Save the date for the 2013 Fall Professional Development Day in Jefferson City, MO! It's the most affordable professional development opportunity targeted towards school librarians of the year: the cost to attend is just $50 for members and $75 for non-members.
This year's event is being held in the beautiful and historic Missouri State Capitol building! Workshops will be held in legislative meeting rooms, and keynote addresses and meals in the rotunda. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to win door prizes from exhibitors!
The event will feature a workshops on a variety of topics, exhibitors representing a number of companies, as well as a keynote address by DESE's Dr. Hap Hairston on the new evaluation standards for Missouri School Librarians. A full schedule of workshops will be released in the coming weeks. Register today to secure your spot!
8:30 - 9:00am Registration & Exhibits
9:00 - 9:30am Breakfast, Welcome & Introduction of Staff
9:30 - 10:30am Workshop Sessions
Retirement Planning: What You Need to Know
Amanda Wooten, Public School Retirement System of Missouri
Elaine McKenna, Rockwood School District
Librarian Roundtable – Starting Student Chapters of MASL
Rene Burress, University of Central Missouri, and Amy Taylor, Lee’s Summit School District
10:30 - 10:45am Break & Exhibits
10:45 - 11:45am Workshop Sessions
Common Core = Creative Outstanding Reading Experiences
Heather Poland and Jana Stidham, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Promoting the Readers Award Programs
Lee Mitchell, Gateway Committee Chair, and Carol Bauer, Truman Committee Chair
Online Resources for School Librarians
11:45 - 12:00am Break & Exhibits
12:00 - 12:45pm Lunch, Business Meeting, & Exhibitor Prize Drawings
12:45 - 1:45pm Keynote by Dr. Hap Hairson, DESE - "New Evaluation Standards for Missouri School Librarians"
1:45 - 2:00pm Break & Exhibits
2:00 - 3:00pm Workshop Sessions
Spring Conference Committee meeting
Common Core State Standards
Linda Dougherty, Northwest R-I School District
Change in Library Media Certification Requirements Roundtable Discussion
Dr. Hap Hairston, DESE