High School Team Meeting Wednesday, November 15th, 12:00-3:00 @ Northwest High
Remember to continue to check the A+ Curriculum Guides located in our Notebook to align the skills you are teaching with the pacing guide included. We will be looking for feedback on where the skills fall, vocabulary identified, etc. throughout this school year. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about what is in the curriculum guides, please let Courtney know!
School Library Journal--Four Surefire Techniques for Engaging English Language Learners
by Valentina Gonzalez
During my 20-plus years in teaching, I refined four powerful instructional strategies that help give ELL students the tools they need to succeed in school—and as lifelong learners. They are designed to be woven into daily instruction across content areas from pre-K to 12th grade.
Make Input Comprehensible
Model for your Students
Make Output Comprehensible
Questions for the Golden Sower / Read to Succeed Competition:
The fastest way to get your questions answered is to contact the right person!
McKenzie White (531) 299-9362 Instructional technology , ITL Program
Additional Resources from:
The Library of Congress
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Gallery of Art
National Park Service
Thank you to the librarians who responded to the question posed by one of your colleagues: "Who do You Follow on Social Media?"
Future Ready Librarians
Technology Teacher Tribe with Brittany Washburn
Common Sense Educators
Staying Cool in the Library
STEM Teacher Tribe
Shannon McClintock Miller
School Library Journal
I would love to feature some of the things you are thankful for as a librarian and in your school library in the month of November. Just email me a quick sentence or two if it would be ok for me to share your thoughts on social media.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:00 pm
In navigating the digital age, we all must become information gatekeepers of the content we curate in the virtual world. Now, more than ever, it's imperative that we develop responsible information literacy habits and critical consumption of media, facts and sources and cultivate those same habits in our learners.
The Question Formulation Technique (QFT), developed by the Right Question Institute, is a simple, yet powerful, strategy that motivates students to question information, evidence and assumptions to build greater empathy, deeper engagement and informed arguments. More than 250,000 educators around the world are integrating the QFT into diverse classroom and library settings.
Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how to use the QFT to tap into students’ natural curiosity and to promote critical analysis, research and information literacy.
During this webinar, participants will...
• Experience the steps of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT)
• Explore how the QFT has been integrated into a range of grade levels and subject areas to enhance and deepen learning
• Hear how teacher librarian Connie Williams used the QFT to hone students' research skills and support information literacy
• Learn how the QFT can be easily integrated into your existing work and adapted to a variety of settings and time frames
• Leave with a deep understanding of the strategy and the ability to apply it with students and share it with colleagues
About the Presenters
John Sessler holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. An experienced educator and curriculum designer, John currently works as a consultant for organizations such as PBS, The Right Question Institute and The Children’s Theatre Company.
Connie Williams spent 28 years as a teacher librarian for Petaluma City Schools. She now works as an adjunct for Santa Rosa Junior College and an on-call librarian for Sonoma County Libraries. She recently published “Understanding Government Information: A Teaching Strategy Toolkit for Grades 7-12.”
2:00 PM on Thursday November 9th
For many users, conducting research is similar to navigating an obstacle course. From knowing where to start their research, to navigating search results, and then finding the right content–these challenges may impede successful research outcomes and potentially undermine your library’s mission. This webinar will focus on tools that knock down these challenges to create better visibility of the library’s collections, refine authentication, improve search, and provide ways to access the collections.
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).