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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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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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2014 OELMA Conference Update!

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As the school year unwinds, and we begin to make plans for a sunny and hopefully relaxing summer, I wanted to take a minute and give a quick conference update! The conference committee has been working hard to plan a conference that you DO NOT want to miss! Our theme...
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Upon the recommendation of the 2013 Scholarship and Awards Committee, the OELMA Board of Directors approved the list of award recipients at its May 17, 2014 meeting. Congratulations to the following scholarship and award recipients: Outstanding Administrator Award – Dan Girard, Principal, Brookside Elementary School, Worthingon City Schools, Worthington, OH Literacy...
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