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Session #4

Thursday March 25, 2010 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
 

Intellectual Freedom for School Libraries........................................................................ Room 4

Pat writes feature articles and the back page editorial called Weighing In for Booklinks magazine. Her column in School Library Journal called Scales on Censorship addresses first amendment questions from school librarians across the country. In addition to these regular publications, Pat Scales also writes curriculum guides for various major publishers such as Random House, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Holiday House and FSG so that librarians and teachers can connect books to classroom content. Throughout her career, Pat Scales has been on the front lines fighting censorship in libraries and is the author of two books:  Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your School Library (ALA, 2009) and Teaching Banned Books:  12 Guides for Young Readers (ALA, 2001).  In addition to her writing, Pat Scales is a First Amendment spokesperson for the American Library Association.  Pat Scales is currently serving as the Past President of the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC).

Strand: Leadership/Advocacy
Level: All
Presenter: Pat Scales,
Past President of the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC)

 

The Media Center Goes to the Dogs!............................................................................... Room 5

When the public library chose Marley and Me for the county-wide book promotion, the media center partnered with them and became a dog-lover's paradise! Come learn how to sponsor a school-wide dog walk, a "read along" with a visiting dog and other doggy reading promotions.

Strand: Reading/Literacy
Level: Elementary
Presenter:
Kellyanne Burbage, Sangaree Intermediate

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Lights, Cameras, Action!: Using Small Video Cameras in the Classroom...................... Room 6

It’s easy to take a small video camera and create video for your classroom.  Students of any age can use point and shoot video recorders inside and outside the classroom. The cameras simply plug in to the computer as a USB drive and students can use free, easy video editing tools to demonstrate what they have learned.  (Cameras provided).

Strand: Emerging Technologies/Integration
Level: All
Presenters:
Donna Thompson & Dianne Gregory, SC ETV

 

What Every Writer Needs.................................................................................................. Room 7

Children’s author and former elementary school librarian/writing teacher, Suzanne Williams, shares quotations about writing,  as well as excerpts from editorial letters, book revisions, and student writing samples, to show how teachers can meet their student writers’ needs in the same way that editors and writing groups meet adult writers’ needs—all with the goal of helping writers to improve.

Strand: Reading/Literacy
Level: Elementary

Presenter: Suzanne Williams, Featured Author


Opposing Viewpoints and Standards: A Perfect Match!................................................ Room 8

Come see how a teacher librarian collaborated with a 6th grade language arts teacher and a computer tech teacher (7th grade) to implement 21st century standards. Students explored controversial topics through research and presented their group (6th graders) and individual (7th graders) product’s utilizing podcasts, Wordles and blogs.  This Session will be Vodcast on the SCASL TeacherTube Channel.

Strand: Instruction/Collaboration
Level: Secondary

Presenter: Betty Jordan, Sullivan Middle

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Picture This!........................................................................................................................ Room 9

Looking for new ways to collaborate with teachers to enrich their existing curriculum using the Picturing America Program?  Come see how this program engages and adds excitement across the curriculum.  Leave with lesson ideas for elementary through high school levels.  If you do not have this program, find out how to bring these masterpieces of American art into your libraries and classrooms.

Strand: Instruction/ Collaboration
Level:  All
Presenters:
Cathleen C. Moore, Myrtle Beach Intermediate
Dawn James, Aynor High

 

Meet the Author: Alane Ferguson.................................................................................. Room 10

Come meet the award winning author of titles such as the Forensic Mysteries (The Christopher Killer, Show me the Evidence, The Circle of Blood and The Dying Breath), and co-author of the National Park Mysteries (Wolf Stalker, Deadly Waters, Hunted!, etc) books. 

Strand: Reading/Literacy
Level: Secondary

Presenter:
Alane Ferguson, Featured Author

 

Introducing the 2010-2011 SC Children’s Book Award Nominees........................... Room 13

Want to know the best books for grades 3-6? Come and hear about the top twenty picks from the SC Children’s 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: Elementary
Presenter: SC Children’s Book Award Committee

 

Don't Read to Me: A Presentation on Presentations................................................... Room 14

Find out how to design PowerPoint presentations that won't overload the minds of your audiences. Teach students about effective communication using a presentation tool.

Strand: Emerging Technologies/Integration
Level: All
Presenter: Christopher Craft, Cross Roads Middle

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