Library Media/Computer Science

Sessions are organized by audience.  Please scroll down to find the session that matches your assignment. There is no need to register, simply join the relevant session at the appropriate time.  The only exception to this is content areas who are requesting that teachers select choice sessions.  If this applies to you, you will receive an email from your content office. If your assigned sessions are not full day please feel free to visit the All Staff link on the Professional Study Day homepage to access optional synchronous or asynchronous sessions.

 

Audience:  Elementary Teachers teaching Computer Science and Innovation.

Session Title: Teaching Elementary Computer Science and Innovation

Description: This session for C.S.I. teachers will go over curriculum updates, new resources available from the Maryland Center for Computing in Education, and an overview of the C.S.I. Equipment kits and physical resources. Participants will have time to explore the shared resources and collaborate with colleagues in planning for implementation of C.S.I. in the new school year.

Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Jennifer Weaver, Resource Teacher, Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology, and Library Media (jweaver@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Middle and High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teachers

Session Title: CTE Professional Study Day

Description: A selection of workshops and Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings for middle and high school Career and Technology Education (CTE) teachers.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code:  HHNC-37PM-MWV5D

Questions? Reach out to Kara Lynch, Supervisor of Business and Computer Science Education (klynch2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Library Media Specialists (Required)

Session Title: Opening Session

Description: Opening session for all library media specialists. This session is required for all library media specialists.

Time: 8:30 am- 9:00 am

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Amanda Lanza, Specialist, Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology & Library Media (alanza@bcps.org)

 

Audience: Elementary Library Media Specialists

Session Title: Elementary Curriculum Updates and Collaborative Planning

Description: This session will provide an overview of modifications made to the K-5 Elementary Library Curriculum and time for collaborative planning. There are 5 groups for this session. Library media specialists will be assigned a specific group and given a MS Teams Link.

Time: 9:10 am - 10:40 am

How to Join: Join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Amanda Lanza, Specialist, Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology & Library Media (alanza@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Middle and High School Library Media Specialists

Session Title: Secondary Follett Updates and Collection Clean-Up

Description: Secondary library media specialists will learn about updates to Destiny Discover that impact the school library program.

Time: 9:10 am - 10:40 am

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Amanda Lanza, Specialist, Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology & Library Media (alanza@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Library Media Specialists

Session Title: Digital Content Extravaganza

Description: This session will provide an overview of the digital content and instructional tools utilized in school library programs. This is an asynchronous session. Participants will explore the provided resources in their library Schoology groups.

Time: Session 1: 10:50 am - 12:20 am, Session 2: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How to Join: Join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Amanda Lanza, Specialist, Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology & Library Media (alanza@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Elementary Library Media Specialists

Session Title: Elementary Follett Updates and Collection Clean-Up

Description: Elementary library media specialists will learn about updates to Destiny Discover that impact the school library program.

Time: Session 1: 10:40 am - 12:20 pm, Session 2: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join session 1. Click HERE to join session 2.

Questions? Reach out to Amanda Lanza, Specialist, Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology & Library Media (alanza@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Library Media Specialists

Session Title: Secondary Curriculum Updates and Collaborative Planning

Description: This session will provide an overview of modifications made to the Online Research Models and Slam Dunks. Secondary library media specialists will have an opportunity to engage in collaborative planning.

Time: 10:50 am - 12:20 pm

How to Join: Join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Amanda Lanza, Specialist, Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology & Library Media (alanza@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Library Media Specialists

Session Title: PSD Closing

Description: This session will conclude the day by providing time for reflection and next steps.

Time: 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Amanda Lanza, Specialist, Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology & Library Media (alanza@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  New Library Media Specialists

Session Title: New LMS Meet-Up

Description: In this session, new library media specialists will unpack their new learning, ask questions, and prepare for their new role.

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Amanda Lanza, Specialist, Office of Digital Safety, Educational Technology & Library Media (alanza@bcps.org)