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Monday, December 9 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Spark and Tell Monday Session I

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Jessica Gottlieb (Technology/Vendor - All Levels) Library Consortium: Adding Digital Content on a Budget The Connected Library Consortium is run by librarians in NJ and PA. It allows schools to receive almost $70k in content for starting at $250. Find out about the Consortium, how to add digital content, and manage ALL of your libraries digital resources.

Brian Lies (Author/Illustrator - Elementary and Middle)  Things Students Have Taught Me During Years of School Visits: 2019 Caldecott Honor-winning author/illustrator Brian Lies has worked with students in elementary schools across the country for nearly three decades. What bits of wisdom have students taught or shown him that would be good for all of us to remember? What changes has he seen in students during that time?

Kristin Morano (Makerspace - Elementary) Better Together with Bots-Building ad Promoting Library/Makerspace: Quickly spark enthusiasm with diverse learners and incorporate coding STEM/Maker. Use a variety of digital tools to promote library/maker with stakeholders and enhance student ownership. Session will explore materials and strategies and allow for collaborative sharing. Initially inspired by Ozobots and LEGOs, student engagement is transforming our library makerspace.

Chana Stiefel & Donna Cangelosi (Literature/Booktalk - Elementary) Exploring Multiple Books Released on the Same Subject: From the moon launch to MLK, explore with kidlit authors Chana Stiefel and Donna Cangelosi what students gain when librarians stock their bookshelves with multiple books on the same topics--including various points of view, layers of information, diversity, connection, inspiration, entry points, various reading levels, and more. Reading lists included!

Elisa Varon (Instruction - Elementary) Earth Day Poetry Resources You Can Use This April! The 50th anniversary of Earth Day takes place on April 22, 2020. Combined with National Poetry Month, April 2020 brings lots of opportunities for interesting and informative student poetry! Attend this session to get some ideas for resources you can use in your library or give to your teachers.

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Jessica Gottlieb

Educational Sales Consultant, Mackin Educational Resources
Librarian supporter and enthusiast!
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Brian Lies

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Donna Cangelosi

Donna Cangelosi splits her time between writing for children and working with them in her private psychology practice. She has written a variety of psychology and counseling-related books addressing the healing powers of art and play. Donna’s debut picture book, FRED’S BEAUTIFUL... Read More →

Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Douglass 5th Floor