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1:30 - 2:15 Session 5 [clear filter]
Thursday, January 24


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.   

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Audrey Wilson-Youngblood

Library-Media Technology Specialist, Keller High School

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


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.

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Nitza Campos

Librarian, Pope Elementary/Arlington ISD

Leah Godwin

Librarian, Fitzgerald Elementary /Arlington ISD

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


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.   

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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


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!  

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Naomi Bates

Follett Consultant/ TWU Adjunct, Follett

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


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.

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Diana Colby

Library Facilitator -Library/Technology Specialist, Keller ISD
Keller ISD
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Suzanne Ross

Library/Technology Specialist, Keller ISD
Keller ISD

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


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?  


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Texas State Library & Archives Commission

School Program Coordinator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Liz Philippi1201 Brazos St.Austin, TX 78711512-463-5852

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


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.  

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Janalee Martin

Instructional Technology Specialist, Mineral Wells ISD
My name is Janalee Martin and I have been in education for seven years. I’m the Instructional Technology Specialist for our District. We are a 4A District with five campuses and I serve all five. Don't forget to visit my website to check out the Tech Tip Tuesday Smores and follow... Read More →

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


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. 

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Deanna Seigler

Librarian, Denton ISD, Hodge Elementary

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