Computers in Libraries 2000 The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians

Computers in School Libraries
Friday, March 17th  •  Saturday, March 18th

Friday, March 17th Lincoln Room

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Powerful Partnerships: Librarians Leading Change
Mary Alice Anderson, MulitMedia Schools columnist and InfoPower Trainer
Scott Hannon, Principal, Winona MiddleSchool, MN
Anderson, and her principal Hannon, share practical lessons about building powerful partnerships for professional growth. The Winona Middle School Media/Technology Program is well known for its staff development efforts. See how information literacy, a desire to have technology integrated throughout the curriculum, and improved student achievement have resulted in successful and practical approaches. Research about what works in staff development will be shared, so that you can apply these practices to your unique situation.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The “Understanding by Design” Model Applied to Technology
Cynthia LaPier, Director of Information and Instructional Technology, Ithaca City School District
LaPier shares the nationally acclaimed model of lesson design focusing on outcomes that Grant Wiggins has developed. Teachers using the process focus on essential questions and what they want students to know in five years as well as what they need to know today. It is useful in helping gain support to move away from the teaching to the test syndrome. Using the UBD model for staff development in instructional technology has enabled lesson design to be based on curriculum rather than technology driven. The presentation describes how the process has been modified to bring in the technology pieces, and includes examples of lesson designs.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break—A Chance to Visit the Exhibits

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Multimedia and Copyright: What Educators Need to Know
Connie Bakker, Associate Dean, Instructional and Information Support Services, North Seattle Community College
The ability to access and transmit information in a variety of formats has affected copyright. Join in a discussion of copyright as it applies to classroom activities and student projects. Aimed at teachers and librarians, this session will focus on the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia. If your faculty and students create multimedia presentations, then learn how these new guidelines impact the classroom. The Power Point presentation includes examples to illustrate how to integrate and then document fair use of a variety of formats.

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break—A Chance to Visit the Exhibits

2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
A Mile in Your Shoes: Resource Developers Listen to You!
Panel of Online Database and Library Automation Developers
Tired of complaining about products which promise the future, but fall short of meeting your real world needs? Ever wish a developer could walk a mile in your shoes? Frustrated by features you didn’t ask for taking the place of those you needed? Here’s a vital opportunity to communicate with the technical developers of (library automation systems/ online databases...depending on who you get) who will gather to listen to You! Instead of “infomercials” from the marketing department, you’ll interact with the people who build the tools you depend upon, so all of us can better meet the needs of students.

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Helping Educators Become “Information Powered”
Art Wolinsky & Celia Einhorn, Online Internet Institute
Becky Snyder, VP, Interactive Media, ABC-Clio
Most educators have never heard of Information Power, and are unaware of how information literacy can provide the most compelling rationale for using educational technology. The Online Internet Institute offers professional development workshops that help educators gain these skills, learn to use primary sources, and harness collaborative online tools for knowledge building. See how you can incorporate these opportunities into your local professional development activities, and join an online community who’s dedicated to reinventing our profession from the inside out!

Saturday, March 18th Lincoln Room

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
The Balancing Act: Print and Electronic Collection Development
Patty Sorensen, Library Media Specialist, Dundee, OR
The Oregon School Library and Information Services (OSLIS), a statewide consortium involving technology and library specialists has strategized the challenge of electronic resource pricing, created online tutorials for learning to use online electronic resources, and even created a video for all principals to view. Sorensen shares insights and lessons learned regarding the balancing act.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The Learning Highway: Smart Students & the Net
Trevor Owen, Program Director, Writers in Electronic Residence & Co-ordinator, Instructional Technologies, Faculty of Education, York University
It’s true that there is a lot of information available on the “infobahn,” but that’s only part of the learning puzzle. What’s important for students is that it is a learning highway, and a pretty super one at that. Human interaction, interpretation and response are some of vehicles here, charting a course that begins with ideas and access to information, and proceeds to the creation of meaning and new understanding, often undertaken with others who share an interest in the things that interest students (and their teachers!). This session provides a framework for understanding what learning online looks like in the classroom, and considers why the learning highway is a place where collisions are supposed to happen.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Perspectives from the Eye of the Storm: Child Safety on the Internet
Patty Aftab, Executive Director of Cyberangels, President of the North American Action Committee for UNESCO’s Innocence in Danger program
Della Curtis, Director of Balimore County Schools Libraries
Art Wolinsky, Technical Director, Online Internet Institute
Learn how progressive educators are shifting the focus from filtering to learning, in addressing concerns for child safety in a variety of forums. From Wired Kids! to Cyberangels, to Parent Internet Education to proactive policy development, this panel shares strategies that are beinmg used from global, national, regional, state and local levels.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Student Powered Technology Integration
Judy Shasek, eSmart Mentor
Turning a challenge into an opportunity, Shasek has succeeded in harnessing student talents, energy and skills to meet technical and curricular needs. She discusses recognizing the value of using student technology expertise to create projects that integrate technology into the curriculum; developing an individualized and customized plan for student-led technology integration; role playing the “solutions process” <>; creating a list of at least five ways student technology mentors can enhance the learning process; accessing an online lesson plan and designing a way to have students customize and teach the lesson. She highlights some ways the K-12 teacher can collaborate with the library/media specialist using the processes on the eSmart Web site.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bridging the Digital Divide — What Each of Us Can Do
Ferdi Serim, Editor, MultiMedia Schools
Andy Carvin, The Benton Foundation
Ted Nellen, Cybrarian, Murray Bergtraum HS, NYC
A century ago, Andrew Carnegie created the public library system to meet the equity challenge of his day: access to books. Are we prepared to address today’s version of the same challenge? Technology need not exacerbate existing educational and economic disparities in our society, but simply providing access to computers, networks and information will not do the job. This session presents practical lessons learned by those who’ve succeeded in addressing multicultural, multi-lingual and special needs populations, and acquaints you with the Digital Divide Clearinghouse, a project of the Benton Foundation and the AOL Foundation, so that you can provide leadership in your own community on the most pressing Civil Rights issue of our time.

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