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The 2014 MASL Fall Professional Development Day: Constructing Collaboration
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Lees Summit West High School
Lees Summit, Missouri

  

Lindewnwood University is offering one credit hour to attendees of the 2014 Fall PD Day!  To learn how to take advantage of this opportunity, please see this PDF.

Click here for Legislative Advocacy 101 handouts.

 

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration & Exhibits – 2nd Floor

9:00 – 9:30am

Breakfast, Welcome & Introduction of Staff – 2nd Floor

9:30 – 10:30am

Collaboration & School Wide Literacy Panel– Bateman Hall

 

Hear how these collaborative partnerships began their journey and produced successful school wide literacy programs. Panelist include:

 

Elaine McKenna & Anita Bartholomew from Rockwood Summit High School will share how they work together to create meaningful literacy programming at their school.

 

Christie Brown & Whitney Morehead from Summit Lakes Middle School will share information about FLIGHT (Falcon Literacy: Inspiring Great Habits Together), the sustained silent reading program at SLMS. During FLIGHT, students select and read school-appropriate material that is interesting to them. In addition to reading independently, students engage in activities that allow them to talk about the books they are reading.

 

Lori Riedel & Megan Bright from Liberty School District will be discussing their innovative approach to their fixed library schedule using the time for open Inquiry.Students use the inquiry process to explore and learn about their own interests and passions.

 

Nathan Miller, librarian at Bernard Campbell Middle School, will facilitate our opening panel.

10:20 – 10:45am

Break & Exhibits

10:45 – 11:45am

Workshop Sessions – 2nd Floor

 

 

Retweet and Hashtags and Followers, @#My!

Location: 2138

Audience: All

 

BYOD so that you can learn along! Have you heard about Twitter but not signed up yet? Have you signed up but don’t really know what it’s all about? Do you already have an active Twitter and love it so much you want to hang out and add to the backchannel during the session? If any of the above describes you, please join us as well talk all about Twitter. Twitter terminology, Twitter accounts, who to follow and more. Plan to leave with an active account!

 

Rene Burress, University of Central Missouri - burress@ucmo.edu

DeAndra McDaniel, Fort Osage Public Schools - dmcdaniel@fortosage.net

Vicki Hansen, Park Hill - hansenv@parkhill.k12.mo.us

 

Readers Award Committees

Location: 2118

Audience: All

Attend this panel discussion led by a representative from each of the MASL Reader Award committees (Show-Me, Mark Twain, Truman, Gateway) to have your questions answered (volunteer opportunities, web resources, calendar dates to remember, etc). There will also be time to share how YOU increase RA participation in your building.

 

GW – Jennifer Baldwin - jennifer.baldwin@jasper.k12.mo.us

Truman - Kelly Pryde - kellymichaela@gmail.com

MT - Debbie Packard - debbie.packard@lathropschools.com

SM – Karen Rumker- krumker@logrog.net

 

Books and Breakfast…

Location:2116

Audience: Elementary

 

“BOOKS – The Breakfast of Champions” invites students in grades four through six, parents, teachers, and community members to connect through reading award-nominated novels. Book club participants gather around breakfast four times during the school year to discuss books, share experiences, and become a community of readers. The intent of this project is to foster literacy outside of the school day in order to increase reading motivation, enrich vocabulary, and deepen comprehension through facilitated literary conversations. This workshop will outline how we got started and how you can replicate this program at your school.

 

Sarah Eckert – sarah.eckert@leesummit.k12.mo.us

 

MOre Awesome Reading Experiences with the Learning Standards, Take 2!

Location:2126

Audience: Elementary

 

Take 2 with the MO Learning standards and more fun reading experiences! Come and hear how pairing the MO Learning standards and your library objectives can be fun for you AND your students! Similar to our presentation during MASL 2014, you will come and enjoy a relaxed session, sharing ideas, handouts, and more! MO Learning standards, technology, and inquiry ARE our future! We invite you to Face your Future by incorporating these fun ideas into your library curriculum!

Heather Poland, Raymore Peculiar Schools - Heather.Poland@raypec.org

Jana Stidham, Raymore Peculiar Schools - Jana.stidham@raypec.org

 

Facing the Future with Nonfiction

Location:2127

Audience: High School

 

Are you a high school librarian looking for ways to collaborate with your teachers to incorporate more nonfiction reading into the curriculum? This workshop will provide attendees with sample lessons involving close reading activities in a variety of subject areas, examples of short research projects related to classic fiction and historical fiction, suggested paired readings, and recommended titles for nonfiction books of choice.

 

Margaret Sullivan - sullivanmargaret@rockwood.k12.mo.us

 

 

11:45 – 12:00pm

Break Exhibits – 2nd Floor

12:00 – 12:45pm

Lunch, Business Meeting, & Exhibitor Prize Drawings – Bateman Hall

12:45 – 1:45pm

Workshop Sessions – 2nd Floor

 

 

Facilitated Collaboration

Location: Library

Audience: All

 

So many of us wish we had the time for meaningful collaboration with our colleagues. Our hope is that we can help by carving out sometime to begin today. Spend an hour with other educators who wish the same. This session will be divided into two groups. Those librarians interested in sharing collaborative techniques that have worked for them and hearing success stories from others can participate in round table discussions. Anyone who came with a partner or group will be given space and guidance for working with one another.

 

Facilitators – Megan Chambers, Lee’s Summit R7 School District - megan.chambers@leesummit.k12.mo.us

& Amy Taylor, Lee’s Summit R7 School District – amy.taylor@leesummit.k12.mo.us

 

"Connecting with Primary Sources"

Location:2138

Audience: Elementary & Middle School Librarians

 

If primary sources intrigue but elude you, your teachers, or your students, this is the session for you. Attendees will interact with many types of primary sources in different ways to see how primary source analysis and observation can be done in connection with the library. Attendees will see examples along with results of student work as well as curriculum connections and ideas for sites to find primary sources.

 

Tom Bober, Clayton School District - tombober@claytonschools.net

 

Legislative Issues and MASL

Location:2127

Audience: All

 

LuAnn Madsen, Governmental Consultant for MASL, will share information about legislative issues of importance to school librarians as well as explain how to successfully communicate with legislators.

 

LuAnn Madsen, Governmental Consultant for MASL

 

"Tech"ing care of your teachers

Location:2126

Audience: All

 

With all the new technology making our brains go into overdrive, how can we find the best information and present it to our teachers in the most friendly way? This break out session will show how one librarian sifts through all the new technology and shares it with her teachers.

 

Amy Hertzberg, Nevada School District – ahertzberg@nevada.k12.mo.us

Becoming a “Super Announcement” Librarian

Location: 2116

Audience: Elementary

 

This presentation will show attendees how an iPad or iPhone, a computer, some green paper, and a couple of free apps can transform a “regular” school librarian into a “super announcement” librarian. I will share how our elementary school creates daily news video announcements and weekly video parent newsletters. Active links for free, useful video creation websites and apps will be shared.

 

Angela Van Batavia, Park Hill School District

 

 

1:45 – 2:00pm

Break & Exhibits – Commons

2:00 – 3:00pm

Workshop Sessions – 2nd Floor

 

 

Spring Conference Committee Meeting

Location: Library

 

Collaborative Space

Location: Collaboration Classroom & Library Conference Room

Audience: All

 

Got a great idea brewing or want to extend a conversation? Need more time to create? Take this opportunity to continue collaborating. Continue a conversation you began in Facilitated Collaboration or spend time working with a partner fine tuning an idea that is beginning to blossom. Work in a comfortable setting with access to a variety of resources and technology.

 

All Things Google

Location:2138

Audience: All

 

Learn about the Google Apps Suite and how you can use them in your school. You will also learn about useful Apps & Extensions available through the Google Chrome Store.

 

Paula Erickson, Fort Osage School District – perickson@fortosage.net

 

Let’s Give ‘Em Something to Talk About!

Location:2127

Audience: All

 

Book clubs provide a welcoming atmosphere for students, educators, parents, families, and caregivers to read and discuss books. Learn how to implement a book club at your building to stimulate recreational reading and teach valuable comprehension and discussion skills as prescribed in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs, Standards for the 21st Century Learner, and Common Core Standards.

 

Rebecca Bevel-Smith, Columbia Public Schools

 

"Using Primary Sources in Research"

Location:2126

Audience: Elementary & Middle School Librarians

 

How can primary sources be utilized at different points in the research process? Attend this session where we will simulate multiple points in the research process. We will incorporate primary sources throughout too see where these unique resources can be integrated into research that students are already doing in the library and in classrooms.

 

Tom Bober, Clayton School District - tombober@claytonschools.net

Top Reads for Middle School and Young Adult

Location:2118

Audience: Middle & High School

 

Join the Truman and Gateway Readers Award committee members as we share some of our top reads of the last year. These titles are currently being read by our volunteer reader-selectors and may become one of our 2015-2016 RA nominees.

 

Gateway Presenters: Jennifer Baldwin, Jasper R-5, K-12 Librarian, Committee Chair, jennifer.baldwin@jasper.k12.mo.us
Angie Wiegers, North Kansas City School District, Staley and Oak Park HS Librarian, Committee Vice-Chair,
angie.wiegers@nkcschools.org
Sherry McGhay, West Platte R-II, Jr/Sr. High Librarian, Committee Member,
mcghays@wpsd.net
Robin Reich, Grandview C-4, Senior High Librarian, Committee Member,
robin.reich@grandviewc4.net

 

Truman Presenters:

Carol Bauer, Rockwood School District, LaSalle Springs Middle School Librarian, Committee Past Chair, bauercarol@rockwood.k12.mo.us
Kelly Pryde, Warrensburg R-VI, Middle School Librarian, Committee Chair,
kellymichaela@gmail.com
Christie Brown, Lee's Summit R-7, Summit Lakes Middle School Librarian, Committee Vice-Chair,
christie.brown@leesummit.k12.mo.us

 


Attendees
Click here to register as an attendee 

Join MASL for a unique day of professional development focusing on collaboration. The day will begin with a panel of collaborative partners including librarians, teachers, and administrators who will discuss the programs they have developed. A variety of quality workshops will also be offered including book talks, technology tools, and more.
This year we will also host something new… facilitated collaboration.

Partners or groups can meet to discuss project ideas and be led through a collaboration session.  Our hope is that MASL members use this opportunity to bring along a colleague: teacher, literacy coach, reading specialist, administrator-- anyone with whom they would like to collaborate. Not only will you have time to build a stronger working relationship but your colleague will also see what is happening in libraries across the state and gain a deeper appreciation for your work.

Bring a colleague or come alone – Just join in! Don’t worry, the schedule is designed to allow participants to build their own professional development and is flexible enough for individuals or collaborative partners.

Looking forward to seeing lots of collaboration and learning. 
Contact amy.taylor@leesummit.k12.mo.us with any questions.

Registration Costs: $50 Member | $75 Non-Member
Bring a Colleague Special: 2 for $90 (If you bring a non-MASL member collaborating colleague as discussed in the second paragraph above.)

Cancellations must be received by Monday, September 8 to receive a full refund, less a $25.00 processing fee. Cancellations must be in writing (email or postal service).  Refund requests will be processed within 20 business days following the event.

MASL reserves the right to cancel any part of an event if there is insufficient registration or for other reasons.  MASL will not be responsible for cancellation charges or other losses incurred due to cancellation of the event.

Hotel
A room block has been set up at a nearby nonsmoking hotel.  The room rate is $84 plus tax for a single king or double room.  Please contact them via the below information and request the MASL room rate.  Please note that, per hotel polices, this rate expires on Thursday, September 4th and prices for rooms at this hotel will increase.  

Comfort Inn
963 SE Oldham Parkway
Lees Summit, MO 64081
1-816-524-8863




Exhibitors 
Click here to register as an exhibitor.

Exhibitor tables are just $100.00, making this one of the most affordable exhibit opportunities in the region.  Each exhibit table (standard 6 foot) comes with 2 chairs, and WiFi is provided.  As this event is being held in a school MASL unfortunately cannot guarantee your table will be placed by an electrical outlet, however outlets are present throughout the facility.  Breakfast and lunch for one exhibitor representative are included in the exhibit cost; please contact the MASL office at info@maslonline.org if you would like to make arrangements for additional representatives.

Cancellations must be received by Monday, September 8 to receive a full refund, less a $25.00 processing fee. Cancellations must be in writing (email or postal service).  Refund requests will be processed within 20 business days following the event.

MASL reserves the right to cancel any part of an event if there is insufficient registration or for other reasons.  MASL will not be responsible for cancellation charges or other losses incurred due to cancellation of the event.

Hotel
A room block has been set up at a nearby nonsmoking hotel.  The room rate is $84 plus tax for a single king or double room.  Please contact them via the below information and request the MASL room rate.  Please note that, per hotel polices, this rate expires on Thursday, September 4th and prices for rooms at this hotel will increase.  

Comfort Inn
963 SE Oldham Parkway
Lees Summit, MO 64081
1-816-524-8863

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