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1. ONLINE: Enhancing Your School Library Program with Esports course

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Tech Directors, Classroom teachers, Administrators, Tech Integration Specialists

Dates: 7/6/2020

Esports and school libraries? How can these two institutions possibly fit together? Esports and school libraries may seem like a bad match, but in reality, each has great potential to enhance the other. In this six week course we'll work to answer these two essential questions: 1) How can we use esports to teach information literacy skills? 2) How can an esports team support the goals of a school library program? To answer these questions, we'll investigate the evolution of esports, identify how esports benefit student learning outcomes, explore options for league play and game titles and work towards developing proficiency communicating on the Discord platform. We'll conclude the course by aligning essential esports skills and competencies to state and national learning standards. At the end of the six weeks, participants will have developed the skill set necessary to launch and facilitate an esports team aligned to their library program goals. Note: The information covered in this course is also applicable to a classroom teacher interested in developing an esports program. Course will be offered on Google classroom.

2. ONLINE - Pathway of Change: Teaching the Erie Canal and CNY Part I & Part II

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/29/2020 to 7/30/2020

Attend this webinar to learn about the many ways to integrate the transformative effects of the Erie Canal into the classroom. This workshop will also provide attendees with primary sources from the Erie Canal Museum's collections relating to topics including abolition, the women's rights movement, immigration, and the Industrial Revolution as well as several areas of STEM. Additionally, attendees will learn a variety of techniques for incorporating both museum collections and museum field trips into their teaching.

3. Online Book Study: Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-2 Educators

Dates: 8/7/2020

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**This Book Study begins on July 9,2020**

Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can, by Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler, encourages teachers to tap into their Pre-K and elementary school students' curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology, and provides ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom for young learners.

Participants will receive up to 8 CTLE hours for completion of the 4 week course. Access to the e-book version of the text will be provided for free. Google Classroom will be used to facilitate the online book study discussions and to keep track of completion of the course requirements.

In order to earn the full amount of credit hours participants must:
*Read the assigned pages of the text each week.
*Respond to the discussion prompts in Google Classroom each week.
*Reply respectfully to at least two other participants' responses each week.
*Build your Google App skills by completing an activity each week.
Failure to meet these requirements will result in earning fewer CTLE hours.

The book study will begin on 7/9/20 and conclude on 8/7/20. The majority of classwork will be completed asynchronously.

***This course is limited to OCM and CiTi component districts and instructional staff at OCM & CiTi BOCES.

4. Online - Creating Online Resource Pages in Wix

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 8/12/2020

** This workshop will now be presented online via Google Classroom. Participants will be given access to video instructions created by Marina Machado. This will allow everyone to work at their own pace and re-watch instructions, if necessary. Marina will be available for live questions via Google Meet from 1:30-2:30pm on August 12th. Submitting a rough draft of your Wix webpage will earn you 3 PD hours.**

Learn to create a password protected online resources webpage using Wix. Participants will set up a Wix account and be walked through creating a resources page. Icons for popular databases will be provided.We will also find/create automatically authenticating URLs for your purchased databases. At the end of the workshop you will have a published webpage that your students can use to easily access online databases!

5. ONLINE: Adapting to the book needs of a blended learning environment

Program: School Library System

Dates: 8/13/2020

SLS will facilitate a discussion on adapting to the book needs of a hybrid learning environment. We will work together to see how to best harness the eBooks and other digital resources available for our studens. OverDrive will be joining us to help outline their different lending models and answer any questions.

6. Online: Destiny Discover

Program: School Library System

Dates: 8/25/2020

Follett Destiny is retiring Destiny Quest and is replacing it with Destiny Discover. Join SLS to see how to customize your Destiny Discover page and make it the most useful for you and your students.

7. Online - Creating a Bitmoji Virtual Library

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 8/25/2020

Learn how to create a Bitmoji Virtual Library to help engage students. This workshop will be presented asynchronously using Google Classroom. Participants will follow step by step video instructions on how to create a Virtual Bitmoji Library, such as how to find backgrounds, images, create links and share with students.

Participants will receive the join code to the Google Classroom on Monday, August 24th.
All resources and assignments will be posted on Tuesday, August 25th.
A rough draft of your Bitmoji Virtual Library will be due by Friday, August 28th. (A rubric will be provided)

8. SLS Orientation and Refresher

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 8/26/2020

This full-day of learning is for all school librarians, new and veteran, to come together to be trained on the Union Catalog, media Platform, reporting data, and digital resources. You will work with the SLS team members to better utilize teaching and learning resources purchased through and provided by the School Library System. Additionally, we will review beginning of the year processes for each automation system to make sure you are up and running on day one.

9. Online: Destiny Discover

Program: School Library System

Dates: 8/27/2020

Follett Destiny is retiring Destiny Quest and is replacing it with Destiny Discover. Join SLS to see how to customize your Destiny Discover page and make it the most useful for you and your students.

10. Online: Screencastify - Make recordings for your students

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/2/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end. Participants will be joining a Google Classroom where they will access pre-recorded video instructions on how to get started with Screencastify. There will be a Q & A session in Google Meet from 11:40am -12pm.

11. Online: Kahoot!

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/2/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end. Participants will be joining a Google Classroom where they will access pre-recorded video instructions on how to get started with Kahoot. There will be a Q & A session in Google Meet from 1:40 -2pm.

12. SLS Regional Purchases

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/2/2020

An introduction to the products SLS purchases regionally.

13. Online - Proactive Library Program Planning

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/4/2020

The SLS team and Doreen will continue to facilitate a conversation between librarians interested in proactively putting together a plan for Fall. Share ideas for how your library program will manage the social distancing guidelines, or the possibility of more distance learning.

14. Online: Screencastify - Make recordings for your students

Program: School Library System

Audience: Homer Staff

Dates: 9/8/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end. Participants will be joining a Google Classroom where they will access pre-recorded video instructions on how to get started with Screencastify. There will be a Q & A session in Google Meet from 11:40am -12pm.

15. Online - Creating a Bitmoji Virtual Library/Classroom

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, K-12 Teachers

Dates: 9/9/2020

Learn how to create a Bitmoji Virtual Library/Classroom to help engage students. This workshop will be presented asynchronously using Google Classroom. Participants will follow step by step video instructions on how to create a Virtual Bitmoji Library/Classroom, such as how to find backgrounds, images, create links and share with students.

16. ONLINE - Mandarin Library Automation User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants and Library Aides

Dates: 9/15/2020

Attend this session to get an overview of basic features. Bring your questions as well. This session is for schools that have Mandarin.

17. Online: Instructional Uses for Flipgrid

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/16/2020

Learn how to use FlipGrid to foster student discussion and engagement.

This workshop will be presented asynchronously, through Google Classroom.

The workshop will open up at 8am on Wednesday, September 16th and close at midnight on Friday, September 18th. Participants can choose when during those 3 days to complete the training, which takes roughly 1 hour. Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and follow the step by step instructions, at their own pace.

18. Online: Sora - An Introduction

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/16/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end.

19. ONLINE - Follett Library Automation User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants and Library Aides

Dates: 9/16/2020

Attend this session to get an overview of basic features. Bring your questions as well. This session is for schools that have Follett Destiny.

20. ONLINE - Insignia Library Automation User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants and Library Aides

Dates: 9/17/2020

Attend this session to get an overview of basic features. Bring your questions as well. This session is for schools that have Insignia.

21. Professional eBooks for Personalized Learning

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/23/2020

Learn to harness the power of the professional ebook library, containing titles in a variety of Educational areas in Simultaneous use format to support student success.

22. Spotlight Series: Interactive ebooks

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/23/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end.

23. Online - SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 9/23/2020

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.

24. Online - SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 9/23/2020

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.

25. Online - Creating a Bitmoji Virtual Library/Classroom

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, K-12 Teachers

Dates: 9/30/2020

Learn how to create a Bitmoji Virtual Library/Classroom to help engage students.

This workshop will be presented asynchronously, through Google Classroom.

The workshop will open up at 8am on Wednesday, September 30th and close at midnight on Friday, October 2nd. Participants can choose when during those 3 days to complete the training, which takes roughly 3 hours. Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and follow the step by step instructions, at their own pace.

At the end of this workshop you will have a Virtual Bitmoji Library/Classroom ready to share with your students.

26. Online: Intro to MediaCONNECT

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/30/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end. ** Please be aware that while anyone can watch this, the products will only be available to those that purchase MediaCONNECT**

27. Online: Teen Health and Wellness

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/30/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end.

28. Online: Screencastify - Make recordings for your students

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/7/2020

Learn how to use Screencastify in your instruction.

This workshop will be presented asynchronously, through Google Classroom.

The workshop will open up at 8am on Wednesday, October 7th and close at midnight on Friday, October 9th. Participants can choose when during those 3 days to complete the training, which takes roughly 1 hour. Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and follow the step by step instructions, at their own pace.

29. Online: Discovery Education

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/7/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end. **Please be aware that while this webinar is for everyone, the product is only available for those that purchase MediaCONNECT**

30. Online: Instructional Uses for Flipgrid

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/14/2020

Learn how to use FlipGrid to foster student discussion and engagement.

This workshop will be presented asynchronously, through Google Classroom.

The workshop will open up at 8am on Wednesday, September 16th and close at midnight on Friday, September 18th. Participants can choose when during those 3 days to complete the training, which takes roughly 1 hour. Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and follow the step by step instructions, at their own pace.

31. Online: Learn360

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/14/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end. **Please be aware that while this webinar is for everyone, the product is only available for those that purchase MediaCONNECT**

32. Online Book Study: Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-2 Educators

Dates: 10/16/2020

**This Book Study begins on September 17,2020**

Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can, by Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler, encourages teachers to tap into their Pre-K and elementary school students' curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology, and provides ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom for young learners.

Participants will receive up to 8 CTLE hours for completion of the 4 week course. Access to the e-book version of the text will be provided for free. Google Classroom will be used to facilitate the online book study discussions and to keep track of completion of the course requirements.

In order to earn the full amount of credit hours participants must:
*Read the assigned pages of the text each week.
*Respond to the discussion prompts in Google Classroom each week.
*Reply respectfully to at least two other participants' responses each week.
*Build your Google App skills by completing an activity each week.
Failure to meet these requirements will result in earning fewer CTLE hours.

The book study will begin on 9/17/20 and conclude on 10/16/20. The majority of classwork will be completed asynchronously.

33. Online: Launchpacks - Social Studies

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/21/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end.

34. Online: What's New with Discovery Education?

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/22/2020

Join Discovery Education for a look at the newest features, resources, and content available to support teaching and learning for the 2020 school year and beyond. From a brand new teacher homepage to updates to our collaborative builder tool, Studio, to timely and relevant new content collections, we'll explore ways to engage students both in-person and online, while also providing ongoing professional learning supports for you as an educator.

35. Online: Instructional Uses for Flipgrid - Pulaski

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/6/2020

Learn how to use FlipGrid to foster student discussion and engagement.

This workshop will be presented asynchronously, through Google Classroom.

The workshop will open up at 8am on Friday, November 6th and close at 4pm on Friday, November 6th.. Participants can choose when during that time to complete the training, which takes roughly 1 hour. Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and follow the step by step instructions, at their own pace.

36. Online: Interactive Slides with Peardeck - Pulaski

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/6/2020

Learn how to use Peardeck in your instruction.

This workshop will be presented asynchronously, through Google Classroom.

The workshop will open up at 8am on Wednesday, November 6th and close at 4pm on Friday, November 6th. Participants can choose when during that time to complete the training, which takes roughly 1 hour. Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and follow the step by step instructions, at their own pace.

37. Online: Screencastify - Pulaski

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/6/2020

Learn how to use Screencastify in your instruction.

This workshop will be presented asynchronously, through Google Classroom.

The workshop will open up at 8am on Friday, November 6th and close at 4pm on Friday, November 6th. Participants can choose when during that time to complete the training, which takes roughly 1 hour. Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and follow the step by step instructions, at their own pace.

38. Online: Noodletools; It's Not Just for Citation

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers, school librarians

Dates: 11/6/2020

Are you looking for a tool to teach students about the term paper research process and proper citation? Attend to learn about NOODLETOOLS. (Appropriate for K-12.) NOODLETOOLS provides guided note-taking, organizing tools (outlining), and ability to track student process (real-time feedback), group collaboration, peer review, and instructional collaboration opportunities. No ads, no collection of student information. Time will be provided to work on incorporating NOODLETOOLS into lesson plans.

39. Online: SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 11/18/2020

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.

40. Online: Best Databases for High Schools

Program: School Library System

Dates: 12/9/2020

Join us for a discussion on the most popular products offered by SLS. The discussion will allow you to see which databases your colleagues find to be the most useful and effective in engaging students. We will discuss the authentication methods as well as admin function of the different sites.

41. Online: Best Databases for Elementary Schools

Program: School Library System

Dates: 12/9/2020

Join us for a discussion on the most popular products offered by SLS. The discussion will allow you to see which databases your colleagues find to be the most useful and effective in engaging students. We will discuss the authentication methods as well as admin function of the different sites.

42. "Ask the Lawyer" with Stephanie 'Cole' Adams

Program: School Library System

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, and Librarians

Dates: 1/13/2021

Does remote learning leave you with legal questions? Does thinking about copyright get you down? On January 13th, the Greater CNY SLS Collaborative Events will host an interactive presentation with attorney Stephanie "Cole" Adams, to discuss the legal ins and outs of remote learning. Zoom information will be sent to those who register for the event. To make sure we're addressing your questions, please submit them in advance by January 5th, 2021. We'll send them to Cole and she'll be ready to work with us as we discuss the law, the real world, and legal solutions. A Google Form to submit your questions will be sent via email. A word about our presenter: Stephanie Adams provides legal services to libraries, museums, and educators throughout New York state through the "Ask the Lawyer" Service. Her law office also handles employment, business, and construction law. A Central NY native (New Hartford High School, '91) and former page at the New Hartford Public Library, her law office is in Buffalo. She is looking forward to hearing your questions and discussing how the law can be an asset, not a burden, as educators adapt to the pressures of remote learning.

43. Online: SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 1/20/2021

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.
Please join us for the first in Teri Lesesne's series of two workshops being offered for secondary School Librarians and Teachers throughout the Greater CNY SLS region. Teri is an author, former middle school teacher of English Language Arts and joined the faculty Sam Houston State University where she has taught courses in literature for children and young adults for the past 30 years. Teri has been active professionally serving on numerous selection committees for NCTE, ILA, and ALA. Committee service includes: The Morris Award, Printz, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, Teacher's Choices, Children's Choice, and Odyssey Awards. She serves annually on the Cybils and Audie Awards as well. Teri is active on Facebook (Teri Lesesne) and Twitter (@professornana) where she enters into discussions about the topics of the day. You can reach her at: doctorL@shsu.edu.

45. Online: Defined Learning PBL Cohort Program

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/24/2021 to 4/7/2021

The Defined Learning Instructional Cohort program is designed to focus on the development and implementation of PBL performance tasks using instructional strategies to engage learners, make real world connections and focus on the application of content and skills to deepen student understanding and success. All members of the cohort will be provided with access to the Defined Learning product for the length of the program. This online cohort will be supported by a Defined Learning mentor. The program consists of 3 synchronous meetings as well as work done asynchronously. The cohort will support teaching and learning through a project-based lens reinforcing instructional activities to help students apply knowledge and practice, as well as important skills and competencies in a flexible learning environment. The intent of this PLC is to improve teaching practices, enhance relationships with colleagues, and increase professional communication connected to teaching practices and student learning. Throughout the experience, cohort members will focus on performance task design and personalization to meet the needs of diverse learners. Within the task design there will be decisions associated with research resources, student check-ins which serve as formative assessment opportunities, and the process of product/project development with students. The discussions involved in the process allow teachers to share and examine their practice.

Program Outcomes
•Develop, implement, and evaluate strategies connecting PBL and Defined Learning performance tasks;
•Draw conclusions related to the value of formative and summative assessments as opportunities to guide student learning and practice;
•Construct a learning plan for students incorporating PBL and classroom content and skills as an integrated approach to engaging students and encouraging the application of knowledge; and
•Reflect on teaching practices and student learning to help educators grow and develop their ins

46. Online: Diverse and Stand Out Elementary Books

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/24/2021

Join us in welcoming Erin Scott from Barnes and Noble in Dewitt, New York! Erin has presented on the topic of diversity in elementary and picture books for NYLA SSL. She will be bringing her expertise to an hour long virtual book talk on titles for the littles! Please come and learn all about the newest titles that will enrich your collection and engage your students.

47. Hot off the Press: Best New Books for YA (MS/HS) Readers

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/3/2021

Please join us for the second in Teri Lesesne's series of two workshops being offered for secondary School Librarians and Teachers throughout the Greater CNY SLS region. Teri is an author, former middle school teacher of English Language Arts and joined the faculty Sam Houston State University where she has taught courses in literature for children and young adults for the past 30 years. Teri has been active professionally serving on numerous selection committees for NCTE, ILA, and ALA. Committee service includes: The Morris Award, Printz, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, Teacher's Choices, Children's Choice, and Odyssey Awards. She serves annually on the Cybils and Audie Awards as well. Teri is active on Facebook (Teri Lesesne) and Twitter (@professornana) where she enters into discussions about the topics of the day. You can reach her at: doctorL@shsu.edu.

48. OPALS Library Automation User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants and Library Aides

Dates: 3/9/2021

Attend this session to get a refresher of the automation system. We will be pulling questions from the Google Form for discussion. This session is for schools that have OPALS.

49. Follett Library Automation User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants and Library Aides

Dates: 3/16/2021

Attend this session to get a refresher of the automation system. We will be pulling questions from the Google Form for discussion. This session is for schools that have Follett Destiny.

50. Alexandria User Group

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/16/2021

Alexandria will be demonstrating the changes coming with the upgrade and then a focus on inventory for the new users. There will be time to ask questions.

51. Join the (Contract) Resistance! Maximizing Access to Educational Resources One License at a Time

Program: School Library System

Audience: Any BOCES with an active EMTA membership is welcome to invite component district's Directors of Technology, Data Privacy Officers and Curriculum Directors in addition to your own Model Schools and SLS Team members.

Dates: 3/17/2021

Our keynote speaker will be Stephanie "Cole" Adams, an attorney who works extensively with libraries and educational institutions on issues related to intellectual property. Cole's presentation will focus on how media/tech education professionals can optimize information access through contract negotiation--a critical skill in these days of remote learning. Many of the challenges faced this year by educators have not come from copyright--the law has a lot of exceptions for remote learning/educational use--but from contract restrictions from vendors. For those of you working with databases and other content contracts, is there a particular provider or "terms of use" you would like Cole to address during her talk? Please submit your comments and questions by March 11, via this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdd1NEzN3D8bOXor4zX3X1vbh-Ii5u_SH5YBk-DR6zw1ieLOw/viewform

52. School and Public Librarian Collaborative Event

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 3/18/2021

Members of the Onondaga County Public Library system are joining us so we can get to know each other and brainstorm some collaborative ideas. We will have breakout rooms for topics such as Diversity, SEL, Summer Reading, and more. Register in MLP.

53. Insignia Library Automation User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants and Library Aides

Dates: 3/23/2021

Attend this session to get a refresher of the automation system. We will be pulling questions from the Google Form for discussion. This session is for schools that have Insignia.

54. Virtual: SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 3/24/2021

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.

55. Online - SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 3/24/2021

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.

56. Insignia Library Automation User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants and Library Aides

Dates: 3/25/2021

Attend this session to get a refresher of the automation system. We will be pulling questions from the Google Form for discussion. This session is for schools that have Insignia.

57. ONLINE: John Schu's Review of Books for You and Your Readers, Too!

Program: School Library System

Dates: 4/14/2021

Join in a conversation with John Schu as he presents some of the best new books. In typical John fashion, he will share book trailers, websites, activities, and interviews you can easily incorporate into book talks and programs to get everyone in your library hurrying to your bookshelves to find the perfect book.

58. Online: A Workshop with author Shaun David Hutchinson

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/5/2021

In this virtual workshop, author Shaun David Hutchinson will discuss the importance of curating a diverse library collection, with a focus on LGBTQIA+ books. He will speak from his own experience as a youth to help educators foster an inclusive, accepting environment in their libraries, classrooms and/or virtual spaces. Shaun David Hutchinson is a featured author at this year's Teen Book Fest!

59. Online: Destiny Refresher

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/5/2021

This webinar is specifically for support staff in schools who use Follett Destiny as their library catalog. We will refresh day to day tasks and discuss best practices for weekly automations and how to run an inventory.

60. Online: TikTok for Librarians

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/12/2021 to 5/26/2021

Join TikTok engagement expert Kelsey Bogan to explore the instructional uses of TikTok in your library program and classrooms. All educators are welcome but Bogan's experience is using TikTok in a school library program. Session 1, May 12th, 3:45pm EST to 4:45pm EST: Introduction to TikTok for Educators Session 2, May 19th, 3:45pm EST to 4:45pm EST: TikTok Basic Skills Session 3, May 26th, 3:45pm EST to 4:45pm EST: TikTok Next Level Skills

61. Online: Leading from the Library Book Study

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/14/2021

The North Country School Library System Association is hosting an online, Google Classroom book study on Leading from the Library by Shannon McClintock Miller and William Bass. In this book, a librarian and an education leader team up to reflect on the librarian's ability to build connections in two ways. First, they discuss the benefits of bringing the outside world into the library through the use of social media, videoconferencing and other tools that allow librarians to partner with others. Then they expand upon these connections by addressing how librarians can lead in the greater educational community by sharing resources and strategies, and partnering with school leaders to tell the story of the school community. Each week's work will be worth 1 hour of PD credit. In order to earn the full amount of credit hours, participants must:


• Respond to every discussion prompt.


• Reply respectfully to at least two other participant's responses for each discussion prompt.


• The book study will begin the week of April 12 and conclude on May 14.


• The classwork will be completed asynchronously and the expected response date to the initial prompt/question is Wednesday and the replies to your fellow patriciates are due on Friday.


• Initial responses are due on April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5 and May 12th.


• Discussion and replies due on April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7 and May 14th.


• All responses are due by 3pm on the due date.

The deadline to register is March 12 to allow for Google Classroom to be set up.

62. Miseducated: Presentation and Q&A with Brandon P. Fleming

Program: School Library System

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 5/20/2021

Brandon P. Fleming is a nationally acclaimed Harvard educator and author of MISEDUCATED: A Memoir. His story of struggle, success, and service has inspired millions around the world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University and Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project. Fleming was recruited to join the Harvard debate faculty at the age of 27. Harvard later approved Fleming's proposal to establish a new department within the university system called the Harvard Diversity Project - an unprecedented pipeline program of the Harvard Debate Council.

63. Discovery Education Experience Asynchronous Course

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/1/2021

Join Discovery Education and O²CM SLS in a joint effort to support you in maximizing your use of Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education and O²CM SLS are teaming up to provide you with this unique learning experience that will both help you learn more about using Discovery Education and earn CTLE credits. The course is asynchronous and delivered via Google Classroom. No Zoom calls to make or deadlines to meet. Simply sign up for the course, complete the activities at your own pace, participate in the discussions and submit a few simple assignments. Earn up to 5 CTLE hours, one for each assignment completed. It is that easy! By completing each section you will learn all about Discovery Education resources, instructional strategies, student access, ready to use lesson activities and more!

Open now thru July 1, 2021.

64. Gale In Context: For Educators Training

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/8/2021

Gale In Context: For Educators provides K-12 educators premium cross-curricular content from Gale In Context resources combined with lesson planning and collaboration tools to support classroom and curriculum development. In this session we will cover how to find engaging materials to create rich learning experiences for your students and review the workflow tools within Gale In Context: For Educators. After this session, you'll walk away with an understanding of how implement this resource in your classroom and self-created activity to put students to work right away.

65. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institute

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/13/2021 to 7/26/2021

Spend three full days together as a collaborative, courageous, and relevant professional learning network of School Librarians ready to build a foundation for an anti-racist education program focused on equity and social justice. Our first three days this summer will review the CR-SE Framework as we delve into our own identities, our unconscious and implicit bias and the micro- and macro-aggressions that members of our communities face on a daily basis. We will look deeply at our resources, collections and instructional practices to create an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. Those that participate will continue this work throughout the next school year through projects, book studies and crucial conversations with their colleagues.

66. Online: SUPA for Library Media Specialist

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/14/2021

Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) is an enhanced concurrent enrollment program linking Syracuse University with secondary schools. Through this partnership, high schools can offer qualified seniors the opportunity to enroll in SU courses for university credit. Teachers who have qualified through SUPA as SU adjunct instructors teach enhanced concurrent enrollment university courses in high schools during the school day. Syracuse University Libraries are pleased to announce an exciting professional development opportunity for library media specialists in schools that offer SUPA classes. SU Librarians will spend the afternoon conducting a series of sessions that will provide library media specialists with the tools and resources to support SUPA students and instructors at their schools.

Sessions will cover a variety of topics, including:

Access: How to obtain access to SUL's collections

Resources: Introduction to subject-specific resources and research guides available in the SU Libraries

Research: What methods work best for college level research assignments?

67. Discovery Education Experience Asynchronous Course

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/30/2021

Join Discovery Education and O²CM SLS in a joint effort to support you in maximizing your use of Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education and O²CM SLS are teaming up to provide you with this unique learning experience that will both help you learn more about using Discovery Education and earn CTLE credits. The course is asynchronous and delivered via Google Classroom. No Zoom calls to make or deadlines to meet. Simply sign up for the course, complete the activities at your own pace, participate in the discussions and submit a few simple assignments. Earn up to 5 CTLE hours, one for each assignment completed. It is that easy! By completing each section you will learn all about Discovery Education resources, instructional strategies, student access, ready to use lesson activities and more!

Open July 12th thru July 30th, 2021.

68. Your School Library's Virtual Presence

Program: School Library System

Dates: 8/17/2021

Giving your library an online presence is an important resource. It extends the library beyond it's physical walls and ensures that the students, staff and families have equitable access to the learning tools provided by the library. We will be exploring the various platforms available for website creation, such as Wix, Weebly and Google Sites. The benefits and drawbacks of each will be discussed, specifically in terms of the ease of creating a password protected page, helping you decide which platform will work best for your library.

69. New Librarian Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 8/25/2021

This full-day of learning is for all school librarians, new and veteran, to come together to be trained on the Union Catalog, media Platform, reporting data, and digital resources. You will work with the SLS team members to better utilize teaching and learning resources purchased through and provided by the School Library System. Additionally, we will review beginning of the year processes for each automation system to make sure you are up and running on day one.

70. Discovery Education Experience Asynchronous Course (August)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 8/27/2021

Join Discovery Education and O²CM SLS in a joint effort to support you in maximizing your use of Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education and O²CM SLS are teaming up to provide you with this unique learning experience that will both help you learn more about using Discovery Education and earn CTLE credits. The course is asynchronous and delivered via Google Classroom. No Zoom calls to make or deadlines to meet. Simply sign up for the course, complete the activities at your own pace, participate in the discussions and submit a few simple assignments. Earn up to 5 CTLE hours, one for each assignment completed. It is that easy! By completing each section you will learn all about Discovery Education resources, instructional strategies, student access, ready to use lesson activities and more!

Open August 9th thru August 27th, 2021.

71. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 9/28/2021

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.

72. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 9/28/2021

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.

73. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 11/15/2021

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.

74. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 11/15/2021

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.

75. VIRTUAL: SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 1/27/2022

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.

76. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 3/22/2022

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.

77. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 3/22/2022

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.