School Library System
Week of November 11-15, 2019
News You Can Use
Liz Kaplan from Learning A-Z is offering a 3 month trial to Science A-Z for educators who participate in webinar on December 11, 2019 from 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM.
Below is the information. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Kaplan.
Literacy and Science: Better Together
Audience: K-6 librarians, teachers, curriculum and instruction administrators, science coordinators and administrators, special educators, technology directors
Date: December 11, 2019 3:15-4:00
Webinar participants will receive a three month trial of Science A-Z from Learning A-Z for themselves and up to 50 teachers in the district.
When Literacy, Science, and Engineering are combined in K-6 classes, students can become engaged in authentic learning experiences in science every day.
In this session we will demonstrate how students can develop a deeper understanding of STEM concepts by reading, writing, thinking, and doing with Science A-Z.
Using Science A-Z’s NGSS-designed, supplemental, digital and printable resources, we will model how to:
-Use leveled STEM reading resources to provide an authentic context for literacy instruction.
-Build content knowledge by reading or listening to leveled, high-interest nonfiction texts that are designed to spur discussion and debates, critical thinking, research, speaking, listening, and teamwork.
- Target scientific knowledge and vocabulary, as well as address comprehension strategies, close reading, citing evidence by using a wide range of reading resources.
Science A-Z (www.sciencea-z.com) offers a digital, assignable and printable library of K-6 leveled resources that are available from school and home and that provide valuable exposure to the crosscutting concepts of science.
Please register for the Literacy and Science Webinar at:
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.
GRANT: ACCELERATING PROMISING PRACTICES FOR SMALL LIBRARIES
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GRANT: SNAPDRAGON BOOK FOUNDATION
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Flipster is what we use to bring professional journals to all librarians in the region. Through this SLS provided subscription you have full access to new and back digital issues of School Library Journal, Computers & LIbraries, Booklist, and Horn Book.
Take advantage of this worthwhile and free resource! Contact Amanda Karian for log-in information.
From Publishers Weekly’s reviews of children’s and young adult books published in 2019, selections for the top 50 books of the year include picture books and graphic novels, fiction and nonfiction, debuts and bestsellers for readers of all ages.
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Professional Learning Opportunities
Date: November 18th
Time: 4 - 5 pm
Location: Zoom Meeting
Rosen Interactive eBooks & PowerKnowledege Science Suite Webinar
Information Session on Becoming Certified as a School Librarian
Questar III School Library System, in partnership with SUNY Albany, St. John Fisher College, and the University of Buffalo Library Science programs, the certification office at Questar III, and several regional librarians will be holding an information session on December 18th at Questar III Central Office beginning at 4 pm. This information session is designed to help certified teachers learn more about the various pathways to being certified as a school library media specialist, and for school administrators learn how they might approach filling those hard to fill school librarian positions.
Register by December 11th: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=15197&I=3315257
MILLBROOK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
• High School Long-Term Substitute Library-Media Specialist
• Benefits as per MTA Contract
• Approximately January 2, 2020 to June 25, 2020
Please submit the following application material:
• Letter of Interest • Resume
• Copy of New York State Library-Media Certification
Address application to:
Mr. Eric Seipp, Principal
Millbrook High School
70 Church Street, PO Box AA
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-4200 x2330
November 1, 2019
TeachingBooks is Hiring
TeachingBooks is hiring a Collection Development Librarian with a professional interest in working with metadata specific to children's/ YA titles, authors, awards, distinctions, series, lists, and reading programs. A commitment to diversity and Intellectual Freedom is vital, too.
This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits that can be based anywhere in the United States.
Details are at https://TeachingBooks.net/TSL
Troy City School District
Library Media Specialist
With approximately 4,000 students, Troy is a small urban school district in NY’s Capital Region. Our learning community values our ethnic, social and cultural diversity.
Troy City School District has an immediate opening for a Library Media Specialist at Troy Middle School. The position is full time probationary. Must have valid NYS certification. The district is willing to consider candidates who are certified in other areas who are willing to take the necessary steps to obtain a Library Media Specialist certification. Step salary is based on experience and the TTA contract. ALL applications will be accepted through OLAS only.