All Library/Media/Technology workshops will be held at Wilmington High School. Wilmington High School is located at 159 Church St., Wilmington, MA
Lunch will be available onsite for $5 (cash only).
Session 1: 8:30-9:30
LMT1: Introduction to SeeSaw: Maya Berry
Seesaw is a free, easy-to-use digital portfolio that can be used to document and create student work. The goal of Seesaw is to foster student ownership of their work and to provide them with a safe audience with which to share their work. It can also be used as a way to track growth over time. In this workshop, I hope to introduce participants to the basics of Seesaw, show them how it works, and help them get set up with a new class so that they can begin using it immediately upon their return to the classroom.
LMT2: Accessibility for Students with Disabilities Made Easy: John O’Sullivan
The workshop will demonstrate easy to use apps, software, and features on operating systems that can help students better access reading and writing within a school. This will include audio books, text to speech and free speech to text. Examples with be given for different devices. Most options are free or low cost. Everyone will leave knowing several tools and with good directions.
LMT3: Digital Tools for Assessment: Helen Kelley
Participants will explore digital tools and apps that assist with assessment.
LMT4: Kahoot! Paula Klipfel and Samantha Kosakowski
Create fun learning games called “kahoots” in minutes. Perfect for any age level and easy to adapt to content curriculum. Make simple, interactive multiple choice quizzes as a fun way to review for a test or use as a quick check-in for understanding. You can even add videos, images, or diagrams to your questions to make them specific to learning happening in your classroom. Kahoot requires students to answer on individual devices. Students simply enter their name and a game pin number and they are ready to play. A wonderful feature is that you can download the results into a spreadsheet to help inform and guide your instruction.
Session 2: 9:40-10:40
LMT5: Integrating Robotics into the ELA/ELL Classroom! Kathleen Dasho
Integrate STEM concepts to cement ELA instruction on prepositions. This workshop will demonstrate via video and demonstration how to integrate robotics into an ELA classroom. Students covered the strategies and methods of prepositions by using sentence frames and an instructional handout worksheet with partners. Then, students were taught via video and instructor-led demo on robot movement and operation. Students were then instructed to program their robot to successfully: Apply the use of Academic Vocab, meet the 5 challenges and understand and demonstrate the meaning of each preposition using the robot. Use prepositions to label/list/speak each challenge the robot will undertake, ie., Over the tunnel, into the box, between the boxes, under the table and beside the wall. Student work examples will be provided for elementary, middle and high school. Attendees will leave with ideas and projects that they can utilize in their classroom and curriculum.
LMT6: School/Public Library Collaboration: Mary Melaugh and Michelle Paquin
Public/school library partnerships can create a win-win for all participants. Hear how Michelle Paquin (Billerica Public Library) and Mary Melaugh (Marshall Middle School) have partnered to promote reading and library usage in their town.
LMT7: Connecting the High School Makerspace with the Curriculum: Janice Alpert and Audrey Coats
Janice Alpert, Lynnfield High School Library Media Specialist and Audrey Coats, Lynnfield High School Mathematics teacher will present on how they integrated the Makerspace into the curriculum. They will present specific examples and lessons to illustrate how the Makerspace was used to align with the Mathematics curriculum as well as across other disciplines in the school.
LMT8: Hyperdocs: Paula Klipfel and Samantha Kosakowski
HyperDoc is a term used to describe a Google Doc that contains an innovative lesson for students- a 21st Century worksheet, but much better. We will explore ways to create a hyperdoc using Google Docs. You will learn how to add links in a Doc directly on a picture or words. You will learn how to create a background frame and add a table for the assignment. Using a Hyperdoc is a great way to differentiate students’ instruction.
10:45-12:15 (Networking, Demo Slam, Lunch)
Session 3: 12:30-1:30
LMT9: Free Personalized Learning for Educators: Kim Brown
Participants will learn about some free, high quality, learning opportunities available to educators from a variety of providers. Attendees will be encouraged to share additional sources with the group. There will be time in this session for resource exploration and opportunities to add new “go-to” learning resources to your education tool belt. This session is appropriate for library and technology educators teaching at all grade levels.
LMT10: Reinventing the Student Help Desk: Tom Scudder
Learn about the development and implementation of the Student Tech Leaders program at Melrose High School with a focus on integrating standards-based technology education within a self-directed course.
LMT11: Using Seesaw to Document and Showcase Student Learning: Alex Caram & Sarah Perkins
Seesaw is a free digital portfolio app that allows students to independently document what they are learning in class. Using iPads or computers, students easily log on using a QR code generated for you by Seesaw. Once logged in students can add photos, recordings, drawings, etc. of the work they are completing in class. Students can easily upload the work they do with other apps and websites. Teachers can share classroom activities through a parent portal, allowing parents to see what the class and their own child is doing each day. Seesaw provides an alternative form of assessment and engagement for students with different learning styles.
LMT12: The Library of Congress and Teaching with Primary Sources: Promote Student Inquiry through Analysis of Primary Sources (90 min.): Catherine Glennon
Workshop participants will learn to access primary sources from the vast collections of the Library of Congress (60 million primary sources online) and World Digital Library (13,000 selected items from 193 major libraries around the globe) to support student engagement and inquiry. Maps, images, film, sound recordings, and documents enrich a host of topics. Participants will learn to apply a dynamic tool for primary source analysis in the classroom.
Session 4: 1:35-2:35
LMT13: Makerspace on a Shoestring Budget: Sarah Perkins and Alex Caram
Description: Interested in the makerspace trend, but barely have a budget to buy new books and supplies? Come hear from a library media specialist and digital learning coach about how to make your makerspace an engaging place students love to be. Now in the third year of our makerspace program, we’ll share our lessons learned, ideas for funding, as well as low-cost projects and tech options for pre-K to 12th grade. Budgets can wane from year to year, but the impact made on students will be high, even with a low-budget operation. You don’t need a 3-D printer to engage young minds and shape the makers of tomorrow. It can all start with some cardboard, you and your students!
LMT14: Scratch for Presentations: Courtney Spencer
Looking for a way to get students excited and engaged about presentation, try Scratch. In this workshop teachers will learn the fundamentals of how to use Scratch. So they can introduce coding to students, and allow them to use this FREE online resources. With a few coding blocks students can create engaging and exciting presentations no matter what subject.
LMT15: Your Taxes Already Paid for It! Christine Donoghue
Would you like to see what you look like in a spacesuit? Would you like to take a simulated journey on an 1850 whaling ship? Would you like to observe a smoking volcano live? Would you like to sort, filter, and track volcano data in Excel/Sheets? Would you like to explore the immigration experience in an interactive way? Would you like to find/see and hear Primary Sources? What resources do our nation’s libraries and museums have out on their websites that you can use today? Come explore the many free “dot gov” websites and apps with educational content that include lesson plans ready for you today. NASA apps, US Geological Survey webcams, Park Service interactives, and much more will be explored during the workshop and you will leave with a list of links that can bring excitement and learning to your classroom. Whether your lab is wired, or mobile, iPad, Chromebook, or Desktop, there is content you can use. STEM and Social Studies will be our main focus, but ELA resources are available too. Try some of these sites during the workshop, learn their unique search tools and features, and leave with the list and some exciting ideas.
LMT16: Let’s Break Out! Using BreakoutEDU in the Classroom: Lisa Bailey
Immerse yourself in a cooperative game that needs critical thinking and teamwork to open a locked box! Participants will experience the game itself as well as investigate ways to use these puzzles in the classroom.