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Breakout Session 3 [clear filter]
Friday, October 26

12:00pm CDT

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

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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 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Lake Miltona C

12:00pm CDT

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.


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Liesl Werner Thomas

Teacher Librarian, South Washington County Schools

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

12:00pm CDT

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

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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 CDT
Lake Minnewaska