Session 4

Berkeley:Collaborative Planning: A Survey of Best PracticesKatie Artes, Claire DeRose, Dr. Fran LutherTowson UniversityGraduate students in the Towson University School Library Media Program summarize the concept of collaborative planning between school library media specialists and classroom teachers. The students will give examples of some of the best practices gathered from the field.ALL
Franklin:The Advocate’s Toolkit: Handy Tips and Tools to Help Make Your Program More Visible and Your Impact Undeniable. Tammy R. Sczepanski, Hollifield Station ES, Howard County Public SchoolsMatthew Winner, Longfellow ES, Howard County Public SchoolsAdvocacy is a critical ally in supporting your library media program and strengthening your presence in the school and community. Learn helpful tips and experience useful resources to increase advocacy for your library media program. Share ideas with colleagues and walk out with outstanding resources for immediate use in your library media center.Link to our Sqworl for Advocacy Toolkit
Crystal Ballroom: **What’s in Your Technology Toolbox?** Joquetta Johnson Milford Mill Academy, Baltimore County Public Schools Participants will be provided with an overview of quintessential web 2.0 and other digital tools needed to build and/or maintain an exemplary 21st century library media program. Participants will be given a virtual toolbox of 50 plus technology tools for teaching, learning, and productivity. ALL

Turner:Subtle Stereotyping in YA Lit Examined Within the Framework of a PLN (Personal Learning Network)Mary Sue (Susie) TreatBlake High School, Montgomery County Public SchoolsChallenged to examine subtle stereotyping in multicultural YA Lit during a presentation by author Mitali Perkins, three colleagues accepted the challenge by organizing themselves into a Personal Learning Network for a year-long examination of the subject. The process confirmed both the value of PLNs as a professional development tool as well as the need to critically examine the multicultural literature media specialists select for our collections. The findings of the group will be presented in this session.MS, HS

Shenandoah:Words & Pictures: Teaching Narrative Writing Through the Picture Book Sudipta Bardhan-QuallenChildren’s book authorThough it appears short and simple, the picture book is an ideal form to perfect the craft of narrative writing. A picture book project can unlock your students’ creativity while teaching the fundamentals of good writing that can be applied in other areas in life.ES

Grand Ballroom – Stage Area:Librarians, Camera, Action!Ali SchilppSudbrook Magnet Middle School, Baltimore County Public SchoolsAASL Video Contest WinnerThe Sudbrook MS Library was recently the winner of AASLs National School Library Video Contest. Learn about the contest and view the winning short film to promote the school library. Schilpp was invited by ALA President Roberta Stevens to be member of the task force to help promote another exciting opportunity from ALA – Why I Need My Library Video Contest and wants to encourage fellow school librarians to participate with their students! ALL