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The Making of Destiny 10.0

February 23, 2012 · 42 Comments

"Destiny 10.0 is a great example of our commitment to incorporating enhancement requests from our Destiny community..."

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Join Us at The New Leaf In Learning Conference and Become the Change Agent for your Learning Library

November 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Follett New Leaf in Learning Educational Technologies Conference provides plenty of opportunities for Librarians and K-12 Educators to connect, collaborate, and absorb 2 days worth of knowledge.  Attend  tracks designed to help you grow your classroom library connection.  Learn how to use technology to create innovative and effective methods for resource management.  Attend Pre-Conference training with tracks dedicated to Library Manager and E-Books to provide you with the instruction you need to get the most from your Follett Software investments. 

Invigorating conference tracks designed for library media specialists and librarians include Digital Innovation & Technologies and Next Generation Library.   View the following sample of our concurrent sessions and what you may find when you are at the New Leaf in Learning Conference:

Building a Learning Commons in Your School
Presenter:  David Loertscher, Hi Willow Research & Publishing
Track:  Next Generation Library

Want to move to the center of teaching and learning? Want to really be the hub of the school?  We invite you to attend this session with an open mind as we help you imagine a different approach to the physical space and the virtual space of the "old" library. We will look at what others have done,  review data , think, create,  and plot the way forward as we turn libraries into the most exciting learning spaces in the school.   Learn more here.

Two Libraries.... One Voice: Networked Libraries
Presenters: Shannon McClintock Miller, Iowa District John Schu, Brook Forest Elementary Teacher, IL
Track: Next Generation Library

Shannon McClintock Miller (Van Meter, Iowa District Teacher Librarian) and John Schu (Brook Forest Elementary Teacher Librarian) live over 300 miles apart but have connected their libraries, students, and school communities to each other over the last year.  Through social networking tools such as Skype, Twitter, and Google Docs, they have created rich experiences bringing literacy, technology, and amazing experiences to their students.   You will learn how they make this collaborative relationship work and how it ties into their curriculum, common core, state and AASL/ISTE standards.  Learn more here.

Overcoming Resistance to Teaching with Technology and Online Content Resources
Presenter: Mark Moran, Dulcinea Media
Track: Digital Innovation & Technologies

Discover how library media specialists can become a persuasive, supportive and indispensable resource to classroom teachers who might be reluctant to embrace online resources and educational technology. Mark Moran of Dulcinea Media will discuss a wide array of content resources, discovery tools and education technologies, and how many teachers are using them successfully in class.   Learn more here.

Meet and greet with recognized industry leaders.  Brian Kenney, Director of White Plains Public Library in White Plains, NY and former SLJ Editorial Director is speaking about school library partnerships in his session, “Getting Serious:  Taking the School- Public Library Partnership to the Next Level .  Meet Tiffany Whitehead, Teacher-Librarian and Central Community School System, and Tamara Cox, who will discuss what it means to be a Next Generation Librarian and what you can do to get there.
All Pre-Conference Training and Concurrent Sessions have been posted online at newleafinlearning.comRegister before December 16th for Early Bird Registration rates.

We hope to see you in March so we can connect, collaborate, innovate and grow.

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Save the Date for Follett’s New Leaf in Learning Conference March 21-23, 2012, a Premier Educational Technology Conference

October 28, 2011 · 5 Comments

Follett’s New Leaf in Learning Conference is an educational technology conference for K-12 Education Professionals.  The conference blends the best of technology, Follett Software product training, and learning and teaching practices into one powerhouse event.

The New Leaf Conference will be held March 21-23 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.  The goal of this year’s learning event  is to provide conference attendees with take away ideas they can implement when they return to  their classrooms and libraries after the conference.

Who Should Attend Follett’s New Leaf in Learning, Educational Technology Conference?

  • Curriculum Coordinators
  • Library Media Specialists/Librarians
  • Superintendents/Assistant Superintendents
  • Teachers
  • Technology Coordinators and Directors
  • Textbook Coordinators and Technicians

Why Should You Attend the New Leaf in Learning, Educational Technology Conference?

Learn and network with infamous industry professionals.  Kevin Honeycutt, technology integration specialist in Hutchinson, Kansas will take the lead as the pre-opening speaker.  Ian Jukes, teacher, administrator, writer, consultant, and university instructor will be our Opening Keynote speaker.  We are equally honored to have Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of Year as our Closing Keynote Speaker. 

The New Leaf in Learning Conference provides 40 sessions on your most requested topics, including mobile and digital learning, funding, social media, eBooks, product based learning and more.  Our five tracks, Administration and Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Digital Innovations and Technologies, Next Generation Librarian, and Follett Solutions, provide a host of learning opportunities. 

We are also offering an opportunity to dig into training for your most requested topics for your Follett Products.  Pre-Conference training will be held on Wednesday March 21st.

Join the Knowledge Share with Great Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities will allow you to connect with peers, industry experts, and district leaders who share best practices and innovative ideas.  This year we are bringing back one of the conference’s most popular features, the Birds of a Feather groups.  Share your passion about Follett products with others while you meet and dialog with other attendees on topics of mutual interest in a small group setting.  The Birds of a Feather groups are scheduled Friday, March 23 during breakfast.

You will have fun!

The New Leaf in Learning conference is also an opportunity to be a social techie.  Join us as we tweet and Facebook.  We’ll also be taking a ton of photos, shooting video, and blogging our hearts out. 

Make a trip of it and spend some time in Chicago and the Northwest ‘burbs dining, museum going, shopping and more.  Just another reason why the New Leaf in Learning Conference is where you need to be.

Click here for more details.  Registration is open.


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