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SPA INFOhio - Professional Development Activity

Posted by Sue Subel
Sue Subel
Sue is the Library Media Specialist for Kenston High School and the Immediate Past President of OELMA.
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on Monday, 10 March 2014
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I was asked to post a professional development activity that I recently did with the staff from the Kenston Local Schools. I titled the session, "SPA INFOhio - For All Your Curricular Needs"! It was really a fun session to conduct and the teachers enjoyed the SPA atmosphere, comraderie and useful...
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Technology Skills and the PARCC Assessment

Posted by Kris Baker
Kris Baker
Kris Baker is the certified district library media specialist for Field Local Schools. Her undergraduate work...
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Have you had a chance to look at the recently released PARCC online sample questions? I looked around at my colleagues after a recent staff meeting where these online questions had been shared. To be honest a lot of people looked overwhelmed and stressed. Sure, you already have to teach your...
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Pathways to the Common Core

Posted by Angela Maxwell
Angela Maxwell
Angela is a teacher librarian for the Beachwood City School District in Northeast Ohio. She is the Northeast R...
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Ahhh...a summer of relaxation...in my dreams I suppose. These past couple months, I spent a couple hours once a week, discussing the Common Core State Standards with my colleagues. ICK, YUCK, NO WAY, you might say. But, thankfully I'm a librarian, and we love to learn. We make geek chic, no?...
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Picture Book Musings and the Akron Art Museum

Posted by Victoria Karakasis
Victoria Karakasis
Victoria Karakasis is currently the librarian/media specialist at St. Peter Chanel High School.
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  Librarians know that picture books contain some amazing art and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is no exception. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s quote “Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art” (www.brainyquote.com) could be talking about Keat's The Snowy Day, the book which featured the first African...
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Save the Date for Embracing eBooks - July 17 Holiday Inn- Worthington

Posted by Susan Yutzey
Susan Yutzey
Susan Yutzey is President of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association for 2013. She is a proud member o...
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Embrace the rapid changes in eReaders and the eBooks landscape - mark your calendars for July 17 at the Holiday Inn Worthington. Registration opens May 1 for this daylong conference designed to give a well-rounded picture of the current state of Ebooks and eReaders in libraries. Program will include opportunities to...
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Librarians as Literacy Lifesavers: Providing Critical Common Core Support for Content Area Teachers

Posted by Susan Yutzey
Susan Yutzey
Susan Yutzey is President of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association for 2013. She is a proud member o...
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Marcia Barnhart, former Assistant Director of Professional Development/Stakeholder Outreach at the Ohio Department of Education and now Teacher2Teacher Director of Organization Learning, will present ideas and resources to demonstrate how librarians can support all content area teachers in their use of the literacy standards to build content knowledge. Participants will gain...
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K.S.U. School of Library and Information Science Seminar Helps Job Seeking Librarians

Posted by Victoria Karakasis
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Victoria Karakasis is currently the librarian/media specialist at St. Peter Chanel High School.
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Jumpstart Your Career in Youth Services Librarianship was a terrific day long seminar hosted by Kent State University Youth Services Librarian Professors this past Saturday, March 16th, 2013. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from some of Ohio’s most talented librarians. It was a day jam packed with useful information for...
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WEB-iTs: Free webinars and more in March

Posted by Angela Maxwell
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Angela is a teacher librarian for the Beachwood City School District in Northeast Ohio. She is the Northeast R...
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on Saturday, 02 March 2013
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Free, easily accessible, high-quality professional development is everywhere. The challenge is taking the time to find it! Here's a handful of this month's offerings: Wednesday March 6 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Exceeding the Common Core Speaking Standards: Improving the Oral Communication of All Students, hosted by ASCD (Association of Supervision and Curriculum...
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