Wednesday, December 16, 2015

North Texas Teen Book Festival WANTS YOU!

North Texas Teen Book Festival WANTS YOU!!

Join NTTBF for our Educator Information Session on January 22 at 7 PM at the South Irving Library (601 Schulze Dr) where we will discuss festival updates and logistics , partnerships and debut our Educator Day information for our professional development workshop on 4/22! 

Educator Information Session -  January 22 @ 7 PM at the South Irving Library
Educator Day - April 22 @ Irving Convention Center
NTTBF - April 23 @ Irving Convention Center

For more information contact Stacy at partners@nttbf.org or visit our website at http://www.northtexasteenbookfestival.com/.


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Stacy Wells
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Upcoming webinar opportunities

Here are a couple of upcoming webinars that look good and fit in with our vision for library services in MISD. You can log on at the links below if you would like to attend!

Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
12 Innovative Reading Ideas! New Ways to Inspire You & Your Students
Presented by Paige Jaeger, Curriculum Consultant and Instructional Focus Editor for School Library Connection
Sponsored by ABC-CLIO Solutions

In This Session
As standards and pedagogy change to accommodate 21st century learning and 21st century students, we need to think about why we do the things we do…and perhaps change. This webinar will give you a dozen fresh ideas to mix-up your reading activities. Paige Jaeger, curriculum consultant and instructional focus editor for School Library Connection will share ideas to: 

Inspire reading and curiosity

Integrate technology

Connect to classroom instruction

Connect from classroom instruction

Infuse new wacky-wild reading rides into your program


If you are looking for new ideas, or packaged ideas to help you through this busy season, tune in! After all, reading is the key to achievement! The more students read, the better they'll read. The better they read, the more they’ll comprehend. Paige will field questions from attendees after her presentation. This session will be helpful for librarians and teachers looking for new ideas to promote and increase reading within their building. Downloadable handouts will be shared.

To Participate in the Live Session
- This webinar will be recorded and archived in this community for viewing at anytime.
- As a member of the SLC @ The Forefront community, pre-registration is not required.
- Log in at www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet8 at the scheduled time.
- Test your system for best quality: www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest

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Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Virtual Instruction: Teaching without Time and Space Constraints
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT), and Dr. Brenda Boyer, School Librarian, Kutztown, PA

In This Session
"There isn’t enough time!” is the most common complaint in education. While this is still true in many instances, we have access to an increasing number of online communication tools that can increase instructional reach. Educators can create synergy between websites, learning management systems, assessment tools, badging features, tutorials, library collections, communications platforms, and social media to help learners engage with instructional materials in unprecedented ways. In this session, participants will discover strategies to cross-pollinate instruction, and maximize learning opportunities. This month's special guest is Dr. Brenda Boyer, school librarian in Kutztown, PA, and co-author of Social Media Curation with Joyce Valenza.

This program is platform agnostic and will be of particular value for educators working with grades 3-12, including school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, and administrators.

To Participate in the Live Session
- This webinar will be recorded and archived in this community for viewing at anytime.
- As a member of the Emerging Tech community, pre-registration is not required.
- Log in at the Emerging Tech Webinar Room at the scheduled time.
- Test your system for best quality: www.anymeeting.com/systemtest

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Little Mavericks Graphic Novel Reading List

The Children's Round Table of TLA has announced a brand new reading list featuring graphic novels. Known as the Little Mavs list, these titles are selected by public and school librarians to encourage the exploration of current graphic novels by students in grades K-5.

It will be a great tool to use when selecting graphic novels for your library.

Click here to see the list.