iPads for Teaching
Kathy Schrock - Educational Technologist
The iPad for Teaching presentation covers tools that can be utilized by the teacher/library teacher for teaching, assessment, and collaboration. Successful practices for teaching with the iPad will be highlighted and iPad apps will be presented that target each cognitive level of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Best suited for teachers of students grade 4 and up.

Room 300:
Get a Little Graphic! Building Robust Elementary School Graphic Novel Collections
Rebecca Oxley – Graduate Research Associate in Information Policy and Access Center, University of Maryland College Park
Matthew Winner – Longfellow ES, Howard County

Do you have reservations about graphic novels? You know they’re super-popular, but not sure where they fit into the curriculum? Then don’t miss this presentation! Find out how graphic novels connect to Common Core, what kids are reading, which outstanding titles are must-haves, and learn more about the new BES Graphic Novel Award being piloted this year.


Room 302:
Choosing the Right Text for Students! Common Core and Text Complexity
Jay Bansbach – Program Specialist, School Libraries, MSDE
Kathy Lauritzen – Coordinator, English/Language Arts, MSDE

Under the Common Core State Standards, students are expected to read and comprehend texts with increasing complexity as they progress through school. Text complexity relies on a composite of quantitative and qualitative factors as well as the judgment of the teacher. Learn how to best assist your teachers. Includes activity.

Room 303:
Doing the Daily 5 the Library Media Way
Tammy Royo Sczepanski – Hollifield Station ES, Howard County

The Daily 5 (Boushey and Moser, 2006) outlines a classroom management system for bringing literacy learning and motivation research into grade level classrooms. Learn how an elementary library media specialist has adapted the five components giving it a library-land twist.

Room 304:
Using Wikis for Essential Technological Training of School Media Clerks and Other School Staff
June Praet – Elmer A Wolfe ES, Carroll County

Learn about projects implemented at the local school level to support the technological needs of school staff as well as the needs of media clerks in Carroll County Public Schools.

Room 306:
The Lilead Project: Investigating the Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges Faced by School Library Supervisors
Alexandra Moses – Graduate Research Assistant, College of Information Studies, UMD
Dr. Sheri Massey – Assistant MLS Program Director, School Library Specialization, University of Maryland, College Park
Rebecca Follman – Graduate Research Assistant, College of Information Studies, UMD

The Lilead Project is the first national workforce study in forty years to examine the work of school district library supervisors – important advocates for school library programs at the administrative level. The study aims to illuminate their roles and responsibilities, the challenges they face, and their value in their districts.

Room 307:
The Barnes & Noble NookTM – The Future of Reading
Steven Colella – Digital Sales Lead, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.
Mischelle Colella – LMS/Technology Coordinator, Washington County

In an increasingly technology-based world, digital reading provides a window into the future of books that can engage and excite readers. With co-presentation from Washington County Public Schools, learn how the Barnes & Noble NOOKTM students connect to literature and multimedia in class, at home, and on the go.