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MORE Great Web Tools and Apps for Student Engagement

In my last post, I included some great ideas for K-12 library media specialists as they collaborate with classroom teachers about quality online tools for instruction. Here are a couple of others, along with lesson plan ideas, that work well for some of my students. (Posted with permission) HSTRY: (Middle School level) Students will be required […]

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STEM and STEAM! Oh My! – A GaCOMO Recap from Ashley Pearson

As a GaCOMO first-timer this year, I must admit that I had no idea what to expect from the conference. I’d heard such wonderful things from people who had been to COMO previously and the innovative ideas they were able to take from the conference, but I didn’t know how COMO would inspire and motivate […]

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Great Web Tools and Apps for Student Engagement

I’ve discovered that some of the best advice I have to share with practicing school library media specialists comes from my own students at the University of West Georgia! For example, my Ed.S. students provide some excellent examples of developing student engagement through use of web 2.0 tools and apps. I’ve pulled (with permission) some […]

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Webinar Archive: Diversity in Children’s Literature

This session was recorded on Thursday, November 5, 2015. ***** Join us for a conversation with award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. We’ll talk with him about his work, his inspiration, and his recent projects. R. Gregory Christie has been working as an illustrator for over […]

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You’re Invited: Diversity in Children’s Literature

Join us for the online event Diversity in Children’s Literature: A Conversation with Illustrator R. Gregory Christie on Thursday, November 5 at 2 p.m. On Thursday, we’ll have a conversation with award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. We’ll talk with him about his work, his inspiration, and […]

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Movin’ and Shakin’: The P-12 Media Center Transforms For More Collaboration and Participation

So, what’s the difference in a P-12 library media center and a P-12 learning commons? I’m glad you asked! Perhaps the best word to describe the difference is “moving.” The traditional P-12 library media center is certainly a place filled with resources, technology, personnel, and learning, but it is often based upon the concepts of […]

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Webinar Archive: Language Nutrition

The best predictor of a baby’s future academic achievements is not parental income, level of parent education, or ethnicity, but rather the number of words spoken to the baby and the amount of time spent in active engagement from birth to 3 years of age. Just as food nourishes a growing child’s body, language interactions […]

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Webinar Archive: Reading Nooks that Support Writing Too

Children become stronger readers by being more aware of and inspired by amazing, interesting stories. Typically, adults share their love for stories through reading picture books to their young readers. Did you know that reading skills enhance writing skills, and writing skills enhance reading skills? It’s true. So, why not provide opportunities for young learners […]

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Webinar Archive: Supporting English Language Learners

Today we had another great session from Dr. Laura Meyers, who was joined by ESOL teacher Felicia Baiden. Here’s the webinar description: If “it takes a village” is your motto, then it’s important to consider how librarians can support their young learners by supporting their young learners’ families. By exploring and celebrating your community’s cultures with […]

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Webinar Archive: Early Literacy Advocacy

Today we had another great session from Dr. Laura Johns of Propulsion Squared: Early Literacy Advocacy. This one-hour webinar focused on strategies and key messages to support your ability to advocate for the work you do to support literacy in your community. This webinar is hosted by the Georgia Public Library Service and was made […]

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