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Professional Growth opportunities for teachers, administrators, and educators.

digital literacy

Sep 05, 2019


Lessons to Help Youth Thrive Through Informal Learning with Technology

Digital cultures and technology are changing the world, and community-based, youth-serving organizations can play a critical role. To help prepare for this role, Reclaiming Digital Futures, an initiative of Susan Crown Exchange (SCE) and University of California, Irvine, has developed a toolkit that shares effective practices for equitable, youth-oriented digital learning.

award for librarians

Sep 05, 2019


Award Recognizing Outstanding Librarians

ilovelibraries, an initiative of the American Library Association, is accepting nominations for the I Love My Librarian Award, which encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year 10 librarians are selected to receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a travel stipend to attend an awards ceremony and reception held in their honor.

history of slavery

Sep 05, 2019


Essays and Literary Works Reframing US History

The 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, reframes US history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the nation’s foundational date. The Project is a collection of essays and literary works observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

podcast on how children learn

Aug 15, 2019


Podcast Exploring Innovations in Education

The MindShift podcast investigates innovations and issues that are shaping how children learn. Topics include “How Teachers Designed a School Centered On Caring Relationships,” “Why Ninth Grade Can Be a Big Shock For High School Students,” and “Overcoming Childhood Trauma: How Parents and Schools Work to Stop the Cycle.”

The International Literacy Association 2019 Conference

Aug 15, 2019

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The International Literacy Association 2019 Conference

How can educators and administrators create the environment students need to reach their full potential in the classroom and throughout their lives? By infusing literacy in every aspect of education! The ILA 2019 Conference offers these professional learning opportunities to enhance literacy instruction:

* Two full days of professional learning on the topics you want, delivered in a variety of styles

* Two optional, additional days of deep-dive learning into children’s literature and today’s hottest literacy topics

* A well-rounded program of research-based and peer-reviewed sessions to help you empower your students and create an inclusive learning community

Visit to register.


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