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Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have two new Library 2.0 First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. Registering for one of the Library 2.0 Webinars coming up in February.

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m beyond excited to finally announce that I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. I’m extremely honored to represent the power of libraries in our world along with the many other talented individuals on this year’s list. Also included is Sue Kowalski, who empowers her students to take charge in the library and is always thinking about how to grow the library program in the community. The library has never been just mine.

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Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education: What We Learned

Educator Innovator

It’s been a year since YALSA and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) started work on the Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education (CE) Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) project. Read the report Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education. In this project Afterschool staff, including library staff, take part, with a small cohort of colleagues, in virtual learning.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

Our special guest speakers included: Lauren Comito , founder of Urban Librarians Unite and recent recipient of Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year Award, who acted as MC State Representative Tom Murt , a former educator and a primary co-sponsor of HB 1355 , legislation that would require every school in Pennsylvania to have a certified librarian. She recognizes the library as a safe space for the individual and as an important space that creates community.

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. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

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. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

Educator Innovator

Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. included libraries, community organizations, advocacy groups, museums, non-profits, cultural organizations, youth-serving institutions, and arts organizations.

Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians

NeverEndingSearch

The School Library Leaders (SLL) project , generously hosted on the site of the National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE) , allows practitioners to pose questions or problems they encounter to the members of this impressive team.

Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

Digital Promise

CLX now has substantial, informative data they can use as a foundation or justification when making decisions around funding, advocacy, partnership, and expansion. One great way to start making connections and expand your network is to meet the people who run programs in your learning ecosystem in person. If you want to plan strategically for the future, you have to know where you’re starting from in the present.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This event will bridge the conversations about learning that are taking place in schools, libraries, museums, work places, and home learning worlds. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Monday, March 3rd at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe: Breaking Down Library Walls , Learn how to use Google Hangout and Edmodo and more to break down the library walls and connect with other people from around the world.

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

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Gaddis explained how Wake County focused their professional learning by first identifying three groups: teachers, leadership, and school library media coordinators. Moore emphasized that districts must prioritize planning time for each group identified to work with each other. “By

Digital Equity Act Would Provide $250M Annually to Address Digital Divide

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who is the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee, introduced the legislation alongside a group of nine other Democratic co-sponsors in the Senate. Representatives at both SETDA and the SHLB Coalition became involved in the process months ago, offering Murray’s office guidance about how the digital divide affects schools, libraries and students, and providing their support for efforts that promote digital equity.

Critical Steps for Safeguarding Data Privacy

edWeb.net

Every stakeholder group needs to have a clear understanding of district policies and their role in implementing them. Today, Ann works as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership to meet the needs of today’s students. By Stacey Pusey.

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Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

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What’s needed to address the digital divide for all is sustainable, dedicated funding that allows districts to meet the needs of the community. Amanda Karhuse has served as the director of advocacy for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) since 2006.

What If Schools Viewed Outdoor Learning as ‘Plan A’?

Edsurge

and since learning inside was deemed dubious at best, the classroom was moved outdoors, where group gatherings were considered safe. Library of Congress ) The photos, shot in black and white, are from the early 20th century, and the disease in question was tuberculosis.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

They may also enjoy quiet trips to a museum, visiting the local library, taking music lessons, painting, and quiet reading spaces. Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Set up meetings to chat with your child’s teacher to explain unique concerns and necessary accommodations. Teacher training is similar to influential groupthink, focusing in on design thinking, group discussions, meetings and project collaboration.

Digital Equity After the Pandemic

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Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives.

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. The stereotypical library can seem like a vestige, making it an easy target when budgets are tight, according to Mark Ray, Vancouver’s director of innovation and library services, “but we want libraries to be the lynchpin of education transformation.”

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that about 21 million Americans lack broadband access, with an independent research group indicating the actual number is twice as high.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

The Hechinger Report

We didn’t pay a parking ticket or a library fine, and our college refused to release our transcript. But imagine that a student’s debt went beyond failing to pay a library fine. A group of colleges has decided to stop holding students captive and allow them to get their lives back on track. trillion in debt, but for many low-income students, even something as comparatively paltry as a library fine can amount to a week’s food budget.

Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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The Benefits of Reading to Children—More Than Just Quality Time Together

Fractus Learning

That’s the message shared by local children’s advocacy and community groups during a meeting at the Main Branch Library on Monday. Coordinated by the Gaston County Early Literacy Collaborative and The Gazette, the meeting kicked off a call to action for the Gaston community to begin crafting an inspired vision about how to improve reading skills and adequately prepare children to learn how to read before they get to kindergarten. “It

Why a Maryland CIO Created a Forum to Connect K-12 Students

Education Superhighway

Meet Gary Davis. This was a collaborative effort between Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll Community College, Carroll County Public Library, and Carroll County Government to build a county-wide 10GB backbone fiber-optic network , linked to the state NetworkMaryland network. At its core, this is primarily a CIO/Director group but it includes the collaboration of our collective IT Departments and staff.

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

Edsurge

For people to go into the library to be able to access that data, that’s hard too. You know you can’t just go into a library to get a library card because nowadays they ask you for an ID. She has also taken her knowledge to school board meetings where she has demanded answers for low proficiency levels and voted on school budgets. “On Many also don’t have the time to take classes with advocacy groups like GO because they work many hours to make ends meet.

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Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

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Faced with fast-changing instructional models, varying infection rates, decreasing revenue sources, and a variety of natural disasters, how can education finance officials meet the short-term needs of their districts as well as longer-term requirements? By Robert Low.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind. a managing member of the Broadband Law Group, said there is “a lot going on at the state level with digital equity and getting the right connectivity.”

Launching Future Ready Librarians

NeverEndingSearch

The project builds on the Alliance’s Leading In and Beyond the Library report which explores the role librarians should play in the transition to digital learning, Following several meetings and a day of work at San Francisco Public Library, our group aligned our own areas of professional expertise and skills to district level Future Ready goals. The printable Future Ready Librarians Fact Sheet can be a critical advocacy tool.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

edWeb.net

Enhanced teacher training: Professional development has always been a part of edtech initiatives, but there’s a difference between leading small group projects within the same classroom and coordinating them between students at home. Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Budgets. Student outcomes.

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Increasingly skeptical students, employees want colleges to show them the money

The Hechinger Report

One of the most active student clubs at Michigan State University meets every other Wednesday in a room above a buzzing cafeteria. One kind of risky deal they unearthed, the students in the group say, cost the school more than $130 million at a time when tuition was increasing much faster than the national average. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum that focuses on economic policy. EAST LANSING, Mich. —

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

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She also noted several important collaboration tools, including establishing group goals, establishing group norms, building trust, delegating roles, promoting problem solving, and building a diverse group. She responded, “Taking a diverse group and melding them into one cohesive staff…you have to very gently guide it in that direction.”. program, and help advance rural education advocacy regarding the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Choosing pass/fail grades may help college students now, but could cost them later

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images. In the midst of such disruption — with hastily prepared classes delivered remotely, and without professors’ office hours, libraries or advisors — students were demanding the option to pass or fail their courses this semester, instead of getting letter grades.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. He is the founder and CEO of Sup Du Jour Consulting Group in Ventura, CA. As the founder of Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, he works to assist districts on innovative cost reduction strategies.

Where Did All These Teen Activists Come From?

MindShift

’ ” At the end of four years of advocacy work, Ana is getting used to cumbersome bureaucratic systems. When she starts to feel discouraged, Ana finds comfort in a group of other teen environmental activists who meet regularly to share ideas, raise money together, and offer solidarity. When the conversation turned to the challenge of balancing school obligations with their commitment to activism, this group had a lot to say.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

edWeb.net

When writing policies, rather than restating the laws and all the legal jargon, administrators need to ask themselves what each group needs to know, and what do they need to do. Then, write policies that help each group enact the laws. And even when a program meets a school’s privacy standards, it may not be an effective education tool for its students. Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Elsewhere, teachers hold daily virtual office hours to check on the academic and emotional well-being of students they can no longer meet face to face. This disparity in home computer and internet access, dubbed the “homework gap,” was a slow-burning problem for most districts in the days when schools were in session and students could get online at libraries, after-school programs, coffee shops and other community gathering spots.