GCS Media Matters

Upcoming Task and Dates to Remember for this Week.

Collection Development Plan DUE Wednesday

Remember to "Save As" your "school name 2015-2016 Collection development plan" and email to Jackie as an attachment.

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This Week September 21-25

  • Remember our Extreme Transformation Challenge... Send before pictures to gruert@gcsnc.com
  • All eBook Classroom Connections Training have been CANCELLED until further notice. Tammy will be flipping the training and offering one on one training for those people that still have questions. Contact Tammy to schedule a one on one
  • Sept. 30 DUE DATE: Collection Development Plan DUE to Media Services- email these to Jackie Pender-Jones penderj@gcsnc.com
  • Elementary and High School Follow Up meeting notes will be shared tomorrow.
  • Elementary iPad App Survey date extended.
  • Oct. 1 Celebration of Excellence- See dates and times 4:30 Grimsley. See Details below
  • Oct. 2 Early Release Day

GCS READS 20 Minutes for September DUE October 9th

Please start to make plans to collect these minutes and enter them at the link above.

Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 7 Elementary BOB Organizational Meeting 3:30-4:30 Wash. St. Rm 300

  • Oct. 8 Middle School BOB Organizational Meeting 3:30-4:30 Wash. St. Rm 300

  • Oct. 8 High School BOB Organizational Meeting 4:30-5:30 Wash. St. Rm 300

  • Oct. 9 September GCS Reads 20 Minutes Due

  • Oct. 9 iPad App survey Due

  • Oct. 14 Early Release Day

  • Oct. 15 Destiny for Beginners Rm 300 Wash. St.12:00-3:00 Open to all media specialists

  • Oct. 16 DUE DATE: MTAC Committee Members Due via Link (See Below)

  • Oct. 22, 23 & 24 NCSLMA Conference Winston Salem

  • Oct. 26 Teacher Workday

  • Oct. 30 DUE DATE: All staff and students trained using eBooks

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MTAC Committee members DUE via Digital Form October 16th

Please click the appropriate level below and enter your school MTAC committee members for the 2015-2016 School Year.

Need more information?

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Discovery Education Presents DENapalooza 2015

  • What: DENapalooza 2015: A free, full day of learning opportunities from Discovery Education with presentations given by STAR Discovery Educators and members of the DEN Team.
  • When: November 14, 2015
  • Where: Raleigh, NC
  • For more information, click here.
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Read 2 Succeed at Monticello Brown Summit Elementary

Crystal Clapp represented media specialist well in her WFMY Read 2 Succeed TV début. CLICK HERE to check out the segment.
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YA Literature

YA Literature will meet at 6pm-7pm and may be altered to meet everyone's schedule. Karen Meier will send details for location and sign up.

  • Tuesday, October 13- 6:00 HP Barnes and Noble High Point location

  • Monday, November 9

  • Tuesday, December 8

  • Monday, January, 25

  • Tuesday, February 23

  • Weather Make-up date: Tuesday, March 14

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Articles of interest

Tech teachers channel has several great articles on Engaging students.

Establishing a Culture of Collaborative Learning.

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Global Education Resources

From the desk of Jackie

Check out these great ideas to celebrate Heritage.

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place each year from September 15th-October 15th. Throughout this time we acknowledge the valuable contributions made, and the important presence and impact of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States, and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Study Abroad Information Session

  • Location: High Point Central High School- Media Center
  • Date: Tuesday, September 29, 6pm to 8pm

This first Study Abroad Information Session of the school year will focus on two important scholarships available for our students:

  • CIEE Global Navigator Scholarship: Our district was selected last year as a recipient of this scholarship. Two of our schools, High Point Central and Northwest High can apply to receive $20,000 but a similar amount is available for scholarships at large, to which all our high school students can apply to. Last year 26 of our kids travelled to 10 different countries, receiving a total of $73,785. We can make it happen again!!! Deadline: December 10
  • NSLI-Y: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. Deadline: October 29 at 4pm

Counselors, parents and students can contact me with any related questions.

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Media Specialist Matter

Please join us in remembering the media specialist below:

  • Brenda Little/Andrews HS, father passed, 3505 Meadowbriar Court, GSO, NC 27410
  • Rita Christie/Smith HS, sickness/extensive leave, 2923 Konnoak Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27127
  • Paula Ward/Montileu, sickness/extensive leave
  • Stacey Caudle/Bluford, sickness/extensive leave

Please feel free to send a card to show them we care if you wish.

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Don't Forget!

Do you want to suggest a title for NEXT Year's HS BOB List?


Register now for the NCSLMA 2015 Annual Conference

Register Early prices go up after Oct. 9.

Extreme MC Transformation CHALLENGE

  • We are seeing many wonderful things going on in your media centers. CLICK HERE to see pictures shared so far.
  • Remember to send pictures of your EXTREME Transformation to gruert@gcsnc.com

Instructional Technology and Innovation

  • CLICK HERE to access their Back to School Digital Newsletter.
  • Please feel free to share with your staff.

Photo Directory Pictures Needed

Please send Tammy a picture of yourself for the GCS Media Specialist online Picture Directory.

CLICK HERE to verify if you need to send in a picture.

Library Media Services

Have a wonderful week!

Remember: If you would like text reminders about media services events text @mediaspe to (469)209-4439

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