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Monday, July 15
 

1:00pm

KYVL, Epic!, and More: Digital Sources to Personalize Reading
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Are you struggling with identifying, accessing, and using print and electronic texts with your students? It can be difficult to find engaging books or articles to meet your instructional goals, but with the tools featured in this session you can meet your students' needs and build their love of reading by providing the right materials at the right time! This session will feature both free and subscription web-based tools including resources from the Kentucky Virtual Library, Epic!, and Readworks. Please bring a device so that you can try out using these tools as part of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Northcutt

Emily Northcutt

School Librarian, Marnel C. Moorman School (K-8)


Monday July 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Horizon Room 118

1:00pm

Coding in Action Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you wanted to a variety of coding robots and see what you think would be best in your library and classrooms. Participants will hear about 6-7 different types of robots and have hands-on time to try them all out. You will also receive information about how coding and robots relates to the AASL and ISTE standards.  Presentation can be found at http://kochlib.blogspot.com.

Speakers
avatar for Adele Koch

Adele Koch

Librarian, Sacred Heart Model School


Monday July 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Imagination Room 119

2:30pm

The Hero Myth in Modern Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Todd Gallicano presents a discussion on Joseph Campbell and the hero myth as it relates to modern storytelling. Using contemporary movies, Mr. Gallicano steps through the various stages of the journey, examining how these stages can be seen throughout time in mythology and our own lives. This provides an understanding of the deep connections that exist between different cultures and how all great stories tap into the universal human experience.

Speakers
avatar for Todd  Gallicano

Todd Gallicano

Author
Todd Calgi Gallicano is the author of “Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw” and "The Selkie of San Francisco," the first two cases in the Sam London Adventure series from the Files of the Department of Mythical Wildlife. A graduate of New York University’s School of Film and Television... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Lego Lab 116/117

2:30pm

Going 1:1 with Chromebooks: A Reflective Journey
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Hear what lessons I learned from my first year of 1:1 Chromebooks with grade 5 and middle school (grades 6-8). Let’s peek inside the Google Admin Console. What about apps and extensions? What’s the difference between those two, anyway? Who can I call when a Chromebook breaks? Inventory...oh my! I’ll also share a few ideas of what we can do with students who are bringing individual devices into our classrooms and libraries. Leave with several do’s and don’ts in these areas, as well as encouragement that a 1:1 program can be effective. Attendees should bring their own devices that can access the internet and their school’s Google Admin Consoles.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Tyler

Sarah Tyler

Multi-media Specialist/Librarian
LMS; Blogger; Tech Geek; Word Collector; Google Girl


Monday July 15, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Horizon Room 118
 
Tuesday, July 16
 

9:00am

Promoting Independent Reading through Programming
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Looking for new ways to get your students excited about reading? In this session we take a look at some successful programming ideas that turned reading into a social event! Bring ideas to share and start next year off with a bang!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsy Serrano

Lindsy Serrano

School Librarian, St. Francis School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Communications Lab 216/217

9:00am

National Board Certification and You!
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A decade of research shows that students of Board-certified teachers learn more than their peers without Board-certified teachers. Studies have also found that the positive impact of having a Board-certified teacher is even greater for minority and low-income students. Come learn about the revised National Board Certification process and how it can transform your teaching. We will cover the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) 5 Core Propositions, Architecture of Accomplished Teaching, and Library Media Standards. Participants will have a brief overview of the Assessment Center activity and 3 written Portfolio entries for LMS's with tips and tricks for success along the way.

Component 1 - Content Knowledge
Component 2 - Differentiation in Instruction
Component 3 - Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
Component 4 - Effective and Reflective Practitioner

National Board Certification requires candidates to evaluate their current teaching practice. It is specific to your unique teaching situation and will directly impact your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ashli Gore

Ashli Gore

Library Media Specialist, East Calloway Elementary



Tuesday July 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 105 (Vega)

9:00am

Tri-School Read - Collaborating and Reading together
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From picking a title, to promotion, setting up a reading schedule, and celebrating the book, we will discuss how 3 middle schools read together.

Speakers
avatar for Margie Findley

Margie Findley

LMS, Bluegrass Middle School
avatar for Shelly Haun

Shelly Haun

Library Media Specialist, Hardin County Schools
avatar for Katie Newton

Katie Newton

Library Media Specialist, James T Alton Middle School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
223 (Ceralde)

9:00am

Creating a School-wide Reading Culture: How Summer Reading Can Spark Change
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will emphasize the importance of student choice in reading selections as well as the importance of adults modeling independent reading. It will explore how one high school transformed its summer reading program from being solely the English teacher’s responsibility to being every teacher's responsibility and will share pros and cons of the new system. As a former English teacher and current librarian who experienced both methods, the speaker will share how the school-wide summer reading model and some new innovations are changing the school culture. The session will provide specific ideas and steps for how to enact change and generate excitement about reading.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Metcalfe

Michele Metcalfe

Librarian, St. Xavier High School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
220 (White)

10:00am

Teens as Teachers: Using the RedRover Readers program to Activate Teen Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

RedRover recently hosted it's first "teen pilot program", where teens from Ballard High School completed the RedRover Readers online course and learned how to implement the curriculum in elementary school classrooms. The goal of this pilot program was to see if teenagers could successfully help younger students practice the steps necessary for empathy: recognize human and animal emotions, share emotions and regulate emotions in order to connect in positive ways with others.

Attendees will learn how to activate teen's leadership skills by giving them tools and strategies to help teach and mentor younger students' social and emotional learning skills. Please bring a pen and a notepad. Workshop materials will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Lenehan

Tara Lenehan

Education Coordinator, RedRover
Tara is a Humane Educator at RedRover - a national animal welfare non profit based out of Sacramento, CA. With over a decade of teaching experience, Tara is now excited to be helping students and their teachers practice empathy and compassion using the RedRover Readers program, a... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 106 (Carter)

10:00am

Coding in the Library
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Do you want to find out more about coding and the types of robots you can use in your library. You will hear about 7 different types of coding robots, their pros and cons, and how you can tie them to library instruction.  Presentation can be found at http://kochlib.blogspot.com.

Speakers
avatar for Adele Koch

Adele Koch

Librarian, Sacred Heart Model School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
220 (White)

10:00am

KET's PBS LearningMedia Teacher Tool: Lesson Builder
Limited Capacity seats available

PBS LearningMedia's Lesson Builder offers educators easy, efficient, and FREE ways to implement, organize and assign content. For any teacher who has a need to give content to others, Lesson Builder helps make lessons engaging and sharing them a simple, seamless process.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Moore

Larry Moore

Education Consultant, North Central Region, KET


Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
224 (Quist)

10:00am

Let This "Dynamic Duo" Answer Your Graphic Novel Questions
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Graphic novels aren't just about superheroes. They include memoirs, non-fiction, minority voices, manga, and many other rich genres. A dynamic duo of a library media specialist and a graphic novel course teacher/literacy coach are here to answer all of your questions. This presentation explores: What makes a quality graphic novel? What makes the genre of comics its own unique art form? Can graphic novels make you smarter? How do graphic novels use panels, bleeds, perspective, realism, negative space, and texture to help tell a story? How can you use graphic novels to teach students the art of storytelling? Are they appropriate for independent reading? Summer reading? For ESL? What are some successful cross-promotional strategies for your collection? With a heavy emphasis on teens, this presentation also explores: How can you build a graphic novel collection with strong cross-curricular connections (including hot titles and core titles)?

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Greenwell

Mitch Greenwell

Trinity High School
avatar for Tim Jones

Tim Jones

Library Media Specialist, Trinity High School
Tim Jones has served in school libraries (elementary, middle, and high) since 2005, and has served as Library Media Specialist for Trinity High School since 2013. Tim helped redesign and reimagine the Trinity High School library, which underwent an extensive renovation in the summer... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Motion Room 120

10:00am

Ways to Extend Hour of Code
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2013, HourofCode.org was launched and has been growing every year. At King Middle School, all students in grades 6, 7, & 8 participate in the Computer Science Education Week in December with their science teachers. Doing Scratch, Khan Academy sessions, or Hour of Code, gets old for 8th graders since they have done it the last 2 years. For the past 2 years, I have collaborated with the 8th grade science teachers to offer a day of more hands on coding. Stations using Ozobots, Spheros, Lego, Perler Beads, Made with Code, Snap Circuits, and Bloxels had proven successful in showing students a bit more ways code can create and work. In this session, I will explain the collaboration aspect and then have stations set up for attendees to do some hands on coding.

Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Language Lab 218/219

11:00am

My Year on the Caldecott Committee
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered about how books become Caldecott winners? This session will cover the 2015 Caldecott winners and a little about what happens behind the scenes.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Jackman

Becky Jackman

South Central Division Sales Manager, Bound to Stay Bound Books


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
221 (Scalese)

11:00am

Using the Arts to Reach and Teach Young Readers
Limited Capacity filling up

Same as Monday's Session

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Perkins

Ashley Perkins

Educational Specialist, Collaborative for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Ashley Perkins is a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts. She works on literacy initiatives across grades PreK-12. Her focus of late has been on the continued development and support of the PreK-8 reading program "Artful Reading... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 106 (Carter)

1:30pm

Woody’s Five Ways to Improve Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

The perfect follow up to Woody’s Five Ways to Be Successful, Woody’s writing workshop offer writers of all ages 5 practical tips that is guaranteed to help. Topics include topic selection, pre-writing tools, proofreading, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Anne Florence

Leigh Anne Florence

Author/Speaker, The Woody Books


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
220 (White)

1:30pm

Genrefying your Library
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Genrefying can be a scary undertaking, but our results have been amazing! Join me as I show you, step-by-step how to genrefy your library. I will also share tips we learned along the way and the statistics of our end results.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Letendre

Karen Letendre

Library Media Specialist, South Oldham High School



Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Imagination Room 119

1:30pm

What's New? What's You? 2019
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It's baacckk! Get caught up on all things library, whether it's library related events of the past year, library movers and shakers, the latest research, or trending topics. The 2019 session will help you be a professionally informed school librarian, able to name-drop and cite research with the best! Can't wait to see you as we zip through all the news and images!

Link to presentation: https://bit.ly/32DPqV4

Speakers
avatar for Janet Lanham

Janet Lanham

Resource Librarian, Jefferson County Public Schools
I'm an Instructional Resource Librarian with Jefferson County Public Schools, past JCASL President, new librarian mentor, multiple book club member, mom of two amazing adults, and best friends with a terrier mutt. I'm also a HUGE fan of school librarians!


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lego Lab 116/117

1:30pm

Feed the Read: Growing A Reading Culture in Middle Grades
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Teachers in my school have always said "we have great reading culture here." It wasn't until an outsider (AKA book fair vendor) pointed out that our students purchased more books before lunch on the first day of the book fair than other similar schools sell the entire duration that I began to really start thinking about what we do that is different. In this session, I will discuss techniques, both formal and informal that are used by teachers and librarians in order to promote book love.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Fitch

Carrie Fitch

Library Media Specialist, Bath County Middle School/ Crossroads Elementary School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 106 (Carter)

1:30pm

KBA Master List for 6-8
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Join us to hear about the great titles on the 2019-2020 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List for middle school! You'll get summaries, access to support materials, and some ideas for promoting the KBA program in your school. Many titles on the 6-8 list are also appropriate for advanced elementary readers, so feel free to join us if you'd like to provide those students with "something extra"!

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Voight

Bethany Voight

Library Media Specialist, Zoneton Middle School
2nd year LMS, 6 years in education. Bellarmine undergrad 2010, WKU grad school, completed 2014. Books, technology, cats, and Game of Thrones.
avatar for Sarah Nevitt

Sarah Nevitt

LMS, Stuart Pepper Middle School
avatar for Leslee Stewart

Leslee Stewart

Library Media Specialist, King Middle School
avatar for Lori Hancock

Lori Hancock

School Librarian, The Lexington School
avatar for Renee Hale

Renee Hale

Library Media Specialist, Drakes Creek Middle School
Hello! My name is Renee Hale, and I am the School Media Librarian at Drakes Creek Middle School. I'm beginning my 14th year in Warren County Schools and my 18th year of being a librarian. I was born and raised in Bowling Green, KY, I graduated from Warren Central High School... Read More →
avatar for Emily Northcutt

Emily Northcutt

School Librarian, Marnel C. Moorman School (K-8)


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Language Lab 218/219

1:30pm

Yummy Books
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From fast food, to Mary Poppins, I will describe, discuss, and show how I do book tastings for my middle school kids...everything from setup to repeat customers.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Newton

Katie Newton

Library Media Specialist, James T Alton Middle School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
221 (Scalese)

1:30pm

Fight the Fake!
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Fake news is all around us, and studies show that students cannot easily determine the difference between advertisements, fake news, biased news, and real reporting. In this session, you will try your hand at identifying fake news and look at some lessons/resources you can use to teach your students about fake news
Session can be found here: http://bit.ly/FightFake19

Speakers
avatar for Noel Gnadinger

Noel Gnadinger

Teacher Librarian, South Oldham High School
I am always looking for new ways to stay engaged professionally and to promote all forms of literacy in my school. After 18 years in education, I know I found the right vocation! Edtech and young adult books are my passion -- and I love seeing kids get excited about reading as well... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Horizon Room 118

1:30pm

Teaching Media Literacy in a Post-Truth World
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Why are most digital citizenship lessons inadequate in cracking filter bubbles? Can school librarians reach students before they become the misinformed news consumers of tomorrow? What factors (including neurological) cause people to be vulnerable to believing falsehoods - and how can school librarians hope to counter these factors? What does the future of “fake news” hold? What methods of spreading misinformation (e.g. memes, deepfakes) pose special challenges to media literacy? How can library media specialists and journalists work together to restore a healthy respect for journalism? How can we frame news literacy issues better so that we have the most impact on this generation and future generations?

This session attempts to tackle these and other essential questions.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Jones

Tim Jones

Library Media Specialist, Trinity High School
Tim Jones has served in school libraries (elementary, middle, and high) since 2005, and has served as Library Media Specialist for Trinity High School since 2013. Tim helped redesign and reimagine the Trinity High School library, which underwent an extensive renovation in the summer... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
224 (Quist)

2:30pm

Woody’s Five Ways to Be Successful
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone needs motivation and encouragement - whether it’s the seasoned librarian or a 3rd grader. Woody, The Kentucky Wiener has the perfect message for this. As the runt of the litter, the farmer told Woody he would never amount to anything, but through hard work, respect for others, and a winning attitude, he has done great things. Using the letters of his name, Woody offers 5 practical tips to have a successful and impactful life.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Anne Florence

Leigh Anne Florence

Author/Speaker, The Woody Books


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
220 (White)

2:30pm

Hacking School Libraries - Lessons from a Book Study
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Join us to learn about our recent adventure in online, library-centric professional development featuring a Google Classroom book study of "Hacking School Libraries: 10 Ways to Incorporate Library Media Centers into Your Learning Community" by Kristina A. Holzweiss and Stony Evans. Participants in over 20 school districts in the KEDC service region read the book and shared weekly responses to assignments with our cadre that featured real world implementations of the strategies featured in the text. In this session, organizers and participants will share what they learned from the project and hope to inspire you to find new ways to #LeadFromTheLibraryKY

Speakers
avatar for Felica White

Felica White

Library Media Specialist, Beaumont Middle School
avatar for Donya Baker

Donya Baker

Lincoln County Middle School
avatar for Emily Northcutt

Emily Northcutt

School Librarian, Marnel C. Moorman School (K-8)


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Horizon Room 118

2:30pm

Google Forms: What does this button do?
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See some things Google Forms can do beyond questions being all on the same page linearly. What kinds of questions are possible? Do questions have to be only text? Learn how to make a Form a “quiz” that grades itself and give hints before students can submit. Play with some examples of Google Form investigations for upper elementary through middle school students. Hear ideas for several ways Google Forms can be used in a school setting.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Tyler

Sarah Tyler

Multi-media Specialist/Librarian
LMS; Blogger; Tech Geek; Word Collector; Google Girl


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Music Room 112

2:30pm

Collab with SPED
Limited Capacity seats available

During our middle school whole school I wanted all students to participate and interact with the text. I found a couple partners in the SPED world in my district to adapt the text for our Low-Incidence classrooms. They will be here to discuss how they worked they the book so that the LI classroom could dive into the text, and explain the why as well.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Newton

Katie Newton

Library Media Specialist, James T Alton Middle School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 105 (Vega)

2:30pm

Engaged²: ongoing math & library collaboration at the secondary level
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Math, traditionally, is one of the disciplines that rarely interacts with a school librarian. However, one math teacher & librarian are constantly designing activities that embed inquiry & technology into math units at their high school. How does that happen? Come learn what this collaboration looks like and walk away with practical tips on facilitating this collegiality in your building AND at least 7 math projects (and their resources) that you may be able to implement at your school!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hurley

Amanda Hurley

Library Media Specialist, Henry Clay High School
KY Association of School Librarians (KASL)HS KY Bluegrass Award NomineesData Collection in LibrariesAdvocacy in Libraries#KyLChat


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Imagination Room 119

2:30pm

Gale's Opposing Viewpoints in Context from KYVL
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GALE’s OVIC is something new from Kentucky Virtual Library. Come learn about this resource covering social issues of today across disciplines. Opposing Viewpoints offers pro/con viewpoints, maps, infographics and more as well as magazine and newspaper articles. Join us for an overview of this new offering from KYVL.

Speakers
avatar for Enid Wohlstein

Enid Wohlstein

Senior Fellow, Kentucky Virtual Library


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Lego Lab 116/117