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1. Be Prepared: Collection Development Procedures

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/9/2022

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.

2. Mentors Across Borders (Cohort 2)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/8/2022 to 3/9/2023

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.

3. Mentors Across Borders (Cohort 1)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/10/2022 to 3/14/2023

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.

4. NYSRA Conference 2022 - Cultivating Genius

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/12/2022 to 11/13/2022

This year's theme, Cultivating Genius, focuses on best practices, research, and instructional strategies for restoring equity and excellence in today's literacy classrooms and empowering youth to find and nurture their own genius through literacy. This registration includes the full conference. Keynote and featured speakers include: Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad, Kass Minor and Cornelius Minor, Phil Haddix, Brendan Kiely, Maulik Pancholy, Jasmine Warga, Fantima Faisal and Eric Gansworth.

5. School Librarian Teams Only: NYSRA Conference 2022 - Cultivating Genius

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/12/2022 to 11/13/2022

This year's theme, Cultivating Genius, focuses on best practices, research, and instructional strategies for restoring equity and excellence in today's literacy classrooms and empowering youth to find and nurture their own genius through literacy. This registration includes the full conference. Keynote and featured speakers include: Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad, Kass Minor and Cornelius Minor, Phil Haddix, Brendan Kiely, Maulik Pancholy, Jasmine Warga, Fantima Faisal and Eric Gansworth.

6. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 11/29/2022

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.

7. 🎲Game On: Roll the Dice with Board Games🎲

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/9/2022

Starting Soon
The use of board games in education is under-utilized. As we come out of this pandemic, and adjust to new directions, education can reinvent itself, and create better learning environments. Gamification is a popular teaching buzz word that suggests educators take an element of play and retrofit it to achieve a classroom learning objective. Games can engage students with different learning styles and inspire individual creativity. Board games represent the missing tool in our toolboxes, and they can replace the traditional lectures with a method that reaches all students. This interactive professional development is for educators who want to use board games as teaching tools.
  • Board games can be used in all content areas and teach a variety of skills including:
  • Social, Emotional, Learning concepts
  • Problem solving
  • Trial & Error - Failure as a way of learning
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Creativity & Problem Solving

  • During this professional development educators will experience board games, be provided with sample lesson plans and include time to actually play games.

8. Asynchronous: Booktalking: Tips & Tricks

Program: School Library System

Dates: 12/12/2022 to 2/6/2023

Starting Soon
A booktalk in the broadest terms is what is spoken with the intent to convince someone to read a book. Booktalks are traditionally conducted in a classroom setting for students; however, booktalks can be performed outside a school setting and with a variety of age groups as well. Take your booktalking to the next level! In this online professional development you will learn how you to select books, present them, and increase circulation. We will go over several techniques from stand and deliver, collaboration with students, choose your own booktalk, edtech to increase interactivity, and so much more.

9. 📚Asynchronous Book Study: The EduProtocol Field Guide Bk 1📚

Program: School Library System

Dates: 1/9/2023 to 3/13/2023

Join this book study to learn about the EduProtocol by Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo.

Are you stuck in the lecture-and-worksheet rut? Many teachers continue to struggle to break out of the corporate lesson-and-worksheet cycle to find fresh, meaningful ways to develop original, engaging and effective instruction. In The EduProtocol Field Guide, Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern outline sixteen classroom-tested protocols to break up clichéd lesson plans, build culture, and deliver content to K-12 students in a supportive, creative environment. Start SmartSmart Start activities set your students up for success by teaching them how to learn, using tools like Frayer Models and Venn Diagrams on fun subjects. In addition to preparing your students to learn, Smart Start activities help build a positive culture in your classroom. Finish StrongEduProtocols are customizable, frames that use your content to create lessons to help students master academic content, think critically, and communicate effectively while creating and working collaboratively. EduProtocols can be used with nearly all subjects and grade levels and are UDL (Universal Design for Learning)-friendly to support all learners. Simplify the process of creating engaging and personalized learning opportunities for every student. The EduProtocol Field Guide shows you how.

During this Book Study you will practice the protocols, get feedback from your fellow learners, and so much more.

Note: The eBook is available via the OCM BOCES Professional eBook Collection. If you are a member of a O²CM BOCES Component district the book will be available to you complementarily.

10. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 1/26/2023

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.