GLMA Summer Institute 2011: Sneak Peek Video

Don’t forget to register for the GLMA Summer Institute, to be held June 16-17, 2011 at Callaway Gardens! Georgia Media Specialists will be able to get together to work, learn, earn one PLU credit, and network with friends throughout the state!  Take a look at our teaser video above (if you can’t access YouTube, view it here on Animoto).

New this year: All sessions are “Make it and Take it” so you will leave this 2-day event loaded with tools, tips, and tricks for jazzing up your program! See below for the approved speakers and topics for this event:

  • Jerol Jean Smith: A Collaboratively Planned Unit
  • Martha Powell: Using Microsoft Photostory 3 to Extend Literature Connections
  • Elizabeth Friese: Creative Research Products
  • Dr. Phyllis Snipes: How to Personalize, Professionalize, and Globalize… the Wiki Way!
  • Beth Miller: Check! Reading Standard Done!
  • Courtney McGough (GALILEO): Create Your Own Story with GALILEO
  • Linda Martin: Book Trailers on Animoto: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Book Report!
  • Ellen Gadberry: Reading is Thinking – Activities for Building Students’ Thinking Skills
  • Susan Grigsby: Graphic Language (Arts) in the Media Center

The response has been phenomenal – rooms for Wednesday have been SOLD OUT so if you need to come in for Summer Institute the night before and don’t yet have a room, please get in touch with Susan Grigsby (see email below).  Also, if you HAVE a room on Wednesday night and are willing to share with a colleague, let me (Susan) know and we will do our best to coordinate some roommate situations!

Finally, one of our vendors is providing participants with a reception on Thursday evening!  This is the first time EVER and we’re excited to provide this meet-and-greet opportunity for Summer Institute participants.

Need another reason to sign up? Callaway Gardens is extending the special rate for anyone that wants to stay over on Friday night. Why not have your significant other drive up Friday afternoon and spend the evening watching the FSU Circus performance? Then you can spend a leisurely day in the Gardens on Saturday before heading home. Click here to register for Summer Institute NOW (the form is at the bottom of GLMA’s front page)!

We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Institute. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda or Kathryn in the Executive Office or the Summer Institute Coordinator, Susan Grigsby.


About Buffy J. Hamilton

I am a writing and Language Arts teacher who loves learning, literacy, stories, learning, dogs, poetry, fabulous shoes, and good lip gloss. I began my career as a high school English teacher in 1992 and then became a high school librarian and 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker before returning to the classroom in August 2016.

Posted on May 27, 2011, in GLMA News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Martha powell

    Susan, great news about the institute! Like your title; sometimes graphic language in the media center could get me on trouble! Ha!
    Presenters sound so good – y’all have done a great job. Hope there are many new folks!

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