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Edcamp Library Promise Goes Virtual

Digital Promise

The focus of Klein Independent School District’s Edcamp Library Promise is to invite educators interested in building strong school library programs to share ideas, lessons, tech tools, and best practices that promote vibrant school libraries for every learner.

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Mini-Conference Schedule: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," a Library 2.0 Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded. Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.

Live Education Events Are Back. But if They Host It, Will You Come?

Edsurge

After a grueling and prolonged pandemic, the days of stacked education conference calendars spanning the globe and events pulling in thousands of attendees might almost seem like a relic of bygone era. DLAC’s live event portion does come with some caveats. Education Technology Events

List of Mini-Conference Sessions: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," a Library 2.0 Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021, from 12:00 - 3:00 US-Pacific Time. This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded. and at the Library 2.0

Facing declines in reading proficiency, rural libraries step in

The Hechinger Report

Three years ago, Darlene Thomas-Burroughs, branch manager of the Hardeeville Library in the rural town of Hardeeville, South Carolina, heard about a new way that library employees could help kids boost their reading scores.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. We have over 1,800 people already registered for this event. This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.

EdSurge’s First International Education Technology Events Calendar

Edsurge

Twice per year, EdSurge creates a calendar of K-12 and higher education technology events in the U.S. Each year, as the list grows, the font gets smaller and smaller—while there are still plenty of events to include. That’s why in 2019, we’re offering something new: an additional events calendar dedicated to edtech events happening outside the U.S. And like our K-12 and higher-ed events calendars, this one is also free to download. edtech events?

Remake Learning Days Celebrate Hands-On Learning Through Free Events

Edsurge

Welcome to Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA), a celebration of nearly 850 hands-on learning events continuing to the end of May on topics relating to arts, making, the outdoors and technology. The majority of events are free, located across America from Eastern Kentucky to Pennsylvania and Chicago to Tennessee. The types of events vary widely. These are just two of the hundreds of events taking place during across the country.

Barrow Night at the Athens Clarke Public Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

September is National Library Card Signup Month. I’ve always dreamed that every student in our school would have a library card, but each year it seems to slip off my plate. This year, I brought the idea up at our monthly media specialist meeting and we started brainstorming ideas with Evan Bush, the children’s librarian at the main branch of the Athens Clarke County Library. I also created a Facebook event page on our David C. Happy Library Card Month!

Recordings Now Publicly Available - Library 2.0 "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," was held online on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. You do need to be logged into Library 2.0 Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0

Schedule for Thursday's "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0) - Register Now

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Just a few days away, our third Library 2.021 mini-conference, " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. There are over 3,100 people already registered for this event. Please also join this Library 2.0

Travel the Globe With These 50 International Education Technology Events in 2020

Edsurge

Now we present our second annual international events calendar, stuffed with 50 events to help you do the same. Check out our collection of conferences, summits and convenings, a healthy mix of education events catering to K-12, higher ed and business audiences.

How the local public library helped one school district cope with Covid

The Hechinger Report

In Port Orford, Oregon, it’s a quick walk from the elementary and middle school building to the town library—the two buildings are right down the street from each other. Library partnership and community. One class with over 20 students, for example, was moved into the library.

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School Library Club students as they worked to design solutions to problems they identified in their community. As a teacher librarian, what sparked your interest and willingness to bring making into your library? Someone who is going to open their classroom or library to making has to be willing to learn and take risks. Why the library?

Facing Barriers in the Library: Self Check Out

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Several years ago, our library assistants were cut when education funding was cut due to the economy, and they’ve not been added back. When that happened, I had to examine our library and think about what I could let go of and what I wouldn’t compromise.

Sessions Announced for "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Just two weeks away, our third Library 2.021 mini-conference, " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. There are over 2,600 people already registered for this event. Please also join this Library 2.0

Taking You Higher: Don’t Miss These 40+ Higher-Ed Events Happening in 2019-2020

Edsurge

We’ve compiled a free, downloadable calendar of the can’t-miss events for higher-ed instructors and entrepreneurs. You’ll often find EdSurge reporters, researchers and other staff members at these events, scribbling and typing away to chronicle the latest chatter, insights and news on emerging trends in the future of learning. You can also click on the events for a link to their website to find out more. Red events emphasize the business of edtech more than pedagogy.

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

edWeb.net

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, Library Media Specialist and Technology Liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.015 Online Events Start Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library and learning conversations! Today , October 19th, is our third annual teacher-librarian pre-conference event, “ Teacher Librarian Day ,” which kicks off at 4:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time. While all the details of the 50+ conference sessions, keynotes, and distinguished speaker presentations are on the Library 2.015 conference site , a quick listing is below to get you thinking about which sessions you might be able to attend live.

School Libraries Work! 2016

NeverEndingSearch

. Among the many exciting events at AASL National in Columbus was Scholastic’s release of the 2016 edition of School Libraries Work! . The downloadable document, builds on the 2008 edition, collecting and highlighting more than 30 separate national and state research studies pointing to the impact of school libraries and librarians on teaching and learning and proving that when school librarians are cut, student achievement suffers. Through School Libraries Work!,

?Up, Out and Away! The 2018 Higher Education Technology Events Calendar

Edsurge

So we’ve compiled a list of the education technology events for the higher-ed community happening across the world in 2018. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so make sure to check out our events page to keep posted on upcoming events near you.). Some new events have also been added, including the New York Times’ invite-only gathering for higher education leaders, and the Connect Higher Education Summit by LearningHouse. Aw, you left out my favorite event!

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. There has been a real excitement for this years event, and our conference network reached over 20,000 registered members this past week!

Secrets from the library lines: 5 ways schools can boost digital engagement

eSchool News

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, library media specialist and technology liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

Announcing the Library 2.020 "Sustainability in Libraries" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Sustainability in Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Library Service, Safety, & Security: Resources & North Vancouver Library Stabbing Attacks

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have a collection of resources from Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0. Today we've added a blog post from him on the North Vancouver Library stabbing attacks, " Edged Weapons Awareness." Here are all of the available Library Service, Safety, and Security BLOG POSTS, PODCASTS, and WEBINARS on Library 2.0.

Library 2.0 Webinar: "The Safe Library" + Blog Post: "Creating the Perfect Library Security Officer" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"The Safe Library: Lessons (I’ve Learned) in Keeping Staff and Patrons Better Protected" Part of a special Library 2.0 OVERVIEW : We invite you to join us for a 90-minute webinar presented by Library 2.0 You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

A padlocked drinking fountain, tree stump seats and a caution-taped library: See how the coronavirus has transformed schools

The Hechinger Report

Picture of library shelves with “caution do not enter” tape. Elsewhere, a school used caution tape to prevent students from roaming through bookshelves in the library. In Florida and Wisconsin, schools have padlocked or sealed drinking fountains to keep kids from using them.

18 Resources to Engage Students in Current Events – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

Engaging in current events is an important part of academic scholarship and growth. Another way to help students stay abreast of current events is to guide them towards authentic news agencies and resources, especially those that engage in social media. Many newspapers are now behind a paywall (although your local or school library may have digital access for students and teachers). Blog Featured Current Events Daily Genius Jennifer Carey

Announcing Our First Library 2.020 Mini-Conference: "Wholehearted Libraries"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.020 mini-conference: "Wholehearted Libraries," which will be held online (and for free) on Tuesday, March 10th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Standard Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0

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. Hooray for the public library sharing their summer reading program. Another project I’ve been working on is proving books to an additional community within our school to build up home libraries.

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. Hooray for the public library sharing their summer reading program. Another project I’ve been working on is proving books to an additional community within our school to build up home libraries.

App of the Week: Current events for young learners

eSchool News

A new edition arrives in the online library for every week of the typical U.S. school year, and it covers popular current events topics such as movies, sports, holidays, or environmental issues, many of which are aligned with Common Core standards.

Save The Date for Dozens of Higher Ed Events in 2020

Edsurge

The calendar below lists events happening in 2020. The PDF includes links to the event websites where you can find the most current information for each conference. In most cases, anyone can attend any of the events on the list. Aw, you left out my favorite event!