Category Archives: Track E

E105: Infographic Pitfalls: Fake Data, Foolish Claims, & Eye Candy

Track C: (Lincoln)  —  Internet@Schools – Monday 23 October 
16:15 – 17:00

Student infographics are often attractive visual collages of statistics and facts instead of a synthesis of learning. In this session, Debbie addresses pedagogy behind the creation of infographics, including the data and visual literacy skills and source evaluation strategies needed by students to create a synthesized visual argument.

Presented by: Debbie Abilock

NETWORKING RECEPTION in the Sponsor Showcase

Track A: (International Ballroom Center) —  Discovery, Navigation, & Search – Monday 23 October 
17:00 – 18:00
San Carlos 1 & 2

Information Today, Inc. invites all conference registrants and exhibitors to this special Networking Reception in the Sponsor Showcase. This is a great time to gather with fellow Internet Librarians and suppliers, renew acquaintances, meet new colleagues, sample tasty goodies, and check out the latest products and services in a relaxed atmosphere.

Innovating, Experimenting & Building a Future of Libraries in a Digital Transformation

Keynote – Tuesday 24 October 
08:45 – 09:45

As a former journalist, our speaker has a unique perspective on the future of libraries and the challenges of digital transformation. Hear his insights and ideas as well as some of the innovative and creative experiments in and with libraries currently underway in California.


Presented by: Greg Lucas

E202: Cultivating Engagement Alongside Mastery of Skills

Track C: (Lincoln)  —  Internet@Schools – Tuesday 24 October 
11:30 – 12:15

How many times do educators watch compliant, on-task students but worry if they are personally engaged? Students “deliver the deliverables” but skim over critical opportunities for deep thinking. Research shows that actively involved students are not just on-task, but continuously forming cognitive and emotional connections to their learning. Key findings at the intersection of education, psychology, and neuroscience can inform practical ways to boost student metacognition and growth mindset “in the learning moment.” Watch how to scaffold feedback loops and reflective questioning alongside your favorite extended assignment, research project, or portfolio review process using new technology paradigms to support and document student engagement.

Presented by: Rigele Abilock

E203: Pushing Beyond Future-Ready: Creating a Bold Context for K-12 Libraries

Track C: (Lincoln)  —  Internet@Schools – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

There are a number of ways to describe the conditions for learning that support working, learning, and contributing as a citizen in a world in perpetual beta. Educators have described this landscape as “21st century,” “next-generation,” and most recently “future ready.” In this session, we discuss five provocative shifts in library practice that can establish a new reality for what “library” means and how it serves a school community. Our goal is to push on the boundaries of the design of libraries. Together, we consider the transformative programmatic directions that K–12 libraries can take to create a remarkable experience for students, an experience that prepares them to be agile and participatory learners and citizens.

Presented by: David Jakes