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Above the Rest

AAIM 2012



















Arkansas Association of Instructional Media

41
st

Annual Conference

April 22
-
24, 2012

Rogers Embassy Suites and
John Q. Hammons
Convention Center


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Rogers Embassy Suites and Convention Center
AAIM Officers and Board


President


Jil’Lana Heard

Vice
-
President


Cathy Toney

Past President


Jana Dixon

Secretary


Sara Dickey

Treasurer


Devona Pendergrass

Journal Editor


Lori Bush

Historian


Joyce McCain

Commercial Rep

Sandi Hawkins

Elected Board


Rachel Shankles



Debra Warren




Barbie James




Connie Zimmer

Appointed Board

Dr. Stephanie Huffman




Karen Richardson

Karen Wells



Diane Hughes




Table of Contents

President’s Message



3

Conference Committee


4



Sunday Evening Author Event


4


General Conference Information

5


Schedule at a Glance



6


Keynote Speakers



7

Concurrent Sessions



8
-
31

Conference Presenters


32
-
40

ADE Focus Area
Abbreviations

40

Professional Development Form

41


Convention Center Map


42



AAIM Committee Chairs


AEA Committee


Jana Dixon

Annual Conference


Cathy Toney

Audit Committee


Sara Dickey

Awards



Jacqueline Vergason





Christie

Schade

Constitution



Jan
a Dixon

Election



Dr. Wendy Rickman

Disaster Relief



Danna Williams

Leadership Development


Legislative Committee

Dr. Stephanie Huffman

Long Range Planning


Devona Pendergrass

Membership



Rachel Shankles

Newsletter



Karen Richardson

Nominating



Jana

Dixon

Parliamentarian


Heather Hughes

Professional Materials

Diane Hughes

Publications



Barbie James

Publicity



Brenda Sharpmack

Scholarship



Karen Wells

Judy Pearson

Student Awards Program

Tracy McAllister





Erin Shaw


Student Media Festival

Cheryl Davis

Web Services



Lori Bush





Dr. David Spillers





Rachel Shankles















I want to
express m
y sincere gratitude to
all of the

conference chairs and their committee
members. There is no way that a conference this
size could ever be conducted without volunteers
who are willing to donate time away from their
paying jobs. Thank you again fo
r all your support
and willingness to make AAIM such a successful
organization for our profession.

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Above the Rest: AAIM 2012

Rogers Emba
ssy Suites and Convention Center

Are you ready to soar “
Above the Rest
?” I know that Cathy Toney
and her committee have been preparing a wonderful conference
for us here in beautiful Rog
ers, Arkansas. I know that I always
look forward to AAIM because I love getting together with my
fellow library media specialists to collaborate.

This year’s conference is sure to provide a little something for
everyone. We are so excited to have autho
r, Jackie Mims Hopkins
,

on Sunday evening for a special dinner event. She is the author of
several children’s books that are sure to deligh
t kids

of all ages.
Come and hear

this master storyteller share her own personal
stories and her journey as an auth
or.

We are also thrilled to be able to have Cathy Jo Nelson as our Keynote Speaker. She is a library media specialist
in South Carolina and understands the ups and downs of our profession. I am anxious to see how libraries are
impacting students in he
r state and see what we can take from her sessions to make our Arkansas students climb
to the top.

Finally, it is such a pleasure to be in this beautiful town. The Ozark Mountains have always been a favorite of
mine here in the natural state. It’s going

to be a great conference, with great professional development, in a
fantastic atmosphere … we are truly rising “Above the Rest”!!

Enjoy the conference!

Jil’Lana Heard





Above the Rest: AAIM 2012

Rogers Embassy Suites and Convention Center
Conference Committee Chairs


Authors

Jacqueline Vergason

&




Christie
Schade

Awards

Christie Schade

&




Jacqueline Vergason

Decorations

Tracy McAllister

&





Erin Shaw


Door Prizes

Regina Erwin

&


Anne Stobaugh

Exhibits Chair

Devona Pendergrass

Facilitators

Judy Stewart

Goody Bags

Judy South



On
-
Site Registration

Lori
Bush

Photography


Judy Pearson

Signs



Dana McMahen

Program


Jana Dixon

&

Lori Bush

Registration


Barbie James

&

Karen Richardson

Retirees


Stephanie Huffman

&

Wendy Rickman

Technology


Brenda Sharpmack

Tickets



Karen Wells



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Rogers Embassy Suites and Convention Center
Conference Committee Members


Al Mohammed

Amber Vint

Annette Lemley

Autumn Thetford

Beth Boyce

Betty Patterson

Beverly Bear

Bridget White

Carie O’Banion

Carolyn Brooks

Cassandra Greene


Celeste Ashcraft

Cheryl Davis

Diane Hughes

Donna Horita

Donna Huffman

Donna Pace

Donna Stobaugh

Glenda Jenkins

Hallie Orr

Heather Danner

Jeanna Cook

Jennifer Dowdle

Joyce McCain

Judy Barnett

Judy Pearson

Judy Rogers

Karen Wells

Kathy Stafford

Kathy Tapley

Kristen Pierce

Lisa Kirkwold

Mandy Bennett


Marcia Laner

Melissa Moudy

Marsha Lanier

Nikki Aitken

Quinda Alexander

Rachel Downey

Ra
mona Abernathy

Rebecca Downey

Renee Perry

Sandra Bruner

Sara Dickey

Stephanie Huffman

Stephanie Labert

Susan Lawrence

Tara Herbert

Wendy Rickman








Sunday Evening Dinner
with Jackie Mims Hopkins



















Date: Sunday, April 22,

2012, 6
:00


8:00

p.m.


Place:
Grand Ballroom 6


Purchase
Jackie
’s books before the dinner from


Hawkins
Educational Service,

book vendor
,

in

Grand Ballrooms 1
-
5

from 4:00


5:30;

Autographing session with Jackie Mims Hopkins is immediately following the dinner.




Please complete your session evaluations and turn in to the facilitator at the
end of each session. This helps the presenters to evaluate the session’s
effectiveness and is helpful with planning next year’s conference.

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AAIM 2012


Rogers Embassy Suites and Convention Center
General Conference Information

Name Badges

Your

AAIM c
onference name badge is your personal identification and offic
ial pass to all AAIM sessions and
exhibits. Please wear it at all times. No one will be admitted to the conference sessions without this
identification. Tickets are required for the
Sunday evenin
g dinner
and the
Monday awards luncheon.


Staff
Development Documentation

The Arkansas Department of Education Annual Assurance Confirmation Approval Code for this year’s AAIM
conference
is

#ADE

8771021200000
.

On the last page

o
f this program, there is a professional development
schedule for your conve
nience
to list the sessions you attend. The specific focus a
reas of the sessions
are
documented in the program. You
MUST

sign in at each session in order to receive professional development
credit. The sign
-
in sheets are kept on file by the AAIM organiz
ation as conference documentation. A 50
-
minute session can count as one professional development hour. Professional development cannot be
provided for tim
e spent
with exhibitors

or
at author signings
.


Session Evaluations

Session evaluations will be distributed and collected by the facilitator in each session. We have an excellent
slate of session presenters this year, but they always want to have feedback on their presentation and its
effectiveness for you. Please take t
ime to complete these evaluations and leave them with the session
facilitator.


Conference Evaluations

PLEASE take time to complete the online conference evaluation when you get home. This information is
i
nval
uable in planning the 2013

conference. Your

input is greatly appreciated. The l
ink will be on the AAIM
website and sent out on the AAIM listserv.



Membership Dues

Your AAIM membership is automatically renewed with your conference registration. Your annual membership
runs from conference to conf
erence each year. Please remind your fellow AAIM members who were not able
to attend conference to renew their membership by completing the form and returning it. Encourage other
colleagues who are not AAIM members to join. Consider giving the gift of a
n AAIM membership to a friend.
This is a wonderful way to acknowledge the completion of a degree or welcome a new colleague into the
profession or to your district. All forms are available online at
http://aaim.k12.a
r.us
. Membership benefits
include receiving two journals a year, newsletters, the membership directory, and participation on the
invaluable AAIM listserv.


Clothing

Wear comf
ortable shoes. The
Conv
ention Center is attached to

Embassy Suites, but it can

be a long walk from
one end to the other. Also, please wear layers. Room temperature cannot be controlled.


Cell phones:

Please keep your cell phones off or on vibrate during a
ll sessions and in the exhibits

so that
fellow attendees will not be distr
acted.



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Rogers Embassy Suites and Convention Center
Conference at a Glance


Sunday, April
22



(All conference sessions are in the
Convention Center)

11:00



Registration Opens






12:00


12:50

4

Concurrent Sessions

1:00


1:50


8

Concurrent Sessions

2:00


2:50


8 Concurrent Sessions

3:00


3:50


8

Concurrent Sessions

4:00


5:30

Grand Opening of the Exhibits
and

Presidential Reception

honoring
our AAIM President,
Jil’Lana Heard
………
……
Grand Ballroom
s

1
-
5

6:00


8:00

1
st

General Session with Author


Jackie Mims Hopkins………………………………………………
Grand Ballroom 6



Monday, April
23

7:30

Registration Opens

8:00


8:50

Visit with the Vendors

9:00


10:00

2
nd

General Session with
Cathy Jo Nelson

………………
Grand 7
-
10

10:10



11:00

8

Concurrent Sessions

11:15


12:45

3
rd

General Session
Awards Luncheon

…………………..
Grand Ballroom 6

Greetings from AECT President
,
Dr. Ana Donaldson

12:45


1:15


Visit with the Vendors



1:15



2:05


9

Concurrent Sessions

2:15



3:05

9

Concurrent Sessions

3:15


4:05

9

Concurrent Sessions

4:15


5:15

Refreshments

with the Vendors


Closing of the Exhibits


and Door Prizes
…………………....
.................................Grand Ballrooms 1
-
5

Tuesday, April

24


8:00

Registration Opens

8:30


9:20

9

Concurrent Sessions

9:30


10:20

9

Concurrent Sessions

10:30



11:20

9

Concurrent Sessions

11:30


12:30

4
th

General Session



Closing by keynote

speaker:


Stephen Svetz………
……………………………………………………
Grand 7
-
10


Annual Business Meeting



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Above the Rest: AAIM 2012

Rogers Embassy Suites and
Convention Center

Keynote Speakers

Jackie Mims Hopkins

was born
in
T
yler, Texas
,

but two years later
,

he
r family
moved to
Houston
. She grew up with her family encouraging her to read by joining a children’s book
club. She enjoyed the picture books but she said, “When I was old enough for chapter
books, I couldn’t sit

still long enough to read them
.


When she went
to college and
attended a children’s literature class
,

she fell in love with books and dreamed of becoming
a children’s author. Her favorite part of being an elementary teacher for eleven years was
using literature in her classroom. “The joy that books b
rought to my teaching inspired me to get my master’s degree
and become
an elementary school librarian.”

Jackie is a f
ormer media specialist of

the Cypress
-
Fairbanks Independent
School District in Houston. Check out her website,
www.jackiemimshopkins.com

.

Jackie has written several books.
Joe
Bright and Seven Genre

Dudes

is a Snow White fractured tale of a miffed storyteller named Stella who plots to get rid of
her competition, Joe Bright. But seven literary genre dudes and the king help Joe and Stella live happily ever after.

Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians

is ab
out a little girl named Goldie Socks who finds a storybook cottage. When
she peeks inside, she finds shelves and shelves filled with books. As she searches for one that is just righ
t, and a comfy
place to read it

Mama, Papa, and Baby Libearian discover s
omeone has been in
t
he
i
r house!
The Horned Toad Prince

is
about a spunky cowgirl named Reba Jo who meets her match when she makes a deal with a clever horned toad. This
spicy Southwestern retelling of the classic fairy tale,

The Frog Prince

, is peppere
d with Spanish words and phrase
s
.
Some of her other books are
The Gold Miner’s Daughter: A Melodramatic Fairy Tale, The Three Armadillies Tuff, The
Shelf El
f, The Shelf Elf
Helps Out, and The Shelf Elf Looks It Up.



Cathy Jo Nelson

is
a
25 year veteran educator
and National

Board Certified T
eacher.

She is curre
ntly a library media specialist from
South Carolina. Cathy Jo has presented
at the local, state, and national level.


She is very active in the technology world. She
has a blog "T
echno Tuesday Cathy Nelson’s Professional Thoughts" that was nominated
in 2010 Edublog Awards for "Best Library Blog" and "Best Edtech Support Blog
s."

You
will also find her on Wikispace and Slideshare. Her website is
www.cathyjonelson.com
.


Stephen Svetz

joined the Attorney General’s Office in April of 2001 following a successful
career in law enforcement. He served as the Chief Investigator in the Public Protection
division, handling financial complaints related to credit card fraud and identity theft. I
n
January of 2005 he took on a newly created position as a law education and prevention
instructor and identity theft investigator. He now educates police agencies and the
public on matters of the law, identity theft, current sc
am trends, I
nternet safety,
and
credit card management. Svetz has degrees in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
Administration. He is a certified law enforcement instructor and heads the identity theft
passport program at the Attorney General’s Office.

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Authors

They will be
speaking on Monday, April 23!

Signing in Exhibit

“A
uthor”

area after their session
s
!













1

New or
Returning Members Session

12:00


12:50


Ambassador A

Presenters


Barbie James, Library Media Speciali
st, Forrest City High School;
Karen Richardson, Technology
Coordinator, Murfreesboro School District

Audience


ALL New Members

Facilitator


Karen Wells



This session will introduce you to AAIM's purposes and goals

along with its current officers.

Tips will be given
on how to make the most of your AAIM membership and conference experience
. Door prizes will be giv
en!















ADE Focus Area
s
: ADVL


2

I
ncorporating Geographic Literac
y A
cross the Curriculum

12:00


12:50


Ambassador B

Presenter

Dr.

Nancy P. Gallavan, P
rofessor

of

Teacher E
ducation, University of Central Arkansas

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Tammy Deckard


Where in the world is geography education?!? Today's students need geography more than ever in our
interdependent global society. And you can serve as the navigator! U.S. students need to rise above the rest
with competence
and confidence in their geography literacy. During this session, geographic content, literacy,
integration, resources, and technology will be shared.

ADE Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, INST, ASM, SFCA, EDTY


3


Arkansas Teen Book Award Nominees for 2011
-
2012

12:00



12:50


Ambassador C

Presenter
s


Whitney Ivy, Media Sp
ecialist, Blevins Public School;

Jana Dixon, Media Specialist, Cutter
-
Morning
S
tar School District;
Rachel Shankl
es, Media Specialist,
Lakeside School District

Audience


Secondary


Facilitator


Jeanna Cook

The presenters will be giving book talks about the books that teens will be voting for

this year
. Promotional
materials will be distributed to session attendees.





















AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Concurrent
Sessions 1

12:00


12:50


Celia Anderson

Signing at 4:15
-
4:45


Tammy Carter Bronson

Signing at 3:15
-
3:45

Aaron Conrad

Signing at 2:15
-
2:45

9



4

Audio and Video Tools for an
Interactive Classroom

12:00



12:50


Ambassador D

Presente
r


Anna Lo
ve, Spanish teacher/Technology C
oach, Fort Smith School District

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Samantha Godkin

S
ee demonstrations of free tools teachers and students can use for list
ening and speaking practice. Pr
esenter
will show examples of how these tools are used in her classroom.




ADE Focus Areas:
INST, EDTY








5

iP
ads in the Media Center
*

1:00


1:50


Ambassador

A

Presenter


Teresa Inman,
Media Specialist a
nd Literacy C
oach, Paris School District

Audience:
Secondary



Facilitator


Shannon Bruner

At PHS we have taken many of the philosophies from
the
Schools Without

Walls Conference and the strengths
from the innovative ideas of the iSchools Initiative to incorporate iPads into the classroom to impact student
learning. A collaborative and technological culture will ens
ure a seamless transition into Common C
ore
S
tanda
rds. I want to share with you the blueprints for the successful implementation of iPads in the middle
and high school.









ADE Focus Area
s
: INST, EDTY



6

Web 2.0 Tools for Brainstorming

1:00


1:50


Ambassador B

Presenter



Oretha Fe
rguson,
Teacher and Technology C
oach,

Fort Smith School District

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Linda Neal

This session teaches participants how to use, collaborate, and teach with 2.0 brainstorming tools Mindmeister,
B
ubb.us, Popplet, and Cacoo to
support Common Core.

ADE Focus Area
s
:
INST, EDTY


7

Building a Personal Learning Network Using Twitter

1:00


1:50


Ambassador C

Presente
r


Dr. Michael Mills,
Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning
, University of Central Arkansas

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Cindy Hubbs

Connect and collaborate with other educators by developing a personal learning network (PLN) using Twitter.
Participants will be challenged to rise above the preconceived notions of social media so they can seize on a
powerful, d
ynamic opportunity to be a part of a growing number of educators who want to share resources
and strategies to better themselves and the students they serve. Participants will be provided guidelines and
strategies for making Twitter an active part of their

ongoing professional development.













ADE Focus Area
s
:
ADVL, MNCO, EDTY, BCLC


8

Common Core
Update for Librarians


1:00


1:50


Ambassador D

Presenter


Shirley Fetherolf,

Program Advisor
,

Library Media Services

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Faith Hendricks

Learn

new and relevant to school librarians from the Arkansas Department of Education, including Commo
n
Core i
mplementation and
technology.

ADE Focus Area
s
:
SFCA

* Repeated Session

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Concurrent Sessions 2

1:00


1:50


10









9

Mobile Tools for Teachers' Toolboxes



1:00


1:50


Ambassador E

Presenter


Dr. Clif Mims, P
rofessor

at University of Memphis,

Executive Director of the Martin Institute for
Teaching Excellence

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Amy Woodsmall

More than 5,000 teachers were recently informally surveyed about the mobile technologies and apps
that
they and their students most commonly use. This presentation will provide a hands
-
on introduction to these
t
ools. Strategies for implementation will be shared. Session resources
are
ava
ilable at
http://bit.ly/mims165

.











ADE Focus Area
s
:
INST, EDTY, BCLC


10

Computer Research for Elementary Students

1:00


1
:50


Salon A

&

B

Presenter


Jessica Bilbo, Library Media Specialist, College Hill Elementary International Baccalaureate World
School, Texarkana

Audience


Elementary

Facilitator


Michele Carroll

Can elementary students do online research? You bet! This
presentation will demonstrate the methods and
resources used to teach research to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. Learn how to use collaboration with classroom
teachers to enhance student learning.




ADE Focus Area
s
: INST
, SFCA, EDTY, BCLB


11

Databases for New Users

1:00


1
:50


Salon C, D,
&
E

Presenter


Sara Dickey, Library Media Specialist,
Paragould High School,
Paragould School District

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Kim Simpson

If you have wanted to use the databases provided by the
state but have never done so, this session is for y
ou.
EBSCO, Gale, and World Book

Online will be explored, including the presenter's favorite features. Return to
school with tips for sharing them with students, teachers, staff and parents.















AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, ADVL, EDTY, BCLC,



12

Outstanding Student Media Projects


1
:00


1
:50


Salon F, G,

&
H

Presenter


Cheryl Davis, Library Media Specialist, Jones Elementary, Springdale School District



Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Tracy
McAllister

Outstanding entries from this year's student media festival will be presented along with tips on how to guide
students through the process of creating their own media projects. Time will be given at the end of the session
for questions and answe
rs.








AD
E Focus Area
s
:
EDTY




















A beverage station will be located in the Convention Foy
er
during the day on Sunday for your convenience.

Don’t forget about the Grand Opening of Exhibits along with the Reception
honoring AAIM President Jil’Lana Heard to
day at 4:00
in
Grand 1
-
5



11









13

QR Codes for Everyone
*

2:00


2:50


Ambassador A

Presenter



Rachel Shankles, Library Media Specialist, Lakeside School District

Audience: Secondary


Facilitator


Kristen Pierce

QR codes are the rage right now and if you don't know what one
is
,

then visit this session to f
ind out. They are
everywhere and

can be used in your professional life and in the classroom. Come see how.


AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, INST,

ADVL, EDTY


1
4

Research Now and Research in the Future

2:00


2:50


Ambassador B

Presenters


Dr. Stephanie Huffman, Associate Professor,

University of Central Arkansas;

Dr. Wendy Rickman,
Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas

Audience: ALL




Facilitator


Kathleen Mandy Bennett

This presentation will offer a brief
summary of all the various research studies being conducted at UCA
involving the field of library science, instructional technology, and distance education. The primary purpose of
this prese
ntation is to allow participants

to share their ideas for future
resear
ch studies. What
trends and
issues do practitioners face? What do practitioners value as future research endeavors? This information will
then be shared with UCA facu
lty. Hopefully, this will
lead to collaboration and partnerships for future
rese
arch.




AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, INST, ADVL, SYCP, SFCA, SUP, MNCO, EDTY, PLDS



15

Literacy t
hrough Extending Summer Reading Programs into the School Year *

2:00


2:50


Ambassador C

Presenter


Connie Zimmer, Associate Professor, Arkansas Tech University

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Judy South

This session will focus on literacy efforts and extending the summer reading program into the s
choo
l

y
ear
through the elementary Arkansas State Book Awards. Mrs. Zimmer chairs the state primary book awards
committee, The Arkansas Diamond Award
,

and reads for the Charlie May Simon Award Committee. By
conference time, the reading lists for the 2012
-
13 school year will have been selected by the reading
committees. This conference is one of the first introduct
ions to the new list to be read during the coming
school year
.




























AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, INST


16

Shortcuts to a Cyber Program
*

2:00


2:50


Ambassador D

Presenter
s



Jacqueline Vergason, Library Media Specialist, Benton
Middle

School, Benton School District;

Christie Schade, Library Media Specialist, Benton Jr. High, Benton School District

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Tanya Stewart

With cyber
-
safety being more prevalent than ever before, every school district must have a

cyber
-
safety
curriculum to educate their students, parents, administrators, teachers and community. Let us show you how
we built a cyber
-
safety program, and then tweaked it to provide the essential tools for whichever audience we
were addressing. Topics i
n
clude cyber
-
bullying, sexting, I
nte
rnet predators, cell phone and I
nternet eti
quette,
texting lingo, digital c
itizenship and more. We will share tips, videos, links, as well as our
school district’s
cyber
-
safety w
iki.








AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, ADVL, SUP, EDTY, PAR

* Repeated Session

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Concurrent Sessions 3

2:00


2:50


12



17

eBooks Through the Library

2:00


2
:50


Ambassador E

Presenter



David Eck
ert, Assistant Library Director, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Gaylon Scharbor

This
session will be a basic overview of the different types of eBook formats, some of the different readers
available, and how to access them through the library.










AD
E Focus Area
s
:
BCLC


18

Common Core: A District’s Implementation
*

2:00



2:50


Salon A

&
B



Presenter



D
juna Dudeck, Instructional Technology Specialist, Pulaski County Special School District

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Lynette Thetford

In this session
,

we will examine Pulaski County Special School District's implementation of Common Core in
grades
K
-
2 and the plan for implementation in
grades
3
-
8. PCSSD has developed a wiki for their teachers to
use with Common Core. The goal for this session is to sh
are PCSSD's Common Core resources and discuss
other districts' implementation plans.

ADE Focus Ar
eas: CK
-
12


19

Spotl
ight on the Media Center: Show Them What You’ve Got!

2:00


2:50


Salon C, D,
&
E

Presenter


Sandra Peel, Media Specialist, Russellville
School District

Audience


Elementary

Facilitator


Carrie Reece

Show how the media center is important to the whole school by involving students, teachers, staff, parents
and community. Good PR is essential to spotlighting wha
t's happening in the
library: literacy weeks, r
e
aders’
theaters, parent nights, r
ea
ding clubs, contests, bulletin b
oards, and more.













AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, INST, ADVL, EDTY, PAR, BCLC


20

Traveler 2012*

2:00
-
2:50


Salon F, G,
&
H

Presenter
s



Sally Hawkes, Manager

of Network Services, Arkansas State Library

Audience: ALL


Facilitator


Fran Strawn

Review of the 2012/2013 Traveler subscription.








AD
E Focus Area
s
:
EDTY








21


AASL
Standards for the 21
st

Century Library Media Specialist

3:00

3
:50


Ambassador A

Presenter



Dr. Jud Copeland, Associate Professor, University of Central Arkansas


Audience: ALL


Facilitator


Erin Shaw

The American Association of School Librarians
(AASL) adopted a new set of standards

for ALA/AASL
accreditation in
fall

2010. The standards focus on four specific areas of skills, resources, and tools to support
learners’ ability to think critically, make informed decisions, and to gain and share new knowledge. School
library media specialists play a pivotal role in partne
ring with teachers to effectively meet the expectations of
these particular initiatives. This presentation will address the challenges school library media specialists face in
this dynamic context.













AD
E Focus Area
s
:
INST, SFC
A

* Repeated Session


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Concurrent Sessions 4

3:00


3:50


13



22

Free Software

3:00


3
:50


Ambassador B

Presenter



Dr.
Gordon Sutherlin, Professor of Education, Harding University

Audience:
ALL



Facilitator


Beverly Williams

As we become m
ore dependent on the cloud (web
-
based resources)
,

there is always danger of not having
access at

a

time critical to our lesson. There are free software resources you can download to your computer
to use

as primary or back up to cloud
-
bas
ed resources enabling us to soar

above the rest.

AD
E Focus Area
s
:
EDTY


23

Using Twitter



3:00


3
:50


Ambassador C

Presenter



Jana Dixon, Library Media Specialist, Cutter Morning Star School District


Audience:
ALL



Facilitator


Connie Toney

Want to learn to tweet? Discover the ins and outs of Twitter, using hash
tags, and how Twitter can be used to
enhance your professional development and personal learning. Learn how Twitter can be incorporated into
the classroom too!










AD
E Focus Area
s
:
EDTY, BCLC



2
4

Notable Books for a Global Society & More:
Advancing the Social Justice Focus

3:00


3
:50


Ambassador D

Presenter

Mary Ellen Oslick, Assistant Professor, Literacy/Reading, University of Central Arkansas

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Regina Erwin


Using the 2011 Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS) as a
spring
board, I provide details of recently
published literature for the past and current school years. I will provide participants with a detailed handout of
the books so they can share with the

purchasing department in their schools and/or with others who can help
them secure grants for purchasing new materials. On the handout, they also have blank spaces where they
can jot down important details/information as I book talk the titles. I bring in

samples of the book titles and do
book talks of the books.












ADE Focus Areas: CK
-
12, ADVL



25

Using Accelerated Reading to Motivate, Not Alienate Students

3:00


3:50


Ambassador E

Presenter


Debbie King, Library Media Specialist, Glen
Rose Elementary

Audience


Elementary

Facilitator


Melissa Wilson

This presentation is a sharing of my ideas and what I do in my library with Accelerated Reading. I will share
how I incorporate my rewards, etc. with my theme each year. I would love to
have some sharing time also to
hear what other media specialists are doing.






AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, EDTY


26

Arkansas History Hub: Above the Rest*

3:00


3:50


Salon
A &
B

Presenter


Dr. Kay Bland, K
-
12 Education Coordinator, Butler Center
for Arkansas Studies

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Judy Stewart

Learn how you can be above the rest and show your teachers how they can fin
d resources for their Arkansas
h
istory teaching needs. Resources

have been compiled on one user
-
friendly site at
www.arhistoryhub.com!
Educators who choose to create profiles on the Hub may participate in professional learning commun
ities
related to Arkansas h
istory and can bookmark resources to their profiles.





AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, INST, EDTY

* Repeated
Session

14




27

Remodeled

and
A
dded
a Coffee House:
Tips, Tidbits, and Lessons L
earned

3:00


3:50


Salon F, G, & H

Presenter


Lin Hatch, Library Media Specialist,

Pocahontas High School,

Pocahontas School District

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Kristy
Bentley

The Pocahontas High School l
ibrary was remodeled this year

and a coffee house added.
This is a full
-
time,
every day
coffee house from which both hot and cold drinks are sold. Vendor choices, policies, procedures,
pictures, and more will be shared.




AD
E Focus Area
s
:
INST, ADVL, BCLC



28

New Trails Lea
d

to New Discoveries*

3:00


3:50


Salon C, D,
&
E

Presenter


Teresa Knapp Gordon, Library Media Specialist, Jefferson Elementary School, Little Rock School
District

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Anita Toney

This session will focus on
how to change your media p
rogram into one that embraces past ideals, while
incorporating new ideas to become an integral part of the collaborative school community. I will share what
I've learned, what I've done and

what I still plan to do.



AD
E Focus Area
s
:
INST, ADVL, EDTY, BCLC





















29


General Session 1:
The Goldie Socks Strategy

(Ticket Required)

6:00


8:00



Grand Ballroom 6

Presenter


Jackie Mims Hopkins
, Author

Audience: ALL









Author Jackie Mims Hopkins

will share her book,
Goldie Socks a
nd The Three Libearians
. During
the
presentation, she will provide strategies that will encourage fun i
n the library. Through a Power
Point
presentation and storytelling, Jackie will offer creative ideas and techniques to invigorate your library
program.

Jackie will autograph her books
after the session.



















ADE Focus Areas: INST

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Presidential Reception

Grand Ballroom 1
-
5 4:00


5:30


Sunday, April 22, 2012

First General Session

Grand Ballroom 6

6:00


8:00


Many thanks to all our vendors for exhibiting with us!


Please visit the vendors throughout the Presidential Reception and during the day
on
Monday to

express your thanks for their support of our conference.

15




Start Monday, April 23, 2012 with

A visit with the Vendors!

8:00
-
8:50










30

General Session 2:

Harnessing the Tools for
Engaged Learning


9:00


10:00



Grand 7
-
10

Presente
r



Cathy Jo Nelson, Library Media Specialist, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Audience: ALL



Facilitator



Judy Stewart

Join Cathy Jo Nelson as she outlines some of her favorite tools and their
application
s

in an educational setting.
Cathy Jo promises to motivat
e you to learn about new tools
and add to your teacher toolbox as you take from
the presentation ideas for immediate application in y
our teaching context. Best, a
byproduct
,

will surely b
e
engagement
--
your own and that of your students.



ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, INST, SYCP








31

It R
eally IS the
End of the World as We Know It: How We Incorporate Technology in Our S
chool


10:10


11:00


Ambassador A

Presenter
s



Jill Weir, Library Medi
a Specialist, Cabot High School;

Shannon Southard, Library Medi
a Specialist,
Cabot High School;

Christy Rogers, Mathematics Instructor, Cabot High School

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Ramona Abernathy

Learn h
ow Cabot High School's Media Specialists and teachers incorporate technology in their classrooms via
iPads, cell phones, and teacher technology training.













ADE Focus Areas:
EDTY, BCLC


32

Joe Bright and the Seven
Genre Du
d
es

10:10


11:00


Grand 7
-
10

Presenter


Jackie Mims Hopkins, Author

Audience:
Elementary

Facilitator


Teresa Knapp Gordon

Join author, Jackie Mims Hopkins, as she shares her fr
actured fairy tale,
Joe Bright and t
he Seven Genre Dudes
.
Jackie
will provide book suggestions for each of the seven genres represented in her book.

Jackie will
autograph her books in the exhibits “author” area from 12:45
-
1:15.


















ADE Focus Areas:
INST


Monday, April 23, 2012

General Session 2

9:00

10:00


Monday, April 23, 2012

Concurrent Sessions 5

10:10

11:00


16



33

Setting u
p a Tech Tuesday Program


10:10


11:00


Ambassador B



Presenter
s



Rachel Shankles, Library Media Specialist, Lakeside
High School, Lakeside
School District
; Stony
Evans,

Library Media Specialist, Lakeside Jr
.

High School, Lakeside School District


Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Carolyn Brooks

Rachel will explain how tech elements will

be important to implement the Common Core S
tandards in all
grades. She will talk about the Tech Tuesday program she and Stony Evans set up for Lakeside School District
last year and continued into this year, its s
uccess, and how it is set up. Especially important is how to keep this
extra work from wearing you
out; shortcuts using wikis and G
oogle docs to make extra work easier to handle

will be shared
.













AD
E Focus Area
s
: INST, EDTY









34

Time Demands on Librarians: The Statewide Study

10:10


11:0
0


Ambassador C

Presenters


Dr. Sid Womack, Professor Secondary Educ
ation, Arkansas Tech University;

Dr. Shellie Hanna,
Assistant

Professor Health and Physical E
duc
ation, Arkansas Tech University;

Dr. Kerry Roberts,

Assistant
Professor of Educational L
eadership at Step
hen F. Austin University in Nacog
doches,

Texas;

Karen Womack,
retired Library Media Specialist

Audience:
ALL



Facilitator


LaQuinda Alexander
-
To
ney

Data was

collected in November 2011 from a stratified sample of 15 small, medium
-
sized, and large school
districts in Arkansas. 485 participants were asked to report information about the previous week’s number of
hours worked, mon
ey contributed to their school and
the contributions of significant others at home.
Arkansas library media specialists are hard
-
working, benevolent professionals, as these data show. Qualitative
data from Arkansas librarians offer suggestions about effec
tive time management as well as other suggestions
for greater effectiveness.








ADE Focus Areas:
ADVL, SYCP, SFCA, BCLC


3
5

Googlicious: Are
Y
ou Gaga for Google?


10:10


11:00


Ambassador D

Presenter


Kari Hale, Instructional Technology Specialist,

Bentonville School District

Audience: ALL




Facilitator


David Eckert

We all know that Google is a great search engine. However, did you know there are almost 200 Google Tools
that exist as well? This class will explore different Google tools and di
scuss their impact on the 21st Century
Classroom. (Google art projects, li
t trips, teachparentstech, and
Google from A to Z
)





ADE Focus Areas:
EDTY










Remember to SIGN in at each session you attend!

Your signature is the only proof accepted by the State Department of
Education as verifi
cation of your attendance. The professional d
evelopment
sheet is provided for your personal records.

A $100 bill will be given away at each of the general sessions
and at the closing of the exhibits.

You must be present to win!

17



36

Rock Your Students’

Education with Technology!

10:10


11:00


Salon A

&
B

Presenter


Tammy Cline, Instructional
Technology Specialist, Bentonville Public Schools

Audience:
Middle



Facilitator


Jessica Bilbo

This session is filled with exciting and innovative ways to capture the attention of today’s digital learners.
Project
-
based learning ideas using Web 2.0 tools such as VoiceThread, Animoto, Blabberize, Little Bird Tales,
and more!

ADE Focus Areas:
EDTY


3
7

Rock Your World with Pebble Go!!


10:10


11:00


Salon C, D,
&
E

Presenters


Sandi Hawkins, Publisher R
ep
,
Hawkins

Educational Services
;

Larry Hawkins, Publisher R
ep,
Hawkins

Educational Services

Audience:
Elementary


Facilitator


Kim Hackett

Learn about
Emer
gent Reader Research Solutions!
"Specifically designed to meet the needs of preK
-
3
researchers,

Pebble Go databases support literac
y and build a foundation for a
lifetime of learning
.





ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, ASM, SFCA, EDTY, BCLC



38

Poetry, Music, and Reaching Students
t
hrough

Song

10:10


11:00


Sa
lon F, G,
&
H

Presenter


Anne Canada, Library Media Specialist, Paris School District

Audience:
Middle



Facilitator



Beverly Bear

Just the word "poetry" elicits strong feelings from

students, often negative, and
especially
with
boys. This can
change when you use music lyrics as the vehic
le to discuss poetic devices to slam
-
dunk your point. B
ring in a
singer/songwriter to work with kids.
T
his session explains how to fi
nd an artist,
prepare students
for such an
event, and how to go about maximizing the experience. YOU can make poetry ROCK!















ADE Focus Areas:
INST, SFCA, BCLC











39

General

Session 3: Annual Awards Luncheon

11:15


12:45


Grand Ballroom 6

Presenter
s



Dr. Ana Donaldson, AECT President; Jacqueline Vergason and Christie Schade, Awards Chairs;
Karen Wells

and Judy Pearson, Scholarship C
hairs; and Jil’Lana

Heard, AAIM President

Audience


ALL

Join us as Dr. Ana Donaldson, President of AECT, brings an update on our parent organization and the
happenings at the national level, as well as honor our award winners. Be a part of this amazing collaborative
learni
ng community.








ADE Focus Areas:
ADVL, BCLC




Monday, April 23, 2012

Awards Luncheon

Grand Ballroom 6

11:15

12:4
5


18



Visit with the Vendors

12:45
-
1:15










40

The Making of a
n Author

1:15


2:05


Ambassador A

Presenter


Aaron Conrad, Eleven year old
author

Audience:
ALL



Facilitator


Roberta Youngblood

What do Criminal Minds, a summer assignment to practice handwriting, and a fourth grader's "I bet I can do
that" attitude produce? Why, MURDER IN THE BOOKSTORE, of course. Aaron Conrad spent part of

his fourth
grade summer writing a mystery, with inspiration coming from all dir
ections, including television,
a NYT best
-
selling author, and a bookstore's display using yellow 'po
lice' tape.
When he saw a chance to use that book to
help a friend, he jumpe
d at it. The result is a fabulous story
-

not just the finished mystery, but the magica
l tale
about kids helping kids
and teaching adults. With the help of many people, Aaron sold his book in all fifty
states and several countries, and gave the proceeds to

a school
mate to help pay medical bills.
The Making of
an Author will take the audience through

Aaron's adventure in writing
from those first brainstorming days
,

to
the great effort it took him to get his ideas written
,

to his decision to use his book to
help someone else. Learn
Aaron's story and use it to

motivate your students to jump
start their own writing adventures!



ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, BCLC


41

Taking Booktalks to New Heights


1:
15


2:05


Ambassador
B

Presenter


Dr. Jeff Whittingham,
Associate P
rofessor, University of Central Arkansas

Audience:
ALL




Facilitator


Robyn Dodson

This session will present a presenter
-
developed template for performing an informative book talk. The
presenter will also model booktalks

of his favorite new books from the past year.

















ADE Focus Areas:

CK
-
12, INST









42

Smorgasbord

of Educational Websites

1:15


2:05


Ambassador C

Presenter
s



Barbie James, Library Media Specialist, Forrest City High School, Forrest City School District; Karen
Richardson, Technology Coordinator, South Pike County School District

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Vickie Young


This session will present helpful free websites and resources for library media specialists and educators.
Handouts will be given with a listing
of the sites
discussed. Come prepared to share your own favorite sites.














ADE Focus Areas:
EDTY

Congratulations to our AAIM Award Winners!

AAIM Members


Begin thinking now about someone to
nominate for an AAIM award next year!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Concurrent Sessions 6

1:15
-
2:05

19



43

Increasing Student Engagement with BYOT

1:15


2:05


Ambassador D

Presenter


Dr. Michael Mills, Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas


Audience:
Secondary




Facilitator


Rebecca Downey

As districts begin

to loosen their mobile device use policies, teachers are scrambling to understand how to
integrate mobile phones and other Internet
-
capable devices in a productive way that doesn’t result in
classroom chaos. Participants will be given strategies and guida
nce on implementing a Bring Your Own
Technology (BYOT) policy in which educators encourage students to use mobile devices in the classroom to
engage students and increase their multiple literacy skills. Special focus will be given to addressing the “digita
l
divide” and its potential effect on BYOT policies.





















ADE Focus Areas:
SYCP, EDTY, BCLC




44

Follett eBooks and

FollettShelf
*

1:15


2:05


Ambassador E

Presenter


Valerie Brasseale,
Account Manager,
Follett Library Resources

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Jennifer Dowdle

Learn how to incorporate eB
ooks into your Library Media Program throu
gh the FollettShelf
and

Follett
eB
ooks! You will engage students and collaborate with teachers while supporting 21
st

Century Learning
Initiatives.












ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12,
SFCA, EDTY, BCLC










45

New Release Books Your Students Will
Love

1:15


2:05


Salon
A &
B

Presenter
s



Leslie Bermel, Professional Development Specialist,

Junior Library Guild

Audience


Secondary


Facilitator


Vicki Brown

Thousands of children's books are released each year; which do you choose? This booktalk

highlights some of
my new favorites among this season’s outstanding new

or soon
-
to
-
be released titles
(spring and s
ummer). The
talk will include discussion of possible classroom uses, target audience, and why these particular books are so
appealing. Parti
cipants will have access to personally review the titles discussed and will leave the session with
a detailed ha
nd
out. There will be publisher
supplied giveaways and drawings for free books.













AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12




46

Access My Library: iP
ad and Cell Phone Apps for
Y
our Library

1:15

2:05


Grand 7
-
10

Presenter


Rachel Shankles, Library Media Specialist, Lakeside High School, Lakeside School District

Audience:
Secondary


Facilitator


Sherma Dicus

You can access many of our free Traveler databases using apps on the
iPad

or apps on Droids or IOS cell
phones. Rachel will give directions on how to utilize this to get everyone on board for primary source
documents in research rather than 'googling' all
their research.













ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, INST, SFCA, EDTY

* Repeated Sessi
o
n


A beverage station will be located in the Convention Foyer during
the day on Monday for your convenience.


20



47

Common Core: A District’s Implementation*

1:15



2:05


Salon C, D,

&
E

Presenter
s



Djuna Dudeck, Instructional Technology Specialist, Pulaski County
Special School District


Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Jana Dutton

In this session we will examine Pulaski County Special School District's implementation of Common Core in K
-
2
and the plan for implementation in 3
-
8. PCSSD has developed a wiki for
their teachers to use with Common
Core. The goal for this session is to share PCSSD's Common Core resources and discuss other districts'
implementation plans.





ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12


48

Your World Book Online

1:
15


2:05


Salon F, G,
&
H

Presenter


Jon Gregory, Regional Sales Vice
-
President, World Book

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Lisa Huelle

Arkansas Traveler has selected World Book Online to be included
in the

offered databases. If you think you
know World Book, think aga
in! We will
explore the database

Early World of Learning to Advanced and give
you ways to engage your students and staff. This is not the old green and cream set on B
ill Cosby's (and every
other 70s & 80
s TV show) shelf.

ADE Focus Areas:

CK
-
12, EDTY








49

Learn360:
Your Choice for Streaming Media

2:15


3:05


Ambassador A

Presenter



Steve Kindel, Sales Manager, Aim Education

Audience: ALL



Facilitator



Diane Hughes

Learn360, by Aim Education and Sunburst Visual Media, enables users to stream and download the industry’s
most up to date collection of videos, video clips, and audio programs. You will find an image library, speeches,
and
newsreels, including 25,000 artic
les from Encyclopedia Britannica. Teachers can sea
rch via keyword
search, subject, Arkansas State S
tandard or Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills. The library
contains over 9,300 full videos from over 70 publishers including content from Histor
y Channel, PBS, National
Geographic, Weston Woods, Sunburst, WGBH, and more.

Access and manage media rich content in your
classroom, and expand the walls of the classroom. Access Lear
n360 from home or anywhere the I
nternet is
available. Learn how to creat
e playlists, slide shows, assignments and quizzes. Upload and share documents
and presentations with groups of users. Learn360 is cost effective for Arkansas schools.







ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, EDTY


50

Crafting an Award
-
W
inning Picture Book

2:15


3:05


Ambassador B

Presenter


Tammy Carter Bronson, A
uthor

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Mary Woodruff

Arkansas author and illustrator Tammy Carter Bronson demonstrates how she utilized the library to craft the
idea, write the story, and create the art for h
er award
-
winning picture book,
Sea Horse, run!.

By the time the
session is over, you may be inspired to create a picture book, too.

ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12


* Repeated Session

Monday, April
23, 2012

Concurrent Sessions 7

2:15
-
3:05

21



51

“Above the Rest” with Voice Thread

2:
15


3:05


Ambassador C

Presenter


Dr. Haihong (Helen) Hu, Assistant Professor,
University of Central Arkansas

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Tina Lamirand

Want to stay “above the rest” in technology and instructional media?

Voice Thread is a Web 2.0 tool that can
be used for teaching arts, foreign languages, diverse cultures, collab
orative writing, multimedia design and
development, and so on. It is valuable for creating book reviews, fostering global conversation, conducting
peer reviews, and sharing creative products. This tool is exceptional in that it allows you to connect the vi
suals
with the audio and text formats of media and communication. Voice Thread is a fantastic interactive yet
secure instrument that can augment our 21st century learning experience represented by critical thinking,
problem solving, collaboration and crea
tivity. It may be one of the “right balloons”
to help us rise “Above the
Rest
.















ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, EDTY, INST, BCLC


52

Deploying i
Devices

2:
15


3:05


Ambassador D

P
resenter


Danna Williams, Instructional Tech/Curriculum
Specialist, Nettleton School District

Audience:
ALL




Facilitator


Niane McMillan

Learn how to deploy and support iOS devices in an education environment.

This workshop is designed for
those responsible for the deployment of iOS devices, from IT leader
ship to
implementers

and facilitators. It
highlights best practices and considerations relevant to deploying and supporting iOS devices in education
environments.













ADE Focus Areas:
EDTY


53

New Release Books Your Students Will Love

2:
15


3:05


Salon A & B

Presenter


Leslie Bermel, Professional Development Specialist, Junior Library Guild

Audience


Elementary

Facilitator


Marsha Hamm

Thousands of children's books are released each year; which do you choose? This booktalk highlights some of
my new favorites among this season’s outstanding new or soon
-
to
-
be released titles
(Spring and Summer).
The talk will include discussion of possible classroom uses, target audience, and why these particular books
are so appealing. Participants will have ac
cess to personally review the titles discussed and will leave the
session with a detailed hand out. There will be publisher supplied giveaways and drawings for free books.













ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12



54

Literacy through Extending Summer
Readings into the School Year*

2:15


3:05


Salon C, D, & E

Prese
nter


Connie Zimmer, Associate Professor, Arkansas Tech University

Audience:
ALL




Facilitator


Gordon Sutherlin

Literacy Efforts and Extending the Summer Reading Program into the Schoo
l

Year through the elementary
Arkansas State Book Awards. Mrs. Zimmer chairs the state primary book awards committee, The Arkansas
Diamond Award and reads for the Charlie May Simon Award Committee. By conference time, the reading lists
for the 2012
-
13 sch
ool year will have been selected by the reading committees. This conference is one of the
first introductions to the new list to be read during the coming school year.














ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, INST





Thanks to all of our exhibitors
for their support of our
conference. We appreciate you and your support of AAIM!


22



55

Follett eBooks and

FollettShelf*

2:
15


3:05


Ambassador E


Presenter


Valerie Brasseale, Account Manager, Follett Library Resources

Audience

ALL



Facilitator


Dena Meriweather

Learn how to incorporate eB
ooks into your library media p
rogram throu
gh the FollettShelf & Follett eB
ooks!
You will engage students and collaborate wit
h teachers while supporting 21st

Century Learning Initiatives.












ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, SFCA, EDTY, BCLC










56

Meet Arkansas Teen Book Award Author Lauren Kate

2:
15


3:05



Grand 7
-
10

Presenter


Jana Dixon, Library Media Specialist, Cotter
-
Morning Star School District

Audience:
Secondary


Facilitator


Karen Wells

Join us as we Skype with the Arkansas

Teen Book Award Honor Winner, a
uthor Lauren Kate. Lauren has
written the popular series
Fallen
.

ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12



57

iPads
-
Enough Said!

2:
15


3:05


Salon F, G, & H


Presenter



Dee Thomas,
Instructional Technology Specialist, Bentonville School District

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Judy Stewart

It is TAP TAP madness! This tool has the potential to change the face of teaching and learning. Bring your iPad
and explore a world of digital adve
nture. This session will dig into iPad basics to discover some quick tips,
convenient shortcuts and hidden features.








ADE Focus Areas:
EDTY









58

GAMETIME: Gaining A Meaningful Education
to Insure Maximum Elevation

3:15



4:05



Ambassador A

Presenter


Celia Anderson, author

Audience:
Secondary


Facilitator


Donna Huffman

Come hear Celia’s o
riginal presentation that’s guaranteed to motivate your students. Coupled with an author
signing, this presentati
on is the perfect event to jump
start students to thinking clearly about life and choices.
For this school wide presentation entitled
GAMETIME, Gaining
a Meaningful Education t
o Insure Maximum

Elevation
, Celia has married her love for basketball and education. This is an auditorium style presentation
that includes humor and the classic use of motivational tools. She uses examples from her own life to get
students to get SERIOUS about their future. She sp
eaks to students on their level, and then creates a want
for
them to elevate themselves “t
o get off the bench and get in the game of life!” This presentation will not be
less than 45 minutes and will not exceed 1 hour. It is also followed by a book signing

and a Saturday
TeleSeminar follow
-
up for serious students.












ADE Focus Areas:
ADVL, MNCO

* Repeated Session



Monday, April 23, 2012

Concurrent Sessions 8

3:15
-
4:05

23



59

Above the Rest: Your Destiny and Beyond!

3:15


4:05



Ambassador B

Presenter
s



Ann Miles, Sales E
xe
cutive, Follett; Jim

McDonald, T
echnical
C
onsultant, Follett

Au
dience: ALL



Facilitator


Cissy Lindley

Destiny Library Manager reaches beyond your library walls, opening exciting pathways for curriculum
collaboration to broaden the educational experience for students in ev
ery grade level. Destiny Library
Manager is designed to create a flexible, centralized library automation system that will grow and evolve along
with the scope of your district
.



ADE Focus
Areas:
CK
-
12, INST, ASM, ADVL, SYCP, SFCA, EDTY



60

Easy eBooks for Every Educator

3:15



4:05


Ambassador C

Presenter


Becky Henry,
Britan
n
ica

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Kathy McCurry

Get new ideas from Britannica Digital Learning
for interactive whiteboards, differentiated instruction, eBooks,
and more. Elementary educators are encouraged to attend


hear the new Read Aloud feature! New features
support standards for reading, math, geography, history, and science, including thous
ands of student activities
and teacher resources. All schools in Arkansas receive Britannica Online free, thanks to ADE and Traveler
.











ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, INST,
SFCA



61

Library Stew

3:
15



4:05


Ambassador D

Presenter
s



Annette Lemley
, Library Media Specialist, Pottsville K
-
3 campus, Pottsville School District; Melissa
Moudy, Pottsville 4
-
6 campus, Pottsville School District; Donna Stobaugh, Pottsville 7
-
9 campus, Pottsville
School District

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Dr. Michael

Mills

Come hear about the mix of "
ingredients
" these three librarians use to make their libraries fun and exciting.
Learn about their award
-
winning book fairs, reading themes, literacy nights, and their use of technology.












ADE Focus Areas:
AD
VL, EDTY, PAR








62

Technology U
sed to Support K
-
12 Student Literacy Development*


3:
15



4:05


Ambassador E

Presenter
s



Donna Wake,
Assistant P
rofessor, University of Central Arkansas; Dr. Jeff Whittingham,
Associate
P
rofessor, University of Central Arkansas

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Sandra Mitchell

This presentation explores technologies used to support K
-
12 student literacy development. Tec
hnologies
include broad
-
based applications (blogs, wikis, podcasts, digital storytelling) as well
as more specific
applications (Prezi, G
logs
ter, V
oiceT
hread). The presenters will review the various technologies to address
how each technology works and ho
w

it can be used to support K
-
12 student literacy development.
















AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, EDTY

* Repeated Session



Join us for the closing of e
xhibits

in Grand Ballroom 1
-
5
for

door prizes and r
efreshments
!

24



63

Resources for Library Media and School Counselors

3:
15


4:05


Salon A & B

Presenters



Dr. Abby Hallford, Assistant

Professor, University of Central Arkansas; Dr. Wendy Rickman,
Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas


Audience:
ALL




Facilitator


Lin Hatch

Leadership and collaboration between school counselors and media specialists can provide
greater resources
for the entire school community. This presentation features info
rmation gathered from Arkansas l
ib
r
ary Media
specialists and school c
ounselors about the literature they recommend responding to typical student
problems encountered in schoo
ls today. These recommendations on literature may be a starting point for
gathering more information on resources for practicing education professionals.





AD
E Focus Area
s
:
ADVL, BCLC


64

Why Does that Principal Keep Popping My Balloons?

3:15



4:05


Salon C, D, & E

Presenter



Dr. Shelly Albritton,

Associate Professor, University of Central Arkansas

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Carie O’Banion


So, you have these fabulous ideas, but why is it that your principal’s favorite word seems to be “NO!” and
your
balloons keep getting popped before they have a chance to fly? This session will focus on how you can get
your principal to say “
YES
!” to your ideas that support student achievement.

We will first look at why
administrators may be inclined to turn d
own your ideas. Next, we will examine what should be taken into
consideration before presenting your ideas. Finally, we will explore how using a “Decision Package” model
increases the potential of gaining administrative approvals for your innovative ideas
. This model can be used
to professionally present your proposals to not only the principal, but to district
-
level administrators and
school board members, as well.








AD
E Focus Area
s
:
ADVL



65

Developing Young Authors with Storybird

3:15


4:05


Salon F, G, & H

Presenter


Dr. Clif Mims, professor at University of Memphis, Executive Director of the Martin Institute for
Teaching Excellence

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Barbie Eubanks

Storybirds are short, art
-
inspired stories you mak
e to share, read, and print. It is a fun, collaborative,
storytelling website that can be an effective resource for teaching parts of a story, the writing process,
promoting creativity, and more. Storybird also seamlessly keeps a portfolio of each student'
s writing
development. Session resources
are
available at
http://bit.ly/mims185

.















ADE Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, INST, ASM, EDTY, BCLC



66

Cool Crafts @ Your Library

3:
15



4:05


Grand 7
-
10

Presen
ter
s



Lori Bush, Library Media Specialist, Lake Hamilton High School, Lake Hamilton School District;
Jil’Lana Heard, Library Media Specialist, Lake Hamilton High School, Lake Hamilton School District


Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Lynette Thetford

L
ooking for a new

and exciting program to offer
students in your library? How about Cool Crafts? See how two
library media specialist have used Pinterest boards, teachers, support staff and many more to collaborate in
promoting popular crafts while building

their nonfiction collection.



















ADE Focus Area
s
:
SFCA,
BCLC






Refreshments with the Vendors
,

Door Prizes & Closing of Exhibits

4:15
-
5:15



25









67

I Don’t
Want to Kiss a Llama! Learning to Love to Read

8:30


9:20


Ambassador A

Presenter


Byron von Rosenberg, children
s
’ author and poet

Audience


Elementary

Facilitator


Heather Hughes

This will be a fun as well as an informative program of adventures in
rhyme. I like to emphasize the joy of
reading and translate that through the smiles and laughs I get from the audience. For most of the groups I am
speaking to
,

it is this enthusiasm which is most important. By translating our enthusiasm
,

students realiz
e that
they need to (1) read a lot to exercise their imagination by thinking ahead and with the author (2) learn all that
grammar and vocabulary and spelling which seems so hard and sometimes boring so that people will be able
to understand their story and

(3) write for

themselves to see where that imagination and those wo
rds will take
them. Isn't it
a joy to have children come up and say "I've decided I want to be a writer today"?
And didn't we
all learn to read

by falling in love with a book and going o
ver it time and again until that magical moment
happens and we no longer just saw the words but understood them? Laugh, learn and take some of that joy
back home with you to share with your students!

He will autograph after the session outside Ambassador A
.












A
DE Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12


68

Grand Projects

8:30


9:20


Ambassador B

Presenter



Connie Zimmer, Associate Professor, Arkansas Tech University

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Lisa Huelle

Information on grants available for libraries and schools will be presented. The presenter teaches a
component of grant writing in a library administration class she teaches. Many of her students take what little
guidance she is able to give and develop p
roposals that are funded from several hundred to thousands of
dollars each year.





ADE Focus Area
s
:
ADVL, EDTY


69

Young Adult Titles T
hat Soar
A
bove the Rest

8:30


9:20


Ambassador C

Presenter


Jana Dixon, L
ibrary Media Specialist, Cutter
Morning Star School District

Audience:
Secondary




Facilitator


Sara Dickey

Come h
ear booktalks for new secondary fiction
,

and learn what’s new in young adult lite
rature that shouldn't
be missed in the genres that are popular in YA today.









ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12



70

QR Code
s: A “Quick Response” Technology
-
Infused Education


8:30


9:20


Ambassador D

Presenter


Crystal Hewitt, Library Media Specialist, Fauke Public Schools

Audience: ALL




Facilitator


Marcia Lanier

QR Codes are popping up everywhere! Companies are able to provide consumers with additional product
information using QR Codes on store shelves, magazines, mailings, and catalogs
in hopes to convince
consumers
to purchase their products. Educators are disc
overing many exciting ways to use these QR Codes as
well. In this session, participants will learn exactly what these codes are, how they work, how to create them,
and a multitude of ideas on how to use them in education.








ADE Focus Areas: ED
TY


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Concurrent

Sessions 9

8:30


9:20

26










71

Collaboration! Make the Most of Your Destiny!

8:30


9:20


Ambassador E

Presenter
s



Ann Miles, Sales Executive, F
ollett Software; Jim McDonald,
Technical Co
nsultant, Follett Software

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Autumn Thetford

Discover and utilize more of the features and functions of Destiny Library Manager. New and existing users
will benefit from this session featuring the latest version of
Destiny 10.0 including Mobile Apps for iPhone and
Android phones and tablets. We’ll discuss tips, tricks and enhancements
,

and answer your questions. Now you
can search for resources from anywhere, anytime. Also now available, the integration of Follett Sh
elf for
eBooks! Bring your innovative ideas to benefit your peers for this interactive discussion. Don’t currently use
Destiny? You are cordially invited to join us to learn more.

ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, INST, ASM, ADVL, SYCP, SFCA, EDTY, PLDA



72

Partner
s in Education: The U. S. Marshals Museum and You

8:30


9:20


Salon A & B

Presenter


Leslie Sutterfield, Museum Assistant, U. S. Marshals Museum

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Gwynda Walker


I will discuss the resources offered by the U.S. Marshals
Museum, including our website, programs we offer,
and other materials available. I will also talk about some other resources we use th
at may be useful in the
schools

and the importance of primary source materials.

ADE Focus Areas:

CK
-
12, EDTY



73

Technology
Tools to Rise A
bove the R
est

8:30


9:20


Salon C, D, & E

Presenter


Gordon Sutherlin, Professor of Education, Harding University

Audience: ALL




Facilitator


Amy Woodsmall

So
me newer technology tools will
be demonstrated, including different tools to control presentations, wireless
tools,
and more.




ADE Focus Areas:
EDTY



74


Shortcuts to a Cyber Program*

8:30


9:20

Grand 7
-
10

Presenter
s



Jacqueline Vergason
, Library Media Specialist, Benton Middle School, Benton School District;
Christie Schade, Library Media Specialist, Benton Jr. High, Benton School District

Audience: All


Facilitator


Hallie Orr

With cyber
-
safety being more prevalent than ever before
, every school district must have a cyber
-
safety
curriculum to educate their students, parents, administrators, teachers and community. Let us show you how
we built a cyber
-
safety program, and then tweaked it to provide the essential tools for whichever au
dience we
were addressing. Topics include cyber
-
bullying, sexting, internet predators, cell phone and internet etiquette,
texting lingo, Digital Citizenship and more. We will share tips, videos, links, as well as our school district’s
Cyber
-
Safety Wiki.










ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, EDTY, INST, BCLC





A beverage station will be located in the Convention Foyer


Tuesday for your convenience

27



75

ReadCQ: Online
Motivational
Reading
Program

8:30


9:20


Salon F, G, & H

Presenter


Dora Brach, retired Library Media Specialist
; Cindy Prasse, creates quizzes for ReadCQ

Audience:
Secondary




Facilitator


Jeanna Cook

This Internet
-
based reading quiz program helps motivate reluctant readers to read and other students to read
better quality literature. See how the LMS in one small middle school (grades 5
-
8) has done this using
Newbery, CMS, and
other books. Targeting students with 3
-
8 grade reading levels, the program can be used
during the school year or for summer parental involvement. Or use the many historical fic
tion books in
conjunction with history, social studies, g
eography teachers or ju
st share this information with them. The
program will be expanding to the high school level with the addition of Printz Award and Arkansas Teen Book
Award books next fall.






ADE Focus Areas:
INST, ASM, SFCA, EDTY, PAR, BCLC








76

QR Codes for Everyone*

9:30


10:20


Ambassador C

Presenter

Rachel Shankle, Library Media Specialist, Lakeside High School, Lakeside School District

Audience


Secondary


Facilitator


Sissy Miner

QR codes are

the rage right now and if you don't know what one is then visit this session to find out. They are
ev
erywhere and

can be used in your professional life and in the classroom. Come see how.












AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, INST, ADVL, EDTY



77

iPads

in the Media Center
*

9:30


10:20


Ambassador A

Presenter


Teresa Inman, Library Media Specialist and Literacy Coach, Paris High School, Paris School District

Audience:
Secondary


Facilitator


Jackie Porter

At PHS we have taken many of the philosophies from Schools Without Walls Conference and the strengths
from the innovative ideas of the iSchools Initiative to incorporate iPads into the classroom to impact student
learning. A collaborative and technological

culture will ens
ure a seamless transition into Common Core
S
tandards. I want to share with you the blueprints for the successful implementation of iPads in the middle
and high school.








ADE Focus Areas:
INST, EDTY




78

The Unwritten Research Paper

9:30


10:20


Salon F, G, H

Presenter


Cathy Jo Nelson, Library Media Specialist, Spartanburg, South Carolina


Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Roberta Youngblood

Today's students have so many options for demonstrating mastery concept. Why limit them to
just a research
paper? Come learn new, engaging, and interesting ways to offer students alternate avenues for showing they
are learning. Leaving paper and pencils behind, try some interesting assignments that will not only add to
you
r
teacher toolbox, bu
t will also re
-
engage your students!












ADE Focus Areas:
INST

* Repeated Session




Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Concurrent Sessions 10

9:30


10:20

28



79

Identity Theft

9:30


10:20


Ambassador B

Presenter


Stephen Svetz, Instructor/Investigator, Attorney General’s Office of Arkansas

Audience: ALL




Facilitator


Dr. Wendy Rickman

According to the Federal Trade Commission, Identity Theft has been the number one reported crime for the
past 10 years. We will discuss how it h
appens, how to help prevent it,
and what to do when it happens to you.


AD
E Focus Areas: CK
-
12, MNCO, PA


80

Tech Tools and Tips to Launch Your Library

9:30


10:20


Grand 7
-
10

Presenter
s



Kari Hale,

Instructional Technology Specialist, Bentonville School District

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Gina Larkan

There's

so much technology out there,
it's hard to be an expert on everything; however, this session will give
you some tools and tips t
o help you stay afloat. Also,
have
you ever

wanted to get rid of the comments on
Youtube
so your

students didn't have to see t
hem? What about great resource sites that you could share with
your teachers or ways to collaborate with one another? Join this session and find out! Also,

participants
will
be asked to share their favorite websites.










ADE Focus Areas:
EDTY



81

Help Every Learner Rise
A
bove the Rest with Meaningful Classroom Assessments

9:30


10:20


Ambassador D

Presenter


Dr. Nancy Gallavan, Professor of
Teacher E
ducation, University of Central Arkansas

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Kathleen Mandy
Bennett

I
f you want your learners to "get it" and to feel great at the same time, join this session to explore meaningful
classroom assessments that motivate learning, engage learners as a community, empower learners to express
themselves creatively, and a
dvance proficiency. Tools and techniques applicable to all ages and stages will be
demonstrated and discussed. (And there is no test!)





ADE Focus Areas:

INST, ASM, SYCP, SFCA, BCLC




82

Arkansas History Hub: Above the Rest*

9:30


10:20


Ambassador E

Presenters


Dr. Kay Bland, K
-
12 Education Coordinator, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Dr. Kay Bland

Learn how you can be above the rest and show your teachers how they can fin
d resources for their Arkansas
h
istory
teaching needs. Resources

have been compiled on one user friendly site at www.arhistoryhub.com!
Educators who choose to
create profiles on the Hub may
participate in professional learning c
ommunities
related to Arkansas h
istory and can bookmark resources

to their profiles.













ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, INST, EDTY


83

Traveler 2012*

9:30


10:20


Salon A & B

Presenter


Sally Hawkes, Manager of Network Services, Arkansas State Library

Audience: All



Facilitator


Erin Shaw

Review of the 2012/2013
Traveler subscription.










ADE Focus Areas:

EDTY

* Repeated Session




29



8
4

An Apple a

Day

9:30



10:20


Salon C, D, & E

Presenter



Susan Gilley, Director of Instructional Technology, Harrison School District

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Niane

McMillan

This session

will focus on integrating the Apple TV

with your
iPad
. I'll walk participants through the set up and
configuration as well as share apps that make this the perfect set of tools for a classroom or media center
setting. Keeping wit
h
the theme of an apple a day,
I will share other technological resources that I think are
just as important as having your apple every day.







AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, INST, EDTY, BCLC









85

Managing Online Identities: Tips for Teachers

10:30


11:20


Ambassador A

Presenter


Dr. Clif Mims, Professor at University of Memphis, Executive Director of the Martin Institute for
Teaching Excellence

Audience: ALL




Facilitator


Kim Simpson

Keeping up with the state of technology is not easy. New social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+,
YouTube, and Pinterest continue to emerge and users sign
-
up and setup profiles without considering the full
ramifications of sharing per
sonal information. Practical tips for helping you and your students thoughtfully
setup and maintain your online identities will be shared. Session resources
are
available at
http://bit.ly/mims164
.









ADE Focus Are
as: CK
-
12, INST, ADVL, EDTY, PAR, BCLC



86

Conference 2013 Planning Meeting

10:30


11:20


Grand 7
-
10

Presenter


Karen Wells,
President
-
elect, Library Media Specialist, Midland High School

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Lin Hatch

Join Karen Wells, chair
for the 2013 "Passport to Excellence" conference planning session. Next year's
conference will be held April 21
-
23, 2013
,

at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. I am looking
for a lot of volunteers to help plan next year's conference. If you have always wanted to be more involved in
AAIM, this is your time!









ADE Focus Areas:
ADVL



87

BYOD: Bring Your
Own D
evice

10:30


11:20


Ambassador C

Presenter


Rachel Shankles, Library Media Specialist, Lakeside High School, Lakeside School District

Audience:
ALL



Facilitator


Tracy McAllister

Rachel used a pilot AUP to permit cell phones

this year at her school. Other

devices were also brought to
school by students. She
will discuss the pros and cons and s
how you her AUP and how it had to be tweeked.
Statistics collected will be reviewed.












ADE Focus Areas:
EDTY

* Repeated Sessio
n


Tuesday,
April 24, 2012

Concurrent Sessions 11

10
:30


1
1
:20

30



88

Something Old, Something New, Somethin
g Borrowed, Something J
ust for YOU
!

10:30


11:20


Salon C, D, & E

Presenter


Susan Gilley,
Director of Instructional Technology, Harrison School District

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Kristy Bentley

This
session is a spinof
f of my original Alphabet S
oup presentation. I'll share some resources that are the old,
tried and true favorites as well as what's out there that is the latest and greatest. Giving credit where credit is
due, most of my resources have

been borrowed from

T
witter. I truly believe it's not what you know, but what
you share. I guarantee you will leave with something just for YOU!


















ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12, INST, EDTY, BCLC



89

Technology U
sed to Support
K
-
12 Student Literacy Development*

10:30


11:20


Ambassador E

Presenter
s



Donna Wake, A
ssistant
P
rofessor, University of Central A
rkansas; Dr. Jeff Whittingham, Associate
P
rofessor, University of Central Arkansas

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Renee Webb
Wall

This presentation explores technologies used to support K
-
12 student literacy development. Technologies
include broad
-
based applic
ations (blogs, wikis, podcasts,
digital storytelling) as well
as more specific
applications (Prezi, G
lo
gster, V
oicethread
). The presenters will review the various technologies to address how
each technology works and how it can be used to support K
-
12 student literacy development.














AD
E Focus Area
s
:
CK
-
12, EDTY



90

New Trails Lead to New Discoveries*

10:30


11:20


Salon A & B

Presenter


Teresa Knapp Gordon, Library Media Specialist, Jefferson Elementary School, Little Rock School
District

Audience


ALL


Facilitator


Beverly Bear

This session will focus on how to change
your media p
rogram into one
that embraces past ideals, while
incorporating new ideas to become an integral part of the collaborative school community. I will share what
I've learned, what I've done and what I still plan to do.










AD
E Focus Area
s
:
INST, ADVL, EDTY, BCLC


91

C
onnect, Collaborate, and Organize Your Resources

10:30


11:20


Ambassador D

Presenter


Tammy Cline, Instructional Specialist, Bentonville School District

Audience:
ALL



Facilitator


Michele Carroll

Connect with peers using Twitter. Basics will he
lp you get over your Twitter jitters! Learn how to tweet,
follow and
use Twitter as an amazing resource! Other online resources such as LiveBinders and Curriculum 21
Clearinghouse will be explored.

ADE Focus Areas: EDTY


92

20 Cool Ways to Use an iPad in

Your Media Center


10:30


11:20


Ambassador B

Presenter


Tonia McMillan, Technology Coordinator, Dawson Education Cooperative

Audience: ALL



Facilitator


Barbie Eubanks

Come

see ways to use iPads in your media c
enter that will hopefully

inspire

you on how to get started in
making you and your students’
workspace a tech
-
savvy environment. Apps, learning stations,

ebooks,
research and other areas will be explored.

ADE Focus Areas: EDTY

* Repeated Session


31



93

Exploring

the Benefits of Digital Textbooks

10:30


11:20


Salon F, G, & H

Presenter


Dr. Michael Mills, Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas

Audience:
ALL



Facilitator


Janean Hennessey

Discover the exciting new world of digital textbooks available through Apple’s iBooks app on the iPad.
Participants will take a tour through multimedia
-
enriched digital textbooks and learn how to collaborate and
create their own d
igital textbooks through i
Tunes
U using Apple’s iBooks Author application. Participants will
also be given an opportunity to weigh the considerations of district
-
wide adoption of digital textbooks.

ADE Focus Areas: EDTY








94

General Session 4: Internet Safety

11:30


12:30

Grand 7
-
10

Presenter


Stephen Svetz, Instructor/Investigator, Attorney General’s Office of Arkansas

Audience: ALL






The I
nternet can be a great resource for everyone. Unfortunately, there are those
who use the I
nternet to
prey upon others for financial gain and other sinister reasons. We will discuss some of those reasons and share
ideas on how to protect yourself and your c
hildren from the evil that lurks on the net.


ADE Focus Areas:
CK
-
12
, MNCO, PAR


























General Session 4

and


AAIM Business Meeting

11:
30


12:30


Congratulations to our fellow AAIM members who have notified

us that they are retiring this year. We wish you the best!

Pat Anderson, Huntsville School District


Louise Brooks, Berryville School District

Ethel Cole, Jonesboro School District



Dinah Dudley, Perryville School District

Jan Hodges, Hot Springs School District


Bonita Poe, Forrest City School District

Linda Saylors, Lead Hill School District


Kaye Taun
ton, Green Forest School District

Mary Van Cleve, Bryant School District


Jane Vest, Farmington School District

Roberta Youngblood, Cossatot River School District


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Above the Rest: AAIM 2012


Rogers Embassy Suites and Convention Center


Conference Session Presenters



Dr. Shelly Albritton

is an a
ssociate
p
rofessor at the University of Central Arkansas in the Department of
Leadership Studies. She has served as a teacher and a school leader in public schools for many years and now
teaches g
raduate students who aspire to be school leaders. Sh
e earned her d
octor of
p
hilosophy degree in the
Department of Educational Leadership and Research of the College of Psychology and Education from the
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Missi
ssippi. Dr. Albritton serves as a

co
-
leader of one of
Arkansas’ scholastic a
udit teams and as an executive coach for practicing principals
.

Celia Anderson

gives a new face to literature that resonates with this generation. She wowed readers in 2009
with he
r debut novel,
Love, Ocean

and again with the sequel
Daddy's Home

in 2010. In 2011
,

she was
published in
Remembrances in Black: Personal Perspectives of the African American Experience at the
University of Arkansas
, by Dr. Charles F. Robinson and Dr. Lonni
e Williams. Coupling her love for basketball
and education, Celia has traveled to over thirty schools throughout the United States to deliver her original
school wide presentation G.A.M.E.T.I.M.E (Gaining A Meaningful Education To Insure Maximum Elevation)
,
which motivates studen
ts to “get in the game of life.”
She also holds a
m
aster
’s

d
egree from the University of
Arkansas at Fay
etteville.

She is quoted as saying her love for higher education, books, and competitive
spirit

are what drive her most.
In the

s
ummer
of
2010, she traveled with Africa Reads to teach English in Rwanda at
Kicukero Primary School, she names this as a life changing experience that she plans on doing every year.

The
former basketball player for the Lady Razorbacks also played profe
ss
ionally in Greece and in 2011

was
inducted into the Multi Ethnic Sports Hal
l of Fame

for using her sports platform to empower her community.

Set to release her third novel
GAMETIME
-
Life Lessons For Young Adults and The Aftermath
, the third in the

Ocean


s
eries in the near future, Celia continues to write and speak across the nati
on. She also

teaches at
Northwest Arkansas Community College, works for J. B. Hunt and prides herself on being the best mother in
the world to her only daughter, Gabrielle Simone.

Leslie Bermel

has been employed with Junior Library Guild for the past 11 years. She’s been an avid life
-
long
reader. Leslie currently develops professional development workshops for librarians on a variety of topics but
introducing librarians to the lates
t new release books selected by JLG is her favorite topic. She is working on
her EMBA with Grand Canyon University. Leslie resides in the Columbus, Ohio
, area with her son Erik
and
several four
-
legged family members.

Jessica Bilbo

is the
l
ibrary
m
edia
s
pec
ialist at College Hill Elementary International Baccalaureate World School
in Texarkana, Arkansas. She has been in the fi
eld since 2008, when she gradua
te
d

from Southern Arkansas
University with a master's degree in LMIS. She is currently attempting her fi
rst year of National Boards. Mrs.
Bilbo currently resides in Texarkana, Texas
,

with

her husband
Jared.

Dr. Kay Bland

is the K
-
12 Education Coordinator at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. She also serves as
the educator who oversees curriculum resou
rces on the Arkansas History Hub. The Hub is a joint project
between the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the Butler Center/CALS. Funding has been provided by the
Bridge Fund of the Arkansas Community Foundation.

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Dora Brach
,

s
tarting late to college
at age 45, Dora has an undergraduate degree in business education with a
computer tech endorsement and went on to get her master
’s in library s
cience. For 13 years she

has been a
LMS at Mountainburg

where she implemented a successful reading program. Havi
ng just retired, she recently
launched a business to help other students.

Valerie Brasseale

is the local account m
anager for Follett Library Resources in Arkansas. She has worked with
l
ibrary
m
edia
specialists and t
eachers over the last
seven

years.

Tammy
Carter Bronson

has traveled across the country for eleven years
encouraging children to be dedicated
readers and better writers. Her
educational program has reached more than 550 elementary schools in 20
states. She is the author and illustrator of

four pi
cture books:
Tiny Snail

(2000),
The Kaleidonotes & The Nixed
-
Up Orchestra

(2001),
Polliwog

(2004), and
Sea Horse, Run!

(2
011). Her fourth picture book,
Sea Horse, Run!
,
was awarded the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Children’s Picture Book in 20
11.

Lori Bush

is a library media specialist and N
ational
B
oard
C
ertified
T
eacher

working at Lake Hamilton High
School. She is a member of TIE (Technology Infused Education) and a member of the SW
OW (Schools Without
Walls) team and currently serves as AAIM
journal editor and Web Services Co
-
Chair.

Anne Canada

is a reader, a writer, and a lover of words. She has been in education for 15 years. She taught
first
grade her first year (YIKES! she said) and
l
anguage
a
rts (called by various names) in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.
This is her
fifth

year as a media specialist “(the BEST job in the scho
ol)” at the middle level and “I
KNOW every
day I am lucky!” Anne is a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project and p
resented locally, at the
state level, and at the NCTE national conference.

She is married and
has
three
sons

and two grandchildren.

Tammy Cline

has worked in the field of education for the past 18 years. Her background includes experience
in the cla
ssroo
m, as district technology c
oordinator, as a state math specialis
t, and her current position of
i
nstructional

technology s
pecialist with Bentonville Public Schools.

Aaron Conrad
is an eleven year old fifth grader at Ca
ldwell Elementary in Benton, Arkansas.

He enjoys history,
football, and politics. He is the president of his school's Green Team, and hopes to swim with the local
swim
team again this summer and
has several ideas brewing for new books.


Dr. Jud Copeland

has been

an a
ssociate professor

in the Department of Leadership Studies in the College of
Education at the University of Central Arkansas in the
graduate l
ibrary
m
edia
p
rogram since August
of
2007.

His r
esearch focuses on intellectual property and copyright in education, emerging models

of library
administration and international/global aspects of cataloging and classification of traditional and multimedia
resources.
His p
rofessional
affiliations

include A
rkansas Association of Instructional Media, American Library
Association, Arkansas
Library Association, Louisiana Library Association,
and the
Arkansas Association of
Teacher Educators.

Sara Dickey

has been in education since 1979 with the last 14 years as
library media specialist

at Paragould
High School. She has a BSE and MSE from ASU, MS from UCA, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She is
AAIM secretary and serves on the board. Married for 39 years, she has two married children and two
beautiful granddaughters. She h
as taught children's Sunday school at First United Methodist Church in
Paragould for 30 years and serves on the Mission Outreach (hunger and homeless shelter) board. She is a
charter Polly M. Jackson Master Economics Teacher.

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Jana Dixon

is the library med
ia specialist at Cutter Morning Star High School. She is
completed her
master's of
s
cience in Library and Information Studies through Florida State University
and is a
National Board
Certified
Teacher.

She is a

member of the Arkansas Teen Book Award Steer
ing Commi
ttee and a
member of TIE
(Technology Infused Education)
. She
currently serves as AAIM Past President. She and Jon have been married
for 23 years and have three daughters.

Djuna Dudeck

is an instructional technology s
pecialist for the Pulaski County Special School District. She
began her career as an
e
lementary
t
eacher then she was a
m
edia
s
pecialist for
nine

years before her present
position. She is a
n AAIM past president and a

past winner of AAIM's Media Specialist
of the Year
Award.

David Eckert

is the assistant director and main branch m
anager of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public
Library. He serv
es as the copy editor for the AAIM Journal

as well as serving on the board for
t
he Arkansas
Teen Book Award.

Stony Ev
ans

is
the library media specialist at Lakeside Junior Hi
gh and has been a band director as well as
a
librarian. He is in his second

year at L
akeside

and fourth year in the library profession.

Oretha Ferguson

teach
es

sophomore English at Southside High School and was Fort Smith Publi
c School's
2010
-
2011 Teacher of
th
e Year and a state finalist. Oretha is

a technology co
ach and presents workshops for
her

school, the Fort Smith School District, the Western Arkansas Serv
ice Coop and coops throughout the state,
Hot Springs Technology Institute, a
nd to districts in the state. She
sponsor
s

Poetry Out L
oud and the senior
class and
a member of ISTE,

ARKSTE, NCTE, and TIE CADRE. Oretha
teach
es

in a one
-
to
-
o
ne technology rich
cl
assroom. Her
p
assion is working with students
and showing teachers how to integrate technology to support
teaching and learning.

Shirley Fetherolf

has worked as a teacher, library media specialist, and technology facilitator in six states on all
levels fro
m pre
-
K through college. Working at the Arkansas Department of Education in the Curriculum and
Instruction Unit, she has unique insight on how the implementation of the Common Core State Standards will
affect school libraries.

Dr. Nancy P. Gallavan

is a p
rofessor of teacher education at the University of Central Arkansas. Her expertise
is in social studies, cultural competency, performance
-
based assessments, effective teaching/learning
strategies, and educator efficacy. Nancy has authored more than 100 p
ublications including books, chapters,
and articles.


Susan Gilley

has background with more than 25 years in education. She began her educational career in
business education, moved to share responsibilities as a technology coordinator/business educator,
and then
moved to full time technology coordinator. She is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at
Harrison Public Schools in northwest Arkansas. She is a member of the Technology Infused Education (TIE)
Cadre as well as the Arkansas Societ
y for Technology in Education and Delta Kappa Gamma. She has
presented numerous times at the Hot Springs Technology Institute as well as the Arkansas Association for
Instructional Media Conference and most recently at the Schools Without Walls Conference
and TICAL. She
has developed numerous training modules for TIE and presented a variety of those at her local co
-
op during
the summer. She makes these available to people because it's not what you know, but what you share!

35


Teresa Knapp Gordon

is the libra
ry media s
pec
ialist at Jefferson Elementary S
chool in the Little Rock School
District.
She is
a Nationa
l Board Certified Teacher and
serve
s

about

450 students in grades Pre
-
K through f
ifth.

Kari Hale

is a n
ative of
n
orthwest Arkansas and has b
een in
education in Bentonville

for 22 years. She spent
14 years as a
fourth grade teacher, five
years as a
library m
edia
s
pecialist, and
is in
her
third

year as an
Instructional Technology Specialist. Her current role is to assist teachers in integrating techn
ology into the
curriculum. She loves when teachers have the "ah ha" moment, just like her students used to!

Abby Hallford

is
an
assistant professor in Leadership Studies
in the College of Education at t
he University of
Central Arkansas. Dr. Hallford is th
e coordinator o
f the school counseling program.

Dr. Shellie Hanna

is assistant professor of
health and physical education. She relates to the
statewide study of
Arkansas librarians through her understanding of stress relief.

Lin Hatch
has been an educator
for over 30 years at Pocahontas High School. She has served in leadership
roles at the state,

regional, and national levels
where she worked to help implement the first state technology
plan, was chosen as one of the two teachers from fourteen states to w
ork on a national technology project,
and was one of the four
library media specialists

in her district that received the "Building Literacy Through
School Libraries" grant. Lin served for five years as an adjunct professor for UCA, where she designed and

taught two different courses that he
lped teachers learn to both use

and integrate technology using a hand
s
-
on
approach. She is passionate about teaching the love of reading, lit
eracy
lab and looks forward to supporting
teachers as they implement th
e
Common Core Standards
.


Sally Hawkes

has worked at the Arkansas State

Library since 1985 and became m
anager of Network Services
in 1986. The Traveler program was implemented in 1997 to include all library types in provided data
base
access. Sally also wr
ites

novels under the pseudony
ms Sally Falcon and Sarah Eagle

and has four Sally Falcon
novels being reprinted this

year as

eBooks.

Sandi Hawkins

is a direct publishers rep for the state of Arkansas who is also a consultant for Capstone
Interactive Library
, Pebble Go Databases, mulitple ebooks publishers, and curriculum materials. She is the
professional development trainer for her "21st

Century T
echnology" products.
Sandi is a former elementary
educator from western Arkansas with an endorsement in ELL. Sh
e and her husband live in Quitman and have
recently became new grandparents.



Jil'Lana Heard

is a library media specialist and NBCT working at Lake Hamilton High School. She is a member
of TIE (Technoloy Infused Education) and a member of the SWOW (School
s Without Walls) team.

She is also
the current AAIM President.

Crystal Hewitt

is the
library media s
pecialist at Fouke Elementary School. She completed her
LMIS degree at
Southern Arkansas University in 2010 and
is a front runner of technology integration
and collaboration in her
district. As a former EAST
f
acilitator, she has brought a wealth of knowledge and innovative ideas to her media
center
.

Jackie Mims Hopkins

is a retired elementary school te
acher/librarian with over 30 years
’ experience
. She is
the author of numerous picture books and is often a speaker in schools and educational conferences.

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Dr. Haihong (Helen) Hu

joined the Department of Leadership Studies of at Univer
sity of Central Arkansas as an
a
ssistant
p
rofessor in August 2011.

She earned her PhD in Instructional Systems, with an emphasis in Distance
Education, Media Design and Developm
ent, and Technology Integration

from Florida State University in 2007.
Before joining U
niversity of
C
entral
A
rkansas
, Helen was a visiting assi
stant professor in Educational
Technology at the University of North Florida.

Dr. Stephanie Huffman

is an associate p
rofessor at the University of Central Arkansas. She is program
coordinator for the MS in Library Media and Information Technology and the
MS in Instructional Technology.
She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership,
a ma
ster

s in Library Media and Information Technology, and
a bachelor

s in Vocational Bus
iness Education. She has 11

years of teaching experience at the P
-
12 level and
elev
en years in higher education.

Teresa Inman

is currently the
m
edia
specialist and l
iteracy
c
oach at Paris High School. She is a member of the
Leadership Team and a life
-
long learner. She has recently attended a variety of professional conferences
includi
ng Model Schools Conference, Richard DuFour’s Professional Learning Communities, Schools Without
Walls, Hot Springs Technology Institute, and ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development).
She is a graduate of the Leadership Academy.

Whitn
ey Ivy

is the K
-
12 Media Specialist at Blevins Public School. She also teaches two se
ctions of 11th grade
English and
is currently in her sixth year at Blevins.

Barbie James

is the l
ibrary
media s
pecialist at Forrest City High School. She is a member of
AAIM, Ar
LA
, AASL
and ARKSTE. She is a past president of both AAIM and ArLA and
a former
AASL Chair
. She is currently serving
as elected board member of AAIM, publications chair and conference registration c
hair.

Steve Kindel
,

Western Regional Sales Manager joined Aim Education in early 2009 recognizing the need for
high quality and sustainable media services in K
-
12 education. With Steve's pre
vious experience as a regional
director of educational t
echnology for the San Mateo C
ounty Office of Education, and the San Luis Obispo
County Office of Education, both in California, he built a reputati
on for managing innovative and
sustainable
instructional media and technology programs that were focused on integrating dynamic media cont
ent into
the classroom as well as the effective use of open source portal applications to streamline access to content.

Steve has a degree in Broadcast C
ommunications and has also produced video content for the commercial and
educational markets.

Debbie K
ing

has

been the K
-

4 media specialist at Glen Rose Elementary for th
e last 10 years. Before that she
taught both f
ifth grade and first grade. Debbie
love
s

to read an
d spread the love of reading and
think
s

being a
librarian must b
e the best job in the w
orld. She is

married
,
ha
s

two children
,

and five grandchildren.

Annette Lemley

is the K
-
3
librarian in the Pottsville School District.

Anna Love

is a district technology coach and a member of the TIE cadre. She has
27 years
of experience
in
the
classroom

as a Spanish teacher

and four

years in a 1:1 netbook classroom.

Jim McDonald
, technical consultant, has
been with Follett and previously with Sag
ebrush (Spectrum and
Athena
)

for many years. Jim is f
ully knowledgeable of Spectrum, Athena,
Circulation/Catalog Plus and Destiny.

37


Tonia McMillan

is

the technology coordinator for Dawson Education Coo
perative in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and
train
s teachers
how to integrate
technology in the classroom
. She has

be
en in education for 26 years, is
a
member of TICAL, TIE, AAIM, and several oth
er educational organizations. Tonia has
presented at numerous
regional and national conferences.


Ann Miles
,
sales execu
tive, has

been with Follett and previously with Sagebrush (Spectrum and Athena
products) fo
r

many years
.
She is f
ully knowledgeable of Spectrum, Athena, Circulation/Catalog Plus and
Destiny.

Dr. Michael S. Mills

is currently an assistant p
rofessor of Teaching and Learning at the Univ
ersity of Central
Arkansas. He holds a BA in English, M
Ed
in

English Education, and an Ed
D in Educational Leadership. Dr. Mills
has presented extensively on multiple literacy enrichment and the practical integration of educational
technology.

Dr. Clif Mims

is a teacher, researcher, author, speaker and educational consultant specializing in the effective
integration of technology with teaching and learning. Dr. Mims is a professor of the Instructional Design and
Technology (IDT) at the University of Memphis

and is the Executive Director of the Martin Institute for
Teaching Excellence which provides world
-
class professional development for educators throughout the
region
.

Melissa Morris

has been a librarian for four

years. She first worked as the K
-
12 libra
rian
for the Delight School
District

and now is the K
-
6 librarian for the Delight Elementary campus of the South Pike County School
District. Prior to bein
g a librarian, Melissa taught fourth

grade at the Blevins School District for
three

years. She
receiv
ed her BSE in Early Childhood Education from Henderson State University and her LMIS degree from
Southern Arkansas University.

Melissa Moudy

is the 4
-
6
librarian

in the Pottsville School District.

Cathy Jo Nelson

is 25 year

veteran educator and National

Bo
ard Certified Teacher. She is currently

a library
media specialist f
r
om

the great state of South Carolina. Cathy Jo has presented at the local, state, and
national level.

Dr. Mary Ellen Oslick

is an assistant p
rofessor in Literacy/Reading at the Universit
y of Central Arkansas. Her
research interests include: multicultural children’s literature; reading and writing instruction with diverse
learners; and pre
-
service teacher instruction in the areas of elementary education, children’s literature, and
reading
instruction.

Sandra Peel
,
wh
ile teach
ing in the regular classroom, has taught k
indergarten,
second, third, fourth, and fifth
grade. She
enjoyed

teaching those 21 years, but
deci
ded it was time for a change. Sandra
got
her masters and
now has

been in the lib
rary/media center for four years. She

love
s children and books
so the lib
rary is the
perfect place for her
.

Cindy Prasse

has a degree in sociology and worked for a while in that field. This past year she worked as a
substitute teacher, taki
ng special ed
ucation

jobs whenever possible. As an avid reader, she is in training to add
quizzes for high school level books to ReadCQ.

38


Karen Richardson

is t
he technology c
oordinator for South Pike County School Dis
trict. She has served as AAIM
conferenc
e chair, AAIM president, secretary, journal editor and board m
ember. She is a TIE member and
teaches educational technology professional
de
velopment workshops for Dawson
Education Cooperative.

Dr. Wendy Rickman

is an assistant professor in Leadership Stud
ies
in the College of Education at t
he
University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Rickman is a faculty member teaching in the Library Media and Information
Technologies and Instructional Technology programs.

Jim Roberts

is the
e
ducation manager for Arkansas and T
exas regions

for Britannica.

Dr. Kerry Roberts

is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Stephen F. Austin University in
Nacogdoches, Texas. He relates to this study from a position of leadership in trying to create work conditions
where libr
arians can not o
nly survive, but thrive, hence

enhancing student achievement.

Christy Rogers

is a mathematics instructor.
She
has been teaching mathematics for eight years, six of those
years in
the
Cabot School District.

Christie Schade

graduated from the

University of Central Arkansas in 1994 with a BSE in Early Childhood
Education. In 1999, Christie completed a
n

MSE with an emphasis in Early Childhood at Henderson State
University. Later she returned to the University of Central Arkansas and earned a
n

MS in Library Media &
Information Technology in 2004. She has taught for 10 yea
rs at Benton Middle School and is

now in her sixth
year as the media specialist at Benton Junior High. Christie lives in Benton with her husband Steve, and two
daughters, Con
nie (21) a junior at University of Central Arkansas and Susan (16).

Rachel Shankles

is a 41 year educator and librarian for almost 25 years. She is two time past President of
AAIM and has received many AAIM awards. She is currently membership chair and boa
rd member of AAIM.

Shannon Southard

is a co
-
media s
pecialist at Cabot High School in Cabot Arkansas. She has a master’s degree
from University of Central Arkansas and Shannon is National Board Certified.

Donna Stobaugh

is the 7
-
9 librarian in the Pottsvil
le School District.

Dr.
Gordon Sutherlin

was a classroom teacher for 17 years and began working with technology when micro
-
computers were first introduced in the classroom. He has taught science (6
-
12),
mathematics
(7
-
12), and
computer science (10
-
12). F
or the past 20 years he has been teaching in the Cannon
-
Clary College of
Education at Harding University. His specialty is educational technology.

Leslie Sutterfield

has

been with the U.S. Mars
hals Museum since March 2011. She has an M
A in History from
Ar
kansas
Tech University (2006) and an M
AT in Museum Education from George Washington University in
Washington, D.C. (2008).

Stephen Svetz

joined the Attorney General’s Office in April of 2001 following a successful career in law

enforcement. He served as th
e chief i
nvesti
gator in the Public Protection D
ivision, handling financial
complaints related to credit card fraud and identity theft. In January of 2005
,

he took on a newly created
position as a law education and prevention instructor and identity theft i
nvestigator. He now educates police
agencies and the public on matters of the law, identi
ty theft, current scam trends, I
nternet safety, and credit
card management. Svetz has degrees in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. He is a certified

law enforcement instructor and heads the identity theft passport program at the Attorney General’s Office.

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Dee Thomas

has been i
n education for more than 20

years. She has been a classroom teacher at the
elementary level, a distri
ct technology d
irector, t
aught g
raduate and
u
ndergraduate courses at the
u
niversity
level, and is current
ly an instructional technology s
pecialist. Dee has a
m
aster's
d
egree in Educational
Technology and is a member of ISTE.

Jacqueline Vergason

graduated from Henderson State University in 1993 with a BS in Elementary Education
with emphasis in Early Childhood. She ta
ught kindergarten for

12 years in Benton and Springdale school
districts. She received her MS degree from the University of Centr
al Arkansas in 2007 in Library Media &
Information Tec
hnology. Jacqueline has been a media specialist for almost 6 years, t
wo years in a K
-
5
elementary and almost 4 years in a 6
-
7 middle school in Benton. She lives i
n Benton with her husband Keith

and two

children, Zane (12) and Hannah (16).

Byron von Rosenberg

is a native of Houston, Texas
,

and grew up in New Orleans. He earned his bachelor's
degree from th
e University of Tulsa and a m
aster

s in Human Services from Murray State University. He began
writ
ing poetry and fables in 2002 beginning with a prayer for his father called “Look at My Hands”. Since that
time, his poems have been translated into German and Russian, read on radio stations across the nation, and
presented to numerous schools, youth gro
ups, retirement homes, and civic clubs. The
llama

book has now
sold over 16,000 copies and there are copies on all inhabited continents. No, the penguins in Antarctica do not
have one! Byron and his family live in Missouri.

Donna Wake

is a

faculty
member
in the Teaching and Learning Department in the College of Education at the
University of Cen
tral Arkansas. She

specializes in literacy education and technology integration.

Jill Weir

is a co
-
media s
pecialist at Cabot High School in Cabot
,

Arkansas. She ha
s a master’s degree from
the
University of Central Arkansas and is National Board Certified.

Karen Wells

is the library media specialist at Midland High School in Pleasant Plains. She

is a National Board
Certified T
eacher and often presents at state and n
ational conferences. She is an
appointed board member
and the P
resident
-
elect for AAIM.

Dr. Jeff Whittingham

is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching & Learning at the University of
Central Arka
n
sas. Before joining the faculty

at UCA, he
taught grades 4
-
6 for 13 years in northeast Arkansas.
His research interests include literacy, student editing, and technology.

Danna Williams

is a N
ational
B
oard
C
ertified
T
eacher
who has taught English 7
-
12. She obtained her master's
from
the
U
niversity of
C
entral
A
rkansas to become a l
ibrary
m
edia
s
pecialist at Nettlet
on Junior High in
Jonesboro, Arkansas.

She is now an Instructional Tech/Curriculum Specialist for Nettleton Public Schools
where she works with teachers K
-
12 helping to integrate

technology into the curriculum.

Karen Womack

has r
ecently retired
after having

taught school for 35 years in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
She has taught
eight years in s
pecial
education, P
re
-
K through
10; 11 years in regular education,
third
through
fi
fth

grades, and 16 years in the library classroom, all at London Elementary (part of Russellville). Karen’s BSE
and MSE
are

from Sam Houston State Un
iversity and her second MSE is a

library media
specialist’s

degree

from Arkansas Tech University. She ser
ves on the Pope County Library Board, administ
rator of

the Dover
Church of Christ L
ibrary, and teach
es

children and adult classes there.

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Dr. Sid Womack

is professor of secondary education at Arkansas Tech University. This study is the third
statewide study of labor and economic factors that he has done in Arkansas, the others being in 1990 and
2002.

Connie Zimmer

is an associate professor of secondary
e
ducation at Arkansas Tech University, Russellville,
A
rkansas
. Connie was a public reference librarian for over a year and has been a school librarian for 18 years.
She was an adjunct professor at Western Kentucky University for several years in their li
brary science program
before joining the Tech faculty on a full time basis in 1990. Her husband, Steve Zimmer, teaches in the
Physical Science Department at Tech and their daughter, Charlotte, is the proud mother to Eddie (2 1/2 yrs)
and Katie (5 months).

Connie teaches in and coordinates the Master of Education in Instructional Technology
with a library media component. Many graduates of this program are school library media specialists in
Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri schools.




Abbreviations for
ADE Focus Areas:

ASM

Assessment






MNCO
Mentoring/coaching

ADVL

Advocacy/leadership




PAR


Parent involvement




ARHS

Arkansas History






PLDS

Principles of
l
earning

BCLC

Building a c
ollaborative learning community






/developmental
s
tages

CK
-
12
Content (K
-
12)






S
FCA


Standards, frameworks, &



COGR

Cognitive research








curriculum

alignment

EDTY

Education technology





SUP
Supervision



INST

Instructional strategies




SYCP


Systemic change process








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Arkansas Department of Education Confirmation Code #
0771021200000

Time

Session #

Track

Session

Presenter

Hours

Sunday:







12:00

12:50









1 hour


1:00
-

1:50









1 hour

2:00
-

2:50









1 hour

3:00


3:50









1 hour

6:00


8:00



General Session 1:

The Goldie Socks Strategy


Jackie Mims
Hopkins

2 hours

Monday:











8:00
-

8:50










9:00


10
:00



General Session 2:

Harnessing the Tools for Engaged
Learning

Cathy Jo Nelson

1 hour

10:10
-

11:00









1 hour

11:15


12:45


General Session 3:

Awards Luncheon

Dr. Ana
Donaldson

1 hour

1:15
-
2:05









1 hour

2:15
-
3:05









1 hour

3:
15
-
4:05






1 hour

Tuesday:











8:30
-

9:20









1 hour

9:30
-

10:20









1 hour

10:30
-

11:20









1 hour

11:30


12:30



General Session 4:

Internet Safety

Stephen Svetz

1 hour

*Remember that you must sign in EACH session in order to receive PD credit.

Total PD hours:





Signature:


JilLana Heard
, AAIM President

ADE Professional Development
Liaison




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and the
2013
Conference Committee to help make next
year’s conference a huge success
. Make plans now to get involved
.
Contact Karen at
kwells@midlandschools.
org

for more information.




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