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How Librarians Can Foster Collaborative Learning
Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Lauren Watkins, Marketing Director, Unruly Splats; and Shannon Miller, Library Media Specialist and Innovation Director, Van Meter Community School (IA)
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In this edWebinar, Shannon Miller, a district library media specialist, will discuss how collaborative learning fosters cross-curricular education and builds a strong school community.
Attendees will learn:
- How student-led learning boosts student engagement, teamwork, and confidence
- Examples of specific cross-curricular activities for library media specialists that provide cooperative learning experiences for students
- How to support other teachers in the community by bringing technology and FUN into the classroom
This edWebinar will be of interest to librarians, technology integration specialists, tech coaches, school leaders, and STEM specialists of the kindergarten through middle school levels. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Lauren Watkins is the marketing lead at Unruly Studios. Before coming to Unruly, she worked in the 3D printing industry at Pinshape and Formlabs for three years and helped bring 3D printing to schools across the globe. A passionate techy, she loves working with educators to make STEM and technology more fun and physically active for kids!
Shannon McClintock Miller is the district teacher librarian and innovation director at Van Meter Community School in Iowa and Future Ready Librarians spokesperson working with students, librarians, educators and others around the world every day. She is Buncee’s Librarian Advisor, Capstone’s Librarian on the Street, and a Skype Educator. Shannon is the author of the award-winning The Library Voice blog. She has published four children’s books about library skills and eight graphic novels in the series Adventures in Makerspace with Capstone and Cantata Learning. Shannon and Bill Bass recently published a book with ISTE, Leading from the Library.
In 2011, Shannon was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award and was chosen to be part of the SLJ New Leaders Program in 2012. In 2013, she was named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America; one of 50 featured in the 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook; and one of the featured Connected Educators with the Connected Educators Project partnered with the U.S. Department of Education. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Making it Happen Award by ISTE. In 2018, she was named the AASL Social Media Superstar Leadership Luminary. In 2020, Shannon was an EdTech Awards Leadership Finalist.
And her most favorite roles of all… She is mom to amazing children and lucky wife of Eric. You can find Shannon at @shannonmmiller on Twitter and Instagram and by following her blog, thelibraryvoice.com.
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Unruly Splats introduces coding for kids through physically active games. Students program Splats with our block coding app and write the rules that tell Splats when to light up and make sounds when they are stomped on! Students code their own games with Splats and play them with classmates! Think whack-a-mole, relay races, and red light green light! Splats are built to be stomped on and are iPad and Chromebook compatible.