Showcase--Yasu Theatre
Join Yasu Ishida as he shares information about his storytelling theatre.

Virtual Vendors
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Yasu Ishida

Storyteller, Yasu Ishida, Magic Story Artist
Yasu Ishida, Master of Fine Arts (in Theatre for Young Audiences), is a professional touring storyteller who incorporates origami and magic tricks into his storytelling shows. He offers virtual reading-enhancement storytelling shows for libraries. (https://vimeo.com/446914677)His... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Beginning at the Beginning: Teaching Coding to our Young Learners
Online and unplugged methods to introduce coding. From board and card games to Scratch, robots, and micro:bits, we will introduce the activities and devices used by our own students, offer suggestions on integrating across the curriculum, and share ideas for how to find the money to purchase materials.

Speakers
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Collen Graham

Educational Technology Specialist, Wayne County Public Schools


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Weird Things In My Elementary Library That Just Make Sense
I plan to share a presentation of ways to make elementary school libraries work for all ages. This includes the setup of physical space, organizational tools, and scaffolding techniques. Participants will leave with concrete ideas they can immediately implement in their own spaces to give ALL learners a sense of autonomy and ownership in their library.

View the presentaion here: bit.ly/WeirdThingsNCSLMA
View the resources mentioned here: bit.ly/WeirdThingsResources

Speakers
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Marli Boyd

Librarian, Barton Pond Elementary School
Marli Boyd wrote her fifth grade “graduation essay” about wanting to be a librarian when she grew up. This is her ninth year as a school librarian and she is currently at Barton Pond Elementary School in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is passionate about making the library a safe... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Research-Practice Partnerships: Reaching Underserved Students in the School Library
This interactive discussion describes a research-practice partnership between a district media specialist and a university professor through a model of professional development to increase materials for diverse learners in their collections. Attendees will engage in action research using digital diversity tools to analyze their collections.

Speakers
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Meredith Hill

District Media Specialist, Pitt County Schools
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Rita Soulen

Assistant Professor, East Carolina University


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

PD on Demand, Virtual PD and PD Websites...Oh My!
Seeing a decrease in the number of attendees to Professional Development offered by the Media Center when it isn't required? During this session join the conversation discussing ideas for taking Explore, Engage to the staff through virtual, on-demand and website options and engaging them with Explore, Engage opportunities that are "out of the box."
Session Presentation: https://tinyurl.com/NCSLMA20PD

Speakers
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Brene Duggins

Media Coordinator, Oak Grove High School
Brene Duggins is the Media Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Davidson County. This is her 18th year in education and 14th in a School Library Media Center. She has experience at elementary, middle, and high levels as well as the community college. Brene is also a past-president... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Making Them Visible: Recognizing, Supporting, and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents
There are an estimated 2.7 million children in the US with at least one incarcerated parent (28,000+ in NC). This workshop will focus on what we know about the children, impact of parental incarceration, and how to support them. Participants will receive presentation materials, book lists, and Sesame Street toolkit.

Speakers
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Melissa Radcliff

Program Director, Our Children's Place of Coastal Horizons
Melissa Radcliff has been with Our Children’s Place of Coastal Horizons Center based in Wilmington, NC since February 2007. Our Children’s Place is a statewide education and advocacy program focused on community support for children of incarcerated and returning parents. Prior... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Converting Readers Into Writers
We will discuss how to create story ideas based off favorite books. Participants will focus on retellings and how different books are connected. They will leave with a list of questions to help their readers decide how they would change/continue/personalize their favorite stories.

Speakers
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Stephanie Neilan

Author
I love books! My favorites make me smile, laugh, and think. I crushed every read-a-thon my schools hosted before writing my own tales, some of which have hit #1 on amazon in their categories. :D


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

The Best Graphic Novel Selection Tools You Don't Know About
We often hear from school librarians at all levels, who say that finding quality, appropriate graphic novels to add to their collections is difficult. In this session, we'll introduce several selection tools that will help school librarians who serve students anywhere from pre-k to grade 12, find great graphic novels to add to their collections. Handouts will be provided.

Speakers
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Kim Becnel

Associate Professor of Library Science, Appalachian State University
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Robin Moeller

Associate Professor, Appalachian State University


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Featured Authors: Scott Reintgen
Scott Reintgen will discuss unlikely inspiration, how being an author is surprisingly collaborative, and the importance of threads of hope in literature for young people.

Speakers
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Scott Reintgen

Author, Random House
Scott Reintgen is an author of science fiction and fantasy books.He wrote the Nyxia trilogy, as well as Saving Fable, Escaping Ordinary (Fall 2020), Ashlords and Bloodsworn (2021). He began his career as an English and Creative Writing teacher in North Carolina. He strongly believes... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Facebook Live

1:00pm EDT

Vendor Showcase--Learning Lab 360
Speakers
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Rebecca Habbershaw

Learning Lab 360, LLC
Learning Lab 360 is a mobile Virtual Reality trailer that provides 14 stations of interaction educational virtual reality lessons for admins, teachers and their students! Very engaging, useful and relevant!


Friday September 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Vendor Showcase--Mackin
Join Robin Cole as she showcases all Mackin has to offer school libraries (pre-recorded video).

Virtual Vendors
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Mackin

Educational Consultant, Mackin
https://www.mackin.com/hq/


Friday September 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

High School Battle of the Books
In this session you will learn about the High School Battle of the Books program for the 2020-2021 school year. We will give updates and share the new list.

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Karen Meier

Chair of HSBOB


Friday September 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GoogleMeet

3:00pm EDT

Vendor Showcase--Capstone
Learn more about Capstone Publishing (slides).

Speakers
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Melissa Kirchoff

Direct Sales Rep, Capstone
The leading publisher of children's fiction, nonfiction, and digital resources.  Not only does Capstone rank as the number one choice among students preK through middle school, but we're also the first choice among their librarians.  Our collection of more than 15,000 library bound... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

Keynote Address: Wanda K. Brown
Join Wanda K. Brown, past President of ALA and director of C. G. O'Kelly Library at Winston-Salem State University, for a live presentation.

Speakers
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Wanda K Brown

Director of Library Services at the C.G. O’Kelly Library, ALA President, Winston Salem State University
Wanda Brown, Director of Library Services at the C.G. O’Kelly Library, Winston-Salem State University, Winston Salem, N.C., is the president-elect of the American Library Association. An ALA member for 30 years, Brown is an active member of the Association of College and Research... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Facebook Live

5:00pm EDT

Featured Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell
North Carolina author, Frances O'Roark Dowell, will share her books and her writing craft.

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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5:00pm EDT

Vendor Showcase--Salmond Library Services
Join Deb Salmond as she share more about Salmond Library Services.

Speakers
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Salmond Library Services

Direct Publisher's Representative, Salmond Library Services
Salmond Library Services is the SC Direct Representative for educational publishers ABDO, Child's World, Bellwether, J.Appleseed, Lerner, and others. We provide print and digital books and databases with free shipping and processing to school and public libraries.  We also represent... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

Joining Forces: How A Blended Media/Tech Program Enhances Student Learning
In this session participants will learn about how a blended media and technology program at Nags Head Elementary School supports student learning. Presenters will share how this blended model was unrolled at their school and how it has increased collaboration among teachers and provided new content-rich, hands on learning opportunities for students. Participants will leave with examples of collaborative projects that include media, technology, art, and regular ed that they can put into action, as well as with information on how to advocate for a strong media/technology program.

Speakers
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Lori O'Neal

ITF, Nags Head Elementary
As the Instructional Technology Facilitator at Nags Head Elementary my vision is to use best practices from 15 years of teaching/coaching in elementary education to support teachers in facilitating a blended learning environment where all students succeed. My pedagogy is based on... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

One Fish, Two Fish, Tie Fish, FLY Fish!
Fly tying? In the library? That’s crazy! Crazy Fun! We saw a student need, a curriculum need, and a cultural need, and we meet those needs. Witness how a Librarian and a Natural Resources teacher came together to create the best and most popular lesson we have ever taught! And you might even learn to tie a fly.

Speakers
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Sarah Justice

Media Specialist, Rosman Middle and High Schools


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

4 Ways to Engage: Promoting Active Engagement in the Media Center
The presentation will be done in NearPod so that participants can experience the NearPod learning platform - we will cover 4 ways to engage students in the Media Center: NearPod, Google's Applied Digital Skills, FlipGrid and Google Digital Breakouts

Speakers
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Laura Ransom

Media Coordinator, Gallberry Farm Elementary
I am a K-5 Librarian in Hope Mills, NC. I taught 5th grade in the classroom before moving into the library. I love books, my students and technology!


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

50+ Digital Resources
Looking for great websites and apps for your instruction? Then this is the interactive session for you! Heather Moorefield-Lang is back with her fast-paced session and a brand new list of tools. Be ready to leave with an exciting batch of resources to share. Presentation slides are attached here in Sched to take back with you.

Speakers
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Heather Moorefield-Lang

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Heather Moorefield-Lang, a former middle school theater teacher and school librarian, currently serves as faculty with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Library and Information Science. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

Featured Author: Alan Gratz
Join us for a live presentation from award winning North Carolina author, Alan Gratz.

Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Facebook Live

6:00pm EDT

Student Media Assistants: Activities, Ideas and What to do with them!
Do you have Student Media Assistants? Ever feel like you don't know what to do with them? This session will share ideas for activities, lessons, rubrics, and just what to do with them when the Media Center gets busy! Attendees will get access to templates and lessons to take back to use!
Presenation: https://tinyurl.com/NCSLMA-SMA 

Speakers
avatar for Brene Duggins

Brene Duggins

Media Coordinator, Oak Grove High School
Brene Duggins is the Media Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Davidson County. This is her 18th year in education and 14th in a School Library Media Center. She has experience at elementary, middle, and high levels as well as the community college. Brene is also a past-president... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

Acronym Mania: ITES, ISTE, and DLS
Did you know that NC adopted the ISTE Standards for Students? These digital learning standards are being integrated in all content areas and grade levels. Join this session to have conversations with your colleagues about the skills our students need in the digital age! We'll take a look at how these skills are reflected in NC's Digital Learning Standards. Presentation: https://bit.ly/NCSLMADLS

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

DTL Regional Consultant, NCDPI
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

WWII: School Children Do Their Part
Junior and high school students Includel War Bonds & Stamps to buy a B-17 Bomber. Christened "The Spirit of South High," it flew off never to be heard from again, until 2015. Could students repeat the feat today? Kids, doing their part. Patriotism at its finest.

Speakers
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Sandra Warren

Author
Sandra Warren is an award winning author with publications in several genres. She has been both traditionally published as well as independently published. The first session being presented, WWII: School Children Do Their Part, is based on her book, We Bought A WWII Bomber: The Untold... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

Historical, Hysterical and Heartwarming: A Picture Book Panel with Shana Keller, Lina Maslo ,and Constance Lombardo
Picture books--not just for the youngest readers!

In this panel, three authors talk about how their books can work with your classroom curriculum. Picture books help to teach history, biography, and empathy, as well as reading and writing. Our handout will be a list of picture books reflecting these three categories.

Speakers
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Shana Keller

Author
Shana Keller grew up a middle child in Middle America wondering exactly how clouds stayed in the air. She graduated from the University of Miami, Florida with a degree in Communications and is the author of Ticktock Banneker's Clock (Sleeping Bear Press), a Best STEM book select... Read More →
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Lina Maslo

Lina Maslo is an author and illustrator with a Degree in Art from New College of Florida.Though she spent most of her childhood in Florida, she was born in Ukraine and came to the United States at the age of five. She loves stories about courage and perseverance--about people overcoming... Read More →
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Constance Lombardo

Author/Ilustrator
Constance Lombardo began drawing when she was 10 years old, inspired in part by the Illustrators Annuals her dad brought home from the advertising agency where he worked, and in part by the fact that her sister did a drawing and got lots of attention. She is the author/illustrator... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

One School, One Book, LOTS of Engagement
One School, One Book is a great reading program that encourages a positive home and school connection. Participants will learn how one school implemented this program and all of the engagement that occurred as a result. Participants will participate in an interactive discussion about book titles to incorporate, as well as ideas for family involvement and literacy-themed family nights.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene

Elementary Media Specialist, McDowell County Schools
Ashley Greene has been an educator for 17 years at West Marion Elementary School. She spent four years as a classroom teacher, and has been the media specialist for the past 13 years. She is a Google Certified Educator and is also certified in Flipgrid, Epic books, raising boys, living... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

Research Rocks!
Looking for ways to introduce and reinforce research skills? If so, this session is for you! Join me as we learn more about integrating research related activities into everyday library instruction through integration of database exploration, a breakout activity, and engaging digital projects and lessons. Be prepared to go back to school excited to bring research into your instruction.

Speakers
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Jennifer Northrup

Interim Director of Library Services, Middle School Librarian, The Lovett School
Jennifer Northrup aka “The Candid Librarian” is currently an independent school librarian in Metro Atlanta. Prior to moving to Atlanta in 2018 she served as the NCDPI West and Southwest Regional Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant and NCWiseOwl Support. You can find Jennifer... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

Independent Regional Meet and Greet
All members in the Independent Region are invited to this Meet and Greet networking opportunity.

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2020 7:00pm - 7:15pm EDT
GoogleMeet

7:00pm EDT

Vendor Showcase--Junior Library Guild
Learn more about Junior Library Guild and how they can work with you on developing your library collection.

Virtual Vendors
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Katrina Elmer

Territory Representative, Junior Library Guild
Junior Library Guild is the subscription box solution for the modern librarian: A completely customizable collection-development service based 100% on your preferences, your readers’ interests, and your library’s budget. Unlike other book services, JLG titles are curated by our... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
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9:00pm EDT

Funding Fundamentals: Grant Writing
Who doesn't need additional funding sources right now? Do you have an amazing idea but need funding support to make it a reality? Join this session to share grant experiences with each other, learn tips for grant writing, and get ideas on funding sources.
Presentation:  https://bit.ly/ncslmagrant




Speakers
avatar for Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

DTL Regional Consultant, NCDPI
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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9:00pm EDT

Digital Wellbeing
Tips, apps, and Google tools to foster digital wellbeing for ourIncludeves, colleagues, and students. Explore ways to take care of physical and mental health while working with Curate including brain and body breaks, mindfulness tips, balance, and an awareness of helpful and risky features of apps we use. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a short mindfulness demonstration.

Speakers
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Vanessa Lail

Library/Media, Grandview Middle School
Vanessa Lail is the School Library Media Coordinator at Grandview Middle School.


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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9:00pm EDT

Growing with Google Drawings!
Come learn wonderful ways to incorporate Google Drawings into your teaching! This session will show participants how to create BookSnaps, Digital Sketchnotes, Book Pyramids and so much more! All resources from the presentation will be shared with attendees.

Here is the link to the presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MQ_rRgyfm3VSPQgucdj4LO9ds1xImz34AAylks6Ks54/copy 

Speakers
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Katie Moose

Library/Media, South Iredell High
My name is Katie Moose and I am a media coordinator at South High in Iredell County. This is my 11th year as a media coordinator, with two years in elementary, seven in middle school, and two in high school. I am an Apple and Google Level 1 Certified Teacher, National Board certified... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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9:00pm EDT

Inspire, Ignite, & Connect: Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences in Your School Library
Learn strategies to foster student-centered, inquiry-based learning experiences, ways to ignite collaboration, & ideas to foster connections between the school & families. Learn tips for meeting the standards of the evaluation instrument & ways to curate artifacts that showcase your work within your school community. Resources will be shared!

Here is a revised link to my presentation visual:  https://tinyurl.com/igniteNcslma





Speakers
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Gina Webster

School Library Media Coordinator, Walkertown Middle School
My passion is igniting passion in others. I love my job and cannot imagine my life without working directly with children every day. I've been an educator (English, science, social studies) since 1992 and a school library media coordinator since 1999. Every single day has presented... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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9:00pm EDT

Literacy, LEGO and Landmarks: Using Bricks with Books
In this session participants will learn how to combine literacy and LEGO bricks to create an awesome learning experience for students. Participants will learn how to integrate global education and social studies standards with Lego brick building. Learn how to tie in a picture book to create scenes, characters and retell stories. Keep the students engaged!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene

Elementary Media Specialist, McDowell County Schools
Ashley Greene has been an educator for 17 years at West Marion Elementary School. She spent four years as a classroom teacher, and has been the media specialist for the past 13 years. She is a Google Certified Educator and is also certified in Flipgrid, Epic books, raising boys, living... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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9:00pm EDT

Face-to-Face time & FaceTime: exploring flipped and blended Explore, Engage styles
Sit ‘n get professional learning was on it’s way out the door long before COVID! Now, more than ever, we see the benefits of flexible & personalized Explore, Engage! Let’s discuss strategies and tools that will make Explore, Engage engaging and accessible that include fully virtual and asynchronous, blended options, and evolving the face-to-face formats.

Speakers
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Chris Beneck

Innovative Learning Catalyst, NCDPI DTL
Chris Beneck, Innovative Learning Catalyst for the Central Region, graduated from Barton College in 1996 with a B.A. in Hispanic Studies. Taught Spanish, coached football and tennis, and did some traveling with students to Spain and Costa Rica over my 19 years in the classroom in... Read More →
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Stacy Lovdahl

Innovative Learning Catalyst, NC Department of Public Instruction
Stacy Lovdahl is an Innovative Learning Catalyst with the Digital Teaching and Learning Division at NCDPI. She has live-streamed student showcases for ISTE, presented at state conferences including NCSTA, NCTIES and NCSLMA and the Flipped Conference (Flipcon). She collaborates with... Read More →
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Mollee Holloman

Innovative Learning Catalyst East / Dare Librarian, NCDPI DTL / Dare Co Schools
Mollee is a librarian in Dare County, currently serving as an Innovative Learning Catalyst (Educator on Loan) for the Division of Digital Teaching and Learning at NCDPI. She is driven to help better define literacy in the digital age, and to collaborate with a variety of educators... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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9:00pm EDT

Storytelling Through Narrative Nonfiction

Students hear and read the news-stories of the day through network news, social media, and print articles. News correspondents are the StoryTellers for the digital age. How carefully do we fact-check their stories? How well do children and young adults understand the meaning behind the stories? This session reports on students and their projects using Narrative Nonfiction for Storytelling. Presentation includes photos, student work samples, and curriculum guidelines for Narrative Nonfiction projects in the classroom.

Speakers
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Carol A Brown

Associate Professor Emerita, East Carolina University
I am retired Associate Professor East Carolina University. I served as graduate faculty in College of Education for 20 years. I began in the Library Science program and later worked as graduate program coordinator for the Instructional Technology program. My areas of research included... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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9:00pm EDT

Collaborating Creatively with Comics
In this session I will share my experiences (via slide presentation) collaborating with a fifth-grade classroom teacher on a graphic novel study. I will include information on planning, execution, and best practices, as well as outcomes. Participants will also receive handouts that they can use in their own collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Luetkemeyer

Jennifer Luetkemeyer

Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University
school libraries; digital curriculum & curation; 21st Century Skills; multiple literacies; connected learning


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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Saturday, September 26
 

9:00am EDT

Leadership Academy Panel
Learn more about NCSLMA's Leadership Academy by listening to our panel share their experiences.

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
GoogleMeet

9:00am EDT

Ain't No Mountain High Enough-How to Create/Advocate For Your Library!
Are you feeling frustrated at having to explain what your role is as teacher librarian? Don't worry, be happy! Come join us for some EASY ways to create spaces for students and teachers in both the digital and physical realm! Plus, learn how to showcase these spaces on social media! You'll leave walking on sunshine! This will be an interactive session and you will leave with a digital toolkit.

Here's a link to our website!  Our presentation can be found there.
Advocating For Your Library

Speakers
avatar for Faith Huff

Faith Huff

York Chester Middle School, Gaston County Schools
I'm passionate about providing library collections that offer students mirrors into their own lives as well as windows into others, culturally relevant pedagogy, teaching like a PIRATE, gamification and game-based learning, social justice, ed tech, and educational equity for all... Read More →
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Lila Morel

Blended Learning Coach, Buncombe County Schools


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Marketing Your Library
Why do students and teachers need school libraries in the age of Google? As a media coordinator, how do you market, promote, and advocate for programs, services, and resources your teachers and students need? Join this session to think about marketing your your library media program. Presentation: https://bit.ly/marketingncslma

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

DTL Regional Consultant, NCDPI
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Organizing: Fostering Community Connections and Building Transformative Events as a Media Coordinator
How can you move from being the host to the planner or a participant to a key organizer? We will explore the skills and tools to build a successful event in your library as well as strategies to keep momentum and support as you explore your leadership. Turning guest speakers into larger panel experiences and turning teacher concerns to statewide mobilization for support of education will be among our many topics. Participants will work on creating plans and develop individual goals for their school media centers as well as consider the larger impact of combining their goals with their larger community needs and resources. We will work on taking your inspirations and transforming them into actions and events that will lift up your students' learning and build more community relationships to foster change in education.

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Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Redesigning the School Library with Truama on My Mind
Does low lighting equal comfort? Do I project safety? How can water make a difference? Attending multiple trauma-informed trainings and approaches directed towards classrooms let me rethink and redesign my library program. School closure became a vital test of the changes that worked beyond the four walls. A research-based presentation, with examples, will accompany an interactive discussion on how we can go from being a safe space for some to a trauma-informed space for all.

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Natalie Ezell

District Level Digital Learning, Henderson County Public Schools
I have been spellbound by the art of the story for as long as I can remember. It led me to write and read constantly as a child and ultimately drew me away from veterinary medicine and into literature and teaching instead. I spent my first eight years teaching Language Arts and Science... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Moving PD Online: The What, Why, and How
In this collaborative session, we will cover why you should consider moving Professional Development (Explore, Engage) online and what it might look like once it gets there (Canvas, Google Classroom). We'll also discuss what tools you like to introduce and teach to teachers and we'll create a comprehensive list of tech tools librarians think middle and high school teachers should use. Come ready to share and participate in the discussion!

Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Comical Curriculum - An Introduction of the Graphic Novel
2019 Read 2 Succeed Grant - panel presentation. https://bit.ly/307fRDl
Prishonda Daniels and Sara Levin received this grant to introduce art students to the graphic novel style. What did we purchase and how did we use it? What did the students create? What were the results? 

Speakers
avatar for Sara Levin

Sara Levin

Costal Director, NCSLMA
Sara Levin is going on her 17th year as a Media Coordinator and 20th year as a librarian. She is a graduate of the ECU MLS Program. She has presented curriculum and grant writing sessions at NCSLMA, NCTIES, the Joyner Library Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit. She is at Kinston... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Lessons a Prose Writer Can Learn from Poetry
Can studying poetry help a novelist? It turns out that the answer is a resounding "yes." This interactive session will explore how many of the tips and techniques poets use in their craft can help not only novelists but also anyone who writes in their personal or professional life. The session will provide practical tips and tools to make your writing more powerful -- and more fun.  Free writing resources to accompany this session can be found at www.JoHackl.com

Speakers
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Jo Hackl

Author, Random House Children's Books; Founder, Outdoorosity.org, Random House Children's Books; Outdoorosity.org
I am the author of the bestselling novel, SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE (Random House Children’s Books), which won the Southern Book Prize and is an Amazon Teacher's Pick. I'm thrilled that Smack Dab is on the NC Elementary Battle of the Books List. Smack Dab takes readers... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Social Justice Book Club: Connecting With Your Community and Developing Empathy through Fiction
In collaboration with my school counselor, we created a Social Justice Book Club for students and parents to attend. In this session you will learn from our experience, get digital copies of the resources we used and created, and work out how you could do this in your school.

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Alicia Luke

Media Coordinator, AC Reynolds Middle School
Hello! This is my fourth year as a Middle School librarian and I LOVE my job. My favorite things are recommending books (especially when you get it just so right) and using technology to collaborate and create unique products.


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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9:00am EDT

Turning Nonfiction into Thought Provoking Historical Fiction for the Modern Classroom
Two North Carolina award winning authors Sandra Warren (MG about U.S. WWII bomber) and Kathleen Burkinshaw (MG atomic bombing Hiroshima) discuss how they crafted a story from a subject/character close to their hearts from history so that modern classrooms can connect with emotionally even though their respective historical fiction novels are from the opposing sides of WWII.

Speakers
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Sandra Warren

Author
Sandra Warren is an award winning author with publications in several genres. She has been both traditionally published as well as independently published. The first session being presented, WWII: School Children Do Their Part, is based on her book, We Bought A WWII Bomber: The Untold... Read More →
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Kathleen Burkinshaw

Author/Speaker
I'm a Japanese American author and the daughter of a Hiroshima survivor residing in Charlotte, NC. As well as a wife, mom, and owner of a dog who is a kitchen ninja. The UNITED NATIONS Office of Disarmament Affairs lists The Last Cherry Blossom (Distributed by Simon&Schuster and Scholastic... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

Workshop Intensive: Writing and Revision Tools and Techniques that Really Work
Want to take your writing and that of your students to the next level? This interactive workshop session, led by award-winning author Jo Watson Hackl, will equip you with tools and techniques to make your writing (both academic and creative) and that of your students more powerful, more persuasive and more fun. Participants will be provided with writing prompts and tips to create original work. The session will then lead participants through a layered approach to revision using a bookmark revision tool. Participants will leave with a polished piece of writing. Handouts include a variety of writing prompts, brainstorming tools, tips to keep inspiration close at hand, and revision tools for use in both creative and academic writing.  You can find free resources at www.JoHackl.com/activities

Join in at 10am via Google Meet!

Speakers
avatar for Jo Hackl

Jo Hackl

Author, Random House Children's Books; Founder, Outdoorosity.org, Random House Children's Books; Outdoorosity.org
I am the author of the bestselling novel, SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE (Random House Children’s Books), which won the Southern Book Prize and is an Amazon Teacher's Pick. I'm thrilled that Smack Dab is on the NC Elementary Battle of the Books List. Smack Dab takes readers... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
GoogleMeet

11:00am EDT

NCSLMA Annual Awards
Join us live via Google Meet at 11am to hear our grants and awards winners announced!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Justice

Sarah Justice

Media Specialist, Rosman Middle and High Schools


Saturday September 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
GoogleMeet

12:00pm EDT

Collection Development - What do you mean 1/2 the books are missing
Upon arriving at my new school, I discovered that 1/2 the books in our collection are missing! Join this discussion on when to let book records go, the ins & outs of inventory, how to create a collection development plan, and how to use your accurate collection data to petition for funding. All resources will be shared in a Google Folder.  https://bit.ly/3fhWY4F
 



Speakers
avatar for Sara Levin

Sara Levin

Costal Director, NCSLMA
Sara Levin is going on her 17th year as a Media Coordinator and 20th year as a librarian. She is a graduate of the ECU MLS Program. She has presented curriculum and grant writing sessions at NCSLMA, NCTIES, the Joyner Library Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit. She is at Kinston... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Teaching with cell phones and mobile devices
Challenged to convert in-class teaching and instruction to a virtual or remote learning format when students had limited access to computers? This presentation will provide you with tips and tools to create engaging lessons geared towards the use of mobile devices such as tablets and cellphones.


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Chaunecy

Cheryl Chaunecy

Media Coordinator, Guilford County Schools
I am an Education Enthusiast who never wants to stop learning which has led me to obtaining three master degrees. After going to school for many years, I finally decided to work in the school system as a media coordinator just as the field was becoming more technical. Enjoying the... Read More →
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Brian Whitson

Instructional Design Coach | Media Curator, Carson High School
🌟Brian is currently a high school instructional design coach with Rowan-Salisbury Schools at Jesse C Carson High School.  He previously served as a science/STEM teacher/NC Teacher Cadet instructor (Salisbury High School) and Design Thinking/Challenge Based Learning instructor... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

NCWiseOwl: Strategies for Better Utilization and Adoption at Your School!
NCWiseOwl - research databases, eBooks, eJournals, primary sources, magazine subscriptions, interest collections, encyclopedias and more! There is so much! Let’s look at strategies to better utilize the content available while always centering on personalized learning, digital literacy, reading literacy, ESL and content integration.  
https://ncdpi.instructure.com/courses/1276/pages/conference-and-other-recorded-sessions

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Sartain

Cynthia Sartain

NCDPI
North Central Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant, NCDPI EBSCO & Britannica Resources


Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Show Me the Data: North Carolina School Librarians DO Impact Student Achievement
Attend this session to learn about the first research study on school librarian impact on student achievement conducted in North Carolina since Burgin and Bracy’s study in 2003. Dr. Lois Wine recently completed her dissertation research which examined the academic impact of North Carolina school librarians on fourth and fifth grade students’ EOG reading and math achievement scores. Her research provides evidence that students in schools with full-time certified school librarians score higher than students in schools without. Learn about her research and how you can use the data to advocate for student access to a school library media center with a full-time certified school library media coordinator with administrators, district-level leadership, and legislators.

Speakers
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Lois Wine

School Librarian, Warhill High School


Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Kindergarten and First Grade Research: Gentle Inquiry, Authors, and Fanmail
We know research is important for every grade level, but we also know that helping our youngest students learn the research process can be very challenging. Jennie Hunt shares a project that can help introduce research to younger students in a fun and engaging way.

Speakers
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Jennie Hunt

Media Specialist, Southwest Guilford High School, Guilford County Schools


Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Making connections with readers!
In this session, I will present activities and events that you can host in your school library to connect readers to books. I will discuss how to host a successful author visit. I will share tips and tricks to find authors that you can host as well as share a schedule for the day of the visit. I will discuss tips for preparing students and staff for the visit and of course share ways to pay for the visit. Other events that I will discuss include inviting guest speakers to speak to students. Speakers can range from archeologists, park rangers, to local historians. These visits can all be tied back into books. I will discuss collaborating with the CTE department to host a monthly Career Cafe and how this experience can then connect students to books. I will discuss other ways to connect with readers including hosting reading challenges and maintaining a free little library for the school and community. My presentation will include demonstration and discussions. I will provide access to various documents that I use to make connections with readers.

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Blankenship

Vickie Blankenship

Media Specialist, Asheville City Schools
Vickie Blankenship is starting her 26th year as a school librarian. Currently Vickie is the Media Specialist/Digital Lead Teacher at Asheville Primary School. Mrs. Blankenship earned her Bachelor's degree from Western Carolina University in Elementary Education in 1993. She earned... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Perceptions and Best Practices of Advocacy in School Libraries
We will discuss our experiences with State Library Legislative Day and follow up action items with legislators across the state. This includes partnering with the state librarian, working with the general assembly, the student library advocacy program. Finally, the results of independent research conducted about the state of school libraries and stories from school librarians will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Chow

Anthony Chow

Associate Professor, UNCG


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Advocacy.....It's for every School Librarian!
Have you ever wondered how to advocate for your school library or school librarians? Then join us as we share our UPDATED NCSLMA Advocacy and Governance web pages, complete with all the tools and resources that you will need to feel empowered to speak up and out for school libraries. There are digital resources linked in the presentation and on the updated website! 

Speakers
avatar for April Dawkins

April Dawkins

Assistant Professor, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
April M. Dawkins is an assistant professor in library and information science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her doctorate in library and information science from the University of South Carolina in May 2017, and earned her MLS from NC Central University... Read More →
avatar for Faith Huff

Faith Huff

York Chester Middle School, Gaston County Schools
I'm passionate about providing library collections that offer students mirrors into their own lives as well as windows into others, culturally relevant pedagogy, teaching like a PIRATE, gamification and game-based learning, social justice, ed tech, and educational equity for all... Read More →
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Lila Morel

Blended Learning Coach, Buncombe County Schools
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Crystal Joyce

School Library Media Coordinator, Winston-Salem PreparatoryAcademy, Grades 6-12
I am in my 13th year teaching in the library. I also just finished the certification program at Appalachian State University to get my Master's Certificate in Instructional Technology.


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Paws + Read: Bulldogs + Books
During this session we will discuss collaboratively writing a Read2Succeed Grant and our project, Paws + Read: Bulldogs + Books. The goal of our project is to help students (and teachers) build community, responsibility, empathy, and communication. Learn how we combined our love for for dogs with a love for books, handled a completely new school schedule, administration team, and a pandemic! We will provide reading lists, permission form templates and more.

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Jillian Harper

Media Coordinator, Williams High School


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Game Clubs and Esports in The Library
Games are engines for engagement. They bring us together and forge meaningful bonds between players and the experience. School libraries are ideal spaces for tabletop gaming, roleplay games, and esports. Join Lucas Gillispie as he guides you through all facets of launching your own game club sharing his experiences and resources.

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Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Making Memories
Collaborative project between Media Specialist and ELA teacher to lead middle schoolers to create bound copies of children's books that will be distributed to local hospitals for newborn babies. Middle schoolers are motivated to encourage reading aloud for newborns in their own community. Sample books will be available and discussion of steps for easy construction/binding of books.

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Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

A Makerspace is What You Make It
Every presentation on makerspaces provides a different definition. What I discovered is that a makerspace is what you make it. Join me as I present on the results of the Action Research Grant, which I used as a first-year librarian to build relationships and collaborate with teachers.

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Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Carolina Digital Citizenship in the Making
Presenters will share a virtual and physical Digital Citizenship toolkit for all levels on students. Attendees will learn how to connect concrete, everyday items to digital citizenship to help students understand being a good Carolina Digital Citizen. The toolkit material will be housed in a Google Site for attendees. The Google Slides link has been corrected. It's bit.ly/digcitizenshipSLMA

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avatar for Leslie Pope

Leslie Pope

District Instructional Technology Facilitator, Craven County Schools


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Gaming in the Library
This is about utilizing table top games in the media center as a tool for collaboration/cooperation among students and peers. I will talk about the benefits playing table top games and how playing a physical game with peers can enhance your humanity.

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Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Creating a Culture of Reading
This presentation will highlight how Pitt County Schools media coordinators are developing a culture of reading across all grade levels in the district. Engaging examples will be provided that can be implemented right away in your own media centers and classrooms. Google Slides will be shared that include all materials.

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Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

We Love WeVideo!
From California to Carolina, WeVideo is sweeping the nation! Join WeVideo Ambassador Judy Uhrig and her sidekick Ashlie while they demonstrate fun ways WeVideo can be used in the classroom. They will walk you through the steps to make a simple video and you can follow along! Handouts will include WeVideo storyboards and stickers!

Speakers
avatar for Judy Uhrig

Judy Uhrig

Media Coordinator, Mount Tabor High School
I work in the Mount Tabor High School Media Center. Before I earned my Masters Degree in Library Science from Appalachian State University I was a corporate audio visual specialist. I got my first movie projector for Christmas when I was in the fifth grade! I have two awesome but... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Mustang Makers: Embracing the inner maker
An explanation session will be used to provide information on the challenges and successes that we had in implementing a Maker Club at our school. Handouts of activities, and resources used will be shared.


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

North Carolina had a Tea Party Too? A Cool way to teach your students about the Edenton Tea Party!
Not many people are aware that shortly after the Boston Tea Party, there was a Tea Party in Edenton. Using Project Based Learning, you can teach your kids about the event and empower them to make changes in their community. I have done this activity with 4th graders, but it will work well with 5th graders too since they study the American Revolution or with any grade to study little known North Carolina history. I will give you a step by step guide to how I presented this to the kids and show pictures from the event. This can easily be adapted to fit in any classroom or library setting and any grade level. Come join the Tea Party!

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Poindexter

Shawna Poindexter

Library/Media, Elkin Elementary School
My name is  Shawna Poindexter and I am the Media Coordinator at Elkin Elementary School. I work in a small school system, Elkin City Schools. and am very passionate about reading and helping children find their love of reading. Even though I am not considered a "core" subject I  consider... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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