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Power Up TexQuest: New Resource Implementation

Your district has new TexQuest resources. Follow these steps to INCREASE AWARENESS, USE, AND INTEGRATION of your new resources - as well as all TexQuest resources - at your district or campus.

1. Follow this link to see which resources were added to TexQuest on June 15, 2016. Not only did TexQuest add three new providers, but Gale and Britannica added more resources and features. You may copy and modify this slide show for use at your own school/district.

2. Add the links to your newTexQuest resources on your district, school, and/or library webpages. Contact the support center if you need your customized Gale link. Make it easy for your patrons to find the resources by providing multiple access points and direct links to specific databases. The Provider Support resources and TexQuest Resources Images and Links can help you with icons, widgets, and direct links. Icons and general links for all new resources provided on the right.

3. Customize user names and passwords or IP authenticate. If you customized district access information,it was shared with all new providers. To customize information by campus, please contact each new provider separately at the addresses on the Access and Customization FAQs (linked above). Complete the TexQuest District Customization Request to customize all of your district TexQuest user names and passwords or to IP authenticate so your students don't have to log in when using TexQuest from your campus.

4.  Learn about the new TexQuest resources and their features. The DIY Basic Training on the Training page has been created by the providers with librarians in mind. Each video of less than 30 minutes should provide you with enough "how to" information on each resource to feel comfortable sharing with your teachers. Check out the provider support page for more detailed information to share with your teachers and students.

5. Look at the TexQuest Training Calendar to see if live training or a mini-conference is scheduled for an ESC in your area, or check with your ESC TexQuest contact to see what is planned for this year. Complete the TexQuest Training form to host live webinars from TexQuest providers at your district. 

6. Show your staff how the TexQuest resources help them, as well as their students. Focus on features like Read Aloud, Translate, and TEKS correlations to get their interest. The TexQuest General Resource Guide can be linked, modified, and/or shared with your faculty as a reference. The slide show 13 Ways TexQuest Helps You Reach Students is aligned to the guide and can also be copied and/or modified.

7. Offer short focused training sessions to individuals or small groups. Start with a department, grade level, or special needs group and show them how to use one resource that aligns to their curriculum or needs. Special education is a good place to start. Check out some of the specialized resources at TexQuest .net./programmaterials

8. Encourage students to use the digital resources in TexQuest by featuring resources on your website, using social media, or customizing bookmarks and seasonal promotional materials. Customizable seasonal promotions are available at TexQuest.net/programmaterials.

9. Share TexQuest resources with parents at PTA/PTO meetings, open house, or even virtually. The Parent Connection section has resources for parents including a slide show for parents, articles, and an infographic that can be tweeted or used as a presentation. Encourage parents to use TexQuest at home with their students.

10. Get ideas from librarians and teachers around the state with TexQuest IPAs - Integration & Promotion Activities. Submit one of your own, along with links to share resources you have created. Buidling on our success makes the program stronger!

 

Power Up TexQuest 2016/2017

 

New Resource Icons/Links

Direct links and icons for all TexQuest Resources are available through the TexQuest Provider Support page.

http://ebooks.eb.com/texas

 

 http://search.ebscohost.com
Links available for specific collections at EBSCO support.

 

Direct links with embedded username available at Gale Support.

 

http://discoverer.sirs.com

 

http://teachingbooks.net/texas

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