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Check It Out: December 5, 2018

Your monthly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

AASL Standards

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If you haven't stopped by the AASL Standards page recently, there have been several resources added including crosswalks with the Future Ready Framework and the ISTE Standards located in the Resources tab.

The Time for Advocacy Is Now: Why Telling Your Story Is So Important.

Finally, advocacy isn’t just a one time thing…it’s an ongoing process. Students, teachers, and admins are constantly changing, therefore it’s important to stay positive and share your message so everyone knows how important and indispensable school libraries are.

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The end of the semester is a great time to reflect on the many lessons, happenings, and goings on in your school library.  Take a moment and document the great things you, your students, and your teachers have accomplished so far this year and then take another moment to share those achievements with the members of your school community including staff, administration, parents, and other stakeholders.  Let people know the value you add to the learning and literacy of your students.  This is the perfect time to toot your own horn!

MORE New Common Sense Media Curriculum Updates

Students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Common Sense Education's K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. Designed and developed in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education -- and guided by research with thousands of educators -- each digital citizenship lesson helps students build lifelong skills.

In the eight years since we launched the K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, we've seen educator needs and concerns grow with the evolving digital landscape. We're pleased to announce a significant update to our curriculum informed by new research with Harvard's Project Zero to make sure educators have the best resources to prepare today's students for success. Whether you're new to our curriculum or have been using it for years, we think you'll be excited to learn more.


When Will All the Lessons Be Available?

The updated Common Sense Education K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum will be released in phases over the course of the 2018–2019 school year. Here's when you can expect the lessons to launch.

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 (531-299-9822).

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 (531-299-9822).