Concurrent Session 2

Picture Books as Learning Resources: From Pre-K to Middle School
presented by Jennifer Luetkemeyer and Laura K. Clark

Attendees will first learn techniques for using picture books to encourage and enhance emergent and early literacy skills for children of pre-school age. The second half of the session will focus on using picture books as tools for teaching middle grades students, with lessons incorporating the Common Core State Standards. (Audience: Elementary/Middle)

Wild About Research presented by Heather Montgomery

Nonfiction kidlit author Heather L. Montgomery shares strategies to get your students begging to research. Learn to use science-based hooks like cell-exploding venom, genuine questions, visual prompts, and nature artifacts to turn on curiosity, expand inquiry, and set students loose into the land of discovery – your library! (Audience: Elementary K-5)

Unboxing Knowledge with Breakout EDU in Your Library presented by Sue Levine and Tonja Felton

Stay current on the latest educational trends! Breakout Edu-demystified! Learn how to curate authoritative instructional materials and content, model and integrate technologies for innovative, efficient, creative learning, and promote critical thinking by connecting learners with information in multiple formats using an immersive mystery game model known as Breakout Edu. (Audience: ALL)

Promotion & Advocacy for Media Programs Through Twitter presented by
Ge-Anne Bolhuis

ou’ve lurked, you heard the stories. You even follow GLMA, but you just haven’t gotten into Twitter. This hands-on session will help you take control of your Twitter account (or creation of one!) and bring your media center and professional learning network into the 21st Century! (Audience: ALL)

Put It Into High Gear—PBL in the Media Center presented by Kathy Schmidt

We will explore how school librarians and classroom teachers can collaborate to create successful Project Based Learning experiences for their students. Examples from collaborative elementary and middle school Project Based Learning experiences that incorporate STEM/STEAM activities and Makerspaces will be shared. (Audience: Elementary/Middle)