Monthly Archives: September 2011
“Library media specialists empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.” (AASL)
The Virtual Learning Center’s new LMS Academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education today. Today’s LMS must play the versatile role of an instructional partner responsible for ensuring that students and staff are efficient and effective users of information. The academy will assist LMS personnel in teaching and connecting the new standards of AASL, ISTE and the NETS. Registration is open for all library media specialists to attend. Participants will:
- Learn how to develop lessons that support the AASL, ISTE & NETS Standards
- Understand the meaning of media literacy as it applies to 21st century skills
- Network with colleagues working in school libraries across the area and globally
- Learn digital tools that promote effective use of digital media for K12 students
- Examine problem based activities, plus web & media literacy lessons
- Examine best practices for Copyright & Fair Use
- Explore digital citizenship and literacy curriculum resources
- Contribute in an online learning community, such as Moodle or SchoolTown
- Research books by LMS experts such as Joyce Valenza & Kathy Schrock (one of the featured speakers at this year’s METC)
- Participate in 40 hours of blended learning professional development
- Attend one day of the Midwest Education Technology Conference
Dates and times of participation:
face-to-face classes at CSD
- October 27 ~ 4- 7 pm LMS Academy Kickoff
- November 7 ~ 8:30- 3:30 pm ~ Media Literacy tele class
- December 8 ~ 4- 7 pm LMS academy class
- January 26 ~ 8:30-3 :30 pm ~ Digital Citizenship tele class
- March 8~ 4-7 pm LMS Academy Celebration
additional online and outreach activities
- November 2 ~ online CSDVLC webinar 4- 5 pm
- November 6-12 ~ Media Literacy Week in St. Louis ~ attend choice of event(s)
- December 7 ~ online Free Cool Tools webinar 4- 5 pm
- January 18 ~ online Digital Citizenship webinar 4- 5 pm
- February 14 ~ attend 1 day of METC
Cost: $495 CSD Members/$595 Non-members. If you have questions, contact Stephanie Madlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-692-1212.
Ten years ago on September 11th, U.S. national security was compromised, international relations became strained and lives were changed forever. In what ways have the events that took place on September 11th impacted the lives of so many and how have they changed U.S. relations with the Arab world?
In this 2-Part PULSE videoconference program, students will reflect upon the impact of 9/11 in light of the Arab Spring and discuss how current events will shape our future. Students will have the opportunity to share their personal experiences and learn an important piece of our history while discussing politics, international relations, and U.S. security. Through individual reflection and classroom discussion, students will share their thoughts and ideas for the future.
For nonmembers (of GNG), this program is $300 –> $150 per session; both sessions are required. Limited space is still available for this important distance learning event.
Join Discovery Education as they engage students with exclusive curricular content, digital lesson plans, and live webcasts presented in partnership with Tribute WTC Visitor Center. Discovery Education will host four web events- starting tomorrow, September 7th- in cities closely affected by 9/11. The webcasts feature a preview of RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO, followed by a live panel discussion with members of the community who were personally affected by September 11th, and an interactive Q & A session. Each of the events will be available to your classrooms via webcast at no cost.
Click on the image above to go to Discovery’s website to learn more.
06/09/11 Educator PD: Understanding the Differences Between Emotional Disturbance and Social Maladjustment
Teachers are often perplexed about the behaviors they see in their students and how to respond to them in an appropriate way.
This 1 hour presentation will review the differences between students with an Emotional Disturbance (ED) and those with Social Maladjustment. Definitions and characteristics of each category will be discussed. Disorders under the ED category (depression, bipolar, anxiety) will be reviewed as well as interventions for the classroom. These will be compared to the disorders and interventions falling under Social Maladjustment (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder). Treatment in the community will also be reviewed and compared. There will be time for questions!
This program takes place Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Sign up by October 31st with Rebecca Morrison. This interactive videoconference will last 1 hour; for New Links members, the fee is just $25! Non-members pay $85 per site. There is no limit to the number of participants per site. Teachers, school nurses, counselors, and administrators are encouraged to attend.
This morning, Rebecca Morrison conducted a brief overview of New Links to the Library Media Specialists of the Ritenour School District.
The LMS group also connected to the Library of Congress earlier in the morning via videoconference to talk about primary sources available. In the course of an hour, they traveled to Washington D.C. and across town in St. Louis. Not bad for morning’s work!
To learn more about the New Links distance learning program, click here.
Over in the Jennings School District, Martha Bogart and Stephanie Madlinger led another professional development session for school district administrators. (They were there last Friday, too).
Today in Jennings they are discussing Problem Based Learning. Their session this afternoon will also conclude with a distance learning activity- we’re scheduled to Skype! To see more photo’s of today’s PD, visit our Flickr page.