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Thursday, October 7, 2021

  • Virtual Conference Welcome  - 1:00pm
  • Release of Group 1 Pre-recorded Sessions - 1:00pm
  • AAPI NC Authors Panel (LIVE session) - 2:00pm
  • Concurrent Live Sessions - 3:00pm (sessions will be recorded for future viewing)
    • Partnerships for Learning: Developing Relationships Between Universities and Districts - April Dawkins & Karen Meier
    • Getting the Most out of Diverse Children's Literature - Marissa Deziel
    • Rebranding Your Space: Let Them Know Your Awesomeness - Matt Jones
  • Concurrent Live Sessions - 4:00pm (sessions will be recorded for future viewing)
    • Tools You Can Use Tomorrow: Version 2.0 - Katie Bogle
    • Evaluating Asian/Asian American Representation in Picture Books - Erika Kim & Allison Bryan
    • Using Google Classroom to Enhance Your Media Center's Virtual Presence - Lee Ann Perry
    • I can Create a Safe Space: Recognizing, Supporting, and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents - Melissa Radcliff
  • District Leaders Meeting (LIVE session) - 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Opening Keynote - Cicely Lewis (LIVE session) - 5:30pm
  • Book Trivia with author Stacy McAnulty (LIVE session) - 7:00pm
    • Regional Meet & Greet sessions will follow book trivia
  • Release of Group 2 Pre-recorded Sessions - 9:00pm

Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Release of Group 3 Pre-recorded Sessions - 8:00am
  • Release of Group 4 Pre-recorded Sessions - 12:00pm
  • Concurrent Live Sessions - 3:00pm (sessions will be recorded for future viewing)
    • Do You UDL? Accessibility Considerations in a Blended/Digital World - Lauren Boucher & Mollee Holloman
    • It's All About the Students: Creating Learner Profiles You Can Use - Marley Knapp
    • Planning a Virtual or In-Person STEM Night with the Duke Energy Science Nights Program - Lee Ann Perry
    • Using Design Thinking to Create Authentic Learning Experiences in Maker Spaces - Brian Whitson & Cheryl Chauncey
  • Author Panel (LIVE session) - 4:30pm
  • Release of Group 5 Pre-recorded Sessions - 6:00pm
  • Author Keynote - Matt de la Peña (LIVE session) - 7:00pm
  • Release of Group 6 Pre-recorded Sessions - 9:00pm

Saturday, October 9, 2021

  • Release of Group 7 Pre-recorded Sessions - 8:00am
  • Leadership Academy Panel (LIVE session) - 9:00am
  • Concurrent Live Sessions - 10:00am  (sessions will be recorded for future viewing)
    • Reinventing Professional Development: Flexible PD That Meets Everyone's Schedule - Brene Duggins
    • Building Grit and Resiliency and Promoting Social and Emotional Learning Through Fiction - Jo Hackl
    • Collection Development Workshop - Sara Levin & Kenisha Smith
    • Implementing a Successful & Engaging One School, One Book Initiative - Amanda McCall & Toni Luther
  • Concurrent Live Sessions - 11:00am  (sessions will be recorded for future viewing)
    • From the Ice Age to the Digital Age: Creative Copyright Considerations - Lauren Boucher
    • Reimagining Library Spaces to Incorporate Your School's Natural Environment to Inspire Curiosity, Engagement, and Exploration - Jo Hackl
    • #TextSnaps - Pamela Sands
  • Conference Closing & 2021 Awards Announcements (LIVE session) - 12:00pm
  • Release of Group 8 Pre-recorded Sessions - 1:00pm


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