Educators Professional Development Program: "Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Comprehend and Create Evidence-Based Arguments" (3 Sessions)
Monday, April 29, 2019 to Monday, May 13, 2019
Date:
Monday, April 29, 2019 to Monday, May 13, 2019
7:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Location:
Western New York Library Resources Council, Training Center

Description:
The goal of this professional development program is to:
  • Assist educators in gaining skills necessary for creating interdisciplinary lessons for students that merge social studies content with English language arts tenets for achieving mastery of oral and written argument that will serve students in their lives; academically, personally, and in their careers.
  • Provide educators with opportunities to build a knowledge base of primary open sources available in digital format, that can be utilized in the classroom in ways that will engage and inform students in their understanding of how the past and present are related, and to support evidence-based arguments
  • Create a new and refreshing 21st century classroom where teachers can offer students an environment of blended learning in which students are active participants

Each attendee will be required to attend three sessions: the general introductory session (full day), one grade-specific session (half day) and, the concluding session (full day).
  • One full-day general session (all grades) devoted to writing as a social and rhetorical activity and writing in the disciplines; offered on April 29, 2019.
  • One half-day session each for elementary (grade 4) and middle/secondary (grades 7 – 8 and 11 – 12) educators on location, analysis and use of open primary and secondary sources in written and oral communication; offered on May 6, 2019 (7-12 is am and 4 is pm).
  • Concluding one-day session (all grades) will be held for instruction on the pop-up debate format and supporting student essay and reflection writing; offered on May 13, 2019.

Registration is through this link only: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NBJVXX9

**CTLE credits available!

We are very excited to launch this new program for interdisciplinary civic engagement learning and are looking forward to your participation in this unique endeavor.


*Please note: This program allows your school to be reimbursed for the cost of up to two substitutes to cover for up to two people attending the three sessions.
 
This program is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
6
Workshop Length:
6.5
Speaker Name:
Dr. Ann Rivera and Heidi Ziemer
Speaker Bio:

Dr. Ann Rivera directs the writing program and is an assistant professor of English at Villa Maria College. Her areas of expertise include writing across the curriculum, composition pedagogy, early American literature and history and multi-leveled instruction for students with learning differences. Her current research includes an investigation of supplemental instruction in composition to eliminate remedial instruction, the implementation of writing across the curriculum programs at small institutions, and transnationalism in Phillis Wheatley's poetry. 

Heidi Ziemer is Outreach & Digital Services Coordinator at WNYLRC which includes providing assistance to member organizations with digital collections in New York Heritage and New York State Historic Newspapers. She also manages the WNYLRC Archival Services Program and is liaison to the WNYLRC High School to College Committee and, is a past recipient of a TPS grant.

Max Class Size:
25
Mental Health First Aid Training
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Date:
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Price (Governing):
$15
Price (Affiliate Member):
$15
Price (Patron Organizational):
$20
Price (Patron Student):
$10
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$25
Price (Non-Member):
$30
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$20
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
Western New York Library Resources Council

Description:

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. 

Attendees will receive Mental Health First Aid training certification.

WNYLRC is able to offer a small discount to governing and affiliate members for this class. 

For more information, visit Compeer Buffalo: Mental Health First Aid.

Workshop Length:
0.8
Speaker Name:
Katie Mach
Max Class Size:
15
How To Fill Out FOIA/FOIL Requests
Monday, May 20, 2019
Date:
Monday, May 20, 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Price (Affiliate Member):
$0
Price (Governing):
$0
Price (Non-Member):
$0
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$0
Price (Patron Organizational):
$0
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$0
Price (Patron Student):
$0
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

We brought this workshop back so we could host it at WNYLRC! 

Michael Kuzma and Leslie James Pickering will lead a workshop on how attorneys, journalists, historians, or any person can file successful Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. This workshop will share tactics they have learned from the various FOI requests and appeals that they have submitted.  Real examples of FOI requests, appeals, and releases will be used to demonstrate how to pry loose records from oft-times recalcitrant federal, state and local agencies.  Anyone interested in open government issues won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind presentation.

Great for librarians who are interested in learning more about obtaining available documents from the government and how this procedure works.

Please bring a laptop with you. The room will have WiFi.

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Michael Kuzma & Leslie JamesPickering
Speaker Bio:

Michael Kuzma is a solo practitioner in Buffalo.  He has long viewed the law as being a tool to bring about social, political and economic change.  For nearly four decades, Mike has fought to make government more open and accountable through use of the federal and state Freedom of Information (FOI) laws.  He has litigated a number of FOI cases against agencies such as the CIA, FBI and New York State Department of Correctional and Community Supervision (DOCCS).  Mike has represented Native American activist and political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, Jalil Muntaqim, Occupy Buffalo and Leslie James Pickering.

Leslie James Pickering is a proprietor of Burning Books, a radical bookstore in Buffalo's West Side, and a long-time free speech and social justice advocate. Ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation has exposed extensive targeting of Pickering by the FBI, including a two year eco-terrorism conspiracy investigation into Burning Books.

Max Class Size:
30

Spring Academic Directors Caucus Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3pm or 3:30.  Please meet in the library http://libguides.daemen.edu/home

Where: Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst (https://www.daemen.edu/ )

We would also like to welcome any of our Rochester Council's academic library members to join us this year! 

 

Agenda items so far:

Discussion of two recent Ithaka reports (https://sr.ithaka.org/publications/ )

ESLN update/WNYLRC update/RRLC update

 

If you have other discussion items you would like added, please let me know as soon as possible!