Join GLMA June 10-11, 2013 at Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club in Cordele, GA for the 2013 Summer Institute.
Submit a Concurrent (50-minute) Session Proposal HERE
Submit a Poster Session Proposal HERE
Lake Blackshear Resort* is offering a special room rate of $99/night in the Lodge or the Villas. Special rates are also available in the rustic 2 bedroom cabins and the resort has camping spots for visitors. Please call the Resort directly and identify yourself as a GLMA/Summer Institute participant for special rates. Call 1.800.459.1230 for reservations.
Lake Blackshear is pet friendly! There is no charge to bring your first pet. A $25 charge will apply for 2 or more pets with you during your stay. The resort offers guests a variety of activities to suit every taste; golfing, hiking, fishing, dining and swimming.
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About Summer Institute
Summer Institute is GLMA’s annual continuing education event. It is a great opportunity for Georgia library media specialists to get together to work, learn, earn 1 PLU credit, and network with friends throughout the state. The Institute features a showcase display of great successful lessons and units from colleagues all around Georgia. Each year, attendees leave Summer Institute with new tools, tips, and tricks for jazzing up their programs that they can start using immediately.
Professional Learning Credit
If you will be applying for professional learning credit, please print the Prior Approval Form and have your county office sign it before coming to the Summer Institute. NOTE: This is a two-page document and BOTH pages must be printed and completed prior to Summer Institute. Incomplete Prior Approval Forms will not be accepted.
This year’s Summer Institute schedule has not yet been finalized, but last year’s schedule below can give you an idea of what to expect.
|8:30 – 9:00 am||Registration, refreshments|
|9:00 – 9:30 am||Opening remarks; Ice-breaker Activity; Speaker Introduction|
|9:30 – 10:15 am||Group Session|
|10:15 – 10:25 am||Break|
|10:30 – 11:45 am||Concurrent Session #1|
|12:00- 1:30 pm||Lunch (provided)|
|1:30 – 2:00 pm||Vendor Presentations|
|2:10 – 3:25 pm||Concurrent Session #2|
|3:25 – 3:40 pm||Break|
|3:45 – 4:45 pm||Group Session|
|4:45 – 5:45 pm||Vendor Visitation|
|5:45 – 7:00 pm||Dinner on your own|
|7:30 pm||Sip, Share, & Strategize! Bring a snack and a beverage and join us for this positive, upbeat, and moderated discussion of where we are, where we’re going, and how we might get there. Fun and informative!|
|9:00 – 9:10 am||Morning refreshments|
|9:15 – 9:45 am||Group Session>|
|9:45 – 10:00 am||Break|
|10:00 – 11:15 am||Concurrent Session #3|
|11:15-11:45 am||Vendor Presentations|
|11:45 am – 1:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 – 1:30 pm||Sip, Share, and Strategize Wrap Up – Group sharing from last night’s round table discussion|
|1:30 – 2:45 pm||Concurrent Session #4|
|2:45 – 3:00 pm||Vendor Presentation|
|3:00 – 3:30 pm||Closing Remarks; PLU Forms|