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SOESD / Learning Matters / Newsletter Archive / May 2006 / Teachers Add to SOESD Media Materials Library

Teachers Add to SOESD Media Materials Library

Kelly Bryant, Library Materials Specialist

Our collection is growing—thanks to teachers in our region, who have requested materials needed for their curriculum.

Throughout this year and last, we have seen a growing number of requests from ‘out in the field’. We have purchased many, many different types of materials on the recommendation of a variety of teachers who know we will purchase, process and make ready these materials in a timely manner.

If you have a curricular area you would like to see added to—or if you know of a specific program, kit, or instructional material that would be a good addition to your ESD library, please let us know. There are several ways you can do this. When you log into the ESD online catalog (WEBMAX) there is a handy dandy ‘request for purchase' link, which allows you to fill out a simple form requesting the material, you can email Library Materials Specialist, Kelly Bryant, with your request. kelly_bryant@soesd.k12.or.us,  You can call Kelly directly at 541-772-2751 or send your request through the courier.

Here are some of the requests that we have been able to fulfill this year:

Dennis Steinbock, social studies teacher at Henley High School, asked us for ready-made PowerPoint slide presentations on American History. Check out the “PowerPoint Presentations in United States History” series of 21 programs.

Nat Ellis, business education teacher at Klamath Union High requested materials on marketing. Programs on products, marketing strategies and award-winning advertising are available.

Special education teachers might be interested in our extensive collection on transition as well as basic living skills. Karen Wraight, vocational program specialist for our STEPS program requested these materials. Log in to WEBMAX and put in the words ‘special education’, then click on the ‘new materials’ button and you’ll find them.

Bill Gabriel, at Ashland High School, asked for the “Faces of Culture” series. We have that in the ESD collection and it makes an excellent addition to anthropology and world cultures.

We have purchased several health programs for the middle school, by request of Barbara Krack and M.J. Dimmick of McLoughlin Middle School.. These cover a variety of topics, including health, sex education and personal guidance topics.

Literature programs were requested by Adam Seable, language arts teacher at North Valley High School. “Mark Twain’s Roughing It”, as well as the series “Great Books” were requested and are now in the SOESD collection.

This is one way we strive to make this collection of resources one that truly meets our teachers’ needs.

We appreciate your requests! Please keep those cards, letters and emails coming.




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