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November-December 2011
Volume 3, Issue 10

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book South Dakota

National Novel Writing Month

Native American Heritage Month

National Gaming Day
Nov. 12

American Education Week
Nov. 13-19

SDLA Legislative Day
Jan. 12

ALA Midwinter Meeting
Jan. 20-24

PLA Annual Conference
March 13-17

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Downloadables now available in State Library electronic resources

continuing education


Common Core Literacy Lessons registration extended to Nov. 15

The registration deadline for the Common Core Literacy Lessons course has been extended to Nov. 15. The first webinar will now be on Nov. 22. Those who register for graduate credit may also use the course as a methods course towards the 18-hour school library media endorsement.

Over a series of six webinars teams of school librarians and K-12 classroom teachers will learn more about the Common Core State Standards for Literacy and the new SD School Library Standards. They will also learn how to adapt an existing lesson, or develop a new one, that integrates reading strategies and resources to increase cognitive demand and promote student engagement.

Monthly webinars will take place via LiveMeeting on Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 27, April 24 – all at 4:30 CT; 3:30 MT. Additional virtual discussions and activities will take place between webinars. Live attendance at the Nov. 22 webinar is mandatory. Archived attendance in other webinars is available at a reduced grade.

Attendees may opt for two graduate credits or two continuing education units. There is no travel required. Graduate credit through USD costs $80. Follow the links to register:

CEUs are at no cost. If you would like to participate for CEU, email Marta Stirling your name as you would like it to appear on your certificate, your SSN and the name of your partner. If you have any additional questions, contact Marta Stirling, DOE Language Arts Specialist, email or Joan Upell, SDSL School Library Coordinator, email.


Looking ahead to 2012 – the Electronic Resources Challenge is back!

Back by popular demand, the State Library's Electronic Resources Challenge will be held Jan. 9 through March 26. The Challenge, a self-paced learning opportunity, guides you to explore and discover content and features in the statewide electronic resources while earning nine continuing education contact hours. More details and registration links will be coming soon.


SDSL Training Opportunities Calendar

Features monthly webinars from ProQuest, Learning Express Library, Ancestry Library and more! November 2011


More Continuing Education Opportunities

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November 15

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November 22

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