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Texas Bluebonnet Award 2015-2016 | Official TBA Master List Resources Compiled by the TBA Program Committee

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2015-2016 | Official TBA Master List Resources Compiled by the TBA Program Committee | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Official TBA Master List Resources Compiled by the TBA Program Committee (by Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Committee)
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So many resources for you to use for TBA!  Check them out. 

Please use all the resources that the Program Committee has put together for you at: https://texasbluebonnetaward2016.wordpress.com/

They include Youtube/TeacherTube author/illustrator interview videos, book trailers, Bound To Stay Bound sponsored Readers Theaters, discussion questions, read-alike, hands-on activities, website connections. 

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TBA Selection and Program Application

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Have you always dreamed of serving on the Texas Bluebonnet Award committee?  Now is your chance!

All Selection and Program Committee applications and recommendations are due to Mariah Aguilar at TLA by Nov 1. 

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Calling All Makers! Maker Faire | Barnes & Noble

Calling All Makers!  Maker Faire | Barnes & Noble | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire. In Partnership with Make: Magazine. Tech enthusiast, crafter, educator, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, science club member, author, artist, student, entrepreneur, or maker of any kind—join us! We're getting together in stores to learn from each other, hear from experts, and work on projects together.
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The Maker Issue | SLJ 2015 | School Library Journal

The Maker Issue | SLJ 2015 | School Library Journal | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Read it and find ideas for your school library.  

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lyn_hay's curator insight, September 24, 2015 1:57 AM

This is a must-read for all teacher librarians. The School Library Journal's Maker Issue for 2015 provides advice on designing maker programs in schools and provides our profession with examples of how to build evidence of school library impact on student learning through maker programs.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, November 4, 2015 6:09 PM

A must read for school librarians.

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Discovery Education Events | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Discovery Education Events | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Discovery Education resources are aligned to TX Social Studies TEKS for grades K-5, Grade 7, Texas History, and World History.

 

 Region One ESC Library Cooperative Members -

You’re Invited! Two Special Webinar Overviews of Social Studies TEKS Alignments for Grades K-5, 7 Texas History, and World History – Now Available Exclusively in Discovery Education Streaming!

 

Click below to access and set your calendar reminders to join Discovery Education’s Brad Fountain this October for overviews of these exciting new alignments!

 

Webinar 1: An Overview of Discovery Education Alignments to Social Studies TEKS K-5 

When: Thursday, October 8th , 7pm ET

Where: Online

Cost: Free

https://discoveryed.webex.com/mw0401lsp13/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=discoveryed&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fmc0901lsp13%2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Ddiscoveryed%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D207002502%26UID%3D479917172%26Host%3DQUhTSwAAAAJ85PIgS88oFTI048Hc1J1KQBhNOmmkUfLOiXfZQc4qa-HIewg4JSoC44lVeo8y5QKgaIatIW9iwoN80I4xS-nV0%26FrameSet%3D2%26MTID%3Dm934f6819a4369c631e1634c15475ec19

 

Webinar 2: An Overview of Discovery Education Alignments to Social Studies TEKS for Grade 7 and World History

When: Thursday, October 15th , 7pm ET

Where: Online

Cost: Free

https://discoveryed.webex.com/mw0401lsp13/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=discoveryed&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fmc0901lsp13%2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Ddiscoveryed%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D207002537%26UID%3D479917172%26Host%3DQUhTSwAAAAISPZnsYosu0EUKuxvA0BU5hgm6hj7LF0bGi0TTXnp8ocOlBJVLvWqlw3X2JjYeTqy66ykkl9y8TQ-JX7Jq-XiU0%26FrameSet%3D2%26MTID%3Dm09c54c33e6860233562690cfb14cfca3

 

Will webinars be archived? Yes. At http://www.discoveryeducation.com/Events/#/archived

 

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Makerspace Ideas: 100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist

Makerspace Ideas: 100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Here's 100 Engineering Projects For Kids to get that them excited about construction, design, electronics, and more.

Via John Evans
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Possible uses in your library makerspace. 

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nihal abitiu's curator insight, September 22, 2015 6:20 AM

100 Engineering Projects for Kids

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 17, 9:33 PM

This is great and just in time to help parents help their kiddos with science fair type projects.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 18, 2:47 AM

Wow! 100 great ideas!

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Social Media Tips Every Educational Leader Must Follow

Social Media Tips Every Educational Leader Must Follow | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Here are few tips we have extracted from our network of educators who are active on social media.

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añada su visión ...

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2015 Fall Media Conference at South Padre Island

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Don't miss out on this professional development opportunity.  Add a Little STEAM to Your Library with @gravescolleen on Thursday and a full slate of STEAM and Library workshops on Friday.

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By the numbers: the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge | On Our Minds

By the numbers: the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge | On Our Minds | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
More than 267,000 children from across all 50 states and 29 countries read 286,611,349 minutes in the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge! We are so proud of everyone who participated in this important program.
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Congratulations on your summer reading accomplishments in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.  Region One had 3 campuses in the top 20 schools, including first place!

Jackson Elementary School (McAllen, Texas) 21,285,863 minutes [TOP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL]Doedyns Elementary School (San Juan, TX) 18,839,499 minutesRoosevelt Elementary School (McAllen, TX) 1,683,033 minutes
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4 Steps to Put School Data to Good Use

4 Steps to Put School Data to Good Use | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
School and student data can be confusing and challenging to collect and use effectively. Ronald Williamson and Barbara Blackburn offer a four-step process to help educators and administrators colle…

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Think about what library impact you can showcase.  Do  you have the right data to tell the story?

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Fall Media Conference - Sessions At-A-Glance

Fall Media Conference - Sessions At-A-Glance | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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We have uploaded a document showcasing the various sessions that will be held at the Region One Fall Media Conference.  Please spread the word and encourage people to sign up for WK# 46730 at https://prodev.esc1.net/staffdev/

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October 8, 201 Makerspace Pre-Conference

October 8, 201 Makerspace Pre-Conference | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Join Texas librarian Colleen Graves for a
makerspace hands-on-learning opportunity with
littleBits, Makey Makey, and Sphero. 

Participants will leave with ideas and a better  understanding of adding a makerspace to their school library.  

$50.00--Media Cooperative Members 

$100.00--NON-Media Cooperative Members

 

Note: You must also be registered for
Friday’s Fall Media Conference WK# 46730.

 

 

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TBA Forms & Resources | Texas Library Association

TBA Forms & Resources | Texas Library Association | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Have you registered your school to vote for the TBA?  Make sure you register for TBA so that you can vote and use all the TBA resources including logos. When you register, you will watch a 5 minute video which explains appropriate use of the logos and materials. http://txla.org/TBA-forms  ; Register online or print the registration form. (video:  https://goo.gl/9hxeFg )

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Texas Bluebonnet Award Student Presenter Nomination

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Texas Children's Librarians and Bluebonnet Members,  

Now is the time to submit a student from your campus/district for this fun event!  Imagine your student on the stage presenting the TBA award to the winning author!

 

All Student Luncheon Participation forms are due by Nov 1 to Kelli Phelan. Remember one from each TLA district is chosen. 

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Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores

Study:  Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Study Finds the Quality of School Libraries Have a Positive Impact on Achievement Test Scores

Via lyn_hay, Anu Ojaranta
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"The presence of librarians and library support staff, instructional collaboration between librarians and teachers, traditional and digital collections, library expenditures, and access to computers," she explained.

 

The study found that the schools which had these five components had better performance on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards.

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lyn_hay's curator insight, September 24, 2015 1:15 AM

Short article and video of a news report featuring the release of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) impact study. Useful text and video when promoting the value of school libraries and the role of the teacher librarian in supporting student learning.

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2015 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners Announced by School Library ... - LongIsland.com

2015 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners Announced by School Library ... - LongIsland.com | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Today, school librarian Kristina Holzweiss of Bay Shore Middle School in Bay Shore, NY was named as the 2015 recipient of the School Library Journal (SLJ) School Librarian of the Year Award.
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Read about our mentors!

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Add free eBooks to Your #MackinVIA

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Region One librarians, did you know you can add FREE eBooks and resources to your school's #MackinVIA?  Follow the steps on this link.    Search for PROMOTIONS.  Spread the word!!

 

Region One librarians: Don't know how to log in as an administrator?  Call Region One ESC Library Services.  956-984-6055

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Booklist Webinar—Straight Outta Britannica: The Real Story behind Research

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I'll be co-hosting a webinar.  Sign -up now!

Thursday, October 15, 2015 1:00 pm  (Central)

 

Looking for new ways to engage students in meaningful research using a variety of types of content, including media and primary source documents? Join Booklist and Britannica for this hour-long webinar showcasing ways to engage ALL students—including high-school, elementary, and ESL—in research, by considering ways to differentiate not only the content, but also the research process and the finished product. This interactive webinar will feature educators and representatives from Britannica Digital Learning who will share great, practical examples that can be easily modified. Attendees will take away a toolkit of ideas and resources to put to use the next day. Don’t miss this one! Moderated by Booklist’s Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk. 

 

 

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Librarians' Changing Roles Can Inspire School Communities

Librarians' Changing Roles Can Inspire School Communities | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
A 21st-century librarian can inspire a school by modeling responsive teaching, advocating for student involvement, facilitating new approaches to writing, and encouraging user-centered spaces.

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Supporting STEM Education with BrainPOP

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Supporting STEM Education with BrainPOP
Wednesday, September 23rd at 4:30 pm ET
Ideal For: All Users


Certified BrainPOP Educators Shaina Glass, Mike Jones, and Robert Miller host this webinar, sharing their approaches to designing engaging STEM activities. They’ll tell you how they use BrainPOP content and games to encourage inquiry, exploration, and problem solving, and to present evidence of understanding. Take home some STEM-focused inspiration!


Pre-register and Join • Password: moby


Remember, we archive all webinars within a day or two so you can access them anytime.

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8 Ways to Rescue Public School Libraries from Becoming Obsolete - Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12 - Education Week

8 Ways to Rescue Public School Libraries from Becoming Obsolete - Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12 - Education Week | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
There is really no reason why school libraries should fear competing sources of information. With the right adjustments, K-12 libraries can work alongside the rest of the data that students access on a daily basis.

Via Karen Bonanno
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Take a peek at the last paragraph: Libraries of the Future.  What are you doing to transform in to this?

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10 Apps to Make Reading in Class More Fun | Edudemic

10 Apps to Make Reading in Class More Fun | Edudemic | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
About a year ago, we published a post detailing the 10 best web tools for enhancing reading. Now we’re adding 10 more to take reading to another level.

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Check out this fun list of reading apps!

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Free Digital Graphic Organizers

Free Digital Graphic Organizers | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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I recently found this set of graphic organizers from one of our resources. I wanted to be sure to get the word out about them. This would be a good page to add to your digital bookmarks.
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MackinVIA Top Users

MackinVIA Top Users | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Shout-out to the top 4 users of #MackinVIA during the first three weeks of school!  They are off to a great start using our new eResource tool!

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