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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 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. SCIENCE TALKS: PLAYING WITH BIG IDEAS

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

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

Dates: 2/20/2020

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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. SLS Scholastic Book Fair Workshop

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 3/10/2020

Scholastic Book Fair Showcase (Workshop) is a 2 hour free workshop aimed towards librarians, parents and volunteers running a Scholastic Book Fair. The workshop is designed to teach new and seasoned chairs about running book fairs. This year's focus is on trends in literature. There will be book talks for titles that they can expect to see at their fair. (Once again, they will leave with copies of some of the titles discussed) We will also discuss: how to get volunteers, ways to promote/market the fair, programs and ideas to drive revenue and ways to partner with the school for this literacy event. This event is facilitated by Scholastic.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.