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Thursday, January 24
 

8:30am

Mark Ray - Follett Keynote
Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he developed 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative librarian programs. His TEDx talk, “Changing the Conversation About Librarians” explores how librarians can support the strategic work of schools. He has written for professional magazines including School Library Journal, eSchool News, Knowledge Quest, and School Administrator. Mark presents internationally on topics including libraries, edtech and educational innovation.


Speakers
MR

Mark Ray

Future Ready Librarians



Thursday January 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Innovate A

9:45am

AR You Ready for Green Screen?
Everyone has heard of a green screen, but how do you use it effectively in your classroom to enhance digital creations?  Green screen is fun and easy to use!  Come learn how to utilize your campus's green screen in order to engage students through video creations, stop motion animations, and more!

Also, learn how to bring learning to life with Augmented Reality (AR)! AR is changing education and is an example of a technology that can totally transform your classroom! We will explore how you can integrate AR into all content areas.
 Do you want to break down the walls of the classroom?  Experiment with AR and see the magic happen!

Speakers
BB

Bridget Burrows

Weatherford ISD
AF

Autumn Fincher

Weatherford ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Engage B

9:45am

Blending Middle School Research Skills
Come learn how this team of 6th grade ELA teachers and their campus librarian collaborated to blend and flip research skills. Click Here for Presentation

Speakers
AH

Allie Hubbard

ELA Teacher, Smithfield Middle School/Birdville ISD
avatar for Beth Muirheid

Beth Muirheid

Librarian, Smithfield Middle School/Birdville ISD
CR

Christy Ruiz

ELA Teacher, Smithfield Middle School/Birdville ISD
DS

Danielle Sweat

ELA Teacher, Smithfield Middle School/Birdville ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Engage A

9:45am

Building Relationships and Techie Teachers
Teaching teachers tech and building relationships can go hand in hand!  Build instructional partnerships and facilitate professional learning with a small scale Tech Badging Program.  It doesn't have to be overwhelming or time consuming.   

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Stroud

Nikki Stroud

District Library Coordinator/Librarian, Azle High School/Azle ISD
I am the librarian at Azle High School library coordinator for our secondary schools. My passion is preparing students for their future in any way I can, including creating a passion for reading and helping students become information and real world literate!


Thursday January 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Innovate B

9:45am

Connecting the Library to Content Area Learning
Are you looking for ways to bring your Science and Social Studies teachers in to the library for more than the yearly research project?  Have you considered ways you could work with other electives and incorporate technology into their areas?
 What about for the Math classes?  This presentation will show you several ways to incorporate technology and team teaching into lessons that will bring all departments to the library!   

Speakers
avatar for Kerri Harris

Kerri Harris

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Innovate D

9:45am

Follett: Destiny Collections
Speakers
TS

Tami Solum

Consultant, Follett
avatar for Naomi Bates

Naomi Bates

Librarian/Consultant, Follett School Solutions


Thursday January 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Innovative Solutions Room

9:45am

Library & STEAM: Making it Work
Two elementary school librarians will share a glimpse what goes on in their library related to STEAM and innovation. We will share activities and resources that can be completed with entire classes and small groups and how we have incorporated this learning into our school community. Activities will be related to coding, literature, construction, and digital art creation as well as the use of various devices and applications.  

Speakers
KK

Kim Krutka

Librarian, Blanton ES, Denton ISD



Thursday January 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Connect A & B

9:45am

Nonfiction - New Titles Readers Will Devour
With the combined experiences of a literacy coach and a 2018 Sibert Award committee member, Lex Anne Seifert, MLS and Debra Marshall, MLS (both school librarians), will inspire you to think more critically about nonfiction for today's readers. The first component of the session will review the work of Kylene Beers, Reading Nonfiction. Attendees will redefine nonfiction with academic language appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students. Strategies for reading nonfiction text will comprise the second portion of the session. Finally, Debra will not only review the best of 2017 books that were considered by the Sibert Committee as well as the newest books published in 2018, but she will also explain the criteria for selecting a Sibert Award book. Walk away with a list of new books to order this spring that students are sure to READ and armed with information you need to select the best nonfiction books for your students. 

Speakers
DM

Debra Marshall

Teacher-Librarian/Consultant, Perma-Bound
avatar for Lex Seifert

Lex Seifert

Teacher-Librarian/Consultant, Perma-Bound
Perma-Bound, a division of Hertzberg-New Method Inc. has been a leader in the book rebinding industry for over 46 years.


Thursday January 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Engage D

9:45am

Reading Success Matters: Increase Literacy and Reading Engagement with Large Print
Thorndike Press supports literacy in and outside of the classroom by publishing books in large print, which can improve children’s reading skills and reading confidence—resulting in life-long benefits of academic achievement and career success.  By reading Thorndike Press large print titles, with their larger font size and increased white space, students have less difficulty recognizing letters, decoding words, and skipping or repeating lines. When these errors are minimized, fluency increases, leading to better comprehension. With greater comprehension comes greater reading satisfaction; learning to read can then transition to reading to learn.  Come learn about a research based solution that supports students, specifically striving readers, become confident and engaged readers. 

Speakers
SM

Sabine McAlpine

Consultant, Cengage
avatar for Kathy Tran

Kathy Tran

Consultant, Cengage


Thursday January 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Innovate C

9:45am

Strong Administration and Library Partnership = Student Success and Community Engagement
How can a strong administration and librarian partnership contribute to student success and community engagement? Simple, the administrators support the librarian as the right hand of the teachers in the building. She/he helps develop interactive lessons using the new instructional technologies. With her/his leadership, the library program will impact directly all the students. The ultimate goal is for the students to be information literate, readers and become lifelong learners that will manage their lives toward a productive future.   

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rose Hernandez Badia

Dr. Rose Hernandez Badia

Librarian, Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy, IB School/Dallas ISD
RC

Roger Ceballos

Principal, Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy, Dallas ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Engage C

10:40am

A Huntin' We Will Go! Creating Digital Scavenger Hunts
Take your students on a virtual journey using webtools that help create scavenger hunts!  Learn about 5 different sites you can use to easily create scavenger hunts that will increase student interest, engagement and learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Bates

Naomi Bates

Librarian/Consultant, Follett School Solutions


Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Innovate B

10:40am

Connections, Curiosities, Collaborations, Collecting, and Currency @ your Library
Let's explore how the traditional roles of collaboration and curation are evolving for the library, librarian, and student through our shared foundations. We'll unpack a variety of strategies we've explored; mixing the traditional models while creatively connecting the future ready framework. Learn about our spaces, ideas, programming solutions, and how we have worked vertically to construct creative solutions for our learning communities. We'll even crowd-source our ideas along the way!  

Speakers
CJ

Carrie Jakus

Teacher-Librarian, Castleberry ISD
avatar for Heather Lamb

Heather Lamb

Teacher-Librarian, Castleberry ISD
Castleberry ISD, Castleberry High School, District Lead Librarian
DO

Doeni Onco

Teacher-Librarian, Castleberry ISD



Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Engage C

10:40am

Fake News
Toolbox Techniques to find the truth - for students of all ages. We share our strategies and welcome you to share yours. Let’s champion truth together!  

Speakers
avatar for Anna Modrow

Anna Modrow

Librarian, Denton ISD
I am passionate about reading and building literacy. One of my favorite things to do is match a reluctant reader with a book that fits. No format snobs! Get them reading graphic novels, eBooks, audio books, whatever it takes. I have a background in Bilingual Ed. and Second Language... Read More →


Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Innovate A

10:40am

Follett
Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Innovative Solutions Room

10:40am

Foster a culture of Literacy: Get your staff involved!
Learn & discuss different ways to encourage reading amongst staff to help create a culture of literacy on your campus.  

Speakers
SR

Stephanie Roe

Librarian, Watuaga MS/Birdville


Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Engage B

10:40am

Full STEAM Ahead!
Learn how we integrate Design Thinking, STEAM & Literature Connections, and Intro to Coding in our 4th & 5th grade STEM Clubs, and spend some hands-on time with some of the materials we use. 

Speakers
JM

Jen McCord

Librarian Assistant, Adkins Elementary/Denton ISD
MO

Melisa O'Rear

Librarian, Adkins Elementary/Denton ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Innovate C

10:40am

Making the most of Non-Traditional Library Spaces
As districts build new school buildings and renovate old buildings, many of them are including non-traditional library spaces - libraries without walls, walk-through libraries, etc. How do we continue to make our libraries visible when they are in common areas and walk-through areas? How do we promote non-traditional libraries and make our library spaces usable and relevant to our school community? Come participate in the conversation about non-traditional library spaces with librarians from all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Mann

Leah Mann

Library Services Instructional Specialist, Lewisville ISD
MR

Marcia Riebe

Librarian, Hall Middle School, Weatherford ISD
KH

Kathy Hoffman

Librarian, Donald Elementary STEM Academy, Lewisville ISD
avatar for Sarah Blan

Sarah Blan

Library Media Specialist, Burleson Centennial High School/BISD



Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Connect A & B

10:40am

Nonfiction - New Titles Readers Will Devour
With the combined experiences of a literacy coach and a 2018 Sibert Award committee member, Lex Anne Seifert, MLS and Debra Marshall, MLS (both school librarians), will inspire you to think more critically about nonfiction for today's readers. The first component of the session will review the work of Kylene Beers, Reading Nonfiction. Attendees will redefine nonfiction with academic language appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students. Strategies for reading nonfiction text will comprise the second portion of the session. Finally, Debra will not only review the best of 2017 books that were considered by the Sibert Committee as well as the newest books published in 2018, but she will also explain the criteria for selecting a Sibert Award book. Walk away with a list of new books to order this spring that students are sure to READ and armed with information you need to select the best nonfiction books for your students.   

Speakers
DM

Debra Marshall

Teacher-Librarian/Consultant, Perma-Bound
avatar for Lex Seifert

Lex Seifert

Teacher-Librarian/Consultant, Perma-Bound
Perma-Bound, a division of Hertzberg-New Method Inc. has been a leader in the book rebinding industry for over 46 years.


Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Engage D

10:40am

Spark An Idea With Adobe Spark Video
Let's look at Adobe Spark Video EDU! We'll dig into their EDU release and discuss how to effectively plan an assignment with this tech tool. We'll look at procedures in the classroom, the planning of the assignment, sharing assignment to Google Classroom, and how to grade the video with a rubric. Attendees will also be given time to create and share ideas on a Padlet.  

Speakers
avatar for Janalee Martin

Janalee Martin

Technology Specialist, Mineral Wells ISD
My name is Janalee Martin and I have been in education for six years. For the first four years, I've taught 3rd grade all content. The next two years have taken me to Mineral Wells ISD, where I taught 1 year of first grade and now I’m the Instructional Technology Specialist for... Read More →


Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Engage A

10:40am

The New Landscape of "LibGuides"
In this session, we will explore various tools for effective and innovative "library guides" that support and scaffold instruction and offer curated resources for students.  We will also consider a method of approach that leads us to ask the most important questions of ourselves and our instructional partners in the classroom, ensuring our curation, resources, and lessons truly align to the student learning objective.  

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Wilson-Youngblood

Audrey Wilson-Youngblood

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am
Innovate D

11:35am

Follett: Destiny 16.5
Speakers
TS

Tami Solum

Consultant, Follett


Thursday January 24, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
Innovative Solutions Room

11:35am

It's Free, It's TEKS-aligned, and It's From PBS & KERA!
Learn about teaching resources from PBS and KERA to engage your students and enrich your classes. We have thousands of resources for all subjects and grade levels based on great shows from Nature to NOVA to Shakespeare Uncovered to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. 

Speakers
avatar for Kit Lively

Kit Lively

education director, KERA



Thursday January 24, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
Innovate B

11:35am

Learn! Create! Innovate!
Learn  about some of the latest items in the Maker movement and how you can transform your libraries and classrooms into the ultimate Maker lab! 

Speakers
RC

Roscoe Compton-Kelly

Regional Field Supervisor, Scholastic


Thursday January 24, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
Connect A & B

11:35am

Let’s Celebrate! But make sure to buckle up cause we are taking the new School Library Program Standards for an exciting ride!
After many months of work and countless hours of debate the new Texas School Library Program Standards are ready to be unpacked and taken for a “ride”! Why new standards? What do I do with them? Does is really matter to me? All these questions and more will be answered as we take the new standards for a drive through how they will impact all Texas school libraries; big, small, rural, city, or suburbs. Come on and jump on board as we take an in-depth look at how to use these new standards to our best advantage. And of course, we will explore the Texas State Library resources as well, in other words what can we do for you in Austin?  

 

Speakers
avatar for Liz Philippi

Liz Philippi

School Program Coordinator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission


Thursday January 24, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
Innovate A

11:35am

Library Learning Labs
Library Learning Labs are activities that use TEKS with books in the library to allow students to interact with different types of text while reviewing skills they learn in the classrooms.  We feature book talks, author styles, non-fiction and fiction and writing skills throughout each station.  It is helpful for students to think about different styles of writing and not only one or two genres of books.
We use 6 tables and classes come for 50 minutes and students are engaged and learning.  Teachers have time for small groups and one on one time with students and the librarian has time to discuss books with students. We use technology (Chromebooks) in some of these activities also.

 

Speakers
DK

Donna Kistner

Librarian, Baxter Jr. High Everman ISD -


Thursday January 24, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
Innovate D

11:35am

Open a Book on Any Device in Two Clicks with OverDrive!! Discover Sora, it just Works!!
Come hear why Keller ISD Librarian Jonathan Thorn chose OverDrive as his digital reading partner.  See how his students at Indian Springs Middle School can now easily access and read ebooks or listen to audiobooks from any device 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  Become a Reading Hero!  Breakdown the frustrating technical barriers that stop students from easily accessing ebooks on all their devices!

Speakers
JT

Jonathan Thorn

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD
O

OverDrive

Account Executive, OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 44,000 libraries and... Read More →


Thursday January 24, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
Innovate C

11:35am

The Right Place at the Right Time--Planning for Purposeful Collaborations
Our new TASL Standards for School Librarians include a new strand:  Leadership.  This strand holds the key to successful library programs that have visible impact on student achievement and the school culture.  But how do we find the time to collaborate with students, faculty, and school leaders on programs, resources, and instruction?  Join this conversation to explore and share methods for planned (and unplanned) collaborations that result in innovation.   

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Wilson-Youngblood

Audrey Wilson-Youngblood

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
Engage A

11:35am

Vendor Visit - Lunch
Choose either time slot to grab a box lunch, eat and wander through the vendor showcase!

Thursday January 24, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
TBA

12:30pm

3D Middle School Math
Collaboration in Middle School Math using TinkerCad & 3D printing to learning surface area, volume, area & perimeter!  Attendees need computers with access to TinkerCad  

7th Grade Regular Math 3D Castles
7th Grade Pre AP Math - Free Design 

Speakers
MN

Matt Null

7th Grade Math Teacher, Keller ISD- Vista Ridge Middle School
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Misty Shea

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD
A techno loving librarian who wants to help students create products that matter and can transform into 21st Century career skills!
TS

Travis Shera

7th Grade Math Teacher, Keller ISD- Vista Ridge Middle School


Thursday January 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Innovate C

12:30pm

Better Together: Genrefication and Follett
After having genrefied 2 different libraries, I can state with certainty how Follett services can enhance how easy it was to genrefy. Come learn about the process that occurred at both campuses (1 elementary and 1 high school) and to hear more about how Follett can help you with any genrefication needs you may have! 

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Bates

Naomi Bates

Librarian/Consultant, Follett School Solutions
avatar for Mylie James

Mylie James

Library Media Specialist, Chisholm Trail High School/Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
High School LMS | Campus Technology Integrator | Campus Webmaster | TLA District 7 Webmaster


Thursday January 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Innovative Solutions Room

12:30pm

Girls Can Code
Don’t wait until 5th grade to start an all girls coding club! Come see how to create a simple 25 minute before or after-school club for K-4.Give your girls the place and time to explore a variety of coding activities in a fun and friendly environment.

Attendees will learn how to set up and implement an easy 25-minute coding club for girls kindergarten through 4th grade. They will see how to incorporate robot programming, Bloxels, a variety of coding apps, unplugged coding activities, web-based applications such as Crunchzilla, Personalized Emoji,  in a safe, friendly environment for girls only.  A successful club can be done with a few computer devices (iPads, PC or Chromebooks) or multiple devices to learn and explore. Research has shown that engaging girls early helps them choose STEM classes and careers.
 

Speakers
avatar for Diana Colby

Diana Colby

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD
Keller ISD
avatar for Suzanne Ross

Suzanne Ross

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD
Keller ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Innovate A

12:30pm

Learn! Create! Innovate!
Learn about some of the latest items in the Maker movement and how you can transform your libraries and classrooms into the ultimate Maker lab! 

Speakers
RC

Roscoe Compton-Kelly

Regional Field Supervisor, Scholastic


Thursday January 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Connect A & B

12:30pm

Learning Express - testing and more
Testing is not our favorite thing but when we can support it - it can open a door for collaboration.  Come learn some of the ins and outs of Learning Express. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Rike

Jennifer Rike

Teacher-Librarian, Timberview HS/Mansfield ISD
This is my 18th year as a librarian. I am a quilter and voracious reader. The best thing about being a librarian is I get to read the new books first. My secret pleasure.


Thursday January 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Innovate D

12:30pm

Reduce Your Chaos with Canvas
Create a Canvas classroom for your library to allow easy access to your entire student body. Use Canvas for announcements, resources, discussions, sign-ups, surveys, and even digital citizenship lessons.  

Speakers
LT

Lyndsey Thomas

Librarian, Azle Junior High, Azle ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Innovate B

12:30pm

Vendor Visit - Lunch
Choose either time slot to grab a box lunch, eat and wander through the vendor showcase!

Thursday January 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:30pm

Awakening the Magi: Spiritualism and Feminism in YA
With a new generation of multicultural authors such as Tomi Adeyami, Ibi Zoboi, and Elizabeth Acevedo, we are seeing more and more multicultural female protagonists enter the YA scene.  Not only do these protagonists look, think, and act more like our diverse student population, they also usher in a new type of feminism and mysticism.  This session will include book talks for a few of these titles and a brief discussion of the themes and motifs that are creating a new pattern in their genre.  We'll create a crowd-sourced book list of additional titles to that match the themes and motifs we discuss and discuss implications for the next iteration of multiculturalism in YA.   

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Wilson-Youngblood

Audrey Wilson-Youngblood

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Innovate D

1:30pm

Book Factor
As a librarian, unfortunately, books are the last thing I get to do in the library.
Technology is such a major part of library lessons that I have had to think of other ways to promote books to teachers and students. Leah and I will be discussing how to share books (new and old) with students and teachers. Keeping students and teachers informed about new titles, their genres, how to incorporate them into the curriculum, and getting them in the hands of educators and students.

Link to Presentation

Speakers
NC

Nitza Campos

Librarian, Pope Elementary/Arlington ISD
LG

Leah Godwin

Librarian, Fitzgerald Elementary /Arlington ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Engage D

1:30pm

Bridging to the Future
Our goal is to create lifelong learners.  However, are we actually preparing college and career ready students?  Let’s talk about our K-12 expectations and ACRL standards.  How do bridge our students on their path to the future.   

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Rike

Jennifer Rike

Teacher-Librarian, Timberview HS/Mansfield ISD
This is my 18th year as a librarian. I am a quilter and voracious reader. The best thing about being a librarian is I get to read the new books first. My secret pleasure.


Thursday January 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Innovate C

1:30pm

Fiction, Meet Non-Fiction: Pairing Up YA Novels and Books
If you want to increase pleasure reading and learning at the same time, try pairing YA novels with great narrative non-fiction!  This session will have plenty of pairs to choose from so teens and tweens can extend their reading enjoyment through a variety of texts.  Include audiobooks clips and trailers to enhance their curiosity through online resources too!  

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Bates

Naomi Bates

Librarian/Consultant, Follett School Solutions


Thursday January 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Engage A

1:30pm

Girls Can Code
Don’t wait until 5th grade to start an all girls coding club! Come see how to create a simple 25 minute before or after-school club for K-4.Give your girls the place and time to explore a variety of coding activities in a fun and friendly environment.

Attendees will learn how to set up and implement an easy 25-minute coding club for girls kindergarten through 4th grade. They will see how to incorporate robot programming, Bloxels, a variety of coding apps, unplugged coding activities, web-based applications such as Crunchzilla, Personalized Emoji,  in a safe, friendly environment for girls only.  A successful club can be done with a few computer devices (iPads, PC or Chromebooks) or multiple devices to learn and explore. Research has shown that engaging girls early helps them choose STEM classes and careers.
 

Speakers
avatar for Diana Colby

Diana Colby

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD
Keller ISD
avatar for Suzanne Ross

Suzanne Ross

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD
Keller ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Innovate A

1:30pm

Let’s Celebrate! But make sure to buckle up cause we are taking the new School Library Program Standards for an exciting ride!
After many months of work and countless hours of debate the new Texas School Library Program Standards are ready to be unpacked and taken for a “ride”! Why new standards? What do I do with them? Does is really matter to me? All these questions and more will be answered as we take the new standards for a drive through how they will impact all Texas school libraries; big, small, rural, city, or suburbs. Come on and jump on board as we take an in-depth look at how to use these new standards to our best advantage. And of course, we will explore the Texas State Library resources as well, in other words what can we do for you in Austin?  

 

Speakers
avatar for Liz Philippi

Liz Philippi

School Program Coordinator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission


Thursday January 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Engage B

1:30pm

Spark An Idea With Adobe Spark Video
Let's look at Adobe Spark Video EDU! We'll dig into their EDU release and discuss how to effectively plan an assignment with this tech tool. We'll look at procedures in the classroom, the planning of the assignment, sharing assignment to Google Classroom, and how to grade the video with a rubric. Attendees will also be given time to create and share ideas on a Padlet.  

Speakers
avatar for Janalee Martin

Janalee Martin

Technology Specialist, Mineral Wells ISD
My name is Janalee Martin and I have been in education for six years. For the first four years, I've taught 3rd grade all content. The next two years have taken me to Mineral Wells ISD, where I taught 1 year of first grade and now I’m the Instructional Technology Specialist for... Read More →


Thursday January 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Innovate B

1:30pm

The Kid-Friendly Library
This presentation will show you how to design or revitalize your space with the kids in mind. Examples shared will include genrefication, makerspace, flexible seating, and shelving by interests. 

Speakers
DS

Deanna Seigler

Librarian, Hodge Elementary /Denton ISD


Thursday January 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Engage C

2:30pm

Closing Keynote: Angela Cervantes
Angela Cervantes is an award-winning author of several contemporary middle-grade books. Angela's debut novel,Gaby, Lost and Found, was named Best Youth Chapter book by the International Latino Book Awards and a Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of 2014. Angela followed Gaby, Lost and Found with Allie, First At Last (Scholastic Press; 2016) and received a starred-review from Kirkus. Angela also authored the junior novelization for Disney/Pixar's animated-film, Coco.

Angela's next novel, Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring, was released by Scholastic Press on March 27, 2018 and was named a Junior Guild Selection and named to Texas' prestigious Bluebonnet Master List for 2019-202o. Angela's fifth middle-grade novel, Lety Out Loud, is a spin off of her first novel, Gaby, Lost and Found, and tells the story of Lety Muñoz, who takes over as shelter scribe at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter for the summer. Lety Out Loud will be released by Scholastic Press and available at your favorite bookstore/bookseller in February 2019. It is available for pre order now.

When Angela is not writing, she enjoys conducting school visits and reading. Angela writes, reads and dreams from her home in Kansas City.

Speakers
AC

Angela Cervantes

Author, Sponsored by Scholastic



Thursday January 24, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovate A