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Three Apples Book Award Nominations

The finalists for the 2019 Three Apples Book Awards were announced. The list can be found here.

The Three Apples Book Awards were developed to encourage reading for pleasure by the Section for School Librarians and Youth Services Sections of the New York Library Association. The voting is open to students in grades UPK-12 and is broken into three categories: Young Readers – Grades PK-2; Children – Grades 3-6; and Teens – Grades 6-12.

Students nominate their favorite books in September and October. From this list, students are encouraged to READ! READ!! READ!!! and then vote for their favorites in April. Ballots will be available at school and public libraries. Only students who have read or listened to at least 3 titles from the list are eligible to vote.

For more information about the Three Apples Book Awards go to: www.nyla.org

Regents Review on WXXI

Regents Review 2.0 is a series of test-prep programs for high school students who plan to take New York State Regents exams in the June of 2018.

Watch programs on-demand & exam schedule and study resources at: www.regentsreviewny.net or here: http://www.wcny.org/education/regentsreview/
Or, after they air, you can find them in Safari

All programs are also available 24/7 at the Regents Review 2.0 website. The website also features additional teacher-recommended online study resources, as well as extra video clips to help prepare students for their big exams.

Regents Review 2.0 is a series of test-prep programs for high school students studying for the annual New York State Regents exams. WXXI-TV 21 Broadcast Schedule 2018 (Set Your DVRs!): A new program on the Transition Global History and Geography Regents Exam is now available. This Regents Review 2.0 program is being developed by WCNY and New York State Teachers in consultation with state organizations. It will examine content and demonstrate strategies to reinforce skills necessary in preparing students for this transition exam. Also, this year New York State has eliminated the words “Common Core” as part of the current NYS Regents Exams titles. Although some of the video episodes and clips contain the words “Common Core” the video material is aligned to the current NYS Regents Exams.

Airing on WXXI TV 21.1/Cable 11/1221:

5/24 at 2 a.m. #1 – ELA
5/25 at 2 a.m. #2 – Algebra 1
5/29 at 2 a.m. #3 – Algebra 2
5/30 at 2 a.m. #4 – Geometry
5/31 at 2 a.m. #5 – Earth Science
6/1 at 2 a.m. #6 – Living Environment
6/5 at 2 a.m. #7 – Chemistry
5/18 at 5 p.m. 6/6 at 2 a.m. #8 – Physics
5/21 at 5 p.m. 5/22 at 2 a.m. 6/7 at 2 a.m. #9 – U.S. History & Government
5/22 at 5 p.m. 5/23 at 2 a.m. 6/8 at 2 a.m. #10 – Transition Global History and Geography

The Three Apples Book Awards Have Been Announced!

The Youth Services Section of NYLA-SSL has announced the winners of the Three Apples Book Awards. The Three Apples Book Awards are the only book awards that are nominated and awarded solely by kids.

Young Readers Award: The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Children’s Award: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

Teen Award: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

For more information about the Three Apples Book Awards, click here!

NovelNY

NovelNY is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a project funded through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Serivces (IMLS).

Each school has a selection of databases available to their students through this service. In order to track your statistics, you’ll need to know the links through which your students will access these databases. To find them, go to the NovelNY Lookup ID page.

Once there, type your school name into the search box. Select your school from the list and it will deliver a page of links to you.

SAFARI Montage Upgraded to Version 7

Over April break, we updated to SAFARI Montage v7.1.27. You’ll notice that it has a new clean and streamlined design that can be immediately seen when logging into the dashboard. The Search interface is much cleaner with filtering options available at the top of the page.

The functionality is the same, except for some new additions. Download our documentation to learn about all of the new Safari enhancements.

Teen Book Festival Call for Volunteers

The Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest is scheduled for May 19th, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. This free festival is geared towards teens grades 6-12 and will be held at Nazareth College: 4525 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.

They are currently calling for volunteers – they need a total of around 350! If you’re interested in getting involved, sign up to volunteer here.

For information about the authors click here.

Technology Tool Kits

Did you know that every public school district in the Monroe One BOCES region is part of our Model Schools coser? That means you have access to borrow some technology tool kits. Kits include robots, virtual reality kits, and more! Training to use the equipment is provided by the Model Schools department or for Librarians by Liesl Toates.

You can see what’s available at the Model Schools Instructional Technology Blog Remember these resources are limited and available to all public school teachers and librarians in the region, so they are frequently checked out.

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