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"Leading Change" 2014 ISLMA Annual Conference
Below you will find handouts and presentations by this year's presenters.
Thursday Morning Session Workshops
Seminar 1: Carl Heine "Teaching Information Fluency"
Seminar 2: Jonathan Hunt "Best Books for Middle School"
Seminar 3: Corrie Ball "Behind the Scenes at Panthers on the News: Creating Student Centered News Broadcasts"
Link to presentation website
Seminar 4: Gretchen Zaitzeff, Jim Kurz and Shannon Maney-Magnuson "1:1 Implementation @ Your School and in Your Library: Making It Work"
Seminar 5: Kathleen March "What's New and Notable in Non-Fiction Books for the K-12 Classroom?"
What's New and Notable for NonFiction Grades K12.pdf
Seminar 6: Samantha Conklin "Technology Supports for Reading, Writing, and Research: A Look at Assistive Technologies and Web-Based Tools to Support Universal Design for Learning"
Seminar 7: Byron Holdiman "Literacy Across the Disciplines with Primary Sources
Thursday Afternoon Session Workshops
Seminar 8: Tom Gross "Rolling the Dice with Gaming in the Library"
Seminar 9: Jonathan Hunt "Best Books for High School"
Seminar 10: Laura Beltchenko "Standards and Test and Libraries, OH MY!"
Seminar 11: Dr. Deborah Stevenson "How the Center for Children's Books Can Help You"
Seminar 12: Kathleen March "What's New and Notable in Fiction Books for the K-5 Classroom?"
What's New and Notable for the Gr K5 Class.pdf
Seminar 13: Janice Del Negro "Folktales Aloud: Practical Advice for Playful Storytelling"
Friday Keynote Speaker
Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers Blog "Leading Students in a Hyperconnected World"
Friday Morning Session Workshops
W1: Lane Young "I Don't Dewey, iBrowse"
W2: Dorsey Chambers "Getting to the Core of Your Battle of the Books Program"
Getting to the Core of Your Battle of the Books Program ISLMA 2014.pdf
W3: Mary Greska "The Amazing Race Geography and Research Skills in a Brutally Competitive Environment"
W4: Janet Jungk "Targeting CCSS and District Initiatives through the Library media Program"
W5: Tom Gross and Jason Carr "Rolling the Dice with Gaming in the Library"
W6: Judy Bauman "Danielson for LRC Directors: Making it Easy and Understandable"
W7: Elisa Gall, Jane Harper, & Kefira Philippe "Reading Programs for Student Success"
W9: Jonathan Hunt "Best Books for Middle and High School"
W10: Michele McDaniel "Monarch Family Reading Night"
W11: Neha Thakkar
"Center Your Library"
W12: Gail Janz "Becoming a Key Player in Common Core/Read for Information/LBSS Grant Winners Panel Discussion"
W13: Sally Decker Smith "Be the Change, Lead the Change"
W14: Karrie Fisher "Little Free Libraries at Schools"
K. Fisher Little Free Library Presentation Write-up.pdf
W15: Shelley Riskin "Stronger Together: Forming Your Own Networking Group"
W16: Janet Jungk "Repurpose, Renovate and Rejuvenate Your Media Center"
W17: Carolyn Kinsella "You Can Do It! Academic Research in High School"
W18: Stephani Edell "Outside the Library Walls"
ISLMA Conf 2014 Edell.pdf
W19: Erin Wyatt "School Libraries 2020: Igniting a Vision for the Future"
Here's the compiled slides from all the Ignite Talks.
W20: Richard Byrne "Blogging and Social Media for Teachers and School Leaders"
W21: Jonathan Hunt "Caldecott Medal and Honor Books and Process"
W22: Kai Rush "What Can Google Drive Do for Your Library"
W23: Barbara Fiehn "LGBTQ Characters in Books for Elementary Students"
LGBTQ Characters in Books.pdf
W24: Georgeann Burch "Beyond Lexiles Part 1: The Other 2/3 of Reading Complexity"
W25: Kelly Stulgate "Working Together: School and Public Libraries"
Friday Afternoon Session Workshops
W26: Karrie Fisher "Cafe Biblioteca-Experiential Reading"
Café Biblioteca How To.pdf
Excel database of books and food.pdf
Excel database of books and food.xlsx
W27: Nancy Wadin "Engaging ELL's in the Library"
Mystery Cube Planning Sheet (1).doc
W28: Laura Beltchenko "Illustrations in Children's Literature, What Pictures Can Teach Us About Visual Literacy and Comprehension"
W29: Amy Lingafelter & Eva Thurman-Keup "We Survived 1:1! The Continued Opportunities & Challenges
We Survived 1 : 1 Presentation
We Survived 1 : 1 Padlet
W30: Allison Bava "Read Up a
W31: Elizabeth Buenning "Collaborative iPads: The Library in Your Hands"
W32: Gretchen Zaitzeff "Have You Read...? Reader's Advisory for Secondary Students"
W33: Kathleen March "What's New and Noteable in Fiction Books for the K-5 Classroom"
What's New for the K-5 Class.pdf
W34: Linda Lucke "Integrating Literacy and the Arts with Innovative Change"
W35: Barbara Fiehn "Privacy and Confidentiality: Issues for School Libraries"
Privacy in the Information Age.pdf
W36: Georgeann Burch "Beyond Lexiles Part 2: Bringing Theory Down to Earth"
W37: Retiree Session
W38: Lauren Ochs "Beyond Organizing Books: How to Keep All the Other "Stuff" In It's Place"
W39: Bridget Wilmot "Reluctant Learners: Research in One Day and Beyond"
Schoology Big6 Group Resource Page
(Case-sensitive group access code:
Presentation Mindomo Map
W40: Leah Giarritano "March BOOK Madness"
W41: Unshelved Guys "Graphic Novels from the Inside"
W42: Lou Ann Jacobs "Latest Info From Springfield"
ISLMA Leg Update 2014.pdf
W43: Emily Sergeant "Googlists: Researchers in the Digital Age"
W44: Terrance Newell "Using Digital Game-Based Workbooks to Integrate Simulated Problem-Solving Experiences into School Libraries" - PROGRAM CANCELLED
W45: Kathleen March "Truth is Stranger than Fiction K-12"
Truth is Stranger Than Fiction.pdf
W46 Tom Bober "Analyzing Primary Sources in Elementary Schools"
W47: Patti Fleser, Leanna Fifhause "21st Century Learning Spaces"
W48: Jeanne Brucher "Information Cycle Senior Seminars: How Databases Defeated Google"
ISLMA infocycle presentation.pptx
Infocycle Googe Site
W49: Anna Kim "Connecting through Tumblr"
W50: Jane Lenser "Poverty in Our Schools: A 'Make and Take' Presentation"
Poverty--ISLMA Conference 11.7.14.pptm
W51: Marc Garneau "Researching and Curating with iPads"
W52: Sarah Lorraine "Digital Book Talks" - PROGRAM CANCELLED
W53: Lisa Talbert "We Present...Samples SLO's"
We Present Sample SLOs.pptx
Reading Attitude Rubric.docx
Website Evaluation Rubric.docx
SLO High School Draft.docx
Il Admin Code Part 50.pdf
W54: Janet Anderson and Marsha Voigt "How a Cohort Can Change Everything" How we FINALLY Found the Secret to Getting Teachers to Work With Us!
How a Literacy Cohort changed Everything (2).pptx
W55: Julie Jurgens "Blood Pie & Dangerous Girls: Engineering Excellent Author Visits for Your School"
W56: Corrie Ball "Behind Scenes at Panthers on the News: Creating Student-Centered News Broadcasts"
Link to presentation website
W57: Jennifer Bromann-Bender "Booktalking Nonfiction"
W58: Angie Green "Essential Resources for Every Teacher-Librarian"
W59: Christy Semande "Worth the Work: the Genrefication of a HS Library"
Worth the Work.pdf
W60: Latrice Ferguson "The Stages of True Collaboration: Concrete Steps for Moving Towards True Collaboration"
Stages of True Collaboration.pptx
W61: Bonita Slovinski "Change Students Minds About Reading Through the Caudill Program"
Friday Awards Banquet Speakers
Gene Ambaum & Bill Barnes, The Unshelved Guys "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library"
Saturday Morning Session Workshops
W62: Shannon Miller "10 Digital Tools"
W63: Alison Personette "The Social Library"
We used a
Today's Meet room
to share ideas throughout the presentation. Feel free to add some of your own! (The room will remain open for one month from Saturday's session).
The Social Library Handout.docx
W64: Deidre Winterhalter "Monarch Madness!"
W65: Christine Pulgar "
Hosting an All School Read-A-Thon Fundraiser
Specialist Teacher Schedule.docx
W66: Jennifer Bromann-Bender "Writing Books for Children and Young Adults"
W67: Mary Jo Matousek "Hard CORE Organizers for the COMMON Educator"
W68: Laura Murray & Mike Lowery "Got Smart Cookies? Let Their Imaginations Loose with the Gingerbread Man"
ISLMA - Laura Murray - Websites, links, advice, and books for Young Writers and Illustrators.docx
ISLMA - Character, Idea, and Story Tips from Laura Murray.docx
ISLMA letting your smart cookies' imaginations loose (2).docx
ISLMA Young Writer Contests and Publishing.docx
W69: Hall of Ideas
W70: Erin Preder "Level Up in the Library"
W71: Bill Buczinsky "Reading and Writing with Great Poetic Voices"
W72: Gail Janz "Becoming a Key Player in Common Core/Read for Information/LBSS Grant Winners Panel Discussion"
W73: Matthew Stuczynski and Susan Peterson
W74: Toby Rajput "Embracing Shades of Gray- My Sibert Year"
W75: Shannon Miller "How to be a Connected School Leader"
W76: Leslie Hesterman "The Inquiry Process and Sparking Curiosity with Artifacts"
W77: Cynthia Garbutt "The Wonder of Bringing Literature and Digital Technology Together"
W78: Bromann and Authors "Getting Published"
W79: Georgeann Burch "A Course, An Endorsement, or a Degree: The GSLIS LEEP (Online Education) Program and You"
GSLIS Professional Development Courses.pptx
W80: Sia Paganis
"Building Community: Incorporating Social Emotional Learning in the Library"
Brian Pichman, Evolve Project "Designing Interactive Learning Spaces on Limited Budgets"
W82: John Schumacher "Xtreme Tactics from an Xtreme Librarian"
W83: Colleen Herman (with K. Hlousek and E. Currie)
"Layering Apps as We Layer on Common Core"
W84: Terri Grief "But I Hate to Read"
W85: Amy Atkinson "Stage Fright No More: Tips and Tricks for Engaging Read-A-Louds and Sensational Storytelling"
W86: Kristy Rieger "Google Sites for Librarians"
Saturday Author Awards Luncheon
Author Showcase PowerPoint
2014 Author Showcase.pptx
Saturday Afternoon Session Workshops
W87: Veronda Pitchford "eRead Illinois: Get the Scoop on Scoping and Much, Much More"
W88: Carrie Light "Behind the Scenes of the Bluestem List"
W89: Anita Beaman "Teaching Our Teachers: Librarians as Staff Developers" - PROGRAM CANCELLED
W90: Amy Bland, Jennette Gonzalez, Kat Femel, Christie Sylvester, & Lisa Dettling "Reading with the Abes" - 2015 ABE Booktalking Presentation,
Promoting the Abe Program in 10 Steps
W91: Ryan Lambert "Living on the Edge: Flipping Your Library to a Research Center"
W92: Alicia Wiechert and Corrie Ball "Transform Your Library Instruction with Apps"
Link to Powerpoint
W93: Anna Kim "Connecting Through Tumblr"
W94: John Schumacher "AASL's Best Websites and Apps for Teaching and Learning"
W95: Lauren Colleen "Community Engagement with Little Free Libraries"
W96: Gail Janz "Becoming a Key Player in Common Core/Read for Information/LBSS Grant Winners Panel Discussion"
W97: Dr. Diana Zaleski "Measuring Student Growth" - PROGRAM CANCELLED
W98: Sharon Peterson "QR Codes: Connecting Students to Digital Resources"
Saturday Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Shannon McClintock Miller, Van Meter School "Be the Change You Want to See"
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