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Tuesday, July 19
 

7:45am

Registration/Breakfast
Tuesday July 19, 2016 7:45am - 8:30am
Cafeteria

8:30am

Welcome & Announcements
Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:30am - 8:45am
Auditorium

8:45am

Keynote - Kentucky Commissioner of Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Pruitt

Stephen Pruitt

Commissioner of Education, Kentucky Department of Education


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:45am - 9:20am
Auditorium

9:30am

Middle Media Mania: A Year in the Life of a Rockstar Middle School Librarian.
Are you a middle school librarian and struggling to get your students in the library? Much less engage them? Come and learn from one of the best school librarians Georgia has to offer. Take a virtual walk with us as we give you ideas, templates, and plenty of resources to immediately take back to your middle school library. Join us as we show you how to transform your middle school media center. with ideas from the most innovative Georgia Peach you'll ever meet! 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Morin

Heather Morin

Library Media Specialist, Pine Grove Middle School
School Librarian, Pine Grove Middle School, Lowndes County School District, Valdosta, GA, Georgia Library Media Association South Central District Chair
avatar for Brooke Whitlow

Brooke Whitlow

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hardin County Schools
Google for Education Certified Trainer



Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
200

9:30am

Student Workers Work For You
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you interested in implementing student workers in your library? I will share my tips and tricks for recruiting student helpers. I will share my "to do" list and my "occasional projects" list.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Hale

Renee Hale

Library Media Specialist, Drakes Creek Middle School
Hello! My name is Renee Hale, and I am the School Media Librarian at Drakes Creek Middle School! This will be my 12th year in Warren County Schools and I'm beginning my 16th year of being a librarian! | I was born and raised in Bowling Green, KY, I graduated from Warren Central High School, and attended Western Kentucky University for my Bachelors and Masters degrees. | My family enjoys hiking, reading, going to the movies (especially the... Read More →



Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
206

9:30am

How a Non-creative LMS Makes Her LMC Look Good
Limited Capacity full

I LOVE to decorate my library. Each and every month I put up at least two new displays and two new bulletin boards. Some months I have themed events and activities going in the library as well. Almost all of my ideas have come from fellow librarians and/or Pinterest. I want to share what I do with other librarians who maybe don't feel like they are very creative when it comes to decorations, bulletin boards, displays, and events.

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda  Bell

Rhonda Bell

Library Media Specialist, Franklin County Public Schools



Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
204
  • Intended Audience High

9:30am

KyGoPlayGround
Visit this room to explore and PLAY with some maker space tools, toys, and projects! (Make a button too!!!)

Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
158

9:30am

Un-conference
Meet up and create your own session on a topic that interests you!

Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
210

9:30am

'Genrefying' from start to finish -- how to change your layout and increase your circulation
Limited Capacity full

Do you want to increase your circulation? How about making your library easier for browsers? Maybe you should consider "genrefying" your collection. In this session, you will hear about our genrefying story from start to finish -- from cataloging and labeling to moving the books and promoting. It is not as hard as you think!

Speakers
avatar for Noel Gnadinger

Noel Gnadinger

Teacher Librarian, South Oldham High School
I am always looking for new ways to stay engaged professionally and to promote all forms of literacy in my school. After 15 years in education, I know I found the right vocation! Edtech and young adult books are my passion -- and I love seeing kids get excited about reading as well as digital creations.
avatar for Karen Letendre

Karen Letendre

Library Media Specialist, South Oldham High School



Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
203

9:30am

Advocacy U
Limited Capacity filling up

Information to facilitate the school librarian's role as advocate for their program - advocacy, public relations, and marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Grief

Terri Grief

Librarian, McCracken County High School
Books, technology, AASL, leadership
avatar for Tara Griffith

Tara Griffith

Curriculum Resource Teacher / Librarian, Barren County Schools
Over the last 11 years, I have served as a Middle School Librarian, Elementary Librarian, District Instructional Leader, and now serve as a Secondary Curriculum Resource Teacher & Elementary Librarian. I've had experience with all grade levels, types of schedules, budgets, support, etc. I am a KASL past-president and the incoming president-elect for KLA. I love technology and innovative ideas that will support both students and teachers.



Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
208

9:30am

Easy (and Free!) Assessment and Survey Tools for Librarians
Limited Capacity full

Gathering data to assess student growth and surveying for feedback can seem daunting when you have the entire student body as your "class." Fortunately, there are some great free tools that can make it easier to gather data for OPGES evidence or to help you improve your library program. Specifically, we will look at and practice using Plickers and Google Forms.

Speakers

Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
205

9:30am

KET's PBS LearningMedia Tools & Folder Sharing
Limited Capacity seats available

PBS LearningMedia Tools offers educators easy, efficient, and creative ways to implement and assign content and share it seamlessly with others. For those whose districts use Non-Traditional Instruction, Lesson Builder, Quiz Maker, Storyboard, and Puzzle Maker also provide flexibility outside of the classroom. Come learn about Tools, the creation and organization of Folders, & methods of sharing resources.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Bradshaw

Amy Bradshaw

Education Consultant - North Central Region, Kentucky Educational Television
avatar for Lynn Shaffer

Lynn Shaffer

Education Consultant - Northeast Region, Kentucky Educational Television

Sponsors
avatar for KET

KET

Kentucky Educational Television


Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
207

9:30am

Coding with Elementary Students
Limited Capacity full

I will discuss how to engage students using Code.org. This will be geared toward elementary media specialists. I was overwhelmed at the thought, but once I started I realized how fun and easy it was to incorporate!

Speakers

Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
209

9:30am

Encouraging a Love of Reading Through One Book One School & the 40 Book Challenge
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to develop and manage reading initiatives like One Book One School and the 40 Book Challenge. See how you can use digital tools like PowToon, Smore, and Canva to promote and Google Forms to manage your next reading event.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Neltner

Heidi Neltner

2016 KYSTE Outstanding Teacher, Johnson Elementary


Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Library

9:30am

Guide for Surviving a Fixed Schedule
Limited Capacity full

We know that research tells us that a fully-staffed, flexibly-scheduled elementary school library is best for students and their academic achievement. Sadly, that is not the reality for most of us. Instead, many of us are faced with a rigidly fixed schedule with back to back classes, little time for planning and little if any help. Two veteran elementary school librarians will share how they learned to survive and thrive in an elementary library. We'll offer some tricks and tips for making your time more productive with a fixed schedule.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Gardner

Melissa Gardner

Librarian, Kenton Elementary School
avatar for Kathy Mansfield

Kathy Mansfield

Library Media/Textbooks Consultant, KDE
As the library media/textbooks consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education, I provide information and resources to support effective school library media programs and quality instructional resources for Kentucky schools and districts.



Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
201

9:30am

Book Tasting - you don't know what you like until you try it!
Limited Capacity full

Trying to engage middle school students is always a fun challenge. So, this year I changed up how I introduced them all to the library. Before they could checkout books I held a 'Book Tasting' to try to show them their options and to broaden their reading choices! The kids walked into the media center set up as a restaurant, and they tasted as many different genres as we could in the time allowed. Students sat at place settings with an activity, read menus if they needed help figuring out what they were "tasting", and gave feedback at the end.
I set up a Book Tasting 2.0 mid year to help some reading enrichment classes get back on track with their book selections as well. Book Tasting 2.0 involved upping the experience to create more excitement about what they were "tasting".
Will share all resources as handouts and electronic files.

 https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NCvLOhZrXy66fcm0sn7bgvB9ZYWKEeeMkszw1T_EDag/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Katie Newton

Katie Newton

James T. Alton Middle



Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
202

10:25am

How to Host a 'LitCon'
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help you plan and host your own "LitCon" (or Literary Convention), from recruiting teachers and authors to set up tables, to "day of" details, to how to attract students to stay after school. We will share our experience and offer tips and encouragement to host your own!

Speakers
avatar for Summer Perry

Summer Perry

Library Media Specialist, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
School librarian at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. I am a supporter of teachers, literacy, and kittens.



Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
205

10:25am

Now what am I supposed to do? A month-by-month guide to great bulletin boards and library promotions
Limited Capacity full

Looking for an easy way to promote books? Have a large bulletin board you need to cover? Not sure what kind of display you should put up each month? In this session, you will see a month-by-month guide to library displays and book promotions. We have used these ideas in our high school library -- and they are ready for you to use next year!

Speakers
avatar for Noel Gnadinger

Noel Gnadinger

Teacher Librarian, South Oldham High School
I am always looking for new ways to stay engaged professionally and to promote all forms of literacy in my school. After 15 years in education, I know I found the right vocation! Edtech and young adult books are my passion -- and I love seeing kids get excited about reading as well as digital creations.



Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
203

10:25am

2016-2016 KBA Master List for Middle School
Limited Capacity full

Come hang out and learn about the 10 great titles featured on this year's Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List! Our session will feature ideas for incorporating the books into library/classroom instruction and for reaching the target audiences for these titles. We will also point you toward KBA resources created by other librarians, teachers and KASL to help promote Kentucky's student-choice book award program.

I'll be joined by 6-8 Master List committee members Sarah Nevitt (Stuart Pepper Middle School) and Holly Hart (Newport High School). 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Damron Northcutt

Emily Damron Northcutt

School Librarian/Tech Coordinator, LeGrande School Library
K-8 school librarian/tech coordinator. Proud professional nerd. KBA 6th-8th Grade Master List Committee Chair. Next Generation Instructional Design participant. #NBCT



Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
208

10:25am

KYVL Can Prepare Your Students for the Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether your students are heading for college or straight to the workforce, doing test prep or researching a new car, KYVL tools can be a powerful resource for them. Using KYVL now can give them a head start later. This session will introduce KYVL products, such as Britannica, Ebsco, Explora, and Learning Express, as well as provide an overview of the KYVL databases and interfaces targeted to grades 9-12.

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Hiles

Lynda Hiles

Librarian, Graves County High School
I have been a high school librarian for 16 years. I love literature of all kinds, and my passion is being able to connect a student to the right book. I also love to travel and will talk to anyone about places to go and see.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
204
  • Intended Audience High

10:25am

KyGoPlayGround
Visit this room to explore and PLAY with some maker space tools, toys, and projects! (Make a button too!!!)

Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
158

10:25am

Un-conference
Meet up and create your own session on a topic that interests you!

Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
210

10:25am

Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital content can motivate students and create a higher level of engagement in your school’s library and curriculum. Hear success stories and learn best practices on the most effective ways to implement a digital content program that meet’s your school’s goals with OverDrive, the leading digital distributor to over 30,000 schools and libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Reyes

Stephen Reyes

Account Executive, OverDrive
Global leader in providing digital content to schools, libraries, and universities. We work with schools and districts to create a successful plan in their implementation of digital content whether one-to-one or BYOD (BYOT). I have worked for OverDrive for over four years and in the education industry for over 15 years.



Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
209

10:25am

KASL 101
Limited Capacity seats available

What does KASL do? Provide? How can you become more active? Learn all the ins and outs of this professional organization for Kentucky's School Librarians!

Speakers
avatar for Terri Grief

Terri Grief

Librarian, McCracken County High School
Books, technology, AASL, leadership
avatar for Tara Griffith

Tara Griffith

Curriculum Resource Teacher / Librarian, Barren County Schools
Over the last 11 years, I have served as a Middle School Librarian, Elementary Librarian, District Instructional Leader, and now serve as a Secondary Curriculum Resource Teacher & Elementary Librarian. I've had experience with all grade levels, types of schedules, budgets, support, etc. I am a KASL past-president and the incoming president-elect for KLA. I love technology and innovative ideas that will support both students and teachers.


KASL 101 pptx

Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
207

10:25am

Survey Says: School Librarians and Current Trends
Limited Capacity full

Do you ever wonder how different or similar your school library program is in comparison to others in Kentucky and the rest of the nation? Using a One Question Survey format, this interactive and engaging session is designed to give participants opportunities to share what they are doing in their roles as instructional partner, information specialist, teacher, program administrator, and leader to determine how their own practices compare and contrast with peers in and beyond Kentucky.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Cahill

Maria Cahill

Assistant Professor, The University of Kentucky
Maria Cahill is an assistant professor in the School of Information Science and the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. Cahill earned an MLIS at the University of South Carolina and a PhD in Literacy Education from the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the services and programming of libraries and the role of children’s and school librarians in supporting the literacy development of... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Hurley

Amanda Hurley

HS KY Bluegrass Award Nominees | Data Collection in Libraries | Advocacy in Libraries | #KyLChat


Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
Library

10:25am

Tribes, Immunity, & Challenges: Library Orientation, Survivor Style
Limited Capacity full

Tired of traditional library orientation? Try playing Library Survivor with your new classes! This session will detail how incoming freshmen at Marion County High School play “Survivor” in the library—complete with challenges, alliances, and immunity. “Library Survivor” can be adapted for any age group, so all are welcome.

Speakers

Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
206

10:25am

Project Based Learning--making the most of a Makerspace
Limited Capacity full

Makerspaces are most powerful when you use it to encourage Project Based Learning and Genius Hour. See how I use the Big 6 & Super 3 Research models in my elementary makerspace & let's brainstorm ways you can connect with other teachers to encourage creation in your library.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Neltner

Heidi Neltner

2016 KYSTE Outstanding Teacher, Johnson Elementary


Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
200

10:25am

Rethinking Pathfinders to Launch Student Research
Limited Capacity full

Like a compass, Pathfinders point students in the right direction as they navigate the complex world of the information age. In this session, learn and share digital tools and strategies for creating student-friendly Pathfinders that support research skills and highlight a variety of resources. Bring a device to explore new technology that will transform the way your students research.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Northern

Sam Northern

Teacher-Librarian, Simpson Elementary School
I am a first year teacher-librarian at Simpson Elementary School in Franklin, Kentucky. I love to travel and draw on my experiences to encourage students to celebrate the splendid dimensions of our world. I believe that students’ exploration of authentic topics through advanced technologies nurtures a global perspective and community mindedness.



Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
202

10:25am

Scholastic Magazines in the Library
Limited Capacity filling up

I will be informing participants how I have used Scholastic Magazines such as StoryWorks and Let's Find Out with my students during their library visits. Scholastic provides well planned lessons which include standards, video clips, online games, printables and extensive lesson plans. I appreciate the planning has been done by someone else making it easy for me to tie in fiction and nonfiction books in the library.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Cox

Deborah Cox

Librarian/Media Specialist, North Warren Elementary
When I look out the windows of North Warren, I could be in a Hallmark movie. Streets are lined with cute houses, churches, and small businesses. I am privileged to work in small school of about 400 students who for the most love to read and visit the library as much as possible! North Warren is located in the small community of Smiths Grove, KY on the outskirts of Bowling Green, KY. We are a part of the Warren County School System. The... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:25am - 11:10am
201

11:20am

Promoting your Library with Pizazz
Limited Capacity full

Come and hear how the OCHS school library promotes the library with staff and students. We like to have fun and want to share our ideas with you! You will learn about how we encourage reading, contest ideas, public relation take aways with your staff and much more. We like to have fun and it shows!

Speakers
avatar for Christi Unker

Christi Unker

Librarian/STC, Oldham County High School
Christi has been in the education field for over 15 years as a middle classroom teacher and librarian. She has had the opportunity to serve as a librarian in an elementary, middle and high school setting. She has also served as an adjunct professor of Children's Literature. In her spare time she enjoys camping, gardening, spending time with her family and of course, reading!


Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
Library

11:20am

Growing your PLN through Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Media: The Undiscovered Country. Yes, you may be on Twitter but that's not the end of the social media journey. In this hands-on, interactive session, Mike will show you how to take advantage of Twitter, Facebook Groups, Facebook Live Video, Snapchat, Instagram, and Periscope to not only grow you learning network but to build relationships and nurture your teaching spirit. Social media is about more than just sharing resources, it's about real people connecting and learning together. Stick around for the end and see what the power of a global community can do when one member experiences a life-changing tragedy and changes an entire digital landscape for the better. It's time to get SOCIAL!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Paul

Mike Paul

Math Teacher & Tech Consultant, Bardstown Middle School
Mike Paul currently teaches mathematics at Bardstown Middle School in Bardstown, KY. Since 2015, he has taught in a 1:1 computer classroom that incorporates a variety of educational technology tools for students, including Google Apps for Education. | | He has had the honor of conducting numerous professional development sessions for his district during his first year of teaching. Mike assisted in the rollout of four Chromebook carts at... Read More →



Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
207

11:20am

Get Real: Nonfiction for High School Students
Limited Capacity full

Nonfiction options to engage all readers and create global citizens. Participants will add to and have access to a shared "Best Nonfiction for High Schools" Google Sheet both during and after the session.  Please bring a device of your choosing in order to contribute.

Speakers


Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
204
  • Intended Audience High

11:20am

Getting It All Done: Time Management Tips & Tricks
Limited Capacity full

Maker Spaces, Check In/Out, Shelving, Cataloging, Teaching Classes and "other duties as assigned". . . sound overwhelming? It is, but through 10 years experience in an Elementary Media Center I've figured out ways to perform all the required tasks in an effective and efficient manner. This will be an interactive session with opportunities for participants to share their own tips.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Morris

Donna Morris

Library Media Specialist, Daniel Boone Elementary
I have been in the library for the past 10 years and finishing up my 17th in education. Daniel Boone is one of ten elementaries in Madison County.



Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
205

11:20am

Google Forms
Limited Capacity filling up

Google forms what they can do for you. Google Forms are not just another just tool or something to add extra work. Forms is a great gadget that will give you data to assist in many ways in the library and int he classroom. This is not for the more advanced Google user, just info for the interested user.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Jo Forsythe

Donna Jo Forsythe

School Media Librarian, STC, IC Coach, Warren Central High School


Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
206

11:20am

Tell Them Again Why They Need a Library: Using Social Media to Advocate for Your Program
Limited Capacity full

Lean budgets and staffing cuts make administrators look for ways to use librarians other than as we were intended. This session will show you the types of data you should be collecting and sharing with your stakeholders as a quantifiable way of demonstrating your value to the school community. This data can be used as documentation to back up budget requests, to inform grant requests, and to advocate for staffing assistance.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Cordier

Melissa Cordier

Teacher Librarian, Franklin County High School
Follow me on twitter @FlyerLibrarian, or follow my library @FlyerLibrary | | I'm very interested in using social media to advocate for my library's program.



Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
208

11:20am

Google Apps for Education K-5
Limited Capacity full

Resources: https://sites.google.com/mrpiercey.com/resources/elementary

Google Apps for Ed in an elementary school classroom? Ab. So. Lute. Ly. They are not only great collaboration tools for your students, but they also make it easy for parent-teacher communication. Come learn some innovative ways that Google Certified Teacher, Donnie Piercey, uses GAFE with his fifth graders at a small school just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. Whether you're 1:1, BYOD, or only have access to a single computer, your elementary classroom can still get Googley!

Speakers
avatar for Donnie Piercey

Donnie Piercey

5th Grade Teacher/Tech Integrator, Eminence Schools
Donnie Piercey works in a hybrid role as a fifth grade teacher and district technology integration specialist for Eminence Independent Schools in Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. Donnie is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and a Google GeoEDU Teacher Advisory... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
203

11:20am

Grades 3-5 KBA Nominees for 2016
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Find out about this year’s Nominees for the KY Bluegrass Award (KBA) for Grades 3-5 and ways to promote the KBA program in your library.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Lemmon

Michelle Lemmon

School Librarian, Model Lab School
Promoting KBA Grades Pre-K -12



Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
201

11:20am

KYVL for Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide an overview of KYVL databases and interfaces targeted to grades K-6, including a review of Explora, Britannica and Learning Express Library content and resources to share with teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Enid Wohlstein

Enid Wohlstein

Senior Fellow, Kentucky Virtual Library


Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
202

11:20am

Sink or Swim
Limited Capacity full

Is your Library Media Center just floating along? Join us as we share our sink and swim adventures. Two novice swimmers dive head first into the shark infested waters of the Library Media World. Come and hear how we have swam many times but how we have sank and survived. In the last two years, we have completely recreated the Library Media Center, the reading mindset of children, taken a different spin on customer service, and overcome challenges we never saw coming.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Culbertson

Patricia Culbertson

Library Clerk
I am a wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoys spending summers at the pool with my family. I love to cook using fresh ingredients from my garden.
avatar for Susan Overton

Susan Overton

Librarian, Henderson County Schools
Hello! I am Susan Overton and I am the Librarian at South Heights Elementary School. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have three spoiled rotten little boys! I love being on our family farm, spending time with my family, and camping in the summer!



Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
200

11:20am

EverFi - Free Online Practical Living, Digital Literacy and STEM Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

EverFi partners with leading organizations to bring innovative and personalized online learning programs to schools at no cost. Teachers will gain access to programs that help students make wise financial decisions, be safe online and explore STEM concepts. In addition to the online programs, teachers will be provided with supplemental resources and 24-hour customer support. Last year, EverFi helped to educate over 1 million students nationwide.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Oliver

Michael Oliver

Senior Schools Manager, EverFi
Former high schools Social Studies teacher with a passion for sharing great resources that cost nothing to teachers, schools, and districts thanks to EverFi's generous partners.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:00pm
209

11:20am

KyGoPlayGround
Visit this room to explore and PLAY with some maker space tools, toys, and projects! (Make a button too!!!)

Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:05pm
158

11:20am

Un-conference
Meet up and create your own session on a topic that interests you!

Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:20am - 12:05pm
210

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday July 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cafeteria

12:50pm

The Best of AASL!
Limited Capacity seats available

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) can ignite your passion and your career! AASL President-Elect Steven Yates will help you navigate the multiple features and benefits of AASL membership while highlighting exciting and practical resources to help you in your career as a school library professional. Learn more about how your membership in AASL supports the profession and how you can get involved with the work of your national association. New and prospective AASL members are invited, and long-time AASL members are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Yates

Steven Yates

President-Elect, AASL


Tuesday July 19, 2016 12:50pm - 1:20pm
Auditorium

1:30pm

KYVL for Middle & High School Students
Limited Capacity seats available

What can KYVL do in supporting research and learning? Learn about resources for Lexiled books with Accelerated Reader levels to fulltext articles from Britannica and EBSCO to meet secondary student needs. You'll even find graded exercises to support social studies, math, logic and more via Learning Express. Come learn more about it!

Speakers
avatar for Enid Wohlstein

Enid Wohlstein

Senior Fellow, Kentucky Virtual Library


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
202

1:30pm

Creating STEAM in the Media Center #makerspace
Limited Capacity full

Being able to have a safe place to create, invent, and learn is a treasure for students. I Will cover how, on little to no budget, I've created our middle school version of a makerspace. Will discuss how/where to find great info on makerspaces, and then how to take small steps to building your own makerspace in the media center for all students to have access to STEAM activities. Will discuss how I used Donors Choose to aid in funding specific items as well. Be ready to MAKE during the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Newton

Katie Newton

James T. Alton Middle



Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
209

1:30pm

Get to Know the KBA Nominees for HS Students
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The ten books nominated for the 2016 KBA Award will be introduced.  You will hear about the current nominees as well as share your best KBA promotion ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Janet Wells

Janet Wells

Kentucky Bluegrass Award, YA Literature, Traveling



Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
204
  • Intended Audience High

1:30pm

Great Reads for Teens, 2016
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Come hear a rapid fire session of the last 100 books that Terri's read. Fiction and non fiction titles will be included and a link to the handout will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Grief

Terri Grief

Librarian, McCracken County High School
Books, technology, AASL, leadership



Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
208

1:30pm

Teach me how to research...teach, teach me how to research!
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Feel like your students are going in circles but not accomplishing anything when researching online? It's time to cut the fat and maximize the efficiency of Google Docs and Google Scholar to help your students research effectively in the media center! Participants will be given a detailed overview of research tools built into Google Docs in addition to a demo of Google Scholar.  9

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Whitlow

Brooke Whitlow

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hardin County Schools
Google for Education Certified Trainer



Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
201
  • Intended Audience High

1:30pm

Unpacking ESSA for the School Librarian
Limited Capacity seats available

The signing of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a game changing opportunity for school librarians. At the federal level rules will be set very broadly and distribution of the funds will happen at the state and district level.  While school libraries are eligible for funding, no funding is mandated.  Participants will receive a call to action that will connect ESSA language to their role in the school, work in small groups to develop and practice an “elevator speech”, and walk away with resources including a “What School Librarians Do” message cards for distribution in their district and state.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Yates

Steven Yates

President-Elect, AASL


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Auditorium

1:30pm

KyGoPlayGround
Visit this room to explore and PLAY with some maker space tools, toys, and projects! (Make a button too!!!)

Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
158

1:30pm

Un-conference
Meet up and create your own session on a topic that interests you!

Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
210

1:30pm

Free Quick and Easy Formative Assessment Tools for All Content Areas
Limited Capacity filling up

Come ready to participate with any device that can assess the Internet. The following free formative assessment tools will be covered: 1) Kahoot: A game-based classroom response system, where teachers can create quizzes using Internet content. 2) Nearpod: The basic version (30 students or less) is free. Come see how I utilize it with KET News Quiz 3) Plickers:  Allows teachers to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices (perfect for the one-device classroom) and 4) Quizizz: Very similar to Kahoot, but students can see answer choices on their devices.

Speakers
avatar for Sijean Hill

Sijean Hill

LMS, Oldham County High School



Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
203

1:30pm

Series Tracker and Title Matching
Limited Capacity seats available

A new service from Perma-Bound that monitors and automatically notifies you when new titles are released in a popular series. Series Tracker allows you to quickly develop a list of missing titles from the series that you track.

Speakers
avatar for Don Hayes

Don Hayes

Perma-Bound
Perma-Bound, a division of Hertzberg-New Method Inc. has been a leader in the book rebinding industry for over 46 years. Hertzberg-New Method Bindery opened in its current location in South Jacksonville, Illinois on June 17th, 1954. In the mid 1960's Hertzberg-New Method began a new division of reinforced paperback books that would become known as Perma-Bound Books, and thus started the line of products that schools and libraries nationwide view... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
207

1:30pm

The Social Media Savvy Media Specialist
Limited Capacity full

Take your school/district promotion to the next level by learning the art of creative branding, the importance of modern logo design, and how to use the power of social media to force multiply your overall school/district success. This session is for disruptive innovators, purple cows, and anyone looking to make a ruckus in education.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Warrell

Heather Warrell

Online, Virtual, and Distance Course Leader, Kentucky Department of Education
A jungle gym of learning, growth, and adventure. That is how Heather Warrell describes the unique path that has allowed her to develop her “craft” as an educator. | Heather began her career as a middle school Social Studies Teacher in Hardin County Schools where she specialized in utilizing simulations and kinesthetic learning, allowing students to “become” what they were learning. | A love for reading, technology, and program... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
205

1:30pm

Exploring World Language with KET's Exploraciones
Limited Capacity full

Looking to introduce your students to another language? Exploraciones is a multimedia collection of resources for teaching Spanish at the elementary level. It includes a variety of video segments, animations, lesson plans, activity ideas, and other materials to engage students and develop language skills. Discover how to integrate these resources, as well as other PBS LearningMedia resources, into existing content areas. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy R. Grant

Amy R. Grant

Education Consultant - West Region, Kentucky Educational Television

Sponsors
avatar for KET

KET

Kentucky Educational Television


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
206

1:30pm

Our Newbery Nominees and Caldecott Candidates...So Far
Limited Capacity full

Hear about the best books with buzz for the 2016 Caldecott and Newbery Awards.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes

Library Media Specialist, Westridge Elementary School


Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Library

2:25pm

KYVL for College Prep
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide an overview of the LearningExpress for students to study for ACT and AP exams as well as graded math, english and other subject-based exercises. Learning Express Library through KYVL has much to offer the college-bound student.

Speakers
avatar for Enid Wohlstein

Enid Wohlstein

Senior Fellow, Kentucky Virtual Library


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
202
  • Intended Audience High

2:25pm

Reeling in the Reluctant Reader
Limited Capacity full

Michelle had a group of sophomores who didn't like reading, had never liked reading and the students weren't scoring well. We had them select their own books to add to the library using Novelist. When the books came in and they read them, they did book talks on Vine, which we published online.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle McKelvy

Michelle McKelvy

Teacher, Jefferson County Public Schools
I am married to my college sweetheart and have three children. Teaching is my passion, English is my focus, teenagers are my audience...each day I get to do this is a dream come true! With 17 years' experience, I am the life-long learner of my students, constantly looking for new strategies and techniques to engage even the most reluctant learner as well as challenging, rigorous lessons for my AP students. There's certainly never a dull moment... Read More →
avatar for Laura Younkin

Laura Younkin

Library Media Specialist, Ballard High School/Jefferson County Public Schools
I have been a school librarian for 23 years and it is the best job I can imagine. I can freely let me freak flag fly. A brain is stuffed full of obscure trivia, a wide swath of novels read and a curiosity about the hows and whys of the world have turned out to be perfect for this job. I love teenagers and working with them is always interesting, sometimes frustrating, frequently funny. | | I'm a fan of many, many things. I love books... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
204
  • Intended Audience High

2:25pm

KyGoPlayGround
Visit this room to explore and PLAY with some maker space tools, toys, and projects! (Make a button too!!!)

Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
158

2:25pm

Concept Mapping in the Library
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how a special kind of graphic organizer, a concept map, can be used by teachers and students to synthesize information from research into a finished product, to demonstrate understanding of a concept or skill, to assess learning, or to develop new ideas. Find out how research supports the use of Concept Mapping in student research projects and writing and how easily it can be used in the library.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Gardner

Melissa Gardner

Librarian, Kenton Elementary School



Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
203

2:25pm

Enchanting Young Readers
Limited Capacity full

Ready to make your library or reading class a magical place to learn? Join this session for ideas to engage your students about reading! 10 minute daily reading with prompts, collaborative book reviews using wikis, student-created book trailers, shelf talkers, book fairy, genre-based fiction sections and so much more.

See my online presentation at Smore.com! https://www.smore.com/7m3zk
 

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Voight

Bethany Voight

Library Media Specialist, Zoneton Middle School
2nd year LMS, 6 years in education. | Bellarmine undergrad 2010, WKU grad school, completed 2014. | Books, technology, cats, and Game of Thrones.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
208

2:25pm

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Google Forms (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)
Limited Capacity full

Resources: https://sites.google.com/mrpiercey.com/resources/drive_1/forms?authuser=0

Want to see what you can do with a Google Form (outside of just creating a multiple choice test for your students)? Google Certified Innovator and Google for Education Trainer Donnie Piercey will show you some of the ways that you can easily hack Google Forms to automate your workday, assess your students, or just collect data with a Googley twist!

Speakers
avatar for Donnie Piercey

Donnie Piercey

5th Grade Teacher/Tech Integrator, Eminence Schools
Donnie Piercey works in a hybrid role as a fifth grade teacher and district technology integration specialist for Eminence Independent Schools in Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. Donnie is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and a Google GeoEDU Teacher Advisory... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
206

2:25pm

Graphic Novels: Not Just For Super Heroes
Limited Capacity seats available

An introduction to graphic novels of all types and discussion of how they've grown and adapted.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Osterloh

Kate Osterloh

Librarian, Elkhorn Middle School



Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
205

2:25pm

KDE FAQs
Limited Capacity seats available

Here's a chance to ask questions in an informal setting about KDE's statutes, regulations, and guidelines for library media programs in Kentucky. What is the recommended budget for my library? Where do I find sample selection policies? What does KY law say about school libraries? Should I label library books with reading levels? What’s going on with OPGES this year? What is the update on new AASL standards? Come with questions; leave with answers!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Mansfield

Kathy Mansfield

Library Media/Textbooks Consultant, KDE
As the library media/textbooks consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education, I provide information and resources to support effective school library media programs and quality instructional resources for Kentucky schools and districts.



Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
207

2:25pm

Professional Growth Goal/Student Growth Goal Brainstorming Session
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hurley

Amanda Hurley

HS KY Bluegrass Award Nominees | Data Collection in Libraries | Advocacy in Libraries | #KyLChat


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
210

2:25pm

The Google Savvy School
Come learn how you can build a paperless infrastructure that increases transparency and efficiency for your entire school. This session will blow you away. Purple cows, rockers, and ruckus makers encouraged to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Warrell

Heather Warrell

Online, Virtual, and Distance Course Leader, Kentucky Department of Education
A jungle gym of learning, growth, and adventure. That is how Heather Warrell describes the unique path that has allowed her to develop her “craft” as an educator. | Heather began her career as a middle school Social Studies Teacher in Hardin County Schools where she specialized in utilizing simulations and kinesthetic learning, allowing students to “become” what they were learning. | A love for reading, technology, and program... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
209

2:25pm

Project Based Learning--making the most of a Makerspace (repeat of 10:25 session)
Limited Capacity full

Makerspaces are most powerful when you use it to encourage Project Based Learning and Genius Hour. See how I use the Big 6 & Super 3 Research models in my elementary makerspace & let's brainstorm ways you can connect with other teachers to encourage creation in your library.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Neltner

Heidi Neltner

2016 KYSTE Outstanding Teacher, Johnson Elementary


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
200

2:25pm

Storybird.com: Electronic Publishing Made Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

Electronic publishing is so simple with Storybird.com. Learn to set up individual, class or school accounts, assignment creation, collaboration, editing and publishing picture books, chapter books and poetry using the rich variety of illustrations provided.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Koch

Jennifer Koch

Library Media Specialist, JCPS
I am an Elementary School Library Media Specialist who takes the Library beyond the books. Students learn everything from genres of literature to robotics, coding, the Engineering Design Process, video editing and digital music.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
201

2:25pm

Teaching the K-2 KBA Bluegrass Nominess
Limited Capacity full

Ten nominee titles are chosen for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award each year showcasing a variety of genre, art medium, and topics. Many lessons can be planned for the library using these books. This program will present the books with lesson ideas for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. The lessons will include diverse activities to reach each student. Some activities will include music or art activities, writing activities, genre studies, and student response.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Library

3:20pm

Demo-Slam
Tuesday July 19, 2016 3:20pm - 3:45pm
Auditorium