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Tuesday, December 10 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Spark and Tell Tuesday Session I

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Lisa Bakanas (Community Engagement - All Levels) Community Building - Engage your students with Riddles of the Day, Hink Pinks and Would You Rather polling. A little bit of planning can turn your media center into a fun filled space. Build community, learn about your students, spark their creativity and foster critical thinking -- for free!

Kate-Lynn Brown (Makerspace and Community Engagement - All Levels) Create to Innovate: Making the Most of New Jersey Makers Day - New Jersey Makers Day can help you showcase to administrators and stakeholders the unique role you play in your school using STEM and maker culture to inspire students through innovative hands-on learning experiences. Learn how you can tap-in to the NJMD network of support, develop critical community partnerships, and apply for grant funding to enhance your NJMD activities.

Christine Carr (Community Engagement - Elementary)  Little Free Library Challenge - Each year I challenge my students and their families to seek and find Little Free Libraries. When they find them they should take a book and they should email me a selfie or groupie picture and tell me where they found it. What started as a summer program for me and my students turned into an all year challenge. Learn how to get started.

Arielle Goldstein (Makerspace/STEM - All Levels) Adding Empathy to Your Library Through Design Thinking - By integrating Makerspaces and STEM, libraries are working to strengthen students’ abilities to be creative and flexible problem-solvers. Come learn about how to add empathy to their learning using the Design Thinking Process.

Michele McAvoy (Social Awareness - Elementary) Girls Girls Girls: ENDING the "girls can be mean" social norm. - The "girls can be mean" social norm must end. Girls as young as 5 are acting like "mean girls" a term often used for teens. Exclusivity and eye rolling are prevalent in early elementary. This session will embrace the issue and discuss how books can be a tool for social education.

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Arielle Goldstein

Director of 21st Century Education, Somerville Public Schools
I am not just a teacher but a technology specialist, a curriculum writer, a trainer, a STEM teacher and organizer, and an assessment coordinator. Not only am I used to wearing many hats; I sincerely enjoy it; I thrive in an environment where no two work days are the same. Along with... Read More →
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Lisa Bakanas

School Library Media Specialist, Cherokee High School
School lIbrary media specialist at Cherokee High School, Marlton NJ.NJASL Past PresidentLover of literature, crafts, animals and a good pun.Excited to be presenting on digital citizenship and community building. Honored to be moderating the Author Lunch again this year!
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Christine Carr

Godwin and Highland Schools, Midland Park, NJ

Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Douglass 5th Floor