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Session #2

Thursday, March 25th: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 


Explore the Lowcountry Wetlands with Mr. Gator......................................................... Room 4

Grab your sunglasses and feel the sand between your toes as you travel with Mr. Gator on his final Lowcountry adventure to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean.  South Carolina history, science, and more abound in this delightful tale.

Strand: Reading/Literacy
Level:  Elementary
Presenters:  Julie McLaughlin & Ann Marie McKay, author & illustrator

Does Your District Library Media Advisory Committee Work for You?  Ours Does!.... Room 5

The role of the DLMA Committee can be an effective resource for bringing about support for your school library media center.  Learn how Richland District One's active committee embraces its responsibilities and takes an active role in working with and for the efforts of the school library media program.

Strand: Leadership/Advocacy
Level: All
Presenters:
Ida W. Thompson, Instructional Technology Services, Richland School District One
Alexzena Furgess, Richland One District Library Media Advisory Committee Chair

Presentation

Introducing the 2010-2011 SC Junior Book Award Nominees.................................... Room 6

Want to know the best books for grades 6-9? Come and hear about the top twenty picks from the SC Junior Book Award committee and get to know the 2010-2011 award nominees. After the conference you can go to http://www.scasl.net to listen to the podcast of the booktalks.

Strand: Reading/Literacy
Level: Middle
Presenter: SC Junior Book Award Committee

RITZ - Reading in the Zone............................................................................................... Room 7

Does your current AR program have everything to do with points, competition and prizes and little to do with reading?  There is a better way to do Accelerated Reader.  Learn to use the program you already have in a way that focuses on individuals and reading, not on points.

Strand: Reading/Literacy
Level: Elementary
Presenter:
Lanora Rogers, Westview Elementary
PPT Presentation   Handout

 

"Moore" on Primary Sources ................................................................................Room 8

Cathy and Frank will share “Moore” knowledge about using primary sources that can be found at the Library of Congress and other places on the Internet. This Session will be Vodcast on the SCASL TeacherTube Channel.

Strand: Instruction/Collaboration
Level: All
Presenters: Frank Moore, North Myrtle Beach High
Cathy Moore, Myrtle Beach Intermediate

Handouts


From Information Literacy to Information Leadership.................................................. Room 9

Assessing the relevance and reliability of information is a crucial skill for all educators to master and model. That type of information literacy is only the beginning. With the explosion of information coming online, school leaders need to employ successful strategies for finding, managing and communicating what’s significant for their own practice and for that of their constituents. This workshop will cover the tools that information leaders are using and the strategies to use them well.

Strand: Instruction/Collaboration, Emerging Technologies/Integration
Level: All
Presenter: Will Richardson, Featured Speaker

 

What’s New in Children’s Literature from R.L. Bryan................................................... Room 12

This session will introduce participants to some of the best new books in children’s literature for 2010, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and other award winners.

Strand: Reading/Literacy
Level: Elementary
Presenter:
Marcia Baxter, RL Bryan

Handout

Digital Copyright Wisdom................................................................................................ Room 13

Am I violating copyright when using music in podcasts and videos? How can I ensure integrity when using movies, graphics and Internet content? How do we train our teachers and students to be compliant in a digital world? This course will help participants become confident in the proper (and legal) use of digital content in multimedia and technology. This workshop will also help educators understand the techniques of training students for the licensing, legal and liability matters they will face in the world.

Strand: Leadership/Advocacy
Level: All
Presenter:
Barry Britt, Soundzabound

Collaboration: What Makes it Work?.............................................................................. Room 14

Building successful collaboration between library media specialists and classroom teachers means having the right resources in place and making sure teachers and instructional specialists know how to use them. In this presentation, Follett Software will present some field-tested pointers for integrating the library into the classroom using Destiny Library Manager.

Strand: Instruction/Collaboration
Level: All

Presenter:
Bob Rinaldi, Follett Software Co.

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