Session 5

The Common Core and School Libraries: What We Need to Know
Jay Bansbach and Jayne Moore, Maryland State Department of Education, Instructional Technology & School Library Media Program

Learn about Maryland’s participation as a Common Core State, examine the Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and discuss the impact these have for School Libraries including alignments to State SLM Curriculum, Technology Literacy Standards, and to the AASL Student Standards.

Book Clubs – For and By Students!
Deborah Nelson, The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore County Public Library
Patricia Goff, St. Paul’s School for Girls

This session will provide pointers in getting students to read and be able to join with others in thinking and talking about books. Learn about a multi book club format that was a collaboration between The Ivy Bookshop and St. Paul’s School for Girls for student-led book groups.

Crystal Ballroom:
Meet the Black-Eyed Susan Picture Books
Laurie Levitt, Amy Baringer, Jenny Harner and the Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book committee

Meet this year’s list of fifteen wonderful picture books. Members of the committee will provide an overview of the nominees and tips for running the picture book program in your media center.

Using Student-Built Websites to Promote Critical Thinking and Curricular Engagement
Kimberly Dyar, Elkton High School, Cecil County Public Schools

Students used primary sources in an integrated historical fiction and nonfiction reading-writing workshop on the Revolutionary or Civil War. Following the classroom unit, principles of web design and construction were instructed. As a culminating project, teams authored historically authentic online newspaper websites based on each student’s individually written articles.
MS, HS, Preservice/College
PowerPoint & Video Clips

Student Sites

Instructional Materials

Collaboration: Help Me Do It!
Larry Bennett, Follett Software Company

Building successful collaboration between library media specialists, students, and educators not only means having access to the right resources at the right time, but making sure that teachers, instructional specialists and students are able to use them anytime, anywhere. In this presentation, Follett Software will provide some field-tested pointers to help you create easier, more interactive collaboration among students, classrooms, and the library.

Grand Ballroom – Stage Area:
Bringing Creativity and Engagement Back into the Curriculum
Scott Loomis, Tech4Learning

Engage and motivate students to creatively demonstrate their content knowledge and understanding using Pixie 2 – a powerful yet easy-to-use multimedia tool with unique multi-page print and video options. Sessions participants will explore literature and language arts integration opportunities for elementary and middle school students and will receive a free license of the program.