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Edtech Advocacy &
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ISTE Librarians Network Playground

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Explore and create : Playground

James Allen  
JoyAnn Boudreau  
Kellyanne Burbage  
Amanda Buschmann  
Jennifer Casa-Todd  
Cynthia Cassidy  
Dr. dr. Chhavi Jain  
Amanda Jones  
Nancy Jo Lambert  
Wenndy Pray  
America Rainey  
Jenn Roth  
Deborah Zeman  

Learn how school librarians are putting the ISTE Standards for Educators into practice through innovative library programs and instructional leadership. Librarians will highlight specific tools and practices in a variety of K-12 school library environments.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Library/media
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Leader
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
Learner
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
Citizen
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
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Presenters

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James Allen, Kentucky Department of Education

James Allen is currently the Statewide School Library Lead and a Digital Learning Coach for the Kentucky Department of Education in the Office of Education Technology. Previously he was a school librarian for sixteen years. James is an organizer and regular moderator of #KyLChat which gives librarians across Kentucky a place to share and explore new ideas. James is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Google Earth Education Expert, and a leader on the ISTE Librarian Professional Learning Network.

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JoyAnn Boudreau, HSE Intermediate/Junior High

JoyAnn is a middle school librarian, a co-founder of EduPride Alliance, a member of the ISTE Librarian PLN, and the recipient of the Outstanding New School Librarian in 2019 from the Indiana Library Federation.

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Kellyanne Burbage, Mitchell Elementary School

Elementary librarian, Charleston,SC. with a specific interest in science in the library. NASA Solar System Ambassador, NatGeo certified educator

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Amanda Buschmann, Carroll Elementary/Sheldon ISD

Amanda is a NISE STEM-certified Future Ready Librarian who also holds LEGO Education Master Educator status and, most recently, Ozobot Certified Educator status. She believes the library is a place where all students are welcome to explore their interests and creativity. #MyLibraryIsNotQuiet! Special interests include how STEM and literacy intersect and support one another.

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Jennifer Casa-Todd, Cardinal Carter CHS

Jennifer Casa-Todd is wife, mom, a Teacher-Librarian in Ontario Canada, a former Literacy Consultant, a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, and the author of the books, Social LEADia and Raising Digital Leaders, and children’s book Aubrey Bright: Stories that connect us. She is also an ISTE Librarian PLN executive member and GEG Ontario leader. Jennifer received the ISTE Digital Citizenship Network award in 2020. She is passionate about showing teachers and students how they can use technology and social media to make the world a better place.

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Cynthia Cassidy, Warren Twp School District
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Dr. dr. Chhavi Jain, Manav Rachna International School, Gurugram, Haryana
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Amanda Jones, Live Oak Middle Library

Amanda Jones is a middle grade teacher-librarian in Watson, Louisiana. She is the 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year and the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. She is the 2019 AASL Social Media Superstar Program Pioneer, 2019 LACUE Middle Grade State Teacher of the Year, and cohosts the My Two Cents EdTech webinar series. She's been featured five times on the School Librarians United podcast, runs 2 Girls Who Code Clubs, hosts an after-school STEAM program, and is passionate about advocating for school libraries. Learn more at librarianjones.com.

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Nancy Jo Lambert, Reedy High School Frisco ISD

Nancy Jo Lambert is a Google Certified Trainer with friEdtechnology and high school teacher-librarian in Frisco, TX at Reedy High School. She is a presenter advocating for libraries by telling the story of the learning happening in her library. She holds positions in TLA, TCEA, ALA, AASL, and TASL. She was named TCEA Library Media Specialist of the Year the American Association of School Librarians Social Media Superstar Curriculum Champion in 2019. She is also a co-founder of #TeachPride and EduPrideAlliance. She is known for sharing her professional work on her library on Twitter @NancyJoLambert and her website reedylibrary.com.

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Wenndy Pray, Sharyland ISD

Wenndy Pray has been an educator for 13 years. She was a secondary English teacher for 8 years before she became a librarian. She is a Wakelet Ambassador, Google Certified Trainer, Google Level 1 and Level 2 certified educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and holds various technical micro-credentials. She is an avid committee member of the Texas Library Association. She provides professional development opportunities for her library's stakeholders at the campus, district, regional, and state levels. She's created a digital student library ambassador program with tools like EdPuzzle, Flipgrid, Go Synth, and the Wakelet Student Ambassador Program.

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America Rainey, Jack C Binion Elementary
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Jenn Roth, North Wales Elementary School

Jenn Roth is an elementary school librarian in the North Penn School District in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. She is the Pennsylvania Ambassador for the non-profit organization Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens. Jenn is an active member of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association and is currently serving as the PSLA Communications Co-Chair. Jenn was a collaborator for the “Model Curriculum for Learners in Pennsylvania School Libraries,” “The Digital Librarian’s Survival Toolkit,” and “The Epic Ebook of Web Tools & Apps.” She was interviewed for the Librarian Influencer of the Week with the podcast titled “Reading is a Part of Everything.”

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Deborah Zeman, Coppell ISD

Deborah Zeman is a Digital Learning & Library Media Specialist, who has worked in education for over 20 years. She has presented at various technology conferences and has conducted several professional training & PD workshops, put on in-house, as well as helped with implementing iPads and laptops in a 1:1 environment. She is a member of the Texas Library Association Tayshas Reading Committee, Webmaster for TLA District 5 & a member of the TxSL Talks Executive Board. She is a Google Certified Trainer, Google Level 1 & 2 Certified, Flipgrid/Wakelet/Buncee Ambassador.

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