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Last updated October 5th, 2010.  Click here to download the PDF version.

  • SESSION ONE: Friday, 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
  • SESSION TWO: Friday, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM OR (*) 2:45PM
  • SESSION THREE: Friday, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • SESSION FOUR: Friday, 4:15 PM-5:15 PM
  • SESSION FIVE: Saturday, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
  • SESSION SIX: Saturday, 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
  • SESSION SEVEN: Saturday, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Session 1: Friday, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

    Microsoft Teacher Leader Program Overview
    In this session, participants will have a sneak peek at four Project Based activities that use a variety of Microsoft tools to organize, create, communicate, and collaborate. All of these activities can be readily adaptable for the classroom. Using a successful Project Based Learning approach, these modules show how Microsoft tools and the infusion of 21st Century Skills can create a collaborative classroom where students are engaged in their own learning. Learn how this training can come to your district.
    Kathy Dorr and Karen Schmitten, NCCE
    Cascade 1 & 2

    Social Studies CBAs
    Participants will leave with ideas and tools for successfully implementing the social studies CBAs.
    Trish Henry, Mead School District
    Cascade 3 & 4

    High School Book Clubs for Dummies
    We will present the history of our book club, from inception to sustainability.  We will cover advertising, funding, community partnership, participation by student and staff, and book choice.  We will also include student and staff comments and reflection.
    Colette Simpson & Tami DeFord, Othello School District
    Cascade 5 & 6

    EBSCO: Searchasaurus and Kids Search for Young Researchers
    This session discusses the benefits of teaching students how and why to use online resources for their research.  Learn about these interfaces designed specifically for elementary school students according to their needs and search abilities.
    Lisa Dennis, EBSCO Publishing & Jim Tindall, North Wasco City School District
    Cascade 7 & 8

    The Power of the Individual: Discovering History for Yourself
    Participants will have the unique opportunity to participate in a hands-on analysis of primary sources with a focus on discovering the personal stories behind significant historical periods. Presented by NARA, Densho, and the Holocaust Center.
    Ilana Kennedy, Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center
    Cascade 9

    Career Bridge: 5,000 Pathways to a New Career
    http://www.CareerBridge.wa.gov is a free, new web site that provides students with career planning tools, over 5,000 education programs and performance results of those programs, all in one place. Find out how to use this essential tool in your school.
    Karen Pyle, Workforce Board
    Cascade 10

    Books for Voracious (aka Advanced, aka Gifted) Readers!
    What happens when a book seller, a public librarian, and a school librarian put their heads together? Sometimes it’s magic! Join three book lovers who came up with a winning idea to engage parents in a discussion of books for ‘voracious’ readers.
    Debbie Pearson, Seattle Country Day School; Tegan Tigani, Queen Anne Books & Christiane Woten, Seattle Public Library
    Cascade 11

    From ‘Bots to Books – the Automated Library
    This panel presentation will explore the ways in which automation of library processes and functions have impacted library staff.
    Lee Loyd, Interest Group for Libraries and Unions/WLA
    Cascade 12

    Bite Me Once, Shame On You
    Explore the world of vampires, roleplaying and alternative reading activities in this immersive and engaging presentation.  From the author of the horror-comedy novel Midnight Snack and Horror Rules, the Simply Horrible Roleplaying Game.
    Chris Weedin, West Valley School District IT Department
    Cascade 13

    Enhanced Peer Coaching and Teacher-Librarians in Washington
    Peer Coaching offers Teacher-Librarians an opportunity to work collaboratively with other educators to focus on creating engaging learning experiences and helping students develop critical 21st Century skills.
    Dennis Small, OSPI and Les Foltos, Peer-Ed
    Evergreen 1

    Celebrating 21st Century Learning
    Gale offers students and teachers reference sources to help meet the demands of the 21st century. The program will discuss what it means to be a 21st Century leaner and what is neccessary to compete in a global economy.
    Sara Tarpley, Gale
    Evergreen 2

    Behind the Scenes at the Circus
    Gennifer will use the turn of the century photos of Frederick Glasier (courtesy of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art)  to talk about writing for today’s kids. What makes books written years ago still relevant today? How do you write a book today that will still speak to kids in the year 2030?
    Gennifer Choldenko, Author
    Northwest 1

    WLMA Sasquatch Reading Award winner and nominations
    Presentation of the most recent winner of the Sasquatch award and introduction to the nominations for the upcoming year.
    David Winkeljohn, Sasquatch Committee
    Northwest 2

    Researching Stories from Other Eras: the Quest for Authenticity, Verisimilitude, and Other Big-Word Essentials
    David Patneaude will discuss how research, doggedness, and imagination bridged the gap between ignorance and knowledge, allowing him to construct credible stories Thin Wood Walls, A Piece of the Sky, and Epitaph Road, set in far-off places and times.
    David Patneaude, Author
    Northwest 3

    Conference Newbie Session
    Learn how to navigate the 2010 WALE/WLMA Conference.  Experienced conference goers will explain what is offered at conference and how to get the most out of attending it.
    Elizabeth (Betty) Marcoux & Lorraine Bruce, University of Washington
    Olympic 1

    Have a Legislator visit your library!
    Become your own advocacy leader and host a legislator in your library!  Come and learn how to have your legislator visit your library and show them the important work that you do everyday with students and staff.
    Nelda Brangwin, Riverview School District & Kristi Bonds, Olympia School District
    Olympic 2

    Recipes for Disaster
    Knowing how to prevent damage to library materials can save money, staff time, and heartache in an age of shrinking resources. “Recipes for Disaster” provides the basics of collection care, including what not to do, to extend the life of library collections. This session is part of the ‘Conservation Kitchen’ series from the Washington State Library
    Diane Hutchins, Washington State Library
    Olympic 3

    Cross-Curricular CBA Project:  How We Used our LSTA Grant to Engage Students
    See how a group of fifth-grade teachers, the school librarian and the children’s librarian from Mid-Columbia Libraries teamed up to create a cross-curricular CBA project that engaged students in meaningful exploration of a local issue.
    Carol Miller, Kennewick School District
    Salon

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    Session 2: Friday, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM | * 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

    Library of Congress Online Professional Development Program
    This one hour session will introduce you to an exciting Library of Congress program that allows you to customize professional development for using the Library’s vast resources. Once the lessons, which are aligned with AASL standards, are selected, all materials are available in either PDF or web-based formats.
    Kathy Dorr & Karen Schmitten, NCCE
    Cascade 1 & 2

    RDA: Not Your Old Cataloging Rules
    RDA: Resource Description and Access, the new cataloging rules published this year are intended to replace AACR2. Adam Schiff, who chaired one of the two Joint Steering Committees for Development of RDA,  will discuss some of the significant changes in the cataloging rules using side-by-side comparison of MARC records created according to AACR2 and RDA.
    Adam Schiff, University of Washington
    Cascade 3 & 4

    *Creating a Web Presence for the 21st Century School Library
    Learn how one high school librarian answered the call after attending the 1st Annual NCCE Teacher Librarian Summit and implemented an action plan to establish a web presence to support teaching and learning.
    Lisa Gallinatti, Auburn School District
    Cascade 5 & 6

    *Connect & Integrate: Information Literacy & Washington’s Educational Technology Standards
    Washington’s Educational Technology standards have strong connections with information literacy and The Big 6. Come explore ways to integrate these expectations with the new assessments, as well as opportunities to support all students in meeting these goals. Mike Eisenberg will be joining this session as a co-presenter.
    Dennis Small & Tara Richerson, OSPI; Mike Eisenberg, University of Washington
    Cascade 7 & 8

    *Thinking about Syncing? Connecting with 21st Century Learners
    Discover the power of engaged and personal learning through Web 2.0, interactive gadgets, and multi-media programs.
    Catherine Ousselin (Meissner), Mount Vernon School District
    Cascade 9

    *The 3 B’s :Boys, Books and Blogging
    “Daisie Mae,” a bit of a wacky librarian, will present some research on the male brain and what books will entice boys into reading.
    Julie Hembree, Lake Washington School District
    Cascade 10

    Technology, Creativity and Learning Collide: Students ‚”Flip” For Library Introduction
    Have you been looking for ways to make library orientations more user centered? Hear how Gonzaga librarians taught 40 one-hour classes introducing students to the library by having students create course content using flip video cameras and blogs.
    Kelly O’Brien Jenks, Gonzaga University
    Cascade 11

    *Tools that Make a Difference — Supporting 21st. Century Skills with ProQuest
    Join us to take a look at all of ProQuest’s best tools and how they can support 21st. century learning.  A range of topics covering specialized functions in eLibrary, CultureGrams, World Conflicts Today, and the new ProQuest will be discussed.
    Jeff Cutler, ProQuest
    Cascade 12

    *Thinkfinity: Engaging Students, Enhancing Learning
    Thinkfinity has the highest quality standards-based Internet content for education, including resources linked to state standards and content areas. Come and see the resources and lesson plans available through this wonderful tool!
    Kimberly Rose, Puyallup School District
    Cascade 13

    Turning Real Life Into Fiction
    Sydney Salter has been keeping a daily diary since high school and will show how real life experiences, such as wrecking delivery vans and wedding cakes, rainy camping trips, and climbing Mayan pyramids show up in her novels.
    Sydney Salter, Author
    Evergreen 1

    *LEAPFROG: Hop Into Story Crafting with Author/Illustrator Richard Jesse Watson
    Join seasoned author/illustrator as he demonstrates the interactive leapfrog approach to story development. By alternating between words and pictures kids will bound ahead in their narrative and artistic skills.
    Richard Jesse Watson, Author/Illustrator
    Evergreen 2

    *Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award 2011
    Hear 2010 WCCPB winners Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery talk about their book Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival. See the video introduction of the 2011 nominees, share lesson ideas, and what’s on the WCCPB Wiki.
    Kim Guyette & Amy Cook, WCCPBA Committee
    Northwest 1

    *WMDs (Wireless Mobile Devices) and Multitasking Madness: Understanding Digital Natives
    This will include a scintillating PowerPoint to introduce the ideas and then an interactive time period where we share and consider how to input more tech learning activities into the library.
    Kate Burton, Vancouver School District
    Northwest 2

    *“Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State” Online Curriculum Project
    STI is an online resource for current, reliable, authentic, and locally based materials to teach about Tribal sovereignty, history and culture.  Participants will receive instruction for accessing and effectively using these valuable and groundbreaking materials created through a consortium of Tribal educators, elders and chairmen, Tribal and non-Tribal educators and OSPI.
    Denny Hurtado, OSPI & Shana Brown, Seattle School District
    Northwest 3

    Reinventing Ourselves:  School and Public Libraries Collaborating to Make a Difference
    Gain an understanding of the new landscape of school and public libraries. Gather ways to capitalize on our strengths to better serve our communities. Engage in a conversation to discover what works and renew your energy and creativity during these challenging times.
    Nancy Graf, Pasco Library System & Martha Shinners, Washington State Library
    Olympic 1

    Weeding: An Essential Component of Collection Management
    Weeding can be an emotional and potentially political activity, but it’s essential to collection management. Come learn about the why and some hows.
    Tom Horne, Seattle Public Library
    Olympic 2

    *Meet Art and Verse: An Introduction to Amazing Artists and Poetry Play!
    In this creative interactive workshop, you will explore Paige’s favorite art and poetry books while discovering new ideas for programs in and out of the Library. Educational resources, silliness and fun. Get ready to yell out words and spatter paint!
    Paige Bentley-Flannery, Deschutes Public Library
    Olympic 3

    *Measuring Student Success in the LIT Program
    This session will cover essential strategies for documenting student success in the context of the Library Information and Technology Program.
    Colet Bartow, Montana OPI
    Salon

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    Session 3: Friday, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Are there Ebooks in your library’s future? A look at E-Book Readers
    What are the latest devices in the world of electronic books, and what are the implications for the library? Different models of ebooks and ebook file formats will be demonstrated and compared, with an exploration of library applications.
    Conn McQuinn, Puget Sound ESD & Debbie Tschirgi, ESD 112
    Cascade 1 & 2

    Two Thumbs Up: Genres, Directors & Films to Know for Great Viewer’s Advisory
    Is your idea of “Viewer’s Advisory” pointing to the Internet Movie Database? (IMDB)? Or, maybe you’re not exactly sure what IMDB or Viewer’s Advisory actually are? Even if you’re not a fan of horror novels, you know who Stephen King is, but can you say the same about horror director David Croenbert? You don’t have to be a film buff to help people find the right movies. This discussion of notable genres, directors and films will give you tools to answer Viewer’s Advisory questions with confidence.
    Kati Irons, Pierce County Library & John Fosset, Kitsap Regional Library
    Cascade 3 & 4

    FUNDS4BOOKS – Get the Funds You Need With No Hassles or Gimmicks
    Funds4Books is an innovative online fundraising program that allows schools to use 100% of the donations for much-needed library and classroom materials. Created by Mackin Educational Resources, the program can help schools improve literacy and test scores among students while enhancing the school-to-home connection.
    Larry Parsons, Mackin Education
    Cascade 5 & 6

    Research Made Easy Using EBSCO Student Research Center and EBSCOhost
    This session discusses why student should use authoritative, verifiable resources for their research.  Learn how these interfaces provide students with the tools they need and prepares them as they continue their studies after high school.
    Lisa Dennis, EBSCO Publishing & Jim Tindall, North Wasco County School District
    Cascade 7 & 8

    How Librarians Can Support Online Learning
    Learn about the roles teacher/librarians can play in supporting students taking online courses. We’ll introduce OSPI’s online course catalog and cover best practices for student success.
    Karl Nelson, Digital Learning Department/OSPI
    Cascade 9

    Engaging English Language Learners and Striving Readers with 21st Century Skills through Global Issues
    Prepare students for the literacy demands of the 21st century. Learn about using global issues to support development of the  vocabulary and reading skills needed to comprehend complex texts and write in multiple genres. Free teacher’s guide!
    Dave Wilton, Facing the Future
    Cascade 10

    eAudiobooks Overview
    An overview that includes getting started, a demonstration, and essential resources to help your patrons use eAudiobooks with the Media Center (OneClick) and the NetLibrary website.
    Will Stuivenga, Washington State Library & Bryan Messersmith, Recorded Books, LLC
    Cascade 11

    Job Security for Teacher-Librarians: Implementing Comprehensive Big6 Information Literacy Programs
    Information literacy for all students is too important to be irregular or hit-and-miss. Teacher-librarians must step up and commit to developing and implementing information literacy programs that are comprehensive (reaching all users), predictable (consistent over time), and accountable (measured and reported). We CAN and MUST do this, and Mike Eisenberg shows the way—conceptually and practically—through his new “Big6 by the Month” approach.
    Mike Eisenberg, University of Washington
    Cascade 12

    At the Heart of the School
    Make your library #1 in students’ hearts, and the heartbeat of your school with engaging activities like TV Turnoff Week, daily checkouts, a kid-friendly collection, Chess Club, a Dollar Bookstore, Reading Club, Lunch with the Librarian, and more.
    Thom Garrard, Mukilteo School District
    Cascade 13

    Why the YA Novel is NOT Adult Lit’s Watered-Down Counterpart
    Join YA author Kimberly Derting for a fast-paced, entertaining look at writing for teens.  Learn why you should never ‘write down’ to teen readers, either in vocabulary or subject matter, and what to do (or not to do) about the issue of sex.
    Kimberly Derting, Author
    Evergreen 1

    Combining a Love of Writing, Running and Adventure into Great Nonfiction Books for Kids
    For Jim Whiting, writing nonfiction lets him delve into many areas that interest him and share his enthusiasm with young readers. He is therefore distressed that nonfiction occupies a decidedly subservient position in the reading desires of youngsters, somewhat akin to Oliver Twist plaintively begging for “more gruel.” Join him as he shares his fascination about his craft and frustration with its reception.
    Jim Whiting, Author
    Evergreen 2

    Up Close and Personal with Two Dogs and a Cat: Nosing Out the Details
    In a rare joint appearance, award-winning authors Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery will share how they wrangled challenges like geographic distance, elusive editors and one shy Marine to co-write two successful nonfiction picture books.
    Kirby Larson & Mary Nethery, Authors
    Northwest 1

    Pride and Prejudice and Digital Reading
    Stipulating a shared love of books, this session explores ways to also learn to love digital reading. Moving beyond the myths, the reality of the shift to digital reading and real world solutions for libraries will be revealed.
    Christopher Harris, School Library System – Genesee Educational Partnership
    Northwest 2

    Getting Out of Solitary
    Royce spent 13 years writing monster stories before emerging one day a wide-eyed children’s author. Join him to hear what it’s like to suddenly become a published “author” and realize you know absolutely nothing about the book world.
    Royce Buckingham, Author
    Northwest 3

    Library Support Staff Certification Program: Recognizing Value, Encouraging Growth
    The first national, voluntary certification program for library support staff (LSS) has been established by the American Library Association’s Allied Professional Association. Already one-hundred LSS have become candidates since the program opened early this year. This program will focus on the value of certification to LSS, their employers, and libraries and cover program basics. Joined by the program’s director, Washington state LSSC candidates will be present to answer questions and share their program experiences.
    Karen Strege, LSSC Program Candidates
    Olympic 1

    Teacher-Librarian as Student Learning Coordinator
    In this session, you’ll hear how one high school teacher-librarian and one principal work together to improve learning and teaching as part of their school wide reform efforts.
    Roz Thompson & Scott Seaman, Tumwater School District
    Salon

    One Book, One Conference: Sherman Alexie’s War Dances
    Marianne Hunter and Andrea Hynes, hosts of the ‘One Book, One Conference’ session have selected War Dances, the latest work by this year’s Banquet Speaker, Sherman Alexie. This short story and poetry collection was selected as the 2010 PEN/Faulkner winner, and book reviewer Mary-Ann Gwinn, in the Seattle Times, wrote that “Sherman Alexie mixes up comedy and tragedy, shoots it through with tenderness, then delivers with a provacateur’s don’t-give-a-damn flourish. He’s unique, and his new book, War Dances, is another case in point.” Please join us for an interesting, informal discussion of War Dances.
    Marianne Hunter, North Thurston School District & Andrea Hynes, Bethel School District
    Maxi’s Lounge


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    Session 4: Friday,  4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    Web 2.0 Tools
    This fast-paced session will introduce you to a myriad of free Web 2.0 tools that can help students be more engaged learners, collaborate with others, and provide more choices for projects. A special emphasis will be on tools for research and organization of information.
    Kathy Dorr & Karen Schmitten, NCCE
    Cascade 1 & 2

    Manga Literacy: Using Asian Comics as an Information Literacy Tool
    Join Sarah Evans, librarian and PhD student, in a lively discussion of the Asian comics industry, learning theory, and information literacy ideas for your library.
    Sarah Evans, University of Washington
    Cascade 3 & 4

    RATT!: Readers’ Advisory for Transitioning Teens, or How to Help Your Older Teens Graduate from Young Adult Literature
    Presenters will discuss how to suggest crossover books for older teens that are transitioning from young adult literature to adult titles. Participants will leave with an annotated bibliography and booktalks to share with students and colleagues.
    Paige Battle, Evergreen School District & Ira Pollack, Education Northwest
    Cascade 5 & 6

    Wikipedia in School
    Wikipedia: Friend or Foe? Encyclopedia or Graffiti board? Revolution? Devolution? Let’s check it out! Guided tour of this popular source and what libraries are doing with it.
    Anne Bingham, University Prep Library
    Cascade 7 & 8

    “Top Secret” Creative Teaching Techniques Demonstration
    Come learn about creative teaching techniques you can use to promote reading and library usage!  We’ll demonstrate how we use puppets, magic, humor, and audience participation to inspire students to read in our “Top Secret” author visit.
    Curt Nelson, Slightly Illusional
    Cascade 9

    Books the West Likes Best 2011
    Participants will hear book talks and lesson ideas for the books I like best from the 2011 list for Books the West Likes Best.
    Mary Norton, Bound to Stay Bound Books
    Cascade 10

    Maximizing the Value of WorldCat.org
    Worldcat.org is OCLC’s public-facing Web portal to the WorldCat database. This session provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service.
    Rick Newell, OCLC
    Cascade 11

    Getting Through Difficult Negotiations Smoothly: Perspectives from Labor and Management
    This discussion will ask panelists from both Management and Labor to share tips on how to get through difficult negotiations with the best possible outcomes. Panelists will share their experiences with what has worked well to minimize friction, and how you can better ensure a positive process in your negotiations.
    Lin Schnell, Cher Ravagni, Helen Ojeda & Diane Prenguber
    Cascade 12

    Take This Job and SHELVE It!
    This session will show how the page/shelver perspective can be a utilized for department organization. It will also give ways to empower your pages/shelvers during the planning process or when deciding on the best use of space in your library.
    Daurice Siller & Brianna Hoffman, Richland Public Library
    Cascade 13

    Collaboration: Help Me Do It
    Your school is rapidly changing. Building successful collaboration not only means having access to the right resources at the right time, but making sure students and staff are able to use these resources anytime, anywhere. Follett Software will present pointers to help you create more interactive collaboration within your school.
    Stan Winters, Follett Software
    Evergreen 1

    Seattle’s Spectacular Central Library
    In 1998 Seattle voters approved the largest library initiative in US history, launching a $290.7 million project to rebuild and renew The Seattle Public Library (SPL). The  “Libraries for All” building program not only set the standard for library systems across the globe, it reinvigorated Seattle’s love of learning and reading. Join SPL’s Tour and Event Coordinator Jeff Christensen for a discussion and photo tour of the 11 level, 363,000 sq f t, $156.5 million Central Library. SPL’s headquarters became internationally famous the moment it opened in 2004. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhass, the stunning steel and glass building is Seattle’s newest icon. BONUS! Attendees to this session will be given the opportunity to sign-up for a private behind the scenes tour of the Central Library on Saturday, Oct. 16, as well as the option to tour a couple of the new and remodeled branches within the 26 branch system.
    Jeff Christensen, Seattle Public Library
    Evergreen 2

    Curling Up With a Good eBook: The Future of Reading?
    We’re not going to change the world. The fate of books will be decided by forces far more powerful than our pens and shelves. But, as authors, librarians and readers, we are in the center of fascinating changes in the nature of print, reading and the book. As sacred as these have been to generations before, both millennials and the marketplace are expanding print, reading and books well beyond their analog roots. I invite you to join in a short discussion with authors Christopher Harris, Gennifer Choldenko, Mary Nethery, Kirby Larson and Alyson Noel, that will in no way resolve the future of reading and print but will allow us all to think a little more deeply about what it means to write, read and engage with the written word. I hope you can make the time to stop by and chat.
    Mark Ray, Moderator, Vancouver School District
    Northwest 1

    Technological Empowerment of the Librarian
    This program will address the concerns of inviting certain technologies into a library, focusing on the issues of roles, responsibilities, and the concerns about equity regarding these technologies.
    Betty Marcoux, University of Washington
    Olympic 1

    La Causa
    Experience the labor movement that changed the lives of Latino farm workers in the late 60’s.  One young woman balances the demands of her family and culture and fights to see her people free of poverty.
    Rachael McClinton, Living Voices
    Olympic 2

    The Power of Teen Design…Teen Input on Teen Spaces
    Letting teens help design virtual and physical library spaces can have fabulous results.  We will share survey tools, pitfalls and the rewards.
    Aubri Keleman & Kyla Strupp, Whatcom County Library System
    Olympic 3

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    Session 5: Saturday, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Classroom Response Systems, Interactive Whiteboards, Tablets and More
    What are the latest developments in interactive learning technologies? This session will explore a variety of systems as well as resources for applying them in the library learning environment.
    Conn McQuinn, Puget Sound ESD & Tanna Colwell, ESD 112
    Cascade 1 & 2

    MSP: Instructional Strategies
    Identify and align the GLEs with what you are doing as well as look at sample MSP questions. Practical lessons and strategies will be presented that support student achievement and are part of library / information skills.
    Jan Copeland, Bethel School District
    Cascade 3 & 4

    Books and Beyond! Launch learning through literature and the latest digital/online tools
    Learn creative ways to get your students interacting with books and responding to literature through the use of digital tools and online resources. Podcasts, video, blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, oh my!  This is not your grandmother’s Dr. Seuss.
    Jerry Alldredge, Ellensburg School District
    Cascade 5 & 6

    “Real People Can Be Politcal Too!”
    Become a strong school library advocate and politically savvy utilizing tools and techniques designed for the real world and real people who have other things to do too.
    Carolyn Logue, CA Logue Public Affairs
    Cascade 7 & 8

    Free alternatives on the web
    This program will present alternatives to popular programs such as Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Captivate, and more tools for productivity and marketing.
    Doris Munson, Eastern Washington University
    Cascade 9

    Books The West Likes Best 2011
    Participants will be introduced to the current titles on Books the West Likes Best 2011 list. A coordinating lesson plan will be given for each title.
    Mary Norton, Bound to Stay Bound Books
    Cascade 10

    Scratch:  MIT’s free tool for drawing, digital storytelling, and simple logic & programming lessons
    Participants can draw, control actors on an electronic stage, and (if time allows) write a simple game-like program.  Lessons will be modeled to prepare teacher-librarians to use this free program with students.  Laptop recommended, but not required.
    Sean Fullerton, Auburn School District
    Cascade 11

    Grant Resources for Library Staff
    From public programs and archival preservation to improving access to digital resources, what librarian doesn’t have a backlog of projects that need time, staff and/or funds to complete?  This session is intended help information professionals identify potential funding sources — especially government agency grants — that could help them complete those projects and, thereby, better serve their constituents.
    John George, University of Washington
    Cascade 13

    What good could come? Jesse Joshua Watson shares his latest book, Hope for Haiti
    Jesse Joshua Watson shares his process in writing and illustrating the book, Hope for Haiti, from his inspiration to thumbnail sketches, to model shoots of Haitian children, even time lapse imagery of paintings coming to life.
    Jesse Joshua Watson, Author/Illustrator
    Evergreen 1

    Assessing the Information Literacy Curriculum
    This workshop will take a collaborative approach to the exploration of assessing student achievement in the information literacy curriculum. Be prepared to share experiences and ideas!
    John Marino, University of Washington
    Evergreen 2

    A Visit with Author Carl Deuker
    Find out how a working teacher finds the time and inspiration to write successful sports based novels. Carl currently teaches in the Northshore School District outside of Seattle. He is the author of On the Devil’s Court, Heart of a Champion, Night Hoops, Painting the Black, High Heat, Runner, and Gym Candy. His latest novel, Payback Time, is now available in bookstores.
    Carl Deuker, Author
    Northwest 1

    10 Reasons why Board Games PWN
    From curriculum alignment to the creation of socially networked learning, Christopher Harris reveals 10 reasons why modern board games need to be a part of your collection. Learn how to get started with games in your library as well.
    Christopher Harris, School Library System – Genesee Educational Partnership
    Northwest 2

    Researching Stories from Other Eras: the Quest for Authenticity, Verisimilitude, and Other Big-Word Essentials
    David Patneaude will discuss how research, doggedness, and imagination bridged the gap between ignorance and knowledge, allowing him to construct credible stories Thin Wood Walls, A Piece of the Sky, and Epitaph Road, set in far-off places and times.
    David Patneaude, Author
    Northwest 3

    Collaborating with Math Teachers: Writing a Textbook to Send Abroad
    Teacher-Librarians need Math Teachers, Math Teachers need Teacher Librarians! Come and find out an innovative way to collaborate with math folks in a meaningful way.
    Sarah Applegate & George Christoph, North Thurston School District
    Olympic 1

    The Shoestring Library: Library Administration for Tough Times

    Overview of the handbook published by ABC-Clio March 2010, The Shoestring Library  Down-to-earth hints for Library Resurrections.  Participants may bring one 11×17-inch photocopy of their space to be analyzed.

    Sheryl Fullner, Nooksack Valley School District
    Olympic 2

    Rock! Paper, Scissors… and other  ways to create fun library displays
    Come away from this session with creative new ideas to transform your library into an appealing and fun place to learn. No time or money? No worries! Learn how to turn recycled materials into quick, eye-catching displays.
    Dawn Doyle, North Thurston School District
    Olympic 3

    Put the Book Down & Bring a Book to Life
    Encourage literacy through oral storytelling- both yours and the kids’. Workshop participants will learn how to, and practice, telling stories in small groups. We’ll discuss ways that storytelling can reach students who are having trouble reading.
    Rick Huddle, Rick Huddle Productions
    Salon

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    Session 6: Saturday, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

    MS Web Literacy Curriculum
    Learn about the new Microsoft web literacy lessons and support resources to help students develop critical thinking skills when searching the web.
    Kathy Dorr & Karen Schmitten, NCCE
    Cascade 1 & 2

    Plagiarism Lessons using the Media and Technology
    Plagiarism lessons designed to teach students what plagiarism is, how to avoid it, as well as how and when to cite sources.
    Jamie Daniels & Jessica Von Wendel, Antioch University
    Cascade 3 & 4

    Introduction to Anime and Manga
    Get a basic overview of Japanese anime (animation) and manga (graphic novels). Learn the many kinds of genres out there for all sorts of readers. From children to adults, there’s something for everyone! Find out useful websites to locate news, materials, and recommendations of anime and manga. Learn what other library systems are doing to promote its anime and manga collections. Share your ideas and past projects with others as well.
    Warren Chin, Seattle Public Library
    Cascade 5 & 6

    World Book Reference System Transforms the World into the 21st Century
    Training on the World Book Online Reference System to bring students and teachers into the 21st Century.  Selected “Best 2009 Online Product” by Library Journal.  Featuring the new “Early World of Learning” and the Differentiated Learning site.
    Darrell Thompson, World Book, Inc.
    Cascade 7 & 8

    Go Wild for Reading With These Awesome Author Visits
    Come see how a puppet rat writes books and does author visits!  We’ll demonstrate snippets from our science-themed author visit ‘Go Wild!’ and our history-themed “Saddle Up ‘N’ Read!” All attendees receive a free book.
    Curt Nelson, Slightly Illusional
    Cascade 9

    Education for Global Sustainability: Engaging Lessons for the Primary Grades
    Experience global sustainability as an engaging context for teaching K-4 skills and content. Participate in hands-on lessons that use childrens’ literature to teach about about cultural identity, food, systems, and biodiversity. Free teacher’s guide.
    Dave Wilton, Facing the Future
    Cascade 10

    Playing Around with History Using the Open-Source Programs, Scratch and Pivot Stickfigure
    We will create a Scratch game and a Pivot Stickfigure animation using a history story or a contemporary issue. We will discuss how to help students select a topic, how to research the topic and how to create them using these challenging & fun tools.
    Mary Kay Rolwes, Medical Lake School District
    Cascade 11

    Using Alphabet Books in the Library for Differentiating Instruction: Latest and Greatest Library Books, 2009-2010
    See the newest and best alphabet books and learn 26 ways to use them to complement PreK-1st grade teachers emergent reader needs.
    Christie Kaaland & Judy Chichinski, Antioch University
    Cascade 12
    Thinking “Outside the Book” with COLUMBIAKids e-Zine
    Online media is changing the way we read. But is that good or bad? Find out how kids e-zine’s can build literacy skills by offering a wide range of reading and listening experiences.
    Stephanie Lile, Washington State History Museum
    Cascade 13

    The Pawn is Mightier than the Sword
    Jesse shares the successful and transformative principles of chess, as well as his own story of illustrating the award winning Chess Rumble. Peer into the process through photos of model and location shoots, and watch the finished paintings evolve.
    Jesse Joshua Watson, Author/Illustrator
    Evergreen 1

    Gathering Data, Using Data: Making Meaningful Change in Your Library Program for Student Excellence Through Collaboration
    This session will focus on ways that the teacher-librarian can stimulate staff collaboration to focus on learning outcomes through on-going data analysis of the library program.
    Karen Kline, Lake Washington School District
    Evergreen 2

    Teaching Ethics: A Conversation with Janet Wong
    Our students will make mistakes. What can they learn from them? In Janet Wong’s new book Me and Rolly Maloo, children cheat on a math test, motivated by peer pressure and a desire to be popular. Wong will highlight examples from this book that can be used to start a discussion of ethics.
    Janet Wong, Author
    Northwest 1

    Drama, Angst, & Heartache:  Writing for the YA Market
    This session focuses on the facets that are unique to the YA market.
    Alyson Noel, Author
    Northwest 2

    Puget Sound Council “Best Books of 2009” (Grades 5-8)
    Come see and hear about the best books reviewed by members of Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children’s Books in the past year. This presentation focuses on books appropriate for readers from grades 5-8.
    Venta Silins, University of Washington/Puget Sound Council
    Northwest 3

    Creating your Own Library Café: Serving up Food for Thought
    In response to a failed levy lid lift a couple of years ago, a staff-driven  Kitsap Regional Library advocacy group started something called The KRL Café. The Café develops initiatives to inform and excite the community about the library, its mission, collection, programs, and services.  As they’ve collected and shared stories with staff and the public, reached out to groups, and developed grassroots information campaigns, the Café has directly influenced the community’s support of the library.  All levels of the library are represented, meet regularly, and perform strategic outreach. The Café also serves as a first rate conduit for staff engagement, morale, and team-building. Come learn how you can bring this same grassroots initiative to your library! Rachelle Deininger will also present with us.
    Suzanne Christman, Christina Nofziger and Rachelle Deininger, Kitsap Regional Library
    Olympic 1

    Hear My Voice
    How long was the fight for women’s suffrage? Join the 72 year battle that won half of America’s citizens the right to vote through the experiences of one young suffragist.
    Rachael McClinton, Living Voices
    Olympic 2

    Moving from Traditional Diecutting to Electronic Diecutting
    Using an electronic diecut machine will enhance student projects, library and classroom decor, and unleash creativity.  Learn the basics, get ideas, and create an electronic diecut project. Addiction support will be available.
    Jeanne Staley, Bethel School District & D’Arcy Rowe, West Valley School District #208
    Olympic 3
    The top 10 things a Library Media Specialist needs to know to teach Kindergarten
    Frustrated with the belief that kindergarten library is ‘reading a story’?  Ten useful, proven, and developmentally-appropriate ideas will be presented to help the LMS provide kindergarten students a solid start towards information literacy.
    Arika Dickens, Bellevue School District
    Salon

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    Session 7: Saturday, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Thinkfinity
    This session will introduce you to Thinkfinity and show you how you can access thousands of free lesson plans, as well as teacher and classroom resources, all based on national standards.
    Kathy Dorr & Karen Schmitten, NCCE
    Cascade 1 & 2

    Information Skills Strategies and Critical Thinking using Technology
    Learn new strategies to effectively teach information skills. Topics include literature connections, Internet search strategies, discerning and evaluating website information, applications of new knowledge and encouraging ethical use of information.
    Jan Copeland, Bethel School District & Sean Fullerton, Auburn School District
    Cascade 3 & 4

    Using Wikis To Support Classroom Research Projects and Writing Activities
    Shoreline Teacher-Librarians, Frank Kleyn and Joanna Freeman, will share their experiences using wikis to help collaborate with teachers and their students as they conduct research and writing.  Through the use of wikis students are able to access their work without having to locate files or work on a specific computer.  Teachers are able to easily add comments while students and parents can access the work from home.  Students are provided with an instant, collaborative audience for their writing. Attendees will learn how to set up a wiki and quickly implement it in their schools.  Please bring a laptop with internet access.
    Frank Kleyn, Shoreline School District
    Cascade 5 & 6

    Wake Up Your Personal Learning
    Take charge of your own learning! Find out how to create a “personal learning environment” (PLE) that is tailored to your individual interests and learning needs. Using free online tools like iGoogle, you can build your own private, educational website on almost any topic you choose. When you set it up as your browser home page, you’ll get an eyeful of opportunities to start every day with learning.
    Betha Gutsche, WebJunction
    Cascade 7 & 8

    Educationally Significant Assembly Programs for Secondary Schools
    Come see how magic and mind-reading can be used to motivate secondary students to read and to reinforce math concepts such as statistics and exponents before testing! Come be a part of the fun and learn something, too!
    Curt Nelson, Slightly Illusional
    Cascade 9

    Facing the Future: Exploring Global Issues and Sustainability Curriculum Resources for Students and Educators
    Learn about the free curricula and online resources available from Facing the Future in this hands-on session. Take part in a lesson and see how FTF’s interdisciplinary materials support CBAs and increase student engagement. Free teacher’s guide!
    Dave Wilton, Facing the Future
    Cascade 10

    Using the Tools Google Gave Ya!
    Students are using Google when searching, both personally and academically; it is our job to teach them how to use it effectively. Come explore the free Google tools beyond Basic Search and see how much more valuable the Google experience can be.
    Carina Pierce, Bethel School District
    Cascade 11

    Assess Student Understanding of Key Information Literacy Concepts with an Online Survey
    Use a browser and an online survey service to learn another strategy for assessing your students’ understanding of key information literacy concepts.
    Paula Palmer, The Meridian School
    Cascade 12

    Resources This Librarian Likes: Resources Students, Teachers and Librarians Can Trust
    This session will introduce you to good, solid (and free) resources on a variety of subjects. I will also discuss ways to discover and keep track of resources for future use.
    Judy Pitchford, Washington State Library
    Cascade 13

    Dear Keith Baker, I have some advice for you. . . Why Author Visits Matter–To Me!
    I will share a collection of my  favorite student letters and artwork gleaned from over twenty years of school visits.  I will first give a quick look at my books to provide context and background for the student work.
    Keith Baker, Author/Illustrator
    Evergreen 1

    Building Strong Community Partnerships:  Sno-Isle Libraries and the Teen Project
    In 2007 Sno-Isle Libraries embarked on The Teen Project, teaching staff to reach out into the community and develop relationships with other organizations. Dawn Rutherford, Teen Services Coordinator and Teen Project manager, will share how Sno-Isle approached this challenge and was better able to develop programs and services for teens, allowing the library to be seen as a strong community partner.
    Dawn Rutherford, Sno-Isle Regional Library
    Evergreen 2

    Teaching Ethics: A Conversation with Janet Wong
    Why do children cheat and lie? How can teachers and librarians become more actively involved in teaching ethics?
    Janet Wong, Author
    Northwest 1

    Evergreen Award
    The Evergreen Award, sponsored by WashYARG, a Washington YA review group, gives teens a voice in deciding the best literature. Booktalks are presented, reproducible brochures, color posters are available. Presented by a school and a public librarian.
    Mary Jo Heller, Evergreen Committee
    Northwest 2

    Puget Sound Council “Best Books of 2009” (Grades PreK – 4)
    Come see and hear about the best books reviewed by members of Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children’s Books in the past year. This presentation focuses on books appropriate for readers from grades PreK – 4.
    Venta Silins, University of Washington/Puget Sound Council
    Northwest 3

    Conversation Among the Cantaloupes: Advocacy in the Produce Aisle
    Libraries must meet the challenge of engaging patrons and students with the collections and resources we offer.  How better to do that than through grassroots advocacy? This includes person-to-person conversations not just in our workplace, but in our everyday lives.  Learn how to create and tell your personal 3-minute library story anytime, anywhere!
    Susan Lee & Deanna Conger, Kitsap Regional Library
    Olympic 1

    Northwest Passages
    Witness the dynamically changing Northwest at the turn of the 20th century. Experience the journey of one immigrant family and discover the diversity of the American experience.
    Rachael McClinton, Living Voices
    Olympic 2

    Covers & Colors: The Psychology of Display & Sales
    Learn how color and publishers’ marketing techniques can affect you and your patrons’ attitudes and choices. Useful for all levels: classrooms, libraries and personal space.
    Susan Madden, King County Library System, Retired
    Olympic 3

    Measuring for Success:  Assessing the LIT Program
    This session will cover essential strategies for documenting the successful Library Information and Technology Program.  The LIT program must be framed in the district and school improvement goals.  Data collection and reporting will be emphasized.
    Colet Bartow, Montana OPI
    Salon

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