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1. SLS Sustainability Cohort / SCHOOL DAY

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 6/5/2020

The School Library System will offer a cohort to support school librarians who choose to apply for New York Library Association's (NYLA's) Sustainability Initiative Certification. The purpose of the New York Library Association's Sustainability Initiative is to ensure that libraries "remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide ongoing value to the communities they serve" ("Community Change," n.d.). These benchmarks have been customized to reflect the needs and circumstances of school library programs. This site offers suggested activities and resources to assist the school librarian in meeting the benchmarks.

As a cohort, we will be working towards completing the required benchmarks together. We will meet monthly from September-April with meetings alternating between in person and online. In person meetings will have times both during the school day (8:30-10:30) and afterschool (3:30-5:30).

45 in-service hours

$342 cost includes the NYLA certification fee

* must be a NYLA member and must be a certified school librarian

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

2. SLS Sustainability Cohort / AFTER SCHOOL

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 6/5/2020

The School Library System will offer a cohort to support school librarians who choose to apply for New York Library Association's (NYLA's) Sustainability Initiative Certification. The purpose of the New York Library Association's Sustainability Initiative is to ensure that libraries "remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide ongoing value to the communities they serve" ("Community Change," n.d.). These benchmarks have been customized to reflect the needs and circumstances of school library programs. This site offers suggested activities and resources to assist the school librarian in meeting the benchmarks.

As a cohort, we will be working towards completing the required benchmarks together. We will meet monthly from September-April with meetings alternating between in person and online. In person meetings will have times both during the school day (8:30-10:30) and afterschool (3:30-5:30).

45 in-service hours

$342 cost includes the NYLA certification fee

* must be a NYLA member and must be a certified school librarian

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

3. SLS Professional Book Club - Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 11/19/2019

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 5 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

BOOK: Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News by Darren Hudgkins

Participants will read the book prior to attending and will then participate in a critical discussion and planning session to implement strategies outlined in the book.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

4. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 11/21/2019

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

5. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 11/21/2019

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

6. SLS Makerspaces Tips, Tools & Tricks

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 12/2/2019

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 2 hours of credit.

These monthly workshops will provide hands-on exposure to individual items included in our Mobile Makerspace resource collection. Encourage interactive learning experiences so students can gather to create, invent and learn.

October 7 : Makey, Makey

December 2 : Cubelets

January 13 : Sphero

February 3 : Ozobot

March 2 : Harry Potter Coding Kit

April 6 : Cubetto

May 4 : Dash

June 1 : Construction Tools such as Magformers, K'nex, Lego kits

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

7. SLS Newseum's Free Speech Essentials

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 12/5/2019

NewseumED's Free Speech Essentials professional development workshop. In this session, participants will get content and tools to teach about the First Amendment and lead facts-driven debates about todays' free expression controversies.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

8. PHENOMENA-BASED CLASSROOMS

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 12/6/2019

This workshop will explore phenomena as an entry point to a unit of study. Anchoring learning in explaining phenomena fosters engagement in science as well as enhancing the relevance of science concepts to students' lives. Here the focus of learning shifts from "learning about" to "figuring out" why something happens. We will explore phenomena found in compelling real- world contexts and support you as you plan and implement phenomena-based teaching in your classroom. Phenomena-Based Teaching can be applied to all NYSSLS standards.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

9. SLS Digital Library Users Group Juvenile

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 12/10/2019

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for elementary students and juvenile users that provides access digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:


• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service


• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device


• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader


• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends


• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

10. SLS Digital Library Users Group Secondary

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 12/11/2019

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 5,500 digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:


• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service


• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device


• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader


• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends


• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

11. SLS Graphic Novels in the Library and Classroom

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 12/16/2019

This full day workshop will start with a keynote from author Don Brown, publishers sharing favorite titles and an afternoon session with Joyce Laiosa. Comic books, graphic nonfiction, and graphic novels continue to ignite the reading imagination of young people from new titles such as Tiger vs. Nightmare to Hey, Kiddo and superheroes alike. Today just might be a new golden age of comics. Comics are completely integrated into the reading life of young people and receive notice through major awards from librarians. This workshop will provide suggestions for books that work with book groups and with multi-part programs; and using comics for specific curriculum plans. We will also pair comics with other texts and illustrated books as we work to engage all possibilities for reading fun. There will be a short comic history; for novices we will talk about how to read and enjoy comics; what one should look for in comics as we analyze some specific pages; and finally looking at diversity in the recent past as well as the newest comics. Librarians are encouraged to bring administrators, classroom teachers, reading teachers, and ENL teacher partners.

Special Pricing: Single Librarian = $190, 2-4 participants from a district = $150 per person, 5 or more participants from a district = $100 per person

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

12. SCIENCE TALKS: PLAYING WITH BIG IDEAS

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 1/7/2020

This workshop is inspired by Karen Gallas' work and the expanding definition of literacy. Science literacy requires the use of specific content, skills, processes, and the "talk" of the discipline. Science Talks create a space for us to listen in on children's ideas, explanations, and theories about big ideas in science. As a participant, you will learn how to bring Science Talks to your classroom to:

• surface and assess student understanding of ideas

• discuss how students build theories during collaborative discussions

• identify, challenge, and change students' misconceptions

• invite students to participate in the discourse of science

• gather data and respond with NYSSLS- aligned curriculum

• realize the importance of surfacing children's questions and prior knowledge

• examine the dual role of the teacher as both observer and facilitator

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

13. DESIGNING MEANINGFUL STEM LESSONS

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-8, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 1/8/2020

How we teach and frame the NYSSLS makes a significant difference in student understanding, retention of important science concepts, and confidence in themselves as STEMists. The NYSSLS provide the framework while teachers shape pedagogy and make decisions about instruction. Research in Project-based Learning (PbL) shows that using projects as a pedagogical approach increases student engagement and interest in STEM. PbLs are grounded in real-world application and involve students in assessing context, identifying trends and patterns, and proposing solutions. Creating high quality PbLs is challenging! Join us as we engage you in PbL as a learner, share successful PbLs, and guide you through planning PbL, managing PbL management, and assessing student work through PbL.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

14. SLS Makerspaces Tips, Tools & Tricks

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 1/13/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 2 hours of credit.

These monthly workshops will provide hands-on exposure to individual items included in our Mobile Makerspace resource collection. Encourage interactive learning experiences so students can gather to create, invent and learn.

October 7 : Makey, Makey

December 2 : Cubelets

January 13 : Sphero

February 3 : Ozobot

March 2 : Harry Potter Coding Kit

April 6 : Cubetto

May 4 : Dash

June 1 : Construction Tools such as Magformers, K'nex, Lego kits

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

15. SLS Media Literacy Project: Podcasting and the Art of Listening (day 1)

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 1/17/2020

Media Literacy Project 8:30-3:00 - $190 for each session BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

The Media Literacy Project is a three-day multimedia production course that will help demystify the process of producing and publishing audio and visual recordings. Learn the tools and techniques that allow anyone, from beginner to pro, to create dynamic productions, adding value and innovation to your curriculum. Whether you are looking to create your own productions or use them to inform your practice, this workshop will help you gain a broader understanding of the significance of media literacy in education.

January 17, 2020 : Podcasting and the Art of Listening (day 1)

Day 1 focuses on podcasting and audio recording, illustrating the benefits of both creating and using podcasts to share ideas, for student assessment, and to collaborate with others in your profession. Learn the basics of recording and editing audio with tools that are easily accessible, free and simple to use.

February 7, 2020 : Video Production for Media Literacy Integration (day 2)

March 5, 2020 : Integrating Media and information Literacy (day 3)

June 1, 2020 : Half day of video share - Celebration and sharing of videos, FREE

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

16. SLS Makerspaces Tips, Tools & Tricks

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 2/3/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 2 hours of credit.

These monthly workshops will provide hands-on exposure to individual items included in our Mobile Makerspace resource collection. Encourage interactive learning experiences so students can gather to create, invent and learn.

October 7 : Makey, Makey

December 2 : Cubelets

January 13 : Sphero

February 3 : Ozobot

March 2 : Harry Potter Coding Kit

April 6 : Cubetto

May 4 : Dash

June 1 : Construction Tools such as Magformers, K'nex, Lego kits

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

17. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 2/4/2020

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

18. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 2/4/2020

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

19. SLS Media Literacy Project: Video Production for Media Literacy Integration (day 2)

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 2/7/2020

Media Literacy Project 8:30-3:00 - $190 for each session BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

The Media Literacy Project is a three-day multimedia production course that will help demystify the process of producing and publishing audio and visual recordings. Learn the tools and techniques that allow anyone, from beginner to pro, to create dynamic productions, adding value and innovation to your curriculum. Whether you are looking to create your own productions or use them to inform your practice, this workshop will help you gain a broader understanding of the significance of media literacy in education.

January 17, 2020 : Podcasting and the Art of Listening (day 1)

February 7, 2020 : Video Production for Media Literacy Integration (day 2)

Day 2 will dive into the complex world of video and it's importance in literacy. Learn how video production can provide a critical lens to guide both educators and students through new teaching strategies. Learn the basics of recording and editing video with tools that are easily accessible, free and simple to use.

March 5, 2020 : Integrating Media and information Literacy (day 3)

June 1, 2020 : Half day of video share - Celebration and sharing of videos, FREE

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

20. SLS Digital Library Users Group Juvenile

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 2/10/2020

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for elementary students and juvenile users that provides access digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:


• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service


• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device


• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader


• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends


• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

21. SLS Digital Library Users Group Secondary

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 2/11/2020

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 5,500 digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:


• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service


• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device


• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader


• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends


• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

22. SLS Professional Book Club - School Library Makerspaces in Action

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 2/11/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 5 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

BOOK: School Library Makerspaces in Action by Heather Moorefield-Lang

Participants will read the book prior to attending and will then participate in a critical discussion and planning session to implement strategies outlined in the book.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

23. SLS Makerspaces Tips, Tools & Tricks

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 3/2/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 2 hours of credit.

These monthly workshops will provide hands-on exposure to individual items included in our Mobile Makerspace resource collection. Encourage interactive learning experiences so students can gather to create, invent and learn.

October 7 : Makey, Makey

December 2 : Cubelets

January 13 : Sphero

February 3 : Ozobot

March 2 : Harry Potter Coding Kit

April 6 : Cubetto

May 4 : Dash

June 1 : Construction Tools such as Magformers, K'nex, Lego kits

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

24. SLS Media Literacy Project: Integrating Media and Information Literacy (day 3)

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 3/5/2020

Media Literacy Project 8:30-3:00 - $190 for each session BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

The Media Literacy Project is a three-day multimedia production course that will help demystify the process of producing and publishing audio and visual recordings. Learn the tools and techniques that allow anyone, from beginner to pro, to create dynamic productions, adding value and innovation to your curriculum. Whether you are looking to create your own productions or use them to inform your practice, this workshop will help you gain a broader understanding of the significance of media literacy in education.

January 17, 2020 : Podcasting and the Art of Listening (day 1)

February 7, 2020 : Video Production for Media Literacy Integration (day 2)

March 5, 2020 : Integrating Media and information Literacy (day 3)

Using Applied Digital Skills, Common Sense activities and media resources to build student awareness of the content they consume and an opportunity to create their own content.

June 1, 2020 : Half day of video share - Celebration and sharing of videos, FREE

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

25. SLS Annual Joint Conference

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: School Library Media Specialist and Administrators

Dates: 3/20/2020

SLS Annual Joint Conference

Conference highlights:

*Administrator of the Year Award

*Opening keynote

*Closing keynote

*Ten breakout sessions

*Exhibits

*Author signings

*Raffle

*Continental breakfast

*Lunch at Cermele Cafe.

Invite your administrators to join you to celebrate the admin award, network at a continental breakfast, and hear the morning keynote address: 8:00am-10:00am. Email Janet Jamal with invited administrators' names to register.

Early Bird Special: Before March 2-$125; After-$150. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

26. SLS Professional Book Club - Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 3/31/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 5 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

BOOK: Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K. Ahmed

Participants will read the book prior to attending and will then participate in a critical discussion and planning session to implement strategies outlined in the book.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

27. SLS Makerspaces Tips, Tools & Tricks

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/6/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 2 hours of credit.

These monthly workshops will provide hands-on exposure to individual items included in our Mobile Makerspace resource collection. Encourage interactive learning experiences so students can gather to create, invent and learn.

October 7 : Makey, Makey

December 2 : Cubelets

January 13 : Sphero

February 3 : Ozobot

March 2 : Harry Potter Coding Kit

April 6 : Cubetto

May 4 : Dash

June 1 : Construction Tools such as Magformers, K'nex, Lego kits

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

28. SLS Professional Book Club - We Got This! Equity, Access and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/28/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 5 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

BOOK: We Got This! Equity, Access and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be by Cornelius Minor

Participants will read the book prior to attending and will then participate in a critical discussion and planning session to implement strategies outlined in the book.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

29. SLS Makerspaces Tips, Tools & Tricks

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 5/4/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 2 hours of credit.

These monthly workshops will provide hands-on exposure to individual items included in our Mobile Makerspace resource collection. Encourage interactive learning experiences so students can gather to create, invent and learn.

October 7 : Makey, Makey

December 2 : Cubelets

January 13 : Sphero

February 3 : Ozobot

March 2 : Harry Potter Coding Kit

April 6 : Cubetto

May 4 : Dash

June 1 : Construction Tools such as Magformers, K'nex, Lego kits

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

30. SLS Digital Library Users Group Juvenile

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 5/7/2020

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for elementary students and juvenile users that provides access digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:



• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service



• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device



• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader



• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends



• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

31. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 5/12/2020

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

32. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 5/12/2020

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

33. SLS Professional Book Club - Being the Change: Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom From Young Children at School

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 5/14/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 5 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

BOOK: Being the Change: Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom From Young Children at School by Carla Shalaby

Participants will read the book prior to attending and will then participate in a critical discussion and planning session to implement strategies outlined in the book.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.