I’m really looking forward to the Carol A. Kearney Educational Leadership InstituteÂ coming up next week. The focus this year is Â Lead with the Common Core and will be led byÂ Paige Jaeger and Sue Kowalski
Led by national presenter and author Paige Jaeger, NYLA/SSL President Sue KowalskiÂ and emerging NYS library leaders, participants will exit ready toÂ assist teachers in â€œrepackagingâ€ and â€œaligningâ€ their lessons and research projects to embrace deep learning, complex text integration, vocabulary acquisition and application strategies, and leading independent reading initiatives.
I’ve loved attending these institutes for the last couple of years and have learned so much from my school library colleagues. Â My contribution is to lead the Tech Smackdown on Monday night, just before the always entertaining auction gets underway. The auction raises funds to sponsor scholarships for folks to attend the following year. And yes, the evening events are accompanied by margaritas! 🙂