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Welcome to the 2nd annual UCA Media and Literacy Conference- this year we are affiliated with UCA College of Education; ACTELA; ALA and ArLA/ArASL

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Tuesday, July 9
 

8:30am CDT

Registration
Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am CDT
Rm 103 University of Central Arkansas; Leadership Studies; Mashburn Hall

9:00am CDT

Object-based Learning – what is it and how can it engage my students?
This session introduces participants to object-based learning, and how it can motivate student research. Object-based learning brings historic objects, art and primary documents into the library and classroom. Specific strategies for analyzing this source material will be presented as well as ideas for student research.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Barnett

Cassandra Barnett

Program Advisor for School Libraries, Arkansas Department of Education
Cassandra Barnett is Program Advisor for School Libraries for the Arkansas Department of Education. She provides professional development, promotes best practices in school library programs, advocates for school libraries within the state, and looks for collaborative opportunities... Read More →

Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

9:00am CDT

The Concept of Digital Citizenship: Effectively Addressing Cyberbullying, Sexting and Online Predators
This presentation provides an in-depth discussion of Digital Citizenship and how it can be used to effectively address cyberbullying, sexting and online predators.

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 233 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

9:00am CDT

Creating Book Access for All Kids
This session is inspired by Colby Sharp and Donalyn Miller's book "Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids!" Children need meaningful, diverse books not only at school but at home too. There is so much research to prove that book access leads to stronger learning outcomes! Come check out some of the ways my community and the communities around us have been getting books into the hands of kids of all ages and even adults!

Speakers
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Lyndsey Laster

Third Grade Teacher, Poyen school district
Third grade teacher at Poyen Elementary, Secretary for the Arkansas Literacy Association, Membership Chair for the Grant County Reading Council.

Sponsors
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ALA

Arkansas Literacy Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

9:00am CDT

ASL Traveler Program
The program will interact with the live website from the ASL. I will provide supplemental handouts.

Speakers
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 106 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  K-12

9:00am CDT

Frankenstein Meets Metal Meets Tech (because who doesn't love a good mashup)
Learn how to create engaging, technology filled lessons that increase student comprehension and analysis of difficult texts using lyrics videos and PlayPosit.

Speakers
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Nancy Spencer

English/Theater, Buffalo Island Central

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

9:00am CDT

Innovative Technology Playground (2 Hour- drop in) *Repeats
Staff members from the UCA Technology Learning Center will host a technology playground where attendees can explore examples of educational technology that are currently being used in K-12 school districts. This will be a hands-on session where stations will be set up for attendees to explore.

Slide deck containing a list of technology, pricing, and resources can be found at bit.ly/UCATech.

Speakers
AH

Ashton Hankins

UCA College of Education

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am CDT
Rm 101 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

How to start and maintain a Library MakerSpace
Makerspaces are all the rage in libraries these days. Are you thinking of starting one, but don't know where to start? Do you have a Makerspace but don't know how to keep it going? I would love to share what I've learned about Makerspaces with you!

Speakers
Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 231 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

Young Adult Conceptual Reading and Writing Units
The Young Adult conceptual unit is an integral part of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith pre-service teacher candidate program. These teacher candidates are challenged to create and present individual and collaborative units featuring Young Adult Literature as an anchor text. During this session the UAFS pre-service teacher candidates and UAFS ETL graduates will showcase their units and share their experiences in creating and teaching these units.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

Skype with an AUTHOR Tracy Holczer
Skype with the author of Everything Else in the Universe and The Secret Hum of a Daisy

Speakers
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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

Arkansas Law for School Libraries
This session will focus on a selection of Arkansas laws, their ramifications for school libraries, and offer strategies for school librarians in balancing these laws and best practices within their own school library programs. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, and given access to an information packet.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Barnett

Cassandra Barnett

Program Advisor for School Libraries, Arkansas Department of Education
Cassandra Barnett is Program Advisor for School Libraries for the Arkansas Department of Education. She provides professional development, promotes best practices in school library programs, advocates for school libraries within the state, and looks for collaborative opportunities... Read More →

Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

Make Your Library A Happenin' Place With MakerSpace *Repeats
This presentation will show the impact a Maker Space has had on the amount of students that visit the library on a daily basis and a list of the most popular Maker Space items from my library will be given.

Speakers
avatar for Latasha Armer

Latasha Armer

Library Media Specialist, Huntsville High School

Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 233 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

Arkansas Teen Book Award
Want to be a Reader for the next award cycle? Recommend books to the committee? Help promote the award in Arkansas libraries and schools? This overview of the Arkansas Teen Book Award provides information on the Award history, timeline, and ways to participate in promotion to students and families.

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ALA

Arkansas Literacy Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

11:10am CDT

Skype with Author Sonia Gensler
Skype with author Sonia Gensler- author of Ghostlight, The Revenant, and The Dark Between

Speakers
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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

11:10am CDT

Amazing Makers: Bringing Picture Book Biographies to Life
Learn about several "Amazing Makers" from visual artists to architects to inventors as we present picture book biographies along with fun and educational extension activities to use across the curriculum.

Speakers
Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 231 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

11:10am CDT

Supporting Students with Dyslexia
Dyslexia and the library

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erin Shaw

Dr. Erin Shaw

Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
Dr. Erin Shaw has served as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of Central Arkansas. She is currently an Assistant Professor for UCA and serves as program coordinator for two UCA graduate programs: 1) the MS Library Media and Information Technologies... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Amy Thompson

Dr. Amy Thompson

Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
I am the Program Director for UCA\\'s Masters in Reading and Dyslexia Endorsements. I teach classes on structured literacy, methods, assessment, intervention, and supervise practicum experiences. I am passionate about helping teachers help struggling readers.

Sponsors
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UCA

UCA College of Education



Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

11:10am CDT

Tech Tools for the Classroom
Come and learn about and experience a variety of tech tools to enliven your instruction. This will be a hands on session and participants will leave with ideas that they can use in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Stallings

Jamie Stallings

EAST Facilitator, Springdale Schools

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

11:10am CDT

Talk, Collaborate, and Listen: Teaching with Collaborative Discussion Techniques  *Repeats
Teaching and giving students the opportunity to collaborate effectively with one another should be a main goal within the classroom. To help facilitate conversations and collaboration amongst students, this session provides tools and resources on the following: Socratic seminars, chat stations, cooperative learning activities, and more. By using these techniques, students will be engaged in meaningful and genuine conversations.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 233 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

11:10am CDT

Bad Boyz Book Club 
Bad Boyz Book Club!!! Learn how a middle school librarian and school resource officer changed the reading culture of middle school young men. 

Speakers
avatar for Ouida Cunningham

Ouida Cunningham

Media Specialist, Wonder Jr. High

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Secondary

12:15pm CDT

Lunch
Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm CDT
TBA University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

1:20pm CDT

Skype with Author Todd Strasser ***Session Repeats Wednesday
Skype with YA Author Todd Strasser- author of Summer of ‘69, The Wave, Fallout, Bootcamp, Help! I’m Trapped in my Teacher’s Body and No Place

Sponsors
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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

1:20pm CDT

Shhhh! It's A Secret...
Want to know a "secret" to helping your students understand phonics? Come learn a brain based approach to traditional phonics instruction. The Secret Stories will have your kids actually engaged in learning by giving logical explanations ("secrets") for letter/sound behaviors in words.

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ALA

Arkansas Literacy Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Rm 106 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

1:20pm CDT

Anthology in the Classroom
Publication of student work fosters an authentic culture of creation–a necessary condition of academia and learning. This session will focus on how you can support your students in contributing to the Arkansas Anthology–the state’s largest collection of student work. You’ll also learn how you can implement anthologies in your classroom.

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  K-12

1:20pm CDT

Booktalks: So Many Books
Participants will be presented booktlaks about recenlty published Middle Grade and Young Adult books. Participants will receive a bibliography of the books presented. This is virtually the same booktalk that was presented at the AAIM 2019 Conference.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Whittingham

Jeff Whittingham

Professor, University of Central Arkansas
Jeff Whittingham is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to UCA, he taught middle grades for thirteen years. His scholarly interest include writing instruction, children's literature, and educational technology.

Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Middle/Secondary
  • Host Organization UCA

1:20pm CDT

Designing Digital and Physical Escapes
You've probably heard of escape rooms and breakouts by now. Join this session for an overview of how to design one of your own that ties to your curriculum. We'll examine some popular online tools and ideas for creating the puzzles and how to collaborate to make this an engaging learning experience!

Speakers
avatar for Jana Dixon

Jana Dixon

Library Media Specialist, Bryant High School
Jana G. Dixon is a graduate of Henderson State University and completed her Master's of Science in Library and Information Studies through Florida State University in 2002.She achieved National Board Certification in Library Media in 2004. She automated the Bismarck Middle School... Read More →

Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

2:25pm CDT

Coding and Story Telling: Love to Code
In this interactive session the participants will learn how to make interactive stories using computer coding. We will use the Love to Code materials and explore how media and story telling can be integrated with computer coding resulting in integrated curriculum.

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  All Audiences
  • Host Organization UCA

2:25pm CDT

TwitterPD: A Personal Learning Network
Push the boundaries of your PLC or PLN with the 24/7 world of social media via Twitter. Whether it is How-To or a weekly chat by grade, subject, or tools/mindset, Twitter is a unique tool for the reflective teacher.

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

2:25pm CDT

Skype with a panel of Authors- Kim Ventrella, Samantha M. Clark, Angie Smibert
Skype with authors Kim Ventrella Author of Skeleton Tree and Bone Hollow; Samantha M. Clark - Author of The Boy, The Boat and The Beast; and Angie Smibert - Author of The Meme Plague, Memento Nora, Bone’s GIft, Lingering Echoes, and Reusable Rockets

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

2:25pm CDT

Curriculum Connections for the Triple S Farm Adventures Children’s Books
Rachel has written several children's books with her grandchildren about animals on the Triple S Farm near Lake DeGray. From habitats to types of farms and the purpose of barns, Rachel's presentations at schools cover all types of curriculum areas. The books are K-4 and great read-alouds. She has handouts for vocabulary,writing prompts, RAFT writing exercises, and Ven diagrams for teachers to use with the books.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Shankles

Rachel Shankles

UCA Practicum Coordinator, University of Central Arkansas
Rachel Shankles served as President of AAIM twice and her high school library won the Outstanding Media Program Award twice while she was LMS at Lakeside High in Hot Springs. She is currently President Elect and 2021 Conference Chair of Arkansas Library Association. Rachel is currently... Read More →

Sponsors
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UCA

UCA College of Education



Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 233 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Elementary
  • Host Organization UCA

2:25pm CDT

Learning...CAFE Style
Participates will learn and provide input for students' learning that involve the acronym CAFE...and use technology, including Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, Blogger, and other apps.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Gillmore

Tammy Gillmore

Public Relations (ALA)/Eng 11 and Oral Com (SHS), Southside High School

Sponsors
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ALA

Arkansas Literacy Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 106 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Middle

3:30pm CDT

Skype with Author Peter Aronson
Skype with the Author Peter Aronson - Books include  Bronislaw Huberman: From Child Prodigy to Hero, the Violinist who saved Jewish Musicians from the Holocaust. and Jeannette Rankin: America’s First Congresswoman 



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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Author
  • Host Organization UCA

3:30pm CDT

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s an advocate!
Is advocacy your kryptonite? Sharing successes, requesting support/funding, and curating a strong library is difficult. You don’t want to brag, but you don’t want to remain silent. Learn how to be your own superhero and advocate for your school library. You are much stronger than you think, trust me.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cooksey

Ashley Cooksey

Director of the Technology Learning Center, University of Central Arkansas
Ashley J. Cooksey is the Director of the Technology Learning Center at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. She is a past president of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA), International Society... Read More →

Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association



Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

3:30pm CDT

Shadows on the Contours of Classification The Metis Challenge to “Ditch” DDC
The Dewey Decimal Classification is being challenged by METIS, a new emerging classification system for K-12 students. METIS is child-centered, visually engaging, and uses whole language labeling, and an alphabetical arrangement.
Many elementary and middle school librarians are adopting this new system.
The key question is: Why did the librarians decide to switch? In particular, why this new system?

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 233 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  K-12
  • Host Organization UCA

3:30pm CDT

Stop, Breathe, and Think
Stop, Breathe, Think (SBT) empowers teachers to help kids discover their superpowers of quiet, focus and peaceful sleep.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Rogers

Suzanne Rogers

District ELA/PD/PR Coordinator, LISA Academy
District Professional development Coordinator, District Public Relations Coordinator, District ELA Coordinator, TPN, TLAG, and cradle United Methodist. https://medium.com/@rogers_31979

Sponsors
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ALA

Arkansas Literacy Association


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  K-12

3:30pm CDT

Curate Test Prep Materials for Your School
Learning Express was the ‘go to’ test prep database in Traveler until fall when it was not renewed. Rachel has found and analyzed many free websites that might meet the ACT and other test preparation needs of your school.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Shankles

Rachel Shankles

UCA Practicum Coordinator, University of Central Arkansas
Rachel Shankles served as President of AAIM twice and her high school library won the Outstanding Media Program Award twice while she was LMS at Lakeside High in Hot Springs. She is currently President Elect and 2021 Conference Chair of Arkansas Library Association. Rachel is currently... Read More →

Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association
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UCA

UCA College of Education



Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Secondary
  • Host Organization UCA
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

8:30am CDT

Registration
Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am CDT
Rm 103 University of Central Arkansas; Leadership Studies; Mashburn Hall

9:00am CDT

S'more Technology to Assist Struggling Learners
Looking for new ways to use technology to assist struggling learners? Need some innovative apps to assess, diagnose, and provide interventions? This session is for you! Bring a mobile device and be ready to find some new tech tools. Feel free to bring your own app idea to share during Appy Hour!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Benson

Tammy Benson

Professor, University of Central Arkansas
All presenters teach reading at UCA and work with children and university students in tutoring experiences for struggling readers. These experiences provide many insights and strategies that can be replicated to improve reading in our state.
avatar for Dr. Amy Thompson

Dr. Amy Thompson

Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
I am the Program Director for UCA\\'s Masters in Reading and Dyslexia Endorsements. I teach classes on structured literacy, methods, assessment, intervention, and supervise practicum experiences. I am passionate about helping teachers help struggling readers.
CV

Crystal Voegele

Clinical Instructor, University of Central Arkansas

Sponsors
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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  All Audiences
  • Host Organization UCA

9:00am CDT

Meet the Author James Babb
Meet Arkansas author James Babb- author of the the Brody Martin trilogy- The Devil's Backbone, The Devil's Trap and The Devil's Den.  He will share his stories but also his journey to becoming an author and writing for reluctant readers. Come see James in person!

Exhibitors
JB

James Babb Author

Author
James is an award winning author and cancer survivor.  He was named Arkansan of the Day by Channel 11 News.  His novel, The Devil’s Backbone was named Independent Book of the Day.  James was invited to speak at the AAIM conference in 2014.  In 2014, he won a Juvenile Fiction... Read More →

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Author
  • Host Organization UCA

9:00am CDT

The Land of Lapbooks: Prescribed multisensory reading experiences for elementary grades
Join us as we create literacy lapbooks together!!!

In this make and take workshop,we will create prescribed lapbooks to target individual student's literacy deficits. We will see many examples and learn about some preservice elementary education students who assessed first graders in southeastern Louisiana in the areas of phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension to inform them as to creating prescribed literacy lapbooks geared for their specific needs.  These preservice teachers then used these lapbooks and tutored these children in their deficit areas.

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Sorbet

Stefanie Sorbet

assistant professor, University of Central Arkansas
Stefanie R. Sorbet, Ed. D., is an assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas in the Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education Department. She currently instructs elementary education teacher candidates in positive classroom environment and guidance and management... Read More →

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UCA

UCA College of Education



Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 233 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

9:00am CDT

Teaching Critical Media Literacy in a Post-Truth Era
Critical media literacy or the ability to critically evaluate the information presented to students is crucial in today's post-truth society. Are teachers aware of and responding to the changes in society?

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 106 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  K-12
  • Host Organization UCA

9:00am CDT

Putting Words Into Motion
Example English and literature assignments include:
1. Interpret a scene from a movie, novel, poem, or play.
2. Summarize and retell a story.
3. Create your own story.
4. Re-enact a short fable, legend, or myth.
Using stop motion video can inspire students to be more creative and use higher levels of thinking with their English or literature products.

Participants will learn how stop motion video can be used to support students’ creative abilities, centered around writing and literature. Participants will gain hands on experience in how this technology allows students to create authentic products, curate their ideas in a visual platform, and collaborate with classmates during this process.
 

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Middle/Secondary
  • Host Organization UCA

9:00am CDT

Xanthar's Guide to Writing: A Teachers Compendium to RPGs and Writing Pedagogy
This presentation examines the intersection between tabletop role-playing games, writing and literature. Specifically it examines the pedagogical benefits of incorporating RPGs into existing English and writing curricula.

Speakers
GB

G. Bret Strauch (Bowers)

Associate Professor, University of Arkansas--Fort Smith

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

Skype with Author Mike Mullin- Q & A Session
Skype with Mike Mullin- Author of the Ashfall Series and Surface Tension - Join the author for a Q&A on his writing journey and books

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Author
  • Host Organization UCA

10:05am CDT

County-wide Reading Initiative
Come hear about how one county has collaborated with the entire community to get everyone reading the same book at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Ronda Hughes

Ronda Hughes

Library Media Specialist, FOUNTAIN LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY
Ronda Hughes has been an educator for 22 years. She was a fifth grade ELA teacher for 14 years and has been a Library Media Specialist for eight years. She works as an LMS at Fountain Lake Middle School in Hot Springs. She has served on the Arkansas Diamond Book Award Committee for... Read More →
avatar for Heather Hughes

Heather Hughes

Library Media Specialist, Lake Hamilton Elementary

Sponsors
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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 106 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

Picture Books and Problem Solving: The Coding Connection
Can picture books teach coding concepts? Absolutely! We will look at picture books that provide a segue into coding. Participants will explore hands-on unplugged coding for beginners. Sequencing, stacks, queues, conditionals, and events will be introduced with a picture book. Participants will extend their coding knowledge with codeSpark Academy!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cooksey

Ashley Cooksey

Director of the Technology Learning Center, University of Central Arkansas
Ashley J. Cooksey is the Director of the Technology Learning Center at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. She is a past president of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA), International Society... Read More →

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Elementary
  • Host Organization UCA

10:05am CDT

Virtual Peer Critiques of Student Spoken Word
The presenters will share a project matching middle school students with teacher candidates. Teacher candidates gave K-12 students feedback on their spoken word serving as a virtual mentor.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Wake

Donna Wake

Associate Dean, University of Central Arkansas

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

Trends in YA Lit - New & Upcoming Titles
The world of Young Adult Lit is always evolving. The trends are not easy to keep up with! This session will help you keep current with discussions of recent & upcoming fiction you don’t want to miss. Join this session for book talks and learn which titles you might want to include in your next book order.

Speakers
avatar for Jana Dixon

Jana Dixon

Library Media Specialist, Bryant High School
Jana G. Dixon is a graduate of Henderson State University and completed her Master's of Science in Library and Information Studies through Florida State University in 2002.She achieved National Board Certification in Library Media in 2004. She automated the Bismarck Middle School... Read More →

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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

10:05am CDT

Technology & Literacy ? *2 Hour

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Dr. Amy Thompson

Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
I am the Program Director for UCA\\'s Masters in Reading and Dyslexia Endorsements. I teach classes on structured literacy, methods, assessment, intervention, and supervise practicum experiences. I am passionate about helping teachers help struggling readers.

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:05am - 12:05pm CDT
Rm 101 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  2 Hour- All Audiences
  • Host Organization UCA

11:10am CDT

Skype with Author Hilary Reyl
Skype with Author Hilary Reyl- she wrote Kids Like Us

From the novelKIDS LIKE USUntil I was eight years old, I called myself ‘you’ because that’s what everyone else called me, and I called other people ‘I’ because that’s what they called themselves. Once I finally learned to read, I was mostly able to get it straight. Still, I can’t get them right when I’m nervous…

KIDS LIKE US is the story of Martin, a teenager on the autism spectrum, who falls for Gilberte-Alice, a ‘normal’ French girl. While spending summer in the French countryside with his mother, Martin mistakes Gilberte for a character in a novel he is obsessed with—Marcel Proust’s masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. He gradually realizes she is not Gilberte, the fantasy girl, but a real person named Alice. Falling in love, in all its unpredictability, teaches Martin that he can in fact connect with others.
Perhaps the line between reality and imagination does not have to be fixed. Hilary Reyl’s writing is sharp, original and brimming with empathy and humor. For those who loved The Curious Incident of the Dog at the Nighttime, and Counting by 7’s.

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Author
  • Host Organization UCA

11:10am CDT

Stop! Collaborate & Listen
Instructional partnerships between teachers and librarians create engaged learners and great class projects. Learn about some of the partnerships that librarians Ronda Hughes and Heather Hughes have had with teachers in their schools.

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Ronda Hughes

Library Media Specialist, FOUNTAIN LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY
Ronda Hughes has been an educator for 22 years. She was a fifth grade ELA teacher for 14 years and has been a Library Media Specialist for eight years. She works as an LMS at Fountain Lake Middle School in Hot Springs. She has served on the Arkansas Diamond Book Award Committee for... Read More →
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Heather Hughes

Library Media Specialist, Lake Hamilton Elementary

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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 106 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

11:10am CDT

Encourage Exploration: Digital Scavenger Hunts for the Library and Literacy Classroom
Are you looking for ways to inspire creative and critical thinking in your students? This session will guide participants through the process of constructing digital scavenger hunts for both the library and the literacy classroom that will encourage students through the process of exploring their environment and engaging with literature.

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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  K-12
  • Host Organization UCA

11:10am CDT

Reading Improvement with Technology
This session will focus on the creation of student-focused reading labs through the use of myON, ReadTheory, CommonLit, or NewsELA.

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Suzanne Rogers

District ELA/PD/PR Coordinator, LISA Academy
District Professional development Coordinator, District Public Relations Coordinator, District ELA Coordinator, TPN, TLAG, and cradle United Methodist. https://medium.com/@rogers_31979

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ALA

Arkansas Literacy Association


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

11:10am CDT

Talk, Collaborate, and Listen: Teaching with Collaborative Discussion Techniques *Repeat
Teaching and giving students the opportunity to collaborate effectively with one another should be a main goal within the classroom. To help facilitate conversations and collaboration amongst students, this session provides tools and resources on the following: Socratic seminars, chat stations, cooperative learning activities, and more. By using these techniques, students will be engaged in meaningful and genuine conversations.

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 233 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

11:10am CDT

Build It, And They Will Come
Hands-on, visual learning is one of the best ways to engage students. Come learn how to facilitate collaboration between the library and other English classrooms to create lessons that not only support ELA Standards but also encourage the love of reading.

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Nikki Aitken

Library Media Specialist, LAKE HAMILTON JR HIGH SCHOOL

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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association



Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

12:15pm CDT

Lunch
Lunch

Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm CDT
TBA University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

1:20pm CDT

Skype with Author Todd Strasser ***Repeat of Tuesday session
Skype with YA Author Todd Strasser- author of Summer of ‘69, The Wave, Fallout, Bootcamp, Help! I’m Trapped in my Teacher’s Body and No Place

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

1:20pm CDT

Simplifying Socratic Seminar
Socratic Seminar tips and tricks to facilitating academic discussion in the face to face or distance learning classroom.

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Cindy Green

Teacher, Virtual Arkansas

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Rm 233 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Secondary

1:20pm CDT

Responding to Apocalyptic Literature through Writing: A Collaborative Experience
Apocalyptic literature encompasses tales of supernaturally inspired cataclysmic events that transpire at the end of the world. It addresses issues of what it means to survive during and after events that ravage life and society; what it means in terms of reconstruction of society, government, culture, etc. as known by the modern human. In this session, we will discuss how using apocalyptic literature as anchor texts supports various genres of writing (narrative, expository, argumentative, research) and promotes an authentic writing experience for the student.

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Janine Chitty

Associate Professor, UAFS

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

1:20pm CDT

Innovative Technology Playground (2 hour drop-in) *Repeat
Staff members from the UCA Technology Learning Center will host a technology playground where attendees can explore examples of educational technology that are currently being used in K-12 school districts. This will be a hands-on session where stations will be set up for attendees to explore.

Slide deck containing a list of technology, pricing, and resources can be found at bit.ly/UCATech.

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Ashton Hankins

UCA College of Education

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:20pm - 3:20pm CDT
Rm 101 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  2 Hour- All Audiences
  • Host Organization UCA

2:25pm CDT

Continued Learning with Twitter and Your PLN
Twitter isn’t just a Social Media tool for you to stalk your fave celebrities. This session highlights how to leverage Twitter to grow your PLN by creating a stellar profile, following peers, and finding Twitter chats! Be sure to bring a device. No Twitter account? We’ll set you up today.

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Ashley Cooksey

Director of the Technology Learning Center, University of Central Arkansas
Ashley J. Cooksey is the Director of the Technology Learning Center at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. She is a past president of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA), International Society... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  All Audiences
  • Host Organization UCA

2:25pm CDT

Curate with LiveBinders!
LiveBinders.com offers a way to curate digital resources in an organized and efficient presentation. These ebinders can be made public or kept private with a passcode. Come learn how to tame your digital resources!

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Karen Haney

Teacher Librarian, Gandy Elementary
I have been a K-5  Library Media Specialist for the last 9 years and previously taught elementary students for 16 years. I enjoy learning about new technology and sharing my love of reading.



Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 233 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

2:25pm CDT

Skype with a panel of 4 Authors
Skype with a panel of 4 authors:
Kim Ventrella - Author of Skeleton Tree and Bone Hollow

David Neilsen - Author of Dr. Fell & the Playground of Doom and Beyond the Doors

Sarah Cannon - Author of Rival Demons, Shadow Demons, Deceiving Darkness, and Beyond the Darkness

Jonathan Rosen - Author of From Sunset Till Sunrise, Rockefeller Caper and Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies


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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Author
  • Host Organization UCA

2:25pm CDT

Creative Ideas for the Classroom Using Adobe Spark
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Donna Wake

Associate Dean, University of Central Arkansas

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Middle/Secondary
  • Host Organization UCA

2:25pm CDT

Podcasts as Texts: An Inquiry Based Exploration of S-Town in Freshman Composition
This session will explore the use of critically acclaimed podcast S-Town with college freshmen as a foundational text to drive critical discussion/analysis, fuel authentic inquiry-based research, and inspire development of multimodal writing, and it will explore general strategies for finding and incorporating podcast content into various classroom settings.

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:25pm - 3:25pm CDT
Rm 106 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

3:30pm CDT

Zooniverse: Teaching using Citizen Science
The Zooniverse creates opportunities for you to unlock answers and contribute to real discoveries. In this interactive session we will explore the Zooniverse and contribute to the collection of real and original discoveries.

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 120 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  All Audiences
  • Host Organization UCA

3:30pm CDT

Skype with the Author: Stephanie Bodeen Q and A
Author Stephanie Bodeen will Skype with us from Wisconsin. She is the author of The Compound and The Raft.

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 234 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Author, Middle/Secondary
  • Host Organization UCA

3:30pm CDT

Night of the Notables
Experience the ideas of renowned educator, Nancy Pollett.  Her work, Research Without Copying, offers methods of teaching students to create an original product from basic research.  Explore how to help students to showcase their learning in a special evening event, Night of the Notables.  This becomes an much anticipated event annually.  See examples of how Parkview High School presents the annual Tales of the Crypt to draw the community into the drama, history and romance of Arkansas history.  

Project Based Research
Teacher will provide research materials, technology, primary and secondary sources, and best research methods for students.
Students will choose a notable to research and create a project, a research paper, a bibliography, a time-line, a Power Point Presentation, and a production for the community.
Objectives/outcomes
Students will learn about the life of a notable person in history.
They will learn how to use primary sources and secondary sources.
They will learn about reliable sources.
They will learn computer safety when doing internet research.
They will learn how to use technology to make a bibliography and time-line.
Students will create a project, a research paper, a bibliography, a time-line, a Power Point presentation, and a production for the community.  

Deborah JonesTalented & Gifted FacilitatorPine Forest Elementary/PCSSD400 Pine Forest DriveMaumelle, AR 72113djones3221@pcssd.org(501)472-3011

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Deborah Jones

Talented and Gifted Facilitator, PCSSD
I love to inspire students. When they walk into my classroom, their eyes get big and I hear wow! I want the learning that goes on in my classroom to be as wondrous and impressive as my natural collections. It is important to catch students interest, to teach them relevant skills... Read More →

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 203 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035

3:30pm CDT

Reaching Beyond the ELA Classroom: Supporting Content Area Teachers in Literacy Instruction
This session will discuss how ELA teachers can reach out to their content area colleagues and help support them in embedding literacy in their classrooms. We will highlight a few easy strategies and discuss how to best approach our colleagues regarding their role in literacy.

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UCA

UCA College of Education


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 106 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035
  Middle/Secondary
  • Host Organization UCA

3:30pm CDT

Let's Talk YA Books!
Let's discuss young adult books our students will actually WANT to read! Participants will be provided with a list as well as a link to the presentation. We will also discuss various ways to stay up to date with the newest & hottest releases.

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ArLA/ArASL

Arkansas Library Association


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rm 204 University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Hall 100. Conway, Arkansas 72035