Tag Archives: ALA Conference 2015

ALA Annual Conference: Media Mentorship and YOU!

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(Submitted by Caitlin Jacobson, Librarian, Ketchikan High School)   Many of us have heard at least a little about the white paper that Claudia Haines at the Homer Public Library recently helped write. But even though I’d seen lots of … Continue reading

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Research Relevance: K-12 Library Instruction for the 21st Century “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”

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(Submitted by Caitlin Jacobson)    Reception and maker session in the Castilleja Library. The Gami-Bot patterns can be found here: http://bit.ly/1D7y6sI At the hotel with Ellen Scott – definitely had an old-school vibe. In fact, we had to think hard … Continue reading

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Dueling or Dancing with Data? A Conversation about Data and Statistics as Information Literacy

(submitted by Ellen Scott) What is data, and how do we use it? Kristin Fontichiaro discusses the six elements of Data and Statistic Literacy high school and college students need to understand the information presented to them, and evaluate the ethical use … Continue reading

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You’re Bound to Get Ideas, or How Teachers and Librarians Brought a Road Trip to the Classroom

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(submitted by Ellen Scott) Facilitators: Trevor Calvert, Derek Anderson, and Mary Collie Imagine putting yourselves in the place of the Joads, Odysseus, or Santiago, and having to survive for a number of days within a strange landscape, under trying conditions. English teacher … Continue reading

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Where to Begin

(submitted by Ellen Scott) Facilitator: Sara Kelly-Mudie http://library.hawken.edu/wheretobegin Think about the way we question, and then think again: how can we create a “more beautiful question?” Through “Questionstorming!”

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Building Background Knowledge

(submitted by Ellen Scott) Facilitator: Nicole Hunter Background knowledge includes life experience, context, common knowledge,experiences, and the ability to connect previously unconnected pieces of knowledge. Assisting students in the acquisition of background knowledge allows them to increase their understanding of the context … Continue reading

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‘Make a World’ and the World of Gamestorming

(submitted by Caitlin Jacobson) Research Relevance: K-12 Library Instruction for the 21st Century One of the first things we did at the Research Relevance colloquium was a hands-on activity from the world of gamestorming.  What’s that, you ask?  Yes, gamestorming, … Continue reading

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New Immigrants, New Approaches

(submitted by Dona Helmer) You can’t pick up a paper or listen to the national news and not hear something about “new immigrants” or “illegal immigrants”, but you are probably wondering what that has to do with your school library.

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Some Notes about Library Legislation and Advocacy

(submitted by Dona Helmer) The wonderful thing about a national conference is that there are so many sessions to choose from that you do not have to limit yourself to just AASL sessions. The bad thing about national conference is … Continue reading

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Transforming Learning with AASL

(submitted by Dona Helmer) The 2015 AASL Affiliate Leadership Summit was a day-long series of mini workshops and informational sessions dealing with developing leadership, member roles and responsibilities, and how we can support each other.

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