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
Julie Baxter, Children’s Librarian
Randall Enos, Youth Services Consultant, RCLS
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 www.sunyorange.edu/directions/middletown
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
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.
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: https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-highland-falls-fort-montgomery-csd-1543, and email email@example.com.
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?
Join Us Saturday, April 30 at 11 AM
“NIGHT AT THE STADIUM” Storytime
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.
COME MEET THE AUTHOR
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 www.PhilBildner.com.
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
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.
Wallkill Central School District
celebrates great authors.
Join us for the
annual and traditional
“Meet the Authors” Dinner
Thursday, April 28, 2016
857 Plains Rd.
Wallkill, New York, 12589
Please see registration form (attached)
Do you feel like this?
Do you want to feel as blissed out as this Chihuahua after a long week?
Then Come to SLMSSENY’s Margarita Mixer!
It’ll cure all ills, including: draggin’ wagon, hunger pangs and ennui!
Come mingle with colleagues while enjoying a delicious Mexican meal that you don’t have to prepare yourself.
Where: Maya Café & Cantina, 448 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 896-4042,http://www.mayacafecantina.com.
When: Friday, October 9th, 3 pm-ish, or right after Fall Into Books (which is taking place at the Ramada Inn just north of Maya Café, on the same side of Route 9.) You don’t have to go to FIB to attend the mixer.
Cost: Pay your own way.
This is a social event for the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York’s (SLMSSENY’s) members, and non-members alike, all are welcome!
RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. RSVP to Livia Sabourin at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!