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2013-2014 Workshops

Get “Appy” in the Library!
Presented by Karen Kliegman, Library Media Specialist in Herricks U.F.S.D. and Google-certified teacher
LISMA Workshop March 18, 2014 (rescheduled from Jan 21, 2014)

Presenter: Karen Kliegman, Library Media Specialist in Herricks UFSD and Google-certified teacher provided insight to a plethora of educational iPad / iPhone apps designed to further learning in the school library. Education Apps, Apps for Book Lovers, and Curation Apps were introduced. Apps such as Videolicious. Evernote, were just a few of many apps that were discussed during the workshop. AURASMA – an augmented-reality (AR) app was also demonstrated and attendees went away with creative ideas of using it within their school library. A list of the Apps with descriptions can be found atHttp://

Autism? There's an App for That! 
Presented by Renee McGrath,Youth Services Manager, Nassau Library System 
LISMA Workshop March 5, 2014

Presenter: Renee McGrath, Youth Services Manager from the Nassau Library System showed how technological devices such as the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhones now offer an economical and convenient way to communicate with children and young adults diagnosed with autism. A wide variety of apps that can ease the challenge for those with autism were introduced.

Love Your LMS! 
Presented by Adam Bellow, eduTecher / eduClipper Founder, Educational Technologist, Public Speaker
LISMA Workshop Feb. 11, 2014

Adam Bellow: Founder and President of eduTecher and eduClipper was a former teacher on Long Island and evolved into the “Yoda” of Educational Technology. Adam showcased some of the latest cutting edge technology available in Education today such as Google Glasses. His humor and simple “layman’s” term presentation was engaging to all that attended. 
Web Tools to Make Your Classroom Rock! can be found at

Book Discussion-- Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan
LISMA Workshop, Oct. 23, 2013
On Wednesday afternoon, Oct 23th 2013, LISMA had a wonderful program with author Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog Tuesday. Luis & Tuesday visited Garden City High School to discuss the book Until Tuesday: a Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Montalvan is a 17 year veteran of the U.S. Army including multiple combat tours in Iraq and was decorated with numerous awards and metals. Honorably discharged in 2007, Luis returned to the United States but was experiencing serious physical and psychological effects of the war. Fortunately he was given the opportunity to receive a service dog and was matched with Tuesday. Montalvan openly shared his experiences during the war and after. It is important for people to understand that being disabled does not mean that the person is a disability. As a vocal public advocate for veterans and Americans with disabilities, Luis and Tuesday travel the country speaking to nd between man and dog. The event was extremely inspiring and touched all who attended. After his presentation Montalvan answered questions, signed books and community groups, non-profits, and schools. Their powerful message of healing, loyalty, friendship and redemption clearly convey the strong and unwavering boposed for pictures with Tuesday. Be sure to visit the website www.until-tuesday.comfor more information about Luis and Tuesday as well as an upcoming picture book being released May 2014, a documentary film coming this summer and a major motion picture in the works.

Common Core Round 2 -- What Can We Do Better This Time? 
LISMA Workshop, Oct. 2, 2013
Dr. Marc Aronson, Professor at Rutgers School of Communication & Information gave a very insightful workshop on the Common Core Standards and the information that has been gathered from its first year of implementation here in New York State. Dr. Aronson provided everyone with revealing statistics from test results related to Common Core and different strategies related to Non-Fiction vs. Fiction.

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