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Friday, February 7, 2014

A Year in the Life........

Follett is now hosting the NVSLC blog,   A Year in the Life...!  Learn how our gifted bloggers manage to provide services and collaborate with faculty as they journey through the in's and out's of Common Core, PBL and BYOD!
Check out Lorrie Moore's "Do You Have any Good Books?"

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Napa Valley School Library Consortium staff have created the blog "A Year in the Life..."for the Follett Community . The guest bloggers are Sandy Biale (American Canyon, Napa and Vintage High Schools), Jeff Vogt (Redwood, Harvest, American Canyon and Silverado  Middle Schools),  Colette Crowther (Napa High School), Cathy Willis (Harvest and River Middle Schools), Susan Swan (St Helena High School), Michelle Holguin (Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School), Lorrie Moore (West Park Elementary School), , Pattie Slate Warner  (American Canyon High School) and Kate MacMillan (Library Services).
Click to access: "A Year in the Life...."

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Take a tour with the Animoto, "BYOD Meets Digital Resources!
With the implementation of Common Core State Standards, collection development will gear more towards informational text or non-fiction materials within defined Lexile bands. During the last CDE Recommended Literature committee meetings, we updated the K-12 Social Studies and Science lists to reflect the new Anchor Standards.  We will use these lists as the basis for next year's collection development along with newer titles and, of course, suggestions from sites, faculty and parents.
Currently we are forming a committee with representatives from all current consortium members to work on appropriate lists that will correlate to the Anchor Standards. If you are interested in attending or participating, please contact me!

One of the more interesting aspects of Common Core is the pairing of books to give the student an opportunity to compare non-fiction with fiction.  The Napa County Public Library and the NCOE Curriculum library both have Scholastic online programs (BookFlix and TrueFlix) that fit perfectly into this.  For the primary of ELL students TumbleBooks now offer a large selection of non-fiction titles.  Take a look at these free resources!
Next month the NVSLC will begin a new venture!  Follett has asked if we would consider blogging for the new Follett Community for the school year.  The blog will be called "A Year in the Life..." and will have posts representing all consortium members !  So far the bloggers who have agreed to this are:
Sandy Biale (NVUSD high schools); Breanna Haywood, (NVUSD middle schools), Susan Swan (SHUSD high school),  Michelle Holguin (SHUSD middle school),  Cathy Willis (NVUSD middle school), Lorrie Moore (NVUSD elementary), Shawna Faulk (NVUSD elementary), Mary Polk (Blue Oak School), Matilda Woolworth (NCOE curriculum library).
 As soon as the first post goes live, we will link it to our own Library blog!