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Central Library Media Center

The Central Professional Library

Did you know that we have a professional library on our campus? It is alongside the intermediate workroom. Besides the professional literature you will find an offering of book sets for reading groups, audio materials, poetry, theme kits, playaways and more. Just select your materials and take them to the computer in the corner and follow the posted directions to scan out your items. There will also be a white binder there with the directions and your barcode to scan. If you need any help, please don't hesitate to ask. You may either return your items to the shelf by the computer in the professional library or turn them in to us in the main library, and we will make sure that they are taken off your account.

Co-Teaching Series Continued: Station Teaching

For this co-teaching approach, teachers divide content and students. Each teacher then teaches the content to one group and subsequently repeats the instruction for the other group. If appropriate, a third station could give students an opportunity to work independently.


Pros

–Lower student-teacher ratio

–Variety of instructional activities

–Opportunity for differentiated instruction

–Both teachers work with all students

–May cover more material with fewer students

–May divide students with attention problems

–Allows for more assistance with task completions

Cons

–May require extensive upfront planning

–Requires equal pacing

–Noise and distraction


Polly Vaughan



PBLing

PBL's are hot! Where can you go to find out more about PBL's? Lots of places. I find a lot of information on Twitter about PBLs using #pbl. I have also found more information on Pinterest, and Teacher Blogs (in other words, my Personal Learning Network). If you're interested, please check out the following links. If you have found some great resources, please consider sharing with the rest of us too!




Literature, Technology and Culture.......Oh My!

"Tech-pectations"

Want some cool and free storytelling apps to use? Then look no further. Click on the apps below to find out more about them:


StoryKit

Our Story

30hands


Want a quick, easy way to make a movie (for storytelling) with your students? Check out the app Directr. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/directr/id526717506?mt=8







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Autumn in the Arboretum!

Nothing can compare to the Storybook Pumpkin Village at the Arboretum in the Fall. The spectacular Pumpkin Festival will run until November 27. This is a visually stunning fall event that your whole family will enjoy.

http://www.dallasarboretum.org/events/autumn-at-the-arboretum


The Color Run in Dallas

Below is a link for all you runners here at Central. This sounds like so much fun!


Autumn in the Arboretum!

Nothing can compare to the Storybook Pumpkin Village at the Arboretum in the Fall. The spectacular Pumpkin Festival will run until November 27. This is a visually stunning fall event that your whole family will enjoy.

http://www.dallasarboretum.org/events/autumn-at-the-arboretum

(photo from www.dallasarboretum.org)