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District Profesional Library Resources
The District Professional library is located in the TAC building in downtown Omaha. The materials in the DPL are available to all staff members of the Omaha Public Schools. The items listed below are a sampling of what is available in the DPL.
To search for print or digital titles, please visit our library catalog. Or, see below for print items available in the DPL.
To request print materials be checked out to you, please contact Carol Hiddleston at 402-557-2544 or Courtney Pentland 402-557-2533 by phone or email. We can hold these items for you to pick up, or we can send them to you through inter-office mail.
To access digital materials, visit the online library catalog and locate your title. To learn more about how to check out these digital titles, please visit the Overdrive and Follett tabs on this page. Overdrive login screen on your computer visit here.
If you have any suggestions for print or digital materials to add to the DPL, please email Courtney Pentland. Thank you!
Professional Journal Access
Below and to the left, you will find links to professional journals through the EBSCO database. To access these journals from a computer outside of an OPS building, you will need login names and passwords. Please contact your school or district librarian (Courtney Pentland) for this information.
Secondary Education Professional Journals
American Secondary Education
Serves administrators, teachers, and others. Examines current issues in secondary education and focuses on the major issues facing those involved with secondary education.
Clearing House *18 month embargo
Articles reporting on useful practices, research findings and experiments, opinion on controversial issues, satirical articles and poems related to education for middle level and high school teachers and administrators.
High School Journal *12 month embargo
Seeks to further the reflective examination of the broad field of secondary education by reporting research, informed opinion, and occassionally, successful practices.
Middle Grades Research Journal
Provides empirical and theoretical studies that focus on middle grades education.
Middle School Journal
Publishes articles, commentary, interviews and profiles, and notes on all aspects of the middle school; curriculum, practices, counseling and students and teachers.
Books in Print
Secrets for Secondary School Teachers
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
Teach like a pro from day one! In this updated version of the successful Secrets for Secondary School Teachers, you will learn tangible ways to supercharge your teaching skills, while avoiding the pitfalls common to beginning teachers. Offering a unique blend of perspectives and "insider" insights into secondary education, a seasoned high school teacher, a long-time educator and counselor, and a recent high school graduate join forces to impart proven tips and tools.
Making Your First Year a Success: The Secondary Teacher's Survival Guide
Publication Date: 2001-12-05
This easy-to-follow handbook shares valuable solutions and insights into the issues and concerns that have traditionally baffled beginning teachers.
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development impacts teenagers' behavior and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children's lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide. Brainstorm is a current nominee for a Books for a Better Life award.
Collaborative Teaching in Secondary Schools
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
This practical, easy-to-use resource offers administrators and teachers a wealth of strategies and tools for setting up, conducting, and maintaining a successful co-teaching relationship that addresses the diverse needs in today's inclusive classrooms. Offered in a lighthearted, humorous manner that compares the co-teaching relationship to a marriage, this comprehensive guide provides substantive, field-tested differentiation and application strategies strongly supported by research and years of expert, hands-on experience.
Reading and Writing Across Content Areas
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Using a step-by-step approach that makes the strategies easy to understand and implement, the authors provide updated research-based strategies that will help increase students' reading comprehension, strengthen their writing skills, and build vocabulary across content areas. Expanded coverage of content literacy, additional reading and writing strategies for exploring content, and suggestions for working with struggling readers are included in this revised edition.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).