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K-12 School Libraries. NYSED School Library Media Program Evaluation Rubric. Research shows that one of the chief characteristics of a high performing school is a quality Library Media Program.

NYSED School Library Media Program Evaluation Rubric

Based upon this research, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) supports the importance of efforts by School Boards, Superintendents, Principals, Library Media Specialists, school districts, and communities throughout the State in helping students learn more, achieve better grades, and score higher through building and supporting strong school library media programs . In this effort NYSED has developed a self-assessment instrument for use by teachers, librarians, students, administrators, parents, and school community members to assess the Library Media Program across 25 different "Essential Elements. " The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. ** Privacy Policy We have created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

Why did you receive a mailing from us? Our email marketing is permission based. Kids and Family Reading Report. In fall 2016, Scholastic, in conjunction with YouGov, conducted its biannual survey to explore family attitudes and behaviors around reading books for fun.

Kids and Family Reading Report

The key findings of this research, based on a nationally representative sample of 2,718 parents and children, including 632 parents of children ages 0–5; 1,043 parents of children ages 6–17; plus one child age 6–17 from the same household, are as follows: 1. What Kids & Parents Want in Children’s Books. MLA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics? Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training.

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

Every few months in Raytown, there’s a new silly video with the serious purpose of safeguarding student information. Privacy and data-security themes are also woven into Raytown’s professional development workshops, curriculum planning sessions and even parent-teacher conferences.


Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016. Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo - Teacher Tech. I saw this tweet about Jennifer Serravallo’s Reading Goals Self Reflection form from her book.

Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo - Teacher Tech

Adfc6833fcbe2a435b04d58f9a5d9bec. November 9th by Donalyn Miller. Yesterday, we celebrated our oldest daughter Celeste’s birthday by going to lunch at Red Robin, then watching the Trolls movie.

November 9th by Donalyn Miller

The movie was cheesy, but cute and heartwarming. My oldest granddaughter, Emma, and I sat next to each other. Library Media Tech Talk. High-Fiber Foods: The 16 Best (And Most Surprising) Foods. Despite its popular association with trips to the restroom, fiber is no joke.

High-Fiber Foods: The 16 Best (And Most Surprising) Foods

The benefits of an efficient bowel aside, a high-fiber diet can also reduce the risk of stroke, hypertension, and heart disease. Unfortunately, fiber consumption is currently at an all-time low, with less than three percent of Americans meeting the recommended intake .

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EBSCO offers five scholarships to attend 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting — winners receive up to $1,500 for conference-related expenses. CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

EBSCO offers five scholarships to attend 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting — winners receive up to $1,500 for conference-related expenses

The scholarship allows more librarians to take advantage of the opportunities for continuing education, meetings and interactions with colleagues at the meeting, which will take place from Jan. 20 – 24, 2017. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,500 to defray the cost of for conference registration, travel and expenses. One of the five scholarships will be awarded to a first-time conference attendee.


Theconversation. Vast amounts of personal, behavioural and academic data about children are being collected, processed and used by schools, local authorities, and the government every year.


But a recent review by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK of 50 websites and apps used by children found that only a third had “effective controls in place to limit the collection of personal information from children”. Reset your brain: do a mind dump! You know the state — too many tabs open, too many notifications, too much noise. You try to think about what you are doing right now, but you can’t focus. Your mind is in the future, thinking about a bazillion things you need to finish, the email you are supposed to send by the beginning of the month.

Browse This! Great Magazines for Kids and Teens. There are fewer things more exciting as a kid than getting a piece of mail. For many adults of a certain age, checking the mailbox each month for Highlights magazine was a beloved ritual, a milestone of sorts. Capstone Anniversary Contest - About Us. Erincondren. How can we flip assessment to build a PBL culture? It’s been said a parent is a child’s first teacher. Big History Project.

What is a Performance Task? (Part 1) - Learning Personalized. Jay McTighe is an accomplished author, having co-authored 14 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design series with Grant Wiggins. His books have been translated into ten languages. Jay has also written more than 35 articles and book chapters, and been published in leading journals, including Educational Leadership (ASCD) and Education Week. A performance task is any learning activity or assessment that asks students to perform to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Performance tasks yield a tangible product and/or performance that serve as evidence of learning. Unlike a selected-response item (e.g., multiple-choice or matching) that asks students to select from given alternatives, a performance task presents a situation that calls for learners to apply their learning in context.

Characteristics of Performance Tasks. Design Thinking for Libraries. Subscription - Kazoo Magazine - Kazoo Magazine. A visual documentation of America in our time.


Social Studies Resources. Math Resources. Science Sites. Quandary. Images-of-change. Glacier National Park, in Montana’s portion of the Rocky Mountains, is expected to be virtually glacier-free by around 2030. The roughly 150 glaciers it contained in 1850 dwindled to 83 by 1968 and to 25 today. The area shown here is the central portion of the park. Most of the blue bodies in these false-color images are permanent snow and ice. Glaciers in the Blackfoot-Jackson basin decreased from 21.6 square kilometers (8.3 square miles) in area in 1850 to just 7.4 square kilometers (2.9 square miles) in 1979.

The 2015 image also shows burn scars from wildfires. Encyclopedia. Smithsonian Learning Lab. Perspectives for a Diverse America. Kidcasts: Podcasts for kiddos. Unleashing the power: Future Ready Libraries. This bold question is at the center of the Office of EdTech’s new Future Ready Librarians plan. 29 Super Effective Ways to get Your Students' Attention Without Ever Raising Your Voice by PowToon! Learning Personalized - Navigating new pathways to demonstrate learning.

Camp Newsela – Newsela. Are you a student looking to join a Reading Club? Check out our Camp Newsela: Student Edition. In collaboration with educators and parents working to promote and foster student literacy over the summer, we are offering Camp Newsela. A team of educators at Newsela will host seven different classes and assign two articles per week for 10 weeks beginning on Monday, June 13 and ending Friday, August 19.

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Parents – How to Help Your Child Love Reading Over the Summer. Online Research: Where to Start. Primary Source Sets. Brain. School Library Month 2016. 10 Online Resources to Improve EL Literacy. My Cat Just Died and It Hurts Like Hell  National Geographic Young Explorer (Voyager Magazine) How A School Library Increased Student Use By 1,000 Percent. Listen to the full interview: Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students. Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. Articulating an Impact on Student Learning. By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Professor, School Library Program, Department of Teaching & Learning, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in December 2015, positions school librarians as Essential Personnel and provides potential dedicated funding to effective school libraries–IF we make them understand why school librarians matter.

ESSA falls short, however, of identifying what characterizes an effective school library program. This significant language allows school librarians to voice how their programs make an impact in their schools. As local decision makers (Local Education Agencies or LEAs in the actual law) and educational communities develop tools and evaluations to determine a school library’s effectiveness, there will be a greater need for each of us to communicate how our school library programs enhance student learning and achievement. Categories: Advocacy/Leadership, Blog Topics, Community, ESSA Updates. The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia. One headline per day, vowel and consonant free.

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Tournament Brackets - Printable Single & Double Elimination. Knowledge Quest. Let the Librarians Lead - Home. Visions of the Future. Untitled. Facts about Children’s Literacy. I’ve Got Research. Yes, I Do. I’ve Got Research. How About You? Religions. Learning Commons.


British Museum - Google Cultural Institute. Glogin?URI= How Education, Literacy, and Technology Fit Together in My World. ALA - Webcast 2016 - Powered by Webcastinc. Christopher Lehman. Your guide to reading the world. If It Were My Home. Library Budgeting. Water May Erase These Pacific Islands but Not the Culture.

Scary Halloween Jokes and Riddles for Kids at CryptoKids® America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers. About school library leaders. 11 Free Websites to Practice English at Home. I-PICK Book Tasting. Level the playing field. Better World Ed. New York State K-12 Social Studies Resource Toolkit. A meeting place for a world of reflective writers.


Creating a Classroom Library. Highland Park Central - home. World Book Tips for Teachers: Study Skills Books and ELA Books. No More “What Did You Do this Summer?”: 8 Questions We Should Ask Our Students as We Start the Year. ML: Macaulay Library. Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning. SLR_EnablersandInhibitors_V18.pdf. 5 Best Yoga Poses for Reading. Home - IFC Assessments Organized by Skills - LibGuides at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. 5 Minute Librarian: 15 Viral Content Ideas for Your Library's FB Page!

Teaching about Justice through Partnerships with Brown v. Board of Education NHS. Better Evaluation. The Book - Teaching through Emotions. Sears List of Subject Headings - Frequently Asked Questions.