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Workshop: Get Your Sketchnote On

Get Your Sketchnote On is a 3-hour afternoon workshop offered at #NCSLMA19 preconference. 

Presenter: Lorraine Kasyan, ITF, Buncombe County Schools
Audience: ES, MS, HS, PD

Description: Want to make learning stick for you and your students? Come explore the world of intentional doodling. This hands-on workshop will explore the why, when, and how of Sketchnoting before embarking on a few hours of creative practice. Join the Sketchnote tribe and leave with resources to fall back on.

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Workshop: Getting Started w/Google's Applied Dig. Skills

Getting Started w/Google's Applied Dig. Skills is a 3-hour afternoon workshop offered at #NCSLMA19 preconference. 

Presenter: Sue Tranchina, Kiker Learning
Audience: ES, MS, HS, PD

Description: Join Kiker Learning for an immersive, hands on session to learn how you can use the free Applied Digital Skills G Suite curriculum from Google to help your students develop critical, job-ready digital skills that meet state standards.

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Workshop: Crowd Sourcing Your Collection Management Plan

Crowd Sourcing Your Collection Management Plan is a 3-hour afternoon workshop offered at #NCSLMA19 preconference. 

Presenter: Lori Munroe, School Librarian, Wake Forest MS
Audience: ES, MS, HS

Description: Collection management plans are an important part of the job of a school media specialist, but it’s often a document created and filed away never to be looked at until it is time to create a new one. My presentation and active work time provides the steps and documents necessary to use the stakeholders in the building to develop and manage a collection thats meets the academic needs of the students in the building. The focus is on the non-fiction print and digital resources not on building literacy with the fiction collection. Participants will walk away with the documents for each step along the way.

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Workshop: Design Thinking & Standards Based Instruction

Design Thinking & Standards Based Instruction is a 3-hour morning workshop offered at #NCSLMA19 preconference. 

Presenter: Jerry Yale, ITF, WSFCS
Audience: ES, MS, HS, PD

Description: This hands-on, inquiry-based learning session will give participants the opportunity to see how content standards can be infused into a Learning Commons Makerspace using simple technology (duct tape, cardboard, etc). Participants will also be given an editable copy of a Virtual Makerspace to use in their own district. A question and answer period will conclude the session to give learners the opportunity to see how this style of learning has been facilitated in WSFCS Learning Commons.

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Workshop: Maker Ed Through the Literacy Lens

Maker Ed Through the Literacy Lens is a 3-hour workshop offered during Preconference for #NCSLMA19 on October 2, 2019 at the Benton Convention Center!

Presenter: Tracy Patterson, UNCG School of Education Audience: ES, MS, HS
Need a way to engage readers and writers in your classroom? Try MakerED! In this session, participants will be the actual Makers, creating through the Literacy lens! By exploring physical and digital maker techniques, participants will be able to take back ready to use literacy projects to their districts, schools and classrooms.
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NCSLMA Members going to AASL?

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If you are an NCSLMA member and are going to AASL, please let us know! 



Workshop: Selling Your School Library

Selling Your School Library is a 3-hour morning workshop offered at #NCSLMA19 preconference. 

Presenter: Kathy Parker, Sandhills DTL Consultant, NC DPI
Audience: ES, MS, HS, PD

Description: Why do students and teachers need school libraries in the age of Google? As a media coordinator, how do you market, promote, and advocate for programs, services, and resources your teachers and students need? Join this session to examine how contemporary school libraries support the visions and missions of their schools. Spend time developing a marketing strategy for your library media program. This will be an interactive session, so please bring a fully charged computing device.

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Workshop: Connecting Students to the Library Using Stations

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Connecting Students to the Library Using Stations is a 3-hour morning workshop offered during Preconference for #NCSLMA19 on October 2, 2019 at the Benton Convention Center!

Presenters: Leigh Hopkins, ITF and Bitsy Griffin, School Librarian from WSFC Schools Audience: ES, MS, HS
Want to create stations/centers in your library but don't know where to start? Leigh and Bitsy will walk you through the process of choosing stations, setting up routines, and implementing them. We'll share a lesson plan template for use with AASL standards and curate a list of station possibilities.
Please join us to develop stations that will allow you to connect with your students in new and exciting ways!
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#GoOpenNC

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Educators across North Carolina are experts at curating curriculum, especially when looking for alignment to standards and customizing resources based on student needs and local contexts. This fall, NC educators will have access to #GoOpenNC, a platform for sharing, evaluating and remixing openly licensed education materials. #GoOpenNC is an initiative led by NCDPI in collaboration with ISKME, a national partner in open education resources.This summer, a select number of educators will have early access to #GoOpenNC in order to learn about the features of the platform and begin leading the work of statewide collaboration around curriculum curation and improvement. #GoOpenNC is looking for distinguished educators who can be leaders in curriculum review, alignment and feedback. The #GoOpenNC Curriculum Review Academy will run July 22nd - August 2nd with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous engagement to allow the selected participants to work at their own pace, while still collaborat…

What are your Station Questions?

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I'm creating a workshop on stations in the library and wanted to make sure I cover as many questions as possible. I know the ones I had and worked through, but I want to know what your questions are/were. 
So, what questions do (did) you have about  choosing stationsimplementationschedulingclassroom managementchoiceintegrating with library lessonssomething else?  

A child’s right to read

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Do you consider reading a basic human right?
Imagine you cannot read. Reading is only for the educated and the elite. You have no way to know what’s happening outside your small part of the world. The only stories you know are the ones passed down from generation to generation, if you are lucky enough to have a story teller. The only news you hear comes from a traveler passing through and may be ancient by the time you hear it. If only you could read. 
Imagine you can read but don’t have access to books, magazines, and newspapers. You have the longing but with no materials and are completely dependent on others for information. You have no way to see what others think, learn history, expand your horizons. If only you had words to read. 
Imagine you can read but all your reading materials are carefully chosen for you. Every piece of writing had a specific purpose, and when you picked up something of interest, you were told to put it back. That choice, your choice, is too easy or to hard. …