GCS Media Matters

Upcoming Task and Dates to Remember for this Week.

Volunteer of the Month Bryan Cao at Brooks Global Studies

This Week November 23-24

Dates to Remember

  • Dec. 18 HS BOB questions DUE to Jackie

  • Dec. 18 DUE DATE: CIPA Due for Elementary and Middle Schools

  • Dec. 19- Jan. 5 Holiday Reading Challenge

  • eBook Training DUE DATE Dec. 20 : The due date to have all staff and students trained using eBooks.

  • Dec. 21-31Winter Break

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YA Lit


  • · Read 4 books using the “BINGO” chart attached.
  • · Create some sort of online “presentation” of each book using Web 2.0 tools. (The idea is to learn the programs as well as share them.)
  • · Attend the sharing sessions
  • · Submit your links via Canvas


  • December 8 – Panera on Wendover, near Costco
  • January 25 – Scuppernong, Greensboro
  • February 23 – Amoroso’s, High Point


Karen has added most of you who attended the last meeting to the Canvas class. When you login into your NCED Cloud account you can click on Canvas. Take some time to explore Canvas and we will discuss it at our next meeting.
If you were not at our first meeting, please let me know if you want to participate and I will add you to the Canvas class.

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Do you need help with iPad Management with Configurator and Using VPP

Lance Ogletree, an Apple representative, will be conducting training on Dec. 9th for anyone that would like to attend. Please click the link below to register. We will send out a separate Invitation closer to the event.

  • What: iPad Management with Configurator and Using VPP with Apple representative Lance Ogletree
  • When: Dec. 9th
  • Time: 3:30-5pm
  • Location: Franklin Blvd. Board Room
  • Topics Covered: Apple Configurator 2 and Volume Purchasing (VPP)
  • CLICK HERE to Register
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Holiday Reading Challenge

Once again, we would like to encourage students to continue reading during the winter break. Students must read a total of 300 minutes or more to be eligible for the prizes. For the third straight year, GCS is offering several exciting incentives for students!

  • To be eligible for incentives all reading logs should be turned into Media Specialists by January 15, 2016.
  • Media Specialists should then turn in the names of eligible students to Tammy Gruer by January 22, 2016.
  • Winners will be announced the week of January 25, 2016.

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Congratulations to Christine Anderson at Oak View Elementary

Oak View was awarded $10,000 from the Molly Millis Hedgecock Fund Grant!!!! All funds will go for the Media Center and updating the collection!!!
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Professional Dev. Opportunity

SLMC "provides professional development on integrating information and instructional technology into all curricular areas at the school, district, state, and/or national level" (Standard 1, Element B, Distinguished)

This month's Library Media and Technology Tidbits webcast may help you provide PD to your teachers on integrating NCWiseOwl resources into instruction. http://dtl.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/NCWiseOwl

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NCSLMA Media Coordinator Job Description

NCSLMA has recently posted a sample job description for school library media coordinators that is aligned to the current NC professional standards and evaluation instrument. The sample job description may be found on NCSLMA's website at this link:

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Please be reminded that BOB Facility Fee of $100 is DUE December 11th.

Fee Information

  • The facility payment for elementary, middle, and high schools Battle of the Books will be $100.

  • It is due ON or BEFORE December 11th, 2015.

  • Please make check payable to Guilford County Board of Education. School checks and PTA checks are acceptable.

  • Send all payments to Robin Gonsiewski, Accounting, Eugene Street.

  • Send budget transfers to Amy Fleming, Accounting, Eugene Street.

  • THIS FEE IS NONREFUNDABLE. A commitment to play is a commitment to pay. If you have any questions, please call Jackie at 370-2357

HS BOB Questions

Before you know it December 18th will be here! Thanks for your commitment to read and write questions for the High School BOB Competition. You may submit your completed questions anytime before December 18th. We still have a need for volunteers to read four books. Please refer to your email for the list of books assigned. Again, thanks for all you are doing to support our high school competition.

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Diversity & Global Education

Global Education Opportunities

  • Interested in building a more culturally responsive and globally relevant classroom or media center? Nobis World is inviting K-12 teachers to explore the Dominican Republic on July 13-20, 2016 to build global connections by examining power, gender and race in a global context. Also there are opportunities to explore race, power and preservation of African American History and Gullah-Geechee culture in Savannah, Georgia and the Lowcountry on July 24-28, 2016. Register Today! Scholarships are available. www.nobisworld.org

Virtual Field Trips

  • Award-Winning Virtual Field Trips with the Philadelphia Museum of Art! The award-winning virtual lessons provide engaging, highly interactive learning experiences for all grades. Lessons are designed to fit into almost any area of classroom curricula. K-12 grade lessons run 30-60 minutes and are offered Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There are over 30 topics to choose from.
  • For more information, and to schedule lessons, please email: http://www.philamuseum.org/education/128-195.html

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Registration for our 2016 NCTIES Conference is now open!

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Scholastic Warehouse Sale

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 8am to Saturday, Dec. 19th, 5pm

Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse Build-a-Box 4344 Federal Drive Suite 112 Greensboro, NC 27410

CLICK HERE to register for your FREE coupon.
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Don't Forget!

Save the Date

11th Annual Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit @ECU

  • Date: March 19, 2016
  • Location: Joyner Library East Carolina University

Do you want to suggest a title for NEXT Year's HS BOB List?

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We need your input

Many media specialist are in need of a good sub that knows Destiny and simple Library procedures. Do you know who to recommend?

Library Media Services

Have a wonderful week!

Remember: If you would like text reminders about media services events text @mediaspe to (469)209-4439

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Please CLICK HERE to submit a recommendation or view sub recommendations.

Employee of the Month
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