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Librarians and Technology Integrators: a Collaborative Workshop

Date: Wednesday - October 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: LREI (Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School)
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HIGH SCHOOL
40 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014

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Library and technology are supposed to be - and can be - a match made in heaven. But have you ever struggled to find a common vocabulary? Wondered if terminal commands and the Dewey Decimal system can live together in harmony or if Melville Dewey and Steve Jobs could ever fall in love?

This day long "couples retreat" will combine unconference and team building activities focused on strengthening the connections between educational technology and library. This event is designed to give librarians and technology teachers and integrators the opportunity to brainstorm collaborative projects that highlight the natural partnerships between the two areas. Whether you already work towards collaboration or you struggle to see the connection between tech and library, this is the conference for you!

Who is this conference for?
Anyone who's job description includes library, technology or integrator. We encourage professionals to come in teams with at least one librarian and one technologist, but solo representatives from schools are also welcome. In fact, singletons may come away with a new partnership by the end of the day!

There will be two Unconference sessions based on topics participants submit when registering. We will move on to a session of "speed dating" where attendees will be able to connect with teachers from other schools, and end with a project "blind date" where participants will come away with a tried and tested project or curriculum idea generated from the expertise of conference attendees.

Schedule
9:30-10:00 Registration
10-10:35 Opening remarks, Vote for unconference topics
10:40-11:35 Unconference session 1
11:40-12:10 Speed Dating
12:15-1:10 Lunch
1:15-2:10 Unconference session 2
2:15-3:00 Blind Date projects & wrap up

Facilitators

Jennifer Hubert Swan is the Middle School Librarian & Director of Library Services at LREI. She can be found at @ReadingRants and Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists.

Karyn Silverman is the High School Librarian & Educational Technology Department Chair at LREI. She can be found online @InfoWitch and at the SLJ blog Someday My Printz Will Come.

Celeste Dorsey is the Lower School Technology Teacher at Little Red Schoolhouse & Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI). She can be found at @ceedorsey.

Stacy Dillon is the Lower School Librarian at Little Red Schoolhouse & Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI). She can be found at @mytweendom and Welcome to My Tweendom.

Clair Segal is the Middle School Technology Integrator at Little Red Schoolhouse & Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI). She can be found @awesomebrarian and Awesomebrarian.

Jesse Karp is the Early Childhood Librarian at LREI. He can be found online at Beyond Where You Stand.

Joy Piedmont is the High School technology Integrator at Little Red Schoolhouse & Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI). She can be found at @inquiringjoy and Inquiring Joy.


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 Fee includes Continental breakfast, lunch and all materials

Early Registration Fees apply until 2 weeks before the event

  • NYSAIS members - $180.00
  • Non-members - $205.00

Regular Registration Fees apply within 2 weeks of the event

  • NYSAIS members - $195.00
  • Non-members - $230.00

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