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Breakout Session 4 [clear filter]
Friday, October 26

2:30pm CDT

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.

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Carla 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
Media Specialist, Edina High School

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

2:30pm CDT

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.

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Brianna Bleeker

Children's Curriculum Coordinator, Waseca Le Sueur Regional Library System
bbleeker@tds.lib.mn.usI like crafting, and graphic novels. I work with children and creating children's programming. I read anything with magic or fantasy elements and nothing without that. I play video games and board games, including dabbling in tabletop rpgs, so I'm a gamer in... Read More →
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Stacy Lienemann

Director, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System
Stacy Lienemann serves as the Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System Director for five years and the chair of the Waseca Vision 2030 Vibrant and Dynamic Action Team. She hopes someone will want to talk to her about moss gardening.

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

2:30pm CDT

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

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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 CDT
Lake Miltona C