Concurrent Session 4


Digital Citizenship Through Design Thinking? Yes! And Here’s How! presented by Leeann Denham

Description: Design thinking is a brainstorming strategy that has been used in business for many years. More recently, design thinking is showing up as an innovation methodology, especially in education’s makerspace trend. For the SLMS, exploring digital citizenship through design thinking offers a framework to integrate AASL, ISTE and GaDOE standards. (Audience: Elementary/Middle)

School Librarian/Teacher Instructional Partnerships: Information Literacy Lessons Along with Great Grant Ideas presented by Dr. Phyllis Snipes

Description: Future Ready Librarians build instructional partnerships that serve to empower students and equip them with knowledge of a myriad of digital resources and tools. In this session, see excellent collaboratively planned lessons based on IL standards which include various technologies. Explore ideas about how to fund programs through grant possibilities. (Audience: ALL)

Escape the Ordinary: Using Digital Breakout EDU to Engage Students presented by Jennifer Lewis  and Stephanie Gauthia

Description: Bring the fun of the escape room to the classroom (or library)! Join us for an interactive session to learn more about Digital Breakout EDU! We will share how we collaborate with teachers to create games that fully engage students while reinforcing content and promoting teamwork, perseverance, and critical thinking. (Audience: ALL)

Make Your Tech Coaching Count! presented by Leigha Burnham

Description: Have you taken on the role of technology leader within your school or district? Learn creative ways to make your technology coaching sessions with teachers more relevant! This presentation will offer innovative ideas and unique strategies for getting the most reluctant teachers on board with your school’s technology integration efforts.
(Audience: ALL)

Fake? Or Alternative Facts? presented by Robbie Barber

Description: Teaching Middle & High School students to distinguish the validity of the news by discussing the words to define, the sources to use and the way to teach students to investigate and determine whether something in the news is real or not. The leader will share specific ideas and techniques for working with students. Everyone will take the quiz to see how they do on the question of is it real or fake! (Audience: Middle/High)