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Session #1

Wednesday March 24, 2010 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

JI Reads!................................................................................................... Room 4

Everyone reads! Students, faculty, and staff were each given a book through the JI Reads program. After reading the selection, everyone will share their experience on the school-wide JI Reads day with speakers, activities, and discussions. Hear about our selection/ distribution process, as well as the activities and speakers featured in the program. (Repeated during concurrent session six.)

Level: High
Strand
: Reading/Literacy
Presenters: Melanie Crumpton & Amy Ball, James Island Charter High

Using Media and Popular Culture to Teach 21st Century Skills..................... Room 5

Media and visual literacy are explored via engaging, interactive methods of connecting with students for 21st century learning. Join media educator Frank Baker as he uses media and popular culture as tools to help teachers meet standards.  You will walk away with new ideas to implement tomorrow.

Level: All
Strand
: Reading/Literacy
Presenter:
Frank W. Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse

PowerPoint (which has embedded links to handouts)


Knowitall.org – Not Just Fun and Games..................................................... Room 6

Knowitall.org is ETV's free, Web-based multimedia portal featuring a collection of 48 interactive sites for K-12 teachers, parents, and students covering the arts, math, science, language arts and more. You'll find award-winning animated games and simulations, virtual field trips, research resources, writing activities, close-up investigations of the environment and much more! This session will introduce you to this valuable educational tool that can enhance learning by allowing children to interact with quality, standards-based information and content. Come take a fun, in-depth tour and become a certified Knowitall!

Level: All
Strand
: Emerging Technologies/Integration
Presenter:
Brack Clemons, SCETV

Grass Roots: The Enduring Art of the Lowcountry Basket............................. Room 7

Grass Roots will explore the art of the sweetgrass basket from three points of view. Nancy Barnwell will discuss teaching the subject in social studies, science and art classrooms. Dale Rosengarten will present a historical slide/lecture and Nakia Wigfall will demonstrate the craft and share her experiences as a lifelong basket maker.

Strand: Instruction/Collaboration
Level: All
Presenters: Nancy Barnwell, Marrington Middle School

Dale Rosengarten, College of Charleston, Addlestone Library
Nakia Wigfall, Artistic Basket Weaver

Designed to Sell: Creating a media center that will appeal to even the most reluctant patron........................................................ Room 8

Elizabeth Gregory and Frankie O’Neal have been decorating libraries since Noah and have learned how to take inexpensive items to create real interest in libraries. Both have served on the SCASL executive board in many different positions over the years. Frankie O’Neal is the current SCASL Regional Network director. This session will be Vodcast on the SCASL Teacher Tube Channel.

Strand: Leadership/Advocacy
Level: All
Presenters: Elizabeth Gregory, John P. Thomas

Frankie O’Neal, Fairfield County DES, SCASL Regional Network Director

Integrate Technology with Britannica Digital Learning!....................................... Room 9

Join Britannica Digital Learning for this presentation to see the new online features including videos and media, magazines and journals, and special research tools, including a personal workspace!  Come discover the NEW Animal Kingdom database!  Explore teacher resources, including Britannica’s correlation to the South Carolina Curriculum Standards!  Thanks to the DISCUS, you have access to Britannica Online!

Strand: Emerging Technologies/Integration
Level: All
Presenters: Melissa Fanaro and Corey Brock, Britannica Digital Learning

Supervisors Section Meeting.................................................................... Room 12

Meeting of all library supervisors and district coordinators in the state.

Strand: Leadership/Advocacy
Level: All
Presenters:  Laura Linder, Supervisor’s Section Chair

Martha Alewine, South Carolina Department of Education, SCASL Standards and Guideline Chair


Reading is a Superpower! Graphic Novels, Comic Books, & Literacy in the Library Room 13

In this informative and fun session, learn how to use superheroes to promote a knowledge of the popular graphic novel genre, and how to foster creativity across content areas with a “How to Create a Superhero” program for students. Includes a brief history, and overview of the aspects of the graphic novel genre, creative ideas for student-generated graphic novels and characters, advice for attracting reluctant readers, ways to incorporate graphic novels with more traditional formats, information on comic books and literacy, and more.

Strand: Reading/Literacy

Level: All
Presenter:
Dan Verdick, ABDO Publishing

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