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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 Makerspaces Tips, Tools & Tricks

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 3/2/2020

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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.

4. 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)

Be it television, Youtube, or social media, students are consuming content at a blistering pace. By building awareness of the media they consume, and giving them an opportunity to create their own, we can celebrate their innate creativity and help them to interpret the messages they are receiving. Through a combination of information literacy and projects from the Jacob Burns Film Center's Image, Sound, and Story curriculum, students will develop the skills to choose a better digital experience for themselves.

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

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

5. 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: Mary Calvi, 10-time Emmy award-winning journalist and author

*Closing keynote: Emma Otheguy, children's author

*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: Deadline March 2 @3:30pm -$125; March 3 and beyond -$150. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.