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Upcoming Task and Dates to Remember for this Week.

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This Week - September 22-26

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A Live Webcast With Usher about how kids can open a world of possible through reading

“BIGGERTHAN WORDS”: a Live Webcast with Usher
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Dates to Remember

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NCSLMA Registration

NCSLMA 2014 Annual Conference

October 9 - 11, 2014

Extreme Makeover: Evolving Libraries Edition

Benton Convention Center

Winston-Salem, NC


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MTAC Committee Due Oct. 17th

  • MTAC- Media & Technology Advisory Committee
  • Please complete the information on the link below to enter the members of your MTAC committee. Put their name in the area below their title.
  • The District Policy that requires a MTAC committee be named at your school is the IFA-P.
  • Click here for more information on the composition of the MTAC Committee.
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    AAMI Video from the Diversity Office

    African American Male
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    AASL Fall Forum

    UNCG’s Department of Library and Information Studies is pleased and excited to have been selected as a satellite site for this year’s AASL Fall Forum.

    The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), will hold its multi-day national institute, the Fall Forum, October 17-18, 2014 in St. Louis, MO. Attendees may also choose to participate at one of nine satellite locations:

    • Greensboro, NC, Montgomery, AL.; Atlanta, GA.; Johnston, IA; Houston, TX; Mercedes, TX; Richardson, TX; Norfolk, VA., or Vancouver, WA.

    Held during non-AASL national conference years, the Fall Forum is a more intimate event and focuses on one topic of importance to the profession. The 2014 theme is School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape.

    • Registration is now open.
    • Rates prior to Sept. 17 are AASL member: $289; ALA member: $339; and nonmember: $404.
    • AASL members can also opt to attend with their administrator, technology/curriculum specialist, or an AASL student member at a special AASL member PLUS rate of $520.
    • The PLUS member rate includes the AASL member and one of the above guests. Registration rates increase on Sept 18.
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    GCS Reads 20 - Make it Count

    In October, GCS will announce the first GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month. To be eligible, your students must read an average of 400 minutes per month (20 minutes a day for 20 days). Winners will receive media coverage and a banner to display at your school. Those 20 minutes count, so make sure to count them!

    • Remember to calculate your schools monthly goal (400 x # of students= Monthly Goal)
    • Please determine how you will kick this off in the fall and collect minutes at your school next year to make it efficient for you.
    • Plan to collect minutes from the summer and submit them when students return in the fall.
    • The GCS Reads 20 Flyer can be found on our Resources Page in both English and Spanish.

    Thanks again for all of your hard work and effort to promote reading to your students.

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    Instructional Technology and Innovation Department UPDATE

    Please remember to share information about Discovery Ed and the Instructional Technology department trainings with your staff. There are wonderful resources that every grade level and department should be taking advantage of.

    • Click here for a full list of the UPDATED classes and more details.

    Pam and Sabrina have created blogs to offer you an interface to ask questions and find out information about different forms of technology. Please check them out.

    REMEMBER: Please share this information with your staff.

    CLICK HERE to access their September newsletter.

    IMPORTANT INFO about Discovery Ed

    It is important to note the web address that is needed to access Discovery Education has changed it is now https://gcsnc.discoveryeducation.com and teachers and students can log in using their GCS log in credentials.

    Students should use the following login format:

    • Username: student ID
    • Password: birthdate(mmddyyyy)

    For more information please refer to the email sent yesterday from Rashad Slade. If there are login issues, please contact Pam James by email at jamesp3@gcsnc.com or by phone at 336-279-4929.

    CLICK HERE to find log in information and instructions for teachers, subs, and students.

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    Get Text Message Reminders of all Due Dates and Events

    If you would like to get text message reminders of Media Services events or deadlines, please follow text @mediaspe to (469)209-4439
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    Have a wonderful week!

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