15 Tips on Identity Theft in 60 minutes, presented by Robert Lackie, on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Hasbrouck Heights High School, 365 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights NJ 07604.
3:30-4:15 Refreshments & Networking
4:15-4:30 Introductory Address
4:30-5:30 PD/CE program by Robert Lackie
5:30-6:00 Conclusion of events
RSVP to Phillip Berg, BELS Consortium Coordinator by 5/8/12 via: Eventbrite.com
URL: http://belspdce2012.eventbrite.com/ Password: lackieatbels
Email: Phillip.Berg@school.bccls.org Phone: (201) 265-4242
PD Certificates available upon request.
Weds, May 2: “Rallying Your Community: Mobilizing the Grassroots” a free webinar sponsored by ALA’s Committee on Library Advocacy.
“In a difficult economy, the citizen voice is more important than ever. Learn how two community organizations, the Sustainable Library Citizens Coalition of Indianapolis-Marion County (Ind.) Public Library and Urban Librarians Unite of New York City, have used their voices to impact library funding.”
Advance Registration is mandatory.
Go to https://ala.ilinc.com/register/thvbchx to sign up.
National Library Legislative Day, April 24, 2012. Even if you can’t be there in person, you can still make your voice ‘heard.’
Check out these resources:
Thursday May 3: Curriculum Connection: Bridging Reference and Students sponsored by Booklist – a free, hour-long webinar with Britannica and World Book reps showcasing their study guides, interactive lessons, and material suited to state standards. Moderated by Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.
‘Can’t make the date? Register anyway so a link to the video archive of this webinar can be e-mailed to you after the event.’
"Achieve and the U.S. Education Delivery Institute have developed a practical Common Core Implementation Workbook for all states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
The workbook uses a proven performance management methodology known as “delivery” to lay out clear action steps for states and districts. It provides relevant information, case stories of good practice, key questions and hands-on exercises for leadership teams to complete together. Regardless of your state's timeline, the workbook offers state and district leaders the means to plan for the CCSS and then drive successful implementation."
See if Rosen’s PowerKids Life Science, PowerKids Earth and Space Science, or Cybersmarts Digital resources are right for your students – Free trials are available through May 15 for new/prospective subscribers.
Check them out at
with username: endofyear and password: special
See http://tinyurl.com/74rgxme for more information
from the OITP Digital Literacy Task Force: "digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information requiring both cognitive and technical skills… This definition is also in a forthcoming primer that looks more deeply into the necessary skills, the need for digital literacy, the digital divide and the role of all types of libraries."
“This publication is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides the MIL Curriculum and Competency Framework, which gives an overview of the curriculum rationale, design and main themes. It is complementary to the UNESCO ICTs Competency Framework for Teachers (2008). Part 2 includes the detailed Core and Non-Core Modules of the curriculum.”
Download the 192 page PDF document, available at
From Scholastic: a virtual tour of the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, hosted by Brian Selznick, author of Wonderstruck, which takes place in the museum.
check out AASL’s collection of resources for observing School Library Month at http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslissues/slm/schoollibrary, including podcasts, webinars, and contests.