Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tech Camp at TLA 2014

Going to TLA this year? Consider attending this preconference!

Here is your chance to experience a technology conference while attending TLA!  TLA Youth Programming (TASL, CRT, YART) is working to bring a preconference day of high interest, technology-focused topics to help you integrate and use technology in your library.  Spend Tuesday, April 8th with us looking at tools that will help you collaborate and integrate technology to provide a highly engaging learning environment for your patrons. 

Early bird registration is now open!  See details below!


TECH CAMP: Technology Conference within a Conference

Spend a day with our Tech Camp Counselors and earn life-saving badges of knowledge that will move your library down the 21st century technology trail.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Texas Library Association Annual Conference

Location: Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, Texas

Early Bird Registration: $50 for TLA Members; $65 for Non-Members

Registration and complete schedule for the day:

*Free Tech Camp T-Shirts & other goodies for attendees. 


Dr. Bruce Ellis, TCEA

Levels of Technology Integration – We all agree that technology integration is a good thing. Trying to explain what it looks like for teachers with different skill levels, though, may prove more challenging. By identify specific levels of technology integration, our teachers are better prepared to accurately self-assess their own level of use/integration and develop a plan of how to go deeper in their journey of integrating technology in meaningful ways in their classroom.

Library Girl, Jennifer LeGarde

Cape Optional! Leading From The Library! – The evolving needs of library communities (be they school, academic or public) require new dynamic, innovate and ever changing roles for librarian-leaders. In this keynote, Jennifer LaGarde will help arm future library-leaders with the tools they need to move out of the stacks and into the limelight where library programs are recognized as essential rather than expendable.

Tech Ninja, Todd Nesloney

Web Collaboration Tools – What does it take to inspire a child? How can we impact students on a much deeper level? It's all about building relationships between educators, and by using web collaboration tools, it’s easy!  


Breakout Sessions: (attendees will have a variety of sessions from which to choose)

Game On! Using Game Based Learning To Ramp Up Your Instruction   

In this session, participants will learn how to incorporate console video game systems like the Nintendo Wii/xBox Kinect and Game Based Learning strategies into library instruction and programming in order to build successful collaborations and impact student learning. – Jennifer LaGarde

Get Organized 

Librarians are busy people! How does one keep up? Come learn from a Tech Ninja some of the "latest and greatest" organizational tech tools that you have can use for FREE!– Todd Nelsoney

Cyber Safety and Digital Citizenship  

We are all bombarded with technology; whether it is websites, devices and gadgets, or online services, each person has a growing digital footprint that they are developing. Join us as we talk about ways to safely interact online and limit the access that others have to your information. Lots of resources will be shared that you can take back and use with your teachers, students, and parents.– Bruce Ellis

i <3 bluebonnets: Digital Promotion and Programming  

Expand your digital toolkit to engage students and promote your Bluebonnet Program with tips from the TBA committee. You and your readers will <3bluebonnetbooks using fun apps and programs – Mary Jo Humphreys

The Best Tech Tools I’ve Ever Used 

As rapidly as technology is evolving, what technology tools will enhance your library program, classrooms, and school?  You will learn some cutting edge tools, creative and crazy apps, and an energy and flare that will leave you excited about making an impact in your district.  – MISD's own Matt Nichols

It’s Appy Hour with No Cover Charge  

A session packed with the best free apps available for iPads in the classroom. Companion websites will also be included for a refreshing taste of new technology integration ideas! – Naomi Bates

*These breakout sessions will be repeated 3 times during the day.

Mary here: 
If you are interested in attending this event, please email me by October 1. We can go ahead and get registered for this separately from the TLA conference. 

If you aren't sure right now, you can register later when you register for TLA if all the spots are not taken.

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