Sonoma County Office of Education

SCOE Library Resources for Teachers, Students, and Parents

ASK the SCOE librarian

Need resources? Want information on inquiry, research, or other teaching topics you can implement online? Have a general question? Click on the button below, and Connie Williams, NBC Teacher Librarian, will respond and can set up appointments to chat by zoom, phone, or email.

Contact Connie Williams, NBC Teacher Librarian

The SCOE Library:

Library and Resource Center Hours

The SCOE library is open during the following hours:

Monday: 8 AM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 12 PM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM

If you require assistance from a Library staff member, an advance appointment is suggested. The Resource Center and access to equipment is available by appointment only.

Call (707) 524-2831 to schedule appointments.

SCOE Library Catalog

This is the SCOE library catalog. We have class sets, leveled readers, exploratory kits, and more that you can check for your classroom.

Click here to search for books, kits, teaching resources for your classroom via the catalog.

Check out these books from the Rosen Library of online books. They cover a wide variety of topics; and they can be checked out online by multiple users at the same time.

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RESOURCES FOR TEACHING 2020-21

SOCIAL JUSTICE – DIVERSITY

Links to lessons, websites, information on teaching diverse topics. Resources for your personal journey too!

ONLINE TEACHING

Links to online tools for collaboration and/or presentation. Includes audio and video resources.

TEACHING INQUIRY AND RESEARCH

Outlines the inquiry and research process. A quick overview. This section includes information on Digital Literacy.

Links to lessons to help Identify authority/reliability

READING RESOURCES

Links to libraries of reading resources – books online, story-tellers online, literacy lessons

SEND YOUR STUDENTS HERE FOR INFORMATION

RESEARCH STEP 1: DIG AND DIVE

FIRST: Basic info on our subject.

Find those ‘terms of art’ – the jargon, the people, and the history of the field.

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RESEARCH STEP 2: DIG DEEPER

SECOND: What are others saying on our topic?

Put your basic info into a context. Search here for magazines, newspaper, journals, videos and more.

ProQuest provides several places for you to go to find information. Explore them all to find the best articles for your paper or presentation!

Have a question on any of these resources? Be sure to Ask the SCOE librarian for help!

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RESEARCH STEP 3: K-12 RESOURCES FROM THE SONOMA COUNTY LIBRARY to use today:

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Points of View

  • Alternative viewpoints are given on a subject and supported with resources to help students make their claim.

A-Z (maps, USA, world culture)

  • These three resources have the best content for discovery on the geography and culture of the world. These can be ‘one stop’ locations for the dig and dive info for reports and other presentations.

Explora

  • Three levels provide a way for students to find the information they need for a variety of uses.

Mango Languages

    Students create their own account and learn a new language – choose from over 50 languages!

National Geographic (Archives / Nat. Geo Kids)

    Explore the historical National Geographic magazine articles through their archives. National Geographic Kids opens the doors to the world for younger learners.

Wildlife Encyclopedia

    A true encyclopedia of every animal in the world!