I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher…"
"Cara, I just wanted to add something. I purchased an old trophy at the thrift store and took the figure off the top. Replaced it with a resin garden gnome. This is my shelf elf award . One class a week gets to take it with them and keep it for a…"
"My school has a flexible schedule for 3-5. Believe me it is not the norm here. My principal has seen what we can do with this schedule to pull in technology and how it has positively impacted our students. The teachers accept it, but they would…"
"Georgeanne, thanks for the info. I think my principal will be very interested to hear this. It is a constant struggle to keep the flexible schedule in that the teachers in this district are accustomed to using the LMC for release time. We have been…"
"Connie, lets share ideas. I need ideas that will have the students fighting to get in. My last attemp[t failed miserably and was so boring. I have a few ideas from my principal that I'd like to incorporate and would like to use this as a…"
Really? Which class? We probably had many together since we all were basically doing the same thing. I was in public library for a while then went home and had two kids. Now, I'm in School media. I am really exicted.
Oh yeah! That was a great class. I am starting school again in January to get my licensure. I got as general MLIS because I couldn't do the practicum since I worked in a public library. I think I only have a couple of classes to take to get the lincensure. I'm taking school library first.
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight.
If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
Teacher Librarian at McLain HS
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Mansfield University Scholarship Program – Begin in January 2012
In an ongoing effort to recruit a new generation of school library leaders, Mansfield University recently received a fifth Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) grant to fund scholarships for its totally online School Library & Information Technologies Master of Education degree program with school library certification. If you know of an educator or non-certified librarian seeking school library certification, please pass along the news that we are still accepting applications for the spring 2012 semester.
The Master of Education program, ideally suited for working educators
with no time to drive to a university, offers a convenient and effective path to school library certification. For detailed information and contacts please refer to the Fulfilling the Promise homepage, at http://libweb.mansfield.edu/promise/, or contact Cynthia Keller, Department Chair email@example.com