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Thursday, October 25
 

1:00pm

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Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - Saturday October 27, 2018 2:00pm
Conference-wide

2:00pm

Evaluation & CEUs
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Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - Monday December 31, 2018 11:59pm
Evaluation & CEU

3:00pm

Registration Open
Come pick up your name tag and badge ribbons and say hello!

Thursday October 25, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Upper Lobby

3:00pm

5:30pm

6:30pm

 
Friday, October 26
 

7:00am

Registration Open
Come pick up your name tag and badge ribbons and say hello!

Friday October 26, 2018 7:00am - 4:00pm
Lower Lobby

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday October 26, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)

8:00am

9:00am

Author Signing
Trisha Speed Shaskan, Lisa Bolt Simons, Patrick Mader, Kari van Wakeren, Shannon Gibney, Marcie Rendon, Sheila O'Connor, Anne Greenwood Brown, Stephen Shaskan, Kevin Lovegreen, Eileen Beha, Margi Preus, Nikki Rajala, Mary Losure, Tammy Wilson, Art Coulson, Polly Carlson-Voiles, Joan Wolf

Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:30am

#MNLibrariesTransform: Be a Part of Library Legislative Day
How do you make your voice and the voices of your students heard at the MN State Capitol? Join our session to learn how to make your voice heard on Library Legislative Day and other days of the year to advocate for libraries all across Minnesota. Learn how to contact and make appointments with your legislator, how to stay informed about issues that affect libraries, how to participate in Library Legislative Day, and how to leverage the tools located on the Minnesota Library Advocacy website. This will be an interactive, hands-on session, so please bring a device.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gearman

Lisa Gearman

Information Innovation Learning Specialist, Chaska High School
Interested in library spaces, Twitter for PLNs, Google Apps & Chromebooks, 12-13 bridge, and BOOKS! @learnerlisa1 or @CHSMedia
avatar for Ann Walker Smalley

Ann Walker Smalley

Director, Metronet
Library advocacy!



Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lake Osakis

9:30am

Booktalks for the Secondary Student 6-12
Join us as we share some of our favorite reads for students in grades 6-12. We have compiled a list of our favorite titles and sorted them by genre/theme. We have tried to include many lesser-known titles in order to give you some ideas for your collection. We will book talk as many as possible and will provide you a list of all our favorites!

Click here to view our presentation

Speakers
MW

Melissa Weinand

Media Specialist, Waconia Public Schools
avatar for Rachelle Weinand

Rachelle Weinand

Media Specialist and Technology Integrationist, North Branch Area Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lake Minnewaska

9:30am

Copy Right or You Might Violate Copyright
Have you ever heard, that you can only use 30 seconds of music? Have you wondered, I don’t see a copyright symbol on it, so I don’t need permission, right? Or how about, I’m a teacher! No matter what I use, I can claim fair use! In this interactive session, participants will learn the basics of copyright, fair use, and creative commons licensing and receive a variety of resources to guide decision making.

Speakers
avatar for Tammi Wilkins

Tammi Wilkins

Media Specialist Lincoln Park Middle School, ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lake Carlos

9:30am

EBSCO Discovery Service as a Classroom Learning Resource
Are you overwhelmed with all the online choices that you have to choose from to incorporate into the classroom? Are you looking for some short cuts? Join Christopher for an engaging session on how EBSCO can assist you with navigating all the various resources. EBSCO is just not a resource for the “upcoming Science Fair project” but a resource that both teachers and students will come to rely on for learning in the classroom. Perhaps “Siri” or “Alexa” may be one of your future classroom helpers!

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Holly

Christopher Holly

Director of SaaS Innovation, EBSCO
FOLIO, Software as a Service, OpenAthens, Stacks, EBSCO Discovery Service, Library Systems Management, Strategic Planning



Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lake Le Homme Dieu

9:30am

Elementary Authors Panel 1
A panel of our guest authors who write for elementary grades

Art Coulson    
Cori Doerrfeld
Mary Losure
Patrick Mader
Stephen Shaskan
Trisha Speed Shaskan
Lisa M Bolt Simons
Brandon Vreeman
Kari Van Wakeren

Authors
avatar for Art Coulson

Art Coulson

Art Coulson is a writer, editor and storyteller who served as the first executive director of the Wilma Mankiller Foundation in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, after a 25-year career in journalism. The foundation, which carries on Wilma’s legacy of social justice and community... Read More →
avatar for Cori Doerrfeld

Cori Doerrfeld

Cori Doerrfeld is a full time author/illustrator who has helped create numerous books with both local and national publishers. Her books include titles such as The Rabbit Listened, Good Dog, and The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig. When Cori isn’t busy making books, she... Read More →
avatar for Kari Van Wakeren

Kari Van Wakeren

Kari van Wakeren is a Lutheran pastor, wife, and mom of two young kids.  She is also the author of the children’s book, Bubble Wrap Girl, which celebrates resilience and the courage to do hard things.  She and her family live in Alexandria, MN.  She can be reached at karivan... Read More →
avatar for Lisa M Bolt Simons

Lisa M Bolt Simons

Simons is a writer and a teacher. Her publications include over 30 nonfiction children's books, four middle grade novels, and the adult history book FARIBAULT WOOLEN MILL: LOOMED IN THE LAND OF LAKES. Accolades include an Honorable Mention for the McKnight Artist Fellowship and a... Read More →
avatar for Mary Losure

Mary Losure

From the titles, you might think Mary Losure’s books are fiction. But she assures you that every word of ISAAC THE ALCHEMIST: SECRETS OF ISAAC NEWTON, REVEAL’D is not only true, but documented with primary sources. So is WILD BOY: THE REAL LIFE OF THE SAVAGE OF AVEYRON and even... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Mader

Patrick Mader

Patrick “Packy” Mader has a background in education, business, and agriculture, with a professional career as an elementary teacher and is the author of five books.  He grew up on a dairy farm near St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and has been a lifelong fan of sports at all levels... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Shaskan

Stephen Shaskan

Stephen Shaskan is the author and illustrator of several picture books including: Big Choo, Toad on the Road, Max Speed, and The Three Triceratops Tuff. He is also the illustrator of the picture book Punk Skunks and the graphic novel series Q and Ray, both written by his wife Trisha... Read More →
avatar for Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan has written over forty books for children, including the picture book Punk Skunks and the latest graphic novel in the series Q & Ray: Case #3: Foul Play at Elm Tree Park about a rat and hedgehog who solve mysteries, which are both illustrated by her husband Stephen... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)

9:30am

Helping Students Read Informational Texts
One of the most difficult parts of the research process for many students is the exploration stage: reading and understanding informational texts. Even though our students have “learned to read,” we should not assume they know how to “read to learn.” Students have difficulty with comprehension because they are encountering new content, advanced vocabulary, and unfamiliar text structures. They will often feel frustrated and resort to copying and pasting without understanding the content. In this session, we will explore features available within many databases (we'll focus on popular ELM databases to which we all have access) that can aid with reading comprehension, including translation, listening, and reading level options. We will also discuss strategies we can use to teach students how to approach common informational text structures.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Mork

Linda Mork

Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarian, mii
Linda is a librarian with Minitex where she provides outreach and instruction related to the Electronic Library for Minnesota. A former school library media specialist and secondary English teacher, she is passionate about information literacy education.


Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lake Vermilion

9:30am

Media & Technology Literacy for Digital Natives
We sometimes think that because our students are digital natives they have all of the knowledge to succeed in a information and technology rich society, but oftentimes this is not true. What skills do they need to learn? How can we help them navigate the information overload and act ethically? In this session, learn how, after observing the struggle of her middle school students, Lisa Newhouse planned and implemented a semester long Technology and Media Literacy class for middle school students.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Newhouse

Lisa Newhouse

Media Specialist/ Technology Integrationist, Upsala Area Schools
I received my Bachelors Degree from The College of St. Scholastica in 2011 in Educational Media and Technology. I have been a Media Specialist for 8 years. I have spent a lot of time focusing on technology and STEM education, especially Coding and Makerspaces for grades K-8. I like... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lake Nokomis

9:30am

Project Based Learning with Google for Education's Applied Digital Skills
Join Anne Nash and Mike Patterson from the Google for Education team as they share Google's new Applied Digital Skills, a free, online curriculum designed to give students an immersive experience within the 4 C's. The curriculum teaches project-based digital skills relevant to real-life situations like event planning, research projects, budgeting, resume building, creating a guide to an area, finding a job and more. The curriculum can be facilitated by an instructor, or taken independently as supplemental learning activities. Make sure you stop in for this can't-miss session as you'll hear from Google about the curriculum and best practices on how to use it to meet your district's digital literacy initiatives and learning goals.

Speakers
avatar for Google Education

Google Education

Regional Manager, Google for Education
I have been at Google since 2012, but on the Google for Education team since 2016. I'm a native Michigander, but live in Chicago now, and I am passionate about working with K12 educators, admins, and students to help bring them tools and programs that empower all learners to reach... Read More →
avatar for Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

Education Program Manager, Google for Education
I have the privilege of working with a passionate and dedicated team evangelizing Google's vision for the teaching and learning experiences in schools throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio. Our team strategically aligns with K-12 school district leadership... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lake Miltona C

9:30am

Under the Radar: The "Other" Youth Book Awards Worth Watching
The Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz are long-standing youth book awards followed closely by youth literature enthusiasts. But what about the “other” awards that warrant attention: the Walter, AILA, Jane Addams, Morris, APALA, and others? Presenters will discuss lesser-known awards that recognize and promote diversity, social justice, and new voices in youth publishing. They will also share advice for those interested in serving on media award committees. Participants will be encouraged to share their favorite “under the radar” awards and best books lists for children and teens. You may view our presentation at this link: https://bit.ly/2AuA3lE

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Hammond

Heidi Hammond

Associate Professor, St. Catherine University MLIS Program
After serving as a school librarian for 23 years, Heidi Hammond now coordinates the school library media specialist portion of the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University. She has served on several book award committees: the Randolph Caldecott Award for ALSC, the Margaret A. Edwards... Read More →
avatar for Gail Nordstrom

Gail Nordstrom

Public Library Consultant, Viking Library System
Gail Nordstrom is the Public Library Consultant for Viking Library System, based in Fergus Falls. She is passionate about great books for children and teens and has served on the Newbery, Caldecott, and Sibert Award Committees, administered by the Association for Library Service to... Read More →
avatar for Heather Palmer

Heather Palmer

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am a Media Specialist and the Chair of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award Committee. I am passionate about service-learning, peace education and technology.


Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lake Miltona B

9:30am

Weekly Newscast with WeVideo
Have you ever wanted to produce a weekly newscast? We video can be a great tool for editing/producing and sharing video. Learn how to use the green screen, layer video and audio as well as share your wonderful creations.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Meyer

Nancy Meyer

Media Specialist, ISD 191


Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lake Miltona A

10:25am

DIY Publishing
Are you looking for easy, free book writing software to create, edit, and publish professional print-ready and ebook editions of student work or school handbooks? Come and learn about Pressbooks and the Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project, free for all in Minnesota. Presenters will demonstrate the software and share examples of how it’s being used in libraries and schools across Minnesota.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Lee

Matt Lee

Associate Director, University of Minnesota
Matt is a librarian with Minitex, an organization that supports libraries of all types across the state.
avatar for Linda Mork

Linda Mork

Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarian, mii
Linda is a librarian with Minitex where she provides outreach and instruction related to the Electronic Library for Minnesota. A former school library media specialist and secondary English teacher, she is passionate about information literacy education.


Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Lake Miltona A

10:25am

Elementary Authors Panel 2
A panel of our guest authors who write for elementary grades

Eileen Beha
Polly Carlson-Voiles
Michael Hall
Kevin Lovegreen
Sheila O'Connor
Nikki Rajala
Kurtis Scaletta
Tammy Wilson
Joan Wolf

Authors
avatar for Eileen Beha

Eileen Beha

Eileen Beha is the author of two novels for young readers ages 8 to 12: Tango The Tale of an Island Dog and The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea, a nominee for the 2017 - 2018 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award. Eileen lives with her husband Ralph and a wonderful dog named Daisy in Minneapolis... Read More →
avatar for Joan Wolf

Joan Wolf

Joan M. Wolf is both a teacher and a writer.  She has been a public school teacher in MN for over 25 years and has been publishing almost as long.  Besides publishing teacher resource books, Joan has published two award winning middle grade novels: Runs With Courage and Someone... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Lovegreen

Kevin Lovegreen

Minnesota author, speaker and outdoor enthusiast Kevin Lovegreen, finds great joy inspiring kids to read, write and enjoy the outdoors. Young readers follow Lucky Luke on amazing hunting and fishing adventures, in the one of a kind book series, Lucky Luke’s Hunting Adventures. As... Read More →
avatar for Kurtis Scaletta

Kurtis Scaletta

Kurtis Scaletta is the author of several novels for young readers including Mudville(2009), Mamba Point (2010), The Tanglewood Terror (2011), The Winter of the Robots (2013), and Rooting for Rafael Rosales (2017). He also wrote the Topps League series (illustrated by Eric Wight and... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Michael Hall is the New York Times bestselling author of My Heart Is Like a Zoo as well as the critically acclaimed Red: A Crayon's Story, Perfect Square, Frankencrayon, and Little i. Before becoming an author, Michael was a graphic designer whose work has been widely recognized for... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Rajala

Nikki Rajala

"No wonder Nikki Rajala writes about voyageurs—her French-Canadian ancestors paddled birch bark canoes on many fur trade brigades. One family story that inspired this book is of a great-great who wintered for 16 years in fur posts west of Lake Superior before returning to his home... Read More →
avatar for Polly Carlson-Voiles

Polly Carlson-Voiles

Polly Carlson-Voiles lives with her husband, Steve, and her dogs, atop an ancient rock in northern Minnesota, a short canoe paddle to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Here they can hear wolves howl and can see for miles in every direction. Polly is a retired Minneapolis... Read More →
avatar for Sheila O'Connor

Sheila O'Connor

Sheila O’Connor writes books for readers of all ages.  Her novels for young people include Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth, Keeping Safe the Stars, and Sparrow Road. Awards for her work include the Michigan Prize for Literary Fiction, Minnesota Book Award, International Reading Award... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Wilson

Tammy Wilson

Tammy Wilson is an elementary principal in Saint Cloud, MN.  Working in a school with a high Somali population, she saw a need for her students to see themselves represented in literature.  This compelled her to write a book to not only inspire children, but also educate adults... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)

10:25am

ELM Resources in MackinVIA
Looking to create a one-stop shop for your students to access digital content including e-books, websites, databases and more? Find out how Rogers Middle School is using MackinVIA with the ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) databases to make the research process easier for both students and teachers. Presented together by Annie Allen, Library Media Specialist, and Brian Cretzmeyer, Mackin Sales Consultant, this session will provide real-world examples of how easy it is to leverage MackinVIA with resources all Minnesotans can freely access. We will also discuss the latest innovations that Mackin has released for its free, award-winning, digital portal.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Allen

Annie Allen

Media Specialist
I have been the Media Specialist at Rogers Middle School in Rogers, MN since the start of the 2013-2014 school year. Before that I was a 5-12 Social Studies teacher. I have a passion for middle school literature and love to explore new technology tools that will make learning more... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Lake Le Homme Dieu

10:25am

Finding Common Ground: Creating Community & Connections Around Information Literacy
How can school media specialists, technology specialists, and academic librarians collaborate to build students’ college readiness and support lifelong information literacy learning? The development of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards Framework for Learners provides new opportunities for school and academic librarians to find common ground. In this session, three current and former chairs of the Minnesota Library Association Instruction Roundtable will explore connections between these two guiding documents and the ways in which they approach information literacy. Building on these connections, presenters will offer practical strategies for engaging in ongoing professional development and building communities of practice around the ACRL and AASL Frameworks.

This session will be facilitated by the creators of 23 Framework Things, an award-winning free online professional development opportunity that helps librarians engage with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education at their own pace through readings, activities, reflection, and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Trent Brager

Trent Brager

Education and Social Sciences Librarian, University of St. Thomas
avatar for Amy Mars

Amy Mars

Librarian, Saint Catherine University
Amy Mars is a Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian at St. Catherine University. Her expertise and interests include: outreach to underserved populations, digital humanities, critical feminist pedagogy, and anti-racist librarianship. She is also co-chair of the Instruction... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Lake Nokomis

10:25am

Live Data in the Library
Work with ELA and Reading teachers to create a live data dashboard of student engagement with books at your school. Learn how to use Google tools and Data Analytics to keep your finger on your school's reading pulse.

Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pNXlcVaHaqL4IwdT4pF8ljPGAfo-uijJyc8VjAbQ3HY/edit?usp=sharing
My Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZ7aOpCvON_v0BFtRvaFze8KmL2AbpOItVk4JjmUbFLRuO6g/viewform
Data Studio: https://datastudio.google.com/ 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Krajicek

Stephanie Krajicek

Librarian, St Paul Public Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Lake Vermilion

10:25am

Make Tech Matter
Your school has invested in maker materials and tech devices. You want your students to experience authentic, creative problem-solving. Now all you need is a way to infuse your technology and maker program with real-world purpose and impact. In this session, participants will learn strategies to bring design thinking and the entrepreneurship process to their school’s technology and maker programs. Through hands-on examples, activities and discussions, participants will engage in: the design thinking mindset, identifying real-world problems, finding and testing solutions, prototyping, pitching, feedback loops, and next steps for implementation. Participants will leave this session with knowledge, strategies and resources that they can use immediately to leverage their school’s technology and maker spaces for maximum social impact.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Rush

Martha Rush

founder, NeverBore LLC
Martha Rush is a nationally recognized economics and entrepreneurship teacher and curriculum developer. She is the author of Beat Boredom: Engaging Tuned-Out Teenagers (Stenhouse 2018) and the Teen Startup Trainers curriculum. Martha's students have been recognized in five state and... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Lake Osakis

10:25am

Storytelling as a Leadership Tool to Empower Immigrant Students
Green Card Voices (GCV) is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that shares first-person immigrant stories in order to foster tolerance and understanding between immigrant and nonimmigrant communities. As we move into a new reality with challenges facing immigrants specifically, a new approach towards developing young leadership is necessary. Thus, we created the book series “Green Card Youth Voices,” written by immigrant students from 35 countries, with accompanying first-person digital video narratives. This model is specifically designed to meet the needs of recently arrived immigrant students. In this presentation, you will learn about this book model and how the process directly empowers immigrant student authors through storytelling, writing, and public speaking. During the presentation, you will watch the first-person video narratives from several of these students.


Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Lake Carlos

10:25am

What's New from Google for Education!
Interested in the latest updates about Google for Education?

Anne Nash and Mike Patterson, Program Managers at Google for Education will lead ​this session provid​ing​ key updates and insights on G Suite for Education, Chromebooks, Google Expeditions and more.

​They​ will walk you through some of the newest features and answer any questions you might have.


Speakers
avatar for Google Education

Google Education

Regional Manager, Google for Education
I have been at Google since 2012, but on the Google for Education team since 2016. I'm a native Michigander, but live in Chicago now, and I am passionate about working with K12 educators, admins, and students to help bring them tools and programs that empower all learners to reach... Read More →
avatar for Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

Education Program Manager, Google for Education
I have the privilege of working with a passionate and dedicated team evangelizing Google's vision for the teaching and learning experiences in schools throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio. Our team strategically aligns with K-12 school district leadership... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Lake Miltona C

10:25am

YALSA Teen Services Competencies in a Nutshell
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has released a new resource to help libraries better serve teens called Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff.

The Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions all public and school library staff need to successfully serve the nation’s 42+ million teens. They were developed in alignment with YALSA’s report, The Future of Library Services for and With Teens: a Call to Action.

The Competencies were created to assist library staff with providing relevant, age-appropriate services, collections, and programs to better the lives of all teens in their community. Come learn about the competencies and how they can enhance your work with teens and discuss their application in a fun and interactive session.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Larson

Leah Larson

LSTA Grant Coordinator, State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education
After being a school media specialist for 10 years, I recently transitioned to a position at the department of education. I am passionate about young adult literature, professional development around racial equity and intersecting literacies. In my free time, I enjoy travel, spending... Read More →
JN

Jen Nelson

State Librarian, Minnesota Department of Education


Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Lake Minnewaska

11:15am

Author Signing
Trisha Speed Shaskan, Lisa Bolt Simons, Patrick Mader, Kari van Wakeren, Shannon Gibney, Marcie Rendon, Jacqueline West, Sheila O'Connor, Anne Greenwood Brown, Stephen Shaskan, Kevin Lovegreen, Eileen Beha, Margi Preus, Nikki Rajala, Carrie Mesrobian, Kurtis Scaletta, Mary Losure, Michael Hall, Tammy Wilson, Cori Doerrfeld, Art Coulson, Polly Carlson-Voiles, Joan Wolf

Friday October 26, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)

11:15am

12:00pm

Access for All: Partnering with the Public Library
When schools and public libraries partner to give access to more resources, students win! This session tells the story of how the "student public library card" program in ISD196 and ISD191 came to be. Wondering how you might implement something similar? This session will explain the how-tos behind planning, implementation, and communication as well as share successes, popular public library resources your students need, and reflect on lessons learned.

Link to session presentation  

Link to resources on the Student Card Program Page via the Dakota County Library 
(Select "Access Resources" to view)

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Technology, ISD191
Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12. He is the author of nine books, columns in Educational Leadership and Library Media Connection, the Blue Skunk Blog, and articles... Read More →
avatar for Andrew McCluskey

Andrew McCluskey

Library Media Specialist / English Teacher, ISD #196 / Apple Valley High School


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lake Vermilion

12:00pm

Becoming Internet Awesome Citizens with Google for Education
Anne Nash & Mike Patterson from Google's Education Team will be sharing "Be Internet Awesome" which is a new digital citizenship program from Google designed to help teach kids how to be safe, confident explorers of the online world. The program includes resources for parents (like our Internet Awesome Family Pledge), a robust curriculum for educators, and Interland, an adventure-packed online game for students. Be Internet Awesome is free for all; no Google Account or sign-in required. The program has also been granted the Seal of Alignment by ISTE. Learn more at https://g.co/BeInternetAwesome

Speakers
avatar for Google Education

Google Education

Regional Manager, Google for Education
I have been at Google since 2012, but on the Google for Education team since 2016. I'm a native Michigander, but live in Chicago now, and I am passionate about working with K12 educators, admins, and students to help bring them tools and programs that empower all learners to reach... Read More →
avatar for Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

Education Program Manager, Google for Education
I have the privilege of working with a passionate and dedicated team evangelizing Google's vision for the teaching and learning experiences in schools throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio. Our team strategically aligns with K-12 school district leadership... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lake Miltona C

12:00pm

CANCELLED: How Emotionally Free Can A Black Girl Be With God?
In Claudia May's When I Fly With Papa a black girl journeys with the God she calls Papa and expresses her emotions through a relationship steeped in love and freedom. Without apology, the central character Winnie co-creates a relationship with her Creator that is fun, liberating, sometimes turbulent, and transparent. Through Winnie’s adventures children discover what it means to be free to feel and explore what their relationship with God means to them. This presentation will teach adult instructors how children can apply their creative potential and emotional experiences to matters of the heart. It will also provide suggestions on how adult teachers can help children to cultivate a spiritual awareness that is empowering.

Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lake Miltona A

12:00pm

CANCELLED: Oh, Oh, Robots
STEM, MakerSpace, robotics - the words conjure pictures of fun, activity, and excitement. And all of that can be found but sometimes the challenge is to link the activity to learning and critical thinking.

Children love to play with robots such as Dash and Dot, Ozobots, and Spheros but moving the activity from play to learning is where the magic happens. There are resources and curriculum to support learning and we will explore ways to integrate the skills needed for the robots to reinforce the concepts students are developing in the classroom. A list of resources will be included and attendees will be encouraged to share their own ideas and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School, Osseo Area Schools
Dawn Nelson, Instructional Media and Technology Coordinator with Osseo Area Schools, works with 25 school librarians and 2 technology integration specialists supporting a BYOD program and preparing for a 1:1 rollout of iPads to 1800 teachers and 5000 students. Her passion for technology... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lake Carlos

12:00pm

Diversity & Equity in School Library Collections
Our students are diverse in backgrounds and interests. Minnesota has a long history of welcoming immigrants, and Minnesota’s achievement gap is one of the highest in the country. Having books that reflect the ethnic, religious, and other diversity elements that reflect the student body is mission-critical. Students become better citizens when they have access to windows into other lives and ways of being, as well as mirrors of their own lives and experiences. These windows and mirrors in literature are also correlated with improved student achievement when students who are from different ethnic or social groups have access to books that reflect who they are. A quick survey of the makeup of the student body and the composition of the circulating collections of school libraries from across the state and the student bodies they serve will be shared. This session will lead attendants through the process of looking for data to understand their student body, such as that found in the Minnesota Report Card, and ways that librarians can study their collections using Follett Destiny or Mackin. The session will include robust shared resources to help you learn more about your students and find the best book reviews for the age level, diverse qualities, and interests of the student body in your school.

Resources

#OwnVoices Titles

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Liesl Werner Thomas

Liesl Werner Thomas

Teacher Librarian, South Washington County Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lake Osakis

12:00pm

Ebooks Minnesota for Schools
Ebooks Minnesota for Schools is a collection of ebooks, primarily from Minnesota independent publishers, created for classrooms, students, and teachers in Minnesota. With about 2,700+ titles, and thousands more coming soon, Ebooks Minnesota for Schools covers all subject areas and offers multi-user access with no check out periods and no holds, meaning that students have unlimited access to the content. Find out more about this collection and the larger Ebooks Minnesota collection, how to access MARC records, promotional materials, and more in this session!

Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lake Le Homme Dieu

12:00pm

Empower and Amplify #StudentVoice with Flipgrid
Flipgrid is a free video discussion platform used by millions of educators, students, families, experts, and communities around the world! Come ready to collaborate as the team leads a discussion on promoting social learning, fostering an engaged community, and hearing from every single one of your learners.  

Exhibitors

Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lake Nokomis

12:00pm

Five Future Ready Fixes For Your Media Program
Five Future Ready Fixes For Your Media Program:
Learn about five important things you can change in your media program to make it Future Ready! Using student agency and the 4C’s you can recreate the look, feel, and purpose of your media center.We don’t need a lot of money to make the best of what we already have in our programs. Learn how to create buzz and publicity with creative events like Escape Rooms and MakerDays to garner administrative support (which helps with financial support). Change the way you operate your media center and it could change how the school and district value the media program as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Carney

Amy Carney

Media Specialist, White Bear Lake Area HS - North Campus
Amy is a Media Specialist at White Bear Lake HS - North Campus, which is a grades 9-10 school. Her career includes 13 years teaching 6th grade Language Arts at North Branch Middle school, 4 years as the Media Specialist/Tech Integrationist at North Branch HS, and now on her 3rd year... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lake Miltona B

12:00pm

Secondary Authors Panel
A panel of our guest authors who write for secondary grades

Shannon Gibney
Anne Greenwood Brown
Carrie Mesrobian
Margi Preus
Marcie Rendon
Jacqueline West

Authors
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Anne Greenwood Brown

Anne Greenwood Brown grew up in Minnesota and spent her summers on Lake Superior, which is the muse for many of her novels, most especially her trilogy about killer mermaids in the Great Lakes (Lies Beneath, Deep Betrayal, and Promise Bound). Her contemporary novels (Girl Last Seen... Read More →
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Carrie Mesrobian

Carrie Mesrobian is the author of four novels. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing & Hispanic Studies and an MFA in Fiction from the Rainier Writers Workshop of Pacific Lutheran University. She has written essays and poetry for Brain,Child magazine, Calyx, the Minneapolis Star Tribune... Read More →
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Jacqueline West

Jacqueline West is the author of the NYT-bestselling middle grade series THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE and the YA novel DREAMERS OFTEN LIE. Her new middle grade fantasy, THE COLLECTORS, will be released by Greenwillow/HarperCollins in October 2018. Her debut, THE SHADOWS (THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE... Read More →
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Marcie Rendon

Marcie Rendon, enrolled citizen of the White Earth Nation. Rendon’s debut novel, Murder on the Red River (2017 Cinco Puntos Press) is a Spur Finalist in the Western Writers of America 2018 Spur awards-Best Western contemporary Novel category. Two nonfiction children’s books are... Read More →
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Margi Preus

Margi Preus is the author of the Newbery Honor book Heart of a Samurai, the Minnesota Book Award winning West of the Moon, Shadow on the Mountain, a Notable Book for a Global Society and The Bamboo Sword, which Bookpage called “historical fiction at its best.” Her newest, The... Read More →
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Shannon Gibney

Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), a young adult novel that won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Young Peoples' Literature. Gibney is faculty in English at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, where she teaches... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)

12:00pm

Student Voice & Choice in Middle School Libraries
Students in eight Saint Paul Public Middle Schools helped select books for their school libraries through an LSTA sponsored reading incentive program. Students read and reviewed books, published their reviews on Destiny and had the opportunity to select a book for their school library. Come to our session to hear if program increased engagement with the library and to gain access to the list of books that the students selected.

Link to Presentation

Speakers
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Dawn French

Library Services Lead, St Paul Public School
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Stephanie Krajicek

Librarian, St Paul Public Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lake Minnewaska

12:45pm

2:30pm

American Indian Literature Resources for Educators
Come and learn about a new project from Indian Education designed to help educators use appropriate resources to teach the MN Academic Standards relating to MN American Indian Tribes. Learn how the project developed, get the annotated bibliography developed and learn how to access the recommended resources. You will get resources recommendations across content areas and grade levels. This session will also discuss how to evaluate children’s books about American Indians for appropriate representation.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Jane Harstad

Director; Office of Indian Education, Minnesota Department of Education
Life-long Learner :)
avatar for Leah Larson

Leah Larson

LSTA Grant Coordinator, State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education
After being a school media specialist for 10 years, I recently transitioned to a position at the department of education. I am passionate about young adult literature, professional development around racial equity and intersecting literacies. In my free time, I enjoy travel, spending... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lake Minnewaska

2:30pm

Be a resource hero for your high school students!
Provide your students access to top-notch PSAT, ACT, SAT and AP test prep materials! Learning Express Library is part of the ELM suite of offerings. In this session, learn about the robust materials here and how to use them with students.

Speakers
CS

Carla Steinberg Pfahl

Reference Outreach & Instruction, Minitex
Carla is the coordinator of AskMN: The Librarian Is In!, Minnesota's statewide 24/7 virtual reference service and a Reference Outreach & Instruction librarian. She loves to visit schools and libraries to talk about the eLibrary of Minnesota tools and resources, information literacy... Read More →
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Sara Swenson

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
Sara Swenson's first library love was the children's room of the Carnegie built Stillwater Public Library. As the librarian/media specialist at Edina High School she endeavors to share her passion for reading with students (read anytime, anywhere and anything!) and also teach them... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lake Le Homme Dieu

2:30pm

Building a Student Social Media Team at Your School
Creating a social media team at your school might be a new concept, but kids have been creating content for their schools in the yearbook, journalism class, or for the school newspaper. Followers find social media posts created by students to be much more interesting and engaging.

Active engagement on school social media accounts is a great benefit for schools. It keeps the community involved and up to date on activities. It allows the school to share pictures and comment on what is going on at school and school events. It builds interest for potential students and parents. Schools are starting to use student social media teams to create the content and posts that can safely go on the school's social media.

Student social media teams help schools:

• Teach digital citizenship by empowering students to create social media content.
• Provide students who have a passion for social media a meaningful way to create content while learning in a team environment.
• Encourage student engagement across events and activities.
• Empower student leaders to demonstrate by example and help with peer-reporting.
• Enable students to build a portfolio or resume when applying for future internship positions.

This session will provide the benefits, approach, how to, and examples for building a student social media team for your school.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Siebert

Taylor Siebert

President, Class Intercom
Social Media Management Software for Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lake Carlos

2:30pm

Discover Minnesota Gold!
Minnesota has a rich heritage of participation in the Olympics as evidenced with the medals won by 12 athletes in the 2018 Winter Games. These remarkable citizen-athletes contribute to their sport, community, state, and even globally. Over the past six years, Patrick Mader has interviewed more than 100 Minnesota Olympians and preserved their stories, lives, perseverance, challenges, and achievements in his book, Minnesota Gold, the only book on Minnesota Olympians on the market. He has presented with a few of the Olympians in their hometowns and witnessed how approachable these "next door neighbor" modest athletes are with students and staff. Come learn about your fellow citizens by watching this entertaining and engaging multimedia program and discover another form of Minnesota Gold--its citizens!

Authors
avatar for Patrick Mader

Patrick Mader

Patrick “Packy” Mader has a background in education, business, and agriculture, with a professional career as an elementary teacher and is the author of five books.  He grew up on a dairy farm near St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and has been a lifelong fan of sports at all levels... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lake Miltona A

2:30pm

Empowering Teens Who are Passionate About Writing to Get A Book Published Before They Turn 18
There are a lot of good teen writers out there, but very few with published books. Twice published teen author Justin M. Anderson is hoping to change that. In late 2016, he started up Sigma's Bookshelf, www.sigmasbookshelf.com, what is believed to be the first and only free book publishing company exclusively for teen authors. The company now has 12 books on the market authored by teens between the ages of 13 and 19. In this session, Justin's mother and company co-founder Rachel M. Anderson, will explain how the company came about, give a good overview of the steps involved in bringing a book to market, and share how you can help empower the young writers you work with to get their stories published. Educational tip sheets on novel writing will be made available to participants.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel M. Anderson

Rachel M. Anderson

Co-founder, Sigma's Bookshelf
I am a book publicist with a teenage son who, like his mother, enjoys both reading books and writing. When Justin was 14, I helped him self-publish his first book. "Saving Stripes: A Kitty's Story" is the true story of a cat family rescue told from the point of view of the kitten... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lake Miltona B

2:30pm

How May We Help You?
How can students own and manage an in-library tech help desk, freeing up the librarian and tech integrationists for teaching and curating.

Session presentation

Speakers

Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lake Vermilion

2:30pm

Little Coders: Infectious (the good kind) Activities for Preschoolers
Learn how to introduce coding concepts to preschoolers. The session will include hands-on activities with tools used and developed as part of ALA's Ready to Code Co-hort. Learn why coding is important, why libraries are perfectly positioned to teach coding skills, and how to deepen the experience for families.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lienemann

Stacy Lienemann

Director, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System



Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lake Nokomis

2:30pm

Walk a Mile in My Moccasins: Developing Empathy Purposefully
This session discusses concrete ways of helping students look at situations through the eyes of those who are different from us, a critical skill for global relations and success in today's world. The session addresses:
What is empathy and is it important?
7 myths about empathy
What activities purposely build empathy?

Support materials including link to slides

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Technology, ISD191
Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12. He is the author of nine books, columns in Educational Leadership and Library Media Connection, the Blue Skunk Blog, and articles... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lake Miltona C

2:30pm

You, Your Library, and your Legislator
Who knows the trials and tribulations of our libraries better than you? When it comes to legislative issues your voice does matter! Join State Representative and Library Media Specialist, Mary Kunesh-Podein, and like minded folks to discuss and collaborate on how you can be an effective advocate when it comes to legislative issues that impact our libraries. Learn how to engage and build a relationship with policy makers and leave knowing that good, old-fashioned schmoozing are all valuable tactics to elevate and advocate our library message.

Speakers
avatar for Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein

Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein

Representative, State of Minnesota
Elected to the MN House of Representatives in 2016, Mary Kunesh-Podein represents district 41B, which includes Columbia Heights and Hilltop, southern New Brighton and St. Anthony Village. As an educator for more than 20 years, Mary also continues her role as the Library Media Specialist... Read More →


LEG&You pptx

Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lake Osakis

3:15pm

Author Signing
Trisha Speed Shaskan, Lisa Bolt Simons, Patrick Mader, Kari van Wakeren, Jacqueline West, Anne Greenwood Brown, Stephen Shaskan, Kevin Lovegreen, Margi Preus, Nikki Rajala, Carrie Mesrobian, Mary Losure, Michael Hall, Tammy Wilson, Cori Doerrfeld, Art Coulson, Polly Carlson-Voiles, Joan Wolf

Friday October 26, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)

3:15pm

4:00pm

Advocate's Action Plan: Building Support
Theories on political ideology, social relationships, norming, and activism can be used to update our strategies for building community and political support for our ideas and issues. Key ideas covered include Jonathon Haidt's moral foundation theory, the ladder of engagement as presented by Patrick Sweeny, and aligning language with supporter values. You will have an opportunity to experiment with these ideas using provided examples to test out how these ideas might work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Hokanson

Ann Hokanson

Executive Director, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
I'm interested in library infrastructure and state-wide systems, library funding, and emerging information technologies.


Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Lake Miltona C

4:00pm

Attack of the Killer Computer!: Is Your Library ?
Waseca Public Library was one of 28 libraries in 21 states (and the only one in the upper Midwest) to participate in the Ready to Code Co-Hort. Funded by American Library Association and sponsored by Google, Ready to Code aims to ensure libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking and computer science among our nation’s youth.

In this session, participants will learn how to use the Ready to Code toolkit, a professional development tool consisting of pathways, personas, and resources, from lesson plans to promotional pieces. Finally, the session will include hands-on experience with coding tools.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lienemann

Stacy Lienemann

Director, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System



Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Lake Nokomis

4:00pm

Connect Learning to the Real World with EVERFI’s Online Resources
EVERFI’s online resources help educators teach critical skills in financial education, STEM exploration, health & wellness, and diversity at no cost to schools. These resources are standards-aligned and feature tools to track student knowledge gains. Attendees will receive login credentials, lesson plans, and ongoing curriculum support. Please bring a laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Lincoln Hughes

Lincoln Hughes

Regional Director, EVERFI


Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Lake Le Homme Dieu

4:00pm

Geology: Things I Found in Minnesota
I do presentations about agates , fossils, artifacts and other gemstones I found in Minnesota. I also found platinum gold nugget .
I bring lots of examples and talk about what to look for and how to do it. I talk about the formation of and how they are here today and all the changes they went through. I do presentations for school science classes, libraries and museums. I get paid $300. If your interested


Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Lake Miltona A

4:00pm

ITEM Standards Update
This past summer a team met to revise and update the 2009 ITEM Standards. Come learn about the work that has been completed and provide feedback on the draft of the new standards.

Presentation

DRAFT ITEM Standards

Feedback Form

Speakers
avatar for Andi Bodeau

Andi Bodeau

Digital Learning & Instructional Media Coordinator, Osseo Area Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Lake Minnewaska

4:00pm

Putting the Fun Back in PD
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School held a short, one-hour PD session that had teachers smiling and engaged in learning. Learn how #StormRace changed the face of professional development at SRRHS.
Here's a link to the presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Bf1lT4pMukCG4agxufVp6plHeYDOpp6U_-6sgHHuKgM/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Maria Burnham

Maria Burnham

English Teacher, Sauk Rapids-Rice School District
Mother of two, wife of one, library media specialist extraordinaire.


Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Lake Osakis

4:00pm

Raising Makers - Engaging Learning in a Library
In our ever changing educational environment, the role the classroom is more than just desks inside walls. Come discover and discuss ideas of how to reimagine learning spaces of the library media center and classrooms. See how creative opportunities such as MakerSpaces can support innovation in your school. Come ready to see ways to tinker, play, explore, and create.

Presentation at http://bit.ly/MakerITEM18

Speakers

Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Lake Miltona B

4:00pm

Tech Integration and My First Year in the Library/Media Center
Sharing the plea made to PTA to co-sponsor a class set of iPads to be used during media lessons in a K-5 setting. Tech lessons with low prep for a non 1:1 school from internet safety to coding and blackout poetry. Management and integration ideas shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hennes

Jennifer Hennes

Elementary Library Media Specialist, Rochester Public Schools - Bamber Valley Elementary
Overseas Educator Elementary Teacher Reading Teacher Technology Integration Specialist Library Media Specialist



Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Lake Carlos

5:00pm

6:00pm

Social, dinner and entertainment
Cash bar and socializing, followed by dinner, and then the Trivia Ninjas!

Friday October 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)
 
Saturday, October 27
 

7:00am

Registration Open
Saturday October 27, 2018 7:00am - 10:00am
Lower Lobby

7:30am

Breakfast
Saturday October 27, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)

9:00am