Leatherstocking Conference 2018

Leatherstocking Addresses Digital Pioneers
Posted on 10/18/2018
Kevin Honeycutt plays music with a conference participant.

Librarians, teachers and administrators from across three BOCES regions attended this year’s Leatherstocking Conference in Utica. The annual conference, in its 33rd year, is a partnership between the MOBOCES, Oneida-Herkimer and Otsego-Northern Catskills School Library Systems, as well as MORIC.

This year’s keynote speaker, Kevin Honeycutt, presented on “Trends, Tactics and Tools for 21st Century Learning.” He encourages educators to step outside their boxes, try new tools, and to become learners again, and he reinforced the importance of relationships and self-directed professional development.

“Real learning is messy and it should be,” he said. “We need to role model the next new thing.”

leatherstocking conference participantsFollowing his keynote, Kevin led breakout sessions on creativity in education, entrepreneurial learning and re-engaging students through the library.

This year’s featured speaker was children’s author James Preller, who led sessions on picture books and early chapter books as well as bullying and middle-grade novels. Other breakout session presenters included librarians and educators from Camden, Morrisville-Eaton, Rome, Stockbridge Valley, MOBOCES and MORIC.

See more photos from our conference on MOBOCES' Facebook and Twitter, the School Library System's Twitter, or by searching #leatherstocking2018.