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Text Types must go beyond the “Shifts” which suggest more non-fiction, and instead embrace the actual standards which direct student activity within the text. While our “first steps” at increasing a balance of literary and informational text may seem satisfactory, we need to understand the range of text types and how they align within the standards themselves. Access to a variety of texts is a key barrier for many schools and classrooms.
Presenter Kevin Baird of the Center for College and Career Readiness takes his audience on a tour of texts suggested by the Common Core State Standards – several of which were surprising! Mr. Baird explored low-cost to no-cost methods of overcoming this barrier while meeting the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Participants learned the types of texts required, how to think about application of the text types for a variety of classroom situations, and how to specifically align using a variety of tools and resources including Destiny Library Manager and Follett Shelf.
Comic books and graphic novels have long been thought of as entertainment, but they can also be excellent learning tools. Katie Monnin and Nader Quamari explore how to use graphic novels in the classroom.
Learning Services will share new and creative ways to promote access to library resources with Destiny Discover, as well as see options for taking it a step further with single sign-on access.
Lisa Duran will demonstrate how easy it is to customize the Destiny home page to highlight school information, post pictures of school or library events, and provide links to helpful resources.
Pull up a seat at the table and join our team as they discuss our Curriculum Alignment services, see how they make decisions and the impact it has on schools.
Learn to use technology as an interactive learning tool.
Get the lowdown on a very strong curriculum and budget strategy in education.
Engage in deeper understanding of what "Depth of Knowledge" means and looks like, as well as specific strategies for success.
Get an overview of CCSS for reading literature and writing narrative texts for grades K to 8, and much more.
Hear how the 2014 Follett Challenge winners bring innovation to school.
Hear about fruitful partnerships, engaging programming, and creative strategies to get kids reading.