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Journal of the Washington Library Media Association

Fall 2012

Volume 37 Number 1

OCTOBER 11–13, 2012 YAKIMA, WA


Empower Student Learning

Fall 2012

Volume 37

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 Library Information & Technology

President: Craig Seasholes...........................................................................................................................................3 Step Up and Stand Out! WLMA Board News......................................................................................................................................................4 Meet Your Newly Elected Executive Board Members Become a Member of WLMA Today!......................................................................................................................5 WLMA Regions..............................................................................................................................................................6 Washington Library Media Association’s Regions: Connecting Locally Conference Basics: Registration, Meals and Hotel............................................................................................8 Map of the City of Yakima............................................................................................................................................8 Local Arrangements: Barb Engvall..........................................................................................................................9 Welcome to Yakima! President-elect Leigh Lohrasbi............................................................................................................................... 11 Welcome Student Learning Advocates! Maps: Red Lion and Convention Center............................................................................................................. 12 Conference Schedule Overview.............................................................................................................................. 13

Preconference

Thursday, October 11................................................................................................................................................. 14 How Do I Fit It In? And If I Do, What If I Get It WRONG!? Online Approaches to Teach Confidently With and About Northwest Indian Tribes In Search of Wonder Snapshot of a 21st Century Library Program From Old School to #learnshop: Instructional Leadership in a LIT Program From Wimpy to Gossipy— and Everything in Between Book Binding The Technology Integration Puzzle: TL’s Make the Connection

Conference

Friday Breakfast............................................................................................................................................................ 18 Why I Write for Teenagers with Dana Reinhardt, High School Author Keynote Session............................................................................................................................................................ 18 21st Century Skills for Teacher‑Librarians: an Unkeynote with Mark Ray Friday Lunch.................................................................................................................................................................. 19 Washington Library Media Association Business: Empowerment! Friday Banquet Dinner.............................................................................................................................................. 19 Playing the Neuroscience Trump Card: Applying Basic Principles of Brain Science to Increase Achievement and Engagement with Dr. Rick DuVall

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Conference Saturday Breakfast....................................................................................................................................................... 20 How to Survive Your First Novel with Stephanie Bodeen, Middle School Author Saturday Lunch............................................................................................................................................................. 20 Zeus Unzipped with Kate McMullan, Elementary School Author Friday Session 3 ............................................................................................................................................................ 21 Monsters! with Royce Buckingham, Middle School Level Author Autographs, Books and More at Conference!.................................................................................................... 21 Empower Learning with WLMA Conference Webinars.............................................................................. 22 October 12, Friday Sessions Session 1...................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Session 2...................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Session 3...................................................................................................................................................................... 25 October 13, Saturday Sessions Session 4...................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Session 5...................................................................................................................................................................... 28 Session 6...................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Vendor Partners and Exhibit Hall Map ............................................................................................................... 33 Earn Continuing Education Credit(s) at Conference..................................................................................... 34

MEDIUM Journal of the Washington Library Media Association (ISSN 0889-00773) Alice McNeer, Editor Cathy Grant, Associate Editor Craig Seasholes, Advertising Kate Pankiewicz, Business/Subscriptions

Publication Information

As an official publication of the Washington Library Media Association, the MEDIUM is published three times annually (September, January, and May) and is included in the WLMA membership dues. Nonmember subscriptions are available and can be obtained by contacting the WLMA Treasurer at the following address: WLMA, Attn: Kate Pankiewicz, 10924 Mukilteo Speedway PMB 142 Mukilteo, WA 98275.

Editorial Policy

Washington Library Media Association reserves the right to make the final judgment on all submitted material. Inclusion of an article, photo, graphic, or advertisement does not necessarily express the opinion or constitute an endorsement by WLMA. All responsibility and liability for the content of advertising rests with the individual advertiser. Unless otherwise stated, copyright is retained by each contributor.

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Copyright

The Washington Library Media Association retains electronic representation and distribution rights to the contents of its publication the MEDIUM. Furthermore, WLMA reserves the right to use text, photos, and artwork from the MEDIUM in subsequent editions, with notification to the submitter if possible. Otherwise all rights revert to the creator author of the work. The contents of the MEDIUM appear electronically in EBSCO’s LISTA database (beginning Fall 2004 issue).

Advertising

For information about WLMA’s advertising policy for the MEDIUM or to place an ad, please contact the Interim Advertising Manager Craig Seasholes (e-mail: seasholes@gmail.com or visit the MEDIUM page on the WLMA website (http://wlma.org/themedium)

Upcoming Issues/Themes Winter 2013 Information Literacy Submissions: November 1 Mailing: January 2013 VOL 37 NO. 1


President: Craig Seasholes

Step Up and Stand Out!

Another school year is launched and our library and information technology programs are back in full gear. However…we have more to do.

Teacher-Librarians must step up and stand out… Sustaining and improving all that we know and love about library and information technology programs demands that we teach and learn, connect and share, and inhabit that uncomfortable zone of proximal development (Vygotsky 1978, 86). This is the place where something more is always needed, where we stretch and grow to meet new challenges and create new opportunities.

Teacher-Librarians must be essential to student success to ensure that our programs survive and thrive… Post and share resources like our Library Information and Technology (LIT) Program Framework and the School Library Impact Research summary. Take time to document and shine a light on student and colleagues’ success with every tool at your disposal. Have fun and be strategic. Ensure that everyone knows where to go for cost-effective, equitable and effective instructional support. Washington Library Media Association’s success comes from our combined efforts. Substitute House Bill (SHB) 2776 included teacher-librarians in prototypical school models, but in lean budget times we know librarianship is not enough to keep those jobs afloat. We must seize opportunities offered such as Substitute Senate Bill (SSB) 5392 (added information technology into definitions of basic education), the Common Core State Standards, and Open Educational Resources initiatives. All of these provide LIT librarians with opportunities to learn, lead and deliver in new and innovative ways. Seek out and take hold of school, district, regional and online opportunities to make LIT happen!

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(WLMA) membership and advocacy efforts with outreach to district colleagues and leaders. Tweet, blog, post and pass along examples of student and program success through the WLMA listserv, website and Facebook tools. Participate and strengthen WLMA’s regional outreach. Take advantage of the professional development initiatives offered by Educational Service Districts (ESD) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Follow and be active in one or more online community such as Library 2.0, edWeb, LM_NET and TLNing. Engage with affiliate organizations like Northwest Council for Computers in Education (NCCE), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and American Library Association (ALA). Challenges surround us all, and savvy librarians seek out and find allies everywhere: public libraries, parent groups, district administrators and public officials. Rest assured, we are all in this together. They need us as much we need them. A strong WLMA conference with many opportunities to associate and join forces can lead us all to redouble our efforts to become more effective users and producers of ideas and information to empower student learning. o

Works Cited Vygotsky, L. S. 1978. Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press

Resources Library Information and Technology (LIT) Program Framework. http://goo.gl/nghfE School Library Impact Research summary. http://goo.gl/LrOl2 Craig Seasholes is the Teacher-Librarian at Sanislo Elementary, Seattle SD. Blog: bookmansbytes.blogspot.com. E-mail: seasholes@gmail.com.

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WLMA Board News

Meet Your Newly Elected Executive Board Members President-elect: Anne Bingham Since Anne Bingham’s first day as a school librarian 7 years ago, she has been eager to become more involved with Washington Library Media Association (WLMA). Anne presented at several conferences and pre-conferences, and served as Senior High Level Chair during 2011-2012. She notes that the best things she knows, she learned from colleagues and looks forward to more collaboration with librarians around the state. Anne Bingham holds a B.A. from Stockton College (Garden State), a MLIS from the University of Washington, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. She worked at the University of Washington (UW) Libraries for 10 years, earning a variety of Library experience and she is thankful for all of the wonderful people she learned from while there. Anne works with grades 6-12 at University Prep in Seattle. She loves how inquisitive the students are and how much they want to get things right. She is a ski instructor and spends her winter at Snoqualmie Pass. Her goal is to ski at every ski area in Washington State and she has made it to six of them so far. She is learning to play the ukulele and likes to go camping with her family.

Treasurer: Merrilyn Tucker For two years, Merrilyn Tucker served as treasurer of Puget Sound Council (PSC) for the Review of Children’s Books. In this role, she was responsible for keeping track of membership, collecting dues, depositing dues, the payments of printing and mailing, writing receipts, reporting to the president and membership, and maintaining the organization’s bank account statements. She notes, “It has been a fulfilling role and one that I feel is vital to the PSC.” Merrilyn brings her experience and eagerness to continue learning to Washington Library Media Association. Merrilyn Tucker earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and then a fifth year in Elementary Education and English K-12 from the University of Washington. Next, she attended Loughborough University where she graduated with a Master of Arts in Information and Library Studies. Merrilyn is the Teacher-Librarian at Lake Forest Park Elementary in the Shoreline School District and lives in Seattle with her Chiweenie dog, MeiMei. She enjoys reading, eating and walking. Merrilyn maintains the Lake Forest Elementary Library blog (http://lfplibrary.edublogs.org/) where she states, “It is my good fortune to work at the job I love. There is nothing better or more fulfilling to me than teaching children the love of reading and books.”

Secretary: Alyse Fritz Alyse Fritz believes an effective secretary brings many qualities to the organization he/she works with, including: understanding its missions and goals, practicing effective organization, keeping accurate and timely notes/minutes, dealing promptly with correspondence, being prepared for meetings, being methodical, having a good eye for detail and more. In her professional and personal life, she regularly demonstrates the key attributes of organization, communication, and timeliness. Through her interaction with Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) over the last eleven years, she gained many new understandings that guide her practice as a librarian and improved her pedagogy as a teacher. As a WLMA Board member, she looks forward to enriching her education, as well as giving back to WLMA, by serving as an officer and actively collaborating with other like-minded professionals passionate about ensuring members of the learning communities are effective users and producers of ideas and information. Alyse Fritz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Reading and ESL) from Eastern Washington University, a M.Ed. in Reading and Literacy from City University and National Board Certification in Library Media. Alyse is the Teacher-Librarian at Eatonville High School in the Eatonville School District.

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WLMA Board News

Senior High Level Chair-elect: Gail Anderson Gail Anderson has been a teacher-librarian for 17 years. She has worked with students of all ages from K-Adult. Gail is currently the Teacher-Librarian at Kamiak High School in the Mukilteo School District. She likes to read, cook and dance when she is not working with teens and teachers. Gail has been an instructor with the University of Washington in the School Library Professional certificate program for nine years where she teaches the Information Literacy class. She is looking forward to working with the Washington Library Media Association Board to give back to the profession that has given her so much.

Middle/Junior High Level Chair‑elect: Leah Griffin Leah Griffin served as the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) liaison on the CAYAS (Children and Young Adult Services) board (an interest group of Washington Library Association) and on the conference planning committee for the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS). These positions provided her with valuable experiences in planning and cooperation that have prepared her for service with WLMA. She stays abreast of hot teen lit and new authors by participating in groups like the recent Jane Adams book award advisory committee. Leah Griffin earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Seattle Pacific University, a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science and a Washington State Teacher Certification. She is the Librarian at University Prep, an independent school in Seattle. Leah enjoys reading, sailing, playing the piano and traveling.

Elementary Level Chair-elect: Ron Wagner Ron Wagner is the Teacher-Librarian at Felida Elementary School in Vancouver School District, Vancouver, Washington. He refused to take any elementary library courses at Portland State because he was sure that he would be in a secondary position. Felida was his first library position, and now he would not trade his little ones for anything! Ron Wagner achieved National Board Certification in 2012 and has been active in leadership in Vancouver for several years. On top of library work, Ron coaches two sports a year, and is a chess coach at Felida and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Ron has a first grade daughter who loves Fancy Nancy, Biscuit, and listening to Roald Dahl novels. Ron states, “Reading and promoting books; teaching computer and research skills; and best of all, the energy and excitement from the kids makes being an elementary TL the best job I could ask for. I look forward to working with the WLMA board to continue to strengthen Washington schools through strong school libraries.” o

Become a Member of WLMA Today! When you join Washington Library Media Association (WLMA), you become a part of a professional association that supports and advocates on behalf of Teacher-Librarians and School Library programs. In addition, members receive these benefits: • Professional opportunities for networking • Advancement of professional knowledge • Contacts and collaboration with colleagues from around the state FALL 2012

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Reduced conference fees A subscription to WLMA’s journal the MEDIUM Access to the online membership directory Membership in a local region with $7.50 of your dues going to support local meetings

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WLMA Regions

Washington Library Media Association’s Regions: Connecting Locally

When you become a member of the Washington Library Media Association, (WLMA) you gain more than just a membership card. You receive a discount on your conference registration, a board that works and advocates on behalf of teacher-librarians and school libraries. In addition, you gain membership in a local region group. Your region can be where you work or where you live—the choice is up to you. The regions meet, share professional resources and offer you a way to connect with others close to work and home. For more information on your region, please visit the WLMA Region web page: www.wlma.org/regions. o Central (12)—Yakima, Kittitas and eastern Klickitat Columbia Gorge (9)—Clark, Skamania and western Klickitat Crossroads (13)—South King County (south of Interstate 90 & Seattle) Lower Columbia (4)—Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and southern Pacific Mount ‘n Isle (1)—Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Pilchuck Island Mt. Pilchuk (14)—Snohomish and southern Island Mt. Rainier (8)—Pierce County North Central (11)—Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan North Lakes (15)—North King County (north of Interstate 90 & Seattle) Northeast Seven (7)—Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman Oz (6)—City of Seattle, Seattle School District Peninsula (2)—Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Sea to Summit (3)—Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Thurston and northern Pacific Three Rivers (5)—Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin

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WLMA LIT!

School Library Information and Technology Programs for 21st Century Learning Mission: To ensure that students are effective users and producers of information and ideas Three essential functions of Teacher-Librarians: 1. Information Technology Instruction 2. Reading Advocacy 3. Information Management The scope and mix of these functions will depend on the program priorities and goals of each local school district and school building 1. Information and technology instruction • Leads information literacy instruction including evaluation and analysis of the credibility, relevance and currency of information • Coaches instructional staff in support of curriculum, information technology and information management • Teaches students to be critical consumers and producers of information • Teaches students and staff to use emerging learning technologies for school and lifelong learning • Teaches students to be safe, ethical and responsible digital citizens 2. Reading advocacy • Establishes and models a powerful, fashionable and ubiquitous culture of reading in the school community • Motivates and guides students to read for enjoyment and understanding • Develops a relevant collection of fiction and non-fiction in a variety of formats, ensuring quality reading choices for all students • Manages resources in support of established curriculum and student passions 3. Information management and services • Provides open and equitable access to resources, technology and information services for the entire school community • Develops and administers inviting and effective physical and digital library environments • Manages resources to support teaching and learning • Administers information management systems to support student learning and school and district programs

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Empower Student Learning: Local Information

Conference Basics: Registration, Meals and Hotel Registration

Preconference, October 11 $115 Full Day (2 sessions and a boxed lunch) Full Conference, October 12 -13 $135 WLMA Members before October 1 $200 WLMA Members after October 1 $200 Non-members $ 70 Retired and Student Single Day Registration, October 12 or 13 $100 WLMA Member, Nonmember, Retired $ 50 MLIS/MS Student

Conference Meals (with Speakers)

$22 Friday Author Breakfast (Dana Reinhardt) $25 Friday WLMA Business Lunch $35 Friday Banquet (Dr. Rick DuVall) $22 Saturday Author Breakfast (S. A. Bodeen) $25 Saturday Author Lunch (Kate McMullan)

Conference Hotel Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center 607 E. Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901 Conference Occupancy Room Rate Single $ 93.95 Double $103.95 Triple $113.95 Quad $123.95 Booking Phone the Red Lion at 1-800-RED-LION and use the WLMA Conference group code LIBR1009 or use the link on the Conference blog page (wlma2012.blogspot. com/2012/05/yakima-conference-hotel-info.html) to have the code automatically entered for you. o

Map of the City of Yakima

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Local Arrangements: Barb Engvall

Welcome to Yakima! Located in Central Washington, the Yakima Valley is rich in agriculture and a wide variety of activities. The conference we have prepared for you is also rich in content from traditional literature to integration of technologies to preparing ourselves for meeting the challenges of the Common Core Standards. We hope that you will find the conference enough to fill your time here, but also hope that you will find some extra time at the end of conference to enjoy the Yakima Valley. For more information please visit The Yakima Valley Visitor’s Bureau: http://www.visityakima.com/. Yakima Greenway – bring your bike or your walking shoes for a trek on the nearby Yakima Greenway. It is 10 miles of paved walkway take you along the Yakima River, three parks, two fishing lakes, and four river access landings along with protected and natural areas. Free and open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk. http://yakimagreenway.org Yakima Arboretum – if strolling through a park like setting is more to your liking, then the Yakima Arboretum is the place to visit. Established nearly 50 years ago, the Yakima Area Arboretum is a living museum of over 1000 specimens of trees, grasses and shrubs on 46 acres of land adjacent to the Yakima Greenway. http://www.ahtrees.org If Museums are of interest, there is no shortage! The valley is home to nine different museums, including the Yakima Valley Museum and Children’s Underground Museum (yakimavalleymuseum.org/) with a working soda fountain, which is located just a few minutes drive from downtown Yakima. Toppenish is home to the Yakama Nation Cultural Center (www.yakamamuseum.com) and to the famed Toppenish Mural Gallery with 70 outdoor painted murals (www.toppenish.net). For more information on additional museums visit: http://visityakima.com/newSite/yakima-valley-museums.asp. Washington Wine Country – the premier wine grape growing area in the state, the Yakima Valley boasts 50 wineries, many within 30 miles of Yakima. Make the quick drive to Prosser after the close of conference on Saturday for the annual Catch the Crush event. http://visityakima.com/newSite/yakima-valley-event-detail.asp?eventID=68 Shopping – Valley Mall in Union Gap is one of the major shopping centers in the area. Macys, Kohl’s and Sears frame the mall with 55 specialty shops. Brand new and adjacent to the mall is Cabela’s Outpost, the first of their new, smaller stores, which is opening October 4. We look forward to hosting you in Yakima in October. It is always a beautiful time of year as the leaves start to turn. Remember that you will be returning here again next year so if you can’t fit some of these into your schedule now you can plan ahead! See you soon!

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President-elect Leigh Lohrasbi

Welcome Student Learning Advocates! Time and time again, research confirms that teacher-librarians are advocates for students and student learning: “When library media specialists work with teachers to support learning opportunities with books, computer resources, and more, students learn more, get better grades and score higher on standardized test scores than their peers in schools without good libraries.” (Scholastic 2008). “Students and their teachers make more effective use of the Internet and other digital resources after learning about them from school library media specialists.” (Todd, Gordon and Lu 2010). “Disadvantaged students have a better chance of succeeding academically when they attend schools with strong library programs.” (Gavigan and Kurtts 2010). Whether you are looking for assistance with a new technology tool or needing some added pizzazz to entice your students to try the latest reading fashion, the 2012 Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) Conference: Empower Student Learning provides you with more ways to advocate for student learning. Join us in Yakima, Washington beginning Thursday, October 11, for some outstanding Preconference Sessions guaranteed to fill your toolkit. Then on Friday, October 12, attend the keynote session where Mark Ray, Manager of Instructional Technology and Library Services in Vancouver and our 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year, kicks the conference off with an interactive keynote speech. Throughout the conference you will find sessions on the Common Core, Tech Peer Coaching, and Google Tools, as well as talks from the authors our students love to read. Dr. David Loertscher presents on both the Virtual Commons and the Common Core. Dennis Small, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Education Technology Director, provides tips on educational technology and digital resources. The conference offers webinars featuring movers and shaker of the school library world—Mike Eisenberg, Karen Bonanno and Jennifer LaGuarde. On Friday afternoon, the Advocacy Panel presents a session that all school administrators should attend. Do not miss the Friday evening banquet with well‑known guest speaker and award-winning educator, Dr. Rick Duvall. There are just too many outstanding sessions to mention here! Turn the page, take a look and start making plans to join us in Yakima! Your students and staff are waiting… l Leigh

Lohrasbi, President-Elect

Works Cited Gavigan, Karen, and Stephanie Kurtts. 2010. “Together We Can: Collaborating to Meet the Needs of At-Risk Students”. Library Media Connection. 29 (3): 10-12. Scholastic Library Publishing. 2008. School libraries work! (Danbury, CT): Scholastic Library Pub. Todd, Ross J., Gordan A. Carol, and Lu Ya-Ling. Phase 1: One Common Goal: Student Learning. Research report. New Brunswick, NJ: New Jersey Association of School Librarians, 2010. Accessed September 3, 2012. http://cissl.rutgers.edu/images/stories/docs/njasl_phase_1.pdf. o Leigh Lohrasbi is the Teacher-Librarian at Lewis and Clark Middle School, Yakima SD. E-mail: lohrasbi.leigh@yakimaschools.org.

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2012: Empower Student Learning

Maps: Red Lion and Convention Center

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Washington Library Media Association Library Information & Technology Fall 2012 Conference Schedule Overview Thursday, October 11

7:00 am  –  8:00 pm Registration Open (Convention Center Lobby 4) 9:00 am  –  12:00 pm Preconference Session 1 12:00 pm  –  1:00 pm Luncheon: Box (Convention Center Lobby 4) 1:00 pm  –  4:00 pm Preconference Session 2 3:00 pm  –  8:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open (Convention Center Ballrooms D/E) 5:00 pm  –  8:00 pm Exhibit Hall Gala Reception with no host bar (Convention Center Ballrooms D/E) 4:00 pm  –  8:00 pm Inklings Bookshop Open (Convention Center Ballrooms F/G) 7:00 pm  –  9:00 pm WLMA Board Meeting and Dinner (Red Lion Upper Terrace)

Friday, October 12

6:15 am  –  6:00 pm Registration Open (Convention Center Lobby 4) 7:00 am  –  8:15 am Breakfast with Author Dana Reinhardt (Convention Center Ballroom C) 8:00 am  –  4:30 pm WLMA Silent Auction with closing bids at 4:30 pm (Convention Center Lobby 3) 8:00 am  –  5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open (Convention Center Ball Room D/E) 8:00 am  –  5:00 pm Inklings Bookshop Open (Convention Center Ballrooms F/G) 8:30 am  –  9:45 am Keynote Address: Mark Ray (Convention Center Theatres 100-600) 10:15 am  –  11:15 am Session 1 11:30 pm  –  1:00 pm WLMA Luncheon: Empowerment! (Convention Center Ballroom C) 1:15 pm  –  2:15 pm Session 2 2:15 pm  –  3:15 pm Exhibit Visitation (Convention Center Ball Room D/E) 3:15 pm  –  4:15 pm Session 3 6:00 pm  –  7:00 pm Celebration and Awards Reception with no host bar (Convention Center Lobby 3/Outdoor Plaza) 7:00 pm  –  9:00 pm Banquet with Guest Speaker Dr. Rick DuVall (Convention Center Ball Room C)

Saturday, October 13

6:30 am  –  12:00 pm Registration Open 7:00 am  –  8:15 am Breakfast with Author Stephanie Bodeen (Convention Center Ballroom C) 8:00 am  –  2:00 pm Inklings Bookshop Open (Convention Center Ballrooms F/G) 8:30 am  –  9:30/10:00 am Session 4 10:15 am  –  11:15 am Session 5 11:30 am  –  12:30 pm Session 6 12: 30 pm  –  2:00 pm Closing Luncheon with Author Kate McMullan (Convention Center Ballroom C)

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Preconference Thursday, October 11

Morning Session Afternoon Session

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

How Do I Fit It In? And If I Do, What If I Get It WRONG!? Online Approaches to Teach Confidently With and About Northwest Indian Tribes Shana Brown and Nina Chambers In this workshop, learn how to include culturally relevant perspectives without sacrificing other content. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Office of Native Education spent five years developing and piloting 27 units of study, resources, and videos to enhance current elementary, middle, and high school state and United States history, and CWP curriculum.  This groundbreaking approach allows teachers to select from a menu of lessons and activities throughout the year, rather than a one-time opportunity. Teachers can select how much tribal history and sovereignty to include--from as little as 45 minutes to becoming the focus of the entire unit. Convention Center

Morning and Afternoon

Shana Brown is the principal writer for Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State (http://tribalsov.ospi.k12.wa.us/course/view.php?id=2), a groundbreaking state-tribal curriculum partnership overseen by the Sovereignty Curriculum Advisory Committee of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The project is the culmination of her educational vision for Indian and non-Indian communities alike. Growing up on the Yakama reservation, Shana was not even aware that her tribe had a “history,” at least the kind taught in her school. This egregious omission contributed to her shame and led to her lack of cultural identity and sense of belonging. It was not until she went to college and began her career teaching social studies and English that she realized she was not alone in her experience. Subsequently she began her lifelong quest to right the wrongs of ignorance and complacency. A public school teacher for over twenty years, Shana, like many Indian teachers, felt the sting of lack of Native perspectives and resources in the social studies--no matter where she taught and no matter at what grade level. Consequently, she began creating, collecting and sharing resources, enlisting the help of other local tribal people, and so began her involvement in Indian Education in the Northwest. In addition to her work with Since Time Immemorial, Shana is a coauthor of the University of Montana’s Regional Learning Project’s Tribal Perspectives on American History in the Northwest. She helped coauthor Washington State’s current social studies grade level expectations for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction as well. Her teaching career includes K‑12 technology, middle and high school English, Language Arts, United States and World History, and newspaper and yearbook production. She designed treaty curriculum for the Washington State Historical Society and the Seattle Times’ Newspapers in Education series on “Washington’s First Peoples.” Shana designed and taught a middle school course on general tribal history and Northern Coastal California native cultures while she taught in the Bay Area of California. She has presented at numerous tribal, state, regional and national conferences, as well as mentored and trained teachers in the teaching of tribal history. Shana is the daughter of late Muriel Craig, the niece of nationally recognized authorhistorian Carol Craig, and the granddaughter of the late John R. Craig, Sr. and Blanche Hoptowit Craig, all members of the Yakama Nation. Currently, she teaches Language Arts, Ancient Civilizations, World Geography, and Washington State History at Broadview-Thomson K–8 school, a Seattle Public School.

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Snapshot of a 21st Century Library Program Jennifer LaGuarde In this session, participants learn through real world examples how today’s teacher-librarians are no longer the “keeper of the books” of years past. Participants explore practical strategies for utilizing new technologies to evolve their practice and embed themselves within their school’s instructional program. From QR Codes to instructional “gamification,” this session helps teacher-librarians emerge from the stacks to position themselves as true instructional leaders. Convention Center

Morning and Afternoon Jennifer LaGarde (aka library girl!) is the Lead Librarian for New Hanover Schools and the Teacher-Librarian at Myrtle Grove Middle School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree in English Education from the Watson School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW) and her graduate degree in Library Science from Appalachian State University. She is also a Nationally Board Certified School Librarian. Jennifer is the Advocacy and Governance Chair for the North Carolina School Library Media Association, a founding member of North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) Young Adult Book Award and shares NCSLMA webmaster duties with another North Carolina librarian. In 2011, Jennifer received the “I Love My Librarian Award” from the American Library Association, The Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times. In 2011, Library Journal named her a “Mover and Shaker.” Jennifer is the author of the blog The Adventures of Library Girl (http://www.librarygirl.net/) where she proves you do not have to be super hero to teach Middle School, but having a cape sure helps.

In Search of Wonder Barb Langridge What is one of the biggest challenges we all face every day as librarians? Finding a book for those reluctant readers and just in general getting kids to make reading a fun and satisfying part of their lives! We are up against the media generated culture with all of its unconscious messages for kids about what they need and who they should be. How can we begin to connect kids to books? This session takes a look at the value of books and librarians in children’s lives. Attendees learn a reader’s advisory strategy to help match a child to a book that connects though the eight reading personalities from abookandahug.com. Learn how to diagnose a reading personality, how to recognize them in students and how to find books that match those personalities. Just as our children have different learning styles, they are wired to love different kinds of books. Let’s find out who they are, what kinds of books they are looking for and identify specific titles that will work satisfy that search and set them off on their journey to their very best selves. Convention Center

Morning and Afternoon

Barb Langridge is the founder of ABookandAHug (www.abookandahug.com) website dedicated to helping every child find the book that matches his or her authentic self. She has been the children’s book critic for WBAL TV Channel 11 (NBC affiliate) for over ten years and hosts the cable television show, Books Alive, on which she interviews authors and illustrators. She has dedicated twenty years to working as a children’s independent bookseller and as a children’s specialist at a public library in Maryland. Barb has drawn on her passion for developing human beings as a Compensatory Education specialist for Osan American Elementary School in South Korea, teaching Basic Schools Education Programs for Temple University and Big Bend University in Stuttgart, Germany, and teaching education programs for the Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation in Virginia. She has a B.A. in History from George Mason University and a M.A. in Education (Human Resources Development) from George Washington University. Her passion is helping children discover their best selves and their most successful journey through the light of reading and the power of a book. FALL 2012

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From Old School to #learnshop: Instructional Leadership in a LIT Program Sarah Applegate and Marianne Hunter A fundamental shift in education has been the evolution of students from consumers of information to producers of knowledge. Teacher-librarians are at the core of this transition, but we face a challenge. How do we help students learn foundational information literacy skills and apply those skills to new ways of demonstrating their learning? In this session, we revisit the golden oldies of information literacy instruction, including note taking, subject searching, and question development, then go “back to the future” by reframing those skills into #learnshop. We learn to revive core information literacy skills by transforming them into tools for students to produce new knowledge. Then, because we must, we figure out the best way to message this to our communities. How can we sell #learnshop to our staff, students, and administrators? Come join us as we take off in a Delorean and arrive in a Prius! Convention Center

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Sarah Applegate is a National Board Certified Teacher-Librarian at River Ridge High School in Lacey, Washington, where she has worked for 17 years and has the best job at the school. Sarah is very active in the Washington Library Media Association, having served as President, Senior Level Chair, and Advocacy Chair. In addition, she is an Adjunct Faculty Member for the Antioch University-Seattle Library Media Endorsement program. Sarah was recently published in two books, Teacher Leader Stories from Corwin Press (2011) and Activism and the School Librarian published by Linworth (2012). Sarah received the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant in 2011 and spent 4 months in Finland studying the Finnish school system and information literacy instruction. Sarah lives in Olympia with her husband Rob, also a teacher, and daughter Marieka. Marianne Hunter is National Board Certified Teacher-Librarian at Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington. She is a past president of the Washington Library Media Association and an adjunct instructor in the library certification program at Antioch University Seattle.

From Wimpy to Gossipy— and Everything in Between Shauna Yusko and Mike Fleming

Join us for this fun-filled session focused on the best new books for teens (and some tweens). Participants get a look at the 2012 “must know” fiction and non-fiction Young Adult (YA) titles to recommend to teens of all ages (6th grade and up) in your library/classroom, as well as “hot titles” to keep an eye out for in 2013. Participants take away an annotated bibliography of suggestions across genres including the typical (Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Historical/Realistic), as well as the not-so-typical (Series & Sequels, Not to Miss Non-Fiction, New Books by Big Name Authors, Quiet Gems, and Middle School appropriate titles). Convention Center

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Michael Fleming is the librarian at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah. He was a member of the Best Fiction for Young Adults committee from 2010-2012, reading well over a thousand Young Adult (YA) books during that time. He is now serving on the Morris committee for Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a selection committee that picks the best debut author of the year for YA books. He also reviews books for Unshelved.com, the popular library comic strip. If he is not surreptitiously reading in bed while trying to keep the light from waking his sleeping wife, he is golfing, playing old man basketball, or chasing his four kids around. This is Michael’s second year presenting at WLMA’s conference. Shauna Yusko is the librarian at Evergreen Junior High (soon to be Evergreen Middle School) in Redmond. She was a member of the Best Fiction for Young Adults committee from 2011-2012, and is currently serving on the Excellence in Non-Fiction Award for YALSA. She also presents webinars on the best new books for teens, and does reviews for Booklist. In her “free” time, Shauna is likely to be found reading, watching her kids play sports, or both. Both Michael and Shauna are more than happy to talk with you about all things Wimpy Kid, but please do not ask if they have read any adults books recently (not just Fifty Shades of Grey, but any book aimed at those over the age of 19).

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Book Binding Anne Bingham 3-D Information Literacy projects focus on presentation and access. Book arts projects are a great way to showcase student learning. During this session, participants make as many book models as they can and while they cut, fold, sew, and glue, Anne shares her ideas for incorporating book arts structures into the curriculum. The focus is on structures that are easy to create and easily taught to beginners, pre-school through high school, with materials you have around the office. Plenty of book arts examples are on hand for inspiration. In addition, Anne shares her organizational tips for teaching bookbinding. Handouts include instructions for the bindings, a bibliography and a resource list. Convention Center

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Anne Bingham has a MLIS from the University of Washington and a MEd from Grand Canyon University. She is in her eighth year as a school librarian at University Prep in Seattle. She worked at the University of Washington Libraries for 10 years. Anne has been a board member of the Seattle Book Arts Guild, and has worked as a bookbinder, letterpress printer and conservator. Her work has been shown in library and traveling exhibits in the U.S., Ireland, France and Germany. In her spare time, she likes to play ukulele and ski, but not simultaneously. Not yet.

The Technology Integration Puzzle: TL’s Make the Connection Carina Pierce and Carrie Willenbring Between Tech Peer Coaching, Washington State Ed Tech Standards, 21st Century Skills, ISTE’s NETS, and the CCSS, technology integration is here to stay. Preparing our students for the digital world in which they live, study, and will work is a primary part of our jobs as Information and Technology Instructors. Creating opportunities for classroom teachers to make the integration simple, meaningful and as a means to better teaching and more engaged learners really is easier than ever. It seems complicated, but we can make those connections fun, purposeful and with much less angst than teachers expect. Convention Center

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Carrie Willenbring has spent her career as a high school social studies teacher and elementary and middle school teacher-librarian. Currently, she is the Teacher‑Librarian at Bethel Middle School in Spanaway, Washington. She serves as the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) middle level chair‑elect and is a 2013 National Board Certified Teacher candidate. She has lead several educational technology professional development trainings in the Bethel School District. Web 2.0 tools and freeware are her particular areas of interest. Carrie, along with her husband and two children, is very active in the Spanaway community. Her favorite past times are camping, traveling and cheering on her beloved New England sports teams. Carina Pierce is the Teacher-Librarian at Cougar Mountain Middle School in the Bethel School District. She is a regular presenter at Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) and this year added Northwest Council for Computers in Education (NCCE) and International Standard for Technology in Education (ISTE) to her resume. She shares her passion for technology integration and 21st century skills development (for students and teachers) with anyone who will sit a spell. Carina has served as the WLMA Webmaster for the past three years, and is moving into Social Media Chair, lightening her load a bit as she is also in the midst of her first go-round with NBCT. Carina is surrounded at her home in Puyallup by three children and a very supportive husband. o FALL 2012

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Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13 Friday Breakfast Why I Write for Teenagers with Dana Reinhardt, High School Author 7:00 am – 8:15 am

Convention Center

Yes, teenagers like to read books about unrequited crushes and parents who do not understand them. But they also care deeply about the world and want to understand their role in it, and they turn to books to explore these issues too. In this talk over breakfast, young adult author Dana Reinhardt will discuss why she loves writing books for teenagers and how her youth and her relationship to certain stories informed the writer she would become. Dana Reinhardt is the author of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Harmless, How to Build a House, The Things a Brother Knows, The Summer I Learned to Fly and the upcoming Odessa Again, her first foray into middle grade fiction. Some of her books have won awards, like the Sydney Taylor Book Award and The California Book Award, and some have been named to numerous Best of the Year lists. Others have not. She still cannot believe she has written six novels, especially since the act of writing them gets harder and harder. Each time she is in the middle of one, she is certain it will be her last. Dana was born and raised in Los Angeles, but now lives in San Francisco except for the summers when she flees south in search of the sun. Her favorite thing to do is to walk from her house to the Golden Gate Bridge, although some days she cannot even see it because of the fog, which is really just a metaphor for what it is like to be a writer. Dana has two daughters that love to read and who, the older they get, have experiences and ideas that she steals for her novels. Dana finds it strange to write about herself in the third person. Learn more about Dana and her books on her website: www.danareinhardt.net. Friday Author Breakfast: $22 Quiche Lorraine with roasted breakfast potatoes, orange or apple juice, breakfast bread and coffee or tea.

Keynote Session

21st Century Skills for Teacher‑Librarians: an Unkeynote with Mark Ray 8:30 am – 9:45 am

Convention Center

South Ballroom Rooms 100-600

It is impossible not to hear about ‘21st century skills’ these days. From the Partnership for 21st Century Education to the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Educational Technology Standards, there are many enumerations of 21st century skills. However, most of these focus on student skills rather than educator skills. What’s a teacher-librarian to do? As Napoleon Dynamite says, “You’ve gotta have skills!” Starting from ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers and some librarian bloggers who have mused on the subject, this keynote begins a conversation about the essential 21st century skills that teacher-librarians need to not only survive, but to meet the essential challenge of effectively educating our students. Hint: it is not knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System or how to use an index. Bring your personal devices with you because you will be using them! Mark Ray received Washington State Teacher of the Year Award in 2011 and is Manager of Instructional Technology and Library Services in Vancouver Public Schools. He coaches tennis and sporadically writes for Librarian Provocateur (librarianprovocateur. wordpress.com/). Mark has worked with library patrons from pre-school to graduate school in both Vancouver and Brussels, Belgium, led the design of four school libraries and consulted on the design of programs for several more.

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Friday Lunch Washington Library Media Association Business: Empowerment! 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Convention Center

Room C

Come have lunch and be empowered though your professional association! See who receives the Teacher-Librarians of the year for 2012. Honor the WLMA 2012 Scholarship winners. Listen to news and important information about teacher-librarians, school libraries and advocacy. Learn how your association works for (and with) you to promote school libraries and empower Library Information and Technology programs. Participate in WLMA business and decisions. Receive a WLMA conference mug to add to your collection (or to start a new one)! Friday Lunch with WLMA Business: $25 (Free souvenir conference mug!) Caesar salad with chicken breast, breads/rolls and strawberry torte cake for dessert.

Friday Banquet Dinner Playing the Neuroscience Trump Card: Applying Basic Principles of Brain Science to Increase Achievement and Engagement with Dr. Rick DuVall 7:00 pm – 9:00 am

Convention Center

Room C

Educators agree that what we do to help students learn should be based on how the brain best learns. Until recently, however, we have had few clues to unlock the secrets of the brain. Now, research from the neurosciences has greatly improved our understanding of the learning process, and we have a much more solid foundation on which to base educational decisions. This engaging and highly interactive workshop will clarify how we can effectively match teaching practices with brain functioning. Participants will experience practical and engaging instructional methods that will encompass the most recent and relevant research and knowledge to boost academic achievement, improve student relations, and create a more compassionate classroom and school community. Dr. Rick DuVall is an award-winning educator, with over 20 years of teaching experience. He has taught all grade levels, pre-kindergarten through twelve, as well as serving as an instructional coach, a university professor, and director of an educational consortium. He has consulted with schools and school districts in all 50 U.S. states, as well as in England, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, and Peru. He also frequently speaks at regional, state, national, and international conferences (including the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Staff Development Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Middle School Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Title I Conference, and the National Dropout Prevention Conference). For more information please visit Dr. DuVall’s website: www.drrickduvall.com/index.html. Friday Banquet Dinner with Speaker $35 House salad with tomato and cucumber with choice of dressings, steak & salmon, garlic roasted baby red potatoes, green beans sautéed with red bell peppers, rolls and cheesecake with caramel apple topping for dessert. FALL 2012

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Saturday Breakfast How to Survive Your First Novel with Stephanie Bodeen, Middle School Author 7:00 am – 8:15 am

Convention Center

Room C

Stephanie Bodeen discusses her journey of The Compound, which, due to many obstacles along the way, almost did not happen. A cautionary tale for those who think a novel is easy to write. Stephanie Bodeen grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Riverfalls, and traveled to Tanzania as a Peace Corps volunteer. While in Tanzania, she was inspired to write her first picture book, Elizabeti’s Doll, which School Library Journal called, “a splendid celebration of life and the power of a child’s imagination.” Elizabeti’s story continues in Mama Elizabeti and Elizabeti’s School. Named a 2009 American Library Association (ALA) “Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers” as well as a Best Books for Young Readers, Bodeen’s debut novel, The Compound, keeps readers on the edge of their seat as Eli begins to investigate his father’s claims that nuclear war has destroyed the world and their survival depends on abandoning all ethics and morals. Bodeen’s second Young Adult novel, The Gardener, a science fiction thriller, also appeared on the 2011 ALA “Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers” list. For more information please visit her website: www.rockforadoll.com. Saturday Author Breakfast: $22 Breakfast wrap of scrambled eggs blended with bell pepper, onion and cheddar cheese, melons and breakfast breads.

Saturday Lunch Zeus Unzipped with Kate McMullan, Elementary School Author 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Convention Center

Room C

In this presentation, Kate explores how the immortal Greek gods, goddesses, and monsters are alive and well in our collective psyches and culture today. She addresses the development of her popular series, MYTH-O-MANIA, the Greek myths as narrated by Hades, King of the Underworld Kate McMullan published her first children’s book in 1977 as Katy Hall (her name at the time). Under this name, she and Lisa Eisenberg wrote dozens of easy-to-read riddle and joke books. After marrying illustrator Jim McMullan, she wrote under the name of K. H. McMullan and created the series Dragon Slayers’ Academy. Eventually, she persuaded her husband to illustrate one of her books resulting in I Stink, a monologue by a New York garbage truck. Since then, Kate and her husband Jim have collaborated on I’M MIGHTY!, I’M DIRTY!, I’M BAD!, I’M BIG!, and most recently, I’M FAST! As Kate McMullan, she also authored beginning reader stories about Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig and the series MYTH-O-MANIA. Her pun-filled SCHOOL: Adventures at Harvey N. Trouble Elementary is illustrated by the famed New Yorker cartoonist, George Booth and her book One Funny Day received the 2010 Geisel Honor award. Kate McMullan was born in St. Louis, Missouri, read her way through the public library and had two guinea pigs, George and Zaa Zaa, whose antics have new life in the stories of Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig. She began her professional life as a teacher, graduating with a Bachelors from University of Tulsa and a Masters from Ohio State University. She taught fourth and sixth grades in inner city Los Angeles and on an American Air Force base in Germany before becoming an editor of language arts and audiovisual materials for a New York City publishing house. Currently, Kate and her husband Jim live in Sag Harbor, New York, with two bulldogs. Learn more by visiting her website: katemcmullan.com. Saturday Closing Lunch: $25 Turkey sandwich on a croissant, potato salad and for dessert, lemon mousse cake.

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Friday Session 3 Monsters! with Royce Buckingham, Middle School Level Author 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

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Room 300/400

What makes boys read about monsters, and is it good for them? We all know boys love monsters. But why? And does it turn them into monsters? This discussion style presentation features presenter/moderator Royce Buckingham, middle grade author of Demonkeeper, Goblins and The Dead Boys. Royce talks monsters, boys, and reluctant readers as well as calling out to attending librarians to get their perspective on what they do and do not pick for their collections and why. Be ready for the tough questions: • Is confronting monsters in fiction empowering or just exploitative writing? • Are peril and violence the same thing or only distantly related? • Is gore helpful, harmful, or just an innocent byproduct to be made into sausage? • How are ghost stories and monster tales the same or different? In addition, bring your own monster stories! Born in Richland Washington, Royce Buckingham obtained an English degree from Whitman College and a law degree from the University of Oregon. His career as juvenile court prosecutor led him to write a short story about a teen living on the streets whom he had prosecuted many times. The teen simply disappeared and no one seemed to know, or care about what happened to him. This story eventually became Buckingham’s debut novel, Demonkeeper, which sold as a script to 20th Century Fox and debuted as a best-seller in Germany. The other books in the Demonkeeper trilogy, Demoneater (book II) and Demonocity (book III) will be released in the United States as e-books and eventually in traditional print. Buckingham’s subsequent novels include Goblins! An Underearth Adventure, and his most recent novel, The Dead Boys, a mystery set in his hometown of Richland, downriver from the Hanford nuclear plant, with plenty of creepy elements, high action and cliff-hangers. Royce Buckingham lives in Bellingham, WA with his wife, whom he met in the courtroom when she was covering one of his criminal cases as a reporter. They have two boys, neither of which have been eaten by demons, or goblins, or mutated trees…yet. For more information please visit his website: www.demonkeeper.com. o

Autographs, Books and More at Conference! Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) has lined up amazing authors to speak, present and sign autographs at the 2012 conference. In addition, the conference offers sessions addressing reading advocacy, literacy, technology, and book awards. With all of this going on, it is only natural to line up a place for you to browse, read and purchase books and to offer autographing. This year, WLMA chose Inklings, a local independent Yakima bookshop, to sell at conference. Make plans to drop by to browse and enjoy all that Inkling’s has to offer! In addition, take a few steps outside of the bookshop to obtain the autograph of authors.

Inklings Bookshop

Author Autographing Friday 9:45 am – 10:15 am Dana Reinhardt 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Lorraine McConaghy Jennifer LaGuarde 4:15 pm – 3:15 pm Royce Buckingham

Convention Center Room F/G Thursday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am– Conference Closure FALL 2012

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Empower Learning with WLMA Conference Webinars For the second year in a row, Washington Library Media Association offers online learning opportunities during conference through a series of webinars. In these webinar sessions you can fire up your device and login to participate online and/or join in live-and-in-the-flesh discussions with webinar presenters and moderators. Keynote is in Convention Center Rooms 100-600, while all others are in Convention Center Room A. Each session will be archived for later viewing.

Friday’s Webinar Sessions Keynote (8:30 am – 9:45 am) 21st Century Skills for Teacher‑Librarians: an Unkeynote with Mark Ray Live at WLMA Conference, Yakima It is impossible not to hear about ‘21st century skills’ these days. From the Partnership for 21st Century Education to the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Educational Technology Standards, there are many enumerations of 21st century skills. However, most of these focus on student skills rather than educator skills. What’s teacher-librarian to do? As Napoleon Dynamite says, “You’ve gotta have skills!” Starting from ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers and some librarian bloggers who have mused on the subject, this keynote begins a conversation about the essential 21st century skills that teacher-librarians need to not only survive, but to meet the essential challenge of effectively educating our students. Hint: it is not knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System or how to use an index. Bring your personal devices with you because you will be using them. Note: webinar audience will view the session and be able to participate via a variety web tools. Session 1 (10:15 am – 11:15 am) Twitter for Personal Learning Networks with Jennifer LaGuarde, Library Girl Live at WLMA Conference, Yakima In today’s globally connected world, 21st century librarians need a Personal Learning Network to simply keep up with changes in curriculum, discover pedagogical best practices and build a support network of smart, innovative colleagues with whom they can collaborate and share. Twitter in one of the most effective tools with which to build this network! In this session participants learn some twitter basics and be given some “how to” and “who to (follow)” suggestions. You’ll learn what a hashtag is, how to favorite a tweet, join a twitter chat and how to build lists. To fully benefit from this session, it is recommended that attendees create a Twitter account prior to the session and bring a device with wifi access. Session 2 (1:15 pm – 2:15 pm ) Big 6™ by the Month Overview with Mike Eisenberg, Janet Murray, and Colet Bartow   Online and concurrent with Oregon Association of School Libraries audience Big6™ by the Month series focuses attention on one Big6™ stage at a time during the academic year. It targets the standards students need to achieve, how and when to apply the Big6™ skills within the standards-based curriculum, strategies to measure student success, and attainable method to report information to students, parents, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders. In this one-hour program, delivered live at the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) conference, Mike Eisenberg, Janet Murray and Colet Bartow offer an overview of the monthly series and invite your questions. If you register in advance, you receive a handout packet by e-mail. For more information, see http://www.big6.com or e-mail info@big6.com. Session 3 (3:15 pm – 4:15 pm )  Opportunities for Teacher-Librarians in National Standards Common Core State Standards and Australian National Curriculum Capabilities with David Loertscher and Karen Bonanno (AU). Karen Bonanno via web from Australia addresses the seven inter-related general capabilities of the new Australian Curriculum that provide opportunities for teacher-librarians to significantly contribute to the teaching and learning processes in the F (Foundation) to 12 (Year 12) education. An inquiry-based framework, supported by a scope and sequence of skills across all year levels, enables the development and delivery of digital literacy capabilities as evident in the new Australian Curriculum. David Loertscher at the conference in Yakima, examines a contrasting integration of 21st century Skills into content-oriented learning experiences combined with a Big Think strategy in order to build transfer of these skills across the disciplines and across the grade levels. o

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October 12, Friday Sessions Session 1 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Early Literacy Initiatives, In Washington And Beyond

Dr. Bette Hyde, Washington State Department of Early Learning Participate in establishing a participant network to spread the word on Department of Early Learning initiatives with district librarians (not in attendance at Yakima). Question and Answer Session All Levels Convention Center Room 300/400

It’s All in the Comics: CCS, GLEs, MSP, and MAP

Elizabeth Bruno, Clover Creek Elementary, Bethel Jim Henderson, Newspapers in Education Coordinator, The News Tribune and The Olympian An elementary school librarian shares how the use of an online newspaper with 4th-6th graders nailed the teaching of many standards with one stone. Learn how to get your free subscription which allows up to 30 simultaneous logins. Information and Technology Instruction Elementary/MS Red Lion Hotel Upper Terrace

Teacher-Librarian Common Core Coaching

K-12 Advisory Committee Make time to attend one of these sessions (it is offered at every time slot!) on getting up to date information regarding the Common Core State Standards. A group of Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) teacher-librarians introduce you to regional trainings that will be put on around the state later this school year. This committee is working with the Washington State Library and representatives from Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on how teacher-librarians can facilitate discussions with teachers and principals regarding several important components of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) such as text complexity and critical reading. Connections to the WLMA Library and Information Technology (LIT) document and new teacher evaluation will also be made. Common Core All Levels Red Lion Hotel Veranda Room FALL 2012

Tricks of the Trade

Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary/Olympic View Elementary, Federal Way Thrifty tips for library management, book repair, weeding, processing, and the basics that keep our libraries running. Come and learn. Come and share! Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Red Lion Hotel Lower Terrace

Tuesdays With Morrie, Wednesdays With Gail

Stephanie Wilson, Mariner High School, Mukilteo Gail Anderson, Kamiak High School, Mukilteo Tuesdays with Morrie, Wednesdays with Gail chronicles the journey of two high school librarians from the Mukilteo School District and their plan of aligning their core library lessons to a bevy of standards to ensure that students are users and producers of ideas and information. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Convention Center Room B

Twitter for Personal Learning Networks (Webinar)

Jennifer LaGuarde, Library Girl In today’s globally connected world, 21st century librarians need a Personal Learning Network to simply keep up with changes in curriculum, discover pedagogical best practices and build a support network of smart, innovative colleagues with whom they can collaborate and share. Twitter in one of the most effective tools with which to build this network! In this session participants learn some twitter basics and be given some “how to” and “who to (follow)” suggestions. You’ll learn what a hashtag is, how to favorite a tweet, join a twitter chat and how to build lists. To fully benefit from this session, it is recommended that attendees create a Twitter account prior to the session and bring a device with wifi access. Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room A

“With My Own Eyes: Holocaust. Genocide. Today.”

Ilana Cone Kennedy, Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center Attendees in this session have the opportunity to view the Holocaust Center’s newest film, “With My Own Eyes: Holocaust. Genocide. Today” and to discuss ways of effectively bring this subject into the classroom. Reading Advocacy Elementary Red Lion Hotel East Ballroom MEDIUM | 23


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Session 2 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Beyond Reading: A Picture Book Publishing Project

Shauna Yusko, Evergreen Jr. High, Lake Washington Bob Kaneko, Lake Washington SD “Beyond Reading” is an award-winning picture book publishing project with recognition nationally by Best Buy’s “Teach” Award, ING Financial’s “Unsung Heroes” Award, and others. This session shows how to implement/ duplicate/modify the project in your classroom or school. Reading Advocacy Middle School /Junior High, Senior High School, Higher Education Convention Center Room 200

Big 6™ by the Month Overview - Webinar

Mike Eisenberg, Big6™ and University of Washington Janet Murray, Big6.com Colet Bartow, Montana Office of Public Instruction Big6™ by the Month series focuses attention on one Big6™ stage at a time during the academic year. It targets the standards students need to achieve, how and when to apply the Big6™ skills within the standards‑based curriculum, strategies to measure student success, and attainable method to report information to students, parents, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders. In this one-hour program, delivered live at the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) conference, Mike Eisenberg, Janet Murray and Colet Bartow offer an overview of the monthly series and invite your questions. Register in advance to receive a handout packet by e-mail. More information: www.big6.com or e-mail info@big6.com. Information Management Services All Levels Convention Center Room A

Building a Tech Peer Coaching Plan That Works

Carina Pierce, Cougar Mountain Middle School, Bethel Bethany Aoki,Cougar Mountain Middle School, Bethel Carina (Teacher-Librarian) and Bethany (National Board Certified Teacher of Science) take you through their past year as a collaborative team integrating technology into the 8th grade math and science curriculum. They share a Tech Peer Coaching program that is working, thriving and driving future teaching and learning. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Red Lion Hotel Upper Terrace

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Chronicling Washington: Washington State Library’s Digital Initiatives

Shawn Schollmeyer, Washington State Library Washington State Library is digitizing historic newspapers from across the state for Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. This presentation demonstrates a great resource for education and research, and shows off great digital collections available for free. Information Management Services All Levels Convention Center Room 600

Hear My Voice

Rachael McClinton, Living Voices, Seattle How long would you fight for what’s right? How would you make others hear your voice? Discover the 72 year fight for women’s suffrage that won half of America the right to vote and made their voices heard. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Red Lion Hotel East Ballroom

Judging Book by Their Covers

Dana Rinehart, Author Everyone has an opinion about cover art: feel free to bring yours. We will talk about what works, what does not and why. Reading Advocacy Senior High School Convention Center Room 300/400

Making Sense for the Decision Makers: A Panel Discussion

Steve Coker, Moderator, North Thurston High School, Roz Thompson, Tumwater High School, Tumwater As practitioners, we all know the importance of “being strategic” in the development and promotion of school library programs. This panel discussion focuses on the often challenging and dynamic process of identifying and engaging those key individuals or groups within your school, district, or community in the best position to help you promote and achieve your program goals. Panelists include (but not limited to) Mark Ray, Dan Catchpole and Carolyn Logue. Join us for a lively discussion as our panelists and audience members explore options, opportunities and strategies for effective communications. Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room B

“New Land North of the Columbia: An Historical Travelogue, 1853-2010”

Lorraine McConaghy, Museum of History & Industry This lively presentation samples 30 of the 400 primary documents offered in New Land. An “exhibition between book covers,” this new anthology brings together in one volume the best archival documents for exploring Washington’s history. Information and Technology Instruction Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 500 VOL 37 NO. 1


2012 Conference Sessions On Target with Advanced PowerPoint

Forrest Fisher, Educational Service District 105, Yakima Using PowerPoint effectively as an educational tool requires skills/techniques that are not typically shared with teachers. Learn advanced techniques to create effective instructional materials including Effective Animation for Teaching PowerPoint, Automated Animation for sharing concepts, stories and understandings, Using Sound, Music and Video, Interactive Animation and Triggers for questioning slides. Information and Technology Instruction Elementary, Middle School / Junior High Convention Center Room 100

Teacher-Librarian Common Core Coaching

K-12 Advisory Committee Make time to attend one of these sessions (it is offered at every time slot!) on getting up to date information regarding the Common Core State Standards. A group of Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) teacher-librarians introduce you to regional trainings that will be put on around the state later this school year. This committee is working with the Washington State Library and representatives from Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on how teacher-librarians can facilitate discussions with teachers and principals regarding several important components of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) such as text complexity and critical reading. Connections to the WLMA Library and Information Technology (LIT) document and new teacher evaluation will also be made. Common Core All Levels Red Lion Hotel Veranda Room

Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award—A Mini Conference with-in a Conference

Kim Guyette, Marcus Whitman Elementary, Richland Amy Cook, Southgate Elementary, Kennewick Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award Committee Members After the introduction of 2013 Nominees, the committee divides up the room to hold small group sessions on topics pertaining to the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award (15 minutes each). You will have time to choose three different ones to fit your needs. Reading Advocacy All Levels Red Lion Hotel Lower Terrace

Exhibits Only 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM FALL 2012

Session 3 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM 21st Century Poetry Month

Kris Dersch, Hamlin Robinson School, Lynnwood At our school for reluctant readers, we made poetry so trendy that students read poems to the garbage man and stood in line to share at an evening poetry reading. Come hear how we did it, and how you can too. Reading Advocacy All Levels Red Lion Hotel Upper Terrace

2013 Sasquatch Reading Award List

David Winkeljohn, Mount Lake Terrace Elementary, Mount Lake Terrace Interactive discussion of the book selection process and ways to use the list in your program. Also includes the presentation of the 2012 Sasquatch reading award to Michael Buckley for his book, NERDS. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Red Lion Hotel Lower Terrace

eBooks: Effective Tools for Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century

Leslie McClusky, Follett Library Resources Do you have eBooks in your collection? Do you want to incorporate eBooks in your school? This session looks using eBooks effectively in the classroom and how they incorporate into lessons and curriculum, such as Common Core. Reading Advocacy, Common Core All Levels Convention Center Room 500

EdTech 101: No Teacher-Librarian Left Behind

Dennis Small and Tara Richerson, OSPI Would you like to build or refresh your knowledge base about the connections between educational technology and information literacy? Join us for an overview of Washington’s educational technology standards, assessments, and digital resources as we highlight their role with you as a teacher-librarian. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Convention Center Room 600

Informational Texts and the Common Core.

Dr. Rick DuVall, Educational Consultant This session explores the need for the explicit teaching of informational reading strategies and texts during this Information Age. It focuses on informational text access features and research-proven ways to engage ALL students (including early emergent readers, learning-disabled readers, and English language learners) in exploring nonfiction. Common Core All Levels Convention Center Room C MEDIUM | 25


2012 Conference Sessions Monsters!

Royce Buckingham, Author What makes boys read about monsters, and is it good for them? We all know boys love monsters. But why? And does it turn them into monsters? This discussion style presentation features presenter/moderator Royce Buckingham, middle grade author of Demonkeeper, Goblins and The Dead Boys. Royce talks monsters, boys, and reluctant readers as well as calling out to attending librarians to get their perspective on what they do and do not pick for their collections and why. Be ready for the tough questions: • Is confronting monsters in fiction empowering or just exploitative writing? • Are peril and violence the same thing or only distantly related? • Is gore helpful, harmful, or just an innocent byproduct to be made into sausage? • How are ghost stories and monster tales the same or different? In addition, bring your own monster stories! Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 300/400

More Than Just Your Average TA Elective Credit

Alyse Fritz, Eatonville High School, Eatonville Using PowerPoint, this information session details the process of advocacy, collaboration with CTE directors, development of power standards/learning targets, and attempts at standards-referenced assignments. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Convention Center Room B

The New American

Rachael McClinton, Living Voices, Seattle Share the journey of The New American, from the turmoil of the old country, to the promise of America. Take the immigrant’s steamship to Ellis Island, the sweatshops and opportunity. Discover American liberty from the immigrant’s point of view. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Red Lion Hotel East Ballroom

OER 101: Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Barbara Soots, OER Program Manager, OSPI Come learn about the explosion of Open Education Resources (OER) available to K-12 teachers and students. These teaching and learning assets from around the world are free to use, edit, and share. In this introduction to OER, attendees discover where to search for resources and how to evaluate their alignment to the Common Core State Standards. Includes a discussion on delivery options, licensing issues, and explores the role of teacher‑librarians in supporting OER. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Red Lion Hotel West Ballroom

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Opportunities for Teacher-Librarians in National Standards Common Core State Standards and Australian National Curriculum Capabilities

Karen Bonanno, Executive Officer for the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) David Loertscher, San Jose State University Karen Bonanno, via web from Australia, addresses the seven inter-related general capabilities of the new Australian Curriculum that provide opportunities for teacher‑librarians to significantly contribute to the teaching and learning processes in the F (Foundation) to 12 (Year 12) education. An inquiry-based framework, supported by a scope and sequence of skills across all year levels, enables the development and delivery of digital literacy capabilities as evident in the new Australian Curriculum. David Loertscher at conference in Yakima, examines a contrasting integration of 21st century skills into content-oriented learning experiences combined with a Big Think strategy in order to build transfer of these skills across the disciplines and across the grade levels. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Convention Center Room A

Show, Tell and Do: The Next Generation of Author Visits

Jennifer Wolf, Author Five local Young Adult (YA) authors present a collaborative panel on about getting the most out of author visits. The discussion includes networking with and finding authors, working within limited budgets, managing expectations, and incorporating new technology. Panel consists of 4 Washington YA Authors, Jennifer Shaw Wolf, J. Deb Lund, Helen Landalf, Stasia Kehoe and Jannet Lee Carey. Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 200

Teacher-Librarian Common Core Coaching

K-12 Advisory Committee Make time to attend one of these sessions (offered at every time slot!) on getting up to date information regarding the Common Core State Standards. A group of Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) teacher-librarians introduce you to regional trainings that will be put on around the state later this school year. This committee is working with the Washington State Library and representatives from Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on how teacher-librarians can facilitate discussions with teachers and principals regarding several important components of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) such as text complexity and critical reading. Connections to the WLMA Library and Information Technology (LIT) document and new teacher evaluation will also be made. Common Core All Levels Red Lion Hotel Veranda Room VOL 37 NO. 1


2012 Conference Sessions Transforming Classrooms Through Peer Coaching

Forrest Fisher, Educational Service District 105, Yakima This session focuses on implementing Peer Coaching throughout a district in a sustainable, systematic and effective manner. The Peer Coaching Program is designed to help schools implement a professional development

model that can enhance standards-based instruction by assisting teachers to offer students engaging, technology rich, learning activities. Information and Technology Instruction Reading Advocacy Senior High School Convention Center Room 100

October 13, Saturday Sessions

Session 4 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Creating Amazing Book Trailers

Julie Hembree, AG Bell Elementary, Lake Washington Learn how students can create book trailers in your library lessons to promote new or favorite books. Learn about free video editing tools like iMovie, MovieMaker and Photostory, as well as web-based tools to create short trailers. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Convention Center Room 500

Gracefully Gliding Through the Google Labyrinth! The Efficient and Effective use of Google Resources by Educators.

Forrest Fisher, Educational Service District 105, Yakima An introduction to the free online applications provided by Google with particular focus on the tools intended for education. Effective classroom/personal use of these applications will be the focus of the class. Included: Advance Search Techniques Scholar Books Images Calendar Documents and Many more. Information and Technology Instruction Elementary, Middle/Junior High Convention Center Room A FALL 2012

Internet Safety---Strategies For Keeping Your Students (and Staff) Safe Online.

Corie Jones, Elk Plain School of Choice, Bethel Social Media’s benefits and problems have created new sets of skills that need to be taught to our students. Participants learn what to look for and strategies to deal with the challenges we now face in an online world. Information Management Services All Levels Convention Center Room B

New Learning Opportunities through Technology

Pete Vraspir, Apple, Inc. This hands on session explores a variety of instructional resources on the iPad, including apps for specific subject areas and free media from the world’s largest online catalog of free education content in iTunes U. Learn more about creating your own interactive textbooks and making them available to your students, district, and the world! Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Convention Center Room 600

Supporting the Common Core State Standards with ProQuest and a New Washington State Library K-12 Initiative

Jeff Cutler, ProQuest Martha Shinners, Washington State Library Join ProQuest to discuss the key elements of Common Core State Standards and how ProQuest helps support them. Washington State Library discusses a new K-12 initiative designed to support teacher-librarians as key supporters of Common Core State Standards implementation in their schools. Information and Technology Instruction, Information Management Services, Reading Advocacy, Common Core All Red Lion Hotel East Ballroom MEDIUM | 27


2012 Conference Sessions Thinkfinity: Engaging Students, Enhancing Learning

Kimberly Rose, Brouillet Elementary, Puyallup Thinkfinity has the highest quality standards-based Internet content for education, including resources linked to state standards and content areas. Come and see the resources and lesson plans available through this wonderful tool! Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Red Lion Hotel Upper Terrace

Teacher-Librarian Common Core Coaching

K-12 Advisory Committee Make time to attend one of these sessions (it is offered at every time slot!) on getting up to date information regarding the Common Core State Standards. A group of Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) teacher-librarians introduce you to regional trainings that will be put on around the state later this school year. This committee is working with the Washington State Library and representatives from Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on how teacher-librarians can facilitate discussions with teachers and principals regarding several important components of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) such as text complexity and critical reading. Connections to the WLMA Library and Information Technology (LIT) document and new teacher evaluation will also be made. Information and Technology Instruction Common Core All Levels Red Lion Hotel Veranda Room

Virtual Learning Commons

David Loertscher, San Jose State University Tired of students and teachers googling about the library website? Replace it with a virtual Learning Commons. We get you started by using a free Google Site that you can transform into a giant collaborative in your school: an information center, a literacy center, a knowledge building center, an experimental learning center, and a center for school culture. Bring your own device (BYOD) and we will pull down the template; brainstorm the possibilities together, and get you going. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Convention Center Room D

Writing from Personal Experiences

S. A. Bodeen, Author Hear how real personal experiences have not only inspired Stephanie Bodeen, but managed to find their way into her books. And some of this stuff you just can’t make up. Reading Advocacy Middle School / Junior High, Senior High Convention Center Room 300/400

Session 5 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

There IS a Difference: Reading WITH vs Reading TO Children

Building Learning Experiences Central to the Common Core

Vampires, Zombies and You

Conflict, Character and Change with a Side of Angst: The Changing YA Landscape

Vicki Stearns, Seattle Pacific University Explore the differences between generic reading and an interactive story event. Practice listening to the book tell you how to make reading fun and engaging. Discuss questions a book begs you to ask listeners to invite them in and play. Information and Technology Instruction, Information Management Services, Reading Advocacy Middle School / Junior High, Senior High School, Higher Education, Supervisors Convention Center Room 100 Chris Weedin, Independent Join author, game designer and screenwriter Chris Weedin as he explores the world of the unliving with his novels “Graveyard Shift,” role-playing games and other tools to inspire a passion for reading. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Convention Center Room 200

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David Loertscher, San Jose State University Trying to engage in complex texts? Non-fiction? Reading, writing, speaking, and listening? Short research projects laced with technology? Bring your own device (BYOD) and explore the idea of collaborative Knowledge Building Centers where collaboration among classroom teachers, teacher-librarians, leaners and other specialists becomes a natural part of a learning culture. We will pull down a template to use, explore examples, and propose the idea of a statewide sharing center. Let’s move to the center of teaching and learning! Common Core All Levels Convention Center Room D

Maureen McQuerry, Author Stephen Wallenfels, Author Join us for a PowerPoint presentation, readings and discussion on Young Adult (YA) literature. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Red Lion Hotel East Ballroom VOL 37 NO. 1


2012 Conference Sessions Don’t Go Craz-E: Finding and Using eBooks and Online Databases via One Robust Portal

Jennifer Maydole Mackin Educational Resources Dive into the hottest (and most confusing) topic in the education world today—eBooks. Yes, they’re here to stay, so let’s figure out how you can find the best ones for your school and get your students to use them. We have the answers to your questions, so join us as we explore the Craz-E world of eBooks! Information and Technology Instruction Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 200

Finding the Fit: Common Core State Standards and Educational Technology

Tara Richerson, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Dennis Small, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction What is the role of information literacy and educational technology within the Common Core State Standards? This session highlights strategies teacher‑librarians can use to support student learning with digital media, and share crosswalks between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other standards. Information and Technology Instruction Reading Advocacy Common Core All Levels Convention Center Room 100

Getting the Info YOU Want from Destiny

Barb Engvall John Campbell Elementary, Selah Is there information that you want that is not readily available in Destiny? Learn to use Report Builder, a little-known but powerful tool that is available. Samples include a yearly lists of books/materials added, reports to teachers showing students who have submitted reviews, and more specific circulation stats. To get the most out of this session bring your laptop so you can build reports during the session. Information Management Services All Levels Convention Center Room B

Go Genre in your Library

Julie Hembree AG Bell Elementary, Lake Washington Do you love reading a particular genre of books? So do kids! Find out how to convert your library to a genre based library similar to what is commonly found in bookstores and jump-start your fiction circulations! Reading Advocacy Elementary Convention Center Room 500 FALL 2012

“I’m a future voter!” Preparing the Next Generation of Active, Informed Citizens

Julie Anne Behar Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division Attendees acquire tools and creative teaching methods to convey the importance of voting and encourage sustainable citizenship in our democracy. This includes use of technology such as the online Mock Election to make voting a lifelong habit for students. Information and Technology Instruction Information Management Services Middle School / Junior. High, Senior High, Supervisors Red Lion Hotel Lower Terrace

InfoQuest: A New Twist on Information Literacy

Kimberly Rose, Brouillet Elementary, Puyallup InfoQuest is a game of challenging research questions designed to work with children’s curiosity and motivate them to learn more through active, resource-based learning and helps students distinguish between types of resources. Use at any level—classroom or library. Information and Technology Instruction Reading Advocacy All Levels Red Lion Hotel Upper Terrace

Let’s Get Physical: Creating Physical Access Points to Digital Materials

Leah Griffin, University Prep, Seattle Meredith Hale, Pierce County How can we utilize library space so that it endures as more than a wireless hotspot? We must integrate digital media into the library in a way that makes the physical space integral. This session rethinks the library’s “physical collection” and highlights technology that changes how patrons use libraries. Information Management Reading Advocacy Middle School / Junior High, Senior High School Convention Center Room A

LiveBinder IT!

Kristi Bonds Capital High School, Olympia LiveBinders are a great organizational as well as instructional tool. See and have time to create an online binder that allows you to organize pretty much anything digital: live links (to organize all of those bookmarks!), documents from your desktop or the cloud, video and other images, and more. LiveBinders are IT! for all ages that can copy/paste. Information and Technology Instruction Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 600 MEDIUM | 29


2012 Conference Sessions Making Stinky, Dirty, Mighty Bad Books

Kate McMullan, Author Kate will take you behind the scenes, showing how she and her husband, the noted illustrator, Jim McMullan, create picture books together. Using Jim’s sketches and paintings in a Power Point presentation, she narrates the journeys they have taken in making I STINK!, a monologue by a garbage truck, I’M MIGHTY!, a tugboat’s triumph, I’M DIRTY!, a backhoe-meets-junkyard tale, I’M BAD!, a T-rex tell-all, I’M BIG!, a Sauropod saga, I’M FAST!, a racy story of a freight train, and their current work-inprogress about a fire engine, I’M BRAVE! Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 300/400

Teacher-Librarian Common Core Coaching

K-12 Advisory Committee Make time to attend one of these sessions (it is offered at every time slot!) on getting up to date information regarding the Common Core State Standards. A group of Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) teacher-librarians introduce you to regional trainings that will be put on around the state later this school year. This committee is working with the Washington State Library and representatives from Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on how teacher-librarians can facilitate discussions with teachers and principals regarding several important components of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) such as text complexity and critical reading. Connections to the WLMA Library and Information Technology (LIT) document and new teacher evaluation will also be made. Common Core All Levels Red Lion Hotel Veranda Room

Session 6 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM Beyond Anne Frank: World War II in the Netherlands

Volkert Volkersz, Snohomish High School, Snohomish The Nazis stormed through the Netherlands in 5 days, but stayed for 5 years, disrupting the peaceful existence of a formerly neutral country. We will look at the war through the eyes of Anne Frank, Corrie Ten Boom, Eleanor Ayer and other authors who have written about those trying times, while examining books and online resources suitable for secondary students studying World War II or the Holocaust. Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room D

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Building Online Reading Skills with Ebooks and Internet Resources

Molly Berger, ESD 105, Yakima Ebooks and online resource options are expanding. Does reading differ with these texts? How do we provide opportunities to access these texts and build reading skills? Participants examine and discuss ebook options, online resources, and research on reading online. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Convention Center Room A

Do iPads + Students = Reading + Writing Improvement?

Gladys Fox, Showalter M.S., Tukwila Learn about some great apps to use with students to increase their reading fluency and enable student content creation. You’ll see/hear some wonderful examples of student-created ePubs. Information and Technology Instruction Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 600

Evergreen YA Award

Mike Fleming, Issaquah SD The Evergreen Young Adult Award is sponsored by Washington State Young Adult Review Group (WASHYARG). This review group began the award in an effort to give teens in the state a voice in deciding the best literature aimed at their age group. As more teachers and librarians use the list as a source of popular reading and to help their students fulfill required outside reading assignments as pleasurably as possible, we hope that more and more teens discover their opportunity to voice their opinion to librarians and to publishers. Booktalks are presented and handouts available. Reading Advocacy Middle School/Junior High, Senior High School Convention Center Room B

The Female Hero

Janet Carey, Author How does the new female hero in Young Adult (YA) fiction break traditional stereotypes and offer new challenges for teen readers? Are these female heroes really new or are storytellers doing a kind of role reversal, exchanging handbags for hand grenades? YA author Janet Lee Carey takes an in-depth look at the challenges authors face when creating a female hero for modern day readers. Using character examples from her novels, the work of current fantasy and dystopian authors like Kristin Cashore and Suzanne Collins, and examples from realistic YA fiction, Carey discusses the emerging possibilities for teen heroines. Come add your insights and join the discussion. Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 300/400 VOL 37 NO. 1


2012 Conference Sessions Get Crazy with Book Advertising

Tech Peer Coaching Panel

Puget Sound Council Shares Recent Recommended Books for Grades K-8

That’s Incredible: Developing Independent Information Literacy Skills with Students

Julie Hembree AG Bell Elementary Lake Washington School District Do you have a library full of great books and nobody reading them? In this session you learn about fun, creative and innovative ways to promote reading within your school and get those books flying off the shelves. Information and Technology Instruction, Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 500

Paula Wittmann Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children’s Media Members of the Puget Sound Council (PSC) for the Review of Children’s Media share information about the organization and read top reviews of both fiction and non-fiction from the past year aimed at a K-8 audiences. Reading Advocacy All Levels Red Lion Hotel Lower Terrace

Reader’s Theatre—You Can Do It Too!

Kimberly Rose Brouillet Elementary Puyallup School District Learn how to use Reader’s Theatre to provide a low-stress, fun way to enhance students’ reading and collaboration between classroom teachers and librarians. It is useful at any level. Reading Advocacy All Levels Red Lion Hotel Upper Terrace

Teacher-Librarian Common Core Coaching

K-12 Advisory Committee Make time to attend one of these sessions (it is offered at every time slot!) on getting up to date information regarding the Common Core State Standards. A group of Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) teacher-librarians introduce you to regional trainings that will be put on around the state later this school year. This committee is working with the Washington State Library and representatives from Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on how teacher-librarians can facilitate discussions with teachers and principals regarding several important components of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) such as text complexity and critical reading. Connections to the WLMA Library and Information Technology (LIT) document and new teacher evaluation will also be made. Common Core All Levels Red Lion Hotel Veranda Room FALL 2012

Matt Houston, Moderator, OSPI Peer Coaching—a professional learning approach that helps teachers and teacher-librarians collaborate with one another to build trust and improve teaching and learning—looks different in every school and district. Hear from several Peer Coaches on how they work with colleagues to improve teaching and learning by using communication skills, improving lessons, and integrating technology effectively. Information and Technology Instruction All Levels Red Lion Hotel East Ballroom

Tara Richerson, OSPI Dennis Small, OSPI Checklists, custom searches, and pre-selected sources are ways we scaffold the development of information literacy skills, but how can we support students in building their own constructs? Join this reflective discussion about moving critical evaluation of information into the hands of students. Reading Advocacy Elementary, Middle School / Junior. High Convention Center Room 100

“What’s going on in this picture?”—An Overview of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and How Knowledge of VTS Techniques can Enrich and Enliven Library Lessons

Pat Bliquez, Rox Hill Elementary, Seattle “What’s going on in this picture?” is the first of three open-ended questions in a simple yet highly structured curriculum in the visual arts. Get a chance to experience how a VTS discussion works, learn the essentials of this nationally known curriculum, and learn how VTS techniques can stimulate critical thinking, improve discussion skills and have special application to the art of the picture book, in particular, and to library lessons in general. Reading Advocacy All Levels Convention Center Room 200

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Educational Maps & Globes ESD 105 and Washington Learning Source Washington State Library Bound to Stay Bound Books Provato Marketing Rainbow Books Singing Shaman Renaissance Learning Follett Library Resources Mackin MyClassProject.org Follett Software Davidson Titles, Inc. Stop Falling Productions AWE-Digital Learning Solutions Peyton Stafford Associates Terry Smith and Associates Illumination Arts

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Sikora Library Services PERMA-BOUND Holocaust Education Resource Center Alexandria Gale-Cenage World Book Seattle Times Newspapers School Employees Credit Union of WA Cyber-Acoustics EBSCO Publishing ProQuest World Affairs Council American Library Association (ALA)/American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Northwest Council for Computers Education Home Video Studio BOXLIGHT

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2012 Empower Student Learning

Earn Continuing Education Credit(s) at Conference Antioch University Seattle’s Continuing Education office is offering one (cost $100) or two credits (cost $150). Checks and credit card payments are accepted with payment due at sign in. You must fill out a registration form with your contact and payment information. Below are the continuing education credit requirements by credit.

One credit

1. Sign in at the Credit/Clock Hour table when you register and pay at the beginning of conference. 2. Attend 10 or more hours of sessions, major speaker events or exhibits (exhibit: 2 hour maximum for credit) 3. Write a 2-3 page paper (pass/fail) discussing significant learning during conference and how the learning will be applied to your teacher-librarian position. Please do not try to exhaustively describe all of the sessions you attended, but look for themes to write about or focus on the sessions that had the most impact on your thinking and learning about your leadership role(s). 4. Keep a written log with brief notes of sessions attended and submit a one-page summary of your major findings and discoveries for the instructor. 5. Create two lesson plans around something new you learned from conference. Lessons should be between 15 and 45 minutes in implementation length. 6. Write a one page reflection paper about one of the lessons. Include discussion of the following: • Why did you pick this lesson? Why was this the right lesson for these students at this time? • How did the lesson go? Did it go as expected or did it require some minor (or major) adjustments? What were they? • What did the students learn and how do you know they learned it? 7. Submit assignments electronically (scan or e-mail), via fax or regular mail to Antioch instructor, Sarah Applegate, no later than Nov. 30, 2012.

For two credits

1. Sign in at the Credit/Clock Hour table when you register and pay at the beginning of conference. 2. Attend 20 or more hours of sessions, major speaker events or exhibits. (exhibits: 2 hour maximum for credit) 3. Write a 2-3 page paper (pass/fail) discussing significant learning during conference and how the learning will be applied to your teacher-librarian position. Please do not try to exhaustively describe all of the sessions you attended, but look for themes to write about, or focus on the sessions that had the most impact on your thinking and learning about your leadership role(s). 4. Keep a written log with brief notes of sessions

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attended and submit a 2 page summary of themes and new learning to the instructor. 5. Create two lesson plans around something new you learned from conference. Lessons should be between 15 and 45 minutes in implementation length. 6. Write a one page reflection about each of the lessons you created and taught. Include discussion of the following: • Why did you pick this lesson? Why was this the right lesson for these students at this time? • How did the lesson go? Did it go as expected or did it require some minor (or major) adjustments? What were they? • What did the students learn and how do you know they learned it? 7. Create a short presentation (15 minutes) that you could present to other teachers (classroom or teacher-librarians) about a new strategy or idea you learned about at conference. Use PowerPoint, or another visual presentation tool. 8. Submit assignments electronically (scan or e-mail), via fax or regular mail to Antioch instructor, Sarah Applegate, no later than Nov. 30, 2012.

Instructor

Sarah Applegate Adjunct faculty member Antioch University Seattle NBCT Teacher-Librarian e-mail: sarcmc@comcast.net FAX: 360 412 4839 Attn: Sarah Applegate

IMPORTANT

Papers and notes will not be returned. Feedback will be provided electronically to participants via e-mail. In addition, participants will receive a paper copy directly from Antioch University after credits are recorded in the Continuing Education office. All work must be received by instructor by November 30, 2012. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a NC (no credit) grade issued. No incompletes and/or refunds will be issued. The Continuing Education credits you earn through this program will be recorded in the database of Antioch University Seattle’s Center for Continuing Education. Once your credit has been recorded, you will receive a print copy of the instructor’s evaluation of your assignments. Antioch does not award letter grades. In order to earn graduate level (500 level) continuing education credit, the work you submit must be of B or better quality. You may order a transcript at any time after receiving notification that you have been awarded continuing education credit. All transcript requests must be in writing. If you have any questions, please contact Antioch University Seattle Center for Continuing Education, 2326 6th Ave, Seattle, WA  98121. VOL 37 NO. 1


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Planbook

Conferences

Calendar

WLMA

WLMA

2012

Meetings

2012 Fall Conference

October

Executive Committee Meetings

2013

Full Board Meetings

October 11-13 Empower Student Learning Library, Information & Technology Yakima, WA

October

27 – 30: AASL Fall Forum Greenville, South Carolina www.ala.org/aasl/

2013 January

25 – 29: ALA Midwinter Meeting Seattle, WA www.ala.org

Februrary-March

26 – 06: NCCE Conference Portland, OR www.ncce.org

April

21 – 24: International Reading Association San Antonio, TX www.reading.org

June

21 – 26: ALA Annual Conference Chicago, IL. www.alaannual.org 24 – 27: ISTE 2013 Conference San Antonio, TX www.iste.org/conference.aspx

14: Teen Read Week Begins

January

15: Sasquatch Reading Award book nominations due.

February

01: Young Reader’s Choice Award book nominations due. 04: Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award book nominations due.

March

02: Read Across America 15: Evergreen Young Adult Book Award ballots due.

April

School Library Month 01: Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award and Sasquatch Reading Award ballots due. 8 – 14: National Library Week and Washington Library Snapshot Day 15: Young Reader’s Choice Award ballots due. 15: WLMA Scholarship applications due.

July

01: WLMA Administrator/Special Recognition of the Year and Outstanding Teacher‑Librarian Award nominations due.

September

01: WLMA Emeritus Award nominations due. 30: Banned Books Week Begins

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November 2012

October 11, 2012 Yakima, WA

Executive Committee President Craig Seasholes, Seattle President-Elect Leigh Lohrasbi, Yakima Immediate Past President Steve Coker, North Thurston Vice President Sharyn Merrigan, Olympia Treasurer Kate Pankiewicz, Shoreline Secretary Jean Staley, Yakima Medium Editor Alice McNeer, Bellevue Membership Chair Pat McKinley, Cheney Elementary Level Chair Amy Cook,Kennewick Middle / Jr. High Level Chair Kelli McSheehy, Vancouver Senior Level Chair Ann Bingham, Seattle Higher Education Co-chairs Lorraine Bruce, UW Leaona Lindvig, CWU Small Dist. / Private Schools Co-chairs Jen Fukataki, Yarrow Point Paula Palmer, Seattle Public Relations Venta Silins, UW-Bothell Webmaster Carina Pierce, Bethel OSPI Liaison Gayle Pauley, Olympia

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2012 Empower Student Learning Conference Scheduler Thursday, October 11 9:00 am  –  12:00 pm 12:00 pm  –  1:00 pm

Preconference Session 1

Room

Luncheon: Box Preconference Session 2

Convention Center Lobby 4 Room

Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall Gala Reception

Convention Center Ballrooms D/E Convention Center Ballrooms D/E

1:00 pm  –  4:00 pm 3:00 pm  –  8:00 pm 5:00 pm  –  8:00 pm

Friday, October 12 7:00 am  –  8:15 am 8:30 am  –  9:45 am

Breakfast with Author Dana Reinhardt Keynote Address: Mark Ray Session 1

Convention Center Ballroom C Convention Center Theatres 100-600 Room

WLMA Luncheon: Empowerment! Session 2

Convention Center Ballroom C Room

Exhibit Visitation Session 3

Convention Center Ball Room D/E Room

Celebration and Awards Reception Banquet with Guest Speaker Dr. Rick DuVall

Convention Center Lobby/Plaza Convention Center Ball Room C

10:15 am  –  11:15 am 11:30 pm  –  1:00 pm 1:15 pm  –  2:15 pm 2:15 pm  –  3:15 pm 3:15 pm  –  4:15 pm 6:00 pm  –  7:00 pm 7:00 pm  –  9:00 pm

Saturday, October 13 7:00 am  –  8:15 am

Breakfast with Author Stephanie Bodeen Session 4

Convention Center Ballroom C Room

Session 5

Room

Session 6

Room

Closing Luncheon with Author Kate McMullan

Convention Center Ballroom C

8:30 am  –  9:30/10:00 am

10:15 am  –  11:15 am

11:30 am  –  12:30 pm 12: 30 pm  –  2:00 pm


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