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San Diego County Office of Education

OCTOBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

Professional Growth Day: Revitalizing Research

Friday, October 2nd


The deadline for registration is Monday, September 28 by 5pm.


Our keynote speakers are nationally recognized leaders in the field! Deborah Ford probably needs no introduction: former District Librarian for San Diego Unified, popular BER presenter, and now Director of Outreach for Junior Library Guild. Marc Aronson is an editor, an award-winning author, a professor of library science, and a leading advocate of the Common Core State Standards. Both presenters will also offer two unique breakout sessions.


Breakout session topics are subject to change, but we currently have plans to include--

  • World Book
  • Follett
  • Gale
  • Symbaloo
  • Livebinders
  • California Young Reader Medal
  • Tech Strategies to Enhance Collaboration
  • Best Books
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Free Informational Text
  • Maximizing Databases

Books of the Month

We provide a library book subscription service to several of our districts. Check out our September offerings: click here for elementary books and here for middle school books. Please contact me for further details.

Technology Tip of the Month

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) offers quite a few free webinars on various aspects of professional development. A couple of my favorites are recent webinars on the 2015 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning and the 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning.