Initiative to Increase the Availability of International Literature
The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative is intended to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national, and international levels by facilitating close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators. The program offers booklists and guides tied to major translation awards and library themes; programming ideas for various library user groups (children, teens, college students, adults, English language learners, and others); reviews of non-US translations to help librarians become better informed about what is being published around the world; and general education efforts to help librarians understand more thoroughly the value of translated and contemporary world-language literature. The website links to Literature Journals (electronic and print); InternationalLiterature Blogs; International Literature TED Talks; InternationalLiterature Podcasts; and more.
Each time you and your students embark on a new story,
your characters undergo a transformation. If you lead your students through the
elements we’ve discussed (creating an epic classroom, uncovering a conflict, and traversing the rising action to solve the conflict) then the transformation will happen by itself. A critical part of
epic learning is helping students to realize that metamorphosis and use what
they’ve learned. Here are a few activities to facilitate reflection and wrap up
your epic learning experience.
With the widespread school closures creating a situation where many families are facing the unexpected challenge of educating and engaging children with autism or other special needs at home, Stages Learning Materials is offering a freeAutism Curriculum Kit to support families during COVID-19 school closures.
The nonprofit Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) has created and shared an open-source guide for school librarians engaged in curating open educational resources. Drawing lessons from school districts and libraries, ISKME developed the free guidebook to help school librarians and district officials develop a coherent roadmap for OER curation and implementation.