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All sessions that are recorded will be available until June 30, 2021. To see the on-demand recordings, please refer to the attached directions.

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Monday, March 8
 

9:00am EST

Opening Session
Welcome and Greetings from Regional Director & VAASL President; presentation of Librarian of the Year Award

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

Librarian, Prince William County
Librarian in Prince William County, VAASL President 2021
avatar for Amy Karnes

Amy Karnes

Librarian, Marion Elementary


Monday March 8, 2021 9:00am - 9:15am EST
Virtual
 
Wednesday, March 10
 

9:00am EST

Opening Session - SHENANDOAH
Welcome from Regional Director, Greetings from VAASL, SLOY Regional Winner Announced. Music will be playing as you enter the Zoom meeting. You may want to adjust your volume! 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

Librarian, Prince William County
Librarian in Prince William County, VAASL President 2021
avatar for Melissa Hanes

Melissa Hanes

ITRT (All levels), Buckingham County Middle School
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Jennifer Bracken

Page County High School



Wednesday March 10, 2021 9:00am - 9:10am EST
Virtual Shenandoah

9:00am EST

Opening Session - ROANOKE
Welcome and Greetings from VAASL

Speakers
avatar for Moriah Moore

Moriah Moore

School Librarian, Salem High School
Co-librarian at Salem High School in Salem, VA 2020-2021 Roanoke Region Director
avatar for Haley Walters

Haley Walters

Librarian, George Washington High School, Danville, GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Books!!!!!!!! What are you reading now?Working with teenagers/high school libraries


Wednesday March 10, 2021 9:00am - 9:15am EST
Virtual Roanoke
 
Thursday, March 11
 

9:00am EST

Opening Session
Welcome and Greetings from Regional Director & VAASL President; presentation of Librarian of the Year Award

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

Librarian, Prince William County
Librarian in Prince William County, VAASL President 2021
avatar for Nathan Sekinger

Nathan Sekinger

Librarian, Gayle Middle School
I am interested in using the library (and the virtual library!) as a creative space, where students become active participants in the media they consume. Let's plan how to enable students to discuss and write about, as well as build and share content in new ways. I am excited to represent... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Allen

Kimberly Allen

Library Media Specialist, POST OAK MIDDLE
I'm excited about our day and the opportunity to network with such an amazing group of librarians. I'm eager to talk about how librarians are branching out during our new normal and how we are capitalizing on the new opportunities that have presented themselves in the form of innovation... Read More →


Thursday March 11, 2021 9:00am - 9:15am EST
Virtual
 
Friday, March 12
 

9:00am EST

Opening Session
Welcome and Greetings from VAASL! During the opening session, we'll be welcoming you to the conference and announcing this year's York Region School Librarian of the Year.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Haight

Kristy Haight

Library Media Specialist, Laurel Lane Elementary School
avatar for Patty Lambusta

Patty Lambusta

Library Media Specialist, James Blair Middle School
avatar for Megan Moore

Megan Moore

Library Media Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Friday March 12, 2021 9:00am - 9:15am EST
Virtual
 
Saturday, March 13
 

9:00am EST

Opening Session
Welcome and greetings from our Regional Director, VAASL President, a conference overview, and presentation of our Potomac Regional School Librarian of the Year.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

Librarian, Prince William County
Librarian in Prince William County, VAASL President 2021
avatar for Gretchen Hazlin

Gretchen Hazlin

Librarian, KILMER MIDDLE SCHOOL
avatar for Jackie Kruchten

Jackie Kruchten

Librarian, WOODBRIDGE Senior High School


Saturday March 13, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am EST
Virtual
 
Tuesday, March 23
 

9:00am EDT

Opening Session/ SLOY Winner!
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

Librarian, Prince William County
Librarian in Prince William County, VAASL President 2021
avatar for Lara Ivey

Lara Ivey

Teacher Librarian, Old Hundred Elementary (Chesterfield County Public Schools)
I'm an elementary librarian who is passionate about service learning and connecting students with books that will open their reading world.
avatar for Jen Spisak

Jen Spisak

Assistant Professor, LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
Jen Spisak, a school librarian from 2004-2016, received a Ph.D. in Educational Research & Evaluation from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an Assistant Professor of School Librarianship at Longwood University. Her book Multimedia Learning Stations and other articles have been... Read More →


Tuesday March 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Virtual James
 
Monday, March 29
 

8:30am EDT

Certificate of Attendance
The Certificate of Attendance for the On-Demand Sessions.

Monday March 29, 2021 8:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:00am EDT
On-Demand

9:00am EDT

Keynote Speaker Brent Roberts
Brent Roberts is Dean of the amazing Greenwood Library at beautiful Longwood University. A native of Washington State, Dr. Roberts holds masters degrees in Library & Information Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, and in Public Relations & Communication from Montana State University Billings, along with a PhD in American Studies from Montana State University Bozeman. When not on campus, he likes to hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains and explore the highways and byways of the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. On Friday March 12, 2021, he will speak about one of the greatest skills involved in “Branching Out” and making connections with students, parents, administrators, and fellow teachers: The Lost Art of Listening.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Roberts

Brent Roberts

Dean of Greenwood Library, Longwood University
Brent Roberts is Dean of the amazing Greenwood Library at beautiful Longwood University. A native of Washington State, Dr Roberts holds masters degrees in Library & Information Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, and in Public Relations & Communication from Montana... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:00am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:00am EDT

Keynote Speaker Kalli Dakos
Due to a technical issue there is no recording of this presentation.

Kalli Dakos has been celebrating the school world since the release of her best-selling book, If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand. She has written many collections of school poems that include five ILA-CBC Children’s Choice Selections – A Funeral in the Bathroom, Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig, If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand, Don’t Read This Book Whatever You Do!, The Goof Who Invented Homework and The Bug in Teacher’s Coffee. As a former teacher and reading specialist, she uses her educational background to design school visits that provide sound reinforcement for standards of learning disguised as high-energy fun and filled with audience participation.

Speakers
avatar for Kalli Dakos

Kalli Dakos

Author * Poet * Educator
"Kalli Dakos is the best-selling author of over 3,000 poems about elementary school life. She has six ILA/CBC Children’s Choice Selections that include If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your HandThe Bug in Teacher’s CoffeeDon’t Read This Book, Whatever You Do!, and... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:00am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:00am EDT

Keynote Speaker Anne Marie Pace
Keynote Address from author of the Vampirina Ballerina series, as well as a number of other memorable children's books, Anne Marie Pace.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Karnes

Amy Karnes

Librarian, Marion Elementary
avatar for Anne Marie Pace

Anne Marie Pace

Author, Author
I'm a former teacher and a current picture book author. My books include GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017, illustrated by Christopher Denise); PIGLOO (Henry Holt, 2016, illustrated by Lorna Hussey); BUSY-EYED DAY (Beach Lane Books, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon); SUNNY'S... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:00am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:00am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Virginia Readers Choice Middle School Selections for 2021-2022
Come hear about the 2021-2022 Virginia Readers Choice selections for middle school. Learn how the process works, how to join the selection committee and how to nominate books.

Click here to get your own copy of the slides presentation!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Castellano

Lisa Castellano

Library Media Specialist, Larkspur Middle School
Member of AASL Best Apps Committee 2014-2017, VBLA President 2015-2017, York Region Director 2018,  Reviewer for School Library Connection, Member of Scholastic Library Publishing Award Jury 2017-2018, Member of Virginia Readers Choice - Middle School Committee 2019-2021.Follow my... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:00am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Adapted Materials for Student Learning
Have you ever wanted to create adapted books for checkout or create your own adapted materials? Come to this session to learn more about BoardMaker and LessonPix and how they can support your special education and preschool students in the library. Leave with files to start your own adapted books for checkout!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Baucum

Heather Baucum

Librarian, Crossfield Elementary
Heather Baucum is the School Librarian at Crossfield Elementary in Herndon, Virginia.  She has a passion for all things autism and neurodiversity.  As a mom to two children with autism, it's a joy to bring adapted techniques and neurodiverse titles to all.  She is an avid coder... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:00am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Middle School Madness
There is no recording of this presentation. The handout is attached.

Middle school librarians share their attempts to virtually engage students, collaborate with teachers, and promote reading during a global pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Terrell

Nancy Terrell

Teacher-Librarian, Tarrant Middle School
I am a Teacher-Librarian with Hampton City Schools. I love my job and feel passionate about connecting kids with books. I have a 15 foot LEGO wall in my library and the students are loving our MakerSpace activities.  I have a spoiled dog named Annie.
avatar for Melanie Parker

Melanie Parker

Librarian, Lindsay Middle School


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:00am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Navigating News Literacy: Teaching 5 Skills for Digital Verification
There is no recording of this presentation. Please see the attached slides.

Grab your compass and pack a snack! We're setting off on an adventure to navigate the often-overwhelming landscape of online information. This session will cover five specific strategies for verifying information online and will include skills, concepts, and resources you can use with students tomorrow.
Navigating News Literacy Slides

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Baker

Stephanie Baker

Librarian, VBCPS


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:00am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Primary Sources and Picture Books
Many pictures books are based within the context of the real world. Looking to find primary sources directly paired with picture books you may already have in your library? Join us for a discussion on how to use techniques for bringing context to your readings from elementary through secondary. All participants will leave with a resource ready to go with over 50 books directly connected to a primary source.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Sanz

Tara Sanz

Librarian, Glasgow Middle School
Tara Sanz is a school librarian at Glasgow Middle School in Alexandria, VA. After 20+ years of teaching ELA in the middle school, Tara graduated from Longwood University with a Master's Degree in School Librarianship. The transition from ELA to school library was seamless and the... Read More →
avatar for Heather Baucum

Heather Baucum

Librarian, Crossfield Elementary
Heather Baucum is the School Librarian at Crossfield Elementary in Herndon, Virginia.  She has a passion for all things autism and neurodiversity.  As a mom to two children with autism, it's a joy to bring adapted techniques and neurodiverse titles to all.  She is an avid coder... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:00am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Diversity in Children's Books
It's vitally important for all children to see themselves reflected back in the books they read. Too often, our books have only featured white children in traditional home environments. Let's talk about the significance of diverse books and review some titles.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Reed

Tracey Reed

Youth Services Supervisor, Smyth County Public Library
I've been ordering books and playing with kids at Smyth County Public Library Since 2004.  I'm a Mom to twin teenage boys, a crazy cat lady, and a Multiple Sclerosis Warrior. My hobbies are reading, napping and staring into space. 


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

For the Love of Reading: Books connections and TeachingBooks in your school community
You are invited to attend this session about perpetuating the love of reading and the recently enhanced TeachingBooks literacy service.

Would you like to empower every reader to…
• Connect deeply with a book?
• Gain new insights and understanding directly from the author?
• Thoroughly experience the joy of reading?
Join TeachingBooks' founder Nick Glass as he offers exciting, time-saving digital resources that bring to life the books read in your schools and libraries. Specific strategies that support hybrid, distance learning and infusing diverse texts within library programming, will be emphasized.

Freely sign in to TeachingBooks to experience these powerful PreK-12 book connections at https://teachingbooks.net/VAASL

Speakers
avatar for Nick Glass

Nick Glass

Founder & Executive Director, TeachingBooks
Nick is a nationally known educational partner focused on improving literacy opportunities for all students. Equity work is how he defines his professional charge. He is the Founder of TeachingBooks and the Setup Coordinator for our K12 Online Content Project.


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Moving Forward With Graphic Novels
My session will discuss the role of the graphic novel in expanding a love literature amongst students, detailing the advantages and strengths that graphic novels offer.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Combs

Hannah Combs

Smyth County Public Library


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Two J's talk YA
Middle School librarians Janice Raspen and Jenny Ashby will share some of their favorite MG and YA books from the past year with quick book talks.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

Librarian, Heim Middle School
When I was thinking about applying for my first library job my dad said "Any literate person can be a librarian!" and that seemed like good advice to me. I didn't know what I was getting into 27 years ago but now I know it's the best job in the school! I read a lot, quilt a lot, take... Read More →
avatar for Janice Raspen

Janice Raspen

School librarian, H H Poole Middle School
I love middle grade and YA books. Talk to me about new books, favorite authors, and our shared hatred of "reply all."


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Windows, Mirrors and Sliding Glass Doors: Books to Help Your Collection Reflect All Students
Do you want to build greater empathy in your staff and students? Do you want resources to help you ensure that your collection in representative, inclusive, and equitable? Come hear about specific titles to add to your collection and ideas on how to share them with staff and students.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Gilbert

Stacy Gilbert

Librarian, Hayfield Secondary School
I am a middle- and high-school librarian (grades 7-12) in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. I am passionate about library outreach to underserved groups and ensuring that all are welcome, represented, and supported in the library.


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

5 Amazing ways to Connect Literacy with STEM. Vendor (ES & MS)
In this workshop, explore what truly engaged learning can look like when students use the design thinking process and basic materials to imagine, design and build a model of the community of the future. We will use the industry leading, Global Futures Design Lab, a multi-disciplinary PBL approach to learning with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and real-world problem solving. This workshop will show you how we can inspire and empower students to look beyond the 4 walls of their school and become stewards of a sustainable future.

Speakers
avatar for Marci Klein

Marci Klein

co-founder, 3duxdesign
At 3DuxDesign®, our mission is to unleash the imagination and inspire the creator in every child. Our award winning Architectural Modeling System and standards-aligned projects offer an engaging hands-on tool that blends the arts, design and hands-on creativity with traditional STEM... Read More →
avatar for Liz Gallo

Liz Gallo

CEO, Whymaker.co


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Build the Book - Hands-On Literature Connections and Activities to Make Your Library More Interactive
(This is a recorded session) Learn how to make any book come alive by building part of the story. Weave engineering, innovation and design into your activities as students construct with KEVA Planks in response to open-ended challenges. Discover quick games with just 20 planks collaborative group projects with lots of planks. Make your library the place they want to be. Great for grades K-12. I'll share distance learning tips so you can provide hands-on activities even if you must be remote.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Scheel

Ken Scheel

Director/Founder, KEVA Planks Education
We help kids of all ages reach their greatest potential with a simple wooden building block.Every piece is exactly the same size and shape.No glue or connectors, just simple stacking.Kids grow STEM skills, communication skills, and SEL skills while building. Teachers and librarians... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Exploring Ancient Mali and Early Angola: Virginia Curriculum Connections
This session will include a factual, fascinating discussion of Ancient Mali and Early Angola history and culture. Curriculum connections to Va Social Studies and SOL will be highlighted. The participants will be able to experience the history, art, music, and culture of these African countries as well as engage in hands-on experiences that can be utilized in the classroom, virtually or in person. The resource books which are on the Va Dept.Ed Resource list will be available for participants at a discount.

Speakers
avatar for Linda C. Goss

Linda C. Goss

Owner, Maya Publications
Retired English teacher. Author of 5 books for young readers: Exploring Ancient Mali, Exploring Angola, Exploring Egypt, Sundiata, Egyptian mythology. Published in New anthology on 2020. Recipient of numerous fellowships, workshop presenter, Blogger.Find me on Facebook: Maya Publ... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Exploring eMediaVA: Bringing Diverse Stories and Concepts to the Classroom Using [Free] Digital Media
How do you make your content more engaging, diverse, and relevant to today's digital learners? eMediaVA has you covered. eMediaVA is a free digital content library for Virginia educators, featuring over 150,000 digital learning resources from state and national leaders in educational content. The goal of this session is to share strategies and resources available in eMediaVA to successfully integrate digital media into your lessons to both engage learners and make your content relevant to students lives and experiences. Educators will leave the session with ready-to-use digital media like videos, simulations, and interactives, as well as strategies educators can utilize to ensure students are both consumers and creators of innovative learning resources. Digital media resources utilized in this session include PBS Learning Media, PBS Kids, NPR, BBC, National Geographic, Colonial Williamsburg, NASA, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Horner

Lindsey Horner

Manager of eMediaVA, Lindsey Horner
We’re eMediaVA. The largest digital content library and interactive platform for teachers in Virginia. We provide access to Virginia teachers and students free of charge, and work with state and national leaders in digital learning to provide innovative content for Virginia educators... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Inspiring the Next Generation of Readers: Why Reading Aloud Matters
As librarians, we'll jump through hoops and bend over backwards to encourage kids to read, but possibly the fastest way to build an enthusiastic reader is to share the joys of stories by reading aloud to them. I will share some of the science supporting the importance of reading aloud to children even after they can read independently, some suggestions and samples for getting teachers reading aloud in their classrooms, and practical tips and tricks for keeping even the wiggliest of little ones hanging on every word and for building an audience that can't wait to get to the library for story time. While we're at it, we'll bust the middle school myth. Got middle schoolers who don't want you to read to them? Here's a secret: they do want you to read to them...they just don't want anyone to know it!

Speakers
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Christy Karako

Librarian, Angelus Academy


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Leading from the Library: Pandemic Style (ES)
Sharing ways to pivot our role during the pandemic to assist our virtual families and teachers. Building relationships and learning connections in spite of the distance.

Moderators
avatar for Bethany Deputy

Bethany Deputy

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Rockingham County Public Schools
I am a 2009 JMU graduate and taught 5th grade for six years. Since then, I have had the great pleasure of working in classrooms K-12 as an instructional technology resource teacher for Rockingham County Public Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Margo Jantzi

Margo Jantzi

Teacher Librarian, Pleasant Valley Elementary School
Passionate about igniting students' love for learning!


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Pandemics Past, Present & Future: Young Adult Literature featuring Scarcity, Decision-Making and Economic Systems (ALL)
From Philadelphia's yellow fever plague of 1793 to an epidemic in the Hunger Games' Panem, explore books that examine pandemics and society's response to them.

In this session we will engage students with tales that mirror current events. Lessons on how society deals with the allocation of limited resources, economic effects concerning changing markets, and the government's response to a dire situation will be reviewed. Featured book titles include The Door in the Wall, Fever, 1793, The Rule of Three, and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Stover

Lynne Stover

Teacher Consultant, JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Lynne Farrell Stover is currently a Teacher Consultant at the James Madison University Center for Economic Education.  Prior to this, she spent thirty-three years in public education where she enjoyed various teaching assignments including classroom teacher, gifted education specialist... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Reading Makes Cents, featuring: Save It!, What is Given from the Heart, and Home in the Woods
Elementary librarians are invited to participate in Reading Makes Cents, a K-5 financial literacy program that encourages students to learn about money, making choices, and saving through reading. Here's how it works: Participating schools earn three free books (with library binding) for your library. In exchange, you agree to read and discuss the featured books with students, complete a post-program evaluation, and promote the program including giving students the chance to win a $529 college savings account from Virginia529 and/or winning $500 worth of financial literacy books for your school library. This program is presented by Virginia529 and the Virginia Council on Economic Education.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Stover

Lynne Stover

Teacher Consultant, JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Lynne Farrell Stover is currently a Teacher Consultant at the James Madison University Center for Economic Education.  Prior to this, she spent thirty-three years in public education where she enjoyed various teaching assignments including classroom teacher, gifted education specialist... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Supporting Black History Beyond February: A Look At Resources You Can Use and Promote Throughout The Year (HS) LIVE
This session will provide an overview of resources you can use to promote African American history and culture in the library throughout the year and to share with teachers who are working with content in the classrooms. Will cover primary and secondary resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Harter

Dale Harter

Librarian, Matoaca H.S.
Before becoming a school librarian, I spent most of my career as a public historian, working mainly as an archivist and a museum director. One of my longtime interests has been African American History, with a particular focus on Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. When I was the... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

The Read Aloud Scavenger Hunt (ES)
During this session, participants will engage in a Read Aloud Scavenger Hunt. Participants will learn how to create their own scavenger hunt activity to use with students in the elementary setting to promote comprehension and bodily kinestetic movement.

Speakers
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Melanie Malsbury

K-2 Reading Specialist, An Achievable Dream Academy
I am the proud K-2 Reading Specialist serving the scholars and educators of An Achievable Dream Academy in Newport News, VA. This is my 9th year in education, though my first year as a readng specialist. Previously, I taught middle school English and served in various leadership roles... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Barbara Johns - A Little Child Shall Lead Them (MS, HS)
The Virginia Commission For Historical Statues recently recommended that a statue of Civil Rights heroine Barbara Johns be placed in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol to replace the statue of Robert E. Lee.
This session is proposed to introduce VAASL conference participants to a broader understanding of the courageous act of Barbara Johns, a 16 year old student, in leading
the 1951 student strike for better educational facilities at segregated, overcrowded, Robert R. Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia.  The discussion session will be based on the book A Little Child Shall Lead Them: A  Documentary Account of the Struggle for School Desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia (Carter G. Woodson Series, University or Virginia Press, 2019) which was
compiled and edited by presenter, Brian Grogan, and his co-editor, Brian Daugherity, professor of history at VCU.



Speakers
avatar for Brian Grogan

Brian Grogan

Independent Historian/Documentarian
For 35 years Brian Grogan worked in various aspects of cultural and public history as aphotographer, historian, editor, researcher and documentarian.As a photographer he has specialized in the documentation of historical architecture and cultural landscapes and has produced thousands... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Bookworm Central: Innovative Solutions for Fostering Reading Communities. Vendor (All)
(This is a recorded session.) Join Bookworm Central, a VA based book distributorship, and view “Innovative Solutions for Fostering Reading Communities – Transforming Challenges into Opportunities”.
Learn about novel platforms and programs especially created to connect books with children and support schools with fundraising alternatives during the pandemic and beyond. Discover innovative solutions and options designed to provide access to curated books and encourage regular reading practices among children, both in and outside of school. Explore a first-of-its-kind, virtual platform which allows every school to host their very own customized bookstore, providing year-round access to books for their entire community.

https://youtu.be/C2KS7XXbSMQ

Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Diversity in Literature: VA Reads & Your Library (All)
Come learn about the VA READS diverse books program and get book lists for picture books and middle grade books. There will also be a handout of ideas and connections for the picture book list. The purpose of VA READS is to expose our communities to diverse literature that represents all our learners. Come learn about the program, how you can be involved, hear book talks, and walk away with a packet of ideas!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s5eYRn_jFwlkTV8s2ShnjoKGJGR66NY2/view?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Ami Schroder

Ami Schroder

Librarian, Fairfax County Public Schools
In addition to being a school librarian, I am the co-founder of VA READS and love to talk about diverse books for all ages!#VAREADSTwitter: @anilawc Insta: schroderrific


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Exploring Our World Through Children's Literature (ES)
Trends are changing in children's literature and new titles are providing windows to the world for children like never before. Hear about some great children's books that were published within the last year.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/myjgnprpf6d40wi/Exploring%20the%20World_Collins.mp4?dl=0

Speakers
avatar for Karla Collins

Karla Collins

Associate Professor, LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
I am an associate professor in the School Librarianship Program at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. I teach Collection Development, Reference and Information Sources and Services, Children's Literature Young Adult Literature, Instructional Design, and Best Practices for Library... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

How to Interest Students in the Holocaust. Author (MS & HS)
Meet Nancy Wright Beasley, author of Izzy’s Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust (nonfiction), The Little Lion: A Hero in the Holocaust (YA historical novel) and co-author of Saving Sara, a play based on The Little Lion. Izzy’s Fire has been taught in Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) (primarily in 7th grade Language Arts classrooms) since 2005. The Little Lion has been taught since 2018 at Radford City High School in 9th grade English classes. Nancy is currently working on a pilot project with educators in both school systems, including newly-designed lesson plans for social studies, which will be taught in CCPS in 2021. The curricula  meets SOL requirements and also meets the new law (House Bill No. 916) requiring the teaching of the Holocaust in Virginia schools

Saving Sara Video

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Wright Beasley

Nancy Wright Beasley

CEO/Author, Chutzpah and Courage
I have been a journalist over 40 years. More than two decades of that time have been devoted to researching and writing about the Holocaust in Lithuania. As a result, I have written "Izzy's Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust,"  which is nonfiction (a story of how a 3-member... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

New Book Book Talks with bbgb (All)
Looking for what’s currently hot in PK-12 books? Want to know what’s on the horizon? Take some time to listen to three 10-minute videos from bbgb, a local independent bookshop in Richmond, VA. One video covers picture books, one covers middle-grade books, and one covers YA! They will guide you to books you’ll want to add to your collection and personal reading lists, too. bbgb also hosts virtual book fairs and has a wealth of information on their website (www.bbgbbooks.com).


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
(This is a recorded session) Multiple authors and illustrators share their books and experiences.

This session is about 55 minutes long.
Picture Books are first and ends at the 24 minute mark.
Middle Grade Books are next and ends after 20 minutes
Young Adult Books are next and is the last 10 minutes.

Speakers
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Terry Jennings

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Ten authors of books for elementary school children will speak about their author visits and allow time for questions. We will be raffling some of the authors's books to participating librarians. The authors who will speak are: Marcie Flinchum Atkins, Lisa Connors, Russell Ginns... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War. Author (ES & MS)
I will discuss my research, the accompanying study guide, as well as how the history applies to the Virginia SOLs.

We've all heard of Paul Revere, but have you heard of Susanna Bolling, a Virginia heroine?

Almost five years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution hung in the balance. In late May 1781, General Cornwallis invaded City Point, VA and quartered his army there. As 16-year-old Susanna Bolling served the British General and his officers dinner, she overheard their plans to capture General Lafayette and crush the American rebellion once and for all. Under the cover of darkness, she snuck out of her house through a secret underground tunnel and canoed downriver. Then she grabbed a neighbor's horse and rode ten miles to warn Lafayette. But would she make it back home by sunrise without detection?

In 2018, the Virginia General Assembly recognized Susana's bravery, making her birthday of December 5 "Susanna Bolling Day" throughout the Commonwealth. My book "Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War" is based on the TRUE story of this local heroine, whose story is just becoming known to Virginia, America, and the world.

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Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

The Reveal: Virginia Readers' Choice Primary and Elementary Book Talks (2021/2022 book lists) (ES)
Click here to watch this pre-recorded session.

The purpose of the VRC program will be explained along with information about how to participate in the program. The books on the 2021/2022 selection list will be reviewed. Participants will receive an annotated bibliography of the selected books along with project ideas to support the reading of the book.

Speakers
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Jane Field

Retired
I am a retired elementary school librarian, the mother of 3 sons, the grandmother of 7 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, and married for 50 years! My favorite reading material are picture books and YA materials.  My presentation partner, Tamara Teaff and I have been members of the Virginia... Read More →
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Tamara Teaff

RETIRED
Retired elementary school librarian who has a passion for connecting people and books. Presently volunteering  on the Green Earth Book Awards committee for The Nature Generation.. Has served  on the Virginia Readers Choice selection committee and The Jefferson Cup committee.. Is... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Networking Session -The Librarian Vs. The Pandemic
This Pandemic has made things that were once so easy now difficult; bring the strategies that you have developed to make your library work for your students in this new format!

Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Telling Your Story (All)
Everyone is doing great things in their library. But, it is so important that others know that. How do you tell your story in your library? How do you let others know the great things that are happening? In this session will talk about communicating the library's story to others.

https://longwood.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=f0220781-f86e-4298-af4d-acd001449022

Speakers
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Carl Harvey

Assistant Professor of School Librarianship, LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Hot Topics for Spring 2021! (All)
In this fast-paced, information-filled session we’ll explore topics and trends from mindfulness to the science of reading, from school librarianship in remote learning to trauma-informed school libraries. For each we’ll highlight key resources and identify connections to the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. Hold on to your seats!

https://youtu.be/gGmi1erFIP0

Speakers
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Audrey Church

Professor of School Librarianship, LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
Dr. Audrey Church is Professor of School Librarianship and Chair of the Department of Education and Counseling at Longwood University. Prior to coming to Longwood, she worked as a primary school and high school librarian in Virginia public schools for 20 years.  A frequent presenter... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: Changes Moving Forward (ALL)
Join a guided discussion of lessons learned from the school closures, hybrid learning, and shifting role of librarians due to the pandemic. Librarians Anne James and Julia McGill (elementary, Albemarle County Public Schools) will share changes they are making in moving forward, and will guide a roundtable discussion.

Speakers
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Anne James

Librarian, Brownsville Elementary School
Librarian @ Brownsville Elementary
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Julia Trammell-McGill

Librarian, STONY POINT ELEMENTARY
Reading, Writing, and Gardening--sometimes all at the same time!


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Librarians: WHO are YOU as a Leader?
Who are you as a leader? What qualities do you have or do you want to have? Attend this session to learn more about how your values as a person and librarian are reflected in your leadership style and how they influence your ability to lead your library and school community. This will be a great form of self care with reflection on current practice and future goals.

Speakers
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Rachel Grover

Librarian, Fairfax County Public Schools, ROCKY RUN MIDDLE SCHOOL
I'm passionate about genrefication, 1:1, tech integration, makerspaces, and collaboration with all departments. Find me on Twitter: rgrov1013 (professional) and rrmslibrary (school library account)


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Mindfulness and Meditation: Caring for Ourselves in Uncertain Times
I'm a librarian and newly-minted 200-hour registered yoga teacher. My session will include an introduction to practical, FREE strategies for self-care--including but not limited to yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices. During the pandemic (and always, really), educators go above and beyond when caring for others, but without filling their own cups first. I will offer techniques to increase energy, reduce anxiety, and promote better sleep. We will conclude the session with a guided meditation, and each participant will have access to an online resource list.


https://sites.google.com/scsb.org/torimindfulnessmeditation/home

Speakers
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Tori Bledsoe

Librarian, Saltville Elementary School


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Virtual Library Learning Commons: Branching Out Your Library Services (All)
Attendees to this session will learn the process Henrico County Public School librarians used to create an equitable and consistent virtual library learning commons across all libraries via their learning management system. A perfect session for anyone from beginner to expert. This session will move beyond curriculum developement and into programming and collaboration.

Speakers
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Calypso Gilstrap

Librarian, Tuckahoe Middle School


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Adapting Games for Virtual Play
Follow along as we demonstrate how to adapt board and card games for virtual play with students. We will discuss the tools we use, strategies for student participation, and share our list of favorite games.

Speakers
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Carolyn Vibbert

Librarian, SUDLEY ELEMENTARY
I've always considered myself a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to librarianship. I'm always mixing it up with different programs. Ask me about tabletop gaming in the library, hatching chicks, and stop motion projects! I'm willing to talk about anything.
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Tamara Ingalls

Librarian, RIPPON MIDDLE SCHOOL


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Book Art
Weeding books? Don't know what to do with them now that they are not part of your collection? How about making art with them! In this session, you will learn how to create a paper hedgehog, a paper vase, and a paper house. You will need to have an old book or two.

Click here to view the PowerPoint or download it to your computer.

Speakers
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Tammy Hinkle

Librarian, BUCKLAND MILLS ELEM.


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Could LGBTQ+ Inclusion be all Fun and Games?
Are you on a quest to support your LGBTQ+ students? Whether you are new to this journey or a veteran in the fight for social justice, this session will introduce you to LGBTQ+ youth, examine why this population of students needs your unqualified support, and demonstrate Rainbow Quest! 'The LGBTQ+ Board Game that Engages, Educates, Empowers, and Affirms.' Designed and produced by Pickadilly Specialties Corporation (PSC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by psychologists and master teachers. PSC is dedicated to serving and addressing social justice, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community and all under-served people. This board game is perfect for use virtually (Zoom) or with live face-to-face play to interactively introduce your students to LGBTQ+ culture and history.

Speakers
avatar for John Osterhout

John Osterhout

Media Specialist, Hugo Owens Middle School
John Osterhout is a PPK-18 educator who has work in the classroom or library for 36 years. He is passions include youth literacy and social justice. He is a Virginia Education Association, Leader for Equity and Justice, and has led LGBTQ+ awareness workshops across the Commonwealth... Read More →
avatar for Brian Kaufman/ Rainbow Quest!

Brian Kaufman/ Rainbow Quest!

President, Pickadilly Specialties
With 40 years as a professor and group facilitator, it was easy to recognize the need for an engaging, meaningful, educational, and affirming activity for LGBTQ+ youth.  Most 'recommended' learning and group activities were very simple, one-dimensional games downloaded from the internet... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Empowering ALL students in your Library through Computer Science
(This is a recorded session) In this session we will learn about the Virginia Computer Science Standards, state expectations, fostering an equitable computing environment, programming and resources to get your students interacting with CS within all subject areas.

CS Google Slides

Speakers

Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Mule Lady part 2: The FCMS/MBK Bookmobile (All)
Have you ever read a book that inspired you to action? Two Chesterfield County Public School employees were inspired to action after reading: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. This session discusses how the FCMS/MBK Bookmobile evolved, the logistics of running the project, and the positive impacts in the local community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSEi012bjvE

Speakers
avatar for KRISTIN THROWER

KRISTIN THROWER

Librarian, MEADOWBROOK HIGH SCHOOL
The FCMS/MBK Bookmobile.


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Refugee Dolls and The Welcoming Library
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the Refugee Dolls/Welcoming Library and how it can be utilized in your library. This pop-up library share literatures about new Americans and/or immigrants. The refugee dolls are educational tools to be used in schools, libraries, and multicultural events to foster awareness of and appreciation for refugees.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

Librarian, Prince William County
Librarian in Prince William County, VAASL President 2021
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Jeanne Trabulsi

Founder, Refugee Dolls
As Founder of the Refugee Doll Project, I have two complete traveling libraries of 30 acclaimed K-2 picture books about newly arrived families that are ready for distribution to school libraries.  The Project comes complete with dolls, as symbol and motivation of the Project, books... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Creating with Canva
Join us as we introduce you to cloud-based graphic design software Canva, show you all the extras you have access to with an Educator account, and even demo how we use it in combination with other online tools like WeVideo, our learning management system, and social media. We use Canva every day in our Library Program for promotion, instruction, and communication and we can't wait to share all our tips and tricks with you!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools
Sarah has been a librarian at John Champe High School since 2014. She previously served as the librarian at Buffalo Trail Elementary for 3 years. In her two very different roles as an elementary and then a high school librarian, Sarah has been passionate about helping students and... Read More →
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Catherine Cote

Librarian, John Champe High School


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Discovering Destiny Discover
Learn the basics of Destiny Discover to maximize your patrons' experience! In this session, we will explore how to set up your theme, add a custom book carousel, add links to your databases, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Terrillion

Jenn Terrillion

Librarian, PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY SCHOOLS


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Dive into AASL's Best Digital Tools (All)
Let's dive into this year's list of AASL's Best Digital Tools! This is the revamp of what used to be AASL's Best Websites and Best Apps. We'll explore the tools and talk about ways to use them in the library and in your school!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zbSrohxAlNlt3wQXV04G4sRdncapDkRT/view?ts=6025b513

Speakers
avatar for Jen Spisak

Jen Spisak

Assistant Professor, LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
Jen Spisak, a school librarian from 2004-2016, received a Ph.D. in Educational Research & Evaluation from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an Assistant Professor of School Librarianship at Longwood University. Her book Multimedia Learning Stations and other articles have been... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Drone Delivery of Library Books and "Accidental Advocacy"
Every community has something that makes it unique, and with a little outreach, that uniqueness can be used to bring huge benefits to our students. Learn how Montgomery County Public Schools became the first in the world to use drones to deliver library books to students and how as a result of our drone delivery system, I got started on a path of "accidental advocacy" to support all School Libraries! Learn what actions you can take to promote your School Library for the benefit of your students!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Passek

Kelly Passek

Librarian, BLACKSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL
I’m passionate about making information & resources accessible to each of my students and helping to create responsible users of information! I love the idea of Libraries as Community Spaces and am always looking for ways to weave my hobbies and talents into what our Library offers... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Explore Mackin’s new Curricular Tags-Diversity Audit Tool and More! (ALL)
Mackin’s new Curricular Tags and Curricular Tag Analysis will facilitate your efforts in both analyzing your collection for diversity titles as well as building a diverse collection. These new powerful tools can be used in a variety of ways including searching for content in specific curricular areas such as Diversity, SEL, World Languages, Literary Themes, Writing Styles & Formats, and more. The Curricular Tag Analysis will give you a comprehensive breakdown by each of these areas. This will include the average age, number of items, and the collection percentage that each tag represents. You will also be able to drill down into each tag to view classification and title information.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Harold

Todd Harold

Mackin
For over 37 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, we have access to over 18,000 publishers and an available collection of more than 3 million printed titles.The development... Read More →
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Bob Stapf

Educational Sales Consultant, Mackin
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Mackin

Mackin
For over 37 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, we have access to over 18,000 publishers and an available collection of more than 3 million printed titles.The development... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Explore the World Book Online from Your Library!
(This is a recorded session) What better way to expand knowledge, and take researchers on a learning adventure, then by using your World Book Online subscription. I will present tips and tools for using our digital resources, and how you can get the word out about what learners of all ages have available at their fingertips.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Brawley - World Book

Laura Brawley - World Book

Virginia Representative, World Book
Please look for my Concurrent Session at each of the VAASL Regionals.  This session is pre-recorded, but please come speak with me in my Zoom room to ask questions or provide feedback on the Session.  Anyone who meets with me on Zoom will be entered in my free drawing for a two-volume... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Igniting Innovation with CoSpaces & Book Creator (All)
This session will provide introductions to innovative, free-version uses of CoSpaces (a virtual reality and coding scene design program) and Book Creator (a digital book creation program). Past activities for in-school, hybrid, and virtual students will be shared; as well as how the platforms have enhanced research, understanding, and excitement for teachers and students. Time for hands-on experience with the programs will also be provided in a follow-up Google Meet.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Smartschan

Paul Smartschan

Library Media Specialist, Powhatan County Public Schools


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Make Remote Teaching fun with Padlet (All)
I will be introducing teachers/librarians to Padlet. The following topics will be addressed: 1. Why Use Padlet for Remote Learning? 2. Settings Suggestions for Padlet 3. How to Use Padlet for Remote Learning including - Introduce a Topic:, Make Thinking Visible:, Showcase Work. Participants will then go to Padlet, set up an account and make their own Padlet. We will end with a Conclusion, Resources and Question Time.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Harris

Kathy Harris

Librarian, John B Cary Elementary
Living my best life as an RPS Librarian at John B Cary Elementary! 🤓


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Riding the Wakelet Wave
Wakelet is an amazing curation platform that has a gazillion different possible uses for you, your teachers and your students. Use a Wakelet Space to house a classroom full of collections. Have students collaborate with one another on collections to show what they have learned. Share curated resources with your teachers or students. Create and publish library newsletters. Explore the myriad of possibilities using this free, user-friendly and ever-evolving web tool!

Presentation is available here:

http://bit.ly/wakeletvaasl

Follow me on Wakelet @ABarbuzza

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Barbuzza

Andrea Barbuzza

Librarian, Manassas Park High School
I am a wife, a mother of two boys in college and a former longtime high school English teacher turned school librarian five years ago. My favorite edtech tools are WeVideo, Wakelet and Book Creator and my favorite genre of books is fiction. I love several Indian writers such as Thrity... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Students win when public libraries and schools partner
Discover how districts and schools can benefit from library/school sharing. The Sora student reading app's groundbreaking built-in public library access opens a world of new reading possibilities to students, enabling access to a selection of ebooks and audiobooks far greater than any one school could collect on its own. And find out how educators can leverage the public library's collection in conjunction with Sora's reading stats tracking capabilities to better serve their students.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Brookshire

Jody Brookshire

Account Executive, OverDrive Education
OverDrive Education offers millions of ebook, audiobook and streaming video titles from thousands of publishers with flexible usage models for every budget. Service overviewDiscover Sora Sora, the student reading app, is the quickest and easiest way for K-12 students to read ebo... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand

9:30am EDT

Wakelet for Resource Curation and Student Engagement (ALL)
Save, organize and present multimedia content with your students, teachers and learning communities.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Jasman

Rebecca Jasman

Library Media Specialist, Madison County High School
I am the Library Media Specialist at Madison County High School.  I was an elementary classroom teacher for 18 years and a school librarian for the past 5 years.  Check out my reading list here:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/27819346-rebecca-jasman?ref=nav_mybooks&she... Read More →


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT
On-Demand