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Wednesday, October 24
 

7:00am

Pre Conference Registration
Wednesday October 24, 2018 7:00am - 2:00pm
Foyer

8:00am

Mediate, Maneuver and Utilize the Essential Practices in Literacy in your Media Center
With a new state law around 3rd grade retention and pressure on districts, there is heavy demand on teachers to improve literacy skills.   Because of this pressure, a group of educators, as part of the General Education Leadership Network, formed the Early Literacy Task Force. This group has used education research to identify the practices that matter most to literacy development.  Every educator, including media specialists, has an important role to play in this effort. It is only working together that we can truly improve outcomes for ALL our Michigan youth.
 This session will focus on the Literacy Essentials, a set of key guiding documents developed by the Early Literacy Task Force that frame our education-focused approach to the literacy challenge.  Participants will learn about the specific instructional practices that, based on their effectiveness through research, should be happening in every classroom, every day for every child. We'll also spend time on the school-level essentials, a framework for the kinds of organizational activities that take place in schools that are successful in changing literacy outcomes.  We'll discuss the important and varied roles that media specialists can play in these efforts and solicit feedback on additional activities that would be beneficial to coordinate at a state level.


Speakers
avatar for Tamara Bashore-Berg

Tamara Bashore-Berg

Executive Director of Professional Learning Services, Michigan Virtual
avatar for Erin Brown

Erin Brown

Project Coordinator, Early Literacy Professional Learning Grant, MAISA
avatar for Susan Townsend

Susan Townsend

Project Director, Co-Chair, Early Literacy Professional Learning Grant, MAISA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am
Salon B

8:00am

Breaking Out of Traditional Learning & Research: Virtual Escape Rooms for Databases
Are you looking for new, inexpensive, and innovative ways to teach students how to use a database while they learn curriculum content? Or would you like to learn how to incorporate real-life data from Demographics Now into a social studies or ELA classroom? Then this session is a must! Here you will experience virtual escape rooms that utilize Gale databases, Opposing Viewpoints in Context and Demographics Now. Then, learn step-by-step how to create your very own virtual escape room using Google Forms.  Finally, we will discuss how these align to standards that include Michigan curriculum, ISTE, AASL, and even the 5D+ teacher evaluations.  Please bring a device, and have a grade level and unit in mind; you will create your own virtual escape room using Opposing Viewpoints.
https://sites.google.com/view/gale-mame45/home
https://sites.google.com/view/gale-mame45/virtual-escape-rooms?authuser=0
MAME Preconference SlideDeck!
Virtual Escape Room Ideas and Resources


Speakers
avatar for Andrea Drouillard

Andrea Drouillard

K12 Team, Gale Cengage
Did you get a GALE shirt prize?  Snap a pic of yourself sporting your new gear and post it! @galeschools @AndreaD_EdTech.
avatar for Christine Schneider

Christine Schneider

eResources Specialist - K-12, Gale, a Cengage company
After 3 years supporting Michigan librarians and educators as the Michigan eLibrary K-12 Education Specialist, I have joined Gale Publishing as an eResources Specialist for K-12. My new role allows me to continue to support the K-12 community by creating awesome tools and integration... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am
Salon C

1:00pm

Next Gen Science Standards and School Librarians
In this pre-conference session we will explore the Michigan Science Standards (NGSS) and what they mean for media specialists in Michigan. In particular, we will dive deeply into the literacy essentials and how science can support these standards by appropriately integrating non-fiction, grade-appropriate texts into science learning. This will include learning about and then using the science and engineering practices and the crosscutting concepts to better connect multiple forms of text to science classrooms and science learning. This session will be interactive and will allow you to leave with some great tools for supporting science learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Starr

Mary Starr

Executive Director, Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon B

1:00pm

Developing Your Chromebook Classroom/Library
Are you taking full advantage of your Chromebooks for learning? While Chromebooks are simple to use, their classroom potential is limitless. This session explores model strategies for using Chromebooks to middle and high school students in deep, challenging learning activities.
 A highly experienced Google Certified Trainer will guide participants through various activities and classroom examples and will provide web-resources for future learning.
 Learning outcomes for this workshop include:
  • Key shortcuts every teacher should know.
  • Tips on managing the login process in your classroom.
  • 4 Chromebook instructional strategies
  • Understanding project based learning with Chromebooks
  •  Designing multimedia projects with Chromebooks
View my slide presentation and session resources at chrm.tech/mame18

Speakers
avatar for John Sowash

John Sowash

Tech Integration, Sowash Ventures
John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon C

4:00pm

Conference Registration
Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Foyer

4:30pm

WSU Welcome Reception
Join Wayne State University SIS representatives and Llauna Parker, Dian Walster and Kafi Kumasi at the opening of the Exhibit Hall.  Come learn about what is new at WSU and shop with our vendors!  The Scholastic Book Fair will be open, too!

Appetizers will be served.  A cash bar will be available.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Sussex/Bristol Somerset Inn

8:30pm

Librarians After Dark - Suite B (on the first floor of the hotel)
Suite B (on the first floor of the hotel)

Speakers
avatar for Klaudia Janek

Klaudia Janek

MAME Immediate Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME President, AASL Frances Henne Award Committee Chair.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
MAME Hospitality Suite - Suite B
 
Thursday, October 25
 

6:30am

MAME Newcomer Breakfast!
New MAME members are invited to our Newcomer's Breakfast
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Come to meet colleagues, ask questions and network during breakfast.  A special newcomer gift will be waiting for you.  Just show up :)

MAME leadership will be there to chat with our new MAME members.  Get involved or just meet some friendly faces.  If you joined a SIG or don't know what SIGs are....let us inform you.


Speakers
avatar for Klaudia Janek

Klaudia Janek

MAME Immediate Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME President, AASL Frances Henne Award Committee Chair.
avatar for Lisa Kelley

Lisa Kelley

Media Specialist, Rochester Community Schools
I am passionate about developing a media curriculum that encompasses the common core standards, as well as cross-curricular tech integration in a way that showcases our district's media specialists' specialized skill-set.
avatar for Cynthia Zervos

Cynthia Zervos

MAME President & School Librarian, Bloomfield Hills Schools
Media Specialist at Way Elementary School in Bloomfield Hills.



Thursday October 25, 2018 6:30am - 7:30am
Ball Room Somerset Inn

7:00am

Conference Registration
Thursday October 25, 2018 7:00am - 4:00pm
Foyer

7:30am

FREE Digital Age Teaching and Learning Resources for K-5
Learn about 20-30 minute technology activities created by teachers for teachers to use within their content areas. All of the activities are aligned with the ISTE Standards for Students. Learn the latest and greatest about the Maker Movement, Media Literacy, Cyber Safety, Digital Citizenship and much more  for grades K-5. Many of the activities can be edited for middle or even high school.   

Speakers
avatar for Melissa White

Melissa White

21 Things Project Manager, REMC Association of Michigan


Thursday October 25, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Surrey Somerset Inn

7:30am

Deep Learning-Learning Partnerships for Developing Global Competences
Schools and districts in Oakland County and around the world are looking at teaching, learning, and the relationships between students, teachers, and families through the lens of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL). Participants in this session will receive a brief overview of NPDL, hear about the first-year experiences of one school's involvement, and leave with examples of the leadership and collaborative opportunities NPDL provides.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Allan

Elaine Allan

First Grade Teacher, Birmingham Public Schools
Lover of Learning especially reading. Discovered Deep Learning that has changed my classroom. 1st grade rocks!
avatar for Laurie Olmsted

Laurie Olmsted

School Librarian, Birmingham Public Schools
I have taught K-12 in the library and in the classroom. I am passionate about helping students develop competencies that will last them a lifetime. Our session will focus on deep learning and the opportunities for school librarians/media specialists to collaborate with classroom... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Southwyck/Sutton Somerset Inn

7:30am

MeL’s New EBSCO Resources for Your K12 Students
Learn about the new EBSCO eResources available in the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).  A new database line-up became available on October 1 and in this session, we will take a look at newly-added databases and how they can benefit students in grades K through 12. New and seasoned MeL users will definitely benefit from this session.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Stafford/Southport Somerset Inn

7:30am

10 Tips for Teaching with Chromebooks
Are you taking full advantage of the Chromebooks in your classroom? This session will introduce you to 10 awesome things that you can do with any Chromebook. These ideas will help you create challenging learning experiences for your students.

Speakers
avatar for John Sowash

John Sowash

Tech Integration, Sowash Ventures
John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Sheffield

8:40am

Keynote with Colby Sharp
Book Access for All!

Colby will share the impact book access has on readers. He'll share ways they provide book access to the readers at Parma Elementary, and the importance of school, classroom, home, and public libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Colby Sharp

Colby Sharp

Teacher, Author, Blogger, Parma Schools
I am a fifth grade teacher in Parma, Michigan. My wife and I have five children (Breslin, Dharia, Adelai, Hobbes, and Harvey). Helping kids find the books that help them fall in love with reading brings me tremendous joy. I have a classroom teacher since 2006. In 2011, I started... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 8:40am - 9:50am
Ball Room Somerset Inn

9:00am

Exhibits Open!
Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sussex/Bristol Somerset Inn

10:00am

Cavalcade of Authors - Barbara Carney Coston
Barbara Carney-Coston is an award-winning media producer, writer, and educator. She began her career as a teacher and then worked in educational television, producing programs for public television, The Learning Channel and a variety of private clients. For National Geographic, she produced many web features, including one about the Underground Railroad that won a Parents’ Choice award and was designated an ALA Notable Website.
A documentary for public television took her to Ireland and Montana to film exemplary hospice care, and she spent a night on Kitt Peak in Arizona observing astrophysicists at work in partnership with citizen scientists who had helped sort images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
She has written for Highlights for Children, Hopscotch, and Washington Parent magazines. 
Born in Detroit, Michigan, she loved spending part of every summer as a child "up North." She currently resides in Washington, DC, where she serves on the Board of a program for the University of Michigan (“Michigan in Washington”) and mentors UM students who spend a semester working at an internship in the Capital region. She enjoys reading, writing and research, cooking and gardening, swimming and travel. She and her husband are the proud parents of two grown children. 


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Carney-Coston

Barbara Carney-Coston

Author
Barbara Carney-Coston is an award-winning writer, media producer and educator. She began her career as a teacher and then worked in educational television, producing programs for public | television, The Learning Channel and a variety of private clients. For National Geographic, she... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Southwyck

10:00am

Cavalcade of Authors - Danica Davidson
I'm the author of the Minecrafter novels Escape from the OverworldAttack on the OverworldThe Rise of HerobrineDown Into the NetherThe Armies of Herobrine, Battle with the WitherAdventure Against the EndermenMysteries of the OverworldDanger in the Jungle TempleClash in the Underwater WorldLast of the Ender Crystal, and Return of the Ender Dragon; the how-to-draw manga books Manga Art For Beginners and Manga Art for Intermediates; the comic book Barbie Puppies: Puppy Party; and "Picture Perfect" in the graphic novel Tales from the Crypt.
 
A language arts lesson plan around my book Escape from the Overworldis available to classrooms around the world through the official Minecraft: Education Edition site. In June 2018, Microsoft also flew me to Brussels, Belgium to speak before members of the European Union and their children about Minecraft's educational potential and how my Minecrafter books discuss issues like cyberbullying, cultural differences and critical thinking. 

My books have been called "EXCITING" by Forbes, "RECOMMENDED READING" by School Library Journal, and have been spotlighted by The Today Show, Sci Fi Magazine, Barnes & Noble Kids Blog, MTV and more. Escape from the Overworld and Attack on the Overworld are both available from the Scholastic Book Fair for second through sixth graders.
 
I am represented by the James Fitzgerald Agency and we are currently shopping a YA novel and other projects.
 
I was one of a small group of writers to receive a Webby honor at MTV for Best Youth Writing. More than two thousand articles of mine have been published by MTV, The Onion, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and about fifty other publications. 


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford/Southport Somerset Inn

10:00am

Cavalcade of Authors - Maria Dismondy
Award-winning author Maria Dismondy inspires lives through her poignant stories about topics challenging today’s modern child.
Maria’s background in early education and commitment to teaching the importance of character building enables her to touch lives the world over while touring as a public speaker in schools, community forums, and at national conferences.
 
When Maria isn’t working, she can be found embarking on adventures throughout southeast Michigan and beyond, where she lives with her husband and three book-loving children.
 
Until recently, Maria has been writing books and raising children. In 2015, she founded a traditional publishing company called Cardinal Rule Press. Maria manages an amazing team from her home as CEO of the fast growing company.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Dismondy

Maria Dismondy

Author, Cardinal Rule Press
I am a children's book author here in Michigan. Feel free to learn more about my school assembly programs. I also offer speaking engagements for parents and virtual visits for schools outside of the state.


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Ball Room Somerset Inn

10:00am

Cavalcade of Authors - Patrick Flores Scott
Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Surrey Somerset Inn

10:00am

Cavalcade of Authors - Shelley Johannes
Before becoming an author-illustrator, Shelley began her creative career with ten years in architecture—where she fell in love with felt-tip pens, tracing paper, and the greatness of black turtlenecks. She currently lives in Metro Detroit, Michigan with her husband and two sons.
 
Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker is the first book she's written. She looks forward to more upside down adventures with Beatrice.


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheffield/Sutton

11:00am

Author Signing
Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Sussex/Bristol Somerset Inn

11:00am

Lunch
Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

11:00am

Region/SIG Reps Meeting
Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford/Southport Somerset Inn

11:00am

Past President's Lunch
Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Westend Somerset Inn

11:00am

Makerspace Playground
Pop in and try your hand at some of the latest and greatest Makerspace activities!

Speakers
avatar for Judy Bowling

Judy Bowling

Instructional Technology Consultant, Wayne RESA
avatar for Laura Cummings

Laura Cummings

Digital Learning Consultant, Oakland Schools
avatar for Kathy Lester

Kathy Lester

Media Specialist, MAME Board Member, East Middle School

Exhibitors
avatar for tinkrLab

tinkrLab

TinkrLAB Was Created In 2014 With The Intent To Teach Kids About Invention, Building And Making.   At TinkrLAB Creativity And Curiosity Are Encouraged In A Safe Environment, With Hands On Teaching. Kids Learn Best When They Can Experience And Touch Something Rather Than Only Watching... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sussex/Bristol Somerset Inn

12:10pm

MITECS: Not Your Parent's Technology Skills
This presentation will cover the new Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS), which replace the 2009 METS-S. The MITECS reflect a new approach - rather than "teaching" technology, technology's role is to transform and amplify learning. Session will cover the process used to adopt the MITECS and the seven competencies which are adapted from the 2016 ISTE Student Standards. Participants will have the opportunity to share how these competencies are already being addressed in classrooms around Michigan.

Speakers
avatar for Ann-Marie Mapes

Ann-Marie Mapes

Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
avatar for Michelle Ribant

Michelle Ribant

Director of 21st Century Learning at the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Department of Education


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Stafford/Southport Somerset Inn

12:10pm

Battle of the Books/Troybery-District Wide Reading Incentive for Middle/High School
Library media specialists in the Troy School District have been running successful reading incentive programs for years.  Come find out how you can implement your own Battle of the Books type program in your school or district.

Link to our presentation

2017 Battle of the Books Website

Troybery Award Program Website

Battle of the Books Follett Collection example

Speakers
avatar for Christina Chatel

Christina Chatel

Media Specialist, Troy Schools
Teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, MI. Our shared middle school media website is www.troymiddleschoolmediacenter.weebly.com.
avatar for Toni Isaac

Toni Isaac

Media Specialist, Troy Schools
avatar for Beth Jorgensen

Beth Jorgensen

Troy School District/ International Acadmeny East, Retired 2018
KL

Kathy Loch

Media Specialist, Troy Schools
avatar for Staci Vought

Staci Vought

High School Media Specialist, Troy Schools
I have been working at Troy Athens High School for 15 years. This is my 7th year as Media Specialist; I was an English teacher for the 7 years prior. I would love to talk about books, reading programs, and AP Research/AP Seminar!


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Surrey Somerset Inn

12:10pm

Awesometastic 2018 Books!
Fifth grade teacher Colby Sharp will share some of his favorite 2018 books for kids. Picture books, nonfiction, middle grade novels, graphic novels, and even a little YA. Please come ready to share some of your favorites! 


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Sheffield/Sutton

12:10pm

Virtual Reality Destinations
Media Specialists are the key to integrating technology into the schools. The presentation will concentrate on creating a space where virtual reality is accessible, attainable, and working our way towards being even more future ready. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Kempski

Melissa Kempski

Tech and Library Specialist, Lake Orion Community Schools


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Southwyck

1:20pm

Roundtables
Come join your colleagues for the Roundtables.  Participate in three 18 minute roundtable topics during this one hour session.

Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

1:20pm

Roundtable -In or Out? Books in Your Library Card Game
Play a fast-paced card game of selecting or skipping books to add to your library collection. Guaranteed to be judgment free, lively, and thought provoking Sponsored by the MAME Intellectual Freedom Committee. 

Speakers
MS

Martha Spear

Berkley High School


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

1:20pm

Roundtable- Wallberry- A Mock Newbery Award to Inspire Your Students to Read More Meaningful Books!
We will discuss how we picked books, organized and publicized a Mock Newbery book list, and challenged students to read 6 books (including one that did win the Newbery) before voting on their favorite for our district. 

Speakers
BB

Beverly Banks

Media Specialist, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
TE

Tina Entwistle

Media Specialist, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

1:20pm

Roundtable- What I Learned (and continue to learn) as a Lilead Fellow
How to plan and implement transformation change in your school or district through coalition-building, evidence-based practices, and leadership. 

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Torres

Shannon Torres

District Media Specialist, Northville Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

1:20pm

Roundtable- Recruiting and Scheduling High School Student Volunteers
Recruiting and scheduling high school student volunteers. 

Speakers
avatar for Toni Isaac

Toni Isaac

Media Specialist, Troy Schools


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

1:20pm

Roundtable- Working Together- Public and School Libraries
We will share the things we have done to have a working relationship with the public schools, programs we have worked on together, and various outreaches we have done. 

Speakers
MS

Maria Showich-Gallup

Head Children's Librarian, Farmington Community Library
JW

Jill Webb

Children's Librarian, Farmington Community Library


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

1:20pm

Roundtable- Keep Gale Resources You Know and Love + LMS Integration
Empower your school community with their favorite Gale content (including OCiC) via Schoology & Canvas! Plus learn how you can keep Gale databases accessible with a special offer for MAME. 

Speakers
BC

Bob Clark

Gale Publishing


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

1:20pm

Roundtable- Leading the Way with Virtual Escape Rooms and Gale
Take your library to the next level...with a virtual escape room using Gale databases! Get instructions on how to create your own, plus a list of library escape ideas. 

Speakers
avatar for Christine Schneider

Christine Schneider

eResources Specialist - K-12, Gale, a Cengage company
After 3 years supporting Michigan librarians and educators as the Michigan eLibrary K-12 Education Specialist, I have joined Gale Publishing as an eResources Specialist for K-12. My new role allows me to continue to support the K-12 community by creating awesome tools and integration... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

1:20pm

Roundtable- Planbook.com: Take Charge of Your Schedule and Your Lessons
Web-based plan book and app allows your to design your schedule and embed links to lessons. Toggle from day/week/month. Ideal for anyone who has multiple libraries and/or a full teaching schedule. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Hermon

Amy Hermon

Elementary Media Specialist, Grosse Pointe Public Schools
12 years experience teaching in an elementary library - lots of experience juggling multiple buildings and collections. Creator of the new School Librarians United Podcast. Share with me your ideas for upcoming episodes! @SchoolLibrariansUnited


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

1:20pm

Roundtable- REALISD- Rural Engagement to Advance Learning in STEM Digitally
In August I attended a four day workshop in Buffalo exploring hands-on ways to integrate STEM into the library. Stop by to see the types of resources we examined. 

Speakers
KS

Kelly Sandy

Glen Lake Community School


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

2:20pm

Visit our Exhibit Hall!
Visit the Exhibit Hall and enjoy snacks as you learn about the great products our vendors have to offer!

Thursday October 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Sussex/Bristol Somerset Inn

3:25pm

Mixing Coding with Literacy in the Elementary Library
Do you recognize the need to teach coding?  Are you trying to decide how it fits with your curriculum?  Come and see examples of how coding can be connected to reading and writing instruction.  Learn about resources such as Scratch Jr., Ozobots, Bee Bots, Code-a-pillars as well as non-digital ways to teach coding and literacy together.  Participants will have an opportunity to explore the various activities presented in a station format as well as ask questions about how these resources are used effectively in an elementary classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hincks

Kelly Hincks

Lower School Librarian, Detroit Country Day School


Thursday October 25, 2018 3:25pm - 4:25pm
Stafford/Southport Somerset Inn

3:25pm

Stuck in the Weeds
Join us for an informational and humorous look at what to do with those out of date and out of touch books in your collection?


Thursday October 25, 2018 3:25pm - 4:25pm
Sheffield/Sutton

3:25pm

Digital Breakouts for Research Skills
Research breakouts teach students how to use library resources such as Destiny, MeL, and GVRL, how to find books on the shelf in the physical library, and how to find reliable internet resources. As school librarians are also tech integrationists and collaborators, librarians can work with classroom teachers to create electronic breakouts as a replacement to tests and quizzes, embedding many different literacy skills into the breakouts themselves (for example, my 7th grade Social Studies breakout included maps).Session will explain what electronic breakouts are, how I used them, how to make them, and time to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Lowe

Rebecca Lowe

Media Specialist, Lake Orion Schools
Rebecca Lowe has her bachelors in secondary education English and History, a Reading masters degree, an elementary endorsement, and her MLIS degree. This is her 5th year in the middle school library and her 6th year teaching. She is excited about the fact that her school just started... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 3:25pm - 4:25pm
Surrey Somerset Inn

3:25pm

Future Thinking: Track Trends & Apply Strategically
Future Ready Librarians network with each other and community members to  continually assess their programs to meet the needs of ever-changing constituents.  Thinking like a futurist helps librarians anticipate needed change to collections and programming.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 3:25pm - 4:25pm
Southwyck

6:30pm

MAME 45 Awards Gala
Thursday October 25, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

9:30pm

Librarians After Dark
Everyone is invited to join us after the long work day!  Come unwind, network with exhibitors, speakers and attendees.  Meet your MAME leadership board.  Enjoy some snacks and a glass of wine.  Can't wait to see you.

Speakers
avatar for Klaudia Janek

Klaudia Janek

MAME Immediate Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME President, AASL Frances Henne Award Committee Chair.



Thursday October 25, 2018 9:30pm - 11:30pm
MAME Hospitality Suite - Suite B
 
Friday, October 26
 

7:00am

Conference Registration
Friday October 26, 2018 7:00am - 9:30am
Foyer

8:05am

Sunrise Author Keynote- Jewell Parker Rhodes
Friday Sunrise Breakfast and
Author Presentation
This event is no charge, compliments of Scholastic Books.  
However you MUST REGISTER and you will be issued a ticket.

Title:  "Bearing Witness: Artists and Educators Empowering Our Children"

Jewell has published five children’s books: the Louisiana Girls Trilogy of Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic; Towers Falling; and most recently the #1 Kids’ Indie Next Pick Ghost Boys. Jewell has received numerous honors including: the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing, and two Arizona Book Awards. Ninth Ward, her first novel for young readers, was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, a Notable Book for a Global Society, and a Today Show Al’s Book Club for Kids Selection.


Speakers

Friday October 26, 2018 8:05am - 9:05am
Ball Room Somerset Inn

9:10am

Cindy and Lynn's Best Books for 2018 (Middle School)
Cindy and Lynn will present their favorite books of 2018 for middle school readers.  This section will include fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels.  Evaluation of new materials for collection development decisions.  Be an advocate for children’s literature, reading and authors after listening to this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Dobrez

Cindy Dobrez

Middle School Librarian, West Ottawa Public Schools
Library Media Specialist and a Booklist reviewer who has chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog and Cindy at @cdobrez... Read More →
LR

Lynn Rutan

Retired School Librarian, Booklist Blogger, West Ottawa Public Schools, Booklist
Library Media Specialist and a Booklist reviewer who has chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog and Lynn at @482april... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Sheffield/Sutton

9:10am

Promoting STEM Through Literature
Use literature to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Develop their inquiry and problem-solving skills, while helping them see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things.

Speakers
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Judy Bowling

Instructional Technology Consultant, Wayne RESA
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Kerry Guiliano

Teacher Tech Coach


Friday October 26, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Stafford/Southport Somerset Inn

9:10am

Live Your Best...Library. How Life Hacks and (modified) Trends in Education can Transform your Library Program (and you)
How life hacks and (modified) trends in education can transform your library program (and you).  Gain fresh perspective in how you tackle challenges and how you can achieve your goals.  https://goo.gl/aueFRC

Speakers
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Amy Hermon

Elementary Media Specialist, Grosse Pointe Public Schools
12 years experience teaching in an elementary library - lots of experience juggling multiple buildings and collections. Creator of the new School Librarians United Podcast. Share with me your ideas for upcoming episodes! @SchoolLibrariansUnited


Friday October 26, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Southwyck

9:10am

The Best of ISTE: Chicago 2018
Every year the ISTE Conference is a treasure trove of valuable tools, trends & tips  for classroom and library use. As your MAME ISTE liaisons, Cat and Gwenn will share highlights from Chicago 2018 that you can use across subject areas and for library programming as well. You'll also learn about ISTE's latest initiatives for educational technology. Did we mention official ISTE swag?

PRESENTATION LINK: bit.ly/2EyTOg7

Speakers
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Cat Kerns

Media Speciialist, Saginaw Township Community Schools
MAME 46, Conference ChairMAME, President Elect
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Gwenn Marchesano

Media Specialist, MAME Past-President, Plymouth Canton Community Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Surrey Somerset Inn

10:20am

School Library 21st Century Benchmarks Meet the New AASL Standards
The new SL21 Measures are here! The SL21 School Library program from the Library of Michigan provides benchmarks for the range of activities and planning necessary for quality school libraries. With the release of the new AASL standards, the Library of Michigan, with the assistance of our volunteer School Library workgroup, has revised and restructured the SL21 measures. The new measures align with the AASL standards and have been changed to encourage more libraries to apply. Please come learn about the new measures and how you can use them to promote your school library program to your school administration.

Speakers
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Karen Reisch - Library of Michigan

Library Grants Coordinator, Library of Michigan
The Library of Michigan is an agency in the Michigan Department of Education that provides resources and training to public, academic and school libraries throughout the state. Our primary resource for libraries is the Michigan eLibrary at www.mel.org. MeL offers a rich set of over... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
Southwyck

10:20am

Cindy and Lynn's Best Books for 2018 (High School)
Cindy and Lynn will present their favorite books of 2018 for high school readers.  This section will include fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels.  Evaluation of new materials for collection development decisions.  Be an advocate for young adult literature, reading and authors after listening to this presentation. 

Speakers
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Cindy Dobrez

Middle School Librarian, West Ottawa Public Schools
Library Media Specialist and a Booklist reviewer who has chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog and Cindy at @cdobrez... Read More →
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Lynn Rutan

Retired School Librarian, Booklist Blogger, West Ottawa Public Schools, Booklist
Library Media Specialist and a Booklist reviewer who has chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog and Lynn at @482april... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
Sheffield/Sutton

10:20am

Making Virtual Reality a Reality in your Library
This session will recount the steps of virtual reality integration into one school library-from the basics on a SmartBoard to acquiring actual devices to allow students to partake of a more robust educational experience using virtual reality.  

Speakers
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Lisa Kelley

Media Specialist, Rochester Community Schools
I am passionate about developing a media curriculum that encompasses the common core standards, as well as cross-curricular tech integration in a way that showcases our district's media specialists' specialized skill-set.


Friday October 26, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
Surrey Somerset Inn

10:20am

How to Use Coding with Robots in your Media Center!
We will teach participants how to use coding with Code & Go Robot Mouse, Ozobots and Sphero Spark robots.  We will demonstrate how to set them up and teach students the basic of programming them with code. This will be hands on with participants being able to use these products and try them out  

Speakers
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Beverly Banks

Media Specialist, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
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Tina Entwistle

Media Specialist, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
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John Hester

Media Specialist, Walled Lake Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
Stafford/Southport Somerset Inn

11:30am

Lunch and General Membership Meeting
Speakers
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Klaudia Janek

MAME Immediate Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME President, AASL Frances Henne Award Committee Chair.


Friday October 26, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

12:55pm

High School ShopTalk (HS)
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Sara Brown

Media Specialist


Friday October 26, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Stafford/Southport Somerset Inn

12:55pm

Junior High/Middle School ShopTalk (JHMS)
Speakers
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Michelle Falk

School Librarian and Media Specialist, Rockford Public Schools
Middle school librarian, year #3Love talking books & research with my students and colleagues1800 students, 2 middle school buildings1:1 laptops (we're in our 2nd year)


Friday October 26, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Surrey Somerset Inn

12:55pm

Multi Assignment Media Specialists and Administrators ShopTalk (MAMSA)
Speakers
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Shannon Torres

District Media Specialist, Northville Public Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Southwyck/Sutton Somerset Inn

12:55pm

Private, Parochial, Independent and Charter ShopTalk (PPIC)
Speakers
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Michelle Levy

School Librarian, Eton Academy


Friday October 26, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn

12:55pm

Elementary School ShopTalk (ELMS)
Hello!
I can't wait to see everyone at this year's MAME conference! It will be wonderful to connect with our fellow colleagues.
We will have a special guest speaker, Mary Bullard to begin our time together. From there we will have a share out session that focuses elementary libraries.

See you all soon!
Melissa Kempski
EL SIG Chair

Please add topics you would like to discuss during this session on this Padlet:
https://padlet.com/melissa_kempski/zmbzn1cmt9rf

Speakers
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Melissa Kempski

Tech and Library Specialist, Lake Orion Community Schools


Friday October 26, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Sheffield

2:05pm

Create and Collaborate with Lucidpress!
Lucidpress is a great presentation/creation tool for collaborative class projects and/or creating library displays, infographics, social media posts, etc.).  

Speakers
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Erica Trowbridge

Secondary Media Specialist, Oakridge Middle/High School


Friday October 26, 2018 2:05pm - 3:05pm
Surrey Somerset Inn

2:05pm

Travis' Best Books for 2018 (Elementary)
A survey of the best new books for kindergarten through 4th grade, including picture books, fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels.Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan.  He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and was a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee.  You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com  Travis is also on Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook and Pinterest.

Speakers
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Travis Jonker

School Librarian, Author, Blogger, Wayland Union Schools
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:05pm - 3:05pm
Sheffield/Sutton

2:05pm

MeL’s PreK-5 eResources
Learn about the Britannica and World Book eResources available in the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). In this session, we will take a look at how Britannica School, World Book’s Early World of Learning and World Book Kids can help your younger students. New and seasoned MeL users will definitely benefit from this session.

Speakers
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Liz Breed

Michigan eLibrary Coordinator, Library of Michigan


Friday October 26, 2018 2:05pm - 3:05pm
Stafford/Southport Somerset Inn

2:05pm

Expanding your PLN and Branding your School with Twitter and Participate.com
 Participants will get a hands on experience using Twitter and Participate.com to expand their PLN (Professional Learning Network) and positively promote their school.

Speakers
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Jason Gribble

Director of Curriculum, Innovation, and Grants, Riverview Community Schools
I finished my sixth year as principal at an elementary school and sixteenth year in educational administration. I recently started a new position as Director of Curriculum, Innovation, and Grants for RCSD. I received my undergrad and graduate degrees from Saginaw Valley State University... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:05pm - 3:05pm
Southwyck

3:15pm

Keynote-Mr. Schu
The Reading Life: Connecting Classrooms, Libraries, and Communities through Story
John Schu (AKA Mr. Schu) is known for his expertise in children’s literature and for igniting a passion to read. He will share his experiences in promoting a culture of reading among students, staff, and parents. Participants will discuss the importance of telling a school’s story and walk away inspired to implement heart-growing literacy practices that will make the world better and brighter for their students and colleagues.

Speakers
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John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu)

School Library Ambassador, Scholastic
John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu) is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs©.You could say every day is a giant book party for this teacher-librarian! In fact, Library Journal named him "The Xtreme Librarian... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ball Room Somerset Inn