Concurrent Session 3

Engaged Readers are Future Ready! presented by Dr. Annette Smith (

Description: Bringing books to life sparks student interest. You can engage students with the books being read using Original author movies and interviews along with lesson plans, discussion guides enrich library programming and collaboration. In this hands-on session, you will explore author and book resources to meet your library’s needs. (Audience: ALL)

Let it Flow presented by Kristen Deuschle

Description: Learn to use a simple flow chart design to help teachers differentiate and begin dabbling in personalized learning. The flow chart provides student choice, creativity and self-evaluation (Audience: ALL)

Don’t Get Duped! Using Animal Cheats & Deceits to Teach Critical Thinking presented by Heather Montgomery

Description: A bird that cries wolf, a wasp that zombiefies cockroaches, a firefly femme fatal… the animal world is teeming with trickery and deceit – engaging examples that help students learn to make informed decisions. Nonfiction author Heather L. Montgomery shares examples and kid-friendly exercises to help students analyze sources of information. (Audience: ALL)

Personalized Learning? It’s a Library Thing! presented by Leah Martin & Beth Miller

Description: Our session will include lots of practical tips, tricks and ideas for implementing Personalized Learning in the most powerful learning space in your school, your Library/Media Center/Learning Commons. We’ll focus on Personalized Learning Principles, Flexibility in schedule and space and using technology in meaningful ways to promote personalization.
(Audience: Elementary)

5th Grade Career Portfolios presented by Eden Clark

Description: Do you need collaboration ideas? Come to this session to hear how an elementary school librarian led a collaborative effort with 1 ½ school counselors and two 5th grade teachers to create a series of standards-based learning experiences to complete the 5th grade Career Portfolios. (Audience: Elementary)