Crossfield Library Newsletter
Home of the Stars
Things have been going great in the library this first week back. Library cards are being reorganized. Displays are up. Virginia Reader's Choice books are getting added into the system.
I'm excited to start looking at Project Based Learning this year even more with our staff. Together, we will make some memorable learning for our students.
Did you Know?
Looking for a good read aloud?
Reading aloud to children helps them develop and improve literacy skills -- reading, writing, speaking, and listening. And since children listen on a higher level than they read, listening to other readers stimulates growth and understanding of vocabulary and language patterns.
FREE Professional Development
Did you know that Intel is offering free professional development to teachers?
VDOE provides six-week facilitated online courses through a grant with Intel. These professional development courses are available to educators in Virginia at no cost. The courses are conducted all online (no face-to-face meetings needed) and take approximately 30 hours, or 5 hours per week, to complete. The courses are facilitated by Virginia educators. Participants will receive a certificate at the end that can be used towards 30 recertification points.
Looking for free music for a project? Check out this great site from YouTube that keeps a whole library of music.
Sick of ads through YouTube and all of the videos that can show up on the side? Copy and paste your URL into ViewPure to only get your video!
Looking for another way to tell stories? The Screen Actor's Guild has an online library of stories read by famous actors.