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1. New Librarian Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 8/25/2021

This full-day of learning is for all school librarians, new and veteran, to come together to be trained on the Union Catalog, media Platform, reporting data, and digital resources. You will work with the SLS team members to better utilize teaching and learning resources purchased through and provided by the School Library System. Additionally, we will review beginning of the year processes for each automation system to make sure you are up and running on day one.

2. Discovery Education Experience Asynchronous Course (August)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 8/27/2021

Join Discovery Education and O²CM SLS in a joint effort to support you in maximizing your use of Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education and O²CM SLS are teaming up to provide you with this unique learning experience that will both help you learn more about using Discovery Education and earn CTLE credits. The course is asynchronous and delivered via Google Classroom. No Zoom calls to make or deadlines to meet. Simply sign up for the course, complete the activities at your own pace, participate in the discussions and submit a few simple assignments. Earn up to 5 CTLE hours, one for each assignment completed. It is that easy! By completing each section you will learn all about Discovery Education resources, instructional strategies, student access, ready to use lesson activities and more!

Open August 9th thru August 27th, 2021.

3. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 9/28/2021

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

4. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 9/28/2021

These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and help create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only member of the council may vote on recommendations.

5. Blasting off with Learning A-Z

Program: School Library System

Audience: Learning A-Z users

Dates: 9/30/2021

This webinar provides an overview of Raz-Kids and Reading A-Z and introduces key resources and features, and shows you how to get started.

6. Mentors Across Borders

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 10/7/2021

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved.

7. Discovery Education Experience Asynchronous Course (October)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/22/2021

The course material and classwork will be available in the Google Classroom from October 1st thru October 22, 2021.

Join Discovery Education and O²CM SLS in a joint effort to support you in maximizing your use of Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education and O²CM SLS are teaming up to provide you with this unique learning experience that will both help you learn more about using Discovery Education and earn CTLE credits. The course is asynchronous and delivered via Google Classroom. No Zoom calls to make or deadlines to meet. Simply sign up for the course, complete the activities at your own pace, participate in the discussions and submit a few simple assignments. Earn up to 5 CTLE hours, one for each assignment completed. It is that easy! By completing each section you will learn all about Discovery Education resources, instructional strategies, student access, ready to use lesson activities and more!

8. Embedded Ethics and Academic Integrity with NoodleTools

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/2/2021

Explore and create scenarios in which students are asked to make ethical choices to increase their understanding of academic integrity beyond "do not plagiarize.”

9. Using NoodleTools, new year, new look

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/2/2021

Noodletools goes beyond the autocite functionality of other services. NoodleTools walks students through the entire research process, from evaluating sources and thinking about attribution, to note taking, paraphrasing and outlining
Over an hour and a half explore strategies that can help you facilitate rich opportunities for students to explore and develop their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

11. Cohort 1: DEI Institute, Continuing our Journey

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/9/2021

Continue our journey together as a collaborative, courageous, and relevant professional learning network of School Librarians ready to build a foundation for an anti-racist education program focused on equity and social justice. Our first three days this summer will review the CR-SE Framework as we delve into our own identities, our unconscious and implicit bias and the micro- and macro-aggressions that members of our communities face on a daily basis. We will look deeply at our resources, collections and instructional practices to create an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. Specifically we will be looking at our next steps of projects, book studies and crucial conversations with their colleagues.

12. Cohort 2: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institute

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/15/2021 to 3/22/2022

Spend the morning of our cc meetings together as a collaborative, courageous, and relevant professional learning network of School Librarians ready to build a foundation for an anti-racist education program focused on equity and social justice. Our first three days this summer will review the CR-SE Framework as we delve into our own identities, our unconscious and implicit bias and the micro- and macro-aggressions that members of our communities face on a daily basis. We will look deeply at our resources, collections and instructional practices to create an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. Those that participate will continue this work throughout the next school year through projects, book studies and crucial conversations with their colleagues.

13. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 11/15/2021

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

14. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 11/15/2021

These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and help create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only member of the council may vote on recommendations.

15. VIRTUAL Media Literacy Task Force (INVITE ONLY)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 1/10/2022 to 4/11/2022

For all members of the Media Literacy Taskforce to checkin on the work completed for data collection.

16. Be Prepared: Collection Development Procedures

Program: School Library System

Dates: 1/20/2022

This workshop is to provide clarity around the elements that should be included in a collection development process. For those attending please bring any current policies, procedure and documents your district consults for collection development. Our objective is to create a regional template that can be used, adapted or modified to meet the needs of your district.

17. Alexandria Drop In - Overdues

Program: School Library System

Dates: 1/26/2022

We will be offering an Alexandria Drop In session lead by the SLS Team. Please bring your questions related to Overdues in Alexandria. We will be offering more sessions like this with targeted themes. However, this drop in is aimed for new users to help grasp the basics of circulation and cataloging.

18. VIRTUAL: SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 1/27/2022

Starting Today
The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

19. VIRTUAL: Book Café 2.0

Program: School Library System

Dates: 1/28/2022 to 5/20/2022

Starting Soon
We seek to discover new books that should be added to our libraries. Each participant will choose 2 books to review via a personal blog for the next few months. At the conclusion of the PD we will have an in person meeting where we share the books via short booktalks for each book. Let's crowdsource the best new books in our region!!

20. ONLINE: Developing Digital Detectives Book Study

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Educators of all levels

Dates: 2/7/2022 to 4/4/2022

Wait List
Developing Digital Detectives: Essential Lessons for Discerning Fact from Fiction in the "Fake News" Era by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins From the authors of the bestselling Fact vs. Fiction, this book offers easy-to-implement lessons to engage students in becoming media literacy "digital detectives,” looking for clues, questioning motives, uncovering patterns, developing theories and, ultimately, delivering a verdict. The current news landscape is driven by clicks, with every social media influencer, trained and citizen journalists chasing the same goal: a viral story. In this environment, where the race to be first on the scene with the most sensational story often overshadows the need for accuracy, traditional strategies for determining information credibility are no longer enough. Rather than simply helping students become savvy information consumers, today's educators must provide learners with the skills to be digital detectives - information interrogators who are armed with a variety of tools for dissecting news stories and determining what's real and what isn't in our "post-truth world.” Join this book study to take a look at resources, protocols, and techniques to help learners navigate a world in which information can be both a force for good and a tool used to influence and manipulate. We will look at resources and examples to support the work of facilitating engaging, relevant, and fun opportunities in both face-to-face and digital learning environments. Connect the social emotional learning and information literacy. Note: You will receive digital access to this book throughout the Book Study. This course is completely asynchronous with weekly assignments due. Frontline requires times.

21. Insignia Drop In

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/8/2022

New
We will be offering a Insignia Drop In session lead by the SLS Team. Please bring your questions related to Insignia . We will be offering more sessions like this with targeted themes. However, this drop in will be more open ended and is designed to answer your questions.

22. Mentors Across Borders

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/9/2022

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved. Onondaga Hill Middle School Library: 4860 Onondaga Rd, Syracuse, NY 13215

23. Destiny Drop In

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/9/2022

New
We will be offering a Destiny Drop In session lead by the SLS Team. Please bring your questions related to Destiny. We will be offering more sessions like this with targeted themes. However, this drop in is aimed more open ended and will be informed by your questions.

24. OPAL Drop In

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/10/2022

New
We will be offering a OPAL Drop In session lead by the SLS Team. Please bring your questions related to OPAL. We will be offering more sessions like this with targeted themes. However, this drop in will be more open ended and is designed to answer your questions.

25. Alexandria Drop In

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/16/2022

New
We will be offering a Alexandria Drop In session lead by the SLS Team. Please bring your questions related to Alex. We will be offering more sessions like this with targeted themes. However, this drop in will be more open ended and is designed to answer your questions.

26. Alexandria Drop In

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/16/2022

New
We will be offering a Alexandria Drop In session lead by the SLS Team. Please bring your questions related to Alex. We will be offering more sessions like this with targeted themes. However, this drop in will be more open ended and is designed to answer your questions.

27. Discovery Education PD

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12; Administration

Dates: 2/21/2022 to 4/4/2022

New
Once you find a resource, assign it to students, and add context + instructions to guide them along. Even better, incorporate rich media into your daily lessons. Learn how use the plethora of resources and lessons within Discovery Education in this self-directed course. A few examples of the information that will be learned are below: - Create a video quizzes. - Assign a self-paced activities. - Jump to a particular segment. - Find related instructional supports. - Ready to Use Activities - Literacy Tools - Curriculum packs - Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) Instructional Strategies

28. VIRTUAL: Sum of Us Book Study (Group #2)

Program: School Library System

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff, etc.

Dates: 2/27/2022 to 4/10/2022

Join us in a book study of the book: The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. Below you will find a short summary of the book. In a world of division, McGhee gives a possible solution to bring the world together using the Solidarity Dividend. Learn from each other and discuss this New York Times bestseller and longlisted book for the National Book Award and Andrew Carnegie Medal. Heather McGhee's specialty is the American economy-and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis of 2008 to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a root problem: racism in our politics and policymaking. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: the benefits we gain when people come together across race to accomplish what we simply can't do on our own. The book leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game. Please note: This course is completely asynchronous with weekly assignments due. Frontline requires times.

29. ONLINE: Use Google Data Studio to Visually Represent Your Data

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 3/18/2022 to 4/22/2022

Have you always wanted to be able to visually represent the reading going on in your school? Advocate using the data you already collect from books students read. Using a simple Google Form you can transform the data into a dashboard that can show genres read, most popular books, and so much more that is updated in real-time! Learn how to do it from the beginning stages to the more complex. Please note: This course is almost completely asynchronous with weekly assignments due. Frontline requires times. We will have at least 1 Zoom meeting to give real-time instruction in Google Data Studio. This will be 1-2 hours long and will be a time that works for all participants.

30. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 3/22/2022

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

31. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 3/22/2022

These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and help create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only member of the council may vote on recommendations.

32. Be Prepared: Collection Development Procedures

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/31/2022

New
This workshop is to provide clarity around the elements that should be included in a collection development process. For those attending please bring any current policies, procedure and documents your district consults for collection development. Our objective is to create a regional template that can be used, adapted or modified to meet the needs of your district.

33. Developing Digital Detectives Book Study (Group #2)

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Educators of all levels

Dates: 4/5/2022 to 6/14/2022

Developing Digital Detectives: Essential Lessons for Discerning Fact from Fiction in the "Fake News" Era by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins From the authors of the bestselling Fact vs. Fiction, this book offers easy-to-implement lessons to engage students in becoming media literacy "digital detectives,” looking for clues, questioning motives, uncovering patterns, developing theories and, ultimately, delivering a verdict. The current news landscape is driven by clicks, with every social media influencer, trained and citizen journalists chasing the same goal: a viral story. In this environment, where the race to be first on the scene with the most sensational story often overshadows the need for accuracy, traditional strategies for determining information credibility are no longer enough. Rather than simply helping students become savvy information consumers, today's educators must provide learners with the skills to be digital detectives - information interrogators who are armed with a variety of tools for dissecting news stories and determining what's real and what isn't in our "post-truth world.” Join this book study to take a look at resources, protocols, and techniques to help learners navigate a world in which information can be both a force for good and a tool used to influence and manipulate. We will look at resources and examples to support the work of facilitating engaging, relevant, and fun opportunities in both face-to-face and digital learning environments. Connect the social emotional learning and information literacy. Note: You will receive digital access to this book throughout the Book Study. This course is completely asynchronous with weekly assignments due. Frontline requires times.

34. Mentors Across Borders

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 4/5/2022

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved.

35. Book Café 2.0: Book Reveal

Program: School Library System

Dates: 6/3/2022

We seek to discover new books that should be added to our libraries. Each participant will choose 2 books to review via a personal blog for the next few months. At the conclusion of the PD we will have an in person meeting where we share the books via short booktalks for each book. Let's crowdsource the best new books in our region!!

36. Be Prepared: Collection Development Procedures

Program: School Library System

Dates: 6/17/2022

New
This workshop is to provide clarity around the elements that should be included in a collection development process. For those attending please bring any current policies, procedure and documents your district consults for collection development. Our objective is to create a regional template that can be used, adapted or modified to meet the needs of your district.

37. Developing Digital Detectives Book Study (Summer 2022)

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Educators of all levels

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 8/22/2022

New
Developing Digital Detectives: Essential Lessons for Discerning Fact from Fiction in the "Fake News" Era by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins From the authors of the bestselling Fact vs. Fiction, this book offers easy-to-implement lessons to engage students in becoming media literacy "digital detectives,” looking for clues, questioning motives, uncovering patterns, developing theories and, ultimately, delivering a verdict. The current news landscape is driven by clicks, with every social media influencer, trained and citizen journalists chasing the same goal: a viral story. In this environment, where the race to be first on the scene with the most sensational story often overshadows the need for accuracy, traditional strategies for determining information credibility are no longer enough. Rather than simply helping students become savvy information consumers, today's educators must provide learners with the skills to be digital detectives - information interrogators who are armed with a variety of tools for dissecting news stories and determining what's real and what isn't in our "post-truth world.” Join this book study to take a look at resources, protocols, and techniques to help learners navigate a world in which information can be both a force for good and a tool used to influence and manipulate. We will look at resources and examples to support the work of facilitating engaging, relevant, and fun opportunities in both face-to-face and digital learning environments. Connect the social emotional learning and information literacy. Note: You will receive digital access to this book throughout the Book Study. This course is completely asynchronous with weekly assignments due. Frontline requires times.

38. VIRTUAL: Peardeck: Student Engagement Made Easy (Summer 2022)

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/4/2022 to 7/25/2022

New
In this virtual Professional Development you will learn about Pear Deck. Pear Deck is an interactive presentation tool used to actively engage students in individual and social learning. Teachers create presentations using their Google Drive account. Pear Deck combines slide presentations with interactive questions. It allows you to connect with each and every student regardless of their learning style. It works in any subject and grade level. During this Professional Development you will learn at your own pace by going through modules which will ultimately end with the creation of your own interactive slideshow. Although this is a self directed PD you will have the opportunity to share and interact with the other participants. Upon the start of the session you will receive a join link for the Google Classroom. Please note: This course is completely asynchronous with weekly assignments due. Frontline requires times.

39. Book Cafe 2.0

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/8/2022

New
Day 1: Attendees will research new books in a variety of genres. Attendees will discuss best practices for choosing books that show multiple perspectives and own stories. They will pick a few in order to create booktalks. During the PD session attendees will have time to work on their booktalks. Day 2: Each attendee will booktalk between 2-4 books that they research as titles that would be of interest to students. The booktalks will be collected into a digital format able to be shared within the region.

40. Google Camp

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/13/2022 to 7/14/2022

New
During a 2-Day back to back training attendees will learn tips and tricks on using Google at the next level. If you are ready to ramp up your Google and work smarter not harder sign up for this intensive course. Go away from this course with ready to use lessons, tools, and techniques that will help you in and out of your classroom. Sponsored by School Library System this is open to all educators. https://drive.google.com/file/d/16T4vDZ4J1eqZUX3Cs4fQG_XEa9-WfsAM/view?usp=sharing

41. Google Camp

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/13/2022 to 7/15/2022

New
During a 2-Day back to back training attendees will learn tips and tricks on using Google at the next level. If you are ready to ramp up your Google and work smarter not harder sign up for this intensive course. Go away from this course with ready to use lessons, tools, and techniques that will help you in and out of your classroom. Sponsored by School Library System this is open to all educators.

42. VIRTUAL: BookCreator: Authentic Student Creation (Summer 2022)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/22/2022

New
In this virtual Professional Development you will learn about Book Creator. Book Creator is a simple content creation tool for creating digital books. It works on Chromebooks, Laptops, and there is an iOS app. This training will focus on the browser based product. Teachers and students can use this app to publish their own simple books with images, videos and audio easily. It's completely open-ended and extremely versatile. This is a freemium product which is very easy to gain an EdLaw 2D contract. In this professional development you will learn how to create books with integrated videos, forms, and so much more. It also has integration with autodraw and the noun project. There are lots of options for authentic book creation for students and staff. The only limits are your own imagination! Please note: This course is completely asynchronous with weekly assignments due. Frontline requires times.