Teacher Connection Newsletter

Stay in the know about all of the services, programs and resources of interest to educators with Teacher Connection. Issues are emailed directly to area teachers throughout the school year. If you’d like to receive Teacher Connection, please contact Rachel Reinwald | rreinwald@lvdl.org

2016/2017 School Year

  • February 2017 (Topics: Quality Questioning and Booktalking Magic CPDUs; Library Smarts; Lekotek Sensory Storytime; introducing Elisa Gueffier, new Head of Youth Services)
  • December 2016 (Topics: Eureka Science; Lekotek Sensory Storytime; Write Stuff Literary Magazine; Books for parts of animals; resources for holidays around the world)
  • November 2016 (Topics: Battle of the Books, Communications then and now; World Almanac for Kids eResource)
  • October 2016 (Topics: Human genetics books, GALE Online Courses, October CPDU: New Teacher Q&A, Artober event at LVDL, books on natural and man-made disasters, The Night Gardener)
  • September 2016 (Topics: New circulating items, tutor.com, expanded OverDrive selection, Battle of the Books, Library Smarts, Teacher Folders, BookArt Contest)

2015/2016 School Year

  • May 2016 (Topics: Earn CPDUs free from home; Friends of LVDL Book Sale; Playaway Day; Summer Reading Program; Rithmatist Melee program; Margins Project)
  • April 2016 (Topics: Books and activities for studying oviparous animals; Battle of the Books results; new programs coming up at LVDL)
  • March 2016 (Topics: Battle of the Books; Children's Choice Award voting tallies; new engineering and design books; mock Caldecott CPDU)
  • February 2016 (Topics: New Library Smarts visits on text features; LVDL welcomes new Teen Librarian; 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards; upcoming CPDU workshops)
  • January 2016 (Topics: Voting for Children's Choice Awards; Shakespeare program at the library; Youth Media Awards; Write Stuff Literary Magazine; February CPDU; book discussion groups; Winter Reading Program)
  • December 2015 (Topics: Researching with 2nd graders; new listening kits and books to teach; BookArt Contest winners)
  • November 2015 (Topics: Displaying student work at LVDL; playing with Monarch Awards; The Write Stuff Literary Magazine 2016)
  • October 2015 (Topics: Booktalks, CPDU: New Award Books, Children's Choice Award nominees in Spanish, Battle of the Books)
  • September 2015 (Topics: Summer Reading Program, Teacher Folders, Battle of the Books, BookArt Contest for Kids)

2014/2015 School Year

  • May 2015 (Topics: New history databases; new professional development books; Novel Thoughts book discussion)
  • April 2015 (Topics: New poetry books; 2015 Monarch, Bluestem and Caudill winners; poetry and Common Core)
  • March 2015 (Topics: 2015 Youth Media Awards; new CPDU workshop coming April 29)
  • February 2015 (Topics: Typing practice games; voting for Caudill, Bluestem and Monarch Awards; new CPDU workshop coming February 24; book buzz for Native American units; Battle of the Books and Kid Coders programs)
  • January 2015 (Topics: Caudill, Bluestem and Monarch Awards; resources for teaching about animal adaptations)
  • December 2014 (Topics: Mystery picture books and websites; BookArt Contest winners)
  • November 2014 (Topics: Books on hibernation, world holiday resources, Write Stuff Literary Magazine)
  • October 2014 (Topics: New books aligned to your curriculum, new CPDU workshop coming October 28, Resources on Native Americans)
  • September 2014 (Topics: Library Smarts, Book Art Contest, Battle of the Books, Children’s Choice books with reading levels)