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1. SLS workshop - New AASL Standards

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 12/8/2017

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger.

2. (SLS) Digital Library Users Group Meetings

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 12/14/2017

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program, in its 8th year, is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 4,000 digital ebooks and over 400 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 includes:


• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning challenged, second language learners and gifted readers can all benefit from this service


• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose and download ebooks


• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, notebooks or any ebook reader, without worrying about weight


• With today's technology, you can read ebooks everywhere, in the classroom, the library, and in one's home; and each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger.

3. SLS Annual Joint Conference- Fostering Dynamic Learning in School Libraries

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Audience: School Library Media Specialist and Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2018

SLS Annual Joint Conference - Fostering Dynamic Learning in School Libraries

Conference highlights:

*Administrator of the Year Award

*Opening keynote with Sue Kowalski, Pine Grove MS LMS in East Syracuse and 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker

*Closing keynote with Annie Ward, Assistant Superintendent at Mamaroneck and co-author of From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident Capable Readers

*Ten breakout sessions with special focus on the alignment to the new AASL National School Library Standards

*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 Sue Kowalski's morning keynote address: 8:00am-10:00am. Invite them to hear Annie Ward's afternoon keynote address: 1:45 pm-3:00 pm. 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.

4. (SLS) School Library System Council Meeting

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 4/25/2018

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.

The School Library System Council meetings for the 2017/2018 school year will meet at the SW BOCES School Library System offices at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY at 8:30-11:00 am unless otherwise specified below:

  • - Sept. 26, 2017
  • - Nov. 14, 2017
  • - Jan. 26, 2018
  • - April 25, 2018
  • - May 10, 2018 (3:30 - 11am)

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger at pberger@swboces.org.

5. (SLS) School Library System Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 4/25/2018

. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

6. SLS Workshop- New AASL Standards

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 4/30/2018

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Join us to investigate the new AASL national school library standards. We will concentrate on the learner standards by collaboratively engaging with the new structure, unpacking the shared foundations, and relating your learning to current practice and new opportunities. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger.

7. SLS New National Standards and Curriculum Integration

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 5/8/2018

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

8. (SLS) School Library System Council Meeting

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 5/10/2018

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.

The School Library System Council meetings for the 2017/2018 school year will meet at the SW BOCES School Library System offices at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY at 8:30-11:00 am unless otherwise specified below:

  • - Sept. 26, 2017
  • - Nov. 14, 2017
  • - Jan. 26, 2018
  • - April 25, 2018
  • - May 10, 2018 (3:30 - 4:30pm)

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger at pberger@swboces.org.

9. * SLS Digital Library Advisory Board Meeting

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 5/16/2018

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program, in its 7th year, is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 4,000 digital ebooks and over 400 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 includes:





• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning challenged, second language learners and gifted readers can all benefit from this service





• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose and download ebooks





• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, notebooks or any ebook reader, without worrying about weight





• With today's technology, you can read ebooks everywhere, in the classroom, the library, and in one's home; and each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger.

10. SLS Makerspaces: Focus on Digital Creation- Invitation Only

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 5/17/2018

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For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

11. SLS Printz Pizza Party

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 5/17/2018

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature. The Printz Pizza Party is a forum for librarians to become familiar with the award winning books of the year for young adults. Participants will learn how the awards are decided and how the award winning books can be used to support literacy and school curriculums. A moderator will facilitate the critical analysis of each book and provide support materials for the group discussion. Participants should read or be familiar with the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award winners.

• We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (winner)

• Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (honor)

• The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (honor)

• Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (honor)

• Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman (honor) Pizza, salad, and beverages will be provided for participants. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

12. (SLS) School Library System Learning Technology Grant - Inquiry through Social Studies

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Audience: Learning Technology Grant Participants Only

Dates: 5/18/2018

This three-year project has been designed to provide a total of 60 elementary classroom teachers and school librarians a deeper understanding of inquiry-based learning supported by technology where students actively construct knowledge rather than passively receive it. Through an extended year-long exploration of the NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework and Toolkit Inquiries and the Stripling Inquiry Process, social studies expert, Steve Goldberg, and inquiry experts, Barbara Stripling and Pam Berger will model and facilitate inquiry-based, technology infused social studies Inquiries For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger at pberger@swboces.org.