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October 2011, Volume 3, Issue 9

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book South Dakota

2011 Authors on the Road

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 5-7

SD Festival of Books
Oct. 7-9

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 16-22

Teen Read Week
Oct. 16-22

AASL National Conference
Oct. 27-30

National Gaming Day
Nov. 12

Featured e-Resources of the Month
What’s new in State Library eResources

Continuing Education


Common Core Literacy Lessons — Collaborating and Creating Webinar Series

Puzzled about all of those new standards you’ve been hearing about? Here's a great way to find answers to your questions!

School librarians and K-12 classroom teachers are invited to partner up to learn more about the Common Core State Standards for Literacy and the new SD School Library Standards.

Over a series of seven webinars teams will 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 Oct. 25, 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 October 25 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. The series is sponsored by the Office of Curriculum, Career and Technical Education, the State Library and the University of South Dakota, Division of Continuing and Distance Education.

The same requirements are expected for those participating for graduate credit or continuing education units. Review the course syllabus for further details.

Graduate credit through USD costs $80. Follow the respective link below 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.


School Library Boot Camp debuts July 22-25, 2012

Shazam! Transformation of the 21st Century School Library will be the focus of the first annual School Library Boot Camp to be held on the campus of Black Hills State University from July 22-25, 2012. School librarians, paraprofessionals, teachers and administrators are invited to participate. Attendees will opt for one hour of either undergraduate, graduate or CEU credit. The program is collaboratively sponsored by the faculty of BHSU and the State Library. Further details and registration information will be available soon.


SDSL Training Opportunities Calendar

Features monthly webinars from ProQuest, World Book, Ancestry Library and more! October 2011


More Continuing Education Opportunities

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October 11

October 12

October 19

October 25

October 27





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