Friday, June 27, 2014

Librarians Gone Wild: ALA's Annual Conference #alaac14

I'm headed to Las Vegas (108* by Sunday -- gasp!) to attend the American Library Association's annual conference. I love this time to see friends, meet authors and connect with publishers. I definitely get teased at home about Librarians Gone Wild, but it's really so much fun.
This year I'm excited to present two fabulous sessions as part of the conference:
AASL's Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
Saturday, June 28th, 3:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center
Room N 264
Come find out about twenty five of the best apps to use with students. Check out last year's recommendations here. I can't wait to share the fantastic array of book apps, STEM science and math apps, and more!
CC IRL Text.jpgCommon Core IRL: In Real Libraries
Sunday, June 29th, 10:30 am
Las Vegas Convention Center
Room S 228
Throughout the U.S., schools are implementing the Common Core State Standards. Two key shifts are particularly important for our teaching and learning; the call for balancing informational and literary texts, and the focus on helping students read increasingly complex texts.

Our panel sessions will focus on how school and public libraries can provide both stimulating read-alouds and just-right books of increasing complexity, while focusing on interesting, engaging nonfiction. I'm excited to present this session with good friends Alyson Beecher (Kid Lit Frenzy), Cathy Potter and Louise Capizzo (The Nonfiction Detectives duo)

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