LMS Weekly Reminder

Upcoming Task and Dates to Remember for this Week.

Tell us what you are planning...

February 5th is Digital Learning Day. This national campaign is designed to celebrate innovative teaching and highlight practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students, exploring how digital learning can provide all students with the opportunities they deserve – to build the skills needed to succeed in college, career, and life. Through this campaign we are hoping to build momentum for a wave of innovation that changes policies, shifts attitudes, and supports wide-scale adoption of these promising instructional practices.Click here for more information

Click here to tell us what you are doing to plan and promote Digital Learning Day at your school,

THIS WEEK- January 13-17

  • January 13th- YA Lit (LOCATION CHANGE: Washington Street Room 223)
  • January 13th- Instructional Technology Storybird and GoAnimate Training. 1:00-3:00
    Click here to register.
  • January 15th NCTies Deadline to nominate individuals for the
    - Outstanding Leader Award,
    - Outstanding Teacher Award
    - Media Specialist Innovation Awards.
    - CLICK HERE for more Information
  • January 15th - Instructional Technology Getting Started with Google Docs Training
    Click here to register
  • January 15- R2R Deadline
    Media Specialists should email the names of the students that have submitted their Holiday Reading Challenge logs to Lisa Gardner DeBerry or Tammy Gruer. This year we are asking you to email a list. It can be in Word or Excel.
    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS the form to submit names of students eligible for the iPad Mini, bookstore gift cards and UNCG tickets.
  • David Novak Visit
    January 15th Summerfield
    January 16th Jesse Wharton
    If you are interested in having him visit you he still has some dates available.
    Contact him at www.david-novak.com
  • January 17th- R2R Deadline
    School minutes for January must be submitted on the R2R SharePoint site to be included into the drawing for $1000.00 in library books.
  • January 18th- Jean's Birthday


Don't forget to Collect the Holiday Reading Challenge Logs

Please follow the timeline below:

We are almost there!!! Great job!!!

Holiday reading minutes need to be included in your December totals. If you have already entered your December minutes please modify your totals to reflect the holiday minutes read. CLICK HERE to access the site to update your numbers.

The last opportunity to submit any totals for R2R reading minutes and be included in the drawing for the $1,000.00 of free books for your library is January 17th. Please enter any minutes read from January 1-17 on Sharepoint on this date.

Dates to Remember

January PLC's

We are very pleased to have a special guest speaker from the Jr. Library Guild to present at our January PLC.

Deborah Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools.
Click here to find out more about our presenter

Engaging African American Males Readers: Practical Tips and Strategies

In a sea of excellent literature, how can educators find texts that will appeal to African American males? What strategies can we use to engage the reader which supports his achievement efforts? Join Deborah B. Ford for a fast paced look at the best of the best and ways to use the books in your school library program. Practical tips for implementing programming that reaches readers of all kinds will be suggested.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our PLC's this month.

January 29th Middle School PLC 2:00-4:00 Washington Street Room 300
January 29th High School PLC 4:00 - 6:00 Washington Street Room 300

January 30th Elem. Group 1 2:00-4:00 Franklin Blvd. Board Room
January 30th Elem. Group 2 4:00-6:00 Franklin Blvd. Board Room

Need Funds? Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants. The grant program provides books submitted for consideration for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards to libraries and other organizations to expand their collections. Each year, three organizations are selected that demonstrate need and potential benefit from receiving the collection. All three libraries will receive copies of more than 80 titles submitted for consideration for the 2014 awards. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2014.

CLICK HERE for more information.

PD Opportunities to Support Your PDP

  • Standard 4. School library media coordinators demonstrate knowledge of learners and learning and promote effective instructional practices.
    Use your iPads, tablets, and PCs to motivate your students to read and write! Technology makes it easy for students to become authors with a worldwide audience. The Elementary Literacy Resource Kit includes articles, samples, and lesson plans for creative reading and writing projects that engage students in the work necessary to meet the Common Core goals for English Language Arts.

    T4L - Literacy Kit - Elementary

  • Britannica and NC WiseOwl are offering a Webinar titled "Digital Discoveries for Black History Month: New Resources, New Lesson Plans, New Perspectives." The Webinar, which is scheduled for January 15th at 3 pm, targets the middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies areas. Information is available in the Webinars section of NC WiseOwl (www.ncwiseowl.org/1.htm). As always, free on-site staff development is available at the LEA level to facilitate the use of WiseOwl resources in the curriculum. Questions and requests may be addressed to Dan Sparlin (dan.sparlin@dpi.nc.gov).


    Discovery Ed- US History Tech Books are FREE. Email Pam James for Details.
  • Best Practices for using Edmodo
    CLICK HERE to investigate Best practices for using Edmodo
  • Edmodo Webinar- Jan 21 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
    30 minute Teacher's Lounge webinar featuring Edmodo Support Ambassadors presenting about "Mastering The Standards With Edmodo" - check out the blog post below to learn more and sign up! Please share with your teachers too!

    Reserve your spot for our next Teachers' Lounge webinar!
  • "Writers Meet Readers" O.Henry Book Fair

    Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Time: 4 until 6 PM Location: O.Henry Hotel
    The first annual O.Henry Book Fair, featuring piedmont authors and their works!

    FREE ADMISSION No reservations required to this "drop-in" event on the Terrace Level. Meet twenty local authors selling and signing their books.
    CLICK HERE for more information

BOB Volunteers needed

We are still in need of volunteers for BOB each day.
We are really low on volunteers for March 12th. If you know anyone that is willing to volunteer, please have them complete the link below or contact Jean Howard.


  • Over 100 volunteers will be needed for this years battles.If you or someone you know, are interested in volunteering, PLEASE send the following link to them or have them contact our office.
  • CLICK HERE to Volunteer

Instructional Tech. Courses

GREAT NEWS! If you attend at least 3 instructional courses throughout the year you will now receive credit. (Please share with staff.)

CLICK HERE to access their Newsletter

Instructional Technology Training Sessions Offered

Tune into the buzz about professional development opportunities offered by the Instructional Technology team. Their "Winter AV Month" series of classes begins in December. Click here for a full list of classes and more details.

REMEMBER: Please share this information with your staff.

Discovery Education Attention Required by January 31, 2014.

School Discovery Ed Clean up DUE

If you have further questions, please contact Pam James jamesp3@gcsnc.com

To get user information, please do the following:

· Login to Discovery Education.

· Click My Admin in upper right corner.

· Click User Roster in Navigation bar.

· Click NC_Guilford.

· Click CVS.

· Click Run Report.

Library Media Services

Have a wonderful week!

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Employee of the Month
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