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Friday, October 6, 2017

Here are the last 6 workshops for the CSLA Conference in Yosemite that are super relevant. Now you can view all 18 workshops. I challenge you to find ONLY one that you want to attend.  NOTE: #17 is new.

13: The Best of the Best Young Adult Books (7-12) A repeat of the 10:00 AM session by Michael Cart
14: The Instructional Leadership Role of the Teacher Librarian (K-12) Melanie Lewis, Fresno Pacific, Program Director of Teacher Librarian Services. Explore how teacher librarians are expected to serve as instructional leaders in K-12 schools. Learn how teacher librarians serve the school’s administration, faculty, and staff by supporting the school’s mission, managing the instructional program, and promoting a positive school learning climate – primarily through the provision of professional learning.
15: Digging for Gold: Evaluating Official Sources (K-12)
Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Teacher Librarian, Debbie Abilock, Consultant, Noodletools, Inc., & Connie Williams, Retired Teacher Librarian. Using government information as a base for discovery, participants investigate how to question a source to determine its intent, purpose, creator, and other elements that teach source literacy. Reflect on antique prejudices and vintage perspectives on the wonderful world of government documents. Mine many Agency websites to uncover the educational gems-and pyrite-within.
16: Connected Student Driven Inquiry: Coaching Inquiry (K-12) Mary Ann Harlan and Shelly Buchanan, SJSU Professors. Participants will be introduced to Connected Learning Frameworks and the principles of Student Driven Inquiry. Be prepared to develop an inquiry framework for their school community that incorporates student choice of 1) topic, 2) product and 3) timeline. Focus will be on coaching students through developing inquiry projects, information communities, and plans for creating an information product. Presenters will coach participants through this process, suggest strategies, and connect elements of the inquiry process to a variety of standards.
17: MAKE Your SPACE! Design Learning Experiences that Support Curriculum and a Maker Mindset (K-8)
Rene Hohls, Learning Resource Specialist/Library Services, Ventura County Office of Education
Are you a “maker” or want to learn how to bring a maker mindset into your library? Looking for ways to let students develop problem solving skills and connect real-world problems with hands-on learning? This workshop will provide participants with ideas and hands-on experiences useful in any Makerspace to  engage and motivate ALL students while expanding problem-solving & critical thinking skills school-wide. Learn some logistics for creating a Makerspace and ways to support curriculum and CA State Standards, including NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), integrated ELA/ELD and History/Social Science Standards.
18: Help! and Where to Get It, a Library Survival Guide (K-12) Heather Gruenthal, Teacher Librarian, Middle School.
Working in a library can be overwhelming, especially if you are working alone or split between multiple sites. Get organized and stop feeling like you spend every day performing triage or putting out the fire that is in front of you. Take advantage of the great brain of library professionals and build your Personal Learning Network. Unlock a treasure trove of lesson plans, best practices and procedures. Harness the power of the internet to build your own library survival guide using tools such as Symbaloo, Wikispaces, Livebinders, Twitter, Blogger, Pinterest and more.