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School Librarians Round Table

authorSchool Library System December 19, 2014

The following networking meetings are scheduled for Dutchess County School Librarians.  Come out to meet your colleagues from area libraries.  Be prepared to share and receive ideas.  Each session will include a tour of the library, a specific topic for discussion and plenty of time for exchanging information.

Secondary School Librarians

  • January 15, 2015 (John Jay HS)
  • April 13, 2015 (Millbrook School)

Elementary School Librarians

  • February 18, 2015 (Nassau ES)
  • June 4, 2015 (North Park ES)

Registration:  http://www.dcboces.org/professionaldevelopment

Rescheduled Workshop - Repackaging Research for the Common Core

authorSchool Library System December 18, 2014

NOTE:  This workshop was originally scheduled for December 9th but was rescheduled to January 28th, 2015.

Repackaging Research for the Common Core will answer the questions:

  • What are the NYS Research modules and how can I use these or adapt them for local use?
  • How can I repackage current research units, and align them with the CCLS?
  • How can I foster “shorter” as well as “more sustained” research projects - and when should I do which?
  • How do I create essential questions? What’s the trick?

Participants should come with some content ideas and will leave with a repackaged unit. Paige Jaeger is a librarian turned administrator, and recently retired from School Support Services for WSWHE BOCES. She has delivered PD to teachers and librarians around the United States.  An educator at both the elementary and secondary levels with over fifteen years of experience, Paige     writes frequently for many national magazines and journals and blogs at librarydoor.blogspot.com. Her first book, Rx for the Common Core, was just published by Libraries Unlimited. Participants are requested to bring one “classroom novel” example or great “non-fiction picture book”. This workshop is a collaboration between Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Sullivan and Ulster BOCES School Library Systems.

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Call for Proposals: SED Uncommon Core Conference

authorSchool Library System December 16, 2014

The NYS Education Department Office of Cultural Education will host a two-day conference, Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core, on Aug 11 and 12, 2015.

The conference planning team has issued a call for proposals for interactive labs in one of six curriculum areas: The Arts, English Language Arts, Math, Science, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), or Social Studies.  Lessons must be aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards and the topic should be aligned with the Social Studies Framework adopted by the Board of Regents in 2014.

Proposals are due by January 15, 2015.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit http://goo.gl/IMUcFq

Webinar: Cloud Storage

authorSchool Library System December 15, 2014

The following CE webinar is presented by the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.

Tech Topics:  Saving to the Cloud

Date: Jan 21,2015

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get to your files no matter where you were? You now can! You can save files “to the cloud” and, as long as you have Internet access, you should be able to access them. Cloud storage is one of the newer technologies that could make your life a whole lot easier!

This series, Tech Topics, is primarily lecture-based and introduces library staff to technologies that may impact libraries and library services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define “cloud storage” and how it works
  • Identify three popular services
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages for this type of service

Target Audience: everyone

When: Wednesday, January 21st from 2:00-4:00pm

Fee: $15

Register: http://bit.ly/1z2geKX
This session is designed for individual participation; each individual must register (no group registration).

Technical Requirements: Live Online System Requirements

Session Duration: This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor: Christine Peterson

Free ebooks - Winter PopUp Library

authorSchool Library System December 11, 2014

Click here to access high quality ebooks to read over the winter break!  From December 24, 2014 through January 5, 2015, StarWalk Kids Media will make available a collection of ebooks for kids to enjoy. No password, no logins, just click and start reading!

School librarians and classroom teachers can download a flyer to send home with students.

2015 NYLA/SSL Conference - Save the Date!

authorSchool Library System December 8, 2014

SLS Annual Survey Results

authorSchool Library System December 5, 2014

Click below to check out responses to the SLS annual survey.  Contact the SLS office for the password to the link.

Scholastic Webinars for December

authorSchool Library System December 4, 2014

Scholastic has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for December. Please see dates,times and registration information below.

December 11, 2014, 3:30pm
Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELNY training sessions to help inform NOVELNY users about Scholastic GO!’s program features and how to incorporate Scholastic GO! into schools and public libraries. In this training they will focus on all eight of the online databases now available via NOVELNY, which include Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, Encyclopedia Americana, New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre.
Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=652538839&t=a

Event password: winter
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

December 16, 2014, 3:30pm
Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELNY training sessions to help NOVELNY users optimize their use of Scholastic GO!’s resources to best support their Common Core instruction with students and in support of teachers. The session will focus on Common Core’s key aspects, ranging from Information Text and Vocabulary to Deeper Evidenced Based Research, Text Complexity and Point of View, and how best to incorporate these core objectives via Scholastic GO! into schools and public libraries. The session will also include how to incorporate materials from Scholastic GO! into Summer Reading at New York Libraries.
Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=659106408&t=a
Event password: winter

Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

If you have any questions about the webinars please contact Scholastic at scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com or 1-888-326-6546 option 4.

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported in part with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

SSL Awards & Scholarships Available

authorSchool Library System December 3, 2014

A reminder from Dawn Pressimone, Awards Chair for NYLA/SSL:

Dear NYLA/SSL Members and School Librarians,

My name is Dawn Pressimone and I am the Awards Chair for SSL.  I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that there are several awards/scholarships that you can apply for to help you attend a SSL Conference, to purchase materials, to honor an administrator, and to assist with the cost of a class.

The deadline for these applications is December 15, 2014.

Please follow the links below to complete an application.  I know we are all busy and have many things going on in our work and personal lives, but I highly encourage you to complete an application to make it possible to learn something new at a conference and gather with your peers, to add to your collection, to honor those that are our champions, and to help ease a financial burden.

Please contact me with any comments or questions.

Thank you,
Dawn Pressimone
Wayne Central School District - Ontario Elementary School
dpressimone@wayne.k12.ny.us

Applications

NYLA/SSL Award for School Librarians:

Gale Webinars for December

authorSchool Library System December 2, 2014

Gale has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for December. Please see dates, times and registration information below.

*STEAM and Gale Resources

Did you know you have a wealth of information in your Gale resources that can help with STEAM classroom work? In this 1 hour webinar we’ll explore several ways the Gale resources can be integrated into the classroom to support STEAM education.  A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

Please note: This session’s audio will be provided via the web conference; earphones or a headset are recommended. (Audio via a phone conference is not available.)

Friday, December 5, 2014  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register here:  https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=499120278

*Libraries Mean Business

In this online workshop, we’ll explore ways Business Insights: Essentials will help students with a business or marketing case study, entrepreneurs building and developing their business, and general researchers looking for company and financial information.   Learn more about the content and enhanced functionality that enables librarians and researchers to delve deeper into business data with access to financial analysis tools, business associations, investment reports and market research reports. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

Please note: This session’s audio will be provided via the web conference; earphones or a headset are recommended. (Audio via a phone conference is not available.)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Register here:  https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=499471893 Read more »

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