Library Services ESC11

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Great things are happening at your Region 11 ESC and we are here to support your library program

Welcome to ESC 11 Library Services, my library "tribe"! I am looking forward to meeting you and truly hope you will make it to our professional development sessions so we can make each other's acquaintance. Seek me out at TCEA, TLA, TASLA, SxSW, and local library and technology conferences because I will be there gathering as much info as I can. I want you to use me as a resource and know I am the librarian's librarian, I will do research for you to make sure you have the resources you need to look into for your program.


Follow me on Twitter @lib2tell, join our fabulous Facebook group Lib2Tell https://www.facebook.com/groups/993673764101732/ (it's a closed group, so ask to join),follow the Smore here, and be sure to check out the upcoming events. Also if you aren't on the Listserv, please be sure to send me your contact information.

Karen E. Smith

ESC Region 11 Library Services Consultant, former elementary librarian, high school librarian and educator for over 20 years in several surrounding districts.
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Picture This: Visual Literacy Strategies

Friday, March 2nd, 8:30-11:30am

1451 S. Cherry Lane

White Settlement, TX


Picture This: Visual Literacy Strategies - 009532

"A picture is worth a thousand words." This age-old idiom highlights what English Language Arts standards emphasize: the importance of working with students to develop visual literacy skills. Join us for this hands-on workshop to explore Britannica's rich collection of images, videos, maps, timelines, diagrams, and primary-source documents. Discover strategies and activities that promote visual skill development in all areas of the curriculum. Bring your device along with a list of your upcoming projects and leave with new ideas to implement with your classes tomorrow.
CLICK HERE to register https://ontrac.esc11.net//session.asp?sess_Num=016419&Wksp_Num=009532

For more information, please contact Karen Smith (ksmith@esc11.net, 817-740-7540.)

Book Reviews, Book Talks, and Librarian PLN for Region 11 Librarians - 007277

Friday, March 2nd, 12:30-3:30pm

1451 S. Cherry Lane

White Settlement, TX

Book Reviews, Book Talks, and Librarian PLN for Region 11 Librarians - 007277

Come meet your fellow librarians and join our PLN group that does book reviews for publishers (and YOU get to have free books). Tell us about what resources are popular in your library - digital and print - and share ideas about your future-ready library space. All are welcome to this FREE session that will be offered in conjunction with a morning workshop, so register for BOTH. This promises to be a wonderful afternoon of collaboration, networking, and growth. We will also be discussing how we want to organize for next year, so please join in and bring ideas!
Click here to register https://ontrac.esc11.net//session.asp?sess_Num=012530&Wksp_Num=007277

North Texas Teen Book Festival Teacher Professional Development -- Books, Books, Books: A Symposium for Educators @NTTBF

Friday, April 20th, 8am-4pm

500 West Las Colinas Boulevard

Irving, TX

North Texas Teen Book Festival Teacher Professional Development -- Books, Books, Books: A Symposium for Educators @NTTBF - 010123

Join Sam Houston State University professors Rose Brock, Dr. Karin Perry, and Dr. Teri Lesesne as they welcome special guests Marley Dias, Meg Medina, Sarah Mlynowski, Gayle Forman, Nic Stone, Jenni and Matt Holm, Stuart Gibbs, Nathan Hale, Rebecca Stead, Julie Murphy, Brendan Reichs, Roshani Chokshi, and more than a dozen more MG and YA authors to North Texas as they share the best new books for readers as well as focus on practical and exciting ways to engage young readers from upper elementary through high school. Free breakfast sponsored by Scholastic Inc begins at 7:30 a.m. Parking for the event is $8.00. 8 hours CPE credit
Click HERE to register https://ontrac.esc11.net//session.asp?sess_Num=017276&Wksp_Num=010123

FREE!!!! TWO SESSIONS BY JLG SESSION 1 Revitalizing Research in a Google-Driven World and SESSION 2 Scary, Gross, an Enlightening Books for Boys K12: Today's Strategies and Resources - 007297

Tuesday, May 22nd, 8:30am-3:30pm

1451 S. Cherry Lane

White Settlement, TX

Deborah B. Ford, Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K-12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Her two sessions will include: Revitalizing Research in a Google-Driven World Scary, Gross, and Enlightening Books for Boys K12: Today's Strategies and Resources

CLICK HERE to register https://ontrac.esc11.net//session.asp?sess_Num=012554&Wksp_Num=007297