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In recent days I’ve been mulling over what is the best way to present professional development for educators. As I’m scheduled this week to give an after school PD, I am reflecting on recent conversations about what is most effective. I have come to the conclusion that PD cannot be standardized, and there will always […]

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Our school is experiencing an Innovation “grant,” and I’d like to thinks we can move in this direction. Thanks Scott for sharing this.

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Data Crunching

Our Annual report for the 2012-2013 school year – still not what I want it to be.  

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Today many of my SC library friends engaged in a healthy discussion about the books that have mostly pictures, are roughly 32 pages (give or take), and have been maligned by teachers as “easy.” The conversation began with an innocent question: If you are in an Intermediate school, 4th and 5th grade, do you have an Easy […]

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How will I manage all these Edmodo groups!? After SCASL13, I find my sidebar of groups (ones I’ve joined) to be quite full. SCASL asked presenters to create an Edmodo group for conference sessions this year, and now that I’ve opted to join those conference session groups, I have to click “show all” to find ones […]

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Public Thanks! Greetings SCASL Members.  My name is Cathy Jo Nelson, and I am currently on the SCASL Board of Directors, serving as the Regional Network Director. I have assumed these duties by appointment. This position has been held a number of years by a beloved, long-time SCASL member, Frances Lee O’Neal. She has served […]

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Trying to create displays in my library can frequently be a challenge.  Our high school library has quite a varied group of teens who come and hang out, and quite frankly, not all come to read.  That’s okay since there is so much more going on here than just reading. So we try to snag YA  Lit attention through […]

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Best YA Books of the Year 2012!!

I stumbled across this blog post on Stacked, which led me to this Yalsa – The Hub post where I found the Wordle. BOTH are worthy reads to add to your RSS feeds, and I love the Wordle so I’m sharing it here. I love the teen lit blogs that help me stay on top […]

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This little creative interpretation of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” takes on a definite library slant and is so cute! It is making its rounds on our SCASL Library Listserv, and very much worthy of sharing!! “Christmas Wishes” Written by Frankie Adkins, ML, NBCT Professional Storyteller President Ex-Officio North Carolina Storytellers Guild PO Box 295 […]

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How do I start this reflective piece? I think I will just meander down memory lane and share what I did as well as what stood out. Preconference with Bob Berkowitz I went to the Bob Berkowitz pre-conference session, and more than pushing for us  librarians to teach information literacy and use the Big6, Bob […]

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