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Shareable products from AKLA Conference By Veronica Wood

School Librarians as Transnational Leaders Just weed it Matt dela Pena Author

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AKLA Conference 2016 Articles By Sheila Degener

Thursday:  1 to 3 p.m. MAKE IT @ YOUR LIBRARY Presented by Rebecca Webb and Amelia Swenby   Rebecca Webb was a dynamic speaker who showed us her Make It Spaces she had created at her library with a STREAM … Continue reading

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AKASL Professional Development Grant Shareable Products By Karina Reyes

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Karina Reyes SHAREABLE PRODUCTS AKASL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT April 11, 2016 Day 1: MAKING IT IN THE THE LIBRARY Rebecca Webb, presenter of Make it @Your Library walked us through her experience setting up a maker Faire in Tanana.  There’s … Continue reading

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Arbordale Article By Machelle Kelchner

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Conference- AklLA 2016 Conference, Saturday, March 12, 1:30-2:30, Author Signing Alaskan Titles for Busy Librarians by Arbordale Publishing As librarians, we all have our favorite resources. There are many reasons that Arbordale Publishing has become one of mine. Visiting with … Continue reading

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Comics – SCBWI – Teens Programming By Tamra Wear

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“Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.” Art Spiegelman Comics, comic books, graphic novels, and manga are all popular reading material for those that have experience with these genres. For other students, stories told in this format could provide the … Continue reading

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AKASL 2016 Articles By Donna Helmer

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You Have To Ask Yourself—Are You Ready?   Future Ready Librarians Project Highlights Critical Role Librarians Play in Supporting the Future Ready Goals of Schools and Districts Dona Helmer At the AASL Affiliate Assembly members were excited to learn about a … Continue reading

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AKLA Author Dinner featuring Newbery-Winning Author Matt De La Peña by Karla Barkman

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AKLA  Author Dinner featuring Newbery-Winning Author Matt De La Peña. One of my favorite activities at conference is attending author events as they are normally really interesting, inspiring, and entertaining. AKLA’s author dinner with Matt De La Peña more than … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels: AkLA 2016, Fairbanks

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How to Tell if a Graphic Novel is Any Good. Presenter Greg Hill AkLA 2016, Fairbanks, AK, Friday, March 12th, 9:30 AM This was an informative and interesting session. It has given me inspiration to take a look closer at … Continue reading

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From a Reluctant Reader to Author Mike De La Pena: AkLA 2016, Fairbanks

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AkLA 2016, Fairbanks, AK, Friday, March 11th, 2016 I attended the evening session, Dinner with Author Matt de la Pena, and thoroughly enjoyed listening to de la Pena speak.  I found his talk to be so inspirational.  He spoke about entry … Continue reading

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Melissa Stewart and “Getting Ready for Research: Building Skills in K-3”

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(Submitted by Lynn McNamara, Librarian, Scenic View Elementary School, Anchorage) Conference: AASL 2015, Columbus, Ohio Award-winning author of more than 150 books for children, Melissa Stewart spoke of how to get primary student ready to do research as they get … Continue reading

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