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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Skills Students Need for the Future Workforce | Eduwebinar

Skills Students Need for the Future Workforce | Eduwebinar | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Global connectivity, new media, smart machines and superstructured organisations are some of the drivers that reshape how we think about the future working world and the skills needed to be responsible consumers and creators.
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Jumpstart A New Year in Your Library

Jumpstart A New Year in Your Library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The start of a new year at your school is a great time to change up your library program, generate new ideas and take risks.
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How books can help toddlers to develop vital life skills | BookTrust

How books can help toddlers to develop vital life skills | BookTrust | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Find out which stories BookTrust recommends to help young children develop basic life skills before they start school.
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20 Picture Books for Classroom Libraries | Black Children's Books and Authors

20 Picture Books for Classroom Libraries | Black Children's Books and Authors | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

It’s that time of the year again when teachers are preparing to welcome new faces, experiences, and meaningful connections; a time to implement tried and true teaching strategies as well as discovering new ways to foster light bulb moments. In some areas, school has already begun or is soon to start—others have a little more time to enjoy summer break. 

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Planning for Success with the School Library Standards | Knowledge Quest

Planning for Success with the School Library Standards | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In November, several leaders of the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) attended the AASL National Conference in Phoenix and witnessed the reveal of our brand new National School Library Standards.
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Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson School Libraries

Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Discover what makes a good school library. From advocacy to ideas on collaborative teaching. Discussing ideas on information literacy and research skills and how to use online tools to engage teachers.
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Libraries--The Heartbeat of Our Schools | Knowledge Quest

We have the most incredible library media specialists who put energy, research, enthusiasm, and hard work into helping us frame our future as a system. These incredible educators developed an aggressive plan that puts them at the center of our literacy efforts. Their actions include building our library collections with system and community support, expanding library programming in the summer, revising the job descriptions for librarians in our system, having designated lead librarians, placing librarians on school and system leadership teams, partnering with reading coaches, and programming literacy events for our entire system. Their incredible work is what allows me to say that the Tuscaloosa City Schools is by far one of the most promising school systems for excellence in our country.

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Tackling the Literacy Needs of Younger Adolescents

Tackling the Literacy Needs of Younger Adolescents | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Improving literacy rates among adolescent students is a growing area of focus in education, and rightfully so. Statistics from the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress test (NAEP) given in 2017 revealed that just 36 percent of fourth-graders who took the reading test scored “at...
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What Makes a Successful Place?

What Makes a Successful Place? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In evaluating thousands of public spaces around the world, PPS has found that successful ones have four key qualities.
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Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
What is one skills that is foundational to learning but is rarely taught?Question Formulation.Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions...
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FROST: School librarians are not expendable: here’s why

FROST: School librarians are not expendable: here’s why | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Just a few days ago, it was announced that the Cape Breton Victoria Centre for Education would remove library support staff from all its elementary schools. The decision, according to Education Minister Zach Churchill, was not about saving money, but rather about meeting the changing needs of our...
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Nadia Shireen: How to make the most of your book nook or school library | BookTrust

Nadia Shireen: How to make the most of your book nook or school library | BookTrust | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Writer in Residence Nadia Shireen shares some top tips on getting your students excited about their school library.
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What the news media can learn from librarians

What the news media can learn from librarians | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

October 2016 | We can all agree it’s been a rough season for the news media.Hostile political crowds, accusations of slander, and struggles with what Guardian editor Katharine Viner has called the “waning power of evidence” and “diminishing status of truth.” Today more than ever, the news media’s role as a mediator...

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Students Need School Libraries

Students Need School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Video playlist for the #StudentsNeedSchoolLibraries campaign in Australia. 

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The 2018 ‘Horizon Report’ Is Late. But It Almost Never Emerged. | EdSurge News

The story behind the latest Horizon Report—which ranks tech trends in higher education—is easily more dramatic than the document’s actual conclusions. ...
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Teens now spend more time on digital media, less time reading –

Teens now spend more time on digital media, less time reading – | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you can’t remember the last time you saw a teenager reading a book, newspaper or magazine, you’re not alone. In recent years, less than 20 percent of U.S.A.teens report reading a bo…...
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3 Ways to Future-Proof our Schools, Students and Educational System

3 Ways to Future-Proof our Schools, Students and Educational System | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Over a century ago, the great educationalist John Dewey remarked: “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” As...
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Leigh Hobbs on the invaluable, irreplaceable school library - SCIS

Leigh Hobbs on the invaluable, irreplaceable school library - SCIS | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

SCIS talks to Leigh Hobbs about the value of school libraries and engaging young people in creative activities — and how they can work together to support student wellbeing. 

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A New Life for Used Books –

A New Life for Used Books – | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I love working in a school library, but one of the parts of my job I have a tough time with is saying “thanks, but no thanks” to some of the donations that come in.I think most teacher…...
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Designing Library Spaces for the Future

Designing Library Spaces for the Future | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The proliferation of library electronic resources in recent years has contributed to libraries’ dwindling loan rates for their physical collections. Particularly low usage of print collections coupled with demand from school administrators and users to transform library spaces to user spaces has...
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What is a library? by Dawn Finch

What is a library? by Dawn Finch | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We all know the answer to this question, right? Sadly, it seems not. Even the briefest scan through recent articles in mainstream media shows that there is definitely a skewed understanding of what a PUBLIC library actually is.
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Inquiry-based learning: what the research says | The Educator Asia

Inquiry-based learning: what the research says | The Educator Asia | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Despite the widespread adoption of inquiry-based learning in many education systems, its value to student outcomes is being called into question...
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School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning

School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The goal is to support professional learning cohorts to elevate and expand the role of school librarians, and transform their capacities as instructional leaders, who support advancements in STEM learning. Participants will collaboratively create and review curriculum using ISKME’s OER Commons library of freely available resources. The resources developed will support student critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving across STEM disciplines as well as close reading of texts and math integration, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and state and national science standards. The project is led by ISKME, in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Education, Granite State College, and New Hampshire's Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Network. The project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The institute of Museum and Library Services (www.imls.gov) is the primary source of support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.
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Reading Audit Secondary Home - Scholastic Shop

Reading Audit Secondary Home - Scholastic Shop | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Reading Audit Secondary Home Reading Audit homepage...
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Can mindfulness techniques help my teen's tech stress?

Can mindfulness techniques help my teen's tech stress? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Can mindfulness techniques help my teen's tech stress? Get expert advice and tips from Common Sense Media editors.
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