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School Library Tips, Tools, and Timesavers to Increase Student Interest and Lighten Your Workload

Award-Winning School Library Media Specialist, Author, and International Presenter

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

  • Significantly increase student interest in your library program
  • Helpful library tips and tools you'll use immediately
  • FREE ways to reduce your library workload
  • Receive an extensive library digital resource handbook filled with Tips, Tools and Timesavers you can use in your library immediately

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Join outstanding school librarian Kristina Holzweiss in this NEW strategy-packed seminar designed specifically with grades K-12 school librarians in mind. Explore practical tips and strategies to save time and increase your students' interest in the library. During this informative and energetic day, you will discover easy-to-implement tips, techniques, and practical strategies to better manage your library space and resources to enhance your existing library program.

Regardless of whether you are a new or veteran school librarian you will learn timesaving new ways to utilize technology and strategies to improve student interest. Additionally, you will strengthen your repertoire of teaching techniques without adding to your workload. A wealth of ideas will be shared which you may use immediately to enhance your library program. You will also receive an extensive library digital resource handbook containing all of the materials, websites, and resources used throughout the day.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Significantly Increase Student Interest in Your School Library Program
    Discover a wealth of practical strategies that will generate greater student interest … Learn innovative ways to transform your library program into a hub of student interest
  2. Create a Buzz of Student Interest in Your Library Program
    Explore teacher-tested practices that will revitalize and transform the library to become your students' favorite place at school … Learn practical and effective techniques to make your library the hub of student interest
  3. Innovative Tips for Improving Your Students' Behavior in the Library
    Help your students transfer their social-emotional learning to the library environment … Improve your students' behavior in the library
  4. Practical Tips to Make Your Library More Inclusive and Welcoming
    Learn tips and strategies to Increase accessibility for your special education students and English language learners … Discover effective strategies that enable ALL students to stay more "tuned in" to their own learning in the library
  5. The Latest Interactive Technology Tools to Increase Your Students' Interest in Learning
    Effectively use interactive tools for websites, 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
  6. Timesaving Tools to Make Your Library Teaching Life Easier
    Learn practical tips and helpful tools that can do the work for you … Find out how to use technology to make your time more efficient and engaging
  7. Free Up Your Time with Low Tech and Digital Making Activities Your Students Will Love
    Experience the myriad ways apps and activities can be used to provide rigorous, engaging standards-based instruction that keep your students' attention so you can get things done … Get my best tips and strategies for makerspaces that students love
  8. Lighten Your Workload with Ready-to-Use Activities, Tasks, and Routines
    Leave this seminar with dozens of librarian-tested and ready-to-use activities, engaging tasks and reliable routines that are sure to grab your students' attention
  9. Ready-to-Use Timesaving Templates to Better Manage Your Library Teaching Resources
    Make more efficient use of technology tools to better manage those library housekeeping tasks … Promote and generate more student independence and interest
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource Handbook Filled with Library Tips, Tools and Timesavers
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with ready-to-use tips, tools and practical strategies for creating a more efficient and engaging library program

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Timesaving tips and tools to make your library teaching life easier
  • Activities, tasks, and routines that make the most of your time with your students
  • Ready-to-use brain breaks you can incorporate into your library lessons
  • A wealth of ways to engage your library students more fully in productive collaborative learning
  • Valuable ways to maximize student voice for increased engagement and learning
  • Work smarter, not harder … Tips for organizing your library lessons and recordkeeping
  • Highly effective, fun ways to encourage more collaboration, discussion, and engagement in your library
  • Discover a wealth of FREE resources … Learn new ways to use them to strengthen your library program
  • Highly practical methods for meeting the needs of all levels of readers
  • Time-saving real-time student assessment utilizing teacher-tested data
    gathering methods
  • Resources for more dynamic library activities
  • Tips for saving valuable preparation and implementation time
  • The best apps and websites to differentiate instruction to better meet the needs of ALL your students
  • A wealth of ways to engage your library students more fully

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

All the technology in the world cannot replace the meaningful connections that students make with their teachers. As librarians, we have an enormous opportunity to meet that need, but it can be overwhelming to manage it all. Students and staff alike count on us to be ready and willing to support learning at every moment. In this innovative seminar, learn practical tips to enhance your library program, as well as numerous timesaving tips and strategies compiled into one day, just for you!

This NEW Tips, Tools, and Timesavers seminar will provide you with the framework and resources to meet the varying needs of all your library students, plan easier and make learning more engaging and exciting for all your students! You will learn how to manage the housekeeping aspects of a library more efficiently, so that you can spend more time focusing on building important connections with your students and get to know the curious human beings that they are. I will share a wealth of free resources to accomplish this for your own library program. In addition, you'll discover new ways to better collaborate with your colleagues, administrator, and community to advocate for the importance of school librarians and libraries.

As librarians, we work hard to provide the most engaging, useful lessons that will challenge students at all levels of learning. The strategies and practices shared in this seminar will help you do just that! All activities are tested and practical. You will leave with an array of ideas and activities you can use the next day in your school library. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on what you choose to continue doing, what you will begin doing, and what you will stop doing. This high energy seminar will get your students, administrators, and colleagues more motivated and more excited about considering the library as the hub of your learning community, while conveniently saving you time and lightening your workload!

Kristina A. Holzweiss

P.S. You will receive an extensive library digital resource handbook written specifically for this seminar. It is filled with all the strategies and ideas we'll discuss during our day together.

Who Should Attend

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

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:

  • Innovative ways of making your library program the center of student-learning in your school
  • Practical strategies and tools that will lighten your library workload
  • Tips, tools, and timesaving strategies that will make your job easier
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their library program.

Consultation Available
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their library program.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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