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Educator Lab: High School to College Transition - June 26-28, 2018

posted Apr 25, 2018, 3:39 PM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Apr 25, 2018, 3:41 PM ]

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SUNY Orange ALA Notables Banquet - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

posted Mar 21, 2017, 4:04 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 4:04 PM ]

2017 ALA Notable

Children’s Books Banquet

(Books from 2016 for children up to age 14)

An evening of books, song, food and fun sponsored by

SUNY Orange Education Department

Presented by

Julie Baxter, Children’s Librarian

Randall Enos, Youth Services Consultant, RCLS

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Date:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Presentation begins promptly at 4:30)

Place: SUNY Orange Rowley Center for Science and Engineering Room 010*   

Cost: $15.00 (includes dinner)

Registration: Must be received by April 27, 2017. All participants must pay in full prior to the event.

* Maps and directions can be found at


2017 ALA Notable Children’s Books Banquet Registration

Name _____________________________________ Phone ____________________________

Address (for certificate) _________________________________________________________


Email ____________________________________ Affiliation ___________________________

Mail check, made payable to Orange County Community College, and completed form to:

Jennifer Mirecki, Education Department, SUNY Orange

115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940

Bus to Buffalo!

posted Mar 2, 2017, 7:33 AM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 7:33 AM ]

Return Time: The bus will depart Buffalo at 2PM on Saturday, with an expected arrival time in Palisades of 10PM
Please arrive for pick up at least 15 minutes early to avoid delays.

ET4ALL Conference - Workshop Proposals sought!

posted Feb 28, 2017, 6:30 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:30 PM ]

Screenagers Screening and CTLE Hours

posted Feb 28, 2017, 5:59 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 5:59 PM ]

Screenagers Movie Screening - March 14, 2017

Monroe Woodbury High School, Monroe Woodbury, NY
Cost: $5.00 for movie 
CTLE modules are FREE to any librarian in our 7 counties

Professional Development Opportunity Sponsored by School Library Medial Specialists of Southeastern NY
This is open to teachers, technology coaches, and librarians in the following counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester 

Workshop for CTLE Hours

Dr. Andrea Tejedor will facilitate a 15-hour workshop exploring Screenagers and Digital Literacy. Participants will attend the screening at the Monroe-Woodbury High School at 7:00 p.m. on March 14, 2017. This will be followed by 3 online modules that will explore how to create the balance described in the documentary while still leveraging the technologies to empower student learning by examining the following questions: 

1. Do digital natives need digital literacy?

2. What is internet safety?

3. How is digital literacy connected to creativity?

4. How do we define digital rights?

The cost of attending the screening and workshop is $5. (Dates of Workshop: March 14 – April 11. Blended Format: Attend screening of documentary on 3/14/17 and complete discussions and assignments online.) If you are interested in participating in the workshop register for the screening at:, and email

Screenagers & Digital Literacy

Screenagers is a documentary about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them find balance. Since it premiered earlier this year the movie has been sweeping the country screening 2000 times to audiences filled with hundreds of parents and kids. It has been shown in almost every state and 15 countries — including 4 times in Saudi Arabia earlier this month. Screenagers is only being screened in community settings like schools, churches, synagogues, community groups and companies. Tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk have all hosted employee screenings. Schools tell the filmmakers about how this movie is drawing out huge audiences of parents like nothing they’ve ever experienced. 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Dr. Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore the struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. 

Screenagers emerged directly from a chapter in Dr. Ruston's own life. She was facing a challenge that caught her off-guard — raising teenagers whose attention was increasingly consumed by screen-based activities. With a 14-year-old son who loved video gaming and a 12-year-old daughter who was lobbying hard for her own smart phone, she encountered frequent battles on both fronts. She would work on being tolerant, then suddenly lose her patience, and then feel guilty for getting mad. 

She saw how school administrations were becoming more lenient about phones in classrooms even though many teachers were exasperated trying to police phones. She also saw that there was a real lack of digital citizenship being talked in classrooms. At her daughter’s middle school, the digital citizenship “curriculum” consisted of a single assembly by a police officer who scared the kids about stranger danger and then went on to blame the students for cyberbullying. Science has shown that scare tactics do not effectively influence children’s behavior. 

As a physician, she became increasingly anxious to know how the tech world affects children’s development. She started finding new research on the impact of video gaming and social media on self- esteem, empathy, social skill development, academics and brain development. As a mom, she wanted to examine how we can better manage screen time in our homes and schools. What does science teach us about teaching self-control? How can we best encourage youth to find their own ways to achieve balance? What limits and rules are reasonable and how do we implement them? 

Phil Bildner at BN Newburgh April 30

posted Apr 28, 2016, 2:11 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Jul 26, 2016, 9:10 AM ]

Join Us Saturday, April 30 at 11 AM


A baseball stadium comes to life in this magical picture book written byPhil Bildner and illustrated by Tom Booth from the publishing imprint of legendary sports icon and role model DEREK JETER. Join us for Storytime and fun lead by Phil Bildner, the author of “Night at the Stadium” (9781481426558). Storytime, activities and signing, Saturday, April 30 at 11 AM, ages 4 and up, at Barnes & Noble Newburgh.



Barnes & Noble Newburgh

1245 Rt. 300, Newburgh, NY 12550

About the Author

Phil Bildner is a former New York City public school teacher who lives in Newburgh. He spends much of his year visiting schools and libraries around the country and world. He is the author of over twenty books including the “Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy,” “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” and “Unforgettable Season:  Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-Setting Summer of 1941” Along with Loren Long, he is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling “Sluggers” series. Come meet him at11 AM on Saturday, 4/30 and visit him online at

High school to college transition - Hosted by SENYLRC - May 16

posted Apr 28, 2016, 2:02 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Apr 28, 2016, 2:11 PM ]

Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: SENYLRC
Convener: Rebecca Gerald, Dutchess County BOCES SLS

We invite you to join us for our brand new SIG - High School to College Transition, a group focused on letting high school and college librarians share their experiences with each other. The goal of this group is to help high school librarians prepare students for college, and for academic librarians to gain a better idea of where students are coming from and how they can help.

MakerSpace Boot Camp - July 6-8

posted Apr 28, 2016, 2:00 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Apr 28, 2016, 2:01 PM ]

Wallkill CSD Meet the Authors Dinner - April 28

posted Apr 1, 2016, 7:16 AM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Apr 1, 2016, 7:16 AM ]

Wallkill Central School District

celebrates great authors.

Join us for the

annual and traditional

“Meet the Authors” Dinner

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Nu-Cavu Restaurant

857 Plains Rd.

Wallkill, New York, 12589


Please see registration form (attached)

Chappaqua Children's Book Festival - Oct 3

posted Sep 30, 2015, 11:06 AM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 11:06 AM by Slmsseny Technology ]

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