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Wednesday, March 11
 

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
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Peggy McQuade

Media Specialist, Dorman Freshman Campus/Spartanburg 6
I enjoy young adult literature and getting students excited about learning.
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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
 
Thursday, March 12
 

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

9:30am

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

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
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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

2:30pm

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

3:30pm

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
avatar for TeachingBooks.net

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
 
Friday, March 13
 

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

'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

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