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Workshops - Thursday, November 19th

(These Workshops can be added to your registration for an additional fee)
Make sure to stay after the Workshops for Exhibit Hall Opening
& Book Cart Drill Team Competition!!!


Doug Achterman - Advocating for School Libraries: Connecting Your Library Program to the California Study
Kathleen Baxter - New Non-Fiction
Mark Brobosky - Library Practice Curriculum
  • Follow the development of a new curriculum over the course of the 2008/09 school year
  • Discuss and critique the curriculum to adapt to your school's needs and improve upon what is essentially a first draft
  • Receive hard copies of all materials and get access to the files for download
Michael Cart - New Trends in YA Literature
Joe McHugh - Shakin’ Down the Acorns: Creative Approaches to Storytelling
Marie Slim - Facilitating Instruction with Web2.0 Tools - http://slimworkshop.wikispaces.com/
  • Wikispaces, Google Docs, Edmodo and Quia - Beginning Level
  • How to use these Web2.0 tools with your Library Student Assistants and in Collaborative Assignments.
Deborah Stanley - Bring Research Lessons into the 21st Century with Interactive White Boards and Web 2.0 Tools
  • Review the six steps of The Research Process for excellent school library teaching
  • See sample lessons demonstrated that you can use next day at your school site
  • Receive updated handouts, CD of updated instructional PowerPoints, and Web links of all materials
  • See how you can transfer white board instruction to overhead projector lessons
Sandra Yoon & Sarah Baron - Grant Writing I & II
  • With shrinking budgets, libraries are often hit with reduction of funds. Agencies can use private and public funding to help fill the gaps and ensure on-going services. Participants in Grant Writing Workshop Part I will learn grant terminology, on-line resources, overview of the grant development process, use of attachments to support a grant proposal, and how to create work plan timelines. This workshop will focus on funding sources and will provide examples of successful grant-writing strategies and resources.
  • Grant Writing Workshop-Part II will focus on more in-depth sections of the grant writing process. Participants will learn useful tips on how to develop key elements for a strong grant proposal such as creating a grant framework, logic model, and budget justifications. In addition, this workshop will cover relevant topics from rolling out a grant after it has been funded to setting up a data collection plan. The workshop will be interactive and will include resources for future grant development.