Check-it Out Sept 2020

Dallas isd lms nEWSLetter

Is designed to share innovative practices, great things happening in our libraries, and to recognize the excellent work you are doing for our students.

Dynamic Librarians...

Provides a conducive & safe environment

models & promotes self-curation

Models & supports collaboration

provides opportunities for learners to express & advocate diverse perspectives

engenders inclusiveness & diversity

Models & facilitates innovative thinking for problem solving


MakerSpace Face-to-Face and At-Home

Cultivates learners to build on prior knowledge & apply critical analysis of information

supports, supplements, and elevates learners' literacies including digital citizenship & ethical behavior

Designs Instruction for a Range of Learners

DOWNLOAD Application The Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars program is a hands-on literacy initiative that sends nationally recognized authors into Title I schools in Texas to inspire young readers with dynamic presentations and send them home with the most empowering experience of all – owning their very own book. The Texas Book Festival funds and coordinates the author visits and donates the books to the children as well as a set of books to each school’s library. Application due Sept. 25, 2020.

To do list:

  • Have a virtual presence - read Website Review to Start the Year part 1 & 2 for ideas
  • Read district's Distance Learning Toolkit
  • Share your coaching schedule with your principal
  • Work on your book order
  • Offer to help and provide solutions to your administration
  • REMINDER: All campus library websites will be linked to LMS webpage soon
  • THANK YOU, for providing book concierge service to our students!
  • Take a deep breath and SMILE!

DASL is a nonprofit organization which supports Dallas ISD and Dallas-area school librarians. Connect with us on Facebook at fb.com/groups/DallasAssocationofSchoolLibrarians

DASL offers monthly professional development and networking opportunities with CPE credit hours!

Created By
Tabatha Sustaita-Robb


Created with images by freestocks - "untitled image" • Unknown - "Free photo: Red, Apple, Apples, Fruit, Vitamins - Free ..." - "Glitches, busy signals punctuated the first day of virtual school for Dallas ISD" (Leisa Booker) photo by Corbett Smith for The Dallas Morning News - Aug. 6, 2020 OW Holmes Library tweet of NTTBF Virtual Author Panel -June 9, 2020 Leesonia Rutledge tweet of handwashing & germs makerspace - April 9, 2020 Valerie Solis tweet of World Book Kids virtual puzzle - April 7, 2020 Fabiola Fernandez tweet of at-home learning with Storylineonline & Peter Rabbit craft - Oct. 31, 2019 LaShonda Roberson tweet of prototype wallets & design thinking - April 29, 2020 Maria Moreno Library tweet of connected makerspace project with bee habitat study - Students on computers at Booker T. Washington and Pinkston HS Libraries photos by Tabatha Sustaita-Robb - Texas Book Festival Reading Rock Stars graphic image -June 23, 2020 Peabody Elementary Library tweet of How can I help? Bitmoji.com - ALA I Love My Librarian Award! 2020 graphic image - Dallas Association of School Librarians graphic image