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  • April 04, 2017 7:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Friends,

    Debra Benedict and I had a great site visit for the 4th Annual CASL Share 2 Learn Unconference at Scholastic Headquarters in Danbury.  The Scholastic staff is incredible-- They are already setting up rooms for our small group discussions.

    For the 4th year, Scholastic is generously donating the grand prize for the door prize drawing.  The winner  will have the option of choosing $500 in print books or one year subscription to Science Flix--both terrific prizes.

    Space is limited to approx 125 attendees.  Sign-up within the next couple of weeks to guarantee your spot.

    https://www.smore.com/1axdf

    Don't forget you could win other prizes too... such as Keva Planks or a Finch Robot!

    Jane

    Jane E. Martellino

    Twitter: @janemartellino

    Websites:

    www.besmc.org

    www.cocba.org


  • March 22, 2017 9:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From a 3-21-17 posting by Carl Harvey, II on the LM_NET listserv:

    Thanks to Beth for the great reminder we have to make sure our legislators
    at the national level understand the importance of school librarians.  AASL
    President Audrey Church made a challenge to all school librarians this week
    to invite legislators to your school library during this upcoming recess.
    April is National School Library Month, so its the perfect time!  Even if
    they don't come, just the invitation helps to put school libraries on their
    radar. You can find her challenge and directions for tracking the
    invitations at the KQ blog: http://knowledgequest.
    aasl.org/invite-legislator-library/

    Let's make sure all 100 Senators and 435 Representatives get an invite!

    Carl's reference is to Beth Yoke of YALSA who wrote: 

    By now, we hope you’ve already contacted your members of Congress to tell
    them to oppose the elimination of IMLS.  If you haven’t, read the details
    in my March 16 blog post<http://yalsa.ala.org/blog /2017/03/16/how-you-can-save-federal-funding-for-libraries-help-teens/>
    and take action.  Here’s what you can do next: invite one of your
    Representatives or Senators to visit your library, or bring some of your
    teen patrons and library advocates to the Congressperson’s local office to
    meet with them, so your elected official can see up close and in person the
    many ways that libraries, with support from IMLS, help students.  Congress
    will be on break from April 8th through April 23rd.  This is the perfect
    time to extend the invitation to visit or schedule a meeting.  If you’ve
    never done this before, don’t sweat it.  YALSA’s District Days wiki page<
    http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/District_Days> has everything you
    need to extend an invitation and plan a great visit or meeting.  When
    you’re visiting their local office, or showing them around your library, be
    sure to talk about the ways that your students benefit from resources
    funded by IMLS.  To find out how your library benefits from IMLS, visit
    their State Profiles page<https://www.imls.gov/grants/grants-state/state-profiles>, and read up about how IMLS funds are used in your state.


  • March 16, 2017 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reminder! ALA's Public Programs Office is accepting applications for the 2017 Sara Jaffarian Award, a $5,000 award that recognizes outstanding humanities programming in K-8 schools. More info at www.ala.org/jaffarian. Applications are due May 5.

    Questions? Email us at publicprograms@ala.org 

  • March 15, 2017 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Each year CASL recognizes outstanding library media specialists, administrators, and classroom teachers. These awards recognize excellence in programming, collaboration, creativity, and support. Nominations and applications for these awards will be accepted through March 31, 2017. For more information go to https://casl.wildapricot.org/Awards

  • March 15, 2017 9:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CECA Educator Awards

    Last Chance to Apply before

    March 17 Deadline

    CECA annually grants up to three awards that recognize excellence in the integration of technology into K - 12 classroom learning.

    The CECA Educator Award of $1,000 is given to any public or private school educator in Connecticut in recognition of work that has made use of technology to positively impact the learning of students. Teams or individuals may submit proposals. Their submission must clearly address at least one of the National Educational Technology Standards for Students. The learning can be in any domain (affective, cognitive, or motor), in any curriculum area, at any level in grades K-12. It may be aimed at the professional development of teachers if a clear link to improved learning of students can be shown. The work must clearly support CECA's Vision of: Promoting Effective 21st Century Educational Technologies for Connecticut.


    Apply Now!


  • March 12, 2017 3:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Click this link to learn more about the 4th Annual Share 2 Learn Unconference.

    https://www.smore.com/1axdf

    Once you click on the link to register, you will be given the Pay Pal link upon submission of your registration form.


    Space is limited to 125 participants. It is a day filled with collegiality, sharing and learning, and lots of giveaways!  Don't miss out!​



  • January 30, 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What tips, tricks and tools are you interested in this Spring?  Are you using VR or Cospaces to create 3D worlds?

    Do you have any spectacular plans for your summer reading kickoff?

    Are you involved with integrating STEM into the curriculum?

    Is your school Future Ready?

    Chime in here and let us know what is on your minds!







  • January 30, 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CASL board is busy planning several events for the spring.

    Awards season is here - nominate your colleagues for our awards listed on the Awards and Recognition page.

    Our Annual Spring Fling and Awards banquet is already in the works.  It will be held at the Manor Inn in Plantsville this year.  A new location in central Connecticut.  We hope this will encourage you to attend.  We will hold our Annual Meeting at this time.

    In additon,  the 3rd Scholastic Unconference will be held on Saturday, May 6th.  We are looking forward to learning with many of you!

   

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