District I/IV Workshop March 10

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the author will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Here is the link to the registration form:

The link is also available through the Facebook event:

This year’s workshop will be a slightly different format. We will have the author presentation and a new standards presentation in the morning, and then the afternoon will be an unconference format. If you have never been to an EdCamp or NerdCamp, the sessions are built that day. Watch this two minute video to get an idea of how this works. This one will also be helpful.

We will begin building the board immediately after the standards session, have lunch, and then begin the afternoon sessions. We are a knowledgeable, committed bunch of professionals that have much to offer each other. This is our chance!

NEKLS has a list of subjects that others would like more information about:

•book mending
•use of Ebooks and audio books in a school setting
•booktalks
•new Kansas Library standards.
•hyperdocs, more ideas about how to introduce research concepts to elementary students (choosing good search terms, citing sources, etc.)
•Collection development: More book talks!
•Makerspace topics
•book clubs
•opportunities to play with green screen

These are just a few ideas, there are so many more topics possible.

One issue we always hear is that there aren’t as many MS/HS sessions. This format can help eliminate this issue. What do MS/HS librarians want to discuss?

Never fear, a session for the new William Allen White books will be offered, and I’m sure you will have an opportunity to hear about available services from NEKLS and NCKLS during the day.

This year we will also be experimenting with recording some sessions so they can be viewed at a later date.

We are excited for the upcoming learning opportunities that our district workshop will provide the dedicated professionals in districts 1 and 4. The unconference events I have attended in the past two years are the best professional development I have had in a long time. They have changed how I have taught in my library.

Thanks for your time and attention,

Tonya Foster
Rachel Hodges
Brandy Robbens
Amber Ovsak
Katie Grieving

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