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Connecting, Collaborating & Creating--The Role of the Library Learning Commons in Today's Schools

Date(s): 4 May 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:15 pm
Cost:
$95.00 per person
Focus: Learning Commons
Grade: All grade levels K-12
Location:
Red Deer (Radisson Hotel Red Deer)
6500 67 St.
Facilitator(s):
Various
Course Code: 170504.LCP.951.5
Registration closing date:
01 May 2017 - 12:00 pm
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Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

9:00 am to 10:15 am--Keynote

Details Description Rate / Register
Let Them Be Heard - Giving Our Students a Voice K-12
May 4, 2017
9:00 am - 10:15 am

Shannon McClintock Miller

Young people have the opportunity to change the world with their actions, creativity, words, and most of all….their voice.  Shannon McClintock Miller has empowered her students and others to embrace and talk about the things that are important to them.  In this presentation, you will hear the voice of young people as Shannon shares stories of choice, experiences, access, space, collaboration, creativity, and so much more.  
As you prepare for this day and her presentation ask yourself this question…What is important to you and your learning?  We will answer this question together as we take a look at our learning and most of all...that of the young people we work with everyday.

Included with Conference

Registered: 81

Available: unlimited

Maximum: unlimited

10:30 am to 11:45 am

Details Description Rate / Register
Building a K-6 Learning Commons with ORC K-6
May 4, 2017
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Cascades East

Jamie Davis

LearnAlberta.ca’s Online Reference Centre resources provide an easy to use, fully funded jumping off point for three key components of the new school Library Learning Commons policy. Join this session to learn how the ORC can help Learning Commons staff create student-focused programming, develop information literacy skills, and provide secondary students and staff 24/7/365 access to a virtual library. Learn more about how the ORC can become a vital part of your secondary school Learning Commons.

Included with Conference

Registered: 9

Available: 33

Maximum: 42

Building a Makerspace to Support Engagement in the Curriculum While Promoting 21st Century Skills K-12
May 4, 2017
9:30 am - 11:45 am

David Thompson Centre

Jeff Plackner

This session will follow École Mountview Elementary School's decision to teach Alberta Education's "Cross-Curricular Competencies" while adhering to the Program of Studies by creating a Makerspace. The presentation will begin with the inspiration for the instructional style/space and work through the additions/purchases for the space/teachers.

Included with Conference

Registered: 17

Available: 13

Maximum: 30

Leading Librarians at a Jurisdictional Level K-12
May 4, 2017
10:30 am - 11:45 am

David Thompson West

Cathy Cameron and Kathleen Finnigan

Red Deer Catholic will share their journey towards a division-wide Learning Commons implementation with specific information shared about a school-wide approach. The roles and responsibilities of the librarian, teacher and administrator will be shared, as well as the importance of a school-based  and division Learning Commons team approaching Librarians at a Jurisdiction Level K-12.

Included with Conference

Registered: 10

Available: 40

Maximum: 50

Strengthening the Aboriginal Content in the Curriculum K-3
May 4, 2017
10:30 am - 11:45 am

David Thompson Centre

Iris Loewen

What role can the school library play in responding to the call for integrated resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strengths and diversity of First Nations Métis and Inuit? Together we’ll explore the Literacy Seed Kit, a 76-book collection, complete with annotation, concepts at a glance, projects, ideas, activities, links, text sets and curricular links for each title. Please bring a device to connect to the Internet.

Included with Conference

Registered: 1

Available: 29

Maximum: 30

Cancelled

What's New? Learn Alberta and the CDMA 7-12
May 4, 2017
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Summit

Leanna Buzak

LearnAlberta.ca provides quality digital learning and teaching resources correlated to Alberta Education’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs of study. This site was designed and developed for Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers, students and parents in Alberta to locate and utilize digital learning and teaching resources to help bring learning to life in the classroom. Join us for an UPDATE on what’s happening with LearnAlberta and take an interactive, hands-on look at the many amazing FREE resources available to you and your students! Bring your devices!

Included with Conference

Registered: 9

Available: 9

Maximum: 18

You Have What it Takes to Be a Future Ready Librarian! K-12
May 4, 2017
10:30 am - 11:45 am

David Thompson East

Shannon McClintock Miller

What does it mean to be a Future Ready Librarian?  How will being a Future Ready Librarian affect my library, school, teachers and especially my students? What can I do to become a Future Ready Librarian today?

These questions are central to the Future Ready Librarians initiative.  They are also questions we ask ourselves everyday as we embrace our roles within the library and school community. In this session, Shannon McClintock Miller will explore the critical role that librarians can play in the strategic work of schools and educational systems connected with educational technology leadership, empowering students as creators and learners, content curation, innovative instructional practices, and more.  

Everyone will have a voice in the engaging conversation as we become Future Ready Librarians together! And you will leave this session knowing you have what it takes to be a Future Ready Librarian! 

Included with Conference

Registered: 35

Available: 7

Maximum: 42

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

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Current Trends in Post-Secondary and High School Libraries 10-12
May 4, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

David Thompson Centre

Kristine Plastow

This session will be a discussion about trends in post-secondary libraries that are influencing high school libraries, as well as  the trends in high school libraries that are influencing post-secondary libraries. What can high school students expect from a post-secondary library when they get to college/university? Learning Commons philosophy, makerspaces…and more!

Included with Conference

Registered: 11

Available: 19

Maximum: 30

Design Thinking and Makerspace--Bridging Curriculum and Assessment K-6 (2-part session)
May 4, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

David Thompson East

Marylee Ang and Michelle Catonio

THIS SESSION CONTINUES AT 2:00 PM.  IF YOU CHOOSE IT IN THIS TIME FRAME, PLEASE CHOOSE IT IN THE NEXT TIME FRAME AS WELL!

"We have an obligation to introduce children to things they don't yet know they love." @garystager Participants will explore the concept of Design Thinking with various Makerspace instructional materials, learn how these help support cross-curricular competencies and what best assessment practices to utilize. Calgary Catholic District exemplars will be shared.

Included with Conference

Registered: 23

Available: 19

Maximum: 42

Flexible Access to Curricular-Aligned, Authoritative Resources for Secondary Learning Commons 7-12
May 4, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Cascades East

Jamie Davis

Learn Alberta’s Online Reference Centre (ORC) provides flexible access to curricular-aligned, authoritative digital resources 24/7/365. This $1.75 million resource collection is licensed on behalf of all K-12 staff, students and parents learning/teaching/supporting the Alberta curriculum. Accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection regardless of your location, student population, or library budget, ORC resources provide superior support for Alberta students and staff. Join this session to learn about the resources supporting Grades 7-12 Learning Commons.

Included with Conference

Registered: 5

Available: 37

Maximum: 42

Making the Connection: 21st Century Library Services for 21st Century Youth K-12
May 4, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

David Thompson West

Amy Desjarlais and Jill Griffiths

What  do today's teens want (and need) from libraries?   What makes libraries indispensible to teens in the digital age?  Red Deer Public Library's Teen Services Librarian shares her experiences, insights, and best practices for establishing meaningful connections with teens, local schools, and community partners, as well as strategies for creating lifelong library users. RDPL's Children's Services Librarian will also be in attendance to speak to the many programs, services and partnerships underlying RDPL's ongoing success with children, teens, and families in the community.

Included with Conference

Registered: 29

Available: 21

Maximum: 50

What's New? Learn Alberta and the CDMA K-6
May 4, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Summit

Leanna Buzak

LearnAlberta.ca provides quality digital learning and teaching resources correlated to Alberta Education’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs of study. This site was designed and developed for Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers, students and parents in Alberta to locate and utilize digital learning and teaching resources to help bring learning to life in the classroom. Join us for an UPDATE on what’s happening with LearnAlberta and take an interactive, hands-on look at the many amazing FREE resources available to you and your students! Bring your devices!

Included with Conference

Registered: 13

Available: 5

Maximum: 18

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Details Description Rate / Register
Design Thinking and Makerspace--Bridging Curriculum and Assessment 7-12 (session continued)
May 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

David Thompson East

Marylee Ang and Michelle Catonio

THIS IS A CONTINUED SESSION FROM 12:30 PM.  ONLY CHOOSE THIS IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN IT IN THE 12:30 PM TIME FRAME.

"We have an obligation to introduce children to things they don't yet know they love." @garystager Participants will explore the concept of Design Thinking with various Makerspace instructional materials, learn how these help support cross-curricular competencies and what best assessment practices to utilize. Calgary Catholic District exemplars will be shared.

 

Included with Conference

Registered: 23

Available: 19

Maximum: 42

How to Navigate the Teacher and Librarian Partnership 6-9
May 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Cascades East

Amber Lansing and Chandra Turgeon

Come hear about the startup, the successes and some of our awkward moments as a Librarian and teacher partner to bring Makerspace to our Middle School.  See how we have taken curriculum objectives and together turned them in to 21st Century learning opportunities.

Included with Conference

Registered: 8

Available: 34

Maximum: 42

How to Research and Use Proper Citations 7-12
May 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Summit

Thomas Haennel

In the last several years, surveys of professors and academic librarians have shown that first year post-secondary students are less prepared for university today than a few years ago.
This presentation will go over the top ten research skills that students need to ensure that they start their post-secondary lives on the right foot.

Included with Conference

Registered: 12

Available: 6

Maximum: 18

Strengthening the Aboriginal Content in the Curriculum 4-6
May 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

David Thompson Centre

Iris Loewen

What role can the school library play in responding to the call for integrated resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strengths and diversity of First Nations Métis and Inuit? Together we’ll explore the Literacy Seed Kit, a 76-book collection, complete with annotation, concepts at a glance, projects, ideas, activities, links, text sets and curricular links for each title. Please bring a device to connect to the Internet.

Included with Conference

Registered: 7

Available: 23

Maximum: 30

The Power of Picture Books K-8
May 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

David Thompson West

Marjorie Jantzen

"If a picture is worth a 1000 words",  then a Picture Book is worth millions. Regardless of age or grade level, Picture Books are a method of  introducing complex topics including Maths and Sciences.  Picture Books in our libraries and classrooms are a powerful tool to begin a conversation, launch a teaching unit, review information or engage the imagination.
We will discuss the attributes of a good Picture Book, what makes a good read-a-loud, and cover some books that will enhance Alberta Curricular topics.

Included with Conference

Registered: 31

Available: 19

Maximum: 50

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