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Session Descriptions: Day 2 AM Block: Silva #1

  • Session presenters, offerings, locations, and/or schedule are subject to change
  • In some cases, target audiences have been identified, but all sessions are open to everyone

Using HyperDocs to Transform Your Lessons
August 9, 10:05-10:45am
Darshell Silva, Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, Rocky Hill School

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  • Blended Learning, K-12
  • Audience cap: 20
  • Participants are required to bring a Chromebook or laptop to this session if they wish to create their own HyperDocs; tablets or iPads can be used for viewing only

In this session, teachers will learn what HyperDocs are and how they can transform their lessons and fully engage their students. HyperDocs can also be used as a professional development tool to engage teachers during in-house professional development!

Attendees will learn how to create and review their own HyperDocs.

For more information about HyperDocs, see

Darshell Silva has been a Teacher Librarian for 12 years and currently is the Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist at the Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, RI. Darshell is also a Highlander Institute FUSE Fellow, Per Course Faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, and Non-Mentor Faculty for the Johnson and Wales Center for Leadership and Educational Equity Principal Residency Network in the area of Technology Integration.

Darshell holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Communications and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies with a specialization in School Library Media--both from URI. She is an RI Society of Technology Educators board member, a member of the Advisory Council for the Source for Learning, a Media Smart Libraries Board Member, and a past President of School Librarians of RI (SLRI).

She is published in the Oxford University Press's African American National Biography, the CDC MMWR, and is currently a reviewer for School Library Connection. Her interests include technology integration, school library media, and community informatics. Darshell lives in Rhode Island with her husband and 3 children.

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