Pre-Conference Workshops

CSLA 2015 Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops take place on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Workshops 1 – 5 run from 12 Noon – 2:00pm. Workshops 6 – 10 run from 2:30pm – 4:30pm. The Instructional Media Resource Assistant Workshop runs from 12:00 Noon – 4:30pm. Workshops are offered at an extra free in additional to basic conference registration. See registration information here for fee information. Even if you have already registered for the conference, you can still add workshops to your registration. To add workshops, contact Carol López-Doersken or call CSLA at 888-655-8480.

Workshop 1: The Power of Marketing

Deborah Ford, Director of Library Outreach, Junior Library Guild
Afraid to speak up? Are you just happy to have a job? Keeping a low profile? Don’t shoot yourself in the foot. Learn four marketing strategies to gather advocates before you need them.
Level: K-12 Room: Sandpebble B

Workshop 2: The Best of the Best Young Adult Books

Michael Cart, Booklist Columnist
Michael Cart, author, reviewer, and expert on young adult literature, will present his 100 best of the best young adult books for 2014-2015. This always-popular session is repeated at 2:30.
Level: 7-12 Room: Sandpebble A

Workshop 3: Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

Paul Fleischman, Author
How can librarians help students detect the good, bad, and the ugly when it comes to online information sources? Author Paul Fleischman faced the same problems when researching his new nonfiction book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines. He’ll share his experience and advice on passing this vital skill to students in a workshop that will cover sources stretching from online comments to peer-reviewed journals, culminating in a shared quest to track down the answer to the type of question we all face as both librarians and readers. Just added: Thanks to Mackin and Candlewick Press, attendees will receive a free copy of Mr. Fleischman’s new book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines.
Level: 7-12 Room: Sandpebble C

Workshop 4: STEAM: Next Generation Science Standards

Sandra Yellenberg, Science Coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), & Karen Larson, Academic Technology Specialist, SCCOE)
Focusing on the Next Generation Science Standards. The Next Generation Science Standards are here! Learn about these exciting new standards, find how to select related resources, and work with your colleagues on specifics for supporting teachers and students in science.
Level: K-12  Room: Sandpebble D

Workshop 5: Flipping Your Library Program

Michelle Luthala, Department Chair, New Canaan High School Library, CT
What does it take to flip your program? Not much! This workshop will introduce ten tools that will help school librarians flip instruction and help promote self-directed learning. Tools discussed will include course management systems, library management systems, eContent Cloud collaboration tools, online voicemail services, text-based instruction, student response applications, playlist creators, screen casting, and blogs.
Level: 5-12 Room: Sandpebble E

Workshop 6: The Best of the Best Young Adult Books

Michael Cart, Booklist Columnist
Michael Cart, author, reviewer, and expert on young adult literature, will present his 100 best of the best young adult books for 2014-2015. This always-popular session is a repeat of the 12:00 Noon session.
Level: 7-12  Sandpebble A

Workshop 7: A Deeper Dive into the New ELA/ELD Framework

Renée Ousley-Swank
In the four overarching goals of ELA/literacy and ELD instruction, students are expected to: develop readiness for college, career, and civic life; attain the capacities of literate individuals; become broadly literate; and acquire the skills required for living and learning in the 21st century. In this workshop I will serve as your guide as we focus on key areas where school library programs support the framework.
Level: K-12  Sandpebble B

Workshop 8: Empower Your Students to Connect, Create, & Collaborate with Each Other & the World

Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian, Technology Integrationist, Consultant
Our students love being engaged and connected to their learning, passions, and technology. We have the opportunity to give them the tools they need to collaborate, connect, and create with others not just in their classroom and school, but around the world. You will walk away with a rich tool box filled with things you can put into practice with teachers and students.
Level: K-12  Sandpebble C

Workshop 9: STEAM: Supporting Content through On-Line Book Reviews

Sandra Yellenberg, Science Coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), & Karen Larson, Academic Technology Specialist, SCCOE)
Who’s a better book reviewer than your students? Give your students greater voice and broader audience by having them create lively book reviews sing Web 2.0 tools. See how social media options like Twitter, and online tools like Powtoon can provide a safe outlet for sharing their work.
Level: K-12  Sandpebble D

Workshop 10: Reading & Writing Strategies for the Library

Brigeen Radoicich, Library Coordinator, Fresno County Office of Education
What better place to learn how to read varied and complex informational text than the library? Sounds like research to me. Learn effective reading strategies that can help students tackle complex text and assist them in the research process. Focused writing during the student research process is essential to the final product. The Content Area Writing standards require students to produce effective and well-grounded writing from a variety of sources for a range of purposes and audiences. Close reading, and questioning strategies such as essential, focus, and text dependent questioning will be covered. Learn writing strategies that help students activate prior knowledge, attend to textual features, and determine relevance to their own writing projects.
Level: 6-12 Sandpebble E

Instructional Media Resource Assistant Workshop

The library media center has an important role in helping your 21st century students access Common Core aligned high quality multi-media resources and informational text. The San Diego County Office of Education is offering this training of the Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Certificate Course of Study to address that need. Attendees will meet for four hours of face-to-face time from 12 Noon – 4:30 PM on Thursday, February 5, and will also complete 24 – 40 hours of online coursework to earn a certificate. The course is intended for K – 8 Library K-8 classified school site Library Media Technicians. Please see page 9 of the Conference Preview Guide for complete information about this workshop.
Room: Bayside