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RILINK Summer Conference 2020

Day 2, July 15

9:00-10:00  Session 1

Are you looking for more information on using Google Classroom with your elementary students? Please join us for this interactive session to learn more about setting up, organizing, and navigating Google Classroom. You will have an opportunity to practice what we present!

Presenters: Vanessa Dyer, School Library Media Specialist, Hathaway Elementary School and Ruth Donahue, School Library Media Specialist, Melville Elementary School

If you need to learn more about Google Classroom and ways to incorporate it into your secondary library media program, this session is for you. Learn the ins and outs of using Google Classroom as a communication, assessment, and collaborative tool that keeps you organized and better able to serve your students' needs.

Diane Lebrun, School Library Media Specialist, Burrillville Middle School

10:15-11:15    Session 2                                                            

Join the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Committee as we book talk our 2021 list!

Presenter: Alyssa Taft, Teen Librarian at Cranston Public Library

This session reviews/introduces Lightbox Interactive E-books and educational platform. 

  • What is Lightbox and how they differ from typical ebooks?
  • How do students and teachers use Lightbox?

All the features and benefits of Lightbox titles will be covered.

Presenter: Anthony Ferranti, Follett School Solutions

11:30- 12:30  Session 3   

Join a veteran member of the RI Teen Book Award committee to hear about the 2021 nominees and some innovative ways to increase voting in your school.

Presenter: Sarah Hunicke, School Library Media Specialist, Portsmouth High School

Teachers have been all abuzz about personalized learning in recent years. At Infobase, we believe their school library is a great place for teachers to begin their personalized learning journey. This session will provide educators with some helpful guidance on how to use our online resources as an ideal starting point for implementing a successful personalized learning program in their classrooms.

Presenter: Angel DeRue, Director of Training and Professional Development, Infobase

1:30- 2:30 Session 4

Ever wonder what all those settings are for in the Gallery Box? Want to know more about Navigation options? Concerned the color options for your Tabs and Boxes are affecting accessibility?  Have other questions you would like answered?  Complete the form on the session guide and get them answered.

Presenter: Sharon Webster, Professional Learning and Technology Specialist, RILINK

RILINK currently offers two group subscriptions for databases: CultureGrams and Exploring Nature Science Education Resource. Are students and teachers making good use of these resources? Take a tour of these two resources and learn how to promote their use.

Presenters: Jacquelyn Lamoureux, Member Services Librarian, RILINK and Donna Good, eResources Collection Development, RILINK