The BCTLA is looking for session proposals for our October ?? 2019 conference. The theme of our upcoming conference is, and we are focusing on
We are looking for teacher-librarians to lead two types of sessions. The first type will be hands-on or concrete sessions with an emphasis on involving participants. A goal of this session should be for participants to have something they can use fairly quickly in their library/learning commons. It will be approximately an hour and a half in length. These sessions could be:
· hands-on use of robotics, coding, makerspace or other ADST technology
· exploration of websites/databases related to library/learning commons
· sharing of lessons used in the library/learning commons
· specific instruction/tips on the teacher-librarian role - such as collection development, weeding, and event promotion (e.g. DEAR, Freedom to Read), etc.
(This is our Edtalk in the morning, I think. The ideas will most likely come from a survey or the exec table.) The second type of session will involve facilitating discussion and action plannin.g around a particularly challenging topic in librarianship. If you are interested in facilitating this type of workshop, we will need the question or questions you are prepared to lead discussions on as well as a very brief description of your expertise in this area.
If you have a session proposal but aren’t sure if it fits into one of the above two categories, please feel free to send us your proposal anyway. We are very interested to hear about anything BC teacher-librarians are studying or doing in their schools.
Sessions will be minutes in length.
Conference admission and one lunch will be provided to session presenters.
In the case of co-presenters, only one conference fee will be covered.
Presenters are asked to consider contributing session materials or a link to the materials to enable learning to continue to be shared.
Vendor presentations will likely not be accepted
Please submit your session proposal by , 2019.
If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Fox at email@example.com