"In the short term, I suggest you order a book called Student Inquiry: Conducting Real-World Investigations in Your Classroom" by Maureen McQuerry. Although a little on the older side published in 2003, it's full of all the…"
"You've got a lot of great suggestions already. One unit I do with high school students is to show them all the banned or challenged books that we have in the library and then have a discussion about the importance of intellectual…"
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…"
"If you want to see a lot of 2.0 tools being used by students, check out my school library wiki at: http://acadialibrary.pbworks.com/
There's lots of examples on the Front Page but also check out the examples of student learning in Examples of…"
I see that you've got the "TeacherLibrarian Network" in the badge now but mine still looks funny because the "k" in "network" goes onto a separate line. When I look at the badge on my home page it looks…"
I don't know how I stumbled upon your name but I noticed you were from Winnipeg and then I remembered that Chantal F. had mentioned you were taking courses with the U of A as well.
I am not a TL with PTSD (yet) but I spent a day "shadowing" Chantal at VW as it has become my PGM and I found this great program at U of A. I noticed from your blog post that you are also taking the EDES 501. I just wanted to say "hi" as I have just become a member of this Ning as well!
Actually I've been a teacher with Pembina Trails for over 10 years now! I'm also a Fort Richmond graduate too ('88)! I am running a MYRCA club at my school and realized that I also recognized your name from the MYRCAblog. I haven't got my students on the blog yet as we are practicing with my wiki I set up for the EDES 501 course. It's my first course for my TL diploma at the U of A. It's A LOT of work as I have 2 small children and I teach gr.5 at 0.83 (I took the one day off in the 6-day cycle to help me work on my course). Since you are almost finished this course, I'd love to hear any good advice on course choices etc. as I continue on. Are you taking the follow up course to EDES 501?
Yeah - that's my funny puggy. I'd like to put that picture on the cover of a book about inquiry. I swear that no dog looks more inquisitive than a pug.
I'm adding documents to the ptsdlib wiki. I'm also going to make a ptsdlibtech page that we can link to. That way both groups will have a presence. Mike is having trouble logging on with his own password can you give him any suggestions? I told him about your experience,
I spent most of my Sunday working on this last post. This course has really drained me and I'm a bit concerned about the follow up course (I signed up before we started this one!). I hope it doesn't move at the same pace or I'm going to "freak-out"! We've had a few people in our course getting feedback from the "Experts of Web 2.0" too. Congratulations...that's pretty exciting!
My blog address is http://heathersyearn2learn.blogspot.com if you wanted to check it out. I'd be interested in your opinion!
Are you going to be at the SAG conference for MSLA on the 28th?
Thanks for the vote of confidence! I really am a bit frazzled thinking about writing up two assignments/week for the next 3 weeks!
I am even more worried because I am registered for Joanne Degroot's Part 2 of the EDES 501 course and I don't think I can handle all these assignments AGAIN! It's really been eating up my family time!
I popped onto your librarypbwiki! I love your Voicethread of the water cycle. I am totally going to have my students do that...I teach weather in gr.5! Thanks for the idea!
Can't wait to meet you on the 28th and "destress"!
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