Saturday Sessions, May 3, 2014

Saturday Sessions List
Saturday Session E 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Make it Work! Flipping Your Library (& your instruction) To Meet Learners Where They Are

Presented by Brenda Boyer, Librarian, Kutztown Area School District
Going BYOD, 1:1, or simply need to reach your students outside of the brick-and-mortar setting? It’s time to FLIP your library! Join the conversation as we discuss the growing necessity of the school library’s virtual presence, key considerations to make for flipping your library, tools and platforms for your flipped instruction, and, how flipping lends transparency to the role of librarians under Common Core.

E1 Handouts: "Make it Work!" Handout


Model Curriculum for PA School Library Programs, Phase 1

Presented by Allison Burrell, Librarian

E2 Handouts:


Teacher Effectiveness Overview

Presented by Nancy Latanision, Kutztown University; Jennifer Bates, Librarian, Central Columbia School District

E3 Handouts:


Escaping Flatland, is 3D Printing Ready for Libraries?

Douglas Uhlmann, Librarian, William Penn Charter School; Andrew Uhlmann, Engineering Student, University of Pittsburgh
Consumer-grade, 3D printing is the next emerging technology in schools. Though rapidly evolving, educators need to be aware of the current state of 3D printing to begin exploring applications in library maker-spacers and classrooms. The workshop offers two perspectives, one a personal, nuts and bolts narrative about building a printer from a kit, the second a look at current projects in schools and libraries with a broader look at costs and projects in multiple disciplines.

E4 Handouts:3D PSLA


"I had this dream to become a writer since I was….." Making Dreams Come Alive in Print and Supporting Domain 4 by Writing for Learning & Media

Presented by Sally Myers, Technology Coordinator, Penn Hills School District
Writing for a professional journal such as Learning & Media is valuable evidence for the school librarian to collect to include for Domain 4 and helps us model the common core standards for ELA-Literacy. Join in a "hands-on" write-a-thon to complete an article/commentary for our journal. No experience necessary. Enthusiasm is a must. Please bring your own device to write your article. See you there!

E5 Handouts:


Meet the Author

Presented by Eliot Schrefer, Author

E6 Handouts: