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PD on Your Own Time - Charting Your Own Course

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Posted by OELMA on behalf of Kris Baker   Wouldn’t everyone love to learn something new? Between evaluations, testing and teaching the last thing most people want to see on their calendar is an after school PD session.  Last May the curriculum director in my district asked me to create...
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What Stays the Same When Everything Else is New

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With each new school year, teachers, parents, administrators and educational staff are bombarded with something new.  Often there are several new somethings:  curriculum, software, guidelines, processes, rules, systems.  Despite the many changes, there is one constant - something that never gets old, even when compared to the new.  Can you...
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A New Library...To me!

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I started as the new district Library Media Specialist with Manchester Local Schools this fall. The high school library is a huge area and although I’m sure a number of you envy that, it sometimes comes with stress. The wall across from the circulation desk is one giant bulletin board....
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October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month.  President Obama issued the first national proclamation establishing National Information Literacy Awareness Month in 2009.  This was the first time that this important 21st century skill set received federal attention at the national level (National Forum for Information Literacy).  Since 2009, twenty-five states...
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Yes, you can, according to Joyce Valenza! How? You can sign up to participate in the late-night AASL (un)Conference. Check out this really cool event at https://www.smore.com/xtbha and read more about it at http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2015/08/22/celebrating-edcamp-libcamp-unconference/  This sounds like an amazing social learning event. Could also be a great model for PD on...
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