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

8:00am

Creating a Digital Mindset: CCC! Streaming Media and the Common Core
New Dimension Media proudly presents CCC! Streaming Media, an interactive media-on-demand system that turns any school into a digital 21st century Center for Learning. CCC!’s easy-to-use system allows teachers access to 5,000 educational videos and interactive media, all aligned to the Common Core and streamed them directly into the classroom. The rich content is supported by student activities and teacher’s guides to help reduce the pressure teachers feel about ensuring their students are ready for college and the world of tomorrow. Come see how CCC! can help increase your students engagement and achievement.

Speakers
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Andrea Hodgman

Andrea Hodgman is the director of curriculum and digital learning at New Dimension Media in Chicago, IL. She was a teacher for five years before joining NDM, and within that five years she taught middle and high school, in rural West Virginia and in inner city Chicago, respectively... Read More →

Exhibitors

Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Banyan A Banyan A

10:15am

Baker & Taylor's Axis360 eBook Platform
This session will present a cost saving alternative to Overdrive, and a more robust platform and larger title selection than Follett Shelf. Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 is currently offering over 500,000 eBook titles. Axis 360 gives students the ability to easily borrow and read ebooks in electronic formats that are directly downloaded to computers and mobile devices. Axis 360 works with PCs and Macintosh computers as well as mobile Apple iOS and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets. eBooks on Axis 360 are available for use with the Blio ereader, the multi-function reading application which includes embedded tools such as notetaking and highlighting, online reference source linking, font controls and read-aloud functionality. Blio also offers accessibility features, making it the best available ebook reading experience for students with reading disabilities or sight impairment. In addition to ebooks, Axis 360 also offers digital audiobooks for student borrowing.

Speakers
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Carole Steinmetz

Account Manager for Wisconsin and Iowa, Baker & Taylor
I have been the Wisconsin Account Representative for Baker & Taylor for 14 years. Prior to that, I was the Library Media Specialist for Viroqua Area Schools for grades 5-12 , so I have been associated with School Libraries for the last 25 years. I have a Masters Degree in Educational... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Banyan A Banyan A

2:00pm

Choosing & Managing Your K-12 Digital Resources
The options for purchasing digital resources are changing so rapidly, it’s difficult to keep up with best practices. In this session, Mackin’s digital professional presents a comprehensive management solution and gives you practical tips on how to pick the best ebook model and eresources for your school, save you and your students time, and more in this engaging and timely presentation!


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Banyan A Banyan A

3:15pm

The Power of Digital in the CCSS World
Today's learning environment of one-to-one and BYOD initiatives requires teachers, administrators, library media specialists, and technology integrators to deliver content that supports curricular initiatives in an way that engages digital natives.

Follett Enlight Reader, eBooks, FollettShelf, Destiny Library, Textbook, & Asset Manager, and Aspen Instructional Management System are a strong and reliable foundation for students and staff alike.

Speakers
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Matt Follett

Follett
Matthew Follett is a content consultant for Follett School Solutions. He has lived and worked for Follett in southeast Wisconsin for a decade.


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Banyan A Banyan A

4:30pm

Start Smart with Britannica
Join us to learn about Britannica’s exciting digital resources for classroom
and library use—the products that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on
any device, for a highly affordable price. The ideal tool for supporting the
Common Core Standards and 21st century skill-building, Britannica School
offers the broadest and best real-world, nonfiction content for reading and
research across the content areas. Special features promote differentiation
to reach all students and a specially-designed elementary interface engages
young children in age-appropriate viewing and learning experiences. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Keating

Jennifer Keating

Sr. Education Consultant, Britannica Digital Learning
I started my career in an Elementary classroom in Pontiac, MI. After several years teaching at the Elementary and Middle School levels, I moved to Chicago and took a position in the Professional Development Dept. at Britannica Digital Learning. In my position, I work with the Britannica... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Jennifer Keating

Jennifer Keating

Sr. Education Consultant, Britannica Digital Learning
I started my career in an Elementary classroom in Pontiac, MI. After several years teaching at the Elementary and Middle School levels, I moved to Chicago and took a position in the Professional Development Dept. at Britannica Digital Learning. In my position, I work with the Britannica... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Banyan A Banyan A
 
Tuesday, March 25
 

8:00am

ProQuest Research Companion -- A New Tool for Information Literacy
Where do I start? How do I evaluate sources? What counts as evidence? How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice? . . . Do these questions sound familiar? Come join us to learn about the all-new ProQuest Research Companion, a resource from ProQuest designed to help young researchers learn about how to hone their critical thinking skills and conduct effective research projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Cutler

Jeff Cutler

Training and Consulting Partner, ProQuest
Training and Consulting Partner with ProQuest for K-12, public libraries, and community colleges over western U.S. for 21 years. Ask me about any ProQuest resource.


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Banyan A Banyan A

9:15am

What's New with Follett and Destiny Resource Management Solution
Find out:
• Increased integration with Titlewave®
• Improved eBook experience
• New district Home Page
• New default Material Type icons
• Book cover viewing when checking books in or out
• Additional Resource List functionality
• Improved searching in WebPath Express™ with an easier way to Browse Topics

Speakers
SD

Sean Dunne

For the past 10 years Sean Dunne has been helping districts take control of student resources with the Destiny Solution resulting in significant cost savings and higher performance. His specialties include helping school districts manage library automation, eBooks, digital content... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Banyan A Banyan A

1:15pm

IXL: Changing the way students practice math and ELA skills!
Come learn how IXL is using web-based practice to change the way students and teachers approach math and language arts! Aligned with the Common Core State Standards, IXL engages students with visually stimulating content, interactive problems, and virtual awards. Unlimited computer-generated questions adjust to each student's ability to ensure no repeat problems. IXL’s advanced reporting suite provides powerful tools for teachers to track class performance, determine State Standards readiness, and gain new insights into what their students are learning. Grades Pre-K through High School

Speakers
avatar for IXL Learning

IXL Learning

Booth 45, IXL Learning
Booth:  736IXL’s K-12 personalized learning platform is used by 7 million students. Our comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum adapts to each student and provides guidance that targets777 Mariners Island Blvd, San Mateo CA

Exhibitors
avatar for IXL Learning

IXL Learning

Booth 45, IXL Learning
Booth:  736IXL’s K-12 personalized learning platform is used by 7 million students. Our comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum adapts to each student and provides guidance that targets777 Mariners Island Blvd, San Mateo CA


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Banyan A Banyan A

2:30pm

Explore the New Digital World Book
Learn how World Book Online continues to accommodate the constantly changing needs of librarians. We will explore how World Book's intuitive interface meets curriculum and research needs for librarians, teachers and students. Included will be the newest Wisconsin Academic and Common Core correlated digital products and enhancements.

Speakers
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Michael Kane (World Book Trainer)

World Book Regional Representative, School and Library Division, World Book
Mike has been traveling Wisconsin in the publishing business for many years. Known for wandering into every nook and cranny in the state, he enjoys meeting librarians who share his interest in the world, love of books, and the digital opportunities at our fingertips for exploring... Read More →

Exhibitors
MK

Michael Kane (World Book Trainer)

World Book Regional Representative, School and Library Division, World Book
Mike has been traveling Wisconsin in the publishing business for many years. Known for wandering into every nook and cranny in the state, he enjoys meeting librarians who share his interest in the world, love of books, and the digital opportunities at our fingertips for exploring... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Banyan A Banyan A