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(Almost) Paperless Literature Circles Quiz

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A Celebration of Student Scholarship Quiz

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Angela Maxwell

Angela Maxwell is a teacher librarian for the Beachwood City Schools in Northeastern, Ohio. She is passionate about the transformational role of libraries in schools and the power technology brings to learning. Current professional interests and goals include fostering formative assessment practices using technology, genius hour and information literacy,  and developing a maker mindset in schools. @librarymax

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Annette Lang

Annette Lang has been a technology teacher for over 12 years. Prior to teaching Annette worked in the advertising field. In 2000 she obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching from Kent State.  She completed her library endorsement in 2013 and worked as a district librarian. She has taught middle school through high school. Currently Annette is working as a technology educator to Freshman and Sophomores at Bio-Med Science Academy. The school is a STEM + M high school located on the NEOMED campus,  a Medical College in Rootstown Ohio. Teaching in a 1 to 1 environment for her entire career has helped shaped the way she designs and delivers coursework. 

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Augmented Reality: Writing Pieces That POP Quiz

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Book Clubs: SuperCharged! Quiz

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Boot Camp 2013 Session 7: Work the Knots Out of Your Presentations (And Your Stomach)

In this interactive session, you'll learn how to work the kinks out presentations with well-researched methods guaranteed to make you more confident in front of an audience. You'll discover how to apply the brain science techniques you already use in the classroom to connect with any audience, whether you're presenting to a group of parents or a group of administrators. You'll uncover little-known tricks to help you manage pre-presentation jitters. And you'll learn how to take your presentation slides from dull and forgettable to sparkling and memorable. You're invited to bring a presentation with you to transform during the small group work sessions.

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Boot Camp 2014 Session 1: Tech Skills for Next Generation Assessments

With PARCC and Smarter Balanced, schools are moving to online assessments that include technology-enhanced, interactive assessment items. It is critical for students to be proficient in these technology skills prior to taking the online assessments so they will be assessed on their content knowledge rather than their proficiency (or lack of) with technology. In this webinar, you’ll learn what technology skills students need for these next generation assessments and see free online resources that help students develop familiarity and proficiency with these technology skills. For more details see http://nextgen.apps.sparcc.org/.

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Boot Camp 2014 Session 2: Setting Your Sights on Inquiry: Strategies for Launching Research Projects that Promote Inquiry in Students

Shifting from fact-gathering to inquiry as the root of research projects can be a tough adjustment! In this one-hour webinar, we'll talk about the early stages of inquiry-based research and examine strategies for frontloading inquiry research with both scaffolding and space for open-ended questioning.

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Boot Camp 2014 Session 4: Repackaging Research

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Research done correctly will hit almost every one of AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. Tune in and hear why research is the next big thing.   This one-hour webinar will jump start your skill in repackaging research for the Common Core and today's hyper-connected youth.   We will share three first steps to transforming old units into a more inquiry-based model.  Join us as we discuss getting teachers to move beyond information “Hide 'n Seek.”

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Boot Camp 2014 Session 5: Cape Optional! Leading From the Library

Keynote Presentation:

In this keynote address, Jennifer LaGarde will share tips and tricks for stepping out of the stacks and into the limelight as instructional, pedagogical and technological library leaders! With an emphasis on building and district level leadership, the focus of this session will be on helping Teacher Librarians establish themselves as critically important members of school and district level instructional teams.

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Boot Camp 2014 Session 6: Creating Interactive Online Publications with Smore.com (2) Library Adventures in Transforming Student Learning…and Proving It

Amy Slade, Hubbard Exempted Village (30 mins)

Title: Creating Interactive Online Publications with Smore.com

Description: The webinar will introduce information professionals to all of the different features of Smore.com and how to use them to create and distribute online newsletters and flyers.

Specific topics include:

  • Selecting a user account with Smore.com that fits your district's needs.
  • Creating online publications with Smore.com -- a review of the features and options.
  • Using Smore.com analytics to see if your flyer is working-- track how many people viewed and how they interacted with your publication.
  • Selecting content to meet your users’ information needs.

Diane Christianson (30 mins)

Title: Library Adventures in Transforming Student Learning…and Proving It

Description: Is your library helping your school meet Ohio’s New Learning Standards and transforming student learning?   Can you prove it? In this high-impact session, you’ll discover ways to expand your school library access to learning resources and reading materials at no or nominal cost. You’ll also learn practical systems of tracking that can be applied in any library (automated or non-automated) so that you can report how important your library is to student learning.

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Boot Camp 2014 Session 7: Flip your Library

Library orientations are usually brief, so we need to maximize the time we spend with students and focus on what really matters. Using an animated video created with GoAnimate and a learning management system, the Lakeside School librarians flipped their orientation to focus on the information search process and cultivating a “just ask” library culture.  Heather will share why and how they made the flip, in addition to other ways Lakeside is using the flipped model and how the flipped model is resulting in more student interaction. She will share a LibGuide of presentation resources.

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Boot Camp 2014 Session 8: Teen Makerspaces: School Library Implementation, Programming, and Resources

This webinar will discuss implementing and sustaining a makerspace in a school with any type of budget.  Texas school librarian Colleen Graves will describe different types of maker scheduling, maker programming, and resources for maker workshops.  After a year’s experience in maker workshops, she has first-hand ideas for getting students involved in the maker movement.

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Carol Koechlin

Carol Koechlin is an experienced educator who continues to contribute to the field of information literacy and school librarianship writing books, articles for professional journals, facilitating on-line courses, and presenting workshops in Canada and internationally. Many workshops focus on helping schools address the needs of learners today by teaching questioning skills and designing ‘high think’ assignments and projects that ignite student interest and utilize collaborative learning environments.

Carol was the lead writer for a new CLA standards document launched in June 2014, Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for Library, Learning Commons in Canada. Her work over the past decade with Dr. David Loertscher, has laid the foundations for the transformation of school libraries and computer labs into a Learning Commons.

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Caryn Kelley

Caryn has been providing Professional Development training to Ohio educators as an Educational Consultant with SOITA since 2011. She has a Bachelors Degree in Middle Childhood Education from Wittenberg University as well as Masters from Wright State University in Library/Media. Caryn began her career as a middle school Reading and Language Arts Teacher. She has also taught middle school Social Studies and worked as a Library Media Specialist. 

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Christie Sanderman

Christie Sanderman is the Library Media Specialist at Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering Ohio and is in her 5th year of teaching. She received her Master’s of Education and Library Media certification from Wright State University in 2011 and lives in Bellbrook with her husband and daughter.

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Christina Dorr

Christina Dorr has been a Media Specialist for 25 years, and loves working with kids on literacy, inquiry, and technology. She recently moved from elementary to middle school and has been especially challenged and energized to meet their research needs. She is an adjunct instructor for The Ohio State University and Kent State University, and holds a Ph.D. in Education from OSU.  Christina is active in several organizations: OELMA, currently serving as Scholarships and Awards committee co-chair; AASL serving on the Professional Development Committee; and ALA serving on the 2016 Coretta Scott King Committee.  Additionally, she is co-authoring a book for Libraries Unlimited, with Liz Deskins, due out in November, titled  Linking Picture Book Biographies with National Content Standards: 100+ Lives to Explore, aimed at grades 4-8.

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Cynthia Unger

Certified INFOhio District/ Building iCoach, 12 years Media Services, Former Technology Planning Coordinator, Presenter at 2016 Ohio Goes Google Summit 

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David Loertscher

David V. Loertscher has degrees from the University of Utah, the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. He has been a school library media specialist in Nevada and Idaho at both the elementary and secondary school levels. He has taught at Purdue University, The University of Arkansas, The University of Oklahoma, and is presently a professor at the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University. He served as head of the editorial department at Libraries Unlimited for ten years and is President of Hi Willow Research & Publishing (distributed by LMC Source at www.lmcsource.com). He has been a president of the American Association of School Librarians. David is in demand internationally as a motivational presenter of school library learning commons driving excellence in learning.

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Dawn Rankin

Dawn Rankin is the Instructional Coach and District Librarian for Wapakoneta City Schools. She has spent most of the past 28 years in the classroom, in six different Ohio public school districts, with roles as 4th - 7th grade teacher, librarian/ media specialist, and gifted specialist. She thrives on change, challenge, and creativity. Dawn is an avid reader and enjoys sharing ideas on Twitter (@MrsRankinReads) and through her blog (rankinfile1.blogspot.com).

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Deb Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. She is the former District Resource Librarian for San Diego Unified School District, which serves over 180 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. She writes a weekly column for School Library Journal in Extra Helping, JLG’s Booktalks to Go. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com.

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Diane Kahanek

Diane Kahanek is currently a Strategic Relations Program Manager for Learning.com. She has 20+ years experience in public education, which includes elementary classroom experience—13 years as a 4th grade teacher, and 10 years in educational technology. Diane has also been a Learning.com trainer and Account Manager. She currently lives in Texas with her 3 girls and husband and loves gardening.

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