Library 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This event is being organized in partnership with the American Library Association and will feature ALA president Julie Todaro as moderator for the opening panel and the closing keynote speaker. Please also join this Library 2.0

Register Now for the Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're getting close to our Library 2.017 mini-conference: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This event is being organized in partnership with the American Library Association and will feature ALA president Dr. Julie Beth Todaro as moderator for the opening panel and the closing keynote speaker, with Dr. Eileen G. Please also join this Library 2.0

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Webinar Tomorrow + Additional Speakers - "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first Webinar in a special Library 2.0 We've added 30 minutes to the end of the event for optional viewing, during which we'll first hear from Dr. Christie Kaaland , author of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries: Creating a Safe Haven, and then from Shauna Burkeen , the librarian at Marshall County High School who experienced a school shooting this past January with 52 students in the library. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

Final Schedule - Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29th, is our Library 2.017 mini-conference: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This event is being organized in partnership with the American Library Association and will feature ALA president Dr. Julie Beth Todaro as moderator for the opening panel and the closing keynote speaker, with Dr. Eileen G. Please also join this Library 2.0

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Esports in schools can transport these kids from the solitary world of digital gaming into the common space of the school computer lab or library commons. A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry. In colleges and in high schools. And in no small way. Competitive gaming has become a billion dollar business and is projected to grow exponentially.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators

Waterford

Culturally responsive teaching encompasses little steps like adding diverse books in your classroom library , as well as larger ones like adjusting your curriculum to include voices from marginalized communities. December 2003.

Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students. Original Article Source: [link].

One state’s plan to bring better internet to schools and homes

eSchool News

Since 2003, OneCommunity of Cleveland has been connecting and enabling public benefit organizations across the state like schools, government agencies, healthcare, museums, and libraries with next-generation fiber optics. Ohio’s OneCommunity brings broadband to schools and private homes.

Discovery Education Acquires Mystery Science in $140 Million Deal

Edsurge

Mystery Science offers a library of 300-plus digital activities and lesson plans on subjects from astronomy to zoology, which can be used as a core curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards or as supplemental materials.

Are History Textbooks Worth Using Anymore? Maybe Not, Some Teachers Say

Edsurge

In her 2003 book “ The Language Police ,” education historian Diane Ravitch contends that “every textbook has a point of view, despite a facade of neutrality.”

A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

Laura had returned to New Milford this past September and is literally constructing a modern day Library Media Center. Within a few minutes of us arriving students flooded the Library, a space for conversation, research, learning and inventing. Shortly after, Eric Sheninger, (@NMHS_Principal), greeted us in the library and took us on a tour of the building. Albrecht (2003) borrows two terms from physics - Entropy and Syntropy. New York: Amacon, 2003.

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3 Key Actions for 2021-22 You Can Take Now

edWeb.net

Reinventing spaces—designing flexible classroom spaces and turning a library into a learning commons with flexible seating and mobile bookshelves. As a classroom teacher, Mark was recognized as New Hampshire’s Technology Using Educator of the Year in 2003. By Michele Israel.

Awesome Virtual Online Field Trips

MSEDTechie

Helens changed in the three-year span between 2003 and 2006 with these 360-degree panoramas. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago - Enjoy 360-degree views of galleries showcasing Egyptian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian and Persian cultures Rare Book Room - A virtual library that allows you to not only view but read hundreds of rare and historical copies of books, from Shakespeare to Galileo.

Public colleges shock students by sending them to costly debt collection agencies

The Hechinger Report

To the surprise of many students and parents, public colleges in every state in the country except Louisiana use for-profit debt collection agencies to retrieve overdue tuition, library fees and even parking fines.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm. Leaders at Elizabeth Forward have weighed in on White House summits, transformed libraries into makerspaces, and organized trips to local museums, tech companies, and universities. At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

There should also be outreach to new partners such as libraries and local city councils in an effort to obtain resources and other support. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 1st) is our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," being held online ( and for free ) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Then we will have 14 practitioner-led sessions that look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Please also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0

Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian

Here's an example of an EARLY (2003) video production called Bookfellas, featuring some Guy Ritchie-esque film direction techniques. Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center. I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library. We also have a new information tool in the library! (OK,

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"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panelists for our our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online ( and for free ) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). They and our session presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Please also join the Library 2.0

Resources for Insight and Strategic Thinking

SpeechTechie

particularly supporting the use of a combined rehearsal and visualization strategy for following directions (Gill, Klecan-Aker, Roberts, & Fredenburg, 2003) and have been using these strategies in therapy. I opened Doodle Buddy and made the screenshot image the background, quickly sketched the circles and arrows that represented the "visualizing", and saved that image to the photo library. 2003).

Undents, volvelles, and Didymus the Brazen-Gutted: notes on Ann M. Blair’s _Too Much to Know_

Bryan Alexander

This 2003 issue of the Journal of the History of Ideas offers splendid articles on this topic, including one by Blair. Florilegia also helped provide texts when libraries were small and scarce (35). This is a delightful and very useful book, but only for certain groups of people. You have to either be a bibliophile, or a specialist in early modern history, or a historian of the book to read this with as much utility and pleasure as did I.

New Jersey’s Hespe Overturns District Expansion Referendum

K-12 Schools - Education News

This exceptional decision was made after the state had overruled a voter referendum for expansion three times since 2003 and fifteen years after the first functional capacity point had been reached in the district. In one case, the Park Avenue Elementary School library was divided into seven small classrooms. (Photo: Star-Ledger).

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

Angie Perez and some of her classmates are studying together in a covered plaza that connects a classroom building with the law library at St. The number of all-important graduate school applications from abroad is down for the second year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, after increasing every year since 2003. The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment.

Personal Stories: How Teens Connect with StoryCorps and Podcasts

MindShift

Isay began StoryCorps in 2003 after years of producing radio documentaries that relied on dialogues for content. cities, hired facilitators to help guide the discussions, arranged to store tapes of the conversations at the Library of Congress, and invited ordinary people to come in and interview someone in their lives. A StoryCorps mobile recording booth in front of the New Jersey State Library. New Jersey State Library).

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back!

The Daring Librarian

On Friday I was looking pensively at my boxed sets of the Living Books CD-ROM collection in my school library. Not any of our iBooks, MacBook Pros, eMacs (2003), or brand spanking new iMacs. I am so glad though that that kind of creativity and artistry has come back to the consumer.the student, and the school library! Brøderbund''s Living Books Are Back for the iPad & iPhone Thanks to Wanderful Books !

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

The key mission is to provide a professional learning community where librarians can leverage technology knowledge and expertise to improve school library programs, increase access to information, and foster strong teaching and learning environments in a connected world. In Trends Aside, Libraries Support Student Content Creation Now , SLJ’s Matt Collette described librarians have long been addressing the Report’s identified challenges. link] (2003).

A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

The Hechinger Report

ohnson, a Little Rock native, came to the Arkansas side of the Delta in 2003 with Teach For America. Library class is one of Clarksdale Collegiate’s core programs. In the school’s first year, every child had library every day. After reading together and separately, students in library class get a “brain break” with virtual reality goggles. Johnson said that much of that money went to one-time startup costs, such as stocking the library.

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation

MindShift

Wunn became executive director of the National Speech and Debate Association in 2003, and began working to transform the association, adding 60,000 students nationwide to the association’s membership as well as adding a popular new category of debate that focuses on issues surrounding current events.

CyArk: digitally preserving and sharing our vulnerable heritage

NeverEndingSearch

Founded in 2003, CyArk (for cyber archive), is an international nonprofit dedicated to enhancing accessibility to and digitally preserving heritage sites for future generations. The mission: to create a free, 3D online library of the world’s cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time. We’re losing the sites and the stories faster than we can physically preserve them. Ben Kacyra.

University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

The Hechinger Report

Looking at data from 2003 and 2012 for 448 small private colleges, it found that higher tuition discounts did not correlate with increased low-income or minority student enrollment. The $81 million Joe and Rika Mansueto Library opened in 2011. It dedicated a new $81 million library — with less than a third of its cost funded by the building’s namesake donors — in 2011, adding its gleaming, postmodern-domed reading room to the campus’ Gothic and Brutalist edifices.

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The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003) who views the Web as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 27, 65-67. Health Informatics and Libraries Journal, 24(1), 2-23. 2003) Media Technology and Society: A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet. This is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.'

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates by 23 percentage points, which adds up to more than $60 million. The ID records included when students entered classroom buildings, returned to the dorm at night, checked out library books or bought a coffee. Keenan Robinson works out at Georgia State University’s fitness center. School advisers drew on predictive analytics to point him toward a degree in respiratory therapy. Photo: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003), preferring to view social applications as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association 27, 65-67. 2003). This is a continuation from yesterday''s post on changing roles , disruptive innovation and the survival of higher education. Changing Times It is now time to take stock.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

But you can own access to the full library by buying the Summit all-access pass, which is $99, a $50 savings from the price after the 25th. The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit is in its final week.