After months of being physically away from teachers, classmates and not having a traditional school day structure, some of you may be feeling a little anxious to start of a “normal” school year this fall. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!
William Cullen Bryant High School
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The Sora student reading app is a state-of-the-art reading experience that allows K-12 students to borrow ebooks and audiobooks. Available on smartphones, tablets and desktops, students can read for pleasure and complete assigned reading anytime, anywhere.
The most groundbreaking Sora feature is the ability to connect students with their local public library. This expands access to even more age-appropriate digital reading materials, including popular titles that may not be available through the school.
ACCESS TO MILLIONS OF FREE RESOURCES(Teacher Sets; Individual Items; Digital Resources (educational databases & eBooks);
ENHANCED LIBRARY PRIVILEGES ( Extended borrowing on books; Exclusive use of over 6,000 Teacher Sets designed just for educators; Free school delivery and pick up for Teacher Sets)
&PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (to align instructional resources to NY Next Generation Learning Standards; to embed differentiated instruction; Support English language learners; and encourage independent reading).
OPENING A LIBRARY ACCOUNT
Students registered at W.C. Bryant High School will need their school ID to check out books.
We strongly encourage all students and staff to open their own online library accounts, in order to:
View their library transactions (due dates, fines, loan history, etc);
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCES
The William Cullen Bryant High School Library-Research Center is a 21st Century Library, offering a variety of resources in digital formats as well as in print. Our facility features:
A print collection of over 11,000 holdings (Including test prep materials, foreign language books, graphic novels, and professional pedagogical materials);
Subscription online databases for computer research;
An expanding digital collection of 3,000 eBooks available for circulation;
An onsite computer lab of 32 workstations;
And two full time, experienced, New York State Certified, School Library Media Specialists.
The School Library Media Specialists will strive to make the William Cullen Bryant High School Library- Research Center a welcoming and stimulating learning environment to help our students become lifelong readers and users of libraries.
The School Library Media Specialists will strive to encourage our students to make independent reading choices, and to experiment with different genres, authors and reading levels.
The School Library Media Specialists will provide a variety of research and information literacy instruction, including:
Assisting students with the physical access to materials in print and computer-based formats;
Demonstrating to students and staff the proper use of computer hardware and software applications;
Teaching students how to locate reliable sources of information and how to critically evaluate them;
Teaching students the steps involved in the research process.
The School Library Media Specialists will collaborate with classroom teachers in supplying the materials needed to support the curricula of NY State's Next Generation Learning Standards, as well as the guidelines and initiatives from the City of New York.