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BOCES has gone to a web-based registration system for all workshops.  Please go to https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=17395&CALENDARIDS=4-17395 to register for workshops.  If your district does not approve workshop requests in My Learning Plan, you will need to follow the registration process in your district.  Even if your school does not have MLP, you can still create a free account to register.
Mentors Without Borders Series

Presented by: School Library System

Intended Audience: School Librarians and Their Mentors

10/29/2015 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Located at: Admin Building Conference Room A/B -JLB Watertown

This program is designed to support librarians who have joined our region within the last few years by pairing them with experienced colleagues.  Their position requires them to be teachers, technology leaders, resource administrators, and purchasers.  They are often the only librarian in their building and the mentoring program is designed to provide them with the support and encouragement needed to be successful.  This program is not intended to replace building-level mentoring but it is designed to provide mentoring to support librarians in their unique role.  There will be a series of three formal meetings of all new librarians and their mentors plus communication between mentoring pairs between meetings.  

Librarians will drive the discussion but potential topics include:

  • Lesson planning aligned to the Empire State IFC and CCLS
  • Budget, database ordering, book ordering 
  • Regional resources
  • Policies and procedures
  • Working with library support staff
  • Setting goals for the library program

Additional dates in series:  January 13, April 21 (These are tentative dates and can be adjusted at the first meeting if the participants agree)


Spotlight on New York (SoNY) Interactive eBooks for Social Studies and ELA

Presented by: Judi Dzikowski

Intended Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers , School Librarians, Grades 6-7 Social Studies Teachers 

10/29/2015 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Located at: Admin Building Conference Room A/B -JLB Watertown

Designed to support New York’s Social Studies Curriculum, the Spotlight on New York interactive eBooks series for grades 3-7 includes instruction and assessments addressing:  essential questions, NYS Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and inquiry and project based learning.   The Interactive eBooks were purchased by the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES School Library System eBook Consortium and are available to all of our districts who participate. TOPICS INCLUDE:Using the eBooks to address diverse learning styles and variety of reading levels, primary and secondary sources for student analysis, biographies of key figures,  academic and domain-specific vocabulary. All participants will know and be able to identify the Spotlight on NY eBook titles that are available to support the social studies curriculum and NYS ELA CCLS.  Please bring a laptop computer to this workshop  Please let us know if you need one provided to borrow.

“All public school districts and nonpublic schools are eligible for membership in a School Library System. School Library Systems are state-aided consortia which provide vital resources which may be beyond the fiscal ability of their members. In addition to fostering “best practices” in teaching and librarianship, School Library Systems offer their members a variety of services including: resource sharing; electronic catalogs and databases; interlibrary loan; professional development; and curriculum support.”

Taken directly from http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/slssap/slsm.pdf

It is our mission to provide our member librarians with the support, resources and professional development to continue to be both educational leaders and collaborative partners with the teachers and administrators in each of our component districts. We facilitate equitable access to information resources for all students and instructional members in each district and we are committed to helping our libraries in their efforts to help each and every student meet and exceed the challenges of becoming college and career ready by graduation. 

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