The BCTLA executive is looking for presenters for our October 23, 2020 Conference. The conference theme this year is Plan B: Think Outside the Book. As teacher-librarians find themselves taking greater risks in their professional practice, it has become more important than ever to have that Plan B, the backup that teacher-librarians can rely on when things don’t go quite as intended.
We are looking for sessions that tie into the idea of the backup plan - tips and tricks to help things run as smoothly as possible when Plan A hasn’t quite worked out. We are also looking for sessions that tie in to the concept of thinking outside the book - ideas for sessions that stretch School Library Learning Commons lessons beyond the norm.
Of course, we are also looking for a few traditional sessions, such as those that offer tips and tricks for running a School Library Learning Commons, collection development, planning for collaboration and so forth.
Examples of sessions include:
Of course, we are open to hearing your unique ideas.
This year, we will offer two types of sessions.
These sessions will be:
Presenters should be willing to share presentation materials with the BCTLA so they may be added to our website.
Idea Room Sessions
The Idea Room is a large space in which TLs will showcase projects they have worked on in the past and that teacher-librarians may be interested in learning/trying. This is an opportunity for presenters to informally share something that went well for them. There will be no formal presentations or standing in front of a room of participants.
The Idea Room will be structured in a booth/gallery walk format. Participants will circulate and interact with TLs and their lessons, materials, etc. Presenters may wish to bring something for participants to take with them (ie, lesson plan or handout) as well as provide a digital copy to the BCTLA to post on our website.
We are asking those who put in a proposal for the idea room to commit to one of the following session times:
Please note: The Idea Room will be closed and locked during lunch to allow participants to eat and visit vendors.
Example of Idea Room sessions could be:
In exchange for presenting, presenters get free conference registration including lunch.
For traditional sessions:
For Idea Room sessions:
Session proposals will remain open until March 25th. Those chosen to present will be contacted by email by April 1.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristie Oxley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in presenting at our conference and supporting the professional growth of teacher-librarians around our province.