MEMO Leadership Development Conference:
Be the Change You Want to See…
Friday, July 6, 2012
St. Catherine University: Coeur de Catherine Rauenhorst Ballroom
Be the change: A twist on the “un-conference” idea
This is your opportunity to participate in dialog about what is needed in the media profession. MEMO will take the ideas generated by this event and will consider them for prioritization and action steps in the coming year. Unlike most conferences, participants are expected to participate in the dialogue and help create the reality that they want to see in the profession. Conference activities are designed around the mission of MEMO, focusing on the core services that MEMO may provide for its constituency. These areas are: advocacy; professional development; curriculum and lessons; collaboration within the work environment; networking with other media professionals, and technology integration. Now you can truly be the change you want to see in the media profession and in your own work environment.
Keynote Address: Be the Change You Want to See…
Shannon McClintock Miller
Shannon McClintock Miller is the district teacher librarian and technology specialist at Van Meter Community School in Van Meter, Iowa. She encourages her students to have a voice while learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting to others within their school and around the world. Shannon is the author of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for ISTE's Leading & Learning journal, various blogs, and in other forums. She has had the opportunity to speak in Iowa and around the country about advocacy, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others. Shannon serves on the School Library Monthly advisory board and is a teacher advocate for StudyBlue. In March 2011, Shannon was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award for Twitter. Shannon can be found at @shannonmmiller on Twitter and online at shannonmmiller.com.
Upon check-in, you will find that you have been assigned to a “pod” designated by a letter, such as “Pod A.” You will travel through the morning with this pod, visiting six thematic stations for 13-15 minutes each, generating ideas and developing the content for a presentation that will be designed during the 6th and final rotation. This final rotation will last for 30 minutes. A station facilitator will remain with their station throughout the rotations, and will provide continuity for each pod as they progress. The presentation will be about 5 minutes long and will be presented over lunch. It will provide a summary of the findings for that station and a prioritization of content, based on the input of all pods. On Saturday, July 7, the MEMO Board will view videos of these presentations, and will base their annual action plan and priorities on the content of these presentations. See the diagram, below, to determine the starting location of your pod. The times in the schedule indicate when pods rotate.
Each station has a facilitator who will be directing the activities for each round at their given station. These facilitators have expertise in the area of focus and have a set of guidelines to follow so that each rotation builds on the previous rotation, loosely following Bloom's taxonomy. Because rotations are generally only 13-15 minutes each, we ask that participants be prepared to focus and begin upon arriving at each station.
Presentations are made only from within the strands represented by each of the stations plus a “resources” strand that was included in the original model. Break-out sessions are 50 minutes in length, and are alternated with times to visit our small vendor fair. Breakout sessions are scheduled for 1:15-2:05pm (A) and 3:05-3:55pm (B). See the schedule for details.
Sessions and Presenters
Session A, 1:15-2:05 p.m.
- Fostering Collaboration and Partnerships with Classroom Teachers
- Jen Legatt, Rauenhorst Ballroom Side Room, 303A
- Collaborate or Duplicate - How Can the Minnesota Learning Commons Help You?
- Gary Langer, Rauenhorst Ballroom, 3rd floor
- Minnesota Reflections and Minnesota Loop Resources
- Mary Alice Anderson, Room 17
- NOOK in the Classroom and Media Center
- Lin Salisbury, Room 18
- Googlize your Library
- Andi Bodeau, Room 19
- Growing Online Professional Development
- Renee Jesness, Ed.D., Room 20
- A Professional Fitness Plan: Web 2.0 Tools to Develop a Personal Learning Network
- Doug Johnson, Rauenhorst Ballroom, 3rd floor
- Moodling with Collaboration
- Dave Sherwin, Room 17
- Looking Out on the Horizon: Emerging and Hot Technology Trends in Education
- Jen Legatt, Rauenhorst Ballroom Side Room, 303A
- Advocacy: Where do I start?
- Sally Mays, Room 18
- Web 2.0 and Social Constructivism
- Carl Anderson, Room 19
- 007 Agents of Change
- Bonnie Olmanson, Room 20
Visit our sponsoring vendors in the lobby outside of the Rauenhorst Ballroom. Designated vendor fair times are: 12:30 – 1:15 and 2:05-3:05. Vendors include: Mackin Education Resources, Ulness Book Services, Minitex, Barnes & Noble, FirstTech, and Learning Opportunities. Special thanks to Mackin for sponsoring our Author Reader’s Theater event.
MEMO wants to provide Minnesota media professionals with the resources needed to run a robust media program. Towards that end, we have created a resources page on the MEMO ning at http://memotech.ning.com/page/resources In order to assure that we are providing the most relevant resources, we invite you to make suggestions on the MEMO Resources Wiki page at http://memo-resource-list.wikispaces.com/
7:30-8:00am Registration and light breakfast fare – Rauenhorst Ballroom, 3rd floor of Coeur de Catherine building
8:10-8:30am Welcome by Sally Mays and Dhaivyd Hilgendorf - Rauenhorst Ballroom
8:30- 9:30am Keynote Address in Rauenhorst Ballroom: “Be the Change You Want to See…” -Shannon McClintock Miller
9:30-9:40 Overview of rotation stations –Dhaivyd Hilgendorf
9:45-10:00 1st rotation (see diagram for starting rotation location)
10:02-10:17 2nd rotation
10:17-10:28 Break with light refreshments. Generate Wordles
10:30-10:43 3rd rotation: summarize
10:45-10:58 4th rotation: create graphic depictions
11:00-11:13 5th rotation
11:15-11:45 6th rotation: Presentation ideas
11:45-12:45 Lunch break – catered by St. Kates food service, Rauenhorst Ballroom
12:00-12:30 At lunch: Groups and/or facilitators present results of morning sessions.
12:30 – 1:15 Vendor fair 1 - 3rd floor atrium
1:15-2:05 Breakout session A
2:05 – 3:05 Vendor Fair 2 - 3rd floor atrium
3:05 – 3:55 Breakout session B
4:00 – 6:00 Closing Celebration: Author Reader’s Theater performances with hors d’oeuvres
Roma Italian Buffet: Mixed Green Salad with Italian Dressing and your choice of a second Dressing. Your choice of 2 Pastas with Marinara Sauce, served with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Sticks with Butter. Meatballs or chicken available.
The MEMO Mission Statement
The Minnesota Education Media Organization provides leadership and service by promoting professional growth, facilitating collaboration among its members, establishing standards, and advocating for 21st century learners.
The MEMO Vision
For all Minnesota students and educators to be effective users of information and technology.
Preamble to the MEMO Bylaws
The Minnesota Educational Media Organization is a professional organization established to support educators who play a vital role in fostering information and technology literacy, reading, and applying technology to improve school management. These educators include library media specialists, teachers who focus on technology integration, administrators, technology support specialists, building and district technology coordinators, curriculum specialists, and the paraprofessional staff who support library media and technology programs. MEMO provides leadership, promotes professional growth, and facilitates communication between its members, with other professional groups, and the community.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 690-6000
For further information, contact MEMO President-elect Dhaivyd Hilgendorf at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration fees include lunch:
$40.00, MEMO members
$35.00 each, for groups of 6 or more and for students
$5.00 to attend Author Reader’s Theater event, 4:00-6:00pm
$20.00 Reader’s Theater for non-registrants