CSLA 2016 Workshops

Conference Workshops take place on Thursday, February 4, 2016 and Sunday, February 7, 2015. Workshops are offered at an extra free in addition to basic conference registration. See the Conference Preliminary Program for information about prices. The Instructional Media Resource Assistant Workshop is from 12:00 Noon – 4:30pm on February 4. Workshop Session A is from 9:00am – 11:00am on February 4. Workshop Session B is from 12:00 Noon – 2:00pm on February 4. Workshop Session C is from 2:30pm – 4:30pm on February 4. Workshop Session D is from 1:30pm – 3:30pm on February 7.

Thursday Workshops, February 4, 2016

Paraprofessional Certification 12:00 Noon – 4:30 PM
Room: Mission Bay A/B

Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study
Format: 4 hours of Face-to-Face instruction during the Thursday Workshops, and 24 – 40 hours of online coursework to earn your certificate.

Instructors: San Diego County Office of Education: Cindy Dunlevy, and Jonathan Hunt
Audience: This course is intended for K-8 classified school site Library Media Technicians.
Included with registration fee: Digital Content Portal (Individual Subscription for 6 months)

Description: 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. Our goal is to provide in-depth professional development for support staff serving in our library media centers. Upon successful completion of this IMRA Course of Study, library media staff will be prepared to assist teachers and students in accordance with the Model School Library Standards and Common Core Standards.

See the conference Preliminary Program for details on the course units.

Session A 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Workshop 1: Best of the Best Young Adult Books (7-12)
Room: Shell

Michael Cart, Booklist columnist
Michael Cart, author, columnist, and reviewer for Booklist magazine, is an expert on young adult literature. He will present his 100 “best of the best” young adult books for 2015­2016. This always-popular session is repeated at 2:30 PM.

Workshop 2: Award Winning Books and What to Do with Them (K-6)
Room: Del Mar

Deborah Ford, Director of Outreach, Junior Library Guild
What are the best books of 2015 for students in grades K-6? How can I use them in my library? If I’m spending the money to purchase them, how can I be sure they circulate? Join Deborah B. Ford for some fast-paced booktalks about the best books of 2015. Gather free resources for teaching and learn new ways to market what you buy.

Workshop 3: Get Graphic! (7-12)
Room: Ventana
K.E. Hones, Teacher Librarian, San Francisco USD

Are you ready to Get Graphic?? View the graphic non fiction display and review four types of historical fiction. Learn about the Get Graphic! Grant: students at three continuation high schools met authors and publishers of graphic nonfiction books.

Workshop 4: Become an Images Ninja with Google & Other Killer Web-Based Images Tools (K-12)
Room: Bahia Belle I

Jane Lofton, Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach USD
In this workshop, we will explore all of Google’s different tools for finding images as well as other great web image search tools, and learn how best to exploit each. We will also explore how Google and other free web tools – including Canva, Picmonkey, and Snagit – can help you enhance images you find as well as create your own to use in documents, presentations, blogs, websites, posters, and more. In addition, you will learn about copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons licensing guidelines, so you will know, when searching for images, what you can and can’t legally use in both private and published materials you and your students create. The session will include hands-on time with all these tools. Bring a laptop to take maximum advantage of hands-on activities during this session.

Session B 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM

Workshop 5: Great LGBTQ Books for Youth (7-12)
Room: Shell

Michael Cart, Booklist columnist
Michael Cart, co­author of “Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens”, identifies titles that address the sensitive and important topics of coming out, being out and the search for community. This workshop will spotlight the best lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and questioning books written for teens.

Workshop 6: Award Winning Books and What to Do with Them (7-12)
Room: Del Mar

Deborah Ford, Director of Outreach, Junior Library Guild
What are the best books of 2015 for students in grades 7-12? How can I use them in my library? If I’m spending the money to purchase them, how can I be sure they circulate? Join Deborah B. Ford for some fast-paced booktalks about the best books of 2015. Gather free resources for teaching and learn new ways to market what you buy.

Workshop 7: Lunch in the Library: Maker Crafts (K-12)
Room: Ventana

K.E. Hones, Teacher Librarian, San Francisco USD
In response to students requests, library lunch time features a variety of hands-on activities including beading, mosaic tiles, pop up books, maker science, and origami. Students learn new techniques and skills then can teach peers. Students develop rubrics for each project and complete a final reflection. Participants in this workshop will examine student projects, rubrics and reflections about library maker projects. They will learn about community and grant resources to support library maker projects. They will also create 3-4 projects during this hands-on workshop.

Workshop 8: Google Classroom and Google Apps in a GAFE Environment (K-12)
Room: Bahia Belle I

Matthew McDonell, Teacher Librarian, Mission High School, San Francisco USD
Does your school or district use Google Apps For Education (GAFE)? If so, you have access to much more powerful tools than users who are not part of a GAFE domain. Are you using it to its fullest potential? Come and learn how to create a digital classroom environment and collaborative workspaces for cooperative learning. You’ll also learn how using Google Classroom helps organize and simplify assignment distribution, markup, revision, submission and presentation. Plus, integrate apps like Google Docs, Sheets and Slides as well as YouTube and Blogger. Designed for those who are part of a GAFE district or school.

Session C 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Workshop 9: Best of the Best Young Adult Books (7-12)
Room: Shell

Michael Cart, Booklist columnist
Michael Cart, author, columnist, and reviewer for Booklist magazine, is an expert on young adult literature. He will present his 100 “best of the best” young adult books for 2015­2016. This always-popular session is a repeat of the 9:00 AM session.

Workshop 10: Ensuring Diversity in the Library (K-12)
Room: Del Mar

Deborah Ford, Director of Outreach, Junior Library Guild
Today’s diverse society is a multicultural blend of races, beliefs, lifestyles, and abilities. In this new workshop, you’ll receive strategies for strengthening diversity practices, new diversity resources, and a wealth of programming ideas. We will finish with marketing tips—after all, what’s the point of having a diverse program if no one knows you’re doing it?

Workshop 11: Show Me the Money: 5 Successful Strategies for Writing Successful Grants (K-12)
Room: Ventana

K.E. Hones, Teacher Librarian, San Francisco USD
Participants will draft a grant including budget; telling a compelling story, budget, grant writing “rules” and matching funding source. Included: where to find grants and how to build on success with more grants! This will be a hands on workshop with participants working on writing the basic components of a grant they can then use.

Workshop 12: Optimizing MERLOT for Optimal Learning (K-12)
Room: Bahia Belle II

Lesley Farmer, Professor, CSU Long Beach, Renee Ousley-Swank, School Library Technology Consultant, CDE, Cynthia Gunderson Education Programs Consultant, CDE
Today’s students need to locate, evaluate, use and share information in myriad formats: they need to be ICT
(information and communication technology) literate. The CSU system has started an ICT literacy initiative to build out the MERLOT collection of ICT literacy learning objects, and to help teachers integrate ICT literacy into their curricula. This session explains MERLOT in light of ICT literacy, and shows attendees how they can join and contribute to the ICT literacy community — and help their teachers integrate ICT literacy.

Workshop 13: The Digital Shift: Surviving the Transition to 1:1 (6-12)
Room: Bahia Belle I

Melanie Lewis, Program Director of TL Services, Fresno Pacific University
The pedagogical implications of the digital shift will be explored in this session that addresses the key components of 1:1 programs within the context of the five roles of the teacher librarian (Leader, Instructional Partner, Information Specialist, Teacher, and Program Administrator). Practical advice and helpful resources will be provided to aid those in beginning the 1:1 journey.

Sunday Workshops, February 7, 2016

Session D 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Workshop 14: Putting a Little STEAM in Your Library Program (K-12)
Room: Del Mar

Deborah Ford, Director of Library Outreach, Junior Library Guild
In just five easy steps, you can integrate STEAM in your library program. From programming and services to makerspaces and literature, join Deborah B. Ford for a look at implementing one of the hottest new trends in libraries. By enhancing and supporting the curriculum and encouraging creativity, your library could be the “in” place to be.

Workshop 15: Fabulous Forms: Google Forms for Data Collection, Assessments, Surveys, and So Much More (K-12)
Moved to Saturday, 3:15pm – 4:00pm, Bahia Belle I

Kelli Van Velkinburgh, Teacher Librarian, Colton Joint Unified School District
Forms are Fantastic! Forms may be used for assessments, surveys, data collection, and so much more. The Library Media Center is a 21st Century Learning Resource Center on the front lines of GAFE implementation and support. This session is designed to introduce participants to Google Forms, as well as learn about supporting students and staff that are using Forms. Participants will create and use Forms, and install and run Flubaroo, which is an Add-On that automatically grades assessments. Bring a laptop to take maximum advantage of hands-on activities during this session.

Workshop 16: Painless, Interactive Research Projects (K-12)
Room: Bahia Belle I

Regina Powers, District Librarian, Anaheim Union High School District
Research projects CAN be fun and interactive! Instead of a standard research paper, guide teachers and students to build Weebly web pages and create corresponding online quizzes to give the class following presentations. The quizzes will (not kidding) grade themselves. Weebly, Google Forms, and Flubaroo make it possible to create engaging, interactive learning opportunities that can actually cut down on a teacher’s workload. Learn how to combine and use these tech tools to build dynamic research projects! Templates will be provided.

Workshop 17: The Digital Magic of Organizational Tools for Diverse Users: Online Binders, Notes Communication, and More (K-12)
Room: Shell 

Liz Dodds, Teacher Librarian, Bullard High School, Fresno USD
Organization! We need it. Our staff needs it. Our students need it. Bring your expertise as we discuss, compare, and contrast options for digitally organizing our lives and our projects, both personally and professionally. Student and staff preferences for various tools and apps will be examined. Google apps such as Google Calendars, Drive, and Keep, Microsoft Office apps, including Outlook, OneNote, and Excel, and Evernote, and scanning apps will be showcased. What organizational apps appeal to a diversity of groups such as ELL students or AP students or library paraprofessionals? Come to learn and contribute your own favorites.

Workshop 18: Social Media for School Librarians (6-12)
Room: Marina

Hannah Davey, Communications Associate, Ventura County Community Foundation
Get started using social media by setting up digital profiles. Find new ways to connect with resources to support your work in the library and collaborate with others in your profession and your community. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Reddit will be explored.

Workshop 19: Bring a Little Culture to Classrooms (K-12)
Room: Ventana

Adina Sullivan, Educational Technology Coordinator, San Marcos USD, CUE partner
The Google Cultural Institute was created in 2011 to make cultural artifacts accessible to anyone, anywhere and now includes millions of items from around the world. From up close at works of ancient/modern art and virtual museum tours to historical moments, and world wonders; the Google Cultural Institute has a wealth of resources to connect your students and curriculum. Participants will look at finding resources, creating collections, and connecting to lessons.

Workshop 20: Integrating Visual Art with Children’s Literature (K-12)
Room: Bahia Belle II

Nancy Andrzejczak & Monique Poldberg, California Art Education Association
This hands-­on workshop will show how to connect an art project to a children’s literature selection in a meaningful way. Using the Japanese story Theatre, Kamishibai, students can create their own story in visual illustration and text or do a story retell of a traditional story. Participants will work together in a group to create a set of Kamishibai cards to then present to the group