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Hoping to get students reading and writing more, O’Neill Middle School's librarian designed an engaging and competitive game, encouraging 21st century skills such as innovation, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking, in which students could voluntarily participate. The results were astounding. Students began interacting beyond their classrooms, forming partnerships with each other, connecting using online tools and problem solving together, with the library as the center of the game. Students also showed no summer slide after the program. Learn how this school librarian designed, created, and implemented an award-winning gamification program, and how she got kids connecting, collaborating, reading, writing and more—all while playing a game.
Pull up a seat at the table and join our team as they discuss our Curriculum Alignment services, see how they make decisions and the impact it has on schools.
Sheila Carr shares how libraries can utilize technology to its fullest in helping students prepare for the challenges ahead.
Hear about fruitful partnerships, engaging programming, and creative strategies to get kids reading.
Shannon McClintock Miller explains the importance of learning to code and how to work it into the classroom and library.
Hear one librarian's goals, experiences, successes, and more when using a flipped library.
Get lessons to help students critically evaluate their search results – distinguishing fact, using visual clues to infer purpose, recognizing bias, and identifying what helps them learn more.
Presenters share examples of how they setup the program to help the district make the transitions from previous technologies to new ones.
Learn several ways to enrich students’ learning via a strong school librarian and how these impressive librarians keep the spotlight on their programs throughout the year.
Review what makes an excellent IB Library. You'll learn how you can effectively build your collection over time to best meet the specific needs of the IB curriculum across PYP, MYP and DP programmes.
Hear how changing standards are a great opportunity to advocate for the valuable role that school libraries play in developing 21st century learning skills.