SPRING is HERE, even if the spring weather is not. Milne Library is hosting a Spring Story Time Celebration for children and their caregivers. Continue reading “Spring Storytime! Friday April 20 6:30PM”
Are you an education major looking for materials to use on a project, lesson plan, or in the classroom? If your answer is yes, then the Imaginarium is the place for you! Here, we have a variety of materials such as a di-cut machine with many different di-cut stencils, a paper cutter, and construction paper. You can also use this space to work on group projects, plan lessons, and study for your education classes!
This semester, Carmen Fisher-Olvera and Alison Gleason will be the people to go to should you need assistance with a lesson plan or a project. Alison will be holding her office hours in the Imaginarium on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 pm. Carmen’s office hours will be Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The Imaginarium is open all hours that the library is open. Stop by during our office hours should you need assistance with anything!
Best of luck this semester,
Alison and Carmen
It can be difficult and time consuming to find reliable resources for creating and implementing lesson plans, specifically those that point to interactive and engaging material. Here are three that display high-quality content & align with learning standards: PBS LearningMedia, Illuminations and Library of Congress.
These resources are helpful to use while creating lesson plans for your classes and for use with students in the classroom. In addition to containing subject and topic specific videos, they are also rich in lesson planning and activity ideas, many aligned to learning standards.
PBS LearningMedia provides access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. Resources are aligned to national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. To take full advantage of this resource, you will need to sign up for a free account.
Illuminations is designed to provide Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Lessons and interactives are searchable by NCTM’s Principles and Standards and by the Common Core State Standards.
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching. You will find lesson plans that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.
In addition to providing access to online resources, Milne Library houses a large collection of teaching strategy guides. These guides, from all major subject areas, display a variety of teaching topics with summaries of best practices on teaching these topics.
A few titles include:
- The writing strategies book: Your everything guide to developing skilled writers with 300 strategies by Jennifer Serravallo – call # curr 372.6 SER 2017
- Differentiation in middle & high school: Strategies to engage all learners by Kristina J. Doubet, & Jessica A. Hockett – call # curr 371.9 DOU 2015
- Problem-based learning in the earth and space science classroom, K-12 by Tom J. McConnell, Joyce Parker, & Janet Eberhardt – call # curr 550 MCC 2017
- Teaching STEM outdoors: Activities for young children by Patty Born Selly – call# curr 372.3 SEL 2017
- Developing fractions knowledge by Amy J. Hackenberg, Anderson Norton, & Robert J. Wright – call # curr 372.7 HAC 2016
- Social studies & exceptional learners by Darren Minarik & Timothy Lintner – call # curr 372.83 MIN 2016
It’s @getreviewing time again at SUNY Geneseo! February is National Book Review Month : a chance for each of us to tell the world about what we’ve been reading recently, and what we think others should be reading. Continue reading “National Book Review Month! Get Reviewing!”
Curious about coding? *The Hour of Code* is a global movement introducing kids to computer science, inspiring them to learn more, breaking stereotypes, and empowering them to solve challenging problems. Continue reading “The Hour of Code! Saturday, Feb 17 10-noon”
Milne Library owns over 70 games and all of these games can be borrowed for free for up to 28 days. We carry anything from classics like Scrabble, Life and Clue to educational games such as Race to Madrid and First Orchard to action/adventure games like Takenoko and Carcassonne. Continue reading “Board Games at Milne!”
Need a place to work on creative projects? Imagine this!!
Here in the Imaginarium, there are lots of resources for your use. We have a cricut machine, over 100 die cut stencils, three die-cut machines, a paper cutter and LOTS of space for project creations. Continue reading “Welcome to the Imaginarium!!”
In 1817 (two hundred years ago!), construction of the Erie Canal began. Milne Library is celebrating this anniversary by hosting a traveling exhibit, “Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal, 1817-2017,” throughout November on the main floor of the library near the main staircase.
On Friday, October 27th, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm , Milne Library will host a Halloween Themed Story Time, in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library.
Costumes are optional but encouraged.
Story Time (performed by members of the Young Children’s Council) will include Halloween stories, crafts, delicious snacks, and games.
This event is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council* and students from the School of Education.
Any age is welcome, though these stories are geared toward the under-10 age group (appropriate for preschoolers).
*The Young Children’s Council is sponsored by the Student Association.
First of all, settle down – the X Special Collection is NOT pornography. It’s what Milne calls its collection of (mainly) rare books, some dating back to the 16th century. It’s had several addresses in Milne over the years, and last month it was moved to what we hope will be its “forever home” on the upper level.