Learning for Long Island Librarians
The Regional Institute showcased new ideas and tech
The Long Island School Library System recently held its 10th Annual Regional Institute at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge for K-12 school librarians. This event, which provides industry-related workshops and opportunities to learn about the latest technology and teaching methodologies, is produced as a joint collaboration between the three Long Island BOCES agencies (Eastern, Western, and Nassau).
Participants spent the day learning about leading-edge educational tools and thought processes for librarians so they can support classroom instruction and school-wide learning initiatives. These include workshops on how AI is changing school libraries, STEAM in literature, Canva for educators, PBS learning media, and much more. Keynote speaker Eric Sheninger talked about preparing learners for success.
Said Carl Vitevitch, administrative coordinator for the ESBOCES School Library System, “Capitalizing on the most innovative means of infusing education with technology, new learning procedures, and the arts, while staying abreast of the latest state guidelines, is what our institute brings to the region’s librarians.”
The School Library System is a state-funded program that provides resources for school libraries and librarians. Forty School Library Systems currently exist throughout the state and are based within each BOCES and city school districts.