Saturday Afternoon Sessions

SESSION 3

1:30 – 2:30

SESSION 4

3:00 – 4:00

SEASIDE

A

The Magic of the Independent Project

Peter Hays, Shelly Buchanan, Maureen Milton
Inquiry and Writing for a Real Audience using the Oregon Encyclopedia (6 - 12)

Peter Hays, Shelly Buchanan, and Maureen Milton

SEASIDE

B

There’s an App for That!

Lynn Lary and the Springfield Team (handouts)

Book Tubes

Karen Babcock

SEASIDE

C

Creating Narrated Slideshows and Screencasts

Wes Fryer
Using Social Media for Personalized Professional Development


Colette Cassinelli

RIVERVIEW

A

Writing for Children about Science and Adventure

Amber Keyser - author (handout)
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB): Creating Readers Across Our State

OBOB team

RIVERVIEW

B

Google Lit Trips

Pam Leland
Chris Crutcher

Author


RIVERVIEW

C


Resonating the Sound

Linda Maddox, Author (handout | handout2)

Chris Crutcher

Author






Saturday Afternoon Sessions

The Magic of the Independent Project (K - 12)
Peter Hays, Science & Social Studies Teacher  at Rosemont Ridge Middle School
Shelly Buchanan, Teacher Librarian & Instructional Coordinator  at Rosemont Ridge Middle School

Let your students amaze you, and amaze themselves, as they delve deep into the magical world of their own personal interests and passions through rigorous research and inquiry. With your professional guidance -- holding students accountable for asking essential questions, researching, reading, more researching, listening, practicing, writing and creating -- students can perform more than illusions. They can produce unforgettable feats worthy of any audience. Come listen to remarkable stories of student learning and achievements and learn how you can roll out the magic carpet for such a memorable journey of discovery for you and your students.


There's an App for That
Presenter: Lynn Lary
During the 2011-12, our district underwent a number of changes designed specifically to make all of our library resources available from a single point of entry. Our Technology Service department has been instrumental in making it easy to integrate iPads into our library services.  There's an App for That


Learn about the management strategies we have implemented and how we support the use of the Destiny Quest, Follett Reader and  AML School Edition apps (and how Gale will help you customize access to your OSLIS provided resources using their AML app).


Writing for Children about Science and Adventure
Amber Keyser, author

Amber Keyser is the author of five books for young readers, including a picture book, three nonfiction titles, and a forth-coming young adult novel that is part of the transmedia project Angel Punk.  She'll talk about how she uses these books to connect with students in hands-on workshops and interactive presentations.  One of her goals is connecting literacy and science, and she especially likes to do it through the graphic novel format.  
http://amberjkeyser.com/


Google Lit Trips
Presented by Pam Leland
Level : All
Make literature come alive! Google Lit Trips turns some of your favorite books into interactive learning experiences. Students can explore the geographic settings of books and compare what was with what is. Come have some fun and experience the Google Earth power!
http://www.googlelittrips.org/

Inquiry and Writing for a Real Audience Using the Oregon Encyclopedia (6 - 12)
Peter Hays, Science & Social Studies Teacher  at Rosemont Ridge Middle School
Shelly Buchanan, Teacher Librarian & Instructional Coordinator at Rosemont Ridge Middle School

Students discover the rich history of their state by reading from the Oregon Encyclopedia and using the entries as mentor texts for their own writing about local stories. Come learn how one teacher uses the Oregon Encyclopedia as a  cornerstone of his curriculum in a social studies extension course.


BookTubes
Presenter: Karen Babcock
BookTubes are book promotional videos created by students for students and is brought to you by the “Springfield Literacy Network” (SLN), a joint multimedia and social networking project facilitated by the media specialists from two middle schools and four elementary schools to promote reading. The primary goals of this project are to: 1) promote reading and literacy efforts 2) cultivate student cooperation, innovation, and creativity 3) increase students technical and production skills 4) foster speaking, presentation, and communication skills. Book Tubes


Using Social Media for Personalized Professional Development
Presenter: Colette Cassinelli
Learn how harness the power of Social Media and the Internet to enhance your own learning and teaching. See how educators are using blogs, online webinars, Twitter, Google+/Skype and other online tools to connect with teachers in their same discipline.  Bring your laptop or iPad and we'll find resources just for you! https://sites.google.com/site/edtechpln/


Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB): Creating Readers Across Our State
Presented by: OBOB committee members
   Level: ALL    
Find out how easy it is to participate in the Oregon Battle of the Books. OBOB is a statewide reading comprehension competition for students in grades 3-12. Students read books from a required book list and compete in teams of four to correctly answer a variety of questions. You will learn how to participate and what books are required reading for students on OBOB teams. OBOB rules and competition procedures will be explained. Presenters are members of the OBOB state committee and are experienced in coaching teams and organizing OBOB tournaments.


Breakout 2: Creating Narrated Slideshows and Screencasts
Wes Fryer
Learn how to create and share a narrated slideshow online including recorded audio synchronized to selected photographs or images. We’ll discuss different examples of narrated slideshows and review effective processes for facilitating student narrated slideshows. "John Madden" style digital pen annotations can also be added. Websites and tools for creating narrated slideshows and screencasts we will explore include VoiceThread, Screenr, and the iPad apps ShowMe and Explain Everything.
http://wfryer.me/cns

Resonating the Sound (All)
Presented by Linda Mitchell Maddox, author
In the session, view reading abilities and needs of struggling students from a speech/language pathology perspective as we discuss the content of Resonating the Sound, a novel written for everyone, with those low readers in mind.