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Friday, October 26

10:25am CDT

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 CDT
Lake Carlos

10:25am CDT

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.

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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 →
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Mike Patterson

North America G Suite for Education Strategist, Google

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

10:25am CDT

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.

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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 →

Jen Nelson

State Librarian, Minnesota Department of Education
State Librarian

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