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


While she learned to navigate and understand the value of her library’s network of databases, she knows that many kids don’t even know what a database is. She recognizes the library as a safe space for the individual and as an important space that creates community.

5 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 03.20.15 - What to Assess? Library of Congress on Pinterest, An Adult Coloring Book, A School Librarians Advocacy Video, and Who's Tracking Your Emails?

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Library of Congress celebrating " Women''s History Month" on Pinterest. Library of Congress on Pinterest, with 32 boards and 790 pins ( follow ) -- pretty cool! Meet The Woman Who Sold A Million Copies Of Her Coloring Books For Adults -- the article Johanna Basford''s website See her Instagram account below. A school librarian advocacy video from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, worth watching. BEST school librarian advocacy video!

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.

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


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

For Readers Only

Reading By Example

I was able to weed out a dozen or so books from my home library. I quickly reminded myself that if someone needed books to make ends meet, they can have them.). Advocacy ReadingMost were read, a few had been sitting idle for years, all worthy of new readers.

Let’s All Connect for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day 2016

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Part of the fun is meeting new friends, planning your read alouds, and seeing what magical things happen during your connection that you weren’t even expecting. You can read more about World Read Aloud Day 2015 on Expect the Miraculous and The Library Voice. It’s time for us all to start making plans and building excitement for Litworld ‘s World Read Aloud Day 2016.

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. 2nd grade is collaborating in a Google Hangout facilitated from the library.

Guest Post: From Consumption to Creation: Future Ready Librarians Embrace Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a former librarian and district leader, I found that success was the best form of advocacy—when the great work of librarians is shared and documented, good things follow for students and library programs. Additionally, submissions are evaluated by practicing library leaders.

ESSA learning more, doing more


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. We need to meet with the Departments of Education in our states to ensure we are part of the competitive grant programs to launch in 2017.

When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Recently, during a student book budget meeting, we met with Jim Boon from Capstone. Jim always listens to students and makes sure they have what they need in order to purchase books for the library. He suggested that she send an email to Amy Cox, Capstone Library Marketing Manager. Can you search your library catalog and see if you already have this book? Advocacy book budgets Lesson amplification Amy Cox capstone signs student book budgets student voice vendors

Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

Public libraries would be a logical connection. At my last school, we partnered with our local library in bringing Michael Perry to our building. After his talk at the local library the previous night for a citywide read of Population: 485 , we brought the author over to our school for an hour-long chat with our 4th and 5th graders about his new series. Michael Perry speaking at our public library.

Events Newsletter - Library Negotiations (Today) - Reinventing Education - OZeLive - Open Licensing - Google in Ed - ISTEunplugged

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Monday, February 23rd at 3pm Library 2.0 Pat will share his 30-plus years of fieldwork, advocacy (he published Growing Without Schooling magazine from 1986 to 2001), and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help you and your children learn in their own ways. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Library 2.0

It’s Time to Plan World Read Aloud Week 2018

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Part of the fun is meeting new friends, planning your read alouds, and seeing what magical things happen during your connection that you weren’t even expecting. You can read more about previous World Read Aloud Day connections on Expect the Miraculous and The Library Voice. Advocacy authors event collaboration connected learning connecting global audience global collaboration google hangout illustrators read aloud skype World Read Aloud Day

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.

Tweeting response to the NEA Opportunity Dashboard


Greetings from Hershey and #PSLA15 where AASL President Terri Grief shared a plan for responding to the omission of school libraries from the NEA Opportunity Dashboard literature. She is composing an official letter to NEA and will meet with NEA leadership next week in Washington, DC. When I meet with them on Tuesday, I would love to be able to say that thousands of us have expressed concern. aasl advocacy NEA Opportunity Dashboard

Wishes and Plans: Exploring Life Challenges Through Books

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

In his recent Newbery speech , Matt de la Pena referenced an encounter with a librarian where she said that she loved his books but didn’t stock them in her library because she didn’t have those kinds of kids at her school. While Charlie is with her aunt and uncle, she meets a stray dog who she names Wishbone. Check them out at your local independent bookshop or library and add them to your collection.

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.

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


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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Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

Gaddis explained how Wake County focused their professional learning by first identifying three groups: teachers, leadership, and school library media coordinators. By Eileen Belastock. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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


Nearly a dozen education organizations have endorsed the bill, including the American Library Association; the Consortium for School Networking; the International Society for Technology in Education; the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). The meetings around this legislation began as early as September 2018, according to Christine Fox, deputy executive director of SETDA.

Students Are Learning Outside of School. Why Don’t They Earn Credit for It?


There is a need for increased flexibility—live lessons and self-paced projects, new tools for self advocacy and creative tech platforms. PPE production could utilize sewing skills, CAD and even developing equipment lending programs with schools or libraries.

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.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

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.

Critical Steps for Safeguarding Data Privacy

Today, Ann works as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership 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.

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6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Discovery Education

Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources . S how students that human rights advocacy is a frame-of-mind by introducing them t o courageous activists from around the world and learn how to initiate the conversations that bring about real change.

The database “thing” state-by-state


In my job teaching new librarians, mostly online, I get to meet new professionals from around the country, some from around the world, some who are utterly unsure where their first professional job will take them. I meet with educators and many others who seem quite unaware of the resources provided for citizens by their state libraries. When I think of state library-supported subscription databases I think of both fabulous potential and waste.

Digital Equity After the Pandemic

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.

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. Written by: Robyn D.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

Today, Ann works as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership 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.

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. 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. Students who don’t have the buffer of wealth can’t always weather the unpredictable blows in life that will leave a library bill unpaid.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

Convening Your Community for Action: Just as the vision plan is developed with stakeholder support, Michael Arensdorff, Senior Director of Technology at Oak Park Elementary School District 97, said he meets regularly with an advisory committee (which can include students and a representative of the Oak Park Public Library as well as other district educators and leadership) to discuss their needs. For instance, one barrier to access was library cards.