Conference Presentation Initiative

Vickie Blankenship, vickieblankenship@ncslma.org

Information

NCSLMA is providing funding for media coordinators or teams of media coordinators and teacher presentations at NC educational conferences during this school year. The purpose of this initiative is to advocate for teacher/librarian collaboration, IMPACT model, reading programs (BOB, Children's Book Award) etc. and other benefits of school libraries. The funds available (up to $500 per proposal) can be used to pay for expenses including registration, substitutes, travel, housing, etc. The list below includes upcoming NC educational conferences in which NCSLMA is seeking presenters.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal (must be received three weeks prior to an event), please scroll down the page to the proposal form. 

As the committee reads each proposal, we will be looking for these types of advocacy points:

  • Clear indication that the conference is being led by a school librarian
  • Evidence that the librarian is a vital component to the success of the shared content
  • Information about the collaboration efforts between librarian and teachers
  • Details on content:
    • Implementation/use of the IMPACT model
    • Reading programs OR
    • Other benefits that the school library/librarian provides for faculty, students, or parents.

If you receive funding through NCSLMA's Conference Initiative, you will be expected to present about your experience at the next NCSLMA Annual Conference. In the case that the closing date for call-to-present is before you are accepted, you should plan to present the next year. 

Presenters

2018 Presenters:

  • Apply today!

2018 Presenters:

  • Vicki Kolomechuk, Valley Sprints Middle, NC Council for Social Studies - The Library: a gateway to understanding how the world leads to a lifetime of learning, Co-presenter: Bethany Chapman

2017 Presenters:

  • Marci Gerrish, Marvin Elementary School, NCTIES - Destiny Discover & Google Classroom: Research Tools Extraordinaire
  • Dara Harmon, Southwest Edgecombe High School, NCTIES - Cross Curriculum Digital Products Using Local History to Teach 20th Century Skills to 21st Century Students, Co-presenter: Sherry Abrams


Presentation Scaffold

The following scaffold is designed to serve as an outline of a presentation with the necessary content as designated by NCSLMA. Download a copy of the Presentation Scaffold.
I.  Pre-activity designed to identify common knowledge of libraries and school librarians. Ask the participants to list words/phrases related to school librarians and/or libraries.
(This could be done as a large group, small group or individual activity. The purpose is to focus the participants on their impression of libraries and librarians. Depending on the size of the group, it could be beneficial to have the group(s) prioritize and organize the ideas based on their perceptions as a teacher. Place the major topics in some relationship to the central idea (library/librarian). Allow the discussion to include connections with arrows, question marks, etc in order for the group to determine what they know (or think they know about libraries). 
II.  Introduce yourself and your experience as an educator/school librarian. 
III.  Use the following image from Impact: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs to identify the three major areas of library media specialist: Teaching and learning, information access and delivery and program administration. Depending on the size of the group, it could be beneficial to have the group(s) prioritize and organize the ideas they generated in the pre-activity based on these three areas.  Allow the discussion to include connections with arrows, question marks, etc in order for the group to determine what they know (or think they know about libraries).  
IV.  Introduce the NC Standards for Information/Computer skills instruction with examples from your teaching experience. This “show and tell” should provide students with examples of the three levels of collaboration as identified in IMPACT. Level 1: Integration - Resources provided to support the classroom. Level 2: Cooperative Activities - Lessons support classroom objectives as students are scheduled for instruction. Level 3: Co-planning - Cross-curricular lessons and units are planned, delivered and evaluated jointly. Depending on the time allowed, try to limit the number of examples you describe. Keep in mind multi-disciplinary, grade and ability level examples will have the most benefit for the majority of college students. 
V.  Use the pre-activity for participants to expand on their learning from the presentation. Add words to the original cards/word strips/etc. 



If you are interested in submitting a proposal, the following application must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the presentation.


          

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