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Check It Out: Sept. 16, 2020

Your monthly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

Sora Read Alongs

Media Academy

What a great opportunity!

Inspire and Engage Students through Digital Media

Now more than ever, educators need support around digital media literacy skills, in both remote and traditional classroom environments. The new KQED Media Academy offers a set of four free, instructor-led online professional development courses that prepare educators to effectively and meaningfully analyze, evaluate and make media with students to support curriculum goals. 

These professional learning courses are open to all educators across the country, including PreK-12 classroom teachers, librarians, TOSAs and anyone who wants to make media-rich, digitally-savvy learning available to students. The Academy will give you the skills and experience you need to connect the dots between digital citizenship, media literacy, 21st Century skills and national curriculum standards.

To Learn more go to KQED Media Academy.

Field Club Visit

I spent an hour this morning with Mrs. Schoenradt's fifth grade students learning about all of the online maker space options she has put together for them. What a great way to introduce students to STEM activities that they can use during class and on their own to explore. I really enjoy dropping into classes remotely!

Equity, Diveristy and Inclusion Resources

Maya Angelou once said, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." The American Library Association has a wealth of advocacy resources on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Check them out today!

Primary Lessons from PebbleGo

Social Media Advisory Group

Hey, school librarians and elementary technology teachers! Would you like to have a voice and a way to be an active participant in the possible restructuring and implementation of how we are supporting our advocacy efforts through social media? If so, please fill out this form:

Tech Trainer Office Hours

Starting September 1!  McKenzie White will have office hours for librarians and technology teachers. Questions on Office 365, iPads, Teams, or other instructional technology?

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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).