The Weekly Update

from SD State Library School Library Services

December 6, 2021

Collection Development Policy Information Share

Please join us! Before, during, or after these sharing sessions, you can also check out my Wakelet for Collection Development and share the links to your own policies for others to view and benefit from.
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The School Library Scoop with Scottie

Episode 11: South Dakota Digital Library

I hope you're enjoying this new platform for short tutorials on school library services, technology tips and trends, and so much more. If you have suggestions or requests for future topics, please click the "Topic Suggestions" button below. Past episodes can be viewed on SDSL's YouTube Channel.

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9 Tech Tools for Accommodation, Modification, and Intervention

This is a great blog post from the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) with descriptions of and links to 9 awesome tech tools for your library. In a previous post, the author also shares the difference between accommodation, modification, and intervention.

If you are looking for new ways to support your students, you definitely need to check this out!

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1 EPIC December Countdown Calendar

2 Mindful Minutes

Practice yourself and/or share with your students of any age!
2 minute mindfulness - simple, mindful breathing

3 Fun Ideas

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Save the Date for ExCITE!

ExCITE! (formerly School Library Boot Camp) is an annual professional development opportunity for South Dakota librarians and educators. The SD State Library partners with Black Hills State University to offer ExCITE! for undergraduate or graduate credit. This two credit course can be applied to the Library Methods requirement of the BHSU School Library Media minor and the SD DOE Library Media endorsement. It can also be used for teacher renewal.

LSTA federal funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services provides speakers, resources, and full-tuition scholarships for attendees.

Each year brings a new theme, new personal connections, and new learning. Join us during the month of July where we will explore Information Literacy in a fully on-line course. Registration will open in Spring 2022.

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NEW SD School Library Facebook Group!

The SD State Library's Collect + Connect Facebook Group is for SD School Librarians! Join to share your ideas and photos, ask your questions, reach out for advice, and discuss all of the awesomeness that happens in your library!

..from SDSL School Library Services

The Weekly Update is a correspondence from the South Dakota State Library focusing on current topics in school libraries, best practices, resources, professional development, and more.