Professional Development

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PD Opportunities

We’ve developed the schedule for the Library Maker-Mondays series for this semester.

January 14th: Intermediate Block Coding
February 4th: Paper Moon
February 25th: Makey Makey Inventions
March 25th: Pop-up Haiku
April 22nd: GamiBot

We have also started adding Tuesdays to the mix, re-running some of the Monday workshops for those who cannot make it. Anna Bayerl has graciously offered to host the first one on January 22nd at Dake School Library in West Irondequoit. The workshop will be Block Coding for Librarians (Beginner).

All of these are visible in the Monroe One BOCES My Learning Plan. (Under the Search Term(s) box, click the “Select one or more options…” drop down menu, and choose “Library Services – CTLE Approved Sponsor”).

If you have any ideas for future workshops, or have requests for something specific, please let us know!

Best New Children’s Books for Grades K-5 with Kathleen Odean

In this engaging workshop, Kathleen Odean will introduce outstanding books published during the last year for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. She will present excellent new picture books, easy readers, fiction, nonfiction, biography, and poetry. They will include read-alouds, independent reading titles, and books for reading clubs and discussion groups. The workshop will offer practical ideas for promoting the books and integrating them into classrooms. Participants will learn about resources, websites, display ideas, and extension activities to use with these and other books. Each participant will receive an extensive handout of resource lists and curriculum-related booklists. The day will also incorporate time to share ideas with each other.

Registration is limited to school and public librarians and teachers in the Monroe #1 BOCES Region.

Event Date: May 16, 2018 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Monroe One BOCES, 15 Linden Park, Rochester, NY 14625
Cost: FREE

Registration is limited to school and public librarians and teachers in the Monroe #1 and Monroe 2 BOCES service areas.
Registration: Monroe #1 My Learning Plan
Food: Lunch is on your own

Best New Young Adult Books with Kathleen Odean

In this popular workshop, Kathleen Odean highlights the very best recently published books for young adults, including a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She shares practical activities and proven tips for promoting the books and integrating them into the curriculum. This lively informative day gives participants a wealth of top new titles to share with students both in the curriculum and for independent reading. Participants in Kathleen’s workshop will receive a comprehensive handout of related guides, resources, activities, and ideas aligned with the Common Core Standards and employing a variety of technology tools.

This is Kathleen’s fifteenth year of presenting all-day workshops that receive excellent evaluations from participants. She was a public and school librarian for 17 years and served as chairperson of the Newbery Award Committee. She has presented at conferences throughout the U.S.

Event Date: May 14, 2018 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Monroe One BOCES, 15 Linden Park, Rochester, NY 14625
Cost: FREE

Registration is limited to school and public librarians and teachers in the Monroe #1 and Monroe 2 BOCES service areas.
Registration: Monroe #1 My Learning Plan
Food: Lunch is on your own

Future Ready Librarians with Mark Ray

Is your school library Future Ready? Join us for a full day professional development session, where Mark Ray will lead participants as they explore the Future Ready Librarians Framework. This will include the school librarians role in curation and dissemination of content, working as a curriculum/tech/pedagogy consultant alongside classroom teachers, empowering students within a personalized learning environment, and new directions for learning commons/lab type spaces. The session is open to Librarians, Administrators, and Instructional Leaders.

Mark Ray is currently Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Future Ready Librarians Lead. A 20-year teacher librarian and instructional technology facilitator, Mark was the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and named a National School Boards Association “20 to Watch” in 2015. His work has focused on digital learning, professional development and re-imagining school librarians and libraries.

Event Date: April 23, 2018 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: The Italian American Community Center, 50 Frank DiMino Way, Rochester, NY 14624
Cost: FREE
Registration: Monroe2 My Learning Plan
Food: Breakfast & Lunch are provided. Please register for lunch here: http://monroe2boces.libsurveys.com/loader.php?id=0a7d4b5255f154fd4e48a7d4c63018d0