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CESA 10 IMC Media Message

May, 2012


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Jan Adams
CESA 10, Director of Media Services




Professional Development & Events
Best Wishes to Our Retirees
Laptops Replacing Lectures
Internet Safety Curriculum Resources
What Does Your Mobile Device Replace?
You Have to Have the Right App-itude
Topics for 2012/2013
Big Rivers Library Consortium
E-Book Services from CESA 10
Want to Know More? Schedule a Visit!
Van Service
Summer School Starts Soon

Young Adult Novel Published by Local School Librarian
Resource Roundup


 Professional Development & Events

 25th Annual CRAY ACADEMY 2012
July 30-August 2

Sign up for a session, today!

Note: CESA 10 is moving to a MyQuickReg professional development registration portal which requires you to create a new account. Please go to MyQuickReg to begin the process.

Best Wishes to Our Retirees Image File

The following school librarians will be retiring at the end of the school year. If you will also be retiring and would like to share your name, please contact me.

Donna Albarado - Cadott
Deb Peterson - Chippewa Falls
Kathleen Grambort - Abbotsford

Enjoy your summers, falls, winters & springs off!

DPI is rolling out a new data reporting tool WiseDash, created by VersiFit. It will provide promote data-driven decision-making to better student outcomes, improve instruction, reward top educators, and improve school district financial condition.


Laptops Replacing Lectures
A recent article discusses how Waukesha STEM Academy students are utilizing laptops to augment learning. Read the full article.

"New technologies offer promising opportunities for schools to move away from the factory-style instruction model to one where learning plans are customized for each student - something already common in special education but largely absent from the mainstream. Coined "personalized learning," the approach is being tested with specific populations of students in many area schools and implemented with all students in places such as Waukesha's STEM Academy. In some schools, personalized learning aligns with a blended learning approach that mixes face-to-face teaching with online instruction...." by Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel, 5/28/2012

View some of the reader comments. What do you think?


Internet Safety Curriculum Resources

If you are refreshing your Internet safety curriculum this summer, here are some useful resources.


BrainPop  (free) as a couple of movies for students.

Digital Etiquette http://www.brainpop.com/technology/computersandinternet/digitaletiquette/

Cyberbullying http://www.brainpop.com/technology/computersandinternet/cyberbullying/


For Students, K-3

Bullying  http://www.brainpopjr.com/health/relationships/bullying/

Internet Safety http://www.brainpopjr.com/artsandtechnology/technology/internetsafety/


Common Sense Media (free) http://commonsensemedia.org/educators focuses on providing parents with media & book reviews and materials they can use to teach their children about safe and responsible online behavior. However, there are also resources for educators, including a digital literacy and citizenship curriculum for K-8 that addresses cyberbullying. CyberSmart materials are now available through this site.


Netsmartz (free) http://www.netsmartz.org/Educators links to a number of interactive resources published b y National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. Included videos, e-books, presentations, flyers and games for elementary, middle school and high school. There are also online safety education kits for elementary and middle school students.


Web Wise Kids (free & fee) http://webwisekids.org/classroom-resources-teacher.html provides teaching resource to help elementary students safely navigate the world online. There is also link to YouTube videos on internet safety and bullying.

iSafe http://www.isafe.org (fee) curriculum and readings, including a law enforcement section that lists community resources. Online training modules at isafe.org can bring teachers current. 

Media Awareness Network (free)  http://www.media awareness.ca/english/teachers/index.cfm Canadian site that offers resources to teach online safety and responsible Internet use. The site includes interactive games, professional development and a lesson library organized by topic and grade band.

MySecureCyberspace (free) https://www.mysecurecyberspace.com/ Carnegie Mellon University creates and distributes internet safety advice to faculty, teachers, and students in K-12 schools and on college campuses. The site includes activities, interactive games and teacher and student resources.

Illinois Internet Safety Modules (free) http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/children/internet.html contains age appropriate training modules covering online exploitation, sexting, cyberbullying, and piracy. The modules are divided into three grade level groupings: grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. A webinar walks through each grade band module to describe the information covered and how these resources can be used to teach safe cyber behavior.

What Does Your Mobile Device Replace?
Can your students think of anything else their mobile device replaces? http://www.makeuseof.com/tech-fun/gadgets-2000-vs-gadgets-2012/


You Have to Have the Right App-itude
Have you been asked to organize and publicize recommended apps for your teachers and students? If so, what are you doing and how are you doing it? I will share any responses received.

Topics for 2012/2013
What types of professional development would you like to see next year? I have a few things in the hopper, but would like to hear your suggestions.


Image FileBig Rivers Library Consortium
Summer is a great time to schedule your move to Destiny. So, if your current automation system makes you feel like you are up a creek without a paddle consider joining our Big Rivers Library Consortium. Contact
me if you would like more information. As a member of the consortium you are eligible to receive a discount on Destiny modules.

E-Book Services from CESA 10
Looking for another source of e-books for instruction and professional development? Check out Freading and FollettShelf.  For more information go to the
CESA 10 IMC homepage and click on the appropriate link. There are also video demonstrations to help you become familiar with the products. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Want to Know More? Schedule a Visit!
The Summer is the perfect time to visit the IMC and see the resources that we have available. We will work with you to incorporate IMC or online resources into your curriculum.

ln addtion, pease contact me to schedule a consultation & IMC demonstration for you or school staff, new hires or a department (special education, social studies, middle school, etc.). I welcome the opportunity to work with educators at your site, via DL or here at the IMC.  


Van Service

Image FileThe van service will run through the month of June, be off in July, and resume the first week in August. Check the 2011/2012 calendar.

Summer School Starts Soon
Summer School is just around the corner and if your teachers would like to order materials or need suggestions, please have them contact us as soon as possible. 


Young Adult Novel Published by Local School Librarian
Caroline Akervik, Eau Claire media specialist, has just published a young adult book, “A Horse Named Viking”.

The story is about a black colt that has a coarse face and a mean curl to his nostrils, but he is beautifully proportioned with magnificent gates. With his teeth and thick weapon of a tail, Viking brutalizes everyone who handles him and humiliates the best trainers in the world until Anne O’Neil from the United States tries him.

The first time she rides him, she declares that she will not buy him if he was the last apple in the barrel. The second time, she rides him with a different philosophy, as if he is as sensitive as one of her thoroughbreds, and she is amazed by the results. Kindness and sugar turn out to be the keys to Viking’s heart. Viking and Anne become rising stars until a cruel and brutal trainer seeks to crush his spirit.

A Horse Named Viking follows the life journey of an incredible, unforgettable horse.

Web site address: www.fireandiceya.com

Blog: http://carolineakervik.blogspot.com/


Resource Roundup

616.85 MAR
Apraxia uncovered: seven stages of phoneme development
1 book -- 3 CD-Roms

Apraxia Uncovered is a comprehensive guide for developing speech sounds in children with apraxia and other severe expressive speech disorders. Teach children to become intelligible through seven practical stages of therapy (see below). Learn how to help them produce better sounds, syllables, words, phrases, and connected speech. In this 164-page book and 4-hour audio CD, Pam Marshalla integrates her insights on oral-motor, articulation, phonology, and infant vocal development into a comprehensive developmental plan. Based on more than thirty years of clinical research, this treatment approach is applicable for children of all ages who display apraxia, dysarthria, or severe phonological disorders. Read the book, listen to the seminar, or do both. Grades: Adult. Marshalla Speech and Language, Mill Creek, WA, c2005

346.7 CRE
Copyright law for librarians and educators: creative strategies and practical solutions

The copyright path : changing needs and copyright solutions -- The scope of protectable works -- Works without copyright protection -- Duration and formalities : how long do copyrights last? -- Who owns the copyright? -- The rights of copyright owners -- Exceptions to the rights of owners -- Fair use : getting started -- Fair use : understanding the four factors -- Getting comfortable with fair use : applying the four factors -- The meaning of fair use guidelines -- Distance education and the TEACH Act -- Libraries and the special provisions of Section 108 -- Responsibilities, liabilities, and doing the right thing -- Music and copyright -- Anticircumvention and the DMCA -- Copyright, archives, and unpublished materials -- Permission from copyright owners.

The advancement of innovative education, librarianship, and scholarship has become increasingly entangled with copyright law. Research and education seem to be routinely reinvented with the creation of new software and technological devices. Private agreements are becoming a dominant force on the shape of legal rights and responsibilities. Grades: Adult. American Library Association, Chicago, 2012


641.3 CUR

Join Joel as learns about the variety of cheeses Wisconsin has to offer. Hold your breath as he makes his way through the only Limburger factory in the U.S, samples the creamy taste of gruyere, and crumbles feta cheese. Grades: 3-7. Curiosity Quest, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., c2010


641.347 CUR
Curiosity quest: cranberries

Join Joel as he visits a cranberry bog in Wisconsin to learn how cranberries are harvested. Watch as Joel encounters the cold Wisconsin weather and wades through the flooded cranberry fields to help. Grades: 3-7. Curiosity Quest, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., c2010


641.3 CUR
Curiosity quest: Crave Bros. Cheese

Join Joel as he visits the Crave Brothers Cheese Farmstead in Wisconsin to learn how milk becomes cheese. Watch as Joel becomes a “master cheese maker” and creates his very own “Curiosity Quest” cheese. Grades: 3-7. Curiosity Quest, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., c2010


307 CUR
Curiosity quest: fire fighter training
Join Joel on this quest as he learns what it takes to become a fire fighter. Watch as he carries a water hose, runs into a burning building, and puts out a fire. Grades: 3-7. Curiosity Quest, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., c2010


636.73 CUR
Curiosity quest: guide dogs
Did you know, there are more than 1,000 families raising guide dog puppies throughout the Western states of the USA? Join Joel on this amazing quest as he learns what it is like to depend on a guide dog. Grades: 3-7. Curiosity Quest, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., c2010


372.4 BUE
Developing readers in the academic disciplines
Mentoring students in disciplinary literacy -- Teaching comprehension with complex texts -- Teaching to the match: bridging academic knowledge gaps -- Frontloading instruction that activates and builds academic knowledge -- Building inquiring minds around disciplinary texts -- Instructional practices for working complex texts -- Customizing literacy practices.

Writing with the U.S. Common Core State Standards in mind, Doug shows teachers in all subjects-not just the language arts-how to help students meet literacy expectations. You also get instructional practices to help your students ''work'' complex texts, as well as helpful information for customizing literacy practices to meet the demands of your discipline. Grades: 7-12. International Reading Association, Newark, DE, c2011. 


371.394 ADA
Differentiation that really works, grades 6-12: math

Provides time-saving tips and strategies from real teachers who teach math in grades 6–12. These teachers not only developed the materials and used them in their own classes, but they also provided useful feedback and comments about the activities. The strategies included in the book are tiered lessons, cubing, graphic organizers, exit cards, learning contracts, and choice boards. Every strategy includes directions and offers opportunities for differentiation. Grades: Adult. Prufrock Press, Waco, Texas, c2012


507.12 FUR
Formative assessment for secondary science teachers
Research has shown that when teachers use formative assessments effectively, they have a clearer understanding of what students know and are better able to design instruction that meets learners’ needs. This practical guide shows teachers how to create and implement formative assessments in their middle and high school science classrooms. Grounded in extensive and solid research, this guide covers all science content areas—physics/physical science, life science/biology, earth and space science, and chemistry—as well as five types of formative assessments: big idea questions, concept maps, evidence-to-explanation, predict-observe-explain, and multiple choice. Grades: Adult. Corwin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., c2009.


Growing pumpkins
1 big book -- 1 guide -- 6 student books -- 8 activity cards -- 1 audiocassette.
Takes children on a journey to a farm, where they'll follow the cycle of a pumpkin field from harvest time to planting time to harvest time again. . Grades: PreK-2. Newbridge, New York, NY, c1994


MMOD 616.85 MAR
Marshalla oral sensorimotor test: MOST
Examiner's manual -- test easel -- record forms -- case history forms -- mirror -- clipboard -- oral-motor supplies (toothettes, rapper snappers, whizzers, kazoos, storage bags
A comprehensive and quick assessment designed to put a numerical value on oral movement, oral-tactile sensitivity, facial and oral tone, as well as basic respiration, phonation, and resonation skills. The MOST is the first exam to allow speech-language pathologists an opportunity to place a numerical value on the oral exam. The MOST identifies jaw, lip, and tongue movement problems. It is optimal for children with concomitant feeding difficulties, neurological deficits, developmental disorders, and sensory processing disorders. It is appropriate for children four years and older. Grades: PreK-12. Super Duper, Greenville, SC, c2007

MMOD 371.9 WII
Wiig assessment of basic concepts: WABC

Examiner's Manual -- Level 1 and Level 2 storybooks -- Level 1 and Level 2 record forms -- Clipboard -- Puppy Bank reinforcer with 30 Doggy Dog tokens
The Wiig Assessment of Basic Concepts (WABC) is a unique, norm-referenced assessment that evaluates a child's understanding and use of basic concepts. Use the WABC to create focused IEPs and intervention plans, thoroughly assess basic concepts, identify children in preschool and kindergarten who need "extra help" with basic concepts, distinguish deficits in using basic concepts from deficits in understanding them and further distinguish an inability to understand basic concept terms from deficits in auditory processing (following directions). The WABC contains two age-level tests. Level 1 – A Day at the Zoo is for preschool children ages 2;6 to 5;11 years, and Level 2 – A Day at the Park is for children in kindergarten and early elementary grades ages 5;0 to 7;11 years. For a more complete picture of strengths and weaknesses, you may administer BOTH levels to children between 5;0 and 5;11 years.Ages: 2.6-7.11. Super Duper, Greenville, SC, c2004



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