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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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Cheryl ("Miko") Sanico

Wheeler Elementary School
Librarian
Wahiawā, O’ahu
I have 2 amazing daughters who are both in middle school this year. This is the first year I am not at the same school as them. I think I will be ok. I love being in the library; in the librarian role - being allowed to help students find joy in reading and learning. I love my loud, happy library where kids want to come at recess. I love my job. My plan is to genre-fy soon. Talk to me about how you accomplished it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.