TKES 1, 2, 3: Andy Plemmons: Summer Camp for Media Specialists (SD17-132)
Credits: 0.5 CEU/PLU / Tuition: $65 / Non West Ga RESA Fee: $85.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 50
Instructor: Andy Plemmons
Date: 6/15/2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: - West Georgia RESA Grantville, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 6/14/2017


Course Description

Let’s spend a day together as media specialists exploring topics that matter to us in our profession.  Our day will be filled with hands on opportunities and informative presentations. 

  • Explore the new AASL National Standards by putting their meaning into context in our own library programs

  • Get real about digital citizenship by sharing topics that are coming up in our schools and offering solutions

  • Consider how we are engaging readers in our communities and share our best practices

  • Unravel real-world dilemmas we are facing in our libraries and brainstorm next steps

  • Make plans for how we are empowering our students to be global citizens in a world full of hopes, dreams, and issues.

Bring your favorite ideas, the dilemmas that keep you up at night, an open mind, and wisdom to share with the group. Let’s use this summer day to get our wheels turning for a miraculous next school year.

Lunch will be provided.


Please bring a laptop or tablet to this session.

Class Notes

Level Up Our Libraries

Spend a day with Andy Plemmons exploring ways to take our library programs to the next level. With makerspaces, global learning, future ready, and many other ideas buzzing in our districts, it’s hard to decide where to start. Let’s take a day together explore, ask questions, share wisdom, reflect, and do some planning for our libraries for the upcoming school year.

Topics may include: Examining the Future Ready Libraries initiative. What is it? How does it inform the structure of our library programs? Let’s take a look at some leading libraries across the country and see what we can learn from their work.

Showing Our Work: What tools are librarians using to document the work of libraries? From Instagram to Snapchat to Twitter and more, we’ll look at how showing our work leads to connections.

Literacy: Let’s talk literacy programs. Literature is still at the heart of what we do, but how can we develop a community of readers in an age of information overload? From book talk challenges to picture book smackdowns to genrefied libraries, we’ll take some time to look at some successful programs and break down the steps it takes to do them. Bring your own ideas to share too!

Collaboration: What does collaboration look like within and beyond the school? We’ll take a look at collaboration strategies to ensure that the library supports instruction throughout the school.

PLN: How do you build a source of professional learning for yourself when you are the only librarian in the building? We’ll look at some people to follow as well as some tools for bringing new knowledge to you instead of you having to go and look for it.

Tools: It takes many tools to empower the voices of our students. What are the favorites out there today? Bring your own favorite tools to share, and we’ll have a tool showcase during our time.

Planning: What are your hopes and dreams for the upcoming school year? We’ll close our day with time to make some goals and steps to get there. We’ll support one another with feedback.

Lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop or tablet to this session.

Payment Due Date: 6/15/17

Payment should be submitted online after registration or sent to the following address:

West Georgia RESA
ATTN: Kerri Felder
99 Brown School Drive
Grantville, Georgia 30220

Make Checks Payable to West Georgia RESA 

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***Cancellation Policy***

We accept cancellations up to 10 days before a scheduled class. After this date, registrants will be charged and are welcome to send a replacement if they cannot attend. No-shows will be responsible for full payment.