Collaboration and Connections
Listen and learn : Panel
Tuesday, June 26, 1:45–2:45 pm
Todd Burleson Kristina Holzweiss Elissa Malespina Michael Medvinsky
Jazz up your collaboration and connections alongside well-known, future-ready, award-winning teacher librarians. No background knowledge is required. We'll move at a quick pace on topics such as student voice, breaking down walls, grant writing, community partnerships, computer science, customer service and worldwide collaboration.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Attendees may benefit from a device in this session. At this time, no downloads are needed or requested. We will provide all necessary links in our presentation.|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Participants will be able to:
- purposefully and creatively give students a platform to share their voice through tech integration and digital creation
- breakdown walls within their schools to amplify student voice
- find potential grants to increase funding/improve offerings
- brainstorm partnerships in their buildings, counties, state, country and globally
- bring strong customer service to their customers
- apply newly shared knowledge from the panel
We will keep our session upbeat with music at the start, a parking lot for questions and a chance for participants to share experiences and ask questions.
The main chunk of time will be used for the panel to answer prompts from the moderator on topics shared in this proposal as well as anything that comes from the parking lot.
Library Journal, Public Partners | Collaboration: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/04/schools/public-partners-collaboration/
Integrating Tech with Student-Centered Learning: Nellie Mae Education Foundation research: http://www.nmefoundation.org/getmedia/befa9751-d8ad-47e9-949d-bd649f7c0044/integrating
Leading for School Libraries - Hilda Weisburg
Todd Burleson is a teacher-maker-librarian in Winnetka, IL at the Hubbard Woods School. He is a passionate advocate for creativity, literacy and project-based learning.
Kristina A. Holzweiss is a middle school library media specialist on Long Island, New York. Kristina was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015, a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a NSBA "20 to Watch" emerging education technology leader. Kristina is the president of the nonprofit organization Long Island LEADS (longislandleaders.org), a community effort to learn, educate, advocate, develop, and support the maker movement and STEAM education. She also founded SLIME - Students of Long Island Maker Expo (slimemakerexpo.com). Kristina is the co-author of 8 Scholastic makerspace books and "Hacking School Libraries."
Elissa Malespina is the ISTE Librarians Network President and an ISTE Making IT Happen Award Winner. She is also the middle school librarian at Somerville Middle School in Somerville New Jersey.
Michael Medvinsky is the Dean of Pedagogy and Innovation at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Michael is a facilitator and designer of learning experiences in an 1:1 problem-based approach to understanding in which thinking is visible, valued and actively promoted. He regularly shares ideas about technology integration, student engagement and creating cultures of thinking at state and national conferences. You can connect further at @mwmedvinsky