Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer. Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer. Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library.

NJASL takeaway #1 Do they skip into your library?

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One of those leaders is Jennifer Latimer of Clinton Elementary School Library in Maplewood, NJ, who blogs as Anywhere Librarian and tweets as @jenlatimer. Harris Award for a Progressive School Library Media Program. The library can and should be about playful learning.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Department of Education and the Library of Congress also received the CUE delegation for meetings that took place in advance of the Summit.

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night

NeverEndingSearch

We need to tell legislators how important school libraries and librarians are to our students and we need your voice to take up the rallying cry. Here’s how you can help: On Thursday, April 9, 2015, between 7-8pm , post one or all of the tweets below, or create your own: School libraries receive over 1.3 getESEAright – include funding for school libraries with the SKILLS Act. Strong school libraries drive student achievement! activism advocacy twitter

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Department of Education and the Library of Congress also received the CUE delegation for meetings that took place in advance of the Summit.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. The Barrow Spelling Bee is held in the library and broadcast to the school and families through Google Hangouts on Air.

ESSA learning more, doing more

NeverEndingSearch

I’d venture to say that most of us could stand to learn a little more about ESSA and its potential for school libraries and the communities we serve. Deb’s presentation ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act: Implications for School Library Programs , shares critical background on the ESSA reauthorization and a plan for moving forward. activism advocacy ESSA technology

Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA (facilitated by Andy Plemmons). Host your own picture book smackdown in your classroom, library, or district. We are nearing the end of November, which means the close of Picture Book Month.

To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

It was a book I relied on when I taught elementary school. MY STUDENTS ARE NOT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Two words: Public library. Mineral Point has an excellent public library with helpful and knowledgeable staff. Library staff offers a storytime for little ones every Monday morning at 10 A.M. If transportation is an issue, consider utilizing Overdrive , a digital library of eBooks and audiobooks.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. Research from School Library Journal indicates that maker activities at elementary and middle schools increased by 4 percent from 2014 to 2017. It’s a creative space where students not only can build things, but also create things, such as a new advocacy program on a social issue. “In 5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. jena.passut_7651.

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Orientation Inspiration 2017

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And there seem to be a few go-to digital tools to support engagement, discovery and setting a fun and participatory tone for what library (and the librarian) looks like. For her DIY approach, We use videos, QR codes, a Google Form and Flubaroo to introduce freshmen to our high school library.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, and junior Ulises Santillano Tlaseca troubleshoot a 3D printing job in the library’s maker space. When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. based education advocacy group. “It

Spanish-Speaking Parents Struggle to Learn How Well Schools Serve Their Children

Edsurge

Both attend Dover Elementary School where student achievement in math and English decreased significantly during the last year. According to data from the California School Dashboard , Dover Elementary School has also seen significant drops in achievement for both ELL students and those who have been reclassified, after passing exams, from ELL to proficient. For people to go into the library to be able to access that data, that’s hard too.

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Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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Michelle’s professional background also includes her tenure at the Hesperia Unified School District as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and finalist for CA Elementary Principal of the Year. Step 1: Make a plan.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES AQUIRES MOTION MATH ( www.curriculumassociates.com ) & ( motionmathgames.com ) Curriculum Associates has acquired Motion Math to further help elementary students improve their math fluency and number sense in key conceptual areas.

Work Your Dreams Using the Top Five Leadership Competencies with Secretary of State Linda McCulloch

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program, and help advance rural education advocacy regarding the federal No Child Left Behind law. degrees in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Supervision of Library Media Programs from the University of Montana.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

Jaguar Academy is often library-quiet. And when kids should stop going to elementary school and start attending a middle school across town. Last year, for example, the elementary teachers stopped being generalists and started to specialize.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. The list of Tuesday''s sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). To see the schedule in your own time zone, with the full session descriptions and a link to enter each session, go to [link]. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Recordings of all sessions are available here.

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Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

The Hechinger Report

This fall, students at Enterprise Attendance Center in the small city of Brookhaven may get to draw, paint and make crafts in an elementary art class — the first the school has had in 12 years. billion on elementary and secondary education.

New York’s upstate cities have some of the worst schools in the country

The Hechinger Report

A hallway at Franklin Elementary school lined with tiny lockers and student art. Katrina Allen, principal at Franklin Elementary School in Syracuse’s Washington Square neighborhood, has watched her city transform from manufacturing boomtown to bust.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D. Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education) Using Scratch and Picoboards to teach "x", Maths and Science - Martin Levins, Director IT What''s The Connection?

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

— Inside a high-ceilinged library at Northridge High School here, seniors are typing on 16-year-old laptops donated by a local Rotary Club. We’re doing everything we can,” says Mr. Norton, as the seniors in the library close their balky laptops and head to class.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

Facebook said it would work with the ed-tech advocacy group Digital Promise to teach digital skills.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

The Hechinger Report

She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, in Yazoo County, and now teaches there, at Bentonia Gibbs Elementary. In the 2015-16 school year, none of the social studies textbooks listed for use in the state’s fourth grade classroom was published before 2005.

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