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Sunday March 23 - Tuesday March 25  Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Monday, March 24
 

2:00pm

Discover Wisconsin’s Online Library: BadgerLink Redesign
BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides Wisconsin residents access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music.In this session, learn about the newly redesigned BadgerLink interface which includes a responsive design to adapt to any size screen, multiple paths to finding information, and easy to browse layout. Discover activities and learning games, instructional tools, multimedia, and self-guided training. Learn about tips and tricks for navigating the wealth of information at your fingertips!

Speakers
avatar for Kara Ripley

Kara Ripley

Reference and BadgerLink Training Librarian, DPI


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wisteria Wisteria
 
Tuesday, March 25
 

8:00am

The Innovative Librarian: Inquiry Leaders, Jugglers and Problem Solvers
How do you balance constantly changing job descriptions, school needs, innovative leadership opportunities and tight budgets? In a constantly changing profession that requires strong juggling skills we will discuss how to keep the focus on student learning. Using the recently updated model job description we will address the three key areas of building the learning environment, innovative teaching for learning and empowering learning through leadership. We will share and discuss the updated resources developed by the workgroup/panel and feedback from the field. We will also discuss plans to address other related issues such as accountability, assessment, variations in staffing levels and filling open positions.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Acacia Acacia

1:15pm

Docs Rock: Integrating Government Information into the K-12 Curriculum
As educators, you know the value of primary sources. What if we told you that government documents provide a wealth of primary sources that are free, often accessible online, and often appropriate for students of all ages? From digitized speeches, audio, video, and images, to accounts of major historical events, to reliable statistics, and even out-of-the-box lesson plans, government information is an untapped resource in many K-12 classrooms. Join us and we'll demystify government information and you'll leave our session knowing more about how you can integrate these free resources into teaching and learning.

Speakers
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Abby Swanton

Abby Swanton received a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the Wisconsin Document Depository Librarian at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). She lives in the Madison area with her family and is passionate about... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Aralia Aralia

2:30pm

Using Statewide, Online, and Open Education Resources (OER) in the New Digital Era
Having trouble navigating all the available online resources? In this session, learn how to “level up” your instruction with OER, the state's extensive educational resources (made available through BadgerLink), and CommonLinks, the active project to correlate online resources with Academic Standards. We will discuss different licensing and copyright issues related to the type of resource and how all have a place in your instructional repertoire.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction
avatar for Kara Ripley

Kara Ripley

Reference and BadgerLink Training Librarian, DPI

Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Portia Portia