Elementary Review Committee 4:45-6:00 PM, Oct. 7 - TAC Library Services Area
First Quarter ends October 16
Elementary Librarian Meeting at Joslyn Art Museum - 8:30-11:30 AM, October 22
Sandy Hook Promise wants to prevent acts of violence, including suicide and threats to others, before the incident occurs. In 4 out of 5 school shootings, the attacker told people of his/her plans ahead of time and 70% of people who die by suicide told someone of their intention or gave some type of warning or indication.
Schools and youth organizations can register to participate in Say Something Week October 19 - 23, and help their students be trained in how to prevent tragedies and “Say Something” to a trusted adult. By participating they may also be eligible to apply for a special $10,000 “Say Something” award.
Stop Bullying on the Spot
When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. There are simple steps adults can take to stop bullying on the spot and keep kids safe.
Avoid these common mistakes:
While the artistic representations leave something to be desired, the questions themselves have merit. More good stuff to be found here: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/12/critical-thinking-questions-students.html
Library 2.015 is all day on Tuesday, October 20th. Anyone from anywhere in the world can participate for free (as long as they have an Internet connection)! Links for the conference are below. There are 50 sessions and 3 keynotes, and the schedule with connecting information is listed for time zones throughout the world.
We're celebrating the fifth anniversary of our conference! Huge thanks and a shout-out to founding partner The School of Information at San José State University and its director (and conference co-chair), Dr. Sandra Hirsh, for the vision and support that has made this unique event a reality. With their help the conference community has grown to over 21,000 members, and we encourage you to learn more, make connections, and get future announcements by joining Library 2.0.
For our pre-conference event this year, we're excited to announce Teacher Librarian Day on Monday, October 19th, a five-hour special (and also free) series of online sessions around the topic of "Teacher Librarians and School Culture" - organized by Joyce Valenza, with lots of special guests, and supported by CiSSL, the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries at Rutgers. The conference has inherited the Global Teacher Librarian Ning network, with over 7,000 members--learn more and connect with others at http://www.teacherlibrarian.org.
We sincerely hope you will join us. Below are event links, plus some sample posts and tweets you can use if you're able to help us promote either or both of these events. You can also forward this post/email. Please do let your networks know--it's all free!
Sample Posts + Tweets:
The conference hashtag is "#lib2015" | The Teacher Librarian Day hashtag is "#tlday15"
See you online,
The Learning Revolution
Visit TLNing at: http://www.teacherlibrarian.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
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