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Monroe One SLS Webinars week of April 13-17

We hope you’re all staying healthy. The following is the list of webinars offered for librarians and educators in the Monroe One BOCES region, with links to register:


Accessing the Monroe One BOCES Overdrive Collection with SORA

Monday April 13, 2020  |  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3459326


School Librarian Meetup

Tuesday April 14, 2020  |  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUudIDIcV1phHYBoy7I-J3CKdi_CR_2TmQ4AjCHcD5M3F7cQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


Video Resources in SAFARI Montage

Wednesday April 15, 2020  |  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3457979


Getting Started with LibGuides (FOR LIBRARIANS ONLY)

Friday April 17, 2020  |  10:00 am – 11:00 am

Register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3459774


LibGuides User Group (FOR LIBRARIANS ONLY)

Friday April 17, 2020  |  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3459794


April is School Library Month!

If you’d like to find and print advocacy materials, check out the AASL advocacy website for School Library Month.

Historical information about the celebration: 

The AASL efforts for a national School Library Month were spearheaded by Lucille Thomas, chair of the School Library Media Month Committee. Thomas was appointed by President Judy King in 1983. AASL officials, local and national dignitaries got the month off to a rousing start on April 1, 1985 with a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) delivered the keynote address. Moynihan told the school librarians in the audience, “I want to thank you for what you do. I hope you know how important your work is. You change lives for the better. You touch people while they can still be touched.”

In 2010, the name of the celebration was changed to School Library Month after the Board of Directors voted to readopt the professional title school librarian, from the former school library media specialist.

Kathleen Odean workshops canceled

We are sad to inform you that our 2-days of Kathleen Odean are canceled due to travel restrictions and the COVID-19 crisis. We are working out our options for bringing her back when the crisis is over.

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.

Information about the Digies

We received updated information about the Digies Festival:

There have been many questions about the status of the Digies Digital Media Festival. Due to the current circumstances we have extended the deadline for submissions to Friday, May 1st. If further adjustments are required we will make them near that date.

The in-person festival, originally scheduled for May 21st, has been cancelled due to necessary constraints from the venue. We are continuing to look at options on how to celebrate the work of students.

In the meantime, keep those submissions coming!


March Learning Opportunities

There are two learning opportunities coming up in the next two weeks.

This week, Classlink is hosting a webinar on March 19 with New York school district technology leaders on Ed Law 2-d. If your district is already using ClassLink, this may be very valuable information for you. If you are using something else, it may still be valuable, but keep in mind they will be talking about the ClassLink product.

Webinar: Five district’s secret weapons and successful processes for NYS Ed. Law 2D compliance using ClassLink!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

9:00 am – 10:15 am EST

Register here: https://www.classlink.com/events/webinar-ed-law

Presenters and Panel:

  • Shelley Rossitto, Former Technology Director, Monticello School Districts
  • Dr. Ailene Cavaliere, Coordinator of Instructional Technology & CIO, Lindenhurst UFSD
  • Rob Zdrojewski, Director of Technology, Oakfield-Alabama School District
  • Reanna Fulton, Director of Technology, West Islip School District
  • Dan DeMarco, Project Manager, ClassLink
  • Bob Chappell, VP Instructional Technology, ClassLink
  • Patrick Devanney, VP Interoperability, ClassLink

Discussion Topics:

  • Single Sign-On – a tool to manage access to digital assets through a private district portal
  • Roster Server – rostering, data reporting and improving data security and activity audit trails using the industry-standard OneRoster
  • New tools & workflows to managing security agreements and 2D compliance, along with adding structure the on-boarding process of digital material
  • OneSync – greater responsiveness and security by automating the creation and deactivation of network accounts
  • Public Portal – facilitating the transparency of your digital landscape with community stakeholders

Next week, WXXI Education is hosting a free environmental-themed educator open house (Inventing Green Open House) on Wednesday, March 25 from 4-7 p.m. at WXXI Studios. It is open to any educator working with 2nd – 8th graders (8-13 years old). Educators can include: classroom teachers, after-school and out-of-school staff, librarians… There will be free learning materials, giveaways, prizes, local community partners, resources from PBS KIDS Design Squad Global, and more! The event is free but registration is required.

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A Cool Video Montage!

SAFARI Montage is your guide to BOCES educational video resources!

Monroe One BOCES Multimedia service has a LOT of video resources FREE for Multimedia Service Members to use. During this hour-long workshop, we’ll learn how to access these videos, use them with classes, and take a look at our newest content.

This is for teachers and librarians in districts that participate in the Monroe One Multimedia Service.

Join us Tuesday, March 24th (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3359920


New Workshops Added to PD Catalog

We’ve added two new workshops to our catalog!

Coming up on March 12 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Mark D’Annunzio will be holding a webinar:

Using iMovie (on the iPad) in your Classroom

Whether you’re new to video production, or experienced with the iMovie app already, this workshop will be a great introduction (or refresher) to one of the most popular iPad video editing apps for education. Join Mark D’Annunzio in this hour-long webinar where he will show you how to use the app, and how teachers use it in the classroom. iMovie is free, and a great way for students to creatively express complex ideas in a digital media format.

An iPad with the free iMovie app is required for the webinar. If you do not have an iPad, you can borrow through our Multimedia or Model Schools service. Contact mark_dannunzio@boces.monroe.edu for information on the borrowing process.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3405883


Then, on April 30th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, we’ve added a new hands-on workshop:

Stop Motion Video using Mini Green Screens

Teach your students to create frame-by-frame animation (Stop-Motion) on the iPad using two free iPad apps and a green screen pizza box. Stop Motion Video is a creative and fun way for students to express complex ideas in a digital media format. Leveraging green screen technology allows your students to “think outside the pizza box!”

Whether you’re new or experienced with green screen video production, stop motion animation, or the iMovie and iMotion apps, this workshop will be a great introduction (or refresher) to a creative way for students to show what they know. Spend and hour-and-a-half with Mark D’Annunzio and Liesl Toates delving into the creative process in this fun, hands-on workshop.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3405937

Makey Makey Music

March is Music in our Schools Month. So to celebrate we’ll make some music with Makey Makey!

In our workshop on Wednesday, March 4th (3:30 pm – 4:45 pm), we’ll make some musical instruments and hook them up to the Makey Makey so we can play them through the computer. This workshop is intended for School Librarians, but teachers can attend if they attend with their building librarian.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3359827