W-FL BOCES School Library System

March 2019

In like a lion, out like a lamb...

March (in like a lion, out like a lamb...hopefully!) is upon us and so, too, is the time that we look ahead to 2019-2020! SLS has been busy preparing order forms, delivering training, meeting with librarians and other educators to support our districts!

Spotlight on Social & Emotional Learning: A new regional resource!

SLS is pleased to share that a new series of Rosen ebooks, Spotlight on Social and Emotional Learning, have been made available to the region! These ebooks have been uploaded to the Rosen Learning Bookshelf, please explore and and share with your students & staff!
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Making waves with Makerspaces: A look @ Romulus CSD libraries!

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Romulus CSD libraries in the news!

Click here to watch a news story with librarian Stacy Merrill on Spectrum news! Way to go!

Professional Learning opportunities:

W-FL Personalized Learning Conference 2.0: Mar 20-21

Join educators from across the region at the W-FL PL Conference with keynote speaker Allison Zmuda! For more information: https://www.smore.com/mw6d8


To register: https://bit.ly/2T0lPyR

Digital Inclusion & K-12: Mar 27

Are you interested in participating in digital inclusion efforts in our region? Have you thought about how digital inclusion affects K-12 education? Learn from educators and community members in the field in a collaborative conversation representing the Finger Lakes region.


To register: https://bit.ly/2TyrEc1

A Fresh Look at Flocab: April 9

Flocabulary’s animated video content is presented in a fresh, entertaining way, while accompanying games, activities, and lyric labs reinforce essential vocabulary skills. Participants will learn how to create classes, assign work, and utilize data to personalize learning. Check out the extensive catalog of resources you can choose from to create memorable lessons. Please bring your own device.


To register: https://bit.ly/2ED7aVo

Worlds of Wonder: Apr 12

This workshop will focus on nature education and activities from a broad perspective including not just science aspects, but also creativity and art, physical exercise, stress reduction, and connection with plants and animals. The role of stories and nature will also be explored. Workshop content will cover numerous ways that libraries can increase children’s nature experiences, particularly during the summer school break, in order to encourage the development of ties to the outdoors


To register: https://pls-net.org/event/worlds-wonder

Connecting with Artists: May 10

Participants will be able to interact with visiting artists and performers to learn more about their services while also having the opportunity to see some of these performers live and in-person. Participants will have an opportunity to develop deeper connections with these artists based on first-hand experience to support bringing visiting artists into local school districts.


To register: https://bit.ly/2SNrGHV

HS to College Supporting Student Success: May 22

Join us for this full-day conference where you’ll have the opportunity to learn from your colleagues as we talk about ways to help our students successfully transition from high school to college. This conference will feature breakouts, panels, and poster sessions, with plenty of time for one-on-one conversations and making connections with educators from around the region.


To register: https://bit.ly/2tPzIWG

Upcoming Conferences: