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The Wheatley School
11 Bacon Road Old Westbury, New York 11050
The Wheatley School has open Wi-Fi access. Feel free to bring your own devices.
All workshops run from 4-6pm
October 18, 2016.
Facilitator Mary Boyd Ratzer, author of Think Tank Library: Brain-Based Practices. (Skype session).
A former teacher and school librarian at the Shenendehowa (NY) Central Schools, Ratzer has also taught at UAlbany’s Graduate School of Information Studies and has authored several books on the subject of instruction in the school library. This session will “equip educators to transform their learning environment with brain-based strategies, the development of expert versus novice thinking, and the power of teaching for understanding by weaving… together inquiry-based learning, brain-based research, and the framework of the new standards (CCSS, Next Gen, C3 SS, and more). Come with ideas, leave with a mini-lesson.”
November 29, 2016.
Facilitator: Vicki Puccio, SLMS, West Hempstead Middle School.
The National Library of Medicine produces K-12 health and science web-based resources, including lesson plans, modules, resource lists and more. Affiliating your library with NLM-MAR provides access to free PD, webinars, and traveling exhibits... Learn more at this workshop!
December 13, 2016.
Facilitator: Kary Barth, Kapco.
Please note: Library Clerks are welcome. Please notify us as early as possible if you would like to bring your clerk— no additional fee. Quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life of library materials by learning common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages. Each participant is asked to bring the following: one or two paperback books (preferably new or like new) to try our covering techniques; a hardbound book with a book jacket for the learning common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages. Each participant is asked to bring the following: one or two paperback books (preferably new or like new) to try our covering techniques; a hardbound book with a book jacket for the application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a “naked” hardbound book, i.e., one WITHOUT a book jacket cover. Each participant will receive a free sample packet of materials. There is a drawing at every workshop for a DELUXE PAPERBACK PROTECTION KIT—retail value $105.
March 23, 2017 (Thursday)
Facilitator: Kim Kelleher; Educational Technology Teacher, East Williston UFSD.
Coding teaches logical thinking and problem-solving skills, fosters creativity, and builds confidence; all necessary skills for any 21st -century career. With the advent of maker spaces and STEAM/STREAM initiatives, coding is also becoming a staple in the rapidly changing world of the school library media center. Whether or not you teach coding in your library, come and explore a few popular coding tools such as Tynker and Scratch. Experience how students create stories, games and art, and how the incorporation of an actual robot can energize coding lessons and your library program. We will write our first lines of code together in the hopes that you will lose your “fear of coding” and have fun with this important new skill.
April 22, 2017.
Explore this beautiful and historic library with us on a docent-led tour. Participants will travel to our destination on their own. We will meet in the main lobby of the Library (Fifth Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets) at 11:15 AM, as the tour will begin promptly at 11:30. The NYPL requires a minimum of ten (10) and a maximum of 25 participants for guided tours, so be sure to RSVP early. Optional: lunch afterward, venue TBD. Please note: As the tour lasts one hour, we can offer one hour of PD credit for this day.
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