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Innovation Conversations: Promoting Academic Literacies in Your High School Library
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When: 10/21/15
10:30 AM until 11:30 AM
Where: Online
Presenter: Buffy Hamilton
Contact: Racheal
513-751-4422 x10

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Innovation Conversations: Makerboard Surfaces, Collaborative Conversations, Academic Literacies, & Libraries

with Buffy Hamilton

Wednesday, October 21st, from 10:30-11:30 AM



    30 minutes - What did Buffy Hamilton do?

    15 minutes - Q&A led by SWON interviewer: Nathan

    15 minutes - Live Q&A featuring your questions

Description: How can written conversation strategies scaffold students' ability to engage in thoughtful and meaningful academic discourse?  How might written conversation strategies grow students' confidence and competence in thoughtfully discussing academic content, engage in critical thinking, and participate in a community of learners?  Learn how simple learning structures and writable surfaces can yield tremendous growth in cultivating academic literacies.

Buffy's Bio: Buffy was a school librarian at Norcross High in the Gwinnett County Public School District.  Prior to coming to Norcross, she was the Learning Strategist for the Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio and a high school librarian and teacher at The Unquiet Library in Canton, Georgia.  Buffy has over twenty years of experience in public education as a high school English teacher, technology integration specialist, and librarian.   She's passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for learners of all ages. Buffy is a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker.


Supporting Member Libraries: Free!

Geographic Libraries: $25.00

Out-of-State Libraries: $50.00

About the Innovation Conversations: Innovation Conversations give you the chance to hear from and speak with library leaders from all library types and from all over the English speaking library world. Each month you can interact with an award-winning or recognized leader in our field. 

The first part of the online meeting will feature a short presentation on the topic that brought this library leader to our attention. The second part is a live interview, covering questions you’ve sent to us in advance and some we’ve thought of. The third part will field your questions, a live Q&A, in the webinar. Ask about the challenges, the key details, and whatever else you would like to learn. 

Together, we'll learn more about successful projects and the people behind them than a brief magazine article might include. We're going beyond the blog post, bringing you the chance to ask the questions you want answered to evaluate, adapt, or implement new ideas for your library. Join us for SWON's new Innovation Conversations!

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