I See You!
by DeNeene Henderson
New ways to do everything we did before continue to develop. The past few weeks have presented us with unprecedented challenges. We have also been given new opportunities to learn and extend our library practice! It's always exciting to walk into face-to-face PD and see co-workers, past co-workers and friends. I have experienced that same elation weekly as I take PD classes online and see many of you there! Whether it was the Wonder Workshop Summit, a Leslie Fisher webinar, Microsoft Innovative Educator Certification training, or virtual TLA, you have shown up and participated with distinction! If you earn certificates, remember to upload them into Cornerstone under ‘External Training’. If you want to join us, search vendor websites, look closely at training opportunity emails and tweets, visit the Region X website, and ask other librarians. I look forward to seeing the positive impact on lesson design and student learning that these opportunities will spark. See you soon - in another virtual class!
CONGRATULATIONS to Reinhardt Elementary Librarian, Caricia Zepeda, for being awarded the Keep Kids Learning Program grant supported by the Neukom Family Foundation. She received $1,000 from Walmart to purchase books, supplies, and other materials. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Supports, supplements, and elevates learners' literacies.
Maricela Verastiqui, Hotchkiss Elementary Librarian, inspired other librarians to create choice boards after she shared her Earth Day choice board with the department. She had a variety of different activities to appeal to different interests. Maricela also shared the blog post by Shannon McClintock Miller that she used to create her choice board. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Designs instruction for a range of learners and models & supports collaboration.
CONGRATULATIONS to Harllee ECC Librarian, Michelle Touchet, who was selected to participate in TLA's TALL Texan program. This is a wonderful opportunity for Michelle to learn and grow not only as a librarian but a leader. She will be a great asset to Dallas ISD librarians. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Models & supports collaboration, supplements, and elevates learners' literacies including ethical behavior.
Alicia Grijalva, Chapel Hill Prep. School Librarian, created a weekly Positive Things newsletter for adults during our at-home work situation. The newsletter offers three short positive escapes from our new daily routine. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Provides a conducive & safe virtual learning environment.
Sergio Arzac, McShan Elem. Librarian, has provided impromptu training on using the green screen for storytime and announcements with fellow librarians. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Provides a conducive & safe virtual learning environment and models & supports collaboration.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jordan Elementary Librarian, Lynn De Ford, for having her Donor's Choose selected so she can purchase 2x2 books. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Supports, supplements, and elevates learners' literacies.
Working from Home
Providing Access due to Covid-19
Still Providing Information Just in a Different Format
Not Your Same Old Storytime
Learning & Trying New Tech Tools
Created with images by Gábor Juhász - "tulip-bouquet-vienna" • Sergey Shmidt - "California blooming like crazy after months of non-stop rains. Even deserts are covered with juicy bright flowers. The photo was made on Diamond Valley Lake a few days ago." • Hermes Rivera - "untitled image" • e - "untitled image"