Welcome to BCPS Library Media Services
BCPS Library Media Winter Workshop
BCPS Library Media Winter Workshop was hosted at Plantation High School. There were over 79 media specialists who attended. The media specialists received updates as well as attended several sessions on a variety of different topics. During the sessions they were able to network and gain deeper insight into products used at the schools. Among the presenters were BECON Distance Learning, BECON School Services, Mackin, Minecraft, and Broward County Public Library. Cathy Castelli, one of our media specialists, gave an excellent presentation on 'Fake News' -- helping young learners navigate information available online.
This was yet another fantastic FAME conference in Orlando this year! Broward schools was proudly represented with over 22 educators and 3 presenters!
Congratulations to Elaine Aaron from Silver Ridge Elementary and her fabulous The Ministry of Muggles - Reigniting the Magic of Harry Potter presentation, Diana Haneski from MSD for sharing Settle your Glitter - Mindfulness in the Media Center, and Shawn Mass from Cypress Bay High School presenting -Reclaiming My Space: How SORA Increased Checkouts and Freed up Library Space on Campus.
We will be sharing highlights from FAME at our annual FAME Re-visited Professional Development on Dec. 4th. Be sure to register in LAB. This is a wonderful event you won't want to miss!
Broward County Schools Digital Direct Card
The digital direct card is a virtual card which allows students access to the Broward County Library digital resources. Parents had the option to opt-in or opt-out of the program for their student through the Student Code of Conduct Online Book at the beginning of the school year. Students and Parents will have another opportunity to be a part of this great partnership with the Broward County Library at the start of the upcoming school year 2019-2020 through the Student Code of Conduct by choosing to opt-in to the Digital Direct program. Don't miss out on these great resources!
Digital Direct Totals: To date there are over 70,000 students registered!
Digital Direct Card Info Flyer
Congratulations to our Orange Bow Media Makeover Winners for 2019!
Congratulations to Tracy Hill from Lake Forest Elementary School, and Diana Haneski from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for winning an Orange Bowl Media Center Makeover!
The updated space for Lake Forest includes: new flooring, shelving, paint and furniture as well as makerspace activities and collaborative areas for students to learn and create! Congratulations Tracy and the students of Lake Forest!
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School received a state-of-the-art STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Center, which was constructed to honor those who lost their lives in the senseless tragedy that occurred at the school on Feb. 14, 2018.
Congratulations to Diana Haneski and her students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas!
The Media Center Makeover Project is in line with the Orange Bowl’s mission to support and serve the South Florida community by providing enhanced learning resources, equipment and materials to give students the optimal opportunity to achieve academic success.
Please click here to apply for an Orange Bowl Media Center Makeover for your school. The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 13th.
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Guidelines for Weeding Library Books for Library Media Specialists