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Friday, September 21
 

7:30am CDT

8:00am CDT

PopUP Design Studio
Bring your space or design challenges to the PopUP Design Studio! Designers and representatives from Texas Wilson and Steelcase will be on hand to discuss your ideas or any photos, drawings, or sketches you may have. Come and see sample furniture and equipment that may inspire even more ideas.

Don't have funding? No worries. These representatives are pleased to discuss your ideas and help you plan for when funding might be available in the future.





Friday September 21, 2018 8:00am - 2:00pm CDT
1st Floor area by Kinney Room

8:40am CDT

Welcome to the 25th Annual ESC-20 Library Resource Roundup / Jarrett Krosoczka
Jarrett was lucky enough to have several mentors guide him throughout his youth.  At the Roundup, Jarrett will share stories of caretakers, teachers, and other caring adults who gave him encouragement throughout his developing years. Even though the deck was stacked against him in his familial situation, he went on to become a successful author/illustrator. His dreams were made real thanks to the encouragement he was offered along his journey.


Presenters
avatar for Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett Krosoczka

Author and Illustrator
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and/or illustrator of over thirty books for young readers. He can be heard weekly on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live and his TED Talks have accumulated nearly two million views online. Learn more at StudioJJK.com or follow @StudioJJK... Read More →



Friday September 21, 2018 8:40am - 9:45am CDT
Bexar

9:45am CDT

10:00am CDT

One Book
Steps for creating a program where everyone (and I mean everyone) at your school reads the same book. A "how to guide" to get your school started with this fun and worthwhile community program.

Presenters
avatar for Cyndi Peterson

Cyndi Peterson

Library Media Specialist, Judson ISD
I started my library career as a halftime librarian at Madison High School in NEISD in 2007. I lost that job with the budget cuts in 2011 and the next year I was hired at Paschall Elementary in Judson ISD. My true love is elementary, but I would like to try middle school. I am a... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Uvalde

10:00am CDT

Rockin' the Science Lab with the "Singing Zoologist!"
Celebrate science with multimedia assemblies by Lucas Miller, the "singing zoologist!" Kids adore Lucas’ zany songs, videos, and stories; teachers love the sneaky way to slip in lessons on photosynthesis, ecosystems, life cycles and much, much more! In this fun-filled session, Lucas will share his many free, online resources and show you how to bring his dynamic programs to your school for pennies on the dollar!

Presenters
avatar for Lucas Miller

Lucas Miller

Director, Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist
I've been literally singing the praises of nature for over 25 years. Wanna hear a wetland rap? A Tejano tune about fire ants? How about a verse of the "Anaconda la Bamba?" Drop by my table and I promise to make you laugh! Or check me out on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/biorhyt... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Medina

10:00am CDT

The Texas Bluebonnet Award--Nuts and Bolts
The Texas Bluebonnet Award is now in its 49th year, and has become one of the most prominent children's choice book awards. By January 2018, 140,000 children in grades 3-6 had read five titles, and then voted for their favorite. This program will explain how the list is selected, how the resources are created, how your students can participate, how to find our information online, and how you can apply to be on the committee.

Presenters
avatar for Susi Grissom

Susi Grissom

Activities Chair, Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Committee, Texas Library Association
While serving as the librarian at Travis Vanguard and Academy (Dallas ISD) for 16 years, I was actively involved in the Dallas Association of School Librarians, the Texas Library Association, and the American Association of School Librarians. A career highlight was being a mentor... Read More →
avatar for Lori Laguna

Lori Laguna

Librarian, Harlandale ISD
I am in my 10th year as a school librarian, and serve on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Selection Committee for 2017-20.
avatar for Sharon Lawler

Sharon Lawler

Coordinator, Texas Bluebonnet Award, Texas Library Association
As a librarian, I was active in the Texas Library Association's Children's Round Table, and the Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA)Selection Committee. Both of these programs allowed me to pursue my love of books for children. Currently, I am serving as the Coordinator for the TBA.


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Oak

10:00am CDT

Quick & Powerful Video Projects
When students create videos that are shared with a global audience, they'll only settle for the best. This presentation introduces the audience to a variety of tools that students can use to create videos to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a wide array of topics. Attendees will learn about video formats and how each format can fit into their classrooms. A discussion of copyright, Creative Commons, and fair use is included in this workshop.

Presenters
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers



Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Maple/Mesquite

10:00am CDT

A Read Aloud Master Class and Workshop
Designed for librarians who read aloud to pre-K and elementary students, this session will be about honing oral interpretation and performance skills. Participants should bring books to read. All will read a bit and we will collectively critique each performance.

Presenters
avatar for Steven Vrooman

Steven Vrooman

Professor of Communication, Texas Lutheran University
I speak and consult on communication and pedagogy. So anything having to do with social media, public relations, conflict, public speaking or popular culture on the one hand and e-learning, high impact practices, gamification and flipped classrooms on the other, let's talk.


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Real

10:00am CDT

Maker Simple
Are you overwhelmed with all the high tech fast paced makerspace projects and don't even know where to start? We will go over basic low tech and low cost makerspace ideas for each month. We will discuss ways that we have reached out to specific departments and classrooms for curricular tie-ins. At the end of this session you will be prepared to ease into makerspace with at least one project a month for this school year.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Bartsch

Carrie Bartsch

Librarian, Hays CISD
Lead Secondary LibrarianLehman High School Librarian
avatar for Staci Perkins

Staci Perkins

Fine Arts Facilitator, Hays CISD
Teacher-Librarian with experience PreK-12 *Google Certified Trainer * Blogger on the fly. * Expert on most things Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and cupcake.
avatar for Amy Schutze

Amy Schutze

Hays CISD


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Pecan

10:00am CDT

So You think you know CTE? Think again!
Career and Technical Education (CTE) has undergone an amazing transformation in its over 100 year history. Explore these transformations with us as we follow this amazing curriculum structure to meet the needs of diverse learners, the workforce, a global economy and plans for the future. CTE teachers need library support, too!

Presenters
avatar for Ruthie Pe’Vey Kneupper

Ruthie Pe’Vey Kneupper

Educational Specialist, CTE, Education Service Center, Region 20
Career and Technical Educaiton Consultant at ESC-20 in San Antonio, Texas. 42 years experience in CTE, curriculum development, compliance, accountability, professional development, project design, and school administration


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
LaSalle

10:00am CDT

Student to Published Author in 2-3 Days!!!!
Don’t miss out on this fun and creative workshop! Get your expressive juices flowing in this hands-on writing workshop. We will take participants through how we work with students using their talents and skills to complete components of our Writing Workshop. Create a story outline, develop characters for your story with our unique guided practical process. Join us to learn more about our workshops helping students learn how to write, illustrate, and publish a book.

Presenters
avatar for Carmen Andersen

Carmen Andersen

CSB Innovations


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Zavala

10:00am CDT

Student-Centered Digital Learning
Join Erin Segreto MLS, Mackin Consultant, and explore the industry’s leading eResource management system, MackinVIA. Bring your own mobile device or laptop for a hands-on experience using eBooks, online databases, and audiobooks within MackinVIA. Are you a Google District or School? Learn how students can export notes from MackinVIA directly into Drive! Add your own content into MackinVIA such as online videos and websites. We will demonstrate how this robust system can be customized to meet your needs in the classroom and library, as well as assist administrators in purchasing and managing your school’s digital resources. Mackin’s mission for student centered digital learning aligns with the learner-centered nature of the Texas Standards and Guidelines for School Library Programs. MackinVIA promotes “collaborative instruction with teachers” through its group feature, provides a platform for the “carefully selected, and systematically organized collection of electronic resources,” and encourages learners to “read, write, view for understanding” through the tools of highlighting, note taking, and citation support.

Presenters
avatar for Erin Segreto / Mackin

Erin Segreto / Mackin

Education Sales Consultant, Mackin
I am the Mackin Education Sales Consultant for Central and South Texas, including San Antonio, Austin, and Corpus Christi. I spent ten years in education as a classroom teacher and school librarian. My passion is connecting educators with engaging resources that meet the exact needs... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Pine

10:00am CDT

Take Charge of the New ELAR TEKS
Examine the differences that will come with the new ELAR TEKS implementation in 2019. Take charge of the change!

Presenters
avatar for Shannon Abercrombie

Shannon Abercrombie

Consultant, ELAR, Education Service Center, Region 20
Region 20 ESC


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Wilson

10:00am CDT

Technology in the Library
Come and learn ways to incorporate TECH in your library programming, using flipped instruction, virtual tours, educational apps, Google apps, Nearpod, green screen, Flipgrid, and much more. There's something for everyone no matter the grade level.

Presenters
avatar for Chad Belford

Chad Belford

Instructional Technology Specialist, North East ISD
I'm an Instructional Technology Specialist for North East ISD (NEISD) in San Antonio, TX. I love to challenge and support teachers every day to infuse authentic technology into their classrooms.
avatar for Katina Wright

Katina Wright

Garner Middle School Librarian, North East ISD


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Maverick

10:00am CDT

Speed dating with books. . . blindly?
We all know that independent reading improves test scores, and how students are more likely to read when they select the text. We will demonstrate how to introduce new books to your students in a fast-paced, but fun way. By the end of it, students will be self-directed to books they will actually want to read! We will also share how some ELA teachers manage class time in the library and help students stay focused with book specific activities. Audience participation is helpful, as we will use your feedback to help you customize for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Beth Polk

Beth Polk

Librarian, Comal ISD- Canyon High School
This is my 6th year in the library after being a secondary social studies teacher for many years. I'm interested in programming and activities to collaborate with teachers as well as ideas to connect students with books that appeal to them.


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Redbud

10:00am CDT

The Power of Collaboration: Increase the Library's Exposure, Circulation, and Student Success
In this session, attendees will hear about  ways collaborating with classroom teachers has impacted the library program and student success at the schools where I’ve worked. I will discuss the benefits I have seen from working with teachers beyond doing research presentations and providing resources--true collaboration in lesson planning and teaching with the same goal in mind: genuine student success.
Attendees will go away with ideas for collaboration projects with classroom teachers to get them started.

Presenters
avatar for Elsa Trevino-Dominguez

Elsa Trevino-Dominguez

Librarian, Northside ISD
Elsa has been in education for 14 years, nine of those years as a librarian (5 years at the middle school level and 4 years at the high school level). She has a Master's degree in Teaching English and in Library Science. She enjoys working with students and educators equally. Elsa... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Kinney

10:45am CDT

11:00am CDT

Breathing Life Into Literature
Learn great ideas for incorporating visual aids such as props, costumes, and voices into your story time sessions. Discover fun ways to "call your students to a story" and leave them with tangible "souvenirs," all while increasing their comprehension and love of reading!

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Bitzkie

Jennifer Bitzkie

Librarian (K-5), Boerne ISD
Hey Y'all! I'm excited to share my love of READING OUT LOUD with kids, young and old alike! I've been an educator for 23 years, 17 of those years as an elementary librarian. Prior to that I taught 1st, 3rd & 9th-12th English & Reading. I absolutely love showing kids how to "see... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
LaSalle

11:00am CDT

Building Confidence and Fluency with Readers Theater
Discover Readers Theatre, a holistic and exciting teaching tool that delivers culturally diverse literature, increased reading comprehension and confidence, vocabulary expansion, vocal expression and oral presentation competency, team building, and so much more. In this interactive workshop, explore a variety of scripts, practice your own mini-performance, and learn how to create and execute your own Readers Theater through resources for scripting, staging, rehearsing, and performing.

Presenters
avatar for Karol Antrim

Karol Antrim

Librarian, The Montessori School of San Antonio
I love my job! It's my sixteenth year in the MSSA library and every day is a new adventure working with 3-14 year olds. I look forward to sharing with you one of my favorite community activities -- readers' theatre!
avatar for Maria Flores

Maria Flores

Lower Elementary Teacher, The Montessori School of San Antonio
Maria Flores is a Lower Elementary teacher at the Montessori School of San Antonio, TX. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I).


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Pine

11:00am CDT

Reading Rocks (with Socks and Fox) Dr. Seuss Tribute
The overwhelming popularity of the tribute show I created to celebrate American author Chris Van Allsburg inspired me to write “Reading Rocks!,” a tribute to American author and illustrator, Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. (Author Style & Craft, Poetry, Allegory, using LMC resources to inspire student writing)

Presenters
avatar for Julian Franklin

Julian Franklin

Author/Speaker, Julian Franklin
Author/Speaker


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Wilson

11:00am CDT

Writing With Pictures: The Graphic Novel
Creating comics is a serious business - and it's not as easy as you might think. Writing a graphic novel is not unlike writing any other book - plot, pacing, and character development all need to be considered. Sketches, notes, manuscripts, editorial letters, and artwork will illustrate how Jarrett Krosocza creates a graphic novel. Writing a graphic novel takes patience, hard work, determination, and many, many revisions. Jarrett will also discuss writing the Jedi Academy series and what it's like to work in that galaxy far, far away...

Presenters
avatar for Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett Krosoczka

Author and Illustrator
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and/or illustrator of over thirty books for young readers. He can be heard weekly on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live and his TED Talks have accumulated nearly two million views online. Learn more at StudioJJK.com or follow @StudioJJK... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Zavala

11:00am CDT

Technology to Take You And Your Students Beyond the Library Walls
Phones, tablets, and laptops are made to be portable, but do we dare allow our students to take them away from the confines of our class, library, or building? In this presentation, you'll discover how you can use technology in lessons that extend beyond the walls of the library. You'll learn how you can create your own augmented reality games, take your kids on geocaching adventures, use technology to collect scientific data, track activity, and plan for safe possibly outdoor (!) activities. The tools and strategies in this presentation can be used in elementary school, middle school, and high school settings and present excellent opportunities for teacher and librarian collaboration.

Presenters
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers



Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Maple/Mesquite

11:00am CDT

Digital Learning Connections
Learn how to connect your TexQuest databases with Follett Destiny One Search to give your teachers and students the tools they need with a single login. Support your Future Ready initiatives and the new digital learning strand of the School Library Programs Standards and Guidelines for Texas.

Presenters
avatar for Sheila Carr / Education Service Center, Region 11

Sheila Carr / Education Service Center, Region 11

Library Services Consultant, Education Service Center, Region 11
Shelia Carr


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Kinney

11:00am CDT

Fill Your Cup! - Mindfulness Practice for Educators
Do you feel stressed? Do you feel you have little to no time? Do you wish to have more meaningful relationships and healthy interactions on a consistent basis? Mindfulness practice can help you transform your life in these areas, as well as others such as increased awareness, increased memory, clearer thinking, feeling at ease and calm, regulating your emotions, and increased empathy and compassion for others and yourself. In this workshop you will learn about the neuroscience that supports this secular practice. We will discuss how neuroscience and various practices can help us to help ourselves and each other with stress, as well as our desire for lasting durable happiness. We will practice mindful breathing and mindful eating, as we share various resources that can help support your practice of mindfulness when at work, home, and everywhere.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Tedesco

Joe Tedesco

Library Technology Support Specialist, Northside ISD Library Services
I am a Certified Mindfulness Educator with Mindful Schools. I have been practicing and studying mindfulness and other ethical practices for many years.


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Maverick

11:00am CDT

Lights, Camera, Action! Using Media Platforms to Enhance Student Learning
Join us as we discuss different contests that encourage students to work independently, or collaboratively, to create and express their thoughts through a variety of mediums. Our main focus will be on the Texas Youth Creators Awards, which “promote excellence in amateur media production and its importance in life-long learning.” Since 1988, TLA has sponsored the TYCA and encouraged students to express themselves through several different categories. The TYCA highlights the ever changing role of librarians in technology integration and instruction. We will also talk about the 90 Second Newbery Contest. This contest encourages students to tell the story of a Newbery Award winning book in just 90 seconds!

Presenters
avatar for Kimberly Roy

Kimberly Roy

Librarian, Northside ISD
MT

Maureen Tomasino

Northside ISD


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Pecan

11:00am CDT

Reach Out & Rise Up - Promoting Library Services to Students, Teachers & Parents
Reach out in your district or school with your library’s digital resources! Texas libraries have the insights, programming, and collections needed to expand their role with the audiences they serve. By impacting education at every stage in learning, together we can empower change. Join us and discover easy, low and no cost strategies for promoting resources, forging partnerships and increasing awareness about your library.

Presenters
avatar for Gale/Cengage

Gale/Cengage

Executive Educational Sales Consultant, Tammy McGee
You work tirelessly to keep your students on track. Gale provides essential, curriculum-aligned digital content that empowers educators to solve curriculum challenges and meet students where they are. Together, we can foster an environment where all learners thrive.  For schools... Read More →
avatar for Gale Cengage Learning

Gale Cengage Learning

Director, Consortia West, Gale Cengage Learning


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Uvalde

11:00am CDT

Tell Your Library Story
Help your stakeholders recognize the value of your library's contribution to student learning by telling your library's story using G-Suite tools. #AnnualReport #NewGoogleSitesIsAwesome #TimesavingTips #FutureReadyLibrarians

Presenters
avatar for Suzy Groff

Suzy Groff

Librarian, Bandera ISD,Bandera ISD Central Office
My three loves: connecting middle school students with awesome reads, helping teachers and students harness the power of digital learning, and spending time with my growing family!


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Real

11:00am CDT

TexQuest Tune Up
Are you ready to take the new TexQuest resources for a ride at your campus? Chilton Automotive Library, EBSCO's college, career, and military prep resources in Learning Express, and new eBook collections from Britannica were just added. Join us for an exploration of ways to share TexQuest 2018/19 with your campus/district community. Rev up your engines and help teachers integrate new materials into their curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Ann Vyoral

Ann Vyoral

Consultant, Digital Resources & Library Services, Education Service Center, Region 20
After almost 30 years in the ELA classroom and library, I began working for ESC-20. As the state library's education partner for TexQuest, I enjoy sharing digital resources with librarians and educators all over the state, but I still proudly carry a card that certifies me as a life-time... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Redbud

11:00am CDT

Collaborating with Teachers though 3D Printing
3D printing isn't a novelty! Are you new to 3D printing or stuck in a rut and feel like 3D printing is only being used for fun? Come and learn how 3D printing can be used in the library as an instructional tool. This professional development session will show participants how the Brennan librarian and a social studies teacher collaborated to use 3D printing in lessons. When 3D printing is combined with augmented reality apps like HP Reveal, students are engaged in innovative lessons that challenge their critical thinking. Bring your library into the future and become a hub of active learning where librarians can create 3D projects that use technology to enhance teacher’s lesson plans.

Presenters
avatar for Harry Ostlund

Harry Ostlund

Librarian, Northside ISD
Shirley Igo Award Winner 2019 3X Presenter at Region 20 Library Resource Roundup1X Presenter American Association of School Libraries Webinar


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Oak

11:00am CDT

Teen Bookfest by the Bay: A Preview
Teen Bookfest by the Bay is a book festival like no other! At our Bookfest, teens have opportunities to interact with authors that are not available anywhere else. Past authors include Julie Murphy, Jeff Zentner, and Jonathan Maberry, among many others. Join our session to see which exciting authors will be attending our February 2019 free event just a short drive away in Corpus Christi.

Presenters
avatar for Sylvia Gonzalez

Sylvia Gonzalez

Librarian, Martin Middle School, Corpus Christi ISD
I have been a middle school librarian for 19 years. Reading, libraries and bookstores became a passion for me in junior high school. I am so excited about Teen Bookfest by the Bay and hope that you can come and join us.
avatar for Jean Meadors

Jean Meadors

Owen Hopkins Branch Library, Corpus Christi Public Libraries
avatar for Debbie VanZandt

Debbie VanZandt

Librarian, Tuloso Midway High School
I am a happily married mother of two grown daughters (a hairstylist and a choir teacher), 3 dogs and 3 cats. By day, I am the librarian at Tuloso-Midway High School. By night and weekends, I am a volunteer extraordinaire. I am a Sunday School teacher and choir member at my church... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Medina

11:45am CDT

Join Us for Lunch!
Friday September 21, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm CDT
1st Floor

12:00pm CDT

Welcome a New Middle Grade Author!
New Yorker cartoonist Paul Noth introduces us to the world of How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens, the first novel in his new middle grade series from Bloomsbury.  He uses art and humor to help kids create their own New Yorker cartoons, design alien beings never before seen on planet earth, and find other fun ways to tap into their natural creativity.

Presenters
avatar for Paul Noth

Paul Noth

Author and Cartoonist
Paul Noth is a writer and artist whose cartoons appear regularly in the New Yorker and occasionally in other publications, including the Wall Street Journal. He was a regular guest writer for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," for which he created the cartoon "Pale Force." He has also... Read More →



Friday September 21, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Bexar

12:45pm CDT

1:15pm CDT

Hands-on Approaches to Teaching Computational Thinking
Use computational thinking to build competency-based practices across science, social studies, inquiry, and technology. Learn how to integrate computational thinking across the curriculum by identifying how the AASL, ISTE, and TEKS relate to each other. Participants will receive and practice hands-on, analog activities appropriate for elementary school students to explore the integration of computational thinking in their library programs.

Presenters
avatar for Richard Hasenyager

Richard Hasenyager

Associate Director of Curriculum Solutions, Rosen Publishing
Rosen Publsihing and its publishing partners offer award-winning K-12 print books, ebooks, Interactive ebooks, apps, games, and online databases. iPad and smartphone compatible resources support the TEKS as well as 1:1 laptop learning, digital citizenship, financial literacy, STEM... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
LaSalle

1:15pm CDT

Librarian + Tech Specialist = Collaboration Sensation
Thinking outside of the box and trying new things doesn't have to be scary when you plan and collaborate with district support staff. This session will showcase the collaboration between a campus librarian and a technology specialist. We will highlight lessons, along with tips and tricks to help you integrate technology that support student learning and engagement. Highlighted technology will include Dash robots, G Suite, iPad apps, web based tools, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Moore

Laura Moore

Instructional Technology Specialist, North East ISD
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist for North East Independent School District in San Antonio, TX. Prior to being a specialist, I was an elementary classroom teacher for 15 years. I am a Thinglink Certified Educator, Book Creator Ambassador, and Hyperdocaholic. My... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Oldham

Jennifer Oldham

Librarian, North East ISD
I've been hanging out with elementary students for 27 years. Sixteen of those year have been in the coolest classroom on campus: the library! I love that my job allows me to teach and collaborate with everyone in our building. It brightens my day to to help a student find THE book... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Kinney

1:15pm CDT

The Storytellers are Coming -- To Excite, To Teach, and Maybe Even Inspire!
Storytellers do more than entertain, although we hope they do that too. They can complement curriculum and TEKS objectives, reinforce core values, and stimulate creativity. Sit in on a storytelling showcase with Decee Cornish and Donna Ingham, who will illustrate how well-chosen and artfully-presented stories can contribute to successful outcomes in libraries and classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Donna Ingham, Tale Teller & Author

Donna Ingham, Tale Teller & Author

Donna Ingham, Tale Teller & Author
Touring Artist with the Texas Commission on the Arts. Mostly retired college English professor turned tale teller and author with a repertoire of stories for all ages and stages in classrooms/libraries, workshops, in-service training and more. Recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award... Read More →
avatar for Storyteller Decee Cornish

Storyteller Decee Cornish

CEO, Writer, Program Provider, Storyteller Decee Cornish
Decee Cornish who is known as the Urban Griot is a multicultural storyteller, oral historian, and educator. With programs as "Gator Bill" and the award winning one man play, "To Love the Earth George Washington Carver". Over 18 years telling stories and traveling nationally. For my... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Medina

1:15pm CDT

Worlds Are Colliding! AR, VR, and Mixed Reality in Education
This research-based presentation offers an overview of what augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are, how they have been used in education for the last two decades, and how you can use them today. Through live demonstrations and hands-on trials, attendees will come away with a working understanding of practical uses of these immersive technologies in their schools. Highlights of this session include making your own VR and AR experiences based on favorite fiction and nonfiction books.

Presenters
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers



Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Maple/Mesquite

1:15pm CDT

Become a Virtual Tour Guide
Travel with your students to locations all over the world without ever leaving the library. This session will explore free tools from Google that empower you and your students to visit landmarks, museums, and the settings of your favorite stories.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Shafer

Jennifer Shafer

District Coordinator of Digital Learning, FSHISD


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Uvalde

1:15pm CDT

Coding Playground: Little Bot, Big Tech…Ozobot!
Meet Ozobot, your favorite STEM tool packed in a cubic inch. Creativity, exploration, and play are all that’s required with Ozobot as you teach coding, math, and science in your classroom or after school club. Model phases of the moon, explore force & motion, and more! A lively hands-on workshop with a robot that fits in your hand! No assembly required. Bring your own device.

Exhibitors
avatar for Jill Lewis

Jill Lewis

Texas Account Manager, Ward's
Jill is our Account Manager for Sargent-Welch and Ward’s Science. Located in San Antonio, Jill’s primaryfocus is to coach, consult, and give teachers new and innovative ideas to bring back to the classroom.


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Zavala

1:15pm CDT

Enchanted Book Fair- Scholastic Bookfairs Takes You on a Magical Ride Through the Enchanted Forest
Let your imagination run through our Enchanted Forest with tips and "once upon a time" experiences for your students at the book fair workshops.

Presenters
avatar for Roscoe Compton - Kelly

Roscoe Compton - Kelly

Regional Field Supervisor, Scholastic Book Fairs
Around the country and world, Scholastic's literacy events generate excitement for reading and revenues for schools. One of Scholasticʼs best-known and best-loved businesses is Book Fairs, in-school events that bring the joy and excitement of reading right to students. With the look... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Joe Shaw

Joe Shaw

Field Sales Manager, Joe Shaw


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Bexar

1:15pm CDT

Facebook for Newbies
This session will cover 7 helpful tips for Facebook Newbies. All attendees should already have a personal Facebook account set up. Learn things like: 1) how to prioritize whose posts you see first, 2) how to stop videos from playing when you scroll by, and 3) how to turn on/off those annoying notifications.

Presenters
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Fabi Fuentes

Program Assistant, Region One Education Service Center
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Laura Sheneman

Education Service Center 1
Dr. Laura Sheneman is the Coordinator of Library Services and Information Resources for Region One Education Service Center. She has delivered thousands of hours of continuing education opportunities and is passionate about teaching school librarians and others how to build their... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Pecan

1:15pm CDT

Got Ed Resources Co-op or DKC? Easily Search and Find with Explora
Join us for an informative session on new resources now part of the ESC-20 Educational Resources Co-op, including Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Applied Science & Technology Source, Advanced Placement Source, and Education Research Complete. Come see the EBSCO options available through Digital Knowledge Central (DKC). Help students and teachers get the information they need by finding out how multiple resources can be searched at once with Explora. Learn with us during a fun and informative session with your EBSCO team.

Presenters
avatar for Jorge Garza

Jorge Garza

Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO
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Andria Haley

Regional Manager, EBSCO
Andria helps Public Libraries, K12 and Higher Education institutions navigate their digital transformation while empowering students through technology.
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EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Real

1:15pm CDT

Keeping up with Google Keep
Google Keep is a handy note taking tool that students and teachers will love. From quick notes on the go to helping students take research notes in the library, Keep syncs across devices and is a colorful addition to your digital tools for teachers and students. We will explore the ways that Keep is a helpful part of G Suite that you can use daily.

Presenters
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Staci Perkins

Fine Arts Facilitator, Hays CISD
Teacher-Librarian with experience PreK-12 *Google Certified Trainer * Blogger on the fly. * Expert on most things Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and cupcake.


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Maverick

1:15pm CDT

Texas Center for the Book: The Library of Congress in Your Community
The Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites you to join in its mission of working with organizations and individuals across the state to develop and increase public appreciation of, and support for books, reading, and libraries. Learn more about the Center's resources for Texas and the new guidelines for the Letters About Literature Competition (LAL), a reading/writing contest for students under the direction of the Library of Congress. Hear about the guideline changes to this important reflective writing competition, with a grand prize that's now $2,000!

Presenters
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Rebekah Manley

Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
After Rebekah studied Public Relations at Grand Canyon University, she worked for Carnival Cruise lines as a Social Hostess and an Assistant Cruise Director. She couldn’t shake the dream of writing to inspire and delight children and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Children’s... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Wilson

1:15pm CDT

The Winds of Change are Blowing Through Texas Schools and Libraries!
The new Texas School Library Program Standards are ready to be unpacked and taken for a “ride”! Why new standards? What do I do with them? Does is really matter to me? All these questions and more will be answered as we take the new standards for a drive through how they will impact all Texas school libraries; big, small, rural, city, or suburbs. Jump on board as we look at how to use these new standards to our best advantage.

Presenters
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Liz Philippi

State School Library Program Standards, TexQuest, Texas State Library
Liz Philippi has worked as a School librarian for 30+ years, she has worked at elementary and secondary campuses. Most recently she worked as the library systems administrator in Spring Branch ISD, and as the Manager of Library Services in Houston ISD. She has also worked in various... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Oak

1:15pm CDT

There's a Badge for That! Supporting T-TESS Goals With a Campus Digital Badging System
The implementation of the T-TESS appraisal system has led to a greater emphasis on professional growth; however, the process can be daunting for teachers and administrators who already have a full plate of responsibilities. To help teachers progress in their goals and help administrators streamline the constant flow of evidence and documentation, MacArthur High School developed a T-TESS digital badging system. In this session, MacArthur H.S. librarian Janelle Schnacker and campus instructional technology specialist Chad Belford will show you how to use simple tools like Canva and Google Forms to develop your own digital badging system focused on each dimension of T-TESS. Build staff morale and motivation for your school community. Badge up and be the library leader your campus needs!

Presenters
avatar for Chad Belford

Chad Belford

Instructional Technology Specialist, North East ISD
I'm an Instructional Technology Specialist for North East ISD (NEISD) in San Antonio, TX. I love to challenge and support teachers every day to infuse authentic technology into their classrooms.
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Janelle Schnacker

High School Librarian, North East ISD
When you say library, I hear opportunity! I'm a high school librarian that strives to run a library with the users' needs as priority. I've worked in secondary education for 13 years, with 7 of them being in the library. I've truly enjoyed my time working in the largest classroom... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Redbud

1:15pm CDT

Supporting the Curriculum with Primary Sources
This session will demonstrate how the NewsBank’s resources support the research needs of librarians, teachers, and students with unique primary sources that align with the curriculum. The session will illustrate how the resources align and support the US and state history curriculum, as well as science, English, and other subject areas taught at all grade levels. You will leave this session with a complete understanding of how the New User Interface engages students visually and intellectually to meet their research needs with processes and technology they are familiar with.

Presenters
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Newsbank

Sales Director - K12 Schools, NewsBank
NewsBank, inc. has been a premier information provider for more than 45 years. Our comprehensive resources meet the diverse research needs of public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, military and government libraries, and professionals around the world.NewsBank consolidates... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Pine

2:00pm CDT

2:15pm CDT

Genius Hour in the Library-Oh What a Ride!
Thinking of implementing Genius Hour in the library? Come hear the story of how it was implemented at Cody ES last year, all the lessons learned, and plans for the second year. We will include a number of resources, suggested readings, and more.

Presenters
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Lisa Hettler

Librarian, Northside ISD
I love books, technology and lifelong learning


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Real

2:15pm CDT

Google Classroom in the Library
Google Classroom is not just for classrooms. You can use it in the library, too! Promote literature and teach technology skills together. Google Classroom is a platform that can be used to integrate Google Apps for Education and other technology apps and tools, promote literature, and provide a  place for students to work collaboratively and submit their work. We will share ideas on how you can utilize Google Classroom in your library with students and teachers.

Presenters
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Laura David

Southwest ISD
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Cynthia Molinar

Librarian, Southwest ISD


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Zavala

2:15pm CDT

Miss Anastasia's Wild and Wacky Story Time
Passion about the importance of reading aloud to children and being an engaging reader is what makes Anastasia McKenna, the popular story-time entertainer that she is in the schools of San Antonio. See her demonstration with a scintillating explanation of her methods.

Presenters
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Miss Anastasia

Children's StoryTeller and Events, The Twig Book Shop
Miss Anastasia, The Twig Book Shop's resident & traveling storyteller, shares her love of wild and wacky storytime, books, & children. 2020 will be her 20th year storytelling here in San Antonio!


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Maverick

2:15pm CDT

Using Follett Destiny to Support the Elementary TEKS
Explore some key features in Destiny to support the Elementary TEKS! You will learn how to navigate Destiny (to include: Destiny Discover and Destiny Classic), eBooks, and digital resources through Destiny One Search.

Presenters
avatar for Desiree Benavides

Desiree Benavides

Librarian, Harlandale ISD
I enjoy collaborating with classroom teachers on engaging lessons and offering exciting library programming for our students.
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Claudia Garcia

Harlandale ISD


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Pecan

2:15pm CDT

Best of the Web 2018
Every year I review more than 1,000 educational sites and apps to find the best to share with teachers. The best of those apps and sites make it into this presentation. This fast-paced presentation has something for everyone. Come early and get a good seat to see the best educational apps and sites of 2018!

Presenters
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers



Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Maple/Mesquite

2:15pm CDT

Bexar BiblioTech: A New Wave of Libraries
Join us to discuss the concept of an all-digital public library and the importance of literacy and technology education. We will explain Bexar Bibliotech’s online and branch resources within the context of the current digital divide within Bexar County.

Presenters
avatar for Carlos Sauceda

Carlos Sauceda

Community Relations Coordinator, Bexar County BiblioTech Digital Library
Bexar County's BiblioTech is the first all-digital public library in the United States. BiblioTech is located in Bexar County, Texas. Since the doors of the first branch opened on September 14th, 2013, BiblioTech has actively worked to bridge literacy and technology gaps in San Antonio... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Uvalde

2:15pm CDT

Educational Resources Co-op; Make the Most of Your Participation
What do snakes, vans, and digital resources have in common? They're all part of ESC-20's Educational Resources Co-op. Biography Reference Center, Points of View Reference Center, Novelist and Read It! are all back. Your ELAR, CTE, and AP teachers are going to want to know about the new resources added this year: Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Applied Science & Technology Source, Advanced Placement Source, and Educator Reference Complete. Living Science materials and van delivery are part of your participation too. Join us to find out how to make the most of your district or school's access to this great combination of resources.

Presenters
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martha Rossi

Project Manager, Digital Resources & Library Services, Education Service Center Region 20
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Living Science

Education Service Center, Region 20
Welcome to ESC-20 Living Science! …And to SCIENCE ALIVE! Video Sessions.We have begun videotaping 15-minute lessons highlighting different products and uses.These can be ordered and viewed in real time, or they may be viewed on demand fromour video library.Our Frog and Butterfly... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Soll

Lisa Soll

Consultant, ESC-20
With over 30 years of experience in education, I enjoy working with teachers in designing lessons that integrate all the components of Science literacy – reading, writing, talking, speaking, and investigating.


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
LaSalle

2:15pm CDT

I Found it on Google, So I Can Use it – Right?!? Creative Commons for K-12
Students in our libraries often need to find free, copyrighted images and other online content to use in their work, school assignments, and other personal endeavors. At the same time, many may be interested in creating content on their own that they would like to share with the world but are not sure how to go about creating licenses. Creative Commons allows content creators to create licenses to share their creations with the world while holding on to their copyright. They also provide searching tools for students, teachers, and the public to find content to use for free.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Philippi

Liz Philippi

State School Library Program Standards, TexQuest, Texas State Library
Liz Philippi has worked as a School librarian for 30+ years, she has worked at elementary and secondary campuses. Most recently she worked as the library systems administrator in Spring Branch ISD, and as the Manager of Library Services in Houston ISD. She has also worked in various... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Oak

2:15pm CDT

Librarians and Techs Talk TexQuest
When instructional technology specialists (ITS) and librarians collaborate, the power of digital resources increases exponentially. Join us in a discussion with these teams as we explode some myths about technology integration, as well as explore the part resources like TexQuest play in inquiry and research. When ITS's and librarians team up to work with classroom teachers, they expand students' understanding and use of vetted, authentic resources, while reinforcing responsible and ethical use of information. Learn about these powerful partnerships that extend the reach of the library program.

Presenters
avatar for Dawn Fontana

Dawn Fontana

School Librarian, North East ISD
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Charlotte Gustafson

Librarian, North East ISD
After beginning my career in the elementary classroom and working as a consultant in textbook publishing, I have found my calling as a teacher in the library. Having the opportunity to collaborate with teachers, students, and parents as a high school librarian is truly a dream jo... Read More →
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Michelle Haider

North East ISD
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Wendy Howk

Library Instruction Coordinator, North East ISD
I have 20 years of teaching experience in general and special education, plus 5 additional years teaching in an elementary library.
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Roxanne Jenke

North East ISD
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Wes Ryan

Instructional Technology Specialist, North East ISD
I am currently serving both a high school and middle school campus in North East ISD. This is my 6th year in this role. I have served 17 years in North East as a Classroom Teacher, Facilitator and Instructional Coach.
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Sarah Sepulveda

North East ISD


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Bexar

2:15pm CDT

Library Bling on a Shoestring
Find out how to Skype with authors, experts, and museums all around the world for free. Establish clubs and make your library the hub of the school on a shoestring budget. Get books and other items donated through DonorsChoose.org. Stretch your dollars on finger flashlights and popcorn to promote a reading culture with reading campouts. Tweet yourself to your own PLN, advocate for your library, and stay connected!

Presenters
avatar for Laura Zarsky

Laura Zarsky

Librarian, Southside ISD
I've been a librarian for 12 going on 13 years and an educator / teacher for 14 previous years. I love technology, skyping around the globe, planning Maker Spaces, and Library Lounge days for students. THE LIBRARY IS FOR EVERYONE!  However, this year the Library is about reaching... Read More →
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Paul Zarsky

Southside ISD


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Wilson

2:15pm CDT

Tejas Star Reading List
The Tejas Star Reading List provides a recommended reading list developed by librarians within the Texas Library Association. The Tejas Star committee annually selects a recommended reading list of bilingual English/Spanish books or books written in Spanish. The purpose of the list is to encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. During this session, attendees will learn the history of the program, become familiar with some of the reading list titles, and  leave with activities to incorporate into lessons and story times.

Presenters
avatar for Priscilla Delgado

Priscilla Delgado

Doctoral Candidate, St. John's University
Hi! My name is Priscilla Delgado and I'm currently a PhD in Literacy candidate at St. John's University. I served as a school librarian for 7 years, and worked as a bilingual teacher for 3 years before that. I am employed with TeachingBooks.net as a Resource Classification Specialist... Read More →
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Ana Menchaca

Librarian II, Children's Librarian, San Antonio Public Library
I am the Children's Librarian at the Forest Hills Branch of the City of San Antonio Public Library System. I like to discuss diversity in children's literature and I especially enjoy reading children's books in Spanish.


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Kinney

2:15pm CDT

What is Lesson Study? Why do Librarians Need to Know About It?
Texas Lesson Study is one of our Education Commissioner's strategic priorities. Part of its design places the teacher as researcher of best practices in their field to discover how to best apply this knowledge in the delivery of their instruction. Join us in this session to explore how librarians can support teachers in this initiative as researcher, synthesizer, and practitioner in the reflective process.

Presenters
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Jessica Acosta

Education Service Center, Region 20
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Christina Moreno

Literacy Consultant, Education Service Center, Region 20
Literacy ConsultantEducation Service Center, Region 20
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Ariscela Ossorio

Consultant, ESC-20
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Cyndi Piña

ELAR Educational Specialist, Education Service Center, Region 20


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Pine

2:15pm CDT

Create Magic in Your Library with a Harry Potter Club
Are you a Potterhead? Do you want to spread the love of all things Harry Potter to the students in your school? Start a Harry Potter themed club in your library! From sorting students to activities like wand-making, this workshop will help you start the coolest club in your school.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer DeWaelsche

Jennifer DeWaelsche

Librarian, San Antonio ISD
Graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1995 with a BS in Speech Education, Master's degree in Library Science from UNT - 2011. Former speech, debate, Yearbook, and English teacher. Have been a librarian since 2011. Currently the librarian at Burbank High School. I'm a competitive... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Medina

2:15pm CDT

Fake News: Don't Be Fooled Ever Again!
Learn about resources you can use with your students and teachers to critically analyze news and information from social media, TV, and other outlets in a fun, interactive way. Explore common fallacies and ways to help students develop critical thinking and reasoning skills. You will leave with a curated list of incredible resources such as lessons, quizzes, games, and more! Lively discussion guaranteed!

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Eckert

Jennifer Eckert

Library Support Specialist, Northside ISD
I've been in education for 20 years, the last 14 of which as a librarian and library specialist. I live in San Antonio with my husband and one fuzzy cat. I love books, cooking, and running when the weather's nice.
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Joe Tedesco

Library Technology Support Specialist, Northside ISD Library Services
I am a Certified Mindfulness Educator with Mindful Schools. I have been practicing and studying mindfulness and other ethical practices for many years.


Friday September 21, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Redbud