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DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, bringing together over 300 to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. The annual DPLAfest celebration will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, hackathons, discussions with community leaders and practitioners, and more. To join the conversation on Twitter, check out #dplafest

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Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Going Digital: The DPLA and its Impact on K-12 Education

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Join us as we share and collectively explore the myriad ways to use DPLA’s vast digitized resources to enhance and innovate K-12 instruction.  Celebrate DPLA’s vision to create a portal, platform, and a public option in the 21st Century. What does that mean in the scope of K-12 education? How can educators use, create, and contribute to the one of the greatest collaborative projects in the United States? This session is also designed to encourage participation and collaboration in order to address the contemporary needs of students and educators.

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Notes available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oJDZiuNtj7qZFEKIfcNzQJGVVMFgOLYgJSXE0yGqpKM&authuser=1



Moderators
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Franky Abbott

ACLS Public Fellow, Project Manager, DPLA
Franky Abbott is an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellow working as a project manager for the Digital Public Library of America. In this capacity, she organizes the Community Reps program, the Gates-funded Public Library Partnerships Project, and research and outreach initiatives to teachers, students, and librarians in K-12 and higher education. She has experience as a project manager in digital... Read More →

Speakers
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Susan Corbersero

History Department Chair and Coordinator of Global Initiatives, The Ellis School
Susan is a historian, researcher and educator. Currently, she holds the positions of History Department Chair and Coordinator of Global Initiatives at the Ellis School.  As a digital humanist, her classes in European, World, and Gender History at Ellis regularly create and deploy a wide range of digital and innovative pedagogies and tools, such as digital storytelling, RPG activities, gamification, and history crowdsourcing. She is also... Read More →
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Melissa Jacobs

Coordinator of Library Services, NYC Department of Education / NYC School Library System
Melissa is the Coordinator of Library Services for the NYC Department of Education / NYC School Library System, where she provides support services, professional development, and consulting to libraries and librarians in public and non-public schools in New York City.



Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Indiana Historical Society: Multipurpose Room 450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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