The 10th annual SLJ Summit: Fire it Up! Sparking Creativity and Motivating Students will bring together a dynamic group of school librarians, education leaders, and tech innovators, as well as authors, publishers, and vendor stakeholders. This influential assembly—along with an array of speakers and presenters—convenes to tackle the most pressing challenges and the greatest opportunities facing schools and school libraries. The 2014 Summit will focus on connecting to school success and sparking student creativity. Programming will also address trends in education, successful services and uses of technology, and leadership initiatives and strategies. Summit programs, conversations, and takeaways are shared nationally at www.slj.com and in the print magazine School Library Journal. The SLJ Summit is free for attendees.
A keynote panel, “Life After Going 1:1,” by the library media specialists from Mooresville, accompanied by their chief technology officer Scott Smith will explore where media specialists fit in the strategic direction and tactical realities at this highly regarded, innovative school. He will discuss what the library looks like, the balance of print and e in the classroom and beyond. This is a unique opportunity to hear deep insights from the inside of a school on the cutting edge.
The summit will also include special keynotes by Stephan Turnipseed, President of LEGO Education North America, author and illustrator Patricia Polacco, and fast learning sessions from library leaders from across the nation. There will be plenty of time for reflection, collaboration, and networking with colleagues.