School Library System
April 15, 2016
A Note From Jen and Jane
Last Call for Videos
People who are not the beneficiary of the work of a system don't always understand the value. Let's be sure that Commissioner Elia, the Board of Regents, Legislators, NYSED and DLD can see that the School Library System has an impact on student success.
Thanks in advance!
Titlewave Collection Analysis
- Create a login at https://www.titlewave.com/register
- Then, go to Collection Development on the left side of the page
- Next, click the Submit Collection button
We have added the full instructions on our LibGuides under the OPALS Library Automation tab http://libguides.questar.org/SLS/automation.
Please Join Us!
Cornell Leadership Institute
Thursday, July 28th, 1pm to Friday, July 29th, 3pm
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
New York Library Association Section of School Librarians
2016 Carol A. Kearney Educational Leadership Institute
School Librarians: Getting back to the book!
Presented by Olga Nesi
While reading motivation is often a one-on-one activity, transforming the reading culture of a building requires multiple partnerships to be gradually and thoughtfully developed: The more partners that are involved in motivating students to read, the more reading students will do. The more systematically and intelligently students discuss their reading with each other, the more encouraged they will be to read. School wide reading culture change cannot happen without our commitment to consistently meeting the needs of the various constituents in our school communities. Join us for a deep exploration of the questions and a sharing of immediately implementable strategies for transforming
the reading culture of your school.
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
July 28 & 29, 2016 (arrival/check in, 7/28 am)
Institute: Thursday 7/28 1:00pm to 5:00pm; Friday 7/29 8:30am-3:00pm
* board meeting will begin on Friday 7/29 @ 5pm and end Saturday 7/30 by 3.
Early bird (before June 15th) pricing: $250
Regular pricing (after June 15th): $325
* remember that because this is a leadership institute, it is open to NYLA/SSL members only.
Troy Mini Maker Faire
Friday, Aug. 26th, 11pm to Saturday, Aug. 27th, 6pm
30 3rd Street
The Tech Valley Center of Gravity makerspace will be the hub of the Troy Mini Maker Faire.
What is TVCOG — or the CoG, as it is referred to? And what is a makerspace?
The CoG is a membership organization offering space, equipment, education and camaraderie to makers, hackers, crafters, tinkerers and artists. Housed in a beautiful new space in a renovated century-old building in downtown Troy, the CoG also sponsors and participates in maker and STEAM-education events all over the New York State Capital Region.
The goal at the CoG is to support members as they share knowledge and expertise that allows people to do for themselves, rather than just passively consuming, and work to integrate the arts, crafts, and technologies that surround us every day. Members can access the makerspace and its tools and equipment, which include 3D printers, laser cutters, and an entire woodshop, metalshop and welding area.
Visit https://makerfairetroyny.com/ for more information about the Maker Faire and the Center of Gravity.
Free Summer Listening
Science Kits Available for Lending through Northeast Education And Technology Education Center
NEATEC Module kits are now available for borrowing. Please note that you must have been trained on the kit you wish to borrow. A kit make be checked out for up to 3 weeks on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations should be sent to email@example.com with the type of kit and dates.
Now that’s Tiny! (Grade 2)
Nano-Sand (Grades 3-5)
Nano-Tex Fabric (Grades 3-5)
UV and Opacity (Grades 3-5)
Thin Films (Grades 6-8)
What is Nanoscience? (Grades 6-8)
If you are interested in borrowing a kit, please contact the SLS for the agreement form. Once the form is filled out and submitted, arrangements can be made to pick up the kit.
From the New York State Library - Summer Reading
The School Library Partner Manual for 2016 Summer Reading Program is now available from the New York State Library at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/slmanual.pdf.
Summer Reading at New York Libraries is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department and is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
From Nate Hill, Executive Director, Metropolitan New York Library Council:
Does anyone out there want to spend 9 months in New York City working on your own exciting cross-disciplinary library/museum/archive project?
The Metropolitan New York Library Council, aka METRO, would be delighted to receive your application. Fellows will receive a $50,000 stipend and have the time of their lives designing, developing, building, and making creative solutions to the problems of practice our members have submitted. Or, surprise us and pitch your own wild and crazy idea!
Check it out:
NYLA/SSL Workshop Facilitator
Teaching and Assessing the Social Studies Practices
Presenting the NYSCSS 2016 Summer Institute:
"Teaching and Assessing the Social Studies Practices"
July 18 - July 20, 2016 - The Desmond Hotel, Albany
You are invited to join the New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS) for our 2nd Summer Institute! Please save the dates of Monday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 20, 2016 for an intensive three-day summer institute offering an “A-to-Z Framework experience” at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Building off of our highly successful 2015 Summer Institute on the NYS K-12 Social Studies Toolkit Project, the 2016 Institute will focus on teacher-led methods of teaching and assessing the Social Studies Practices outlined in the new K-12 Social Studies Framework. You will learn about, design, and share strategies, resources, and methods that focus on the Framework’s Inquiry Arc.
After each afternoon session (Monday and Tuesday) you can develop sample assessment items based on one or more Social Studies Practices. On the final morning session (Wednesday) you will receive feedback on and have time to revise your assessment items.
The Institute will blend opening panel presentations with breakout sessions organized by grade bands. Rotate between session groups (i.e. K-4, 5-8, 9-12, or K-12 Leaders) based on interest or previous knowledge of a topic, or stay in the same group for an extended period of time. You can select preferred sessions upon registration.
The NYSCSS Summer Institute offers teachers opportunities to dig deeper into the six Social Studies Practices and to construct their own classroom assessments of multiple Social Studies Practices aligned to the NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework.
Visit our NYSCSS 2016 Summer Institute web page (www.nyscss.org/events/institute) for more information, including a daily agenda. For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Lawrence Paska, NYSCSS President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you in Albany this summer for a deep dive together into our new Social Studies Framework.