Welcome to the Innovation Learning Center (ILC) at Niu Valley Middle School.
The ILC supports NVMS students and teachers with flexible seating and state-of-the-art digital tools to allow school-related ideas and projects to soar.
Teachers use the ILC as an extension of the classroom, either bringing their entire class or sending individuals or small groups of students to create tangible or digital products. Movable furniture and large screen monitors accommodate groups of up to 50 (table-seating) or up to 75 (floor-seating).
The ILC also offers traditional library resources, including books, graphic novels, and online articles and videos. Curl up on a sofa to read a good book. Use one of the Mac computers or Google Chromebooks to complete and print assignments. Find a quiet place to work before, during or after class.
CHECKING OUT A PHYSICAL LIBRARY BOOK (Currently only available for in-person and blended learning students)
Browse the school’s online catalog (LS2 Pac) for books available to borrow (https://bit.ly/NVMSLibraryBooks)
Complete and submit NVMS Library Book Request Form https://bit.ly/NVMSBorrow – 2 book limit
Available books will be delivered to student’s homeroom/advisory with copy of request for distribution
Library books should be returned to designated ILC cart/bin for proper processing and sanitation in accordance with established guidelines (http://www.ala.org/alcts/preservationweek/resources/pandemic)
Closed till further notice. Students are encouraged to use the online services listed below.
- No eating, drinking, gum chewing. (All water bottles are to be placed on the floor.)
- No running.
- No socializing or “hanging out.” Active reading or doing homework/assignments only.
- Please whisper.
- Push in chair upon leaving.
- Sign out to use computer/laptop and be ready to show your sticker on the back of your student ID card. Only school related work is allowed computers/laptops.
Priority is given to class-related projects that are of an original design and that can fit in the palm of your hand.
Borrow hundreds of fiction and nonfiction titles.
Digital Library (Overdrive and Kindle)
User Name: Your picture student ID #
Password: Your state ID (HSA testing login) #
Click on the title of the book to borrow.
EBSCO HOST RESEARCH DATABASE
A powerful online research database with articles from credible and venerable sources, many of which are not available elsewhere.
User Name: niuvalleyms
Explore the fact-checked online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of objective articles, biographies, videos, and images.
School Access ID: niuvalleyms
School Passcode: niuvalleyms
User Name: nvms31
Teachers, students, and parents can access more than 148,000 multimedia resources—including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, articles, activities, worksheets, interactive materials, and more—on any Internet-enabled device, anytime, anywhere.
All video content is correlated to Common Core, national, state, provincial, IB Organization, College Board AP, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards, as well as 21st Century Skills.
Video producers include A&E, the BBC, ABC News, NBC News, National Geographic, HBO Documentary Films, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, Annenberg Learner, TED, VEA, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.