Friday, June 17, 2016

Orlando Tragedy

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The Library Journal published the following article on June 16,, 2016 on the Orlando Tragedy:

Library Field Responds to Orlando Tragedy, by Lisa Peet.

The article contains some excellent links to resources, events occurring, site set up to honor the victims', and a list of how to help.

In addition, TeacherVision has some resources for LGBT Pride Month:
June is LGBT Pride Month and is the perfect time to focus on diversity awareness. Teach students to respect differences among people with worksheets and activities that promote tolerance and understanding.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Great Stuff Newsletter from TeacherVision
Celebrate Father's Day on June 19 with fun, educational lessons and printables! Use our writing activities to open up a discussion about the role of fathers in society. Help students show their dads how much they appreciate them with DIY cards and photo albums.

Summer officially begins June 20 and with it brings heat, extended daylight, and fun! We have activities for every subject: math, science, art, and more. Enjoy slideshows of our favorite summer reading picks, activities, and other tools to help keep students engaged over the break.

By learning about families, students will begin to understand their place within communities and the world. Use these worksheets, lessons, and activities to teach students of all ages about the importance of family during National Family Month.

June is LGBT Pride Month and is the perfect time to focus on diversity awareness. Teach students to respect differences among people with worksheets and activities that promote tolerance and understanding.

Monday, May 23, 2016


Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2 to 3 pm ET

Trends for the 21st Century: Preparing for the Schools of Tomorrow
Whether we look at rapidly shifting demographics, constantly emerging technologies, the way we learn or the way we lead, K-12 schools are experiencing dramatic changes that will have lasting effects on young people, and ultimately, the nation as a whole. This webinar, based on futurist Gary Marx's book Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century, offers a deeper understanding of impending challenges and opportunities to prepare educators for the schools of tomorrow. Marx provides concrete strategies for school and district leaders to:
  • Engage students, staff, and colleagues in active learning and problem-solving skills,
  • Build adaptability and resilience in leadership roles,
  • Keep in touch with rapidly changing institutions and communities,
  • Understand and plan for the effects of societal development, and
  • Release ingenuity and creativity in others.
Gary Marx, president, Center for Public Outreach
This webinar will be moderated by Mary Hendrie, assistant commentary editor, Education Week

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2 to 3 pm ET
ESSA Explained: Inside the Nation's New K-12 Law
The Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law in December, is poised to shake up the landscape for states and districts on everything from school accountability to testing, teacher policy, and funding. This latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act shifts significant K-12 responsibility away from the federal level. States will set their own academic goals for students, within certain federal boundaries, and have more control over how to turn around low-performing schools. But there are plenty of other changes to come, and regulations under the law are still being hammered out, while members of Congress watch the rollout, many of them looking to keep the U.S. Department of Education on a tight leash. Join members of the Education Week government and policy staff for a conversation about key aspects of ESSA and what's in store for state and district leaders.
Andrew Ujifusa, assistant editor, Education Week
This webinar will be moderated by Mark W. Bomster, assistant managing editor, Education Week
Register Here

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New LibGuides!

Check out the two newest SERC Library LibGuides!

STEM / STEAM - 2015 

and while still "Under construction" STEM / STEAM 2016

We will continue to added to the STEM / STEAM 2016 LibGuide as the year progresses, so remember to check back in periodically throughout the year!

Friday, May 13, 2016

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!
In celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month, please join us for a week of 15-minute Coffee Break webinars. There is no registration needed to join. Use the links below to access each video at the date and time given:
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. EDT
Debunking Common Myths about Using Assistive Technology with Young Children

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. EDT
Don't Wait to Communicate! Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. EDT
Quality Hearing Screening Practices for Children Birth to 5 Years of Age

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2 p.m. EDT
Using a Multi-Modal Approach to Support Children with Hearing Loss

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. EDT
Center on Technology and Disability: Free Resources to Support the Use of Assistive Technology in Young Children with Disabilities

We hope that you will join us to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month by participating in the webinars.
For more information on Better Hearing and Speech Month, go here and here.