Session 7: 10:30-11:20

Salon B:

Get EDSITEment! for your school library

Shelley NiTuama, MLIS - Program Specialist in Literature and Language with the EDSITEment Project

This program will explore the astonishing variety of free, high-quality digital resources available through EDSITEment, the National Endowment for the Humanities’ outreach to K-12 educators. Learn how to bring the best of the humanities to your library and school community through the EDSITEment website, which hosts online videos, vodcasts, podcasts, lessons, selected websites, interactives, and educational games designed to engage students and promote connections between scholarship and the classroom. This hands on session will make you an expert at finding just the right resources for your school’s needs from EDSITEment’s treasure trove.


Conference I:

Mirror, Mirror by Marilyn Singer: How to Use One Book to Integrate Many Curriculum Strands

Mary Beth Bauernschub - Beltsville PK-8 Academy, Prince Georges County

Marilyn Singer’s Black Eyed Susan nominated book, Mirror, Mirror is ripe for curriculum integration. The book can be used in all grade levels. The focus of this session is how to use the book to meet standards in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Visual Arts.


Conference II:

Meet the Grades 6-9 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Nominees

Dedra Van Gelder - Milton M. Somers Middle School, Charles County

Marcia Porter – Lockerman Middle School, Caroline County

Christy Ann Pierce – Caroline County Public Schools

Nancy Crawford – Thurmont Middle School, Frederick County

Several members of the grades 6-9 Black-eyed Susan Award committee will explain the Maryland Black-eyed Susan Award program, introduce the 2011-2012 nominees, and share ideas for promoting the program in your library.


Conference III:

Teaching Through Creative Arts; A Writer Journey and Interactive Writer’s Workshop

Daryl Cobb – Children’s Book Author

“A Writer’s Journey” will take the audience on a journey through the writing and creative process using music, stories and interactive activities. “Interactive Writer’s Workshop” is a one-of-a-kind impromptu writing session where the audience learns to use their imaginations to create detail and description in their writing