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SLS News Archive: 2019.09.16

SLS NewsBlast 2019.09.16

SLS NewsBlast 2019.09.16

3 Apples Book Award

Each year the Section of School Librarians of the New York Library Association (NYLA/SSL) offers students in New York the opportunity to nominate their favorite books for this award.  Books are nominated in the Fall, the top nominees are compiled, and then students are offered the opportunity to vote for the winner in the Spring, with the winners announced in May.  Nominations are now open through October 31, 2019.  For more information click here.  To learn more about the nomination process and promotional materials, click here.

Upcoming Professional Development

Registration continues for the following:

  • Using Graphic Novels, Graphic Nonfiction, and Graphic Biographies in the Classroom with G. (Greg) Neri, will take place on Monday, October 7, 2019, at the School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. Rochester, from 6:30-8:00 pm.  This workshop, intended for librarians and teachers is presented jointly by the Monroe One, Monroe 2 Orleans, and City of Rochester School Library Systems in cooperation with the Monroe County Library Systems and Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. Click on the workshop title for complete information and to register.  (Read on for more about G. Neri, and opportunities for students)
  • Re-Imagining Information Fluency and Standards Alignment for our Students with Dr. Barbara Stripling will take place on October 10, 2019, at Monroe One BOCES, 15 Linden Park, Room 2AB, 9:30am-3:00pm.  Please click on the workshop title for a complete description and registration information.  Those attending will receive their new print copy of the Reimagined ESIFC at this time.  Please bring your emptied binders.


More Professional Learning Opportunities at Monroe One from Library Services, Instructional Multimedia Services(*), and the Model Schools service (**)

LibGuides is an online platform that allows librarians to curate knowledge and information, and share it with your students, teachers and parents. Get started with your free LibGuide account (provided by Monroe One BOCES SLS), and learn how you can use this amazing tool in your school library.

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. During this 1-day, in-person Teacher Academy, you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, learn to play the game, and create curriculum and classroom resources you can take back to your classroom and continue your journey.

Monroe One BOCES Multimedia Service offers a wide variety of content and tools to enhance your teaching. We will explain how to access them and highlight our newest content in this hour-long webinar update. This workshop is designed for teachers and librarians who participate in the Monroe One BOCES Multimedia Service.

Have you heard of BreakoutEDU? If not, this is the workshop for you! Come and explore the possibilities of creating an engaging, interactive learning experience for your classroom. Students will be excited to learn through discovery and an inquiry-based experience. Come and learn how to shift learning into the 21st century!

Learn how to create, code and share your own interactive stories using Twine! Marrying story development with coding, Twine provides an avenue to build rich narratives, while learning accessible, natural-language based coding.

This workshop was designed from my experience as an educational Videographer/Editor. This workshop will cover the basics of video production such as proper interview setup, green screen technology and basic production tips from which teachers and students will benefit. Please note that I will be demonstrating these techniques with an iPad. However, these tips and tricks can be utilized when recording on any video camera.

For those librarians who have a basic understanding of how to use LibGuides, we are offering this intermediate level workshop. Attendees will learn some of the tips and tricks for refining and beautifying their LibGuides.

Sphero is a little round robot that is not only fun, but can be used effectively in education. In this 1.5-hour hands-on workshop, attendees will learn to control Sphero, code with Sphero, and practice and discuss ways to use it to strengthen curricular concepts.

Learn to create forms and surveys using LibWizard. These forms and surveys can be used directly through your LibGuide account or embedded elsewhere. This feature makes it easy to collect data or create sign-ups.

Create a classroom/building/district culture of digital citizens who can make critical decisions in the digital world. Attendees will kick off their professional learning experience during a 1-hour Webinar and complete coursework (discussions, readings, and final artifact) in an Online Course. Course runs from January 13, 2020 - February 14, 2020.


Your Monroe One BOCES Library Services Team