July 2009, Volume 1, Issue 7
Check your Fall Calendars!
Banned Books Week
Sept. 26- Oct. 3
Festival of Books
Oct. 2-4 in Deadwood
SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 7-9 in Aberdeen
Teen Read Week
Web 2.0 tricks and tools featured in the electronic resources
Be Quiet! I’m Listening! Check out archived Webcasts
We all know that there’s rarely enough time or quiet space to participate in Webcasts during a busy school library day. So, providers such as School Library Journal and others archive their events for up to a year. Take a look at what’s available and choose a time and space that works best for you.
For example, Be Quiet! I’m Listening! Incorporating Recorded Books into K-12 Literacy Strategies will be online until September 2009 from SLJ. It would be a great resource to go to for some of your new school year planning. The school librarians on the panel share ideas and programs that improve vocabulary and comprehension for readers of all ages and abilities. Check out the archives at School Library Journal's Webcasts
21st Century geography and science maps now available
The Partnership for 21st Century Schools has just published 21st Century Skills Maps that integrate geography and science. These maps are great sources of integrated project models that can be adapted for all ages. Go to the following site to view and/or download the new maps and the English and social studies maps which were published in 2008: Partnership for 21st Century Skills: List of Publications
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