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  • 1. The New Yorkers Read Grant Professional Development October 3, 2012 NYC DOE Office of Library Services
  • 2. The Grant: An Overview• Nonfiction centered reading promotion• Geared towards reluctant readers• Reading Ambassadors• Passports for reading journeys in Book Hook Binders
  • 3. If you had the grant last year… What worked for you?
  • 4. What do you need in your technology tool box for New Yorkers Read?• Teachingbooks.net• Historypin• ARKive• DocsTeach / Activity-Creation Tool• Google +
  • 5. Explore Compiled Resources from Teachingbooks.net
  • 6. Provide Historical Context with historypin.com
  • 7. Extend Conversations and Inquiry with Multimedia Resources from ARKive
  • 8. Create Unique Interactive LearningExperiences Using Activity-Creation Tools from DocsTeach
  • 9. Think Out-of-the-Box withOnline Book Clubs using Google +
  • 10. Join the Club!
  • 11. Destiny and theNew Yorkers Read Grant
  • 12. How do I create a category?• Open the “Copy Categories” tab of Library Search, Media Search, or Textbook Search, in the Catalog.• Next to “Add Copy Category” at the top of the page, enter a unique name of up to 30 characters.• If you want this category available to your patrons, clear the “Restricted” check box.• Click .• The copy category appears in the “Copy Categories” list.
  • 13. In “Library Search,” select “Copy Categories”
  • 14. In “Library Copy Category,” type name and save
  • 15. When adding records from vendor,select the “Update” for the “Assign Copy Information”
  • 16. Select the Category created for this import. Remember it must be created before importing.
  • 17. If you already imported your titles you can still “Assign Copy Information to selected titles,” select “Update.” Note: You canchoose an existing category or create a new one, if needed.
  • 18. How do I make reports forCirculations Statistics forCopy Categories?
  • 19. Click on Reports and then, click“Collection Statistics – Historical”
  • 20. In the dropdown menu by “Organized By”, select “Copy Category”
  • 21. If you only want to run by specific category,click “Update” by “Copy Categories”. Also, if you want to run the report by specific date, you’ll need to put in the appropriate date range in “Circulations From/to”. You may also choose to “Show” “Summary Only” or “Title & Copy Details”. Click “Run Report”
  • 22. Select “Copy Category” and click “OK”
  • 23. Visual SearchVisual Search allows you to promote yourGrant collection in an easy and iconic waywith a symbolic image.
  • 24. Customizing Your Own ListClick on Catalog=>Search Setup Main Categories Sub-categories
  • 25. Clicking on the edit button (for the folders) allowsyou to change the visible image that appears and to rename the folder if you would like to change the category. Clicking on the edit button for the eyeglass icons allows you to change the parameters of the materials included in the search.
  • 26. Links for Images Destiny graphics Google(Search for icon and clip art after searching for topic)
  • 27. A Possible Implementation Plan
  • 28. In Preparation for Roll Out• CEP piece• Cabinet meetings with administration• Faculty conference heads up for staff• Weekly calendar messages to create buzz• Lunch and Learns with ELA teachers for input on classroom integration of program• Order forms and memos for ELA teachers
  • 29. The Reading Ambassadors Are Coming … Are You Ready?
  • 30. Cavallaro’s Reading Ambassador Logo Thank you Pam Combis and Carol Caputo!
  • 31. Library Recruitment Visits• Powerpoint: Reading Ambassador – What’s That?• Dewey Decimal Show (thank you Ann Quinlivan)• Dewey Decimal Copy Categories in Destiny• Nonfiction Book Hook sharing• AP Bulletin Boards go up
  • 32. The Ambassadors Arrive• Nomination form for teachers to use• Parent letter• Passport photos, set up and memo• Article: Reading Ambassadors Know Good Books for school paper (Dec. Issue)
  • 33. Teachers Are Reading Ambassadors Too• Recruit staff and publicize in Weekly Calendars and on posters throughout building• Article: Teachers Are Reading Ambassadors Too! for school paper (Feb. issue) and list of teacher favorites in school paper
  • 34. The Reading Ambassador Throw Down
  • 35. Senior R.A. Photo for Yearbook
  • 36. Reading Ambassador Assembly• Flip movies for RA recommendations• Reading Journeys using Moviemaker• Program Design
  • 37. Spring 2010• Recruit family members• Round 2 Student Reading Ambassadors• Publish The Cavallaro Reading Ambassadors Recommend in school paper (March issue)• Bulletin Boards of recommendations• Plan family literacy event• Reading Ambassadors visit feeder schools
  • 38. Nonfiction Book Clubs• What are the elements of successful book clubs?• How are nonfiction book clubs different than those based on fiction?
  • 39. Why Start a Student Book Club?• Encourage lifelong love of reading• Shared passion for reading• Group cohesiveness and support• Independent learning• Shared reading history
  • 40. How to Start a Student Book Club• Choose the members – Target specific students or open to general population? – Spread the word (invitations, posters, meetings) – Keep it small – Work with a partner
  • 41. Meeting Logistics• Scheduling – Before, during or after school? – How often will the group meet? – Blackout dates (holidays, testing, project deadlines)• Lunch or snacks• Pre-read whole book or chapters
  • 42. First Meeting• Name the Book Club• Establish Book Club Guidelines• Read a short piece (article related to the next book topic)
  • 43. Discussions• Discuss a book by summarizing, asking questions, making connections.• If a book is also a movie, suggest they pick a date to watch the movie, then compare and contrast the book to the movie.• Encourage individual students to find a book buddy to read along with.
  • 44. Discussions• There are no right or wrong answers – – Every member has something valuable to contribute – Bring questions but allow for free flow of ideas
  • 45. Chat & ChewEnjoy your lunch while discussing
  • 46. Grant Evaluation & Evidence• How will you evaluate the grant’s success? – Circulation statistics of the titles provided by grant – Statistics on book club participation • How many students? How many meetings? – Anecdotal accounts of effect of books and club on students – Student book hooks or reviews – Pre and post survey on reading attitudes of book club participants and of non-participants
  • 47. Go Forth and Read