Something to scratch off my bucket list...speaking at an ISTE Ignite Session. Learn how Bay Shore Middle School hosted SLIME Students of Long Island Maker Expo in only 4 short months: SLIME ISTE 2015 Ignite Presentation
Just settling in from my first day at ISTE in Philly, and I have already met three of my professional goals: connect with educators in my PLN, listen to the welcoming remarks and keynote, and learn something new at the poster sessions. Check out video interviews of presenters you might have missed.
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This past weekend, I had the privilege of presenting our SLIME (Students of Long Island Maker Expo) at the National MakerFaire in Washington, D.C.
Enjoy this video of the experience with my Partners in SLIME: Gina, her kids, and my husband.
Here are some video interviews of makers whom I met:
Kristina A. Holzweiss
Ed Tech School Librarian
"Hacking School Libraries is the practical book that I have been waiting for a teacher-librarian to publish! This is the book I will be recommending to school librarians who want constructive and attainable suggestions on how to not only transform their library space, but also their library practices and in turn, their school. The stories and ideas from Stony, Kristina, and other respected colleagues in the school library world spotlight tried-and-true practices that have transformed school library programs across the nation."
- Sherry Gick, Director of Innovative Learning--Five Star Technology Solutions, Teacher-Librarian, 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker
"I really like the quick reading style and the focus banners for each hack. This is a very useful guide for new school library professionals or those thirsting for easy, practical, and inexpensive ideas to revitalize their school libraries. My highest praise is that it's written by practitioners FOR practitioners."
- Dr. Bea Baaden, Director of the School Library Program, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University
"I am super excited to learn about both high tech and low tech ways to promote literature.
I feel that over the years, I lost myself and my students with the primary focus always being on research. I want to go back to book talks and making library enjoyable (again).
Thank you for your inspiration!"
- Cara Lauber, library media specialist
"Kristina is a librarian's librarian!"
- Ali Schilpp, 2018 SLJ School Librarian of the Year
"Kristina is an engaging guest speaker who offers rich and varied approaches for participants to take part in and contribute. My graduate students leave the classroom feeling motivated, excited and ready to put their learning into practice in their own classrooms."
Dr. Karen Megay-Nespoli, Director of the Literacy and Cognition Graduate Program,
St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue