Teacher Resources

Printable Items

The library does print layout seen around the building. Please feel free to use any of our handouts or posters.

Anchor charts

Citing Text Evidence - sentence starters and a reminder of what citing text evidence looks like.

What Does the Prompt Tell Me to Do? - key words from prompts with a description of what they are asking students.

General printable items

2018-19 Bell Schedule (letter-sized)

2018-19 Bell Schedule (10 per page)

Cell Phone Free Zone (ledger-sized)

Lab and Testing Seating Charts

Social & Emotional Learning

Social & Emotional Learning Chart - the district's Social and Emotional Learning competencies chart, adjusted to a vertical layout and optimized for printing at large scale. We had them printed as color engineering prints for every classroom in the school.

Technology Assets

We've themed our various technology assets to make it easier for us to quickly figure out what's going on where.

The computer labs are color-coded and have various Colorado themes:

  • 114 is grey/green with Colorado mountains;

  • 206 is grey with Colorado colleges and universities; and

  • Innovation Lab is light grey with Chromakey green the width of the south wall, from 32" to 76" above the floor level, and features a mix of library- and school-themed art, including a tile mosaic made by the 2014-15 staff.

Device carts are named, starting in library science and turning to information science:

Dewey (Chromebooks 1-16) is named for American librarian Melvil Dewey (1851-1931), inventor of the Dewey Decimal System of classification (DDC) and one of the founders of the American Library Association;

LC (Chromebooks 17-32) is named for the Library of Congress, whose system of classification was developed after DDC;

Otlet (Chromebooks 33-48) is named for Belgian bibliographer Paul Otlet (1868-1944), who popularized use of the card catalog in Europe and was an early proponent of microfilm;

Vannevar (Chromebooks 49-64) is named for American engineer Vannevar Bush (1890-1974), whose 1945 essay "As We May Think" predicted what is now known as hypertext;

Engelbart (Cart 5 Chromebooks 1-30) is named for American engineer Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013), who invented the field of human-computer interaction;

Lamarr (Cart 3 Chromebooks 1-15, available with portable green screens and other recording tools) is named for Austrian-born American actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000), who designed a frequency-hopping system in the early 1940s that is behind modern spread-spectrum communication technology such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Cerf and Kahn (Innovation Lab Chromebooks 1-45) are named for Vint Cerf (1943-) and Bob Kahn (1938-), American engineers credited with co-inventing TCP/IP, the communication protocol at the heart of the Internet. Vint Cerf was also instrumental in developing the first commercial e-mail system connected to the Internet.

Nelson (Chromebooks 306-01 to -32) is named for American philosopher and sociologist Ted Nelson (1937-), who coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia" in 1963.

Lovelace (Chromebooks xx - xx) is named for the English mathematician Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852) who is recognized as the first person to recognize that Charles Babbage's analytical engine had applications beyond pure calculation. While not truly the first computer programmer, Lady Lovelace's work did effectively explain the abstract operation of the analytical engine.

Hamilton (Chromebooks xx - xx) is named for American computer scientist Margaret Hamilton (1936-) who, as Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. She is credited the coining the term "software engineering".

How to Reserve Tech

Computer labs (Innovation, 114, and 206) are reserved via Google Calendar, which staff can see from

Grade-level computer carts (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) are reserved by teachers through the library. Each cart has 12-15 Dell Latitude 5440 laptops, which were purchased in 2014 and 2015.

Chromebook carts are reserved through Mrs. Baker or Ms. Colinda on the AV Equipment calendar, which staff can see in Google Calendar but creating events on it is restricted to a few users. It is helpful to tell the library staff whether you need a single 16-device cart or a class set so they can book you accordingly.

Also bookable through the library staff on the equipment calendar:

  • iPads (we have several that can go as a set in a tech tub or you can check out one or more at a time), and

  • LMC Cart, which is a cart with a portable digital projector, an older laptop, a presentation mouse, and a nice set of speakers.

Additional equipment available through the library but not booked on the calendar because they go out less frequently include TV carts (each have a 27" tube TV, a VCR, and a DVD player), an overhead projector on a cart, point-and-shoot cameras, a portable movie screen, a camera tripod, USB conference table microphones, and various adapters to connect iPads to other devices.

Jeffco Schools Diversity Expos

Our library staff jointly serves as building Diversity Liaisons to the Office of Student Engagement. Ms. Gutierrez's notes from the district's twice-annual Diversity Expo days:

2014:15: Engaging Through Many Lenses

Spring 2015: annotated notes (via Wakelet, originally on Storify) on cultural proficiency, supporting LGBTQ students, and transgender students

2015-16: Engaging Through Many Stories

Fall 2015: annotated Tweets (via Wakelet, originally on Storify) on public libraries' work on diversity awareness and LGBTQ issues in our district

Spring 2016: annotated Tweets (via Wakelet, originally on Storify) on stereotype threat and impostor syndrome; youth engagement, equity, and the needs of ELA classrooms; and leading for equity through culturally responsive actions

2016-17: Equity = Meaningful Courageous Conversations

Fall 2016: session notes on Diversity Liaison work, linguistic bias, and critical race theory

Spring 2017: session notes on facilitating restorative circles, microaggressions, and supporting transgender students

2017-18: Engaging in Meaningful Courageous Conversations about Race and Social Class

Fall 2017: session notes on responding to hate incidents, race and class, and microaggressions

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