Storytelling in Milne on Nov. 29, 2011

On Tuesday, November 29th, Milne Library will host a Storytelling Event for children and their caregivers! This event is open to SUNY Geneseo faculty, staff and students as well as the Geneseo community.

Come listen to stories about chipmunks, Native Americans and the Oregon Trail performed by School of Education students — and be entertained by songs and read-alouds performed by members of the Young Children’s Council.

Storytelling will last from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, with refreshments provided. The event will take place in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library.

Halloween Storytime this Friday at 6 pm!

On Friday, October 28th, Milne Library will host a Halloween Storytime Celebration for children and their caregivers! Any age is welcome, though these mildly scary stories are geared toward ages 10 and under.

Storytime (performed by Milne Library’s Mark Sullivan) will last from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, with refreshments provided. The event will take place in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library. Costumes are optional.

A Whole New World…for Education Students

Teacher Education Resource Center

Teacher Education Resource Center

The Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC), located on Milne Library’s Lower Level, offers students a large collection of curriculum resources for preK-12 instruction, including textbooks, videos, puppets, audio and manipulatives, as well as an extensive selection of fiction and non-fiction books for juvenile and young adult readers.

New Areas

TERC Nook

TERC Nook

TERC Nook: A space to interact with the collection and work on projects. Located in the center of the TERC collection the nook is an area where students can utilize and manipulate material found in the collection. The area also contains a large table for group or project work. Additionally the space can be used for story-time or puppet shows.

Imaginarium

Imaginarium

Imaginarium: A place of Imagination. Located across from the Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC) is Milne’s newest creative space, the Imaginarium. This area contains a die-cut machine, die-cuts and materials for creating projects. It is open to all students and faculty and is available whenever the library is open. The room also contains a table for creating lesson plans or working on projects.

Please visit the Education Library Guide or email Michelle Costello(costello@geneseo.edu) for more information.

What’s new at TERC

Barbara Clarke, the head of the Teacher Education Resource Center at Milne Library and I spoke recently about what’s new this semester. Here is a bit of our discussion:

J.P.: So, Barbara, what’s happening this semester in TERC?

B.C.: One big change is that we are in the process of merging the resources for teaching disabled children from a separate section of TERC into the general K-12 collection. The materials for disabled children will be distinguishable by color-coded labels, but will be integrated with other materials on that subject.

J.P.: What kind of classes are available for teachers at the library?

B.C.: I teach library instruction sessions for education classes each semester where the students learn about curriculum planning resources, manipulatives, videos, software, sound recordings, puppets and other resources they may borrow to plan lessons and use in practica.

I also teach classes about researching topics in education for papers and other
projects and team-teach workshops for student teachers with Dan Kelly (School of Education), Tracy Paradis (Reference and Instruction Librarian) and Steve Dresbach (Milne Library’s Technology Instructor). These workshops prepare students for integrating technology into their lessons using laptop and projector kits, scanners,cameras and various software.

J.P.: Thanks, Barbara. It sounds like Education majors have a good deal of support at TERC.