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Wednesday, March 11
 

9:30am

Creating Media Literacy Lessons That Work - Tap into your super powers with Frank Baker and walk away with ready to use media literacy lesson plans.
This is a working session. Media educator Frank Baker returns, but in a different role--helping you write a lesson plan designed to engage 21st century learners in the language of the media. So what are we talking about here?
Here is what is planned:
- Understanding what comprises close reading, critical viewing as it applies to media messages
- Reviewing newly developed lessons which incorporate literature, news, advertising, movies and other media
Receiving and using the SC State Dept of Education's lesson plan template for developing your own media lesson plans


Please note: This session is from 9:30-12:30 at the Richland One Schools Olympia Computer Lab in Columbia. All other morning seminars are from 10:00 AM -12:15 PM

Presenters
avatar for Frank Baker

Frank Baker

President, Media Literacy Clearinghouse
Frank W. Baker is a media literacy education consultant and the author of four books, including "Media Literacy In the K-12 Classroom". 2nd Ed (2016, ISTE). He is also the author of "Close Reading The Media" (2018,Routledge). In November 2013, Frank was recognized by the National... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Olympia Learning Center 621 Bluff Rd. Columbia, SC 29201

10:00am

Activate the Power of Learn 360! with SCETV’s Donna Thompson
Come see the exciting tools in NEW StreamlineSC.org Provider-Learn 360. This session will feature an overview of Learn 360 and also show you how to use the Administrator tools so you can help and manage your teacher and student accounts.

Presenters
avatar for SCETV

SCETV

SCETV
Love to Teach! Love to Laugh! Bachelor’s degree from Furman University and Masters from Wilkes University in Instructional Media. Been in computer support and training for over 25 years. Currently travel across South Carolina showing teachers the exciting free resources SCETV... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for SCETV

SCETV

SCETV
Love to Teach! Love to Laugh! Bachelor’s degree from Furman University and Masters from Wilkes University in Instructional Media. Been in computer support and training for over 25 years. Currently travel across South Carolina showing teachers the exciting free resources SCETV... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 10:00am - 12:15pm
Lexington B

10:00am

Guardians of the Library: Librarians, the Super Heroes of Professional Development - Heather Moorefield-Lang, PhD
Looking for ways to spice up your technology based professional development? Wondering about new sites and ideas to integrate into lessons with your teachers? Then this is the pre-conference session for you! In this half-day session participants will learn about the American Association of School Librarians Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. A selection of sites from the past six years will be shared among attendees, from there participants will come together to create ideas in how sites can be used in classrooms, libraries and professional development. At the end of the pre-conference session all ideas will be gathered and curated into one online tool for sharing and easy access.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Heather Moorefield-Lang, a former middle school theater teacher and school librarian, currently serves as faculty with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Library and Information Studies. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 10:00am - 12:15pm
Lexington A

12:30pm

Boxed lunch
Don't forget to pick up your boxed lunch upstairs near the book banners.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Upper Concourse

12:30pm

SCASL Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hall of Fame Room

1:30pm

Be a Data Superhero! with Jennifer LaGarde
We’ve all heard about the importance of using data, but what do you do with all those numbers? And, how do you make them meaningful to others? This session will offer a hands on workshop on collecting, connecting and sharing school library data with administrators and other stakeholders. Participants will explore different options for sharing school library data and start generating a plan for collecting that data.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Ballroom A-B

1:30pm

Transform Book Talking with High Tech Tools and the Tech Savvy Booktalker Nancy Keane
School Librarian and Author Nancy Keane will show you how reading promotion and technology go hand in hand. Book talks are the process creating short “commercials” presented by librarians, teachers, or students in elementary through high school in libraries or anywhere possible to entice children to read a book. The traditional method of presenting book talks involves face to face presentations telling children about the books. With our tech savvy population, book talks are evolving beyond the traditional format and involving more innovative technology. In this presentation, Dr. Keane, author of The Tech Savvy Booktalker, will demonstrate a variety of formats including book trailers, pencasting and even the use of augmented reality. Become a tech savvy book talker yourself. Nancy J. Keane is a well known name in the world of book talking. Her award winning website, Book talks Quick and Simple, is a standard tool used by thousands every day.

Presenters

Wednesday March 11, 2015 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Ballroom C

1:30pm

Up Up and Away with iMovie and iPads! - SCETV
Education Technology instructors will show you how to put iMovie to use as a tool to make learning and teaching soar.

Presenters
avatar for SCETV

SCETV

SCETV
Love to Teach! Love to Laugh! Bachelor’s degree from Furman University and Masters from Wilkes University in Instructional Media. Been in computer support and training for over 25 years. Currently travel across South Carolina showing teachers the exciting free resources SCETV... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for SCETV

SCETV

SCETV
Love to Teach! Love to Laugh! Bachelor’s degree from Furman University and Masters from Wilkes University in Instructional Media. Been in computer support and training for over 25 years. Currently travel across South Carolina showing teachers the exciting free resources SCETV... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Lexington B

3:00pm

Flip Your Library with Peggy McQuade and Cathy Jo Nelson
Are you tired of the mantra "reinvent your library!"? Join us in this session to explore what it means to "flip the library" and explore tools that really allow for the concept.

Presenters
avatar for Peggy McQuade

Peggy McQuade

Media Specialist, Dorman Freshman Campus/Spartanburg 6
I enjoy young adult literature and getting students excited about learning.
avatar for Cathy Jo Nelson

Cathy Jo Nelson

I'm a teacher librarian, NBCT, district technology trainer, STAR DEN Member, Google Certified Innovator, Edublogger, and fanatic about engaged learning! I am the SCASL Immediate Past President. #Dorman #CavsRead #Spartanburg6


Wednesday March 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Richland B

3:00pm

Why Poverty Matters and What School Librarians Can Do! with Dr. Tammy Pawloski
Life in poverty can negatively impact development and achievement, and income is the single strongest correlate with standardized test scores. With effective teachers, however, under-resourced students learn at the same rate as their more affluent peers, and small shifts in teacher moves can yield big changes in both brain development and school success. Learn why poverty matters and what school librarians can do to capitalize on the previously untapped potential in every student, including those from a life in poverty.

Presenters
avatar for Tammy Pawloski

Tammy Pawloski

Professor of Education, Francis Marion University
Tammy Pawloski currently serves as Professor of Education and Director of the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty at Francis Marion University. She has led more than 400 professional learning events for teachers, school leaders, and stakeholders. Pawloski... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Congaree A

3:00pm

Changing the World One Book at a Time with Laura Griner and Melinda Hoffman
Did you know that many countries across the globe do not have children's library collections in their public libraries, and thousands of mothers and fathers in the world do not have a tradition of reading a bedtime story from a picture book to their children at night? This presentation is a tale of two women who are working to change global literacy one book at a time starting with Afghanistan. In just a year's time we have had quite an adventure, but more importantly we have learned that the power of literacy and education is the portal to the development of a war-torn country like Afghanistan whose literacy rate is 28%. In this informative presentation you will experience laughter, tears, and be inspired to look beyond your backyard to share your love of reading with the people of our world. For more information about this journey visit our blog at www.afghanbookcollection.com

Wednesday March 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Richland C

3:00pm

New Release Books Your Students Will Love with Leslie Bermel
Thousands of children's books are released each year; which do you choose? This booktalk highlights some of my new favorites among this season's outstanding new or soon-to-be released titles . The talk will include discussion of possible classroom uses, target audience, and why these particular books are so appealing. Participants will have access to personally review the titles discussed and will leave the session with a detailed hand out.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Bermel

Leslie Bermel

Business Development, Junior Library Guild


Wednesday March 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Congaree B

3:00pm

Crash! Bam! Pow! Teaching with Graphic Novels! Lori June
Looking for ways to tap into the popularity of comics? This session features practical Graphic Novel resources that you can use yourself and share with your teachers, including: lesson plans, printables, comic creation websites, annotated bibliographies, and information about an online cartoon challenge for students with an anti-bullying theme. I'll also share tips for hosting a Comic Book Read-In in your library.

Presenters

Wednesday March 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Richland A

3:00pm

Discovering New Approaches to Research with Brittany Bryan
Are your students "grazers", "loopers", or "skimmers" when it comes to research? What do those terms even mean? During this interactive session you"ll learn all about these concepts based on a year-long user experience study conducted by EBSCO and see how this study is leading the development of the next generation of EBSCO school resources. We'll also discuss resources already available to you via SC Discus. EBSCO "goodies" will be provided.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Carolina B

3:00pm

Library Supervisor Committee Meeting
Wednesday March 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Carolina A

4:15pm

Project Connect
Don't miss this powerful panel discussion on the future of school libraries.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 4:15pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom A-B

6:00pm

Exhibit Hall Grand opening
Come and enjoy our exhibit hall grand opening with a wine and cheese party. This year, we will also have cake to celebrate our birthday!

Wednesday March 11, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall
 
Thursday, March 12
 

8:00am

SLIS Alumni Focus Group

In order to allow for candid discussion, the focus group will be conducted by non-school library faculty and staff. 

Coffee and breakfast snacks will be served.

Advanced reservation is required at the following link:

bit.ly/slis_focusgroup

The registration deadline is March 2.


Thursday March 12, 2015 8:00am - 8:45am
Ballroom C

8:15am

Stress Management for School Librarians
Feeling stressed out?

Join this special session to pick up some tools to help yourself de-stress.
  • 30 minute stress management program that offers skills for managing or preventing stress
  • Include simple movement that doesn't require special clothing or a yoga mat.
 

Presenters
avatar for Diane Barnes

Diane Barnes

Owner & Director, MindBody Health & Mindful Living Studio
Diane's passion to study human development, consciousness, psychology, mindbody healing, nutrition, various paths of yoga and other holistic approaches that support awakening and living life fully began in college. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (cum laude) and a... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 8:15am - 8:45am
Lexington A

8:30am

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session: Making Movie Magic

Making Movie Magic: How to Use the Green Screen to Make Your Classroom Come Alive with Ashley Lane and Susan Myers Learn how our classes integrated the green screen into subject specific iMovie projects.  We will demonstrate how to make your own iMovie, why the green screen makes iMovies "pop", and we will hand out information on equipment pricing.


Presenters
avatar for Susan Myers

Susan Myers

Head Librarian, Spartanburg High School
I'm a high school librarian. Note the lack of a bun. I do have ugly shoes, though. In my spare time, I am an amateur photographer, chicken chaser, and bounce around with two boys.


Thursday March 12, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Exhibit Hall Classroom

9:00am

Genrify Your Fiction: I Did It, You Can Too with Susan McNair
My students love the library's new fiction arrangement! In this session, you will learn how I reorganized and recataloged our fiction collection into genres. The step by step process will be discussed along with tips for making the process as painless as possible.

Presenters
avatar for Susan McNair

Susan McNair

Librarian, Birchwood School
I am the librarian for Birchwood School at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice. My students' favorite genre is urban fiction. I'd love to know your students' favorite books in this genre.


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Lexington A

9:00am

Get Ur Game On Remix with Liz Hood
Gaming as an educational tool has exploded exponentially in the last years. From newbs to leet, explore ways to develop, begin and continue gaming as a viable engaging educational tool to teach and support Math, Science, Social Studies and English curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Hood

Liz Hood

As a life-long learner, I am interested in contributing ideas and gathering ideas from others as we strive to provide the best educational experience for our students. I am a forward-thinker of technology use!


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Richland C

9:00am

MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More With Less*
​MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More With Less* ​No budget? No problem! This session is all about finding creative ways to use free (and really cheap!) resources for creating exceptional spaces, warm and engaging environments and outstanding instruction. Join Jennifer LaGarde​ f​or this fun, fast paced session and learn how to channel your inner MacGyver to become a master of making the most of what you have while still advocating for the best possible resources for your kids! *Mullet optional (but highly recommended).

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom A-B

9:00am

Transform Book Talking with High Tech Tools and the Tech Savvy Booktalker Nancy Keane
School Librarian and Author Nancy Keane will show you how reading promotion and technology go hand in hand. Book talks are the process creating short “commercials” presented by librarians, teachers, or students in elementary through high school in libraries or anywhere possible to entice children to read a book. The traditional method of presenting book talks involves face to face presentations telling children about the books. With our tech savvy population, book talks are evolving beyond the traditional format and involving more innovative technology. In this presentation, Dr. Keane, author of The Tech Savvy Booktalker, will demonstrate a variety of formats including book trailers, pencasting and even the use of augmented reality. Become a tech savvy book talker yourself. Nancy J. Keane is a well known name in the world of book talking. Her award winning website, Book talks Quick and Simple, is a standard tool used by thousands every day.

Presenters

Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom C

9:00am

Introducing the 2015-2016 Picture Book Award Nominees
Enjoy book talks on the 2015-2016 PBA nominees

Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Richland A

9:00am

Introducing the 2015-2016 Junior Book Award Titles
Come meet the books that have won the honor to be considered among the best in South Carolina for 2015-2016.

Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Richland B

9:00am

R and R for All: Research and Resources with Dr. Russ Conrath
This presentation will benefit educators teaching research and the skills needed to be proficient in the process. It will concentrate on three key programs that will add focus for students who need to master writing and research. The three programs to be covered are Grammarly, Easybib, and Research Ready.

Presenters

Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Lexington B

9:00am

Research is Easy with EasyBib School Edition and Andi Fansher
EasyBib School Edition is an intuitive citation and research management tool allowing users to create bibliographies, take notes and create outlines on a web-based platform.
,With EasyBib School Edition you can:
,
,improve your students' information literacy skills
,effectively encourage plagiarism prevention
,teach website evaluation, an essential research skill
,
,It's important for students to support their ideas with research. EasyBib School Edition provides students with the tools to enhance critical thinking skills and research habits.

Presenters

Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Congaree A-B

9:30am

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session: Turn Kids On!

Turn Kids On! with Joan Stevenson A book is a present you can open again and again....good books....new and old.... info about authors and illustrators.hidden secrets...books for students and teachers as they journey into the world of literature.  



Thursday March 12, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Exhibit Hall Classroom

10:30am

General Session One with Gwyneth Jones
The Daring Librarian would like to challenge education professionals to become change agents and positive forces of good within their schools and their practice. Sharing 10 easy ways to supercharge and transform your library, she ardently believes that every school librarian has an inner rock star! This keynote will also focus on the latest ed tech trends and the importance of social media leadership as a communication tool for educators with students, parents, and the community. You don't need to wear a meat gown or sky high McQueen pumps but you'll have several ways to your pump up your library practice & make it FIERCE!

Our 2015 SCASL Business Meeting will follow the keynote.

Thursday March 12, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A-B

12:15pm

Awards Luncheon featuring AASL President Terri Grief
Join us for a lovely luncheon honoring the Media Specialist of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year and more!

Presenters

Thursday March 12, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom C

1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session: The Library and Your African-American Student

The Library and Your African-American Student: Finally, a Teen Magazine for Her!

Discover a magazine that's trendy, positive, and also serves African-American teen girls! Here's your chance to check out, Sesi. The publisher, a former educator herself, will share the importance of diverse publications and how you can use Sesi to reach your students of color and facilitate cultural understanding.


Exhibitors
avatar for Sesi Magazine

Sesi Magazine

Owner/Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Sesi Magazine, LLC
Sesi magazine is a quarterly, print magazine for Black teen girls. Sesi has featured celebs, such as Keke Palmer, Jacob Latimore, Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Nia Sioux, and many others. Sesi does what no other teen magazine does -- publishes content specifically edited for Black... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall Classroom

1:30pm

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session: MackinVIA – Digital Resources At Your Fingertips

MackinVIA – Digital Resources At Your Fingertips Learn why MackinVIA is the premier digital resource management system for schools and libraries. Educators and librarians hail MackinVIA for its ease of use, while providing a high level of customization options and value-added features such as highlighting, citations, bookmarking and more. Management features assist in creating class reading lists and leveled packages, as well as monitoring and analyzing usage, and managing all of your digital materials in one place. Best of all, you can get started with your own MackinVIA account for FREE! 


Exhibitors
avatar for Mackin Educational Resources

Mackin Educational Resources

Mackin Educational Resources

Sponsors
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Mackin Educational Resources

Mackin Educational Resources


Thursday March 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall Classroom

2:00pm

Be a SuperG with Heather Thore and Liz Hood
with Liz Hood Learn a little bit about all that Google has to offer and be a SuperG! From searching tricks and research features to apps and hangouts, Google is so much more than a search engine these days. Attendees will walk away with many FREE ideas to implement at their schools.
,
,Any Internet browser will work in this session, but Google Chrome is preferred.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Hood

Liz Hood

As a life-long learner, I am interested in contributing ideas and gathering ideas from others as we strive to provide the best educational experience for our students. I am a forward-thinker of technology use!
avatar for Heather Thore

Heather Thore

Librarian, Robert Anderson Middle School
I am the 2019 SCASL President.Please talk to me about our SCASL website, technology, or anything else library related!On a personal note, I also enjoy talking about animals, music, zumba, wine, and God.


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lexington B

2:00pm

Booktalks + QR Codes = Student Engagement
Booktalks are a fantastic way to get kids talking peer-to-peer about great reads, but before you know it, they're over. Work with students to create an everlasting booktalk for every book in your school or classroom library using technology you already have. They'll have fun doing it too!

Presenters

Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Richland C

2:00pm

MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More With Less
​ ​No budget? No problem! This session is all about finding creative ways to use free (and really cheap!) resources for creating exceptional spaces, warm and engaging environments and outstanding instruction. Join Jennifer LaGarde​ f​or this fun, fast paced session and learn how to channel your inner MacGyver to become a master of making the most of what you have while still advocating for the best possible resources for your kids! *Mullet optional (but highly recommended).

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A-B

2:00pm

Rev-up Research Skills! with Cindy Haggerty
You'll want to use this dynamic teaching tool! School librarians will appreciate the way it incentivizes student learning and inspires "trying" by students who rarely put forth effort. Simple, active, effective, and school librarian created.   I'll introduce and model this tool using audience members and include Q & A.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Haggerty

Cindy Haggerty

Teacher Librarian, Mary H. Wright Elementary School
My passion is helping students learn how to learn while guiding them to become life-long readers. The importance of their knowing how to find, use, create, and share information is essential for their success.


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lexington A

2:00pm

PD on Target with Tamara Cox and Kristen Gunter
Aim your professional development to meet the needs of your faculty. In this session, we will share how to create exciting and effective professional development programs including online book clubs, flipped learning, app task challenges and more.

Presenters
avatar for Tamara Cox

Tamara Cox

Librarian, Wren High School
Educator, reader, edtech geek. @coxtl Blogs at http://www.e-literatelibrarian.blogspot.com


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Richland A

2:00pm

Authors in the Round - Elementary
An author panel; meet the authors and learn about their latest books.

Authors
CG

Chris Grabenstein

Author of Escape from Mr. Limoncello's Library, The Black Heart Crypt, Riley Mack, and The Explorer's Gate.
DM

Dave McDonald

Author of Hamster S.A.M.
GM

Gregory Mone

Author of Dangerous Waters, Fish, The Truth About Santa, and The Wages of Genius.
KS

Kate Salley Palmer

Author of Frances Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox and The Pink House.
KJ

Kimberly Johnson

Author of No Fear for Freedom: the story of the friendship nine, and The Adventure of the Itty Bitty Frog.
SP

Sara Pennypacker

Author of Clementine, Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Sparrow Girl, Pierre in Love, Stuart's Cape, and Flat Stanley.
SD

Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Author of The Granddaughter Necklace, Something Beautiful, A Piece of Heaven, Orphea Proud, Freedom's Wings, and Flying Free.


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Congaree A-B

2:00pm

Research Apple-tunities with Julianne Kaye and Monica Roveri
with Monica Roveri Apps galore, find out more! Are you looking for some great ipad projects to do with your students that meet the common core and technology standards? Learn about several ipad projects that were completed this past year across the grade levels in our school. Find out about Morfo, Kidblogs, imovie, TradingCards and more great apps. Enjoy this session and take away from it ideas and handouts.

Presenters
J

julianne

Media Specialist
I am a media specialist and have 13 years teaching experience both in the classroom and library. My passions are reading and playing with the newest tech tools.
avatar for Monica Roveri

Monica Roveri

Instructional Technology Coach, Clover 2
My name is Monica Roveri and after spending many years in the library, I am now the instructional technology coach at Oakridge Elementary in Clover, SC.I am married to Ron, who is the Director of Career & Technology in Rock Hill, SC. We have twins who are seniors at Clover High School.I... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Richland B

2:00pm

Authors in the Round - Secondary
An author panel; meet the authors and learn about their latest books.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Annette Laing

Dr. Annette Laing

Author/Presenter, Dr. Annette Laing's Non-Boring History
Author of The Snipesville Chronicles series ("Clever and charming time travel"--Kirkus Reviews), historian (PhD, Early America, and publications), performer of non-boring college lectures for kids and teens, public speaker, and, oh, yes, Brit.

Authors
AG

Alan Gratz

Author of The League of Seven, Prisoner B-3087, Starfleet Academy, Fantasy Baseball, The Brooklyn Nine, and Something Wicked.
CR

Carrie Ryan

Author of The Map to Everywhere, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead Tossed Waves, The Dark and Hollow Places, The Dead and Empty World, Foretold, Infinity Ring, and Divide and Conquer.
JK

Jessica Khoury

Author of Origin and Vitro.
MM

Megan Miranda

Author of Fracture, Hysteria, Vengance, and Soulprint.
SF

Sharon Flake

Author of Pinned, Unstoppable, Octobia May, The Skin I'm In, The Broken Bike, Boy and the Queen of 23rd Street, Who Am I Without Him, and Begging for Change.
SS

Steven Sheinkin

Author of Bomb: the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon, The Port Chicago Disaster: mutiny and the fight for civil rights, Lincoln's Grave Robbers, King George: what was his problem.


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Carolina A

2:30pm

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session: Renaissance Learning - AR 360

Renaissance Learning - AR 360 Accelerated Reader 360 gives educators the ability to browse, select, and share high-interest digital nonfiction articles with students. Join us to experience AR 360 – we’ll walk through the workflow for both educators and students – preview this powerful new tool at www.renaissance.com


Exhibitors
avatar for Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning
Renaissance Learning? is a leading provider of cloud-based assessment and teaching and learning solutions that fit the K12 classroom, improve school performance, and accelerate learning.


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall Classroom

3:00pm

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session: Permabound

What’s new with Perma-Bound? This is a great time to find out! Stop by this session for an update.


Exhibitors
Sponsors

Thursday March 12, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall Classroom

3:15pm

Author Signing
Head to the exhibit hall to meet our authors and get your books signed!

Presenters
Authors
AG

Alan Gratz

Author of The League of Seven, Prisoner B-3087, Starfleet Academy, Fantasy Baseball, The Brooklyn Nine, and Something Wicked.
CR

Carrie Ryan

Author of The Map to Everywhere, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead Tossed Waves, The Dark and Hollow Places, The Dead and Empty World, Foretold, Infinity Ring, and Divide and Conquer.
CG

Chris Grabenstein

Author of Escape from Mr. Limoncello's Library, The Black Heart Crypt, Riley Mack, and The Explorer's Gate.
DM

Dave McDonald

Author of Hamster S.A.M.
GM

Gregory Mone

Author of Dangerous Waters, Fish, The Truth About Santa, and The Wages of Genius.
JK

Jessica Khoury

Author of Origin and Vitro.
JP

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Author of Sugar and Ninth Ward.
KS

Kate Salley Palmer

Author of Frances Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox and The Pink House.
KJ

Kimberly Johnson

Author of No Fear for Freedom: the story of the friendship nine, and The Adventure of the Itty Bitty Frog.
MM

Megan Miranda

Author of Fracture, Hysteria, Vengance, and Soulprint.
SP

Sara Pennypacker

Author of Clementine, Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Sparrow Girl, Pierre in Love, Stuart's Cape, and Flat Stanley.
SD

Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Author of The Granddaughter Necklace, Something Beautiful, A Piece of Heaven, Orphea Proud, Freedom's Wings, and Flying Free.
SF

Sharon Flake

Author of Pinned, Unstoppable, Octobia May, The Skin I'm In, The Broken Bike, Boy and the Queen of 23rd Street, Who Am I Without Him, and Begging for Change.
SS

Steven Sheinkin

Author of Bomb: the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon, The Port Chicago Disaster: mutiny and the fight for civil rights, Lincoln's Grave Robbers, King George: what was his problem.

Exhibitors
avatar for Annette Laing

Annette Laing

Author and Presenter, Dr. Annette Laings Non-Boring History
Meet British-born Annette Laing, author of the Snipesville Chronicles MG/YA time-travel series, and a funny and popular visiting author in schools! Annette is also a published academic historian, most notable for her work on African-American religion. She left her tenured post... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Exhibit Hall

3:15pm

SLIS Tea
Take a break and savor the sweetness of being a SLIS Alumni at the annual tea.

Thursday March 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom C

3:30pm

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session Teaching Books.net

Bringing to life the books that are taught in your school w/TeachingBooks.net Join this session to learn how to use online materials to engage and deepen everyone's connections to books read in your classes. From videos filmed in authors studios, to lesson plans that require close reading, vocabulary lists, and interactive text complexity tools, attendees will go back to their school with powerful teaching strategies that directly enrich their students' reading activities. 


Exhibitors
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TeachingBooks.net

Founder & Executive Director, Nick Glass, TeachingBooks.net
Meet TeachingBooks.net — a joy-filled website providing thousands of book and author resources, professional development, and literacy connections to support the books already being read in your schools. Start exploring at www.TeachingBooks.net/SCReads Come say hi to us at booth... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall Classroom

4:00pm

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session: Safari Montage Digital Learning Platform

Safari Montage Digital Learning Platform

SAFARI Montage provides K-12 school districts with a fully integrated Digital Learning Platform designed to handle video efficiently. The solution is IMS Global technology that works with virtually all classroom technology, mobile devices and district systems, including marc records with Destiny.


Exhibitors

Thursday March 12, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall Classroom

4:30pm

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session: Davis & Associates

Davis & Associates

Text highlighting with professional narration bring ebooks to life. High interest titles in both fiction and nonfiction appeal to the reluctant or struggling reader. These are especially designed for middle and high school students.  A special promotion is available to SCASL attendees.


Exhibitors
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Davis & Associates

Ralph Davis873 Island Point LaneChapin, SC 29036803-730-4188Booth Rep.: Ralph DavisDeborah Salmonddeb4books@comporium.net


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall Classroom

4:30pm

MakerSpace Smackdown with Dr. Moorefield-Lang, Dawn James, Melanie Gentzler and Susan Dicey
With Makerspace Smackdown with Heather Moorefield-Lang, Dawn James, Melanie Gentzler and Susan Dicey

Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom A-B

4:30pm

Re-Tool Reading: Excite Even the Most Reluctant Reader with Laura Horton, Betsy Long and Beth Jirel
Want to add new reading strategies to your "Reading Toolkit?" Three district librarians will present tools that librarians and teachers can easily incorporate into their instructional strategies to excite even the most reluctant readers.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Horton

Laura Horton

Librarian, Lead Technology Instructor, Kershaw County School District
Librarian Camden High School


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Richland A

4:30pm

The Daring Librarian Presents - Mobile Media in the Classsroom
QR Codes, Vines, and Instagrams are popping up everywhere! In this BYOD generation mobile media is in the hands of our kiddos, their parents, and in my school and library! Discover how to leverage the power of mobile media and use them in your school library, classroom and community, for engaging & exciting digital discoveries!

Presenters
avatar for Gwyneth A. Jones

Gwyneth A. Jones

Teacher Librarian & Technology Leader, The Daring Librarian
Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, an international Ed Tech speaker, trope and meme archivist, creator of content, a citizen of advocacy, and a resident of Social Media. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Teacher, PBS-MPT-NTTI Teacher of the Year, and the author... Read More →



Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Richland B

4:30pm

What They Don't Tell You at Super Hero School Karen Meharg and Wendy Rollins
This session will be for upcoming super librarians and newbies to share, discuss, and maybe vent, about lessons learned from being a new super librarian. It is a chance for those new in the profession to hear from others who are going through the same struggles and triumphs.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Meharg

Karen Meharg

School Librarian
avatar for Wendy Rollins

Wendy Rollins

Teacher Librarian, West View Elementary School


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Lexington B

4:30pm

Making History in Your Library! with Annette Laing
The best parts of history aren't in the curriculum, and that's where you come in! Dr. Annette Laing, author of The Snipesville Chronicles MG time-travel series is also a respected academic historian. See how her unique author visits inspire and engage your elementary or middle-school audience, using not only costume and readings, but entertaining techniques that have drawn her national attention. Come have fun!

Exhibitors
avatar for Annette Laing

Annette Laing

Author and Presenter, Dr. Annette Laings Non-Boring History
Meet British-born Annette Laing, author of the Snipesville Chronicles MG/YA time-travel series, and a funny and popular visiting author in schools! Annette is also a published academic historian, most notable for her work on African-American religion. She left her tenured post... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Carolina A

4:30pm

Introducing the Children's Book Award Nominees
Join us to hear about the twenty titles that are our newest Children's Book Award nominees. In addition, CBA committee members will share some of the "Best of the Rest", those titles we loved that didn't make the cut.

Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Richland C

4:30pm

100 Books in One Hour!
Terri Grief, AASL President will present the 100 books that she read this year in rapid fire book talks that will give you great ideas for your next book order. This session will also help you promote the books you already have but haven't had time to read. A digital list will be available which you can access at http://mccweb.mccracken.kyschools.us/~tgrief/MCHS_Library/About_Ms._Grief.html and download before the session. Sit back and enjoy!

Presenters

Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Congaree A-B

4:30pm

Roll Out the Red Carpet for the SCYABA Nominees
Walk the red carpet and attend the debut of the 2015-16 SC Young Adult Book Award Nominees. Attend an exclusive screening and get your backstage pass to promotional book award resources.

Presenters

Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Lexington A

6:30pm

Sunset Kayak/Canoe Tour

Sunset Kayak/CanoeTour-Urban Outfitters - Congaree River - 6:30-8:30pm

Cost $40.00 per person (Transportation provided from Urban Outfitters in the Vista)

Tour Departs from:

Urban Outfitters

912 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 254-5381

Thursday March 12, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
TBA

7:00pm

Vista Trolley Tour

Vista Trolley Tour with Wine & Appetizers - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Hop on board Captain Telegram’s Trolley and enjoy a beer or wine tasting and some delicious edible delights from the beautiful Columbia Vista area.  Wrap up the tour with a sweet treat from Cupcake!  Max 24 people

Cost $40.00 per person

Departs from the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (front doors facing Lincoln St.)



Thursday March 12, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA

8:00pm

Ghost Tour

Ghost Tour - Old Capitol Tours - Walking Tour - 8:00pm  Our nightly ghost tours have exclusive access to many of Columbia's most infamous and haunted sites.  Guaranteed to make you shiver!  Departs from Longstreet Theater on USC campus.

Longstreet Theater

1300 Greene St.

Columbia, SC 29208

Cost $15.00 per person



Thursday March 12, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, March 13
 

7:15am

Past Presidents Breakfast
Friday March 13, 2015 7:15am - 8:15am
TBA

7:45am

Regional Network Breakfast
Friday March 13, 2015 7:45am - 8:45am
Ballroom C

8:30am

General Session Two with Alice Ozma
Rethinking Nerd Culture: Who Do We Isolate When We're Geeking Out?

Many readers proudly refer to themselves as word nerds or book geeks. Often, terms like these convey a sense of belonging. But in creating an "us," are we also creating a "them?" When we create labels, who are leaving behind? 

Presenters

Friday March 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom A-B

9:45am

Discovering Dave the Potter
You've seen the book Dave the Potter, now see the documentary and get a glimpse of one of Dave's pots! Attendees will receive a copy of the documentary: Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay.

Presenters
GW

George Wingard

Savannah River Archaeological Research Program University of South CarolinaSouth Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology


Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:15am
Congaree A-B

9:45am

Collaborative Writing in the Library
Who says that the library is all about reading? Students can write in the library too. Participants will learn some great teacher librarian collaborative tools that can be used to integrate writing in the library and beyond.

Presenters
LA

LJubica Arceneaux

School Librarian, Richland County School District One


Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:15am
Richland B

9:45am

'Think, Create, Share and Grow - Practical Ideas for Transforming Your Program Through the 21st Century Learning Standards' with Ida Thompson and Martha Taylor
Is your media center program in need of a boost? Do you need some new ideas to engage your students and staff? Are you looking for ways to align your program with the Standards for the 21st Century Learner? If you answered yes, this session is for you! A wide range of practical ideas reflecting the four overarching skills of Think, Create, Share and Grow will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Martha Taylor

Martha Taylor

Library Media Specialist, Wren Middle School / Anderson School District 1


Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Carolina A

9:45am

Every Hero Needs a Sidekick! : You Don't Have to Do It Alone! with BriAnne Baxley and Pamela Hoppock
Looking for the right Sidekick to help you strengthen library services in your Media Center?
The South Carolina State Library and your local South Carolina Public Libraries are up for the task!

Come find out ways that these partnerships can help you, including with STEAM Programming, Summer Reading, family literacy initiatives and other fun collaborative and cooperative services as well as useful resources you can provide for your teachers and students. What a team we'll make for our communities!

Presenters

Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Carolina B

9:45am

South Carolina Book Awards From A-Z with Pat Wilcox
This is an orientation meeting for anyone interested in becoming a member of the South Carolina Books Awards Committees or will be a member of the 2015-2016 committees. We will discuss the process each committee goes through to select books for the list as well as answer any questions about serving on a committee. New committee members should attend this session!

Presenters

Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Lexington A

9:45am

The Daring Librarian Presents: Tweet Like a Ninja - Education Edition
Twitter is one of the most significant, rich, and profound professional development tools out there (& it's FREE!) but mastering it takes some slick sensei moves. Whether you're a Twitter newbie, lurker, contrarian, or champion - this session will be chock full of easy tips and tricks to learn, connect, and share with your community and educators around the world. From choosing the right user name, creating a profile that packs a punch, graphic designs that grab, to how to build a powerful global personal learning network - you can master the art of the Tweet! Graphics

Presenters
avatar for Gwyneth A. Jones

Gwyneth A. Jones

Teacher Librarian & Technology Leader, The Daring Librarian
Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, an international Ed Tech speaker, trope and meme archivist, creator of content, a citizen of advocacy, and a resident of Social Media. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Teacher, PBS-MPT-NTTI Teacher of the Year, and the author... Read More →



Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Ballroom A-B

9:45am

Top Ten Topics for School Librarians with the USC-SLIS faculty
What are ten of the hottest school library issues today? Find out in this session presented by SLIS faculty from USC. Learn about topics such as apps, makerspaces, e-Books, gaming, and more. A list of resources will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Gavigan

Karen Gavigan

Associate Professor, University of South Carolina - School of Library and Information Science
Dr. Gavigan worked as a school librarian for 15 years. She also worked as a public librarian and an academic librarian. Her research interests include the use of graphic novels in libraries and classrooms. She chairs the IASL/IFLA joint committee on school libraries, and she is a... Read More →
avatar for Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Heather Moorefield-Lang, a former middle school theater teacher and school librarian, currently serves as faculty with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Library and Information Studies. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Lexington B

9:45am

Making a Difference with Kitt Lisenby
We are our own best advocates for what we do! We can be known as the person who checks books in and out or the team player who is in the trenches with everyone in the building. Being named "Media Specialist of the Year" has impressed upon me how very important it is that my stakeholders know what I can do for them. This will be a sharing session of how we can be better advocates for what we already do!

Presenters
avatar for Kitt Lisenby

Kitt Lisenby

Media Specialist, Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School
This is my 35th year in education and my 15th as a media specialist. I have worked in all grades levels from K-12th, but I am currently the media specialist at the middle school where I taught ELA and English I 30 years ago. I have served as the President-Elect, President, and Past... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Richland A

9:45am

Collaborative Writing in the Library with Ljubicia Arceneaux
Who says that the library is all about reading. Student can write in the library too.
,Participants will learn some great teacher librarian collaborative tools that can be used to integrate writing in the library and beyond.

Presenters
LA

LJubica Arceneaux

School Librarian, Richland County School District One


Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Richland B

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Classroom Session: Finding the Right Book for Every Reader

Finding the Right Book for Every Reader with NoveList. Learn how to put this resource to work connecting your students to the books that are just right for them!


Exhibitors

Friday March 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall Classroom

11:00am

A Free Nerd Vacation with Susan Dicey
Get paid to vacation in San Diego, Chicago, Gettysburg or Salem, Massachusetts. Apply for a NEH Landmarks grant and attend the most enthralling and interesting workshops while earning a stipend of $1200. Learn how and when to apply, and what you do when you arrive at your Landmark destination.
The National Endowment for the Humanities sponsors teacher grants each summer that are based around a historical site.

Presenters

Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Carolina B

11:00am

Destiny Library Manager & Discus: Digital Heroes of the Media Center! with Ruth Thompson
Making your school's print and electronic resources easy to find, whether in school or on the go, is a top priority. Follett Destiny's One Search gives your school community one-stop searching of multiple resources, including the Discus collection of online products provided by the State Library. This session is an overview of the One Search set-up of electronic resources and also provides an opportunity to liaise with representatives of Discus and Follett to ask questions and give feedback.

Presenters
RT

Ruth Thompson

School Library & Training Consultant, SC State Library / Discus
In her role as the School Library and Training Consultant at the South Carolina State Library, Ruth Thompson works with educators throughout the state as they use and promote the Discus collection of electronic resources with their students. Ruth has previously worked in public libraries... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Carolina A

11:00am

The Evidence is In! The Impact of School Librarians and Library Programs on Student Achievement in South Carolina with Karen Gavigan and Kathy Sutusky
In 2013-2014, SCASL commissioned Keith Curry Lance to conduct a two-phase study on the impact of school libraries and librarians in South Carolina. This presentation will provide the results of the study and describe the extent to which South Carolina’s school libraries contribute to student success.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Gavigan

Karen Gavigan

Associate Professor, University of South Carolina - School of Library and Information Science
Dr. Gavigan worked as a school librarian for 15 years. She also worked as a public librarian and an academic librarian. Her research interests include the use of graphic novels in libraries and classrooms. She chairs the IASL/IFLA joint committee on school libraries, and she is a... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lexington B

11:00am

Please! Not Another PowerPoint with Cathy Jo Nelson
This session is designed to provide the librarian seeking to engage in collaborative projects with teachers and students options beyond the traditional PowerPoint teachers love to assign. Walk away with alternatives and ideas for class presentations and multimedia projects. Discover newer tools that leave dull, boring PowerPoint in the dust. Design projects that call for increased critical thinking and synthesis of skills, all while introducing students to innovative and unique tools to demonstrate mastery of content.

Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Richland B

11:00am

The Power of Librarians, Books, Poetry and Pizza! with Lynne Douglas Simmons, Sheila Keasie and Shelby Simmons
Collaboration between School and Public Librarians is a natural result of the precious resource they share - their community's children. This session highlights ongoing partnerships among a high school library, a public library, and the school district's Title I Parent Involvement Program. Expand your circle of influence, and maybe your budget, with these ideas.
This multimedia presentation includes sample materials, student work, activity demonstrations, and a question and answer session with program participants.


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lexington A

11:00am

Science and the school library: a new synergy with April Dawkins
Inquiry, reading for understanding, conducting investigations...these sound like research skills from the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner. But, actually, these are some of the core practices of the Next Generation Science Standards. Attend this session to gain a better understanding of how science and the school library are natural partners, and you'll leave with tools to convince your science teachers to collaborate!

Presenters

Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Richland A

12:15pm

Author Celebration Luncheon
What books have been chosen for the South Carolina Book Awards? Find out who the winners are, listen to Sharon Flake and Sarah Pennypacker speak as you enjoy a scrumptious lunch.

Friday March 13, 2015 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom C