Library staff from Granite’s 63 elementary schools gathered last week for an end-of-year training meeting. In one of the sessions, each media clerk shared a “must-have” title for students at their library, or a favorite book to read aloud or book talk from the 2017-2018 school year. We’ve compiled these suggestions in the Google doc embedded below. You’ll find many great books to share with young people and enjoy yourself. [Read more…] about Book List: Granite Elementary Library Picks of 2017-2018
For some, the reading of picture books is considered an activity exclusively meant for young children in lower grades. In a recent professional development session for Library Media Educational Technology Specialists in secondary schools, Celia Powell, Cindy Moyle, and Cherie Anderson gave a multitude of reasons to rethink this bias, showing how picture books can be used in junior high and high school classrooms (and even with adults) to engage students and support curriculum in virtually all content areas. [Read more…] about Presentation: Teaching with Picture Books in Secondary Schools
Stephanie Seely, the Library Media Educational Technology Specialist at Granite Connection High School, was recently named the South Salt Lake Rotary Club Teacher of the Year from Granite Connection High School. We congratulate her and thank her for all she does to teach students and support fellow teachers at Granite Connection High.
We are excited to officially publish the Battle of the Books 2018-2019 Book Lists!
2018-2019 Granite Battle of the Books 3rd-4th Grade Book List
2018-2019 Granite Battle of the Books 5th-6th Grade Book List
Upcoming Event: 2018-2019 Informational Meeting
If you are interested in participating in Battle of the Books in the 2018-2019 school year as a school administrator, teacher, media clerk, or PTA member, you are invited to attend this informational meeting. You will be provided with an overview of the program and learn the basics of the competition.
Battle of the Books
2018-2019 Informational Meeting
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Location: Granite Education Center
Administration Building (2-Story), Auditorium C
2500 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
You can view some highlights from our 2018 district competition in this recent blog post: Highlights from Granite’s Battle of the Books 2018 Competition. You can find more resources and information about administering the program by visiting botb.edtech.fun. If you have additional questions, please contact Nikki Gregerson, District Library Media Specialist for Elementary Schools.
26 teams of 5th and 6th grade students from across Granite School District converged on Rosecrest Elementary last Thursday, April 19, for the 2018 Battle of the Books District Competition.
In March 2018, students and staff in Granite School District checked out over 15,000 ebooks and audiobooks from our OverDrive Digital Library. The infographic below reveals the top five schools for the month. [Read more…] about OverDrive Monthly Circulation Competition Winners – March 2018
The Granite School District Battle of of the Books Competition will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Rosecrest Elementary School. [Read more…] about Upcoming Event: Battle of the Books District Competition (Grades 5-6)
The Granite School District Educational Technology Department is partnering with Salt Lake City and Davis School Districts to provide a Library Media Endorsement Program for interested teachers. To become a Library Media Educational Technology Specialist (LMETS), teachers must have either a Master’s in Library Science or a Library Media endorsement.
The program is designed for a cohort of 30 teachers, with 10 teachers from Granite District. The program will take up to 18 months of graduate-level work to complete. Credit will be granted through Valley City State University out of North Dakota. Classes in the endorsement program will be taught at schools determined by the district sponsoring the course. The cost is $50 per credit ($150 per course.)
Interested teachers can apply by sending the application below to Cindy Moyle (email@example.com) by Monday, April 20, 2018.
The Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) is an intensive 2-year professional development program provided to a select group of Granite teachers by the Granite Educational Technology department.
Registration for the 2018-2020 cadre opens April 16, 2018, at 7:00 am. [Read more…] about Registration Opens Soon for Educational Technology Endorsement Program, 2018-2020