Teaching & Learning

Below is a preliminary sample of concurrent sessions. A full listing will be available on the site in July.

Concurrent Sessions

The Social-Emotional Learning Commons

Presenter(s): Jacquelyn Whiting, Suzanne Sannwald, Barbara Stripling, Melissa Thom 

Remote learning and pandemic-induced stress have focused attention on the necessity of meeting our students’ social-emotional learning needs in culturally responsive ways.

Remote learning and pandemic-induced stress have focused attention on the necessity of meeting our students’ social-emotional learning needs in culturally responsive ways. The four panelists, all regular contributors to School Library Connection on the topics of Collaboration, Inquiry, Reading Culture, and Information Literacy, will explore ways in which a school’s library program can empower all young people to recognize their own strengths and grow cognitively, emotionally, and socially.

Teaching the Tulsa Race Massacre with GID: From Struggling to Soaring

Presenter(s): Carol Jones 

Does the term "research project" scare your students? Does it scare you?

Does the term "research project" scare your students? Does it scare you? This session will discuss our successes (and struggles) using Guided Inquiry Design to teach the Tulsa Race Massacre. With the tools and steps in Guided Inquiry Design, students were able to plan, track, process, and share their chosen investigations. This session will share tools for preplanning with the teaching team, tools for information gathering/organizing with students, and tools for project creation for students.

We Don't Shush Here: Student Voice in the Library

Presenter(s): Christine Sturgeon and Dustin Hensley

Student voice is the notion that since students have the greatest stake in what happens on campus.

Student voice is the notion that since students have the greatest stake in what happens on campus, they can and should have the greatest say in what happens there. Participants will understand student voice and the positive impact it has on students and school communities, see examples of student voice in action in Elizabethton, Tennessee and Manson, Iowa, and will create a plan to encourage student voice in their own school libraries.