The Massachusetts School Library Association – Student Interest Group is holding its annual spring conference on Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
The conference will consist of four sessions:
Session from the 2013 MSLA conference:
iPads and Free Agent Learning
A Free Agent Learner is self-directed, creates and share knowledge. This hands-on exploration integrates this learning model with students’ 21st Century Learning practices. Sample lesson plans, strategies for implementation and polices will be included. If you plan on utilizing your
own iPad, please download the free Nearpod app.
Deborah Lang Froggatt, Library Director, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School
Allegra D’Ambruoso, School Library Teacher Student, Simmons College
Web 2.0 and Your School and Classroom: Relevant, Easy, Free and Fun
What is Web 2.0, and why it is important and how to use it with a class/library? How can one librarian manage all of the different tools and resources that are available? Topics included in
this workshop are: Blogs, RSS Feeds, Bookmarks, Podcasting, Wikis, Communication Tools, Twitter and Online Video. Chris will also share her experience with a pilot BYOD (bring your own device) program at her school, its advantages and disadvantages and how it affects the library.
Chris Steinhauser, Library Teacher, Coolidge Middle School, Reading, MA
New Evaluation System for Teachers in Massachusetts
Learn what to expect from the teacher evaluation system now in place in Massachusetts public schools from someone who is actively involved in implementing it. This session will prepare you for principal walkthroughs, working with your supervisor, writing SMART goals, incorporating
an emphasis on student assessment in all of your work with students, and the importance of connecting to the school’s and district’s vision, mission, and curriculum.
Chris Swerling, Library Director, Newton Public Schools
Session from the 2012 MassCUE conference:
Students. Learn. Express. Share.
Join us as we show how second and third grade students power-up with technology to demonstrate and share their learning. We’ll show you how these students are using tools such as KidPix, Google Docs, VoiceThread, Animoto, Wordle and Skype as vehicles for expression and communication and how this understanding can extend beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Lindsay Olson, Teacher, Newton Public Schools
Jennifer Reed, Library Teacher, Newton Public Schools