NYLA/SSL Spring Conference Registration

authorSchool Library System March 4, 2015

A sure sign of Spring is when the registration opens for the annual NYLA/SSL Spring Conference! It is a great experience and an opportunity to learn, network and share!

The Dutchess SLS will sponsor 8 certified school librarians to attend the 2015 conference in Tarrytown, NY.  Contact the SLS office for details!

2015 Fall Into Books - Save the date!

authorSchool Library System March 2, 2015

NYS Cultural Institutions and the Common Core

authorSchool Library System February 28, 2015

The New York State Education Department Office of Cultural Education in partnership with the Northeast Comprehensive Center created a new site to assist educators and cultural institutions in the implementation of the NYS Common Core Learning Standards.  The site includes an interactive map to help locate NYS cultural institutions, lesson plans that utilize cultural institutions, opportunities for social collaboration, and much more.  Click on the flyer below for a summary of available resources or go directly to the site, http://nysculturaled.org/.

There is a place to sign up for a monthly newsletter if you are interested http://nysculturaled.org/monthly-newsletter

GO! February e-news

authorSchool Library System February 27, 2015

NYLA Virtual Advocacy Activites 2015

authorSchool Library System February 24, 2015

Barbara Stripling Workshop: Teaching Strategies for Active, Inquiry-Based Learning

authorSchool Library System February 20, 2015

Delivery of instruction needs to change; teachers are no longer the “sage on the stage”. “No more talkingheads!” But, have you ever hesitated to try out a new teaching strategy with a class of students, in a professional development workshop, or with a class of adult learners in a computer literacy class? What if it doesn’t work? What if the students don’t learn the skills that you are trying to teach? Is it better to just tell them how to do the skill?

This workshop is designed to give you hands-on experience with a variety of teaching strategies that can engage students actively in critical reading and inquiry (adapted from Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading by Harvey “Smokey” Daniels and Nancy Steineke). We will try out interesting strategies like carousel brainstorming, conversation questions, point-of-view annotations, reading a visual image, alternative perspective writing, save the last word for me, and synectics. All of these strategies can be used quite effectively to teach the critical thinking and inquiry skills that students of all types and ages need to become independent learners.

• Inquiry-Based Learning
• Critical Reading Skills
• Identify critical reading and inquiry-based teaching strategies
• Use instructional strategies to engage students with the inquiry process

Target Audience: School Librarians and Classroom Teachers (Grades K-12)

Barbara Stripling, Senior Associate Dean for the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University and a former American Library Association President

Mount Saint Mary College
Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center
Dominican Center
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550

Monday, March 23, 2015

8:30 am - 2:30pm

Free for DCBOCES SLS Members
A continental breakfast and lunch is provided.

This event is sponsored by the Kaplan Family Library, Dutchess BOCES, Orange-Ulster BOCES, and Sullivan BOCES.  Dutchess SLS will have a limited number of seats for this workshop. Check MLP for registration information.

Copyright Workshop - March 13, 2015

authorSchool Library System February 13, 2015

Click on the flyer below for more details on the upcoming copyright workshop!

New Site for New York State Historic Newspapers!

authorSchool Library System February 12, 2015

From the NY3Rs February Newsletter

The NYS Historic Newspapers (NYSHN) project provides free online access to a wide range of more than 250 newspapers (3.5 million+ pages) chosen to reflect New York’s unique history. NYSHN has fundamentally changed the look and feel of its website. This change increases functionality throughout, and also provides a state map for ease of geographic access.

The NYS Historic Newspapers project has fundamentally changed the look and feel of its website. This change increases functionality throughout, and also provides a state map for ease of geographic access.

The project has also received a hardware upgrade. With over 750,000 pageviews per month, the old hardware was being strained to its limit. This new launch is on hardware that is over three times as powerful as the previous, providing NYS Historic Newspapers a launchpad to a successful 2015.

Check out the new site now!

For local history check out the Hudson River Valley Heritage (HRVH) historical newspapers by going to http://news.hrvh.org/

Creating Powerful Presentations

authorSchool Library System February 6, 2015

The following workshop is offered by the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC). The Dutchess BOCES SLS will cover the registration fee for 2 of our members to attend.  Contact the SLS office if you are interested.

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Speaker, Polly-Alida Farrington, PA Farrington Associates
Location: SENYLRC

Cost: $30 for members (including members of other NY3R’s councils), $35 for non-members

Are you ready to jazz up (change, improve, modernize) your presentations? This workshop will help you create engaging presentations and deliver your message effectively and memorably. We’ll look at the different elements of a presentation, including graphics, organizing your content, a variety of presentation tools and backup plans. You will learn ways to effectively engage your audience, discover low-cost and free resources for graphics to help you deliver your message, examine alternative presentation tools, learn basic principles of data visualization and select appropriate tools to make your next presentation more effective.

Lego Building Challenge

authorSchool Library System February 4, 2015

Looks like fun!

Please share with your students.

They are also looking for HS students and older adults to judge.


Barbara Collins
Education Coordinator
Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518.463.4478 x405

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