School Library System
December 19, 2014
A Note From Jen and Jane
ESIFC & SLMPE
On Thursday, our Middle School and High School Principals were introduced to the SLMPE Rubric. The SLMPE rubric will be used as our member plan of service once again this year. Please use the rubric to identify your program's strengths and weaknesses (we'll be sending it out in January). This is a great opportunity to set goals for the future with your administrator. Libraries are ever evolving and we need the support of each administrator to ensure our programs continue to grow.
Word of the Year!
More Professional Development Opportunities
For more information, please visit CDLC's lynda.com page.
Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Did you know that Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) offers a 25% Library Employee Tuition Award to help advance your career?
The iSchool's Master of Library and Information Science program connects you to classmates and colleagues online and in life, igniting a camaraderie that inspires ideas and insights. In addition, there is a strong focus on utilizing cutting-edge technology as it develops. You can also earn a Certificate of Advance Study in Data Science or Cultural Heritage Preservation while working on your master’s degree, without adding additional time. As a graduate of our ALA-accredited master’s program, you are equipped with the skills needed to meet job market demands—skills that will take you wherever you want to go. At the Syracuse University iSchool, your education will prepare you to be a successful leader in libraries as well as in other fields related to information science.
The iSchool at Syracuse is pleased to support professional development for librarians by offering a 25% Library Employee Tuition Award to a portion of the students admitted to our Library and Information Science (LIS) or LIS School Media master's degree programs, or our graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science. Recipients of this award can complete their degree online, on campus (or a blend of both), full- or part-time. To find out if you qualify, learn more here, or email us at iGrad@syr.edu.
New - New York State Cultural Ed Website
NYSCulturalEd.org was developed to support the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). This site is a place where teachers and cultural organizations can connect, collaborate, and share resources and lesson plans. Educators, parents, and families across New York State can locate free cultural resources that support a college and career ready education for all students. Visit this site to view updates about the Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference on August 11th - 12th, 2015. The site can also be found on the LibGuide Resources page.
To sign up for the NYSCulturalEd.org listserv: http://nysculturaled.org/monthly-newsletter.
Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to show that anybody can learn the basics. Start here!
If internet access is limited, you can still learn about coding concepts! Check out the
'No device or internet?' section on http://code.org/learn.
Other code resources:
Scratch and ScratchJR