TKES 1, 2, 3: Andy Plemmons: Summer Camp for Media Specialists (SD16-111)
Credits: 0.5 CEU/PLU / Tuition: $65 / Non West Ga RESA Fee: $85.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 50
Instructor: TBA
Date: 6/20/2016 Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: - West Georgia RESA Grantville, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 6/17/2016


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

Presenter:  Andy Plemmons

Andy Plemmons is the school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA and a Google Certified Innovator.  His library program is grounded in transliteracy, participatory culture, and students as creators of content shared with the global community. Andy’s students are often seen skyping with authors, guest speakers, and the developers of the tools that they use in class.  He also collaborates with libraries around the world.  Some of his honors include the Georgia Exemplary Elementary Library Media Program, finalist for School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year, and the 2015 National School Board Association 20 to Watch.  You can follow Andy’s work on Twitter @plemmonsa or on his blog Expect the Miraculous, which was nominated for a 2014 Edublogs Award. Flyer


8:30-9:30 Opening presentation/Q&A Empowering Student Voice


9:45-11:00 Tools for collaborating, crowdsourcing and sharing. (Disruptus game. sharing tools crowdsourced by us all and thinking about how to disrupt their uses)

11:00-11:30 Harness social media and develop your own PLN

11:30-12:30 Lunch  

12:30-2:00 Makerspace (Hands on exploration and time for presentation on my own makerspace)

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:15 Goals that Matter (time to talk about goals, set some goals)

3:15 Final Q&A 

This class has been closed.

***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.