MEMO's annual Fellowship Dinner (formerly called "Past President's Dinner") is sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning, and will include a TEDTalk-style speaker, Troy Anderson on Digital Content = Better Results. Troy is Senior Market Development Manager for Gale – Cengage Learning and will be discussing the ways that digital learning technologies affect student engagement and learning. Dinner attendees will be eligible for a Paperwhite Kindle door prize.MEMO's annual Fellowship Dinner (formerly called "Past President's Dinner"). Admission is $20. There is no charge for Past Presidents, but all participants need to register to attend. Click here to register. Dinner includes your choice of Sauteed Chicken Breast, Honey Peppered Salmon, Yankee Pot Roast, or a Vegetarian selection.
Heidi Hammond, Ph.D. of St. Catherine University will moderate a discussion among the key people involved in the creation, publishing and marketing of a book. Young adult authors Carrie Mesrobian and Mary Losure, along with Andrew Karre, editorial director Carolrhoda Lab™, and Dawn Frederick, literary agent and owner of Red Sofa Literary, will discuss the process of writing a young adult book, finding an agent and getting a book published, and making it available to bookstores and libraries. Sponsored by MALF (Minnesota Association of Library Friends) and Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, Minneapolis. Dessert provided by Barnes & Noble.
What are the strategies we must teach to ensure learners at all levels grow as literate/transliterate citizens? From a better understanding of intellectual property to best tools for telling stories and communicating new knowledge, Joyce counts them down and reveals granular strategies for delivering instruction, using illustrations from classic film.
Doug Johnson and Joyce Valenza will MC MEMO’s first ever unconference! There will be no scheduled breakout sessions or panels, but a format encouraging of conversations, network building and sharing. The agenda for this participant-driven morning will be created by attendees at the beginning of the event. Anyone with a topic can claim time and space for discussion. Take advantage of this chance for peer-to-peer learning, PLN building and connecting with colleagues!