TheGilder Lehrman Institute’s Teaching Literacy through History(TLTH) is an interdisciplinary professional development program that uses primary documents and historical texts to improve K–12 education. Gilder Lehrman’s Master Teacher Fellows work with teachers and educators to improve content knowledge; align curriculum with their state’s core history, civics, and English language arts standards, including but not limited to Common Core initiatives; and introduce skills that can be brought back to the classroom, library, or any other institution looking to inspire more knowledgeable, focused, and engaged students. Each Teaching Literacy through History program is customized to meet the needs of the participating school, district, or state. A suite of program options is available, ranging from multiyear partnerships to one-day workshops. TLTH trainings and follow-up sessions can be delivered onsite or online.
The questions and activities in a lesson from The New York Times Learning Network help students understand why and how to do better Google searches but also weave in ways to apply the information and practice on their own.
The Distinguished Service Award honors an Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) member who has made significant contributions to or impact on library services for children, and directly to ALSC. Nominees may be practicing librarians in a school or public library, a library or information science educator, a member of the library press, an editor or other employee of a publishing house, or a retired children’s librarian.
Storm Boy is an interactive adaptation of author Colin Thiele’s 1964 novel of the same name, a classic in its native Australia. Students can play Storm Boy the Game from Blowfish Studios on iOS or Android devices.