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Virtual Resources for Educators

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Ask a Youth Services Expert

Ask a Youth Services Expert will allow individual patrons to request a 30-minute personalized one-on-one online session with Youth Services Library staff experts. Geared for students, parents/caregivers, and educators; Ask a Youth Services Expert offers help with Google Classroom, homework resources, databases, readers’ advisory, reference questions, and more.

eBooks

OverDrive
Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from SCLSNJ using OverDrive or access them on your phone or tablet by downloading the free Libby App.

Academic Collection
This collection includes tens of thousands of e-books covering a large selection of multidisciplinary academic subjects, including the latest titles from the leading academic publishers and university presses, all with a user-friendly search experience.

Internet on the Go

Get wifi internet access at home by checking out one of our mobile hotspots.

Learn a Language (including English Language Learning)

English Language Learning
Click here for SCLSNJ resources and services to help learn English.

Mango
Mango Languages offers simple language and culture learning in over 70 languages, including English. Create an account with your library card to track your progress. Also available in Android and iOS apps.

Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone has crafted a language learning program and award-winning mobile app that focuses on helping language learners thrive in real-world conversations. Through contextualized practice and feedback, Rosetta Stone encourages learners to begin speaking the language from the very first lesson.

Youth Bilingual Virtual Programs

Lesson Planning

Curriculum Resource Center
an electronic library of printable teacher handouts for middle school, high school, and the first two years of college curricula.

Professional Development Collection
A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.

Click here or a full list of all of SCLNSJ’s databases and research resources.

Professional Development

Gale Courses
Take 6-week interactive instructor-led classes for free with your library card, with more than 370 classes starting every month.

LearningExpress Library
Designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals, with a comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books, and test preparation tools modeled after official tests.

Lynda.com
Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals with Lynda’s online video courses.

Mango Languages
Learn a new language or brush up current skills with more than 50 language courses, as well as 17 English courses for speakers new to English.

OpenDissertations
Records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.

Professional Development Collection
A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.

Teacher Reference Center
A complimentary research database for teachers that provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals.

Udemy (Gale Presents)
Find 4,000 video-based courses in 75 categories of business, technology, software, and personal development.

Recursos en Español

Referencia Latina – Ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud.

Salud– Cubre todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar, incluidas descripciones generales de enfermedades, afecciones, procedimientos y diversos tratamientos.

Recursos para aprender idiomas

Research Databases

ERIC
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.

LISTA
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a free research database for library and information science studies. LISTA provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of key journals, books, and research reports.

Click here or a full list of all of SCLNSJ’s databases and research resources.

Virtual Author Visits

Your classroom and/or school can participate in upcoming SCLSNJ virtual author visits. Reach out to the youth services department at your local branch to learn more.

Branch Phone Email
Bound Brook 908-458-8410 boundbrook@sclibnj.org
Bridgewater 908-458-8415 bridgewater@sclibnj.org
Hillsborough 908-458-8420 hillsborough@sclibnj.org
Manville 908-458-8425 manville@sclibnj.org
Mary Jacobs 908-458-8430 maryjacobs@sclibnj.org
North Plainfield 908-458-8435 northplainfield@sclibnj.org
Peapack and Gladstone 908-458-8440 peapack-gladstone@sclibnj.org
Somerville 908-458-8445 somerville@sclibnj.org
Warren Township 908-458-8450 warrentownship@sclibnj.org
Watchung 908-458-8455 watchung@sclibnj.org

Virtual School Visits

Reach out to the youth services department at your local branch to learn more about virtual school visits and pre-recorded school visit videos.

Branch Phone Email
Bound Brook 908-458-8410 boundbrook@sclibnj.org
Bridgewater 908-458-8415 bridgewater@sclibnj.org
Hillsborough 908-458-8420 hillsborough@sclibnj.org
Manville 908-458-8425 manville@sclibnj.org
Mary Jacobs 908-458-8430 maryjacobs@sclibnj.org
North Plainfield 908-458-8435 northplainfield@sclibnj.org
Peapack and Gladstone 908-458-8440 peapack-gladstone@sclibnj.org
Somerville 908-458-8445 somerville@sclibnj.org
Warren Township 908-458-8450 warrentownship@sclibnj.org
Watchung 908-458-8455 watchung@sclibnj.org

Webinars

Somerset County

Empower Somerset: Youth Mental Health First Aid: #BeTheDifference
October 29, from 11:00-11:30am

This workshop will highlight Empower Somerset’s community initiative to prevent teen suicide and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness through the evidence-based program, Youth Mental Health First Aid, developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to recognize and effectively respond to a young person experiencing a mental health crisis.

Registration is free, but required to receive the event info. Information to join the webinar will be in your confirmation email and also sent to you on October 28.

Rutgers University

Visit the Webinars & Workshops page to sign up for free, hands-on workshops and webinars, which they offer on a wide variety of topics, including remote teaching. Video tutorials and how-to videos, are also available to view at your own pace. Lastly, there is a collection of three recorded webinars about Remote Teaching Best Practices Webinars.

NJ Department of Health & Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)

Navigating Back to School: A Trauma-Informed Return to Learn Program for the School Community
The NJ Department of Health and SPTS partnered to collaborate and develop online training to assist with the return to school. This online learning experience recognizes that challenge and provides simple, easy to apply information and activities to get everyone in the school on the same page, from educators, ancillary staff, parents, and students as young as kindergarten. Using a variety of training formats that include animation, video clips, interactive exercises, and instructional content, these short modules will help set the tone for a school year where everyone is prepared to deal with the unexpected and keep their focus on the important educational mission of the school. Please visit www.sptsuniversity.org to access the modules.

Department of Education

Title III & Bilingual/ESL Education
Professional Development webinars and materials.

Special Education
Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities webinars.

Wellness Programs

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