Terry Middle School

Library News

Vol.1 Issue 7: May 22, 2020

Tips, tricks, and resources you may want to use or share with your classes. All newsletters, along with other fabulous resources, will be housed on the Library website's Teacher Zone (feel free to bookmark it) ;)

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Read Squared Opens Monday, May 18th

Click this link to find all the summer reading resources in the Student, Teacher, and Parent Zones!

Read Squared

Shout out to Jennifer Barnes for being first to the top of the Leader board and Ashley Madeira for being the current leader, as well as Cindy Seeley and Kristina List for climbing up the list. Also, shout outs to Carla Proctor for having the top student on the board- A. Coronado. Fondrae Townsend, Patrice Oakley, Jennifer Davis, and Kasia Varsak also have kids who've logged in and are ready to go.


Here is a link to a Cliff notes tutorial on getting into Read Squared, how to check the leader board, etc. https://youtu.be/sGI23bJsN_g


The top 10 % of readers will celebrate with a pizza party and prizes.(Depending on how many kids participate, that could be ALL of them). Feel free to share this info with your kids in classroom and encourage the to log in. You can check the leader board as well and look at only your homeroom to see who is participating if you want to issue your own challenges. I'll post periodic updates and shout outs on FB over the summer, so have them get their parents to follow the page for updates too.

Staff Development Opportunities for Teachers

The Summer PFK Catalog has just come out, and there are LOTS of great worshops being offered this summer. I've highlighted just a couple sessions you might like to take a look at, but take a look through the catalog and see what else is available as well.


If the session is full, but you still REALLY want to take the course, register for it anyway. Because classes are online this summer, I was told they may allow extra people into the course.


*****Planning

Pg.1: I Didn't Know We Had That (Secondary)- Emma McDonald will take you on a tour of the Tex Quest Resources available in our Library Online Resources and she gives great examples/suggestions on how to use them

Pg. 1: No Misunderstanding. Visualizing Data with Data Studio. If looking at numbers is not your thing, this new Google tool may be a great way for you to get a better picture of what your data is saying about your students.

*****Instruction

Filling Your Toolbox with Purpose: New instructional technology ideas to add to your current

Pg. 4 The Perfect Blend:Leveraging Blended Learning in the Middle School Classroom

Pg.5: Creating Student Agency Through Reflection

*****Learning Environment

Pg.10: Prepare Your Students for the Logistical Challenges of Distance and Blended Learning


https://drive.google.com/file/d/12eG9bWAdxe5WBGOZY6iiC0RBydYfRbii/view?usp=sharing

***Registration Opens Monday.

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Instructional Technology is still offering sessions this week as well

Check out this weeks schedule here

Check out their page here

The FULL calendar can be found here

Missed a session? Recording of previous sessions can be found here.

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