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The Ohio Educational Library Media Association is Ohio's preeminent professional association for highly effective school librarians and libraries. 

The mission of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association is to meet the needs of Ohio’s learners as we advocate for and provide professional development to school librarians.

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OELMA List Serv Issue

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Several email services have recently changed policies that may affect your listing on the OELMA listserv.  Specifically, this currently affects anyone with a Hotmail, Yahoo or AOL account, but others may follow.  The new policy means that although you will continue to receive listserv messages for the time being, each...
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On June 17, Frank Baker joined school librarians and teachers at Hilliard Horizon Elementary School.  At the full-day workshop, Frank provided us with tons of resources that participants could then use as they created their media literacy lesson plans.  Liz Deskins was on hand to guide us through the AASL...
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The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has released a study that  reports that just 17 percent of college programs "prepare students to teach reading using  "fundamental components of reading instruction."    Are teaching colleges too lenient in their admissions criteria and graduating teachers ill prepared to teach subjects like reading, math and science?  Read...
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OELMA -Strategic Plan

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  From noon on Thursday, June 12 through noon, Friday, June 13, members of the OELMA Board and guests will meet in Cincinnati to re-examine the OELMA strategic plan (http://www.oelma.org/about-oelma/strategic-plan).  The most common definition of strategic planning is “a systematic process of envisioning a desired future, and translating this vision...
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Common Core Curriculum Tools just NOT Ready!

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The NPR Education Blog , How Education Happens, featured an article called "The Common Core Curriculum Void" by Cory Turner. Pofessor William Schmidt runs Michigan State's Center for the Study of Curriculum. His team has analyzed some 700 math books — many with that gold seal — to see just how...
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