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…"
"Eric this looks great, I am definitely going to check it out, thanks! I also participate in Goodreads and yesterday read a great post by Joyce Valenza about Story Snoops and it is book lists and book reviews that might be helpful with…"
Over the summer, I started using Scoop.it as a way to organize news and information related to Young Adult Books. I love that they use the term 'curators' to describe their topic moderators; you really do curate the stories, selecting and discarding news items based on relevance to the topic.Users can follow your topic, subscribe to an RSS feed, share your topic on Facebook and Twitter, and even suggest an item…See More
Over the summer, I started using Scoop.it as a way to organize news and information related to Young Adult Books. I love that they use the term 'curators' to describe their topic moderators; you really do curate the stories, selecting and discarding news items based on relevance to the topic.Scoop.it is still in beta, and membership is by invite only, but I'm hoping they go widespread soon, because it really is a handy (and…See More
"I've been using Steven Wolk's article from Phi Delta Kappan "What Should Students Read?" a lot recently, trying to get our teachers interested in giving their students more opportunities for independent reading. It also has a…"
"How about Othello by Julius Lester? Alas, it is out of print, but used copies are easy to come by.
Excellent review from School Library Journal -- "[Lester's] prose is an incredibly skillful blend of his own words and Shakespeare's,…"
When I read this article in our local newspaper -- "Ontario County School Districts Look To Share" -- I thought 'that's a good idea. Of course, libraries having been sharing for years' -- but for how long?I did a bit of research and developed this shared graphic toshow that libraries having been sharing resources for over 2000 years!Twoflavors are available: PDF and JPG.…See More
"Thank you for your comment. And no problemo! That's why it's here! I see you're in New Jersey...if you haven't seen it already, here is the NJDoE adoption and implementation plan:
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