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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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Woody Plaut (Konawaena Middle)

Konawaena Middle School
Library Media Specialist
Konawaena Middle School Virtual Library
Woody Plaut, BA, MS, MLIS, has been a library media specialist in the DOE for over a decade. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and a Hawaii Standards Board Teacher Leader, presently serving at Konawaena Middle School. He has developed a middle school debate program, presented at the 2017 Schools of the Future state conference, in which students completely run the class from selecting their debate topics, debating, scoring and grading themselves. "Mr." Woody's skills as a virtual library webmaster have been presented at past statewide conferences and have been written about in national magazines. Visit the Konawaena Middle School Virtual Library at http://iteach.org/kmsvl/ .