Annual Conference Hits Highs in the Lowcountry
By Christina Mimms, SAIS
The 2018 SAIS Annual Conference proved to be an historic occasion, held October 14-16. For the first time, the conference was hosted outside of Atlanta, venturing to beautiful Charleston, SC, where SAIS welcomed 363 attendees, 34 exhibitors, 15 sponsors, and three featured speakers. In addition, SAIS formally announced Debra Wilson to begin her term in July 2019 as the first female president of SAIS. The association also honored outgoing SAIS President Dr. Kirk Walker in a surprise presentation at the conference. 
Augmented Reality
By Christina Mimms, SAIS
Learning by doing has taken on a whole new dimension at The Altamont School in Birmingham, AL, in the past year. The addition of an augmented reality (AR) sandbox has enhanced the curriculum and building it has engaged students in a completely new way. 
Book Review of “Engaging Teens with Story: How to Inspire and Educate Youth with Storytelling” by Janice M. Del Negro and Melanie A. Kimball
Reviewed by Nicole Collins, Head Librarian, Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
There is something special about stories. They have a way of calming and connecting people, bridging cultures and bringing communities together. As a librarian, I’m surrounded by stories, but until reading  Engaging Teens With Story, I was unaware of how integral storytelling can be in an upper school curriculum.
SAIS Featured School: Currey Ingram Academy, Brentwood, TN
At the core of Currey Ingram Academy is a belief that every child can learn. Founded more than 50 years ago, Currey Ingram is a K-12 day school in Brentwood, TN, that empowers students with learning differences to achieve their fullest potential.
2019 SAIS Winter Conference
Registration is OPEN for our winter programs,
January 27-29, 2019 in Nashville, TN.
Check out the 2019 SAIS Calendar for more information.
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