Header Art

January 11, 2016


I always pick "one word" to live by for each new year. The last two years my choices were healthy and balanced. I put a great deal of thought into this year's choice and picked "committed." It seemed to sum up a little bit of everything: committed to family, committed to my work and all of you, committed to finding time for cherished friendships, committed to listening more and talking less, committed to more organization…the list could go on and on. So yes, this year I am committed more than ever to be the best me I can be in 2016. What is your "one word?"

More and more of our teachers and students are using OverDrive and we have added even more titles! If you still don’t have your teachers and students actively using OverDrive please let us know how we can assist you.

Remember to keep checking out the Database Trials page. We will continue to update as more trials become available. As always, if you are interested in exploring something new, let us know and we’ll get you a trial to share with your teachers. If you have forgotten the “trials” page password, contact us!

Here’s a great article to begin the new year: How Saying and Showing to Kids ‘I Believe in You’ Can Empower Them at School

Have you taken a look at the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan? This article will help you see what has changed.

27 Meaningful Ways to Use EdTech & Make Your Classes Extra Awesome This Year!

 Department of Foreign Affairs via flicker

I’ve been playing with Periscope over the past few months and have been looking at instructional ways to use it. Edutopia shared an article by Fran Siracusa that gives some good advice!

Have you applied for a EMTA Media Literacy Grant of $1000 yet? Two NYS teachers will receive an award for the 2016-17 school year.

Did you know that as a member librarian of OCM BOCES SLS that you are eligible to apply for a CLRC Professional Development Award?

We want to hear from you! If you have an event, workshop, exciting lesson or fun event that would inspire your colleagues, please send us a small blurb to share in the digital newsletter! We would also like to include book recommendations. If you've read a great new book, please send Doreen a recommendation that includes title, author, genre and interest levels along with a short review. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Follow Us Online

Ed-News sign up here OCM BOCES Instructional Support (IS) offers specialized E-Newsletters centered around our different departments. To view the choices or to sign up, visit our E-News Sign-up page. You may unsubscribe at any time. Like us on Facebook Check out our blog Read our Tweets Visit our website Visit
© 2016 OCM BOCES Instructional Support. For more info, please contact Doreen Bergman

Facebook Link Get the OCM BOCES Instructional Support App free here