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.
Putnam County Middle School has transformed its Media Center into a new Learning Commons. Students now have a flexible, student-centered learning environment that encourages critical thinking, collaboration and creativity within the Learning Commons space. From the interactive wall where students can locate information with the touch of a finger to the Makerspace and Multimedia room that encourages critical thinking and creativity, the Learning Commons at PCMS offers multiple opportunities to enhance 21st century skills. These skills are crucial in building a college and career ready community. Putnam County Middle School invites you to attend an Open House on February 14 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. and learn about their journey from traditional library to a 21st century learning environment!
GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library, is seeking a talented and creative librarian to be our Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Coordinator. The person hired for this position will have a remarkable opportunity to work with vendors large and small, manage and curate licensed content, and serve the GALILEO community through outreach and training. GALILEO is staffed by a committed group of library professionals, who manage content, licensing, marketing, assessment, technology, development, support, and training for our users.