Libraries Supporting Teacher Collaboration, Student Voice and School Design

This two-day statewide library conference is sponsored by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design, School Library Services, in partnership with the Pacific Literacy Consortium.

The purpose of the conference is to equip HIDOE school library staff with tools, strategies and resources that focus on the three high impact strategies of teacher collaboration, student voice and school design to transform school library programs.

Professional development, training and program planning opportunities that grow school library staff knowledge and skills that best support information literacy, pre-k literacy skills, early literacy skills, brain-based learning, and computer science will be provided. Library professional development is aligned to the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) 2017 National School Library Standards and Future Ready Librarians Framework.
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Friday, August 9 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Facilitating Reading Challenges That Build a Culture of Reading AVAILABLE

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Students who participate in reading challenges read 20% more than their peers and are more likely to agree with the statement "I like to read." Meanwhile, school communities that read together are more successful at building a culture of reading.

This session will look closely at the unique reading challenges facilitated by different schools using the product Beanstack. It will also introduce a new free service called Beanbright through which individual schools can choose different reading challenges to facilitate during the school year and summer. Beanbright provides ready-made reading challenges, tools to help students track independent reading and stay motivated to read, and a myriad of reports providing data-driven insights.

The session will be facilitated by Rebekah Garrety, MLIS -- the Librarian-in-Residence for Zoobean, Inc.

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Rebekah Garrety

Librarian-in-Residence, Zoobean, Incl
Rebekah's librarian-in-residence role is multifaceted, but the biggest element is connecting with clients and helping them get the best results for their patrons and for themselves. She serves as a resource for clients and their teams- a “librarian for librarians”. She is a Pennsylvania-certified... Read More →

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At Zoobean, we believe that reading by choice for as little as 20 minutes per day can measurably impact academic and social outcomes for students. Zoobean helps facilitate reading challenges that motivate kids to read, increase library use, and build a culture of reading in your... Read More →

Friday August 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm HST
Room 3