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1. CAPSTONE Projects - A Positive Way to Wrap Up the Year

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/26/2020

Meeting Times: 12:00-1:00

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CAPSTONE projects are specifically designed end-of-year projects that contain interdisciplinary that are grade-level and developmentally appropriate. These projects may be utilized as a positive ending to a challenging school year, a summer school assignment, or a way to begin the new school year - in whatever form it takes. Support resources will be provided (links, activity sheets, question stems, etc). Collaboratively created by AFT and Share My Lesson ZOOM Link will be emailed to the participants by the instructor

2. Office Hours with Ilene Weinberg

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/27/2020

Meeting Times: 4:00-5:00

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Time to take breath and reflect on teaching and learning during the past 2 months. Let's talk about "Glows and Grows," "Thorns and Roses" and brainstorm ideas for planting seeds for the fall. ZOOM Link will be emailed to the participants by the instructor

3. Oh, SNAP! Harnessing the Power of BOOKSNAPS to Increase Critical thinking

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education, AIS Educators, RTI Educators, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/27/2020

Meeting Times: 1:00-2:00

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BOOKSNAPS are a creative way to allow annotations and sharing excerpts of books while making personal connections with the content. Using Google slides, BookSnaps allow students to share connections with the text along with evidence to support a central idea or theme. This is a super fun way to combine close reading strategies through the application of current education technologies. ZOOM Link will be emailed to the participants by the instructor

4. Teaching 1:1

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 5/27/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Location: Online

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Teaching with devices is a challenge to pedagogy. Consider how to adapt and change with the times.

5. Zoom Book Club for Secondary Educators - "Not So Pure and Simple" by Lamar Giles

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Educators, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 5/27/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00pm

Location: Zoom Session/Online

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting elementary/middle novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Almost American Girl" is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she's finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del's right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he's inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge. His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn't believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del's not about to lose his dream girl, and that's where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word. In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers' questions" about sex ed. With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want? He can't think about that too much, though, because once he gets the girl, it'll all sort itself out. Right?" - Harper Collins Publishing

6. Jamboard ~ Digital Whiteboard

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/28/2020

Meeting Times: 11:00-12:00

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Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that is available through Google education accounts. Learn how to utilize the digital whiteboard for remote teaching. Students can utilize Jamboard to demonstrate their learning through diagrams and drawings. ZOOM Link will be emailed to the participants by the instructor

7. Primary Source Alive: Online Social Studies Resource

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Team Leaders/ Content Leads, Librarians, Special Education, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/28/2020

Meeting Times: 12:00-1:00

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Join us for a PRIMARY SOURCE ALIVE session in S.S. We will preview online resources as well as be honored with a presentation by Dr. David Julian Hodges of Hunter College. Dr. Hodges is a cultural anthropologist and a product of the Civil Rights Movement and an acquaintance of Dr. Martin Luther King.Join Zoom Meeting ZOOM Link will be emailed to participants by the instructor

8. Teaching Through Trauma During the Covid-19 Crisis - PART 1

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Psychologists, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/28/2020

Meeting Times: 1:00-2:00

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Part 1 of a 2 part "miniseries" - As schools closed, teachers and students were suddenly thrust into the world of distance learning This change is a challenge for educators as well as students. From a trauma-informed standpoint, what do educators need to be conscious of as they navigate this transition? What are a few key points educators need to understand about stress, trauma and their effects? Are there specific approaches to student support they should be prioritizing during this crisis? This workshop will provide basic information and strategies to respond to these crucial question. Zoom Link will be sent to participants by the instructor

9. Trauma and the Brain Part 2

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Psychologists, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/28/2020

Meeting Times: 2:00-3:00

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Part 2 of a 2 part "miniseries" - Trauma shapes not only how we interact in the world, but also how we physically and developmentally grow. Many behaviors that are seen could be a symptom or reaction to a traumatic experience. When teachers understand the effects of trauma, they can begin to better understand the children who experience it and effectively address behavioral problems. Participants in this workshop will develop an understanding about:
• The impact of traumatic experiences on students and their classroom behaviors.
• Strategies and approaches that can be used to mitigate this impact and improve educational outcomes
• The importance of incorporating self-care techniques for students and educators. Zoom Link will be sent to participants by the instructor

10. ZOOM Book Discussion Group:Pay Attention, Carter JOnes

Program: School Library System

Audience: All Districts Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Teacher Assistants and Teacher Aides

Dates: 5/28/2020

Meeting Times: 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting elementary/middle novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Pay Attention, Carter Jones" by Gary D. Schmidt is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"Schmidt fuses pathos and humor in this adroitly layered novel. Opening each chapter with a definition of a cricket term, Schmidt weaves the sport's jargon into the narrative, further enriching the verbal badinage and reinforcing the affecting bond between a hurting boy and a compassionate man."-Publishers Weekly

11. More than "Niceness" - Introduction to Social Emotional Learning for Empowering Students

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/29/2020

Meeting Times: 1:00-2:00

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This is the first session in a series of workshops on SEL. SEL has many facets and the development of caring, empathetic students is certainly one aspect. Equally important is for educators to be able to recognize students who struggle with trauma and/or special needs and require interventions to maximize receptivity to learning. This introductory session session will provide an overview of the neuroscientific causes of obstacles to learning and offer research-based SEL intervention strategies. Zoom Link will be emailed to the participants by the instructor

12. CSE Chairpersons Meeting

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 6/1/2020

Meeting Times: 1 pm to 2 pm

Meeting at Sullivan BOCES for CSE Chairpersons of Component Districts

13. Involving & Interacting with Families

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/1/2020 to 6/30/2020

Meeting Times: 5 hours, self-paced

Location: online, asynchronous course

This seminar examines how and when teachers should provide information about student progress and the instructional program to families. Participants will explore how to successfully engage families in the instructional program with professionalism and keen cultural sensitivity, as well as how students can contribute ideas to the program. (5-Hour Seminar) Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete the work. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent to each participant on the first day of the course. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion. Online Requirement: Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection. Please Note: This course is offered through NYSUT/ELT, and normally charges a fee. The Sullivan County Teacher Center is paying the fee and offering this course FREE of charge to Sullivan County School District Teachers & SRP's. You must register using your school email address. There is no refund to the Teacher Center once the access information has been sent to the participant.

14. National Board Certification Cohort Work Session

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers seeking National Board Certification

Dates: 6/1/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00-10:00 pm

Location: Sullivan West Elementary School, rm 252

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This work session is for any candidate working to earn their National Board Certification. Although this is not required, it is strongly encouraged. This will assist candidates in working through the components and receive the necessary feedback/support.

15. Understanding Trauma & Supporting Traumatized Students - targeted for SRP's

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: SRP's are given preference

Dates: 6/1/2020 to 6/30/2020

Meeting Times: 3 hours, self-paced

Location: online, asynchronous course

Recognizes that our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. It is becoming more common that school staff is faced with the challenges of connecting with, and educating, students who have endured complex trauma. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way. (3-Hour seminar) Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete the work. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent to each participant on the first day of the course. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion. Online Requirement: Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection. Please Note: This course is offered through NYSUT/ELT, and normally charges a fee. The Sullivan County Teacher Center is paying the fee and offering this course FREE of charge to Sullivan County School District Teachers & SRP's. You must register using your school email address. There is no refund to the Teacher Center once the access information has been sent to the participant.

16. *ZOOM Book Club for Secondary Educators - "Dragon Hoops" by Gene Luen Yang

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 6/3/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, June 3rd at 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Zoom meeting for discussing the book.

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting young adult novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Dragon Hoops" is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.
"Gene understands stories-comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn't get sports. As a kid, his friends called him "Stick" and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men's varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that's been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he's seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn't know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons' lives but his own life as well." - Macmillan Publishing"

17. Genius Hour to Inspire Deeper Thinking

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/3/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Location: Online

What if your students could explore what they want in true inquiry based learning? What if you could facilitate student exploration of deep interest that therefore connects them to true deeper learning. Explore Genius Hour as a concept to allow your students independent learning" that still can be connected to deep demands of curriculum.

18. SCITTA

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/3/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30am-11:30am

Location: TBD

SCITTA Meeting

19. Naviance User Group

Program: Model Schools

Audience: School Counselors/ Guidance

Dates: 6/4/2020

Meeting Times: 10:00-11:30

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Join experts from Naviance and discuss best practices, remote learning, and our new virtual counseling world. We will take a look at wrapping up the end of the year and starting next school year. Bring your questions and best practices to share with the group. Zoom Link will be emailed to the participants by the instructor

20. ZOOM Book Club for Elementary Educators: Look Both Ways: A tale told in ten blocks

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators, Teaching Assistants and Aides

Dates: 6/4/2020

Meeting Times: Thursday, June 4th at 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Zoom meeting to discuss the book you read.

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting elementary/middle novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Look Both Ways: A tale told in ten blocks" by Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"Fans of Reynolds's best-selling Track series will already know the dexterity with which he writes from different perspectives, and those shifts are especially effective in this book of interconnected stories" For young readers, the structure of this "tale told in 10 blocks" is bound to be deeply satisfying, a way to zoom in on the everyday mysteries of this neighborhood" Reynolds's crackling, witty prose is a joy to read. The tales come in a sprightly variety of modes, from a handwritten list to a meditation on school buses that brushes up against poetry" [Here] is a book about life, a book to encourage us not just to look both ways but to look down at the sidewalk and up at the sky, to look in every direction we can. Because we don't want to miss a single page. The New York Times Book Review - Nalini Jones

21. Disability Awareness - Targeted for SRP's

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: SRP's are given preference

Dates: 6/8/2020 to 7/7/2020

Meeting Times: 3 hours, self-paced

Location: online, asynchronous course

This 3-hour seminar introduces characteristics of disabilities and key information related to the education of students with disabilities. Participants will identify strategies to improve student learning and behavior specific to the students they support. Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete the work. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent to each participant on the first day of the course. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion. Online Requirement: Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection. Please Note: This course is offered through NYSUT/ELT, and normally charges a fee. The Sullivan County Teacher Center is paying the fee and offering this course FREE of charge to Sullivan County School District Teachers & SRP's. You must register using your school email address. There is no refund to the Teacher Center once the access information has been sent to the participant.

22. Promoting Student Engagement

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/8/2020 to 7/7/2020

Meeting Times: 8 hours, self-paced

Location: online, asynchronous course

This 8-hour seminar explores activities and assignments that promote deep learning, engage all students, and encourage students to initiate or adapt activities to enhance their understanding. Participants will also examine instructional materials and resources that engage students, as well as how to provide student choice among materials. This seminar also examines lesson structure and pacing that allows opportunity for reflection and closure. Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete the work. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent to each participant on the first day of the course. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion. Online Requirement: Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection. Please Note: This course is offered through NYSUT/ELT, and normally charges a fee. The Sullivan County Teacher Center is paying the fee and offering this course FREE of charge to Sullivan County School District Teachers & SRP's. You must register using your school email address. There is no refund to the Teacher Center once the access information has been sent to the participant.

23. Secondary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/9/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Secondary Principals Meeting

24. Business Officials Monthly Meeting

Program: Business Office

Dates: 6/10/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30AM-10:30AM

Monthly Meeting with Component District Business Officials

25. Kids These Days

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/10/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Location: Online

How are our students changing? Is technology changing them? What do they need from us as their teachers? How can they become deeper critical thinkers and become students who want to learn?

26. Sullivan County Data Leaders Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/10/2020

Meeting Times: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Data Leaders Meeting

27. ZOOM Book Club for Secondary Educators - "Red Hood" by Elana K. Arnold

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 6/10/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, June 10th at 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Zoom meeting for discussing the book.

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting young adult novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Red Hood"½ is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP. "You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked. And the wolf is angry. Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She's kept mostly to herself. She's been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou's past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods-frightened, but not alone."½ - Harper Collins Publishing"

28. Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Principals

Dates: 6/11/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Elementary Principals Meeting

29. ZOOM Book Club for Elementary Educators: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators, Teaching Assistants and Aides

Dates: 6/11/2020

Meeting Times: Thursday, June 11th at 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Zoom meeting to discuss the book you read.

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting elementary/middle novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Front Desk" by Kelly Yang is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"Yang draws effectively on her own childhood in this lively debut, which offers a candid portrait of one Chinese-American immigrant experience through the eyes of a gutsy, empathetic 10-year-old. In 1993, when Mia Tang's parents become managers of a California motel, she envisions bright times ahead: the motel has a pool, and Disneyland is just down the road. But the mean-spirited motel owner bans her from the pool and cheats her parents out of money they deserve, keeping Disneyland far out of reach. While her parents work tirelessly, Mia takes charge of the front desk and much more. Believing that "sometimes, you have to... be creative to get what you want," and flouting her mother's repeated assertion that Mia's English will never be as proficient as native-born Americans', she writes letters-creatively forged-to aid others, including an African-American victimized by racial profiling and a Chinese immigrant abused by his boss. Mia's story is one of indefatigable hope and of triumph over injustice, and her voice is genuine and inspiring. Ages 8-12.- Publishers Weekly"

30. CSE Chairpersons Meeting

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 6/15/2020

Meeting Times: 1 pm to 2 pm

Meeting at Sullivan BOCES for CSE Chairpersons of Component Districts

31. Generating Purposeful Discussions

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/15/2020 to 7/14/2020

Meeting Times: 7 hours, self-paced

Location: online, asynchronous course

This 7-hour seminar explores how effective discussion techniques promote student engagement with content, create opportunities for students to reflect upon what they have learned and encourage student consideration of new possibilities. Participants will evaluate how to support a classroom where students assume high levels of participation in classroom discussions and take responsibility for their own learning. Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete the work. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent to each participant on the first day of the course. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion. Online Requirement: Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection. Please Note: This course is offered through NYSUT/ELT, and normally charges a fee. The Sullivan County Teacher Center is paying the fee and offering this course FREE of charge to Sullivan County School District Teachers & SRP's. You must register using your school email address. There is no refund to the Teacher Center once the access information has been sent to the participant.

32. ZOOM Book Club for Secondary Educators - "Clap When You Land" by Elizabeth Acevedo

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 6/17/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, June 17th at 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Zoom meeting for discussing the book.

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting young adult novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Clap When You Land" is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP. "Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people" In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance-and Papi's secrets-the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they've lost everything of their father, they learn of each other. " - Harper Collins Publishing

33. ZOOM Book Club for Elementary Educators: Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators, Teaching Assistants and Aides

Dates: 6/18/2020

Meeting Times: Thursday, June 18th at 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Zoom meeting to discuss the book you read.

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting elementary/middle novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Because of the Rabbit" by Cynthia Lord is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"Anything is possible with rabbits," Emma muses presciently as she and her game warden father rescue a distressed rabbit that she's allowed to keep. But it's the bunny that rescues Emma, who's beginning fifth grade at a Maine public school after being homeschooled. She's worried that no one there will need a new friend, and Owen, her older brother and soulmate, exacerbates things by becoming preoccupied with his new friends. In a characteristically articulate observation, Emma notes, "I'd been carrying a hole inside me since Owen went off to school last year and this little rabbit had jumped right into that hole and made himself at home." Her new pet (Lapi, short for Monsieur Lapin, a character from tales her beloved late grandfather shared) also fills an emotional void when her friend-making gets off to a slow start-and then helps her connect with classmates, primarily a boy who seems to be on the autism spectrum, as she learns the rewards of patience and understanding the perspectives of others. Newbery Honor author Lord (Rules) offers a note detailing her personal inspirations for this insightful story-lucidly written from the heart. Ages 8-12. - Publishers Weekly"

34. Technology Directors Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/19/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30am-11:30am

Technology Directors Meeting

35. ZOOM Book Club for Secondary Educators - "We Are Not From Here" by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 6/24/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, June 24th at 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Zoom meeting for discussing the book.

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"Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting young adult novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "We Are Not From Here"½ is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.
""Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Peque½±a has her pride.
And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, they follow the route of La Bestia, the perilous train system that might deliver them to a better life-if they are lucky enough to survive the journey. With nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Peque½±a know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them. And the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go.
In this striking portrait of lives torn apart, the plight of migrants at the U.S. southern border is brought to light through poignant, vivid storytelling. An epic journey of danger, resilience, heartache, and hope."½ - Penguin Random House"