ITLS Newsletter

May 9, 2016

A Note from Julie

Hats off to the members of the Digital Literacy Partnership that provided students opportunities to battle over books! Elementary, middle, AND high school students had the chance to read and compete as teams of readers. It is outstanding that Adams 12 has leaders who are willing to sacrifice time in order to provide readers the chance to be recognized for their outstanding reading (and comprehension) skills. Thanks for all of the organizational meetings, for the time spent running the battles, and for involving so many Adams 12 community members. Our students are fortunate to have YOU there to foster their love of reading.

May 12 Agenda: Flatirons 7:30 - 10:45

7:30 - 7:45 Google Chrome Back Channel Introduction

7:45 - 8:15 Beau Foubert

8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 10:45 SLO Review and Discussion

Returning MakerTools

If you are finished with your Makertools from the Makerspace Lending Library, you are welcome to bring them to the meeting on Thursday. If you are not going to be at the meeting or you want to keep them through the end of the year, please contact Tiah. All items will need to be returned by May 28th.

The following item is on hold for May 12: (If you have this item, please return)

  • KIBO Kit

Celebrating Seniors at Horizon

Cheryl had the superb idea to celebrate our seniors by asking them what their favorite book is. I can't tell you how gratifying their enthusiastic response was as we talked with them in the library today. Such a beautiful variety of both our students and the books they love. Go Hawk readers!

--Sara Poinier, Horizon HS

Battle of the Books: Elementary

The AD12 Elementary Battle of the Books was on May 3rd. Twenty-three schools participated in this six month program and final battle. The Digital Literacy Partnership staff (Digital Literacy Teacher Librarians and Digital Literacy Teachers), classroom teachers, and other staff worked with students before and after school, and also often during lunches and recess times. Battle of the Books supports the American Association of School Libraries Guideline #2: The school library media program promotes reading as a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.

Thank you Stephanie Auday, Principal of Skyview, for hosting this fabulous event.

Notification of New Resources Added to MackinVIA

If this notification is enabled, you will receive an email at the start of each week with a listing of the digital resources that have been added to your school’s MackinVIA during the previous 7 days.

Subscription Expiration Notification

If this notification is enabled, you will receive an email at the start of each month highlighting which of your digital subscription resources are approaching expiration in the coming months, or that have recently expired. This allows you to stay on top of expiration dates for the resources purchased from Mackin and plan for renewals and request renewal quotes.
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Although we are using the ITLS newsletter to distribute many different ideas, we have not taken those through any type of formal approval process. We have not contacted IT to determine whether the tool(s) and/or resource(s) meet their standards nor have we obtained input from district content leaders; your resources and suggestions are not "officially" part of any Adams 12 curriculum, just ideas and suggestions for your consideration.