Session 7
Berkeley:Literature Links to Agriculture – Jeanne MuellerMaryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF)
When asked where food comes from, students often reply “the grocery store.” Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation provides several programs that promote agricultural literacy. Visit this session to connect to a variety of exciting fiction and nonfiction books with lessons plans, explore the concept of mobile science labs that travel throughout the state, see how your media center can connect to a school literacy program, and be the first to register for the 22nd Ag in the Classroom workshop.ES
Franklin:Projects That Make Books MemorableJulie Priebe, Mayo Elementary SchoolDenise Augustine, Hillsmere Elementary SchoolAnne Arundel County Public Schools
Make books come to life with hands-on projects that correlate to the curriculum. While using picture books, get practical ideas that will correspond to many subject areas and that can be made and taken back to your school.ES
Crystal Ballroom:Meet the Grades 6-9 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award NomineesDedra Van Gelder, Nancy Crawford, Scott Derosier, Adele Merti, Kathi Drenning, Marcia Porter, and Shirley O'Neill.
Members of the Grades 6-9 Black-Eyed Susan Award committee will explain the program, introduce the 2010-2011 nominees, and share ideas for promoting the program in your library. MS/HSSummer reading exampleVoting online with Google forms

Turner:Convince Them to Collaborate Kay L. Craig and McDaniel College students Maggie Potito, Kathleen Casper, Lindsey Weaver, Samantha Roller, Hannah Ricci, Trisha Deen, Maria O'Toole, Carly Josephson, and Carla Ramdat.
One of the most difficult roles for a school librarian is that of instructional partner. This session explores ways to convince teachers that school librarians should collaborate with them in the development of inquiry-based instruction for 21st century learners.ALL

Storytelling---Bringing Our World to Life
Mary Beth Bauernschub, Rockledge Elementary School, PGCPS
Arianna Ross, Story Tapestries

Struggling to liven up your story time? Try incorporating creative drama and storytelling into your lessons. Take away an effective set of techniques to enact history, to play with a story using words or no words, and to utilize primary source material or artifacts to tell a story.