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Mon Session 6 [clear filter]
Monday, May 22

3:00pm EDT

ESSA In Vermont: Opportunities for Equity
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has replaced No Child Left Behind as the major federal legislation supporting the education of historically marginalized students. Come learn how to leverage the law to meet the equity goals of Vermont’s Education Quality Standards and be an informed voice in your school’s development of a comprehensive improvement plan. Patrick Halladay and Christopher Case, ESSA Project Managers at the Vermont AOE, will lead the conversation.


Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 206

3:00pm EDT

Poetry Slam
Poetry Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. Rajnii Eddins is a spoken word/hip hop artist who works his magic developing youth voice. Learn about his work with students, including the youth-led group Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC) dedicated to social justice through poetry.

Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 117

3:00pm EDT

Self-Published Author Panel
Self-publishing books is more prevalent than ever. But it’s difficult for many librarians to evaluate self-published titles and authors for inclusion in library collections since they are typically not promoted or reviewed in the same ways as traditionally-published books. Come listen to a panel of both self-published authors and traditionally-published authors discuss how they get their books published, how they promote their books, and what they want teachers and librarians to know about them

Presenter Material


Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
CCM 442

3:00pm EDT

Why You Should Be the Next ALA Emerging Leader!
The American Library Association’s Emerging Leaders program is an amazing experience for young and/or new library professionals. This year I had the pleasure of being sponsored by the Vermont School Library Association as their first Emerging Leader. Come hear about the experience and why you should be VSLA’s next ALA Emerging Leader.

avatar for Shannon DeSantis

Shannon DeSantis

library media specialist, Peoples Academy
School librarian at Peoples Academy Middle and High School in Morrisville, VTVSLA Board Member: Conference, and Membership ChairsALA Emerging Leader 2017AASL School Library Month Committee member

Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 114