ETLS October Newsletter

Lisa Lund, Director of ETLS

ETLS Mission Statement

We liberate teaching and learning through culturally responsive and inclusive integration of technology and library resources.
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Professional Learning

Please save the date for our October Library Meet on October 26! In response to feedback from library staff, we are extending the time from 3:30-5 pm to accommodate library staff that can join earlier as well as those that will arrive a little later. These optional gatherings are wonderful opportunities to connect with colleagues and share ideas each month, we hope to see you there! Meet link: meet.google.com/lookup/CRLIBRARY

Additionally, please save the date for the Bi-Monthly Tech Teacher Meet on November 2nd! This optional gathering will be a space where great technology teaching and projects can be shared, as well as an opportunity to highlight outstanding student work.

Meet link: meet.google.com/lookup/DPStech


SAVE THE DATE: Our next Teal Day will be on Monday, October 18. Click Here for the Ed Tech PL Cohort Scope and Sequence. This will also be offered in conjunction with a PDU. This PDU runs concurrently with the Teal Day PL Series we have available already, but in case teachers are not able to attend our live PL sessions on Teal Days, they also have an opportunity to engage with the materials asynchronously. Details on the PDU are in the PL Cohort link above.

2021-2022 District-purchased Online Learning Platforms and Tools

For the 2021-2022 school year DPS has purchased the following online platforms for staff and students to use for instruction and learning:
  1. Schoology LMS (6-12)
  2. Seesaw LMS (K-5)
  3. Pear Deck (K-12)
  4. Screencastify (K-12)
  5. Edpuzzle (K-12)

Learn more about each platform above by clicking the links to access the respective All-in-One Doc. [Not included on this list are grade-level curriculum or program-specific online platforms (e.g. Amplify)]

Celebrating Cultural Moments

Denver Public Schools strives to recognize cultures and identities year-round. With equity as our core identity, we aim to celebrate the significant cultural moments of our students and staff, especially those that have not been historically and consistently recognized.

In preparation for upcoming celebrations in October and November, the Collection Development team has curated these resources of recommended books, events and resources. Please share widely with your schools!

MyTech Podcast

Tiktok, devious licks, and digital citizenship: What's going on in our schools and what can we do about it? In this season's first episode of the MyTech podcast, we'll explore social media trends and their impacts on schools, and how our Ed Tech team and digital coaches are working with schools to confront damaging behaviors and support students' needs. Click HERE or on the logo at right to listen!

Digital Citizenship

Please reach out to Lisa Lund, Director of Educational Technology and Library Services or Felicia Maestas, Sr Manager of Ed Tech to schedule with our digital coaches sessions on Digital Citizenship with students, Also, Brian Dino, Digital Coach, has a grant to provide sessions to parents and students to support the issues and concerns with Social Media and the Tiktok Challenge. We would like to provide support and thought partnership as we navigate the continued devious licks and other challenges with social media, bullying and resources we can provide.

Authentic Spanish Language Books

In search of authentic, high quality Spanish language books to add to your library collection? Lorito Books has created elementary, middle school, and high school lists of recommended titles especially for DPS libraries. Contact your Collection Development specialist or Suzi Tonini at suzanne_tonini@dpsk12.org to learn more about including Spanish language books in your library mill levy order.
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Follett Supply Chain and Shipping Update

Due to supply chain delays, staffing challenges in the Follett service center, and the high influx of orders with schools starting, there are significant delays in shipping Follett orders. (Similar to other supply chains, many of Follett's vendor partners are also experiencing material and sourcing delays, which Follett relies on to fulfill our orders.) We anticipate shipping delays will continue for at least the next several months.


As soon as orders arrive to Acoma, our Library Services team will process and deliver books to your school as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Lisa Lund, Director of Educational Technology & Library Services