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What's NEW for SCHOOL LIBRARIES: Best NEW Tools, Resources and Strategies for Creating an Exemplary SCHOOL LIBRARY Program

Presented by Linda Dougherty
Outstanding Teacher-Librarian and Presenter

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Specifically Designed for School Librarians/Media Specialists, Library Aides and Technology Specialists Serving Grades K-12

  • What’s NEW for school library/media centers: 101 most current strategies, resources and tools to build an exemplary school library program
  • The best NEW digital tools to build creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills into student learning
  • The latest trends in school library design to better support collaboration and flexible learning environments
  • New resources for better connecting the NEW American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National School Library frameworks with cutting-edge concepts from the Future Ready Librarians and the most current International Society for Technology in Education Standards

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged laptop, Chromebook, tablet or other electronic device to view the full range of resources covered, however, it is not a requirement to attend this seminar.

Practical Ideas and Strategies

School librarians are no longer just the “keeper of the books.” They are now considered academic collaborative instructors and expert professional development leaders for developing 21st Century competency skills with students and teachers. In this NEW, timely, highly practical seminar, Linda Dougherty will share how to create an effective, multi-faceted exemplary school library program. Linda will share numerous new ideas and practical strategies to increase the impact of your school library program built upon new national standards to include AASL, ISTE, and Future Ready frameworks.

She will share proven ways to design creative collaborative projects, leverage social media and better advocate for your students and your school library. As a Google Certified Teacher, Linda will share practical ways to make the best uses of the latest updates of Google Tools along with other cutting-edge technology in your school library. In addition, you will explore NEW trends such as curating Open Education Resources, designing flexible learning spaces, gaming, virtual reality, and more with hands-on exploration time.

You will leave Linda’s seminar with a detailed handbook and access to online resources to advance your school library program to the next level.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. What’s New for School Libraries: Best New Ideas to Help You Create an Exemplary School Library Program
    Receive more than 101 of the best current tools, resources and strategies to create an exemplary school library program … Advance your school library program forward into the best current model that effectively promotes student learning
  2. Get the Latest Updates on Google Classroom, Google Drive Add-Ons and NEW Chrome Apps and Extensions
    Find out how the latest Google applications can change instruction from static to dynamic student learning … Discover ways to collaborate and share projects with teachers and students
  3. The NEW AASL National School Library Standards: Discover Key Implications for Your Own Library Program
    Revitalize your current library program with proven models to meet your school district’s goals with the NEW AASL standards and the most current ISTE Standards for Students and Educators
  4. The Latest Trends in School Library Design: Budget-Friendly Ways to Create Flexible Learning Spaces
    Showcase your library space with more collaborative work spaces … Provide library spaces to create digital products to showcase student-centered learning … Take home budget-friendly ideas to create a new library space or reorganize your current one
  5. Utilize the Best NEW Digital Tools that Support Student Learning
    Learn the best-of-the-best digital resources that support curriculum content … Discover how to increase your impact on student achievement by emphasizing the 4C’s - creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills
  6. Learn What You Can Do Now to Make Your School Library Future Ready
    Discover ways to incorporate the eight key components of the Future Ready Librarians Framework to enhance your existing library program and support the digital transformation of learning
  7. The Latest Media Trends Every School Librarian Should Know About
    Take a quick dive into learning about Hyperdocs, Breakout EDU, Virtual Reality, and more cutting-edge ideas that will prepare you for the future … Be prepared to “play and learn” together on how these great tools are easy to include in your library program
  8. Explore the Hottest NEW Trend in Library Curation: Curate Using Open Education Resources (OER)
    Take home the most up-to-date OER resources that you can share with your teachers … More efficiently select, organize and share digital resources and tools to build diverse and equitable collection … Build your library program with collection development plan templates
  9. Explore the Latest Interactive Technology Tools to Support Digital, Media and Information Literacies
    Effectively use interactive tools for blogs, podcasting, video conferencing, digital storytelling, image creation, and more … Learn innovative ways to use these tools to increase student learning with digital, media and information literacy resources
  10. Receive a Comprehensive School Library Media Resource Handbook
    Leave with an extensive school library resource handbook filled with 101 of the newest, most current ideas, strategies and materials for strengthening and enhancing your school library program

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • What’s NEW for school librarians … More than 100 of the best, current strategies, tools and resources for school library programs
  • Practical ways to make sure your school library is FUTURE READY
  • Innovative ways to create flexible learning spaces designed to promote student collaboration and community
  • New strategies for promoting and advocating your library using social media with your administrators, parents and community
  • Focus on reading literacy with new programs and tools such as Project Lit, community involvement, student-driven projects, and collection development
  • Emphasize diversity, equity and inclusion with NEW resources for collection development to that reflect your student needs and interests
  • Latest updates for Google and Microsoft Education apps and extensions to share with students in a dynamic learning environment
  • Best current digital citizenship resources integrated into instructional content for best student learning practices
  • Ways to curate Open Educational Resources (OER) to expand your collection using applications like Wakelet and Google Sites
  • NEW trends in library programs to include makerspaces, STEAM, virtual and augmented realities, and games such as Breakout EDU
  • Latest genrefication plans for elementary or secondary library fiction and nonfiction collections
  • Become a professional development leader for your school using flipped learning, tutorials, face-to-face presentations and curated collections
  • Select the best NEW tech applications to support the 4 C’s of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Today’s school libraries are ever-changing and exciting with new learning spaces and programs. Are you overwhelmed with how to add new trends while keeping the best practices that work for your school? I totally understand your concerns on where to start from my years as a district library chair and high school and elementary librarian positions. Let me share with you the very latest resources needed to create the best school library program in this step-by-step guided seminar.

During our time together, I will offer you practical, hands-on, guided sessions during the day to answer your questions for your changing library program. We will take time to share with each other best practices that are working now and learn about new ideas to take back to your schools. I plan on taking you step-by-step on outlining and building a library program that will meet your needs for now and the future. By the end of our fast-moving day, you will have many innovative ideas, as well as a fresh perspective on how you can make these tools and strategies work for you.

Just so you will have everything you need when the day is finished, I have also created a digital copy of your handbook and resource collections to accompany the seminar and handbook where you will be able to easily access everything online. Best of all, as I find new tools, or old ones disappear, you will still have the best resources to update your school library programs. In addition, I am always available to you through email or social media, to provide support after the seminar and to answer any questions.

Join me for this fast-paced, idea-packed day as we discover together all the exciting resources for to enrich your school library programs.

Linda J. Dougherty

P.S. As a veteran school librarian, I understand the extra effort it requires to be out of your library, even for a day. I promise you that our day learning together will be well worth your time and effort to attend.

Who Should Attend

School Librarians/Media Specialists, Library Aides and Technology Specialists Serving Grades K-12

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive School Library Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive school library resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • New trends in school library programs
  • Crosswalks of AASL National standards, ISTE standards for Students & Educators and Future Ready Librarian Frameworks
  • Easy-to-implement ideas to create a school library program plan that matches your goals for student learning
  • Digital resources to engage students with 21st Century dynamic learning skills that are integrated with digital citizenship
  • Personal Learning Networking connections with school librarians, educational technology experts and administrators via social media, blogs, tutorials, and more

Meet and Share with Other School Librarians
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their library program.

Consultation Available
Linda Dougherty will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own school library program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

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