Science News

January 2016

Something New for the New Year

I'm trying something new; rather than share science-related info with you via email I'm compiling news and resources to share in one newsletter that I'll send to you periodically. Happy to hear feedback on this format, or on the content I chose to share. My goal is for this to be a resource for you, not something that clutters your inbox. In this issue I have important information on Science Day, a pd opportunity, video resources and book recommendations.

Science Day in the Library! Please Sign Up

On Friday, 1/29, the library will be hosting an all-day event celebrating science. Doris and I are planning various stations where students can explore, learn and interact with different aspects of science. The STEM club will be on hand, as will several community members who will talk about their science-based careers. Please consider bringing your class to this event. I will schedule on a first come, first served basis. Email me the periods you wish to visit and I will make you a reservation. Thanks for your support!
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Videos for Science Teachers

Free Tech for Teachers is a great resource. This week they published a list of recommended video sources for science teachers and students. Read the full article and peruse the list here:

Free PD Workshop Coming Soon

Are you looking to spice up a tried and true lesson? Do you need new ideas for differentiation? Maybe you have a unit that could benefit from being more aligned with standards? I am developing a pd workshop (tentatively set for February 11) to help teachers incorporate subscription databases into their practice. I will introduce and demonstrate our databases, then we will break into a working session so I can assist one-on-one to make the best match between our content and your lesson. I think you will be surprised with how user-friendly and informative our databases are. Keep an eye out for more information; I hope to see you there!

Preparing for a smart, safe and strong future @ your library.