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Returning Staff

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New Staff Training:  Second Year

August 23, 2016  12:30-2:00pm


Attitude Determines Altitude - Fly High!


Do Now:  Reflecting on your first year at South Brunswick:


               Was there a library resource or program that you wanted to try but did not have the time?


               Would you like to share with us a library resource or program that you found helpful?




Explore School Resources:


Databases:  http://www.sbschools.org/schools/xrds/mediacenter/teacher_resources/databases.php 

     See handouts for passwords

     Focus on Learn360 NEW!

                    EBSCOhost  Try Explora, Points of View, Novelist

                    BrainPOP for Educators


Alexandria Researcher: NEW!  Access from Classroom or Home for North   or  South


MLA 8:  NEW!


Crossroads Wikis:  North South


Did you get a chance to explore these last year?

      ASCD Professional Ebook Collection



Incorporate Technology




Download free eBooks and Audiobooks



The Guttenberg Project



Ethical Use:

Model ethical use for students by citing sources of all information, including images in all your teaching materials!

Assign Creative Commons licenses to your works to clearly state how your work is to be used.

Use MLA 8 Format when citing sources. NEW!

Check out this Infographic:  Can I Use This Picture


Explore the Core + PARCC Resources

Common Core Standards Initiative


Great Common Core Nonfiction


PARCC Homepage


Understand to Score explains the PARCC Score Report


Kathy Schrock's Common Core Rubrics


FAQs about the Common Core Standards


Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards



Explore the District Sites:

Staff Portal


PD Express




Follow these 'Innovators':

Vicki Davis:  Cool Cat Teacher Blog

FreeTech4Teachers by Richard Byrne

Kevin Jarrett Technology, Engineering and Design

Larry Ferlazzo: Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

Steve W. Anderson: Web 2.0 Connected Classroom


Use Twitter 

How to Write the Perfect Twitter Post

The Art of Writing Great Twitter Headlines


Kathy Schrock's Guide to Twitter



A Few More Teacher Resources

AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2016


AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning 2016



Events in the Library:

Brownies and Books:  Date TBA

     View the new books and resources we've gathered for you and enjoy a sweet treat! The official opening to the library for staff.

Summer Reading: 

     A school-wide event shared by all staff and students.  Visit the middle school summer reading project of the school website for more information.

Library Orientations

    Students will receive Library Orientation.

One Book Crossroads/South Brunswick Reads

     Last Year was Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead / Crossroads selection was Tesla's Attic by  Eric Eflman and Neal Shusterman

Author Visit          

     SPRING 2017 TBD  Our author last year was Mitali Perkins.  Past authors include:  Todd Strasser, Neal Shusterman, Roland Smith, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Chris Grabenstein, Doug Florian, Marc Aronson and Paul Janeczko.  Stay tuned for the announcement of this year's author.

Staff Book Group:  North / South

Scholastic Book Fair

      Sponsored by the PTO, the book fair runs during the weeks of Fall and Spring Conferences.  Look for the Teachers' Wish List.


SB Schools Resources:

Crossroads Library websitehttp://www.sbschools.org/schools/xrds/mediacenter/index.php

Databases:  http://www.sbschools.org/schools/xrds/mediacenter/teacher_resources/databases.php

     See handouts for passwords

Crossroads Wikis:  North  /  South

     Explore some of the tools used in these wikis: AnimotoGlogsterGoogle Custom SearchiMovie  MeeboTwitter  VoiceThread,VokiWordle,

Valuable PD Resources Searchable by Subject, e.g. Self Regulation
     ASCD Professional Ebook Collection 

PD Express: Professional Development Course Offerings, Documents for Wikis, AUP, etc, Flex Plans and more!


  • User Name: 4 digit ID Number plus 2 leading zeros  Password:Last 4 digits of Social Security Number 

South Brunswick Staff Portal:  Resources for staff, for example, curriculum guides, observation forms, technology instructions and more!


  • User Name: 4 digit ID Number plus 2 leading zeros  Password:Last 4 digits of Social Security Number 


New Teacher Resources

August New Teacher Survival Guide from Scholastic


Resources Toolkit for New Teachers


Five Beginning Teachers: 10 Great Tips


New Teachers Lesson and Curriculum Planning


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