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    This is a forum for teacher-librarians to share educational ideas, findings, successes, and concerns relating to programing in school libraries from K-12.

    Up coming events:

    SSLA 2008 - 2009 Learning events online

    The Saskatchewan School Library Association proudly presents THREE online learning events facilitated by Sharon Grimes. The distinguished author presents Reading Is Our Business.
    Teacher-librarians are ideally poised to cultivate literacy by helping children think about and find meaning and understanding in what they are reading. Discover how to help children think deeply and create connections to read material!

    Dates

    The three virtual learning events are from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm on the following dates:
    • October 14, 2008
    • January 12, 2009
    • March 2, 2009

    Registration information can be found at the SSLA web page
    http://www.ssla.ca/learningevents_ssla.htm

    Summary of Sessions

    October 14, 2008

    Title of Session: Reading is Our Business: How Teacher Librarians Can Teach Connecting, Questioning, and Visualizing
    Session Summary: After a brief review of current research on the efficacy of teaching comprehension strategies to students of all ages and an update of what has been happening with comprehension strategy instruction in Baltimore County Public Schools since the publication of Reading is Our Business, I will model and share resources on how to teach connecting, questioning, and visualizing to K-12 students using wordless picture books, picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and online digital resources. I will also model the use of Web 2.0 tools to engage students in transforming reading into a "full contact" process.

    January 12, 2009

    Title of Session: Model Lessons on Teaching Determining Importance, Predicting, and Inferring
    Session Summary: Participants will have the opportunity to watch as I teach a model lesson on predicting and inferring to a first grade class and observe as I co-teach with another library media specialist how to teach determining importance to a fourth grade class. Participants will be provided with a viewing guide to help scaffold their learning. A lively question and answer session will follow the model lessons where successes and problems with implementing CSI in their libraries will be discussed.

    March 2, 2009

    Title of Session: Reading Is Our Business: How to Teach Students to Analyze and Synthesize
    Session Summary: I will model and share resources on how to teach analyzing and synthesizing to K-12 students using wordless picture books, picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and online digital resources. I will also model the use of Web 2.0 tools to engage students in transforming reading into a "full contact" process. Collaborative conversations, critical thinking, and higher order questioning is the heart of this session. Learn how to take your proficient students even higher and discuss next steps to help your learning grow.



    Professional Development Opportunity

    cardcatalog_small.jpgSSLA was pleased to offer a FREE online professional development opportunity in the fall of 2007 entitled **Meet The Stars**.

    Facilitated by Donna DesRoches and Carlene Walter, this professional development opportunity was designed to enhance skills in the areas of literacy and information and communication technologies.

    Keep posted for upcoming workshops in the future.
    Please email Carlene Walter at carlenewalter@gmail.com
    For more information, visit **Meet The Stars**.


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