SPHS High School Library Newsletter

Teacher Edition January 2016

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Need to Book the Library?

Go to: http://severnaparkhigh.libcal.com/booking/sphslibrary
You can see if your time is available, sign up, and get confirmation within 24 hours. You can sign up for the upper lab, lower lab, or the tables and books. Please know that every Friday I send out the following week's library schedule.
If you think you have signed up and do not receive that schedule- then your sign up did not go through.
If you need Chromebooks- please email me directly at mfitzgerald1@aacps.org

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Maryland's First VlRTUAL edCAMP


In the comfort of your home, share ideas and learn about strategies/resources from educators across the nation. Virtual EdCamp

Share and Learn 2016: Monday, February 15th from 8 AM to 3 PM

Second Face-to-Face edCamp Maryland

This edCamp will run concurrently in 4 locations. Participants will be able to select topics of interest and freely attend sessions. Location and Information


Learn 2016: MSDE Online Course Catalog and Registration - Catalog and Registration


• Online courses are available for everyone

• MSDE online courses offer Continuing Professional Development credits (CPSs)

• Registration ends February 3rd


Learn 2016: Maker Monday Webinars

Seven webinars are being offered that are differentiated by grade bands and interest. Registration Info


Winter Courses from Thinkport. Courses begin on January 20th


Workshop Offerings from Instructional Technology


Evening Workshops


Jan. 11, 4:30-6:30, Google Earth and Sketchup, (All), SRN 3203160023

Jan. 14, 4:30-6:00, No SmartBoard Necessary Part 1 (Secondary), SRN 3213416002

Jan. 19, 4:30-6:30, Getting the Most Out of the Chromebooks (All), SRN 3203016002

Jan. 21, 4:30-6:30, Intro to Smart 15 (All), SRN 3205016001

Jan. 27, 4:30-6:30, PARCC Like Activities (All), SRN 3205016001

Feb. 1, 4:30-6:00, Around the World Wide Web (All), SRN 3204816002

Feb. 2, 4:30-6:30, OneNote for ePortfolios (All), SRN 3204616001

Feb. 3, 4:30-6:30, Recording in the Classroom (All), SRN 3205116003

Feb. 9, 4:30-6:00, Energize Your Lessons with Nearpod (All), SRN 3204116002


MSDE Courses from OIT


Jan. 26- March 1, Principles of Technology Leadership, K-12 (online) 1 MSDE Credit SRN 3213716002


Jan. 26- March 1, The Savvy Educator, Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Classroom, K-12 (online) 1 MSDE Credit, SRN 3214316002


Feb. 1- May 2, Integrating Technology into the Curriculum, K-12 (Hybrid course), 3 MSDE Credits, SRN 3212916002


Additionally, Matthew Nickerson, OIT HS Specialist, will be teaching a 3 credit course for LaSalle, Universal Design for Learning: Reaching All Learners in the Digital Age!

Dates and times: Jan 15, 16, 17, 30, 31. Tuition $1065, if eligible for AACPS reimbursement, student cost is $315. Visit the here to register or call 1-800-433-4740.

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15 Life-Changing Books to Invigorate Your New Year

If you want it, 2016 is your year for a complete transformation. Whatever your goal—achieve Samadhi nirvana in your yoga class, cook a great meal, be still, be chic, write a memoir, conquer your fears—we support you!!
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