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Library of Congress 2017 Summer Teacher Institutes

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  • Jan 11, 2017
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The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching.  Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.


3 Apples Book Award

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  • Dec 28, 2016
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The 3 Apples Book Award Committee announced the finalists for this year's award.  Click here for more information on the selected books and details on how your students can vote on their favorite book.


NYLA/SSL Awards & Scholarships for School Librarians

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  • Dec 22, 2016
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Beatrice E. Griggs Elementary Administrator's Award

The Award recognizes an Elementary or District Administrator who has been responsible for initiation, maintenance, and/or the improvement of an Elementary School Library Program in a New York State school district during the past three to five years.  The winner receives a plaque at the SSL Spring Conference, acknowledging their support of the School Library Program.

Deadline:      January 18, 2017


Grants for Teacher Conference Expenses

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  • Dec 12, 2016
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The National Society of High School Scholars is providing three $1,000 grants to be used during 2017 to help defray costs of educational conference registration, travel, and accommodations.  Any high school teacher or counselor currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States is eligible.


Applications Open for AASL's 2017 Awards

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  • Oct 24, 2016
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AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this prestigious program. AASL awards and grants recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include collaboration, leadership and innovation. Go to http://www.ala.org/aasl/awards for more information. 


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