Doss Library News
- Doss Reads Woke Challenge and Additions to E-Collection
- February Virtual Library
- Black History resources
- ALA Youth Media Awards winners
- January Library Trivia Winner and February Trivia Info
- Library Science Certification
- Teacher Resources: Gale for Educators, Library of Congress Lesson Plans, Flippity.net
With the vaccination process on the horizon, I am looking forward to seeing all of you and our students in person when it's safe to do so! As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to me and have a fantastic February!
--Ashley Freeman-Sewell, LMS
Doss Reads Woke Challenge and Additions to the E-Collection
We have also added a number of new titles to our ever expanding e-collection. Click here for the complete list of e-titles from the KY Shared Collection--new titles have been added at the bottom. Be sure to click on the 9-12 tab at the bottom of the list.
February Virtual Library
- Black History Month (database, website, Rosa Parks exhibition, Ebook reading list)
- History of Valentine's Day
- Romantic Reads ebook suggestions
- PBS Learning Media Presidents Collection for Presidents' Day (Feb 15th)
- Curriculum for Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb. 17th)
- Sparkle Day posters and quotes (Feb. 21st)
- History of Mardi Gras
- Info on the Doss Reads Woke Challenge
- February Library Trivia form
- And more!
I've also included a second slide in this month's library that features a key for the links on the virtual library slide...just in case you don't like the treasure hunt aspect of past virtual libraries. :) You can access the February Virtual Library by clicking here or visiting the LibGuide.
Black History Month Resources
- ProQuest Black Freedom Struggle - Includes 2,000 primary resources curated around six crucial phases of the U.S. black freedom struggle.
- Black Lives Matter at School - Includes lesson plans, posters and classroom resources to affirm the lives of black students and black people in general.
- Burned Out of Homes and History: Unearthing the Silenced Voices of the Tulsa Race Riot - A lesson plan designed by Linda Christensen teaching about racist patterns of murder, theft, displacement, and wealth inequality through the 1921 Tulsa Massacre.
- Black History Month Resources for the Math Classroom - From the Los Angeles Unified School District, this site includes curriculum resources for sharing the movie, Hidden Figures, with classes as well as lesson plans on rate of pay and the March on Washington.
- Teach Rock - A list of lesson plans focused on black history, perfect for music, language arts and history teachers.
- COINTELPRO: Teaching the FBI's War on the Black Freedom Movement - A teaching activity created by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, students examine FBI docs to learn about the FBI"s campaign to spy on and discredit the Black Freedom movement.
- Liberation Curriculum from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute - Lesson plans, primary resources and articles based on the Dr. King Archives at Stanford University.
- Ten Black Scientists that Science Teachers Should Know - Created by PBS Education, includes profiles and photos for ten scientists and links to lesson plans and the diversity collection.
- Edutopia Six Teaching Tools for Black History Month - Includes links to a wide variety of lesson plans including timelines, multimedia and study guides.
- Reading Resources in the Doss E-Collection - Includes 11 titles and book trailers that honor black history.
There are MANY, MANY more fantastic resources out there. Email me if you are looking for a particular topic: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Library Association Youth Media Awards
January Library Trivia Winner and February Trivia Info
Library Media Specialist Certification
Have you ever considered becoming a Library Media Specialist? JCPS is always looking for qualified candidates. Western Kentucky University offers a completely online degree that you can complete while working full-time. Check out the info below:
This LITE Master of Science degree is 100% online and 30-hours (https://www.wku.edu/lite/).
A Master’s degree in LITE is a credential that opens doors; you will be a Library Media Specialist and Educational Technologist with an understanding of the information/data flow within your school. These skills will put you in a position to be an asset in the school library, traditional classroom, NTI and all environments in between.
There are several perks to this opportunity:
1. You can begin your coursework this summer -- getting a start to your journey in the LITE program to become certified as a Library Media Specialist and endorsed as an Educational Technologist and finish in as few as 15 months!
2. Because we value KY educators SO MUCH, WKU has a KY educator rate for courses! Go to this link for more information: https://www.wku.edu/cebs/educatordiscount/.
3. The rate would be: $350/credit hour until summer 2024!
If interested, apply to the graduate school at https://www.wku.edu/graduate/.
For additional financial support apply for our 2021/2022 scholarship opportunities (up to $1000.00). You will need to apply in TopScholar (https://www.wku.edu/topdollar/). This will allow you access to the LITE dedicated scholarships available, feel free to explore further on our website (https://www.wku.edu/lite/scholar.php). Our WKU scholarship applications are due on April 1st, 2021. If you have questions, contact Dr. Andrea Paganelli at email@example.com.
Gale for Educators
Recently, Doss was ranked 5th out of all JCPS high schools in Gale usage...thank you!!! Not only is Gale a fantastic research tool for students, but there is a database specifically for educators as well! You can access lesson plans, articles and multimedia related to all content areas. From our LibGuide, use the following pathway: Click on the "Research" tab -> Click on "Gale Online Resources" -> Click on "For Educator" in the blue bar at the top of the page -> Click "Gale in Context For Educators" -> Enter password (you will be prompted for this if you are not on a JCPS campus--email me if you need the password) -> Sign in and begin searching topics. You can also create folders within the database to save the information that you find.
Library of Congress Lesson Plans
The Library of Congress features high quality lesson plans for all content areas. You can search by topic, era, and/or grade level. This is a fantastic place to aid in teaching students about using primary sources. Click here to visit the site.
Maximize your Google Spreadsheets by turning them into online flashcards and a variety of other cool tools such as a random name picker, scavenger hunt, a board game and more! Check it out here!