Last month the New Georgia Encyclopedia published “On the Stump: What Does It Take to Get Elected in Georgia,” an exhibition written by Jan Hebbard, Kaylynn Washnock, and Ashton Ellett. This digital slideshow features newly digitized photos and original research on the history of elections in modern Georgia, from the turn of the century to the 2012 presidential election. It follows candidates as they decide to run, craft a strategy, win nominations, shake hands, kiss babies, and await the election results.
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Savannah and Peaches need your help! They have been invited to participate in a race to find historical artifacts across the great state of Georgia.
School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s learning.
Complimenting GPB’s Regions virtual field trip the Physical Features of Georgia trip is now available on their website and the GPB Education app .This virtual field trip takes students on a journey throughout the state of Georgia, guiding them through twelve of the state’s physical features and explaining the relative location of each, as well as their environmental characteristics, historical connections, and much more.
The Georgia Library Media Association’s (GLMA) Summer Institute will be held June 12 – June 13, 2017, in Peachtree City, Georgia. Future Ready: GLMA Empowering Excellence is this year’s focus. GLMA welcomes Audrey Church, President of the American Association of School Librarians as a featured speaker at the institute. The Georgia Department of Education will offer a workshop on Open Educational Resources. Additionally, Shannon Miller will present Future Ready Libraries and Danny Blitch will offer his expertise on grant writing. Wendy Cornelisen of the Georgia Public Library will facilitate a session and many more exciting sessions will be offered. The Summer Institute will bring educators and innovators together from across the state of Georgia. You will gain practical strategies that will empower to you create and sustain a library program that excels.
The Georgia Department of Education is partnering with Communities in Schools of Georgia, the Yaarab Shriners of North Georgia, and Atlanta City Councilmember Mary Norwood to launch the Red Fez Reading Club, which will encourage the development of students’ early reading skills.
With the Georgia General Assembly in session, you will see news stories about bills going through the Georgia House of Representatives or the Georgia State Senate. You may not be old enough to remember Schoolhouse Rock, but f you’ve ever wondered about the process of how a bill becomes a law in Georgia, here are few resources for you.
- The New Georgia Encyclopedia’s Legislative Process Overview
- Georgia General Assembly’s outline on tracking a bill through the General Assembly
- Georgia Public Broadcasting video on the legislative process
- Georgia Public Broadcasting blog on Five Ways to Introduce Students to the Georgia Legislature (old post but still relevant)
Let’s face it. Fake media is a hot topic in, ahem, the media. But it is also a hot topic in education. In November 2016, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) published Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning, a study that revealed concerning results. Because students increasingly turn to online news to meet their research needs, it is more important than ever for educators to help them separate truth from fiction. In this session, USA Today Reporter Greg Toppo will join Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, to discuss shifting trends in the news business and what teachers can do to help their learners sift through the information pool to find trustworthy journalism. This webinar will benefit librarians.