Regional Professional Learning ConferencesMiddle and High School Library Media Specialists
Building Relationships to Promote Quality Learning and Instruction


Upcoming March 2013 Meeting
Where: Bacon Academy, 611 Norwich Ave., Colchester, CT
When: March 28, 2013, 8:30 am -3:00 pm
Format: Face-to-face hands-on activity
Audience: Regional Library Media Specialists Middle and High School
Facilitators: Linda Marchisio, Library Media Specialist Bacon Academy
Michele Lane, Library Media Specialist William J. Johnston Middle School
Welcome to the Regional Professional Learning Conference, a collaborative effort of 16 school districts with a goal to provide quality professional development for special area educators in southeastern Connecticut. This customized offering is an endeavor to create meaningful learning experiences for educators who share similar roles within their respective districts. Your facilitators for the day are volunteers from the host district who helped develop the course offering and who work in your area of expertise. We are pleased to have this opportunity to develop ongoing relationships with a cadre of experts in library media science.

You will:
  • Meet other Library Media Specialists from school districts throughout the region
  • Collaborate and share effective teaching strategies
  • Work in teams with LMS colleagues
  • Acquire Best Practices through a team-sharing approach

Please come prepared to share and discuss some of your favorite lessons. We will look at ways to connect them to the Common Core Standards.

  • Food is not provided - please bring a snack, beverage and lunch. Local restaurants include Subway, Wendy's, McDonalds, pizza, deli and general options but time is limited.
  • Questions prior to March 28th should be directed to: Linda Marchisio or Michele Lane through this wiki or via email at or
  • If you need to contact facilitator the day of the conference - call the school's main phone at 860-537-2378
  • Enter at the front of the school and take a left. The Library Media Center will be on straight ahead.

Participating DistrictsBozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Madison, Montville, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, RSD #18, Salem, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford, Westbrook