The Book of Broadway

The Definitive Plays and Musicals

81txugtytflBy Eric Grode
Call Number: PN2277.N5 G75 2017
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Lose yourself in 150 profiles of the best, most influential, and most important Broadway musicals and plays ever produced. Shows profiled include everything from the 1860s musical The Black Crook, which captivated and titillated audiences for more than five hours, to Hamilton, Broadway’s biggest story of 2016. The men and women who shaped Broadway history–such as Stephen Sondheim, Tennessee Williams, Bernadette Peters, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ethel Merman, Marlon Brando, August Wilson, and Nathan Lane–are celebrated for their groundbreaking work and photographs throughout illustrate the stunning designs of the shows.

Future Crimes

Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World

9780552170802-us-300By Marc Goodman
Call Number: HV6773 .G665 2016
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Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side: our technology can be turned against us. And just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning–from implantable medical devices to drones and 3-D printers, all of which can be hacked, with disastrous consequences. With explosive insights based on a career in law enforcement and counterterrorism, leading authority on global security Marc Goodman takes readers on a vivid journey through the darkest recesses of the Internet. He explores how bad actors are primed to hijack the technologies of tomorrow. Provocative, thrilling, and ultimately empowering, Future Crimes will serve as an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control of our own devices and harness technology’s tremendous power for the betterment of humanity–before it’s too late.

Communication and Phonics

Early Communication Skills

51fprnikxwl-_sx351_bo1204203200_By Charlotte Lynch and Julia Kidd
Call Number: LB1140.5.L3 L96 2016
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Early Communication Skills has been a popular and widely used publication since becoming available in 1991. Now in its third edition, the resource retains its original approach to communication, providing a source of fresh educational and therapeutic ideas for pre-school children. This accessible resource contains ideas for a six-session programe that could be delivered in support and training, and is ideal for educators and parents as well as Speech and Language Therapists working with Early Years.

Phonological Awareness: From Research to Practice

largeBy Gail T. Gillon
Call Number: LB1573.3 .G48 2018
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Translating cutting-edge research into practical recommendations for assessment and instruction, this book has helped thousands of readers understand the key role of phonological awareness in the development of reading, writing, and spelling. It clearly shows how children’s knowledge about the sound structure of spoken language contributes to literacy acquisition. Evidence-based strategies are described for enhancing all learners’ phonological awareness and effectively supporting those who are struggling (ages 3-17). The book discusses ways to tailor instruction and intervention for a broad range of students, including English language learners (ELLs) and those with reading or language disorders. Subject Areas/Key Words: phonological awareness, phonological skills, phonemic awareness, phonemes, phonology, phonics, spoken language impairments, oral language, written language, reading development, early literacy development, oracy, speaking, teaching, assessments, interventions, instructional approaches, speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology, special education, struggling learners, speech problems, speech disorders, learning disabilities, learning disorders, specific language impairments, dyslexia, reading disorders, spelling development, English language learners, at-risk students, speech-language therapists, early childhood education, preschoolers; English as a second language; second-language acquisition; learning multiple languages; metalinguistics; sounds.

Teaching Children

Differentiated Instruction Made Practical

9780815370819By Rhonda Bondie and Akane Zusho
Call Number: LB1031 .B67 2018
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Need to decide when, why, and how to differentiate instruction in the classroom? Differentiated Instruction Made Practical introduces teachers to All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED), an easy-to-use framework that enables tailored instruction for every learner. These unique, self-regulated learning routines were developed by an experienced K-12 teacher and researcher in collaboration with an educational psychology scholar. Filled with useful classroom examples, evaluation procedures, self-reflection activities, and relevant background information, this essential guide will help classroom teachers think on their feet and promote success for all students-not just the middle of the pack.

Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms

productresizehandlerBy Wilma Robles de Meléndez and Vesna Beck
Call Number: LC1099.3 .D4 2019
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This in-depth exploration discusses the need for addressing diversity and multicultural realities in the classroom. It prepares you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and strategies to create a developmentally appropriate, respectful, and culturally responsive classroom and teaching environment. You’ll find practical information, ideas, and strategies that you can apply to classroom practice for young children. There are guidelines on how to create relationships between the school, community, and family as essential partners that influence a child’s success. Questions about how to deal with a bilingual child, a child with exceptionalities, and non-traditional parents are also addressed. Finally, you’ll learn the benefits of teaching multiculturalism from a global perspective.

Teaching STEM

STEM Lesson Essentials, Grades 3-8: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

51UXAvjUGTL._SX393_BO1,204,203,200_By Jo Anne Vasquez, Cary Sneider and Michael Comer
Call Number: LB1585.3 .V38 2013
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Want to know how to implement authentic STEM teaching and learning into your classroom? STEM Lesson Essentials provides all the tools and strategies you’ll need to design integrated, interdisciplinary STEM lessons and units that are relevant and exciting to your students. With clear definitions of both STEM and STEM literacy, the authors argue that STEM in itself is not a curriculum, but rather a way of organizing and delivering instruction by weaving the four disciplines together in intentional ways. Rather than adding two new subjects to the curriculum, the engineering and technology practices can instead be blended into existing math and science lessons in ways that engage students and help them master 21st century skills.

Engineering in Elementary STEM Education: Curriculum Design, Instruction, Learning, and Assessment

9780807776711By Christine M. Cunningham
Call Number: LB1585.3 .C86 2018
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Bolstered by new standards and new initiatives to promote STEM education, engineering is making its way into the school curriculum. This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of Science team that has spent 15 years developing elementary engineering curricula, this book outlines how engineering can be integrated into a broader STEM curriculum, details its pedagogical benefits to students, and includes classroom examples to help educators tailor instruction to engage diverse students.

New College Success Materials

Here are some new books with tips for studying, learning, and overall success in college!

Ready Study Go! Smart Ways to Learn

51oolq0fskl-_sx324_bo1204203200_By Khurshed Batliwala and Dinesh Ghodke
Call Number: BF201 .B38 2016
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Can studying really be interesting and enjoyable? This book explores attitudes towards studying and offers tips and techniques to turn studying into an interesting, enjoyable activity instead of the dull drudgery that it is for most people.

Learning from the Learners

9781442278615Edited by Elizabeth Berry, Bettina J. Huber, and Cynthia Z. Rawitch
Call Number: LB2395 .L385 2018
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This book turns the traditional approach to student success on its head by examining the learning habits of successful students based on what they have told us about their learning strategies, on what they do to succeed in college, and on the teaching practices they think best foster their learning. This approach is in stark contrast to most recent studies of learning at the college level which focus on what students need to do to succeed, but are written from the point of view of “experts” who provide advice to struggling students.

The Student Leadership Challenge

51kf0zr8til-_sx331_bo1204203200_By James Kouzes and Barry Posner
Call Number: LB2346 .K68 2018
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The Student Leadership Challenge tailors one of the world’s most respected leadership models to students’ unique needs, and provides a proven pathway to success. Based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, this book merges solid research with personal stories from real-world student leaders to help students develop the critical skills they need to lead both now and after graduation. Useful from high school to graduate school and beyond, these lessons are reinforced by reflective and critical thinking activities to help students internalize important concepts while honestly assessing their own practices. Updated and expanded, this new third edition includes four extra chapters to allow deeper investigation, while broader, deeper, and more vivid examples from real-life students illustrate what student leadership looks like around the world. New discussion delves into the research behind the model, as well as the usefulness of leadership in the transition to post-graduate life.

The Freshman Survival Guide

51tolddsezl-_sx329_bo1204203200_By Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey
Call Number: LB2343.32 .F74 2016
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In the four years since its initial publication, The Freshman Survival Guide has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. This updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they’ve encountered in their lives: heading off to college.

The Secrets of College Success

51euvhzinul-_sx327_bo1204203200_By Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman
Call Number: LB2343.32 .J35 2013
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The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal. The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to: Pick courses and choose a major; manage your time and develop college-level study skills; get on top of the core requirements; get good grades and avoid stress; interact effectively with the professor; match college and career, and more. New to this second edition are tips for: online courses and MOOCs; community colleges, engineering schools, and arts and design colleges; r-readers, tablets, and laptops; taking out student loans and paying them off, and more.

We’re moving from Books 24×7 to Skillsoft Books

Our database Books 24×7 has become Skillsoft Books, with a dramatically improved user interface. The collection behind that interface has expanded, and we are not aware of any popular titles being dropped.

Ivy Tech users can access Skillsoft Books immediately, and continue to access Books 24×7 until May 12th, to lessen impact on this semester. Changes will be made to our Library guides and website during this time, and Professors will need to change links to Books 24×7 in their course materials for future semesters.

Skillsoft books does not require a separate user account like Books 24×7. Instead, you  will be prompted to log in using your IvyTech username and password.

Users who have created Personal Folders in Books 24×7, for collections of frequently-used titles, will need to recreate these collections in the new Skillsoft portal. This is easy, but somewhat time-consuming as you must search each title and add it. Here’s how:

Log in to Books 24×7 and open your Personal Folders. On the toolbar, click the export button and in the dialog box choose the file format you prefer.

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You will be prompted to save the file to your device. Open the file on your device. The Excel file has the titles in one column; Word has them in a list. In either, the titles are hyperlinks back to Books 24×7.

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Searching these titles in Skillsoft is the easiest way to recreate your list. Open and log in to Skillsoft Books, and type your first title in the search box at the top. From the results list, click the Launch button next to your title and choose Save from the drop-down menu.

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You will be prompted where to save it; choose New Set, give it a title, and add any other information you want. Only the title is required.

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This Set will now appear when you click on the My Shelf icon at the top of the Skillsoft home page. Simply click on the title to open the list of saved titles, which can be books, videos, or presentations.

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From the My Shelf menu, you can also use Add Learning Event and save a group of resources to it.

The Ethics of Touch

41udgzsgptl-_sx386_bo1204203200_The Hands-on Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Professional, Safe and Enduring Practice

By Cherie M. Sohnen-Moe
Call number: RZ999 .B465 2003
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In this groundbreaking work on ethics, Ben Benjamin and Cherie Sohnen-Moe directly address the difficult, confusing, and seldom-discussed-but-often-troubling dilemmas confronting touch therapy practitioners. By honestly describing the issues, identifying clear principles, naming specific resources and using stories straight from the treatment room, they have written a book to guide, support and inspire both students and seasoned practitioners. Reflective exercises and questions allow the reader to personalize each chapter. With love and respect for the field and for clients everywhere, Dr. Benjamin and Ms. Sohnen-Moe articulate high expectations and outline practical steps to meet them. This book belongs in the office of every somatic practitioner and in the classrooms of every professional training school.
The Ethics of Touch has sold 60,000 copies, and is recommended by more than 750 healing arts associations and schools. Over 250 schools require it as a text.
The first edition of The Ethics of Touch was five years in the making. The second edition is significantly revised with additional and updated material, and new chapters. It is a collaborative endeavor of many knowledgeable, caring, and articulate professionals. Most massage therapists, bodyworkers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and other somatic practitioners do not receive adequate ethics training in school. This book supports hands-on professionals in expanding their knowledge about the field of ethics, to better manage boundaries, and to run ethical practices.

Changes to the Second Edition:

  • New chapters on “Communications Techniques and Strategies” and “The Team Approach”
  • Updated Web links throughout
  • Inclusion of Topics and Key Terms in each chapter
  • Glossary with definitions of all the Key Terms on the chapter opener pages
  • Additional scenarios
  • Additional charts, tables, and figures