Culture of Thinking and Learning
Instructional collaboration partnerships with 43 teachers this year!
- nonfiction text alignment
- systemic approach to research
- development of resource portals (Libguides)
- integrated technology/web 2.0 tools
- access to relevant literature
- differentiated resources
- rigorous vocabulary
- leveled texts
- project-based learnig
- genre exploration
Provided general support, resources, outreach to all staff.
Organization, Rules, and Procedures
Our schedule that supported teaching and learning through:
- scheduling and overall mgmnt of 4 wireless laptop carts
- flexible use of time/facility
- learning commons model
- student leadership
- support all testing initiatives
- diverse print collection
- graphic novel room
- special events
- grant writing
- nonfiction resources
- Author visit & Holocaust Gallery
- Silent Read Festivals
- Author webinars
- "OWL LADY" to align with Hoot
- Leadership training at Orenda Springs
- integration of the arts and theatre
- bi-weekly publication of InSTALLations--staff newsletter
- outreach through Twitter, Facebook
New journeys ahead!
Picture from our HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE GALLERY
MOVING & SHAKING to a Greener Greater Grove!
READING MATTERS--students develop the collection!
Beyond the WALLS of the Library...we explore!
Year at a Glance (annual data)
Data below reflects the instruction, services, and transactions.
NOTE: Individual--drop in visits; Classes--with academic teacher/librarian
Celebrating power and impact of READING
Enjoyment and Engagement
We facilitate numerous activities/events to be held in/through the library
- Talent Cafes
- BOOKAPALOOZA--community book read
- Partnered with United Way to collect 20 boxes of new(ish) books for kids
- Collected $116 for the CNYSPCA
- Collected $140 for Old Newsboys Fund
- ROCKSTAR events (3 marking periods for grades 6-8 students with 95+ average)
- SOUP-er BOWL buffett for staff and raised over $100 & 4 cases of food for local pantry
- Garden club
- Random Acts of Kindess team
- Guest Author events(Marion Blumenthal--Holocaust Survivor)
- Karaoke events
Positive Relationships/Community Building
This event aligned with National Digital Learning day and was planned by students (iStaff) and for students/staff. Held over 2 days, we engaged over 400 participants in an exploration of games, gaming, makerspaces, and creation.
Professional Practice (Leadership)
SKowalski is a member of School Improvement Team, PBIS, DIstrict Technology Team, and ESMUT; is also actively involved as a leader, presenter, committee chair, task force member, and writer in areas below:
Keynote Presentation at Jefferson Lewis School Library System (Administrative Breakfast)
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Pine Grove MS Library (ESM School District)
Student Leadership (iStaff)
- inquiring minds
123 students involved this year!
- daily projects/deliveries
- classroom support
- technology assistance
- created multimedia productions
- Attended Legislative Day in Albany
- Presented at the NYLA-SSL conference
- assisted with the moving/packing
- coordinated Techstravaganza
- helped with grant writing
- book displays
- collection development
- customer relations
- Bookapalooza leadership
We will continue to integrate the PG Library program in all 6 of our temporary locations with a program that is:
Be ready--we are ON THE MOVE!