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Thursday, March 30
 

12:00pm

Registration Open
Thursday March 30, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Great Lobby Hershey Lodge

1:00pm

Lead with ESSA
Learn about the opportunities ESSA (Every Student Succeed Act) provides for school library programs.
Explore the impact of ESSA at the state, and local levels.
Acquire the language necessary to obtain funding for your library.
​Develop a plan on how to use ESSA to enhance your school library program.

Presented by:

Beth Olanoff, Special Assistant to the PA Secretary of Ed
Eileen Kern, Chair of AASL Vision for Implementing ESSA Task
Cathi Fuhrman, Library Media Department Supervisor, Hempfield School District
Dustin Brackbill, Librarian, State College Area School District 


Speakers
avatar for Dustin Brackbill

Dustin Brackbill

Elementary Librarian, State College Area School District
Co-chair of Teaching & Learning Committee 2016-2017 | Sustaining Leaders Academy 2016-2017 | Literature Review Blog Team | U. of Pitt MLIS grad
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Cathi Fuhrman

Library Department Supervisor, Hempfield School District
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Eileen Kern

AASL Chair of Vision for Implementing ESSA Task Force | AASL Chair of National School Library of Year Award Program | Past President of PSLA



Thursday March 30, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Empire Rooms Hershey Lodge

4:00pm

A.B. Westrick
Authors

Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:00pm

Alison Ashley Formento

Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:00pm

Artie Bennett
Authors
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Artie Bennett

Artie Bennett is an executive copy editor by day and he writes a little on the side (but not the backside!). He was hailed as “the Dr. Seuss of your caboose” for The Butt Book, his first “mature” work. His “number two” book, most fittingly, was Poopendous! His third was Peter Panda Melts Down!, an adorable departure from derrières and doo. But Artie got right back on track with the uproarious—and educational!—Belches, Burps... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:00pm

Jennie Kay
Authors

Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:00pm

Jodi Moore
Authors

Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:00pm

Joshua Bellin
Authors

Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:00pm

Sabrina Fedel
Authors

Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:00pm

Stephanie Keyes

Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:00pm

Exhibits Hall
Exhibit Hall is open, great time to talk with vendors and learn about some new products and books

Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:15pm

Mix and Mingle

This hour long event will allow attendees to interact with the vendors it the exhibit hall. Attendees will earn professional development credit hours as they talk to vendors about how their products support the Model Curriculum for School Library Programs, flexible learning spaces, the maker movement and creating a culture of curiosity. Vendors will supply playing cards to attendees who engage them in conversation. At the end of the hour, prizes will be awarded based on playing cards collected. 



Thursday March 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:15pm

Conference 101
First time (or first time in a long time) at the PSLA Annual Conference? Not sure where to start? Don't want to get lost?  Come to Conference 101 to learn how to use the Sched app and how to get around the Hershey Lodge!  We'll share some great tips and tricks to make the most of your time at the conference. You will be glad you came! 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Roth

Jennifer Roth

Elementary Librarian, Gettysburg School District


Thursday March 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Empire Rooms Hershey Lodge

5:00pm

Makerspace
You know the what and why's of school library makerspaces, now come and learn the HOW. Come hear from maker librarians and how their makerspaces add a layer of literacy to their library programs. Librarians will share their favorite maker tools and lessons so come prepared to learn. Be sure to enter the raffle for your chance to win lots of awesome maker products.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/Eur6jH5r6CIOs/ 

Thursday March 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

5:00pm

Exploratorium

Visit the Exploratorium to talk to librarians who will be showcasing ways in which their libraries support a culture of curiosity with their library programs. The Exploratorium will be a free flowing hour-long event held in the exhibit hall. 

http://pslaconference.weebly.com/exploratorium.html 



Thursday March 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

6:30pm

Soup and Salad Buffet
Thursday March 30, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Red Room Hershey Lodge

7:15pm

Keynote: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library
If you work in libraries you know that sometimes you have to laugh or else you'll cry. In this 50 minute keynote we deliver the laughs as we take you on a tour of the world's only library comic strip. The staff and patrons of the Mallville Public Library are instantly recognizable, and give your audience a unique opportunity to gently laugh at themselves and the people they work with on both sides of the desk. We deconstruct some of our greatest hits, and Gene tells some of the true-life stories that inspired them, as well as a few he had to leave out. ​

Thursday March 30, 2017 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Red Room Hershey Lodge

8:30pm

Gene Aubaum
Gene Ambaum uses a pen name because he’s scared of his own shadow. He is so good at making fun of strange, difficult customers in Unshelved because he is the strangest, most difficult customer of all. He taught English overseas because no one there was in a position to criticize his spelling. If he ever starts another comic strip it will be about poop, because that’s what he spends most of his time thinking about. Follow @ambaum.

http://www.unshelved.com/

Thursday March 30, 2017 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00pm

Award Committee

Thursday March 30, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Fireplace Lounge

9:00pm

Communication Committee
Speakers
avatar for Ann Schmidt

Ann Schmidt

Library Media Specialist, Conrad Weiser High School
Teacher Leader, advocate, passionate learner, techy, love the library


Thursday March 30, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Fireplace Lounge

9:00pm

Conference Committee Meeting
Speakers
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Caitlin Linsenmann

Conference Executive


Thursday March 30, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Cocoa 6 Hershey Lodge

9:00pm

Operations Committee
Thursday March 30, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Pennsylvania Suite

9:00pm

Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Dustin Brackbill

Dustin Brackbill

Elementary Librarian, State College Area School District
Co-chair of Teaching & Learning Committee 2016-2017 | Sustaining Leaders Academy 2016-2017 | Literature Review Blog Team | U. of Pitt MLIS grad


Thursday March 30, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Fireplace Lounge
 
Friday, March 31
 

7:00am

Registration Open
Friday March 31, 2017 7:00am - 4:30pm
Great Lobby Hershey Lodge

7:15am

Awards Breakfast
Scramble Eggs, french toast, sausage links, Juice, Coffee, & Tea

Outstanding School District Library Program - Hempfield School District
Presented by Ellie Long

Outstanding School Administrator at the District Level - Dr. Sandra Lemmon, Superintendent, Southern York County School District
Presented by Melissa Daugherty

Outstanding Individual School Library Program -  The Baldwin School, Lisa Lopez-Carickhoff, Librarian
Presented by Lauren Strohecker

Outstanding PA Author/Illustrator - Jennifer L. Holm
Presented by Maria White

PA Young Reader Choice Awards - Jennifer L. Holm and Peter Raymundo
Presented by Alice Cyphers and Stephanie Gibson 

 

Friday March 31, 2017 7:15am - 9:00pm
Red Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

A.B. Westrick
Authors

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Jessica Lawson
Authors

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Artie Bennett
Authors
avatar for Artie Bennett

Artie Bennett

Artie Bennett is an executive copy editor by day and he writes a little on the side (but not the backside!). He was hailed as “the Dr. Seuss of your caboose” for The Butt Book, his first “mature” work. His “number two” book, most fittingly, was Poopendous! His third was Peter Panda Melts Down!, an adorable departure from derrières and doo. But Artie got right back on track with the uproarious—and educational!—Belches, Burps... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Colleen Rowan Kosinski

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Dianne Salerni
Authors
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Dianne Salerni

DIANNE K. SALERNI is the author of the popular children's Eighth Day fantasy series about a secret day of the week, described by Kirkus as “an exciting blend of Arthurian legend and organized crime.” She has also published two YA historical novels: The Caged Graves, a Junior Library Guild Selection and Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Nominee 2016-2017, and We Hear the Dead, inspiration for a short film, The Spirit Game, which... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Dwayne C. Nelson

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Jodi Moore
Authors

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Jodi Moore
Authors

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Joe Harvey
Authors
avatar for Joe Harvey

Joe Harvey

Author, Joe Harvey
Joe Harvey is a former elementary school teacher. His first book, From Blue Ground, a fast-paced historical novel for middle-grade students, was recently released by publisher Sunbury Press. His short story for Young Adults, Twilight of the Gods, is scheduled to be released this June in a climate fiction anthology, also from Sunbury Press. His second novel, Summer Changes Everything, will be released later this year. Joe began his career... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Nancy Viau
Authors
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Nancy Viau

Children's Book Author
I am the author of three rhyming picture books: City Street Beat (Albert Whitman & Co.), Look What I Can Do! (Abrams Books), and Storm Song (Two Lions & Scholastic), along with two middle-grade novels: Just One Thing! (Schiffer Publishing) and Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head (Abrams/Amulet). I enjoy presenting assembly programs and workshops at schools, festivals, libraries, and conferences. A resident of New Jersey with ties to both the... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Tim Young
Authors
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Timothy Young

Author/Illustrator
Timothy Young is the author/illustrator of 6 picture books including "Do Not Open The Box!", "The Angry Little Puffin!" and the highly acclaimed "I Hate Picture Books!". He has also illustrated books for other authors such as Nancy Viau's "Just One Thing!". He has 3 new books coming out in 2017. One of his favorite things about being an author is visiting schools and talking to students about writing and art. Please visit his website to find... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Exhibits Hall
Exhibit Hall is open, great time to talk with vendors and learn about some new products and books

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:00am

Makerspace
You know the what and why's of school library makerspaces, now come and learn the HOW. Come hear from maker librarians and how their makerspaces add a layer of literacy to their library programs. Librarians will share their favorite maker tools and lessons so come prepared to learn. Be sure to enter the raffle for your chance to win lots of awesome maker products.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/Eur6jH5r6CIOs/ 


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

9:15am

#sharetheawesome: Get Curious about Creating a Culture of Sharing
School Library Media Specialists are the experts on sharing. Come to learn (and share) how to embed professional development into the culture of your school or district using twitter, Ted Talks, online book clubs, faculty meetings, and bathroom stalls. Curious about how to reach more of the professionals in your building? Come and learn how we #sharetheawesome.

Competencies:
Design professional development that reaches reluctant participants.
Connect to other professionals to continue to share and learn in community.
Implement at least one strategy to effectively share library resources with the school community.

Speakers
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Brittany Tignor

Worcester County School District (MD) - Snow Hill Middle School
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Ellen Zschunke

SLMS, LMTSD - Pine Road School


Friday March 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:45am
Empire C Hershey Lodge

9:15am

Future Ready Librarians
How can librarians and libraries support Future Ready Schools? How can librarians and libraries become more future ready?
These questions are central to the Future Ready Librarians initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education. This interactive conversation with Shannon McClintock Miller and Joyce Valenza will explore the critical role that librarians can play in the strategic work of schools and educational systems connected with educational technology leadership, empowering students as creators and learners, content curation, innovative instructional practices, and more. Everyone will have a voice in the conversation as we become Future Ready Librarians together!

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Make it Happen Award by ISTE.
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Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Joyce has authored books on information skills for ALA Editions and Information Today and developed several video series for... Read More →



Friday March 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:45am
Crystal Hershey Lodge

9:15am

25 Library Tech Tools to Make Your Life Easier
25 tech tools will be shared with attendees. These are tech tools that can make life easier for school librarians. Tools that will be explored include research and teaching tools, library administrative tools, an library programming tools. Attendees will be shown each tech tool and given information by the presenter on how it has been used in her library.

Competencies:
Learn the URL to properly navigate to the tech tool
Learn basic navigation of the site Learn how it can be used in the library



Friday March 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:45am
Empire B Hershey Lodge

9:15am

Books of Note 2017 - presented by Tri-State YA Book Review Committee
Members of the Tri-State YA Book Review Committee will present the Books of Note list for 2017. These titles have been evaluated as the best of the best in current materials. Approximately 50 titles will be presented orally with tips for attendees on how to use these to promote reading and books, both fiction and non-fiction.
The full list will be available on our website - www.tristatereviews.org
Longer reviews and additional titles are available on our blog at tristatereviews.blogspot.com

Speakers
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Joan Theal

Milton Hershey School (Retired)
I love reading books for students to enjoy. The greatest joy is connecting students with the right book. Even though I am retired, I enjoy staying connected through Tri-State Book Review Committee. Ask me about great new reads.



Friday March 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:45am
Empire D Hershey Lodge

9:15am

Graphic Novels from the Inside
Gene loves comics, and in this program they show you some of the reasons why, with moments that demonstrate the unique power of this amazing medium. He will emphasize graphic novels that are of interest to and appropriate for school libraries and their students, and answer audience questions throughout.

Speakers

Friday March 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:45am
Empire A Hershey Lodge

9:15am

Meet Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award winning author Jenni Holm and Peter Raymundo
Attend a Q&A with one of the winners of the 2016 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards. Do you want to know how Jenni Holm came up with the idea for the 14th Goldfish? Are you curious how The Monkey Goes Bananas came to be? What would your students like to know about their writing processes, motivations and inspirations? Plan ahead and brainstorm questions with your students, and then take advantage of the opportunity to ask these questions in person.

Speakers
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Ellen Stolarski

Saint Marys Area Middle School


Friday March 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:45am
Wild Rose AB Hershey Lodge

10:45am

Gene Ambaum
Gene Ambaum uses a pen name because he’s scared of his own shadow. He is so good at making fun of strange, difficult customers in Unshelved because he is the strangest, most difficult customer of all. He taught English overseas because no one there was in a position to criticize his spelling. If he ever starts another comic strip it will be about poop, because that’s what he spends most of his time thinking about. Follow @ambaum.

http://www.unshelved.com/

Friday March 31, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

10:45am

Jennifer Holm
Jennifer Holm  an award winning  Author and Illustrator.  Well known for her books Turtles in Paradise ,  Babymouse,  and Squish .   She is the recipient of PSLA's 2017 Outstanding PA Author/Illustrator Award as  well as the 2016  PA Young Readers Choice Award for  grades  6-8 for The Fourteenth Goldfish.

www.jenniferholm.com 

Friday March 31, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

10:45am

Peter Raymundo
Peter Raymundo, illustrator of   Monkey Goes Bananas   is the recipient of the 2016 PA Young Readers Choice Award for  grades K-3.   Before  becoming  an author and illustrator, he worked  at  Walt Disney Feature Animation on films such as Mulan,  Lilo &  Stitch,  and Tarzan to name a few.

http://www.raymundoarts.com/

Friday March 31, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

10:45am

Exhibits Hall
Exhibit Hall is open, great time to talk with vendors and learn about some new products and books

Friday March 31, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

10:45am

Makerspace
You know the what and why's of school library makerspaces, now come and learn the HOW. Come hear from maker librarians and how their makerspaces add a layer of literacy to their library programs. Librarians will share their favorite maker tools and lessons so come prepared to learn. Be sure to enter the raffle for your chance to win lots of awesome maker products.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/Eur6jH5r6CIOs/ 

Friday March 31, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

10:45am

Coffee Break
Friday March 31, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

11:30am

Write Away!
Media specialists will act as students in this interactive, fast-moving, and thoroughly energetic workshop that introduces and analyzes the basic elements of storytelling and inspires out-of-the-box thinking. Use this workshop “Write Away!” to explore character, setting, and plot in books students are reading, and challenge aspiring writers to practice lateral thinking when it comes to their personal creative writing projects.

Competencies:
Participants will learn an interactive and innovative way to support writing curriculum in the K-6 classroom.
Participants will be able to take this workshop and use it in their libraries that week
Participants will discover author Nancy Viau's best tips for young writers.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Viau

Nancy Viau

Children's Book Author
I am the author of three rhyming picture books: City Street Beat (Albert Whitman & Co.), Look What I Can Do! (Abrams Books), and Storm Song (Two Lions & Scholastic), along with two middle-grade novels: Just One Thing! (Schiffer Publishing) and Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head (Abrams/Amulet). I enjoy presenting assembly programs and workshops at schools, festivals, libraries, and conferences. A resident of New Jersey with ties to both the... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Empire D Hershey Lodge

11:30am

Building curiosity in the High School through Children's Literature and other Reading Initiatives
We are going to share how we use children's literature to spark interest in reading in high school students. We use the text for term papers, bridges to other selections and summer reading initiatives. We also want to share our other endeavors to create a community of readers including One Book, One School, Community reading signs, book displays, school TV commercials/contests and genrefying the library.

Competencies:
Use children's literature in the High School to spark interest
Create community reading signs
Institute "One Book, One School" program in their school

Speakers
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Susan Powidzki

Upper Moreland School District
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LIndsey Stock

Assistant Principal/Curriculum and Instruction, Upper Moreland School District
Lindsey Stock, M.Ed., is Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Upper Moreland High School. Mrs. Stock earned her undergraduate degree from Moravian College where she majored in English with a concentration in Secondary Education. Mrs. Stock earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University and then continued on to earn a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and her K-12... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Empire C Hershey Lodge

11:30am

Out of the Box: Notes from the Archives
Digital humanities (DH) is growing at the college level and provides a valuable tool for K-12 learning design . DH converges with current education trends and aligns with school library learning practices: driven by student inquiry, addresses real-world problems, fosters innovation, unites diverse subjects. We will consider Baldwin Digital Archives as a case study for creating a culture of curiosity through DH and will look up-close at working with primary sources in an authentic and engaging way.

Competencies:
Attendees will be able to define learner agency and their role as educators
Attendees will be able to create a personalized learning system for student curation.
Attendees will be able to utilize information on the inquiry method for classroom practice.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lopez-Carickhoff

Lisa Lopez-Carickhoff

Director of Libraries and Information Services, The Baldwin School
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Maryam Phillips

HSLC Director



Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Empire B Hershey Lodge

11:30am

20Time and the Library
Do you want to engage learners on a whole new level? Want to get students thinking about and learning about real world applications? Try 20Time, an opportunity for students to research topics of their own interest, interact with mentors, and give back to their community in meaningful ways.

Competencies:
Describe the benefits and challenges of 20 Time as a research approach.
Explain how school librarians can initiate or support 20 Time in their setting.

Speakers
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Corey Hall

Manheim Central Middle School
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Caitlyn Rivera

Manheim Central Middle School
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Lauren Shelly

Manheim Central Middle School



Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Rose AB Hershey Lodge

11:30am

I'm a Librarian! Now What?!
Transitioning to a new position is challenging whether one is an experienced librarian or new to the profession. It is easy to become overwhelmed and make mistakes that will cause large problems later. Come to this workshop to learn ways to be pro-active and make starting a new position as smooth as possible, avoid common pitfalls, and set yourself up for future success.

Competencies:
How to change library policies or procedures without alienating colleagues
What to preserve from predecessor
Putting your own stamp on the library

Speakers
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Nora Congialdi

West Chester Area School District
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Bethany Gendron

West Chester Area School District
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Josnne Ruse

West Chester Area School District
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Tammy Taylor

West Chester Area School District


Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Empire A Hershey Lodge

11:30am

Libraries: Your Key to Content Curation in A Personalized Learning Environment
In a truly personalized learning environment, learners pursue inquiries associated with content standards that require the self-curation of content. Learn how librarians and classroom teachers can support learner agency and learner inquiry through the curation of content resources.Learn how librarians and classroom teachers can support learner agency and learner inquiry through the curation of content resources.We will share our personal story of content curation on the path to truly personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Burns

Robin Burns

Library Media Teacher, Salisbury High School
PSLA Board of Directors | High school library media teacher, voracious reader, and lifelong learner.
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Randy Ziegenfuss

Superintendent, Salisbury Township School District
Randy currently serves as Superintendent in the Salisbury Township School District. Prior to his current position, Randy was a classroom teacher, Department Chair, Technology Integration Specialist, Director of Technology and Assistant Superintendent. Randy is also Clinical Adjunct Professor of Education at Moravian College, teaching courses in inquiry, assessment and technology in the undergraduate, graduate and principal certification programs... Read More →



Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Crystal Hershey Lodge

11:30am

Using APPS and databases to bring more student choice to research projects
Looking for a way to generate curiosity for research in your students? Join Radnor Township elementary and middle school librarians as they give examples of apps, databases, projects and presentation tools that have made research more than the R word in their schools. Do Ink, Nearpod, various databases, Storybook Creator, Animoto and local organizations will be discussed. Bring your iPads to try things out and ask questions.

Competencies:
Participants will be able to create student centered lessons for research
Participants will more confidently apply technology to their teaching
Participants will be able to identify 1-3 new ideas to implement in their own library or classroom

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Crean

Stephanie Crean

Teacher Librarian, Radnor Twonship School District
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Catherine Horan

Librarian (Middle School), Radnor Township School District


Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Red Room Hershey Lodge

12:30pm

Exhibits Hall
Exhibit Hall is open, great time to talk with vendors and learn about some new products and books

Friday March 31, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

12:30pm

Makerspace
You know the what and why's of school library makerspaces, now come and learn the HOW. Come hear from maker librarians and how their makerspaces add a layer of literacy to their library programs. Librarians will share their favorite maker tools and lessons so come prepared to learn. Be sure to enter the raffle for your chance to win lots of awesome maker products.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/Eur6jH5r6CIOs/ 

Friday March 31, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

12:30pm

12:30pm

Box Lunch
Roast Turkey Breast, and Smoked Provolone on Whole Grain Roll OR Loaded Garden Salad, Large Cookie, Assorted soft drinks and bottled water

Friday March 31, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

1:00pm

Charlotte Bennardo

Friday March 31, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

1:00pm

Jeffry W. Johnston
Authors
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Jeffry W. Johnston

Author
Author of 2 YA novels. Jeffry's first novel, FRAGMENTS, was both a 2008 Edgar Nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery and a 2008 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. His current novel, THE TRUTH, is both a 2017 Quick Pick For Reluctant Young Readers selection and a 2017 In the Margins Book Award Winner by Library Services for Youth in Custody. Jeffry is also a member of the KidLit Authors Club and is available for school and... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

1:00pm

Laurie Wallmark
Authors

Friday March 31, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

2:00pm

Digital Tools and Apps to Connect, Create, and Collaborate
Our students love being engaged and connected to their learning, passions, and technology. We have the opportunity to give them the tools they need to collaborate, connect, and create with others not just in their classroom and school, but around the world.

In this session, participants will learn how to use a variety of digital tools to do just that...Connect, Collaborate and Create! Shannon McClintock Miller will tell stories, show a number of amazing digital tools, and give lots of real-life examples that worked for her in the library and classroom. You will walk away with a rich tool box filled with things you can put into practice with teachers and students.

Competencies:
Participants will be able to identify and use digital tools and apps to connect (Twitter, Skype, etc...).
Participants will be able to identify and use digital tools and apps to create (eduBuncee, Storybird, Flipsnack, etc...).
Participants will be able to identify and use digital tools and apps to collaborate (Padlet, Jeopardy Rocks, etc..).

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Make it Happen Award by ISTE.



Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Red Room Hershey Lodge

2:00pm

Open Minds: Competition in the Library Makerspace
How does a makerspace become more than a space? A competition combining research, design-process thinking and entrepreneurship is creating new excitement about Plymouth Whitemarsh (PW) High School’s library makerspace. Attendees will experience elements of the competition first-hand and participate in discussion on how the event may support a STEAM culture in the school library.

Competencies:
Construct a vision for their personal role in STEAM initiatives.
Identify elements of a transdisciplinary library makerspace event or program.

Speakers
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Sara Frey

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School


Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Empire B Hershey Lodge

2:00pm

Leadership 101
Have you ever considered a leadership position within PSLA or want to add some leadership experiences to your repertoire, but don’t know where to find them? Would you like to get to know your current PSLA leaders better? Join us for a panel discussion that will share our experiences becoming leaders in PSLA and in other professional areas, what our roles actually involve and how they fit in with our “real lives,” and suggestions for growing your own leadership potential. Come with questions and suggestions of your own to share!

Speakers
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Jennifer Bates

Librarian, Central Columbia High School
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Robin Burns

Library Media Teacher, Salisbury High School
PSLA Board of Directors | High school library media teacher, voracious reader, and lifelong learner.
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Allison Burrell

President/ K-12 Librarian, PSLA/ Southern Columbia Area SD
I am the K-12 librarian and Child Study Team Coordinator for my school district. For 2016-17, I am also the President of PSLA. I am happy to answer any questions about the organization or the joys and challenges of being a solo district librarian!
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Eileen Kern

AASL Chair of Vision for Implementing ESSA Task Force | AASL Chair of National School Library of Year Award Program | Past President of PSLA
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Caitlin Linsenmann

Conference Executive
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Allison Mackley

NBCT Librarian and Instructional Technology Coach, Hershey High School
PSLA Vice President | 2017 Conference Chair
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Mary Schwander

Librarian, New Hope-Solebury High School
Google Certified Innovator | PSLA Outstanding Individual School Library Program - 2016 | PSLA Board Director



Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Empire C Hershey Lodge

2:00pm

Leading Professional Learning Communities a New Collaborative Culture – Librarians and Administrators
We will share ways for teacher librarians to collaborate with your building adminstration to facilitate movement toward 21st century learning in a student-centered environment.

Competencies:
Collaborating with your administrators
Ideas for collaboration
Advocacy in your building/district

Speakers
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Ann Schmidt

Library Media Specialist, Conrad Weiser High School
Teacher Leader, advocate, passionate learner, techy, love the library
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Alissa Sweigart

Assistant Principal, Conrad Weiser High School


Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Crystal Hershey Lodge

2:00pm

Get a Clue with Lit Review
How can you spark intrinsic curiosity in your students? By exposing them to the most exciting fiction and nonfiction texts out there, of course! The Literature Review Committee has worked all year to read and assess a variety of K-12 resources. Participants will be exposed to the best resources, and discover activities and suggestions for incorporating them in their library programs by participating in our very own Library version of the popular game of Clue.

Competencies:
Identify the best new fiction and nonfiction resources for students
Understand how to incorporate new literature into classroom activities
Promote their library programs through exposing students to new literature

Speakers
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Lindsey Myers

Librarian, Shady Side Academy
Librarian



Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wild Rose AB Hershey Lodge

2:00pm

Library 365 - Year Roud School Libraries: Partnering with the Community
Keep the magic of library book selection going on all summer with a public library partnership! Join Radnor Township school and public librarians as they discuss the benefits and lessons learned from a popular program run this past summer while the public library closed for renovations. Book clubs, programming and promotion will be discussed.

Competencies:
Participants will brainstorm about collaborative programs with public librarians
Participants will learn how to plan collaboratively with administration to support programs.
Participants will identify key topics/books for books clubs in their community.

Speakers
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Sue Dahlstrom

Librarian, Wayne Elementary
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Anny Laepple

Director of Radnor Memorial Library, Radnor Memorial Library
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Maureen McQuiggan

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Radnor Township School District
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Carrie Sturgill

Radnor Memorial Library



Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Empire D Hershey Lodge

2:00pm

Come Fly With Me! Virtual Field Trips
Take your students on a virtual field trip nearly anywhere in the world! In this workshop, teacher librarians will learn how to use Google Street View and Google Cardboard apps, Discovery Education, and Nearpod in order to create virtual field trips for their students. BYOD is strongly encouraged for this hands-on session. Downloading the free Nearpod, Google Street View and Google Cardboard apps to a smart phone is also recommended but not a necessity.

Competencies:
Apply technology to own lessons appropriate to grade level
Create a virtual field trip using one of the technologies discussed
Students as Researchers and Thinkers

Speakers
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Katherine Kauffman Roth

Library Media Specialist, Norwin High School


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Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Empire A Hershey Lodge

3:30pm

Governor’s Advisory Council Open Forum
The Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development wants to hear about school libraries in Pennsylvania, in general, and in your library, in particular. Attend this session to share your concerns or brag about what you are doing.

Friday March 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Cocoa 6 Hershey Lodge

3:30pm

Maureen Johnson
Speakers

Friday March 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

3:30pm

Exhibits Hall
Exhibit Hall is open, great time to talk with vendors and learn about some new products and books

Friday March 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

3:30pm

Makerspace
You know the what and why's of school library makerspaces, now come and learn the HOW. Come hear from maker librarians and how their makerspaces add a layer of literacy to their library programs. Librarians will share their favorite maker tools and lessons so come prepared to learn. Be sure to enter the raffle for your chance to win lots of awesome maker products.

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Friday March 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

3:30pm

Afternoon Break
Iced Tea, Lemonde, Pretzels, Chips

Friday March 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Blue/White Room Hershey Lodge

4:15pm

Author's Approach to Inquiry-based Learning
A.B. Westrick, author of the award-winning historical novel BROTHERHOOD, will lead a mini-writing workshop that's easy for educators to adapt for use with any historical book (fiction or nonfiction). Participants will come away surprised with the quantity and quality of thier own writing, while gleaning insights about inquire based learning. Attendees will gain the tools necessary to lead dynamic collaborative unit (social students/language arts) in their own schools. Session includes book giveaway.

Competencies:
Smell the scenes suggested by primary source documents (photos, newspaper articles)
Lead a workshop that encourages students to write loosely and creatively
Excite a social studies and language arts teacher about doing a collaborative unit based on historical literature

Speakers
avatar for Anne Westrick

Anne Westrick

Author of BROTHERHOOD, @ABWestrick
My debut novel BROTHERHOOD (Penguin Young Readers) won many awards and made the YALSA Best Fiction for YA list. Virginia and Oregon put it on their Readers Choice lists (middle school level). I'm presenting a session Friday at 4:15 on literature and inquiry-based learning, and will be in the Exhibit Hall Thursday PM through Friday AM. @ABWestrick



Friday March 31, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Empire D Hershey Lodge

4:15pm

Creating a Manageable Makerspace!
Would you like to create a makerspace in your library, but feel overwhelmed by some of the ideas posted online by over zealous librarians? This session will help you create a manageable makerspace, by keeping ideas simple and accessible to all students. Create a makerspace that combines toys with a task, and defines play with purpose. The Dallastown Area Intermediate School Library's Innovation Station will be showcased, and help you create a similar, feasible makerspace in your library.

Competencies:
Create a manageable makerspace for their library.
Create a list of learning ideas to incorporate into their makerspace.
Create a list of useful items to place in their makerspace.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Farrell

Jane Farrell

Librarian, Dallastown Area Intermediate School
PSLA Leadership Committee | PSLA Conference Committee | PSLA Technology Learning Lab Chair | PSLA Emerging Leaders Academy--2015 | PSLA Sustaining Leaders Academy Coach--2016 | PSLA Regional Leaders Academy Central Region Co-Coordinator--2017 | Keystone Technology Innovator--2015 | PAECT Member



Friday March 31, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Wild Rose AB Hershey Lodge

4:15pm

Brand Your Library: More than Logo!
Perhaps you know your library’s vision and mission, but how are you communicating that? Odds are, they aren’t reading your Word document. Take those core values and visualize them by creating and sharing your library brand. Your library brand tells a story and you want to make it memorable! This session will explore the why and the how of library branding and show specific tools and examples used to communicate your story.

Competencies:
Participants will view and critique examples of “branded” libraries
Participants will develop a method to establish their library brand
Participants will learn tools to help design and market the library brand.

Speakers
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Heather Lister

Educational Consultant, Mackin Educational Resources
Heather Lister is a former school librarian now serving as an Educational Consultant with Mackin Educational Resources. She holds certificates in Library Science, Instructional Technology, Mathematics, and School Administration. Heather is passionate about maker education and giving students the opportunity to be inventive and innovative.
avatar for Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Make it Happen Award by ISTE.



Friday March 31, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Red Room Hershey Lodge

4:15pm

Nurture a Library of Wonder
Engage your students and work together to build a library of wonder. Explore remarkable technology tools that enhance instruction and student curiosity. Participate in practical and research based station learning. Share successes in nurturing a library of wonder for students.

Competencies:
Participants will view different tools to enhance instruction
Participants will observe best practices to enhance instruction
Participants will have the skills to try new web tools and ideas of station learning in their libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Beth McGuire

Beth McGuire

Librarian, Wendover Middle School, Hempfield Area School District
Hello. I would enjoy talking with you about all areas of librarianship. In PSLA, I am pleased to be a member of the both the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Awards Committee. This year I have been honored to be a member of the Sustaining Leaders Academy. Topics of teaching, learning, literature, awards, and leadership are areas that I would certainly enjoy discussing with you. Have a wonderful conference!



Friday March 31, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Empire C Hershey Lodge

4:15pm

One District, One Book in the Elementary School Setting
Since 2011, school librarians have played a key role in the promotion of South Western School District’s One District, One Book program. All four elementary schools participate in this home/school partnership where every family receives a personal copy of a common title to read at home. Connections are made in school through contests and activities. At this interactive presentation, librarians, and administrator and a district parent will share this annual journey with those wishing to embark for the first time with district wide programming; network to share ideas from those with experience; and celebrate how one book can create a culture of curiosity among children.

Competencies:
Attendees will collect ideas for short and long term library programming and promotions at the elementary level.
Attendees will learn a variety of strategies to promote leisure reading and model personal enjoyment of reading in order to promote habits of creative expression and lifelong reading.
Attendees will network with other elementary librarians from throughout the state to share and showcase successful library programming.

Speakers
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Stacey Fisher

South Western School District
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Mary Kay Kelly

South Western School District
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Melissa McElwee

South Western School District
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Kimberly Reese

South Western School District
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Shannon Resh

South Western School District


Friday March 31, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Empire A Hershey Lodge

4:15pm

Bringing Books to Life for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
“It’s like a book club but better.” Learn how to engage with students with intellectual disabilities by facilitating a book club designed to meet their needs. In just one hour, every other week, foster social relationships, reading for pleasure and community connections.

Competencies:
Identifty the principles and structures of a book club for students with intellectual disabilities
Craft a purpose for a book club for students with intellectual disabilities

Speakers
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Sara Frey

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School


Friday March 31, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Crystal Hershey Lodge

4:15pm

Cultivating Curiosity through Instructional Coaching Birth - Grade 12
This session is designed to share how the Mount Union Area School District Literacy Coaches promote literacy Birth – Grade12 through a variety of activities and events. Forming a partnership with parents, Pre-K/Head Start, community members and alumni, we emphasize the importance of literacy district-wide. Participants will leave this session with ideas to engage students in reading and ways to form partnerships with the community.

Competencies:
Participants will learn new ideas for activities to engage students in reading.
Participants will gain new ideas to explore partnerships within their community.
Participants will learn the planning processes for organizing community events.

Speakers
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Heidi Getz

Mount Union Area School District
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Candice Gilliland

Literacy Coach and English Teacher, Mount Union Area School District



Friday March 31, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Empire B Hershey Lodge

5:15pm

Dinner On Your Own
Friday March 31, 2017 5:15pm - 6:30pm
TBA Hershey Lodge

6:30pm

Dessert Bar
Enjoy some sweet treats and coffee  after dinner .  This hour-long social event ends with a celebration and presentation of the PSLA Outstanding Student Librarian awards.

Featuring students from Clarion University, Drexel University, Kutztown University and the University of Pittsburgh.


Strawberry Shortcake, Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart, Chocolate-Raspberry Pana Cotta.

Friday March 31, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Trinidad Hershey Lodge

7:15pm

College Gathering
Enjoy some sweet treats and coffee  after dinner .  This hour-long social event ends with a celebration and presentation of the PSLA Outstanding Student Librarian awards.

Featuring students from Clarion University, Drexel University, Kutztown University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Roth

Jennifer Roth

Elementary Librarian, Gettysburg School District


Friday March 31, 2017 7:15pm - 7:30pm
Trinidad Hershey Lodge

7:30pm

UnConference
Looking for a venue to ask your questions, offer your answers, and network with other librarians at the PSLA Conference? Look no further than the annual Unconference! The unconference is a loosely structured two hour session focused on professional idea sharing amongst peers. There are no formal schedules or presenters. All voices are of equal importance. Join us for this whimsical evening of learning and celebrating the art of school librarianship!

LEARN THE LINGO
Learning Commons - Small/Medium group discussions around a selected issue, question, or topic
S.W.A.G.A.G.A. (Stuff We All Get And Give Away) - Door prizes and other freebies to take home with you. Attendees are encouraged to bring random goodies from your library to be re-homed (cause don't we all have those good items we'll never use lying around?!)
Librari-wins - Sharing success stories, bright moments, highlights, and other pieces of positivity with the large group
lenap - Backwards Panel
Tech Tool Smackdown - Open sourced presentation of participants' favorite tech tools accompanied by one minute explanations

Add you Tech Tools for the Smackdown at tinyurl.com/PSLAsmackdown17 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Roth

Jennifer Roth

Elementary Librarian, Gettysburg School District


Friday March 31, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Nigerian Hershey Lodge
 
Saturday, April 1
 

7:00am

Registration Open
Saturday April 1, 2017 7:00am - 7:30am
Great Lobby Hershey Lodge

7:30am

8:45am

AuthorPresentation: The Author is in Hiding
Authors are famously reclusive. Many of us have taken an unexpected journey in the last ten or so years, as social media has come into the fore. Maureen Johnson discusses how she came to be a very online author, and how that has affected the job in ways good, bad, and entirely unexpected.

Speakers

Saturday April 1, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
Nigerian Hershey Lodge

10:30am

Graphic Novels: More than Just Pictures
Graphic novels are the perfect bait to hook the most reluctant reader. They provide the visual meal that 21st century students crave, while offering a less intimidating textual platform. However, even though graphic novels are primarily “graphics,” they contain the same literary elements as a traditional story in a high interest delivery.

Competencies:
Students write a “letter,” just in graphic novel format, using the writing techniques of comic writers (narration, speech bubbles, and illustration for descriptions).
Graphic novels can provide young readers and writers with the practice thy need to effectively incorporate equally balanced description, dialogue, and narration to make their stories come alive.
There's a ever-growing list of graphic novel titles for all ages out there right now. Participants will be exposed to many titles for reference and use in the classroom. They will not leave hungry books, so to speak.

Speakers
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Gaetan Pappalardo

Green-Fields School, Green-Fields School: West Deptford, NJ
Gaetan Pappalardo has been teaching third grade at Green-Fields School in West Deptford, NJ for 17 years. In 2011, he received the Governor’s Recognition Award for Green-Fields School and was also the West Deptford’s School District’s Teacher of the Year. He created PLCs before it was cool to create PLCs. He started a Teacher as Writer Club and is currently leading a PLC, which integrates classroom content with special area content, such... Read More →
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Jamie Schwantes

5th Grade Teacher, West Deptford Middle School: West Deptford, NJ.



Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Empire D Hershey Lodge

10:30am

Grant Writing: Expanding Learning Opportunities with MIC Tools  
As school library programs seek to generate awareness and support for their programs, future ready librarians have the ability to transcend the school’s walls by utilizing digital organizational tools to help secure grant funding and create learning opportunities. e-Portfolios are an excellent advocacy tool that has the potential to reach both internal and external publics. e-Portfolios also support collaboration as many students are turning to digital storytelling.

Competencies:
Participants will be able to create e-portfolios for advocacy and organizational needs.
Participants will be able to connect grants sources in order to create transdisciplinary learning opportunities.
Participants will be able to promote an appreciation for literature.

Speakers
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Tracey Wong

ALA Award Winner, Highview School


Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Empire C Hershey Lodge

10:30am

The School Librarian's Guide to Success in the PDE Educator Effectiveness System
It’s time to prepare for your Educator Effectiveness System (EES) annual evaluation, and you need a game plan.  After a year, we know—based on survey results and training--how PA school librarians are faring in EES.  You’ll learn to navigate the EES process & timeline, write a measurable Student Learning Objective (SLO), choose a Differentiated Supervision mode that works for you (Portfolio, Action Research, or Peer Coaching), and collect authentic evidence to create an ePortfolio that demonstrates your effectiveness in the four Danielson Domains.

Speakers


Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Empire D Hershey Lodge

10:30am

The Sustaining Leaders Gallery Crawl of Great Library Program Ideas to Spark Your Curiosity:
23 Sustaining Leaders, collaborating with their mentors, each developed and carried out a Personalized Learning Experience—a new program idea that creates positive awareness of the value of the school library. Join these leaders in a gallery walk to view their informative posters and discuss informally how they implemented their fresh, new ideas.

Competencies:
Participants will be able to adapt ideas presented into programs that promote positive awareness for their own library


Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Rose AB Hershey Lodge

10:30am

From Reader to Writer
There are many paths to becoming a writer, but they all include one major point: reading. You can’t be a writer without starting as a reader and continuing as a reader. YA author Maureen Johnson gives her advice on how to help kids and teens who are interested in becoming writers. Your questions welcome!

Speakers

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Crystal Hershey Lodge

10:30am

The Curious Reader: how to expand readers' horizons about gender, class and race
Curiosity is the first step to understanding. What's it like to walk in another person's shoes? Books are perhaps one of our greatest tools for glimpsing other lives.Our own world views have been shaped by the beloved books of our younger years. What are the new classics that can inform children's views on our changing world? And how do we foster an atmosphere of curiosity and inclusion?

Competencies:
Encourage curiosity through reading
Build a framework for identifying gender, race and social issues in literature
Create a program for diversifying offerings



Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Empire A Hershey Lodge