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Happy Last Day of School! Happy Last Day of School!

Happy Summer! We hope you have a fantastic and relaxing summer break! Please feel free to reach out to our team over the summer ...

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Wednesday Web Tool: How Are You Growing This Summer? Wednesday Web Tool: How Are You Growing This Summer?

Happy Last Wednesday of the 2016-2017 School Year! This week we are sharing some books that our team has found to be inspiring and/or a...

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Media Monday: Reminders from NCSLMA Media Monday: Reminders from NCSLMA

Dear NCSLMA Members and Friends, Time is running out!  All scholarships and awards applications are due in a little more than 24 hours...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Last Day of School!


Happy Summer!


We hope you have a fantastic and relaxing summer break!

Please feel free to reach out to our team over the summer if you have any questions. We will resume our bi-weekly instructional blog posts in August.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday Web Tool: How Are You Growing This Summer?

Happy Last Wednesday of the 2016-2017 School Year!

This week we are sharing some books that our team has found to be inspiring and/or a fantastic resource for teachers.


First up is The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros. This book is amazing and filled with resources to change how you view education and your students. If you have not read this book yet, our entire team wholeheartedly recommends it!


If you have already read The Innovator's Mindset, here are some other great reads!

  1. Start Right Now by Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas. 
  2. Learn Like a Pirate by Paul Solarz (really anything in the Pirate series is GREAT)
  3. Hacking PBL by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy
  4. The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller and Jeff Anderson
  5. Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
  6. Kids Deserve It by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome
  7. Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning by Charles Schwahn and Beatrice McGarvey


We hope you have a wonderful summer filled with learning! Be sure to share with us on Twitter @jcsdlt your thoughts over the summer!

Happy Reading!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Media Monday: Reminders from NCSLMA


Dear NCSLMA Members and Friends,
Time is running out!  All scholarships and awards applications are due in a little more than 24 hours!  Don't miss out on all this free money!
Awards
NCSLMA Media Coordinator of the Year:  Presented to a media coordinator, or team of media coordinators at one school, in recognition of outstanding performance in the school library media center. 
 
NCSLMA Frances Bryant Bradburn Distinguished Service Award : The award will be presented annually to recognize an individual or organization for contributions to NCSLMA and/or school library media programs throughout the state of North Carolina. 
 
NCSLMA Administrator of the Year The award will be presented annually to recognize an administrator who has made an outstanding contribution(s) to advancing the role of the school library media program in the state of North Carolina.
 
For more information and the nomination forms for the awards, please visit: http://www.ncslma.org/awards 
 
Scholarships: 
 
NCSLMA Scholarships:  Two scholarships, each in the amount of $1000, will be presented annually to increase the number and quality of school library media personnel in North Carolina. 
 
For more information and the application forms for the scholarships, please visit: 
AASL First-Time Attendee Scholarship
NCSLMA First Time Attendee AASL National Conference Travel Grant in the amount of $1000 will be given to one (1) first-time attendee to be used towards travel, hotel, and/or registration fees for the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition, November 9-11, 2017.
 
Grants:
 
Read 2 Succeed:  NCSLMA Read 2 Succeed grants are available to K-12 NCSLMA member media coordinators (certified or provisional) in public or private schools, in partnership with classroom teachers, for innovative projects that foster the integration of media / information skills into the K-12 curriculum.  The focus is on individual media coordinators and teachers rather than on district-wide projects. Up to five (5) one-year grants totaling $1,000 each will be awarded. 
 
For more information and the application for the Read 2 Succeed Grant, please visit: http://www.ncslma.org/read-2-succeed
 
Action Research Grant:  The North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) is pleased to offer an Action Research Grant for a school library media coordinator or an advanced library student who is a member of NCSLMA.  Applications should include research-based proposals that focus directly on the effects of innovative strategies on student learning in the school library media center.
 
For more information and the criteria for the Action Research Grant, please visit: http://www.ncslma.org/action-research
 
If you have any questions about these awards, scholarships or grants, please let us know. We look forward to seeing your applications and nominations! 
Sarah Justice
Chair, Scholarship and Awards Committee - North Carolina School Library Media Association