Session 6

Promoting Young Adult Literature with Web 2.0 Tools

Myra Paul, Instructional Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools

This presentation will demonstrate how educators can harness the energy of Web 2.0 tools to engage adolescents with young adult literature. See how the new generation of YA authors has put these tools to use to communicate and interact with their teen audiences.


Super3 Takes on Technology: Teaching Information Literacy Using Technology

Annette C. H. Nelson, Jeffers Hill ES, Howard County Public Schools
Danielle Du Puis, Hammond High School, Howard County Public Schools

After an introduction to the Super3 Problem Solving Strategy, participants will explore lesson ideas for K-2. Each of the three lessons incorporate technology and the Super3 and include the corresponding Maryland State Curriculum Objectives, basic activity explanations, and an assessment method. Participants will leave with engaging lesson ideas ready for implementing.

Crystal Ballroom:

Black-Eyed Susan Nominees in the 4-6 Category

Daria Taylor, Clarksburg ES, Montgomery County Public Schools
Beth McKay, Little Bennett ES, Montgomery County Public Schools

Find out about the 2010-2011 titles nominated for the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award in the Grades 4-6 category. Listen to brief but breathtaking book talks and get ideas for implementing or enhancing this program at your school too!


Harford County’s Road to Information Literacy: Community College, Public School, and Public Library Partnership

Alyssa King, C. Milton Wright HS, Harford County Public Schools
Patti Pfau, Instructional Services Librarian, Harford Community College
Molly Rice, High School Liaison, Harford County Public Library

Articulation, data sharing, and collaboration has created a more fluent transition from high school to community college and fostered more meaningful information literacy programs in Harford County. Presenters will highlight similarities and differences among programs, curricular connections, the role of academic integrity, and provide assessment ideas.
HS, Preservice/College


**Library Media Promotion Through Easy Animation**

Gwyneth Anne Jones, Murray Hill MS, Howard County Public Schools
Promoting your library media center and program has never been easier. Using quick, free, and easy animation studios teacher librarians can create engaging videos to market their media center, databases, research resources, special programs, and their love of reading to students, teachers, and the community. Combining easy animation with a wiki, website, or a blog your message will captivate your audience and reach beyond the brick and mortar walls of your school.


Path to Innovation, Design with Function

Toni Candia, Duoron Library and High Density Storage