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Friday, September 21

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.

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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

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!

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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

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.

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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 →
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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.
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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

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!

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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

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.

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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!
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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

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)

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Julian Franklin

Author/Speaker, Julian Franklin

Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am 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.

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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

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.

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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 →
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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

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.

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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 →
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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

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.

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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

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.


Laura David

Southwest ISD
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Cynthia Molinar

Librarian, Southwest ISD

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

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.

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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

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.

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Desiree Benavides

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

Claudia Garcia

Harlandale ISD

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