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Partnering to Shape 21st Century Learners Conferences

The “Partnering to Shape 21st Century Learners” conferences--held in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, and Pocatello this spring--provided an opportunity for professional development and collaboration, along with plenty of inspiration and encouragement from the Washington Moms.”

Social Media Reading List for School Leaders

Here is an example of how one educator used social technology to promote the use of social media for collaboration and learning in his school. Awesome!
From the Hey Jude blog

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    Paint the State

    On April 19, the Idaho Meth Project launched a statewide public art contest—Paint the State—that encourages Idaho teens to create artistic representations of the dangers of methamphetamine use. Idaho teens ages 13–18 will have the opportunity to create highly visible public art that communicates a strong anti-Meth message surrounding the theme: “Not Even Once.”

    Summer Reading Resources

    New content and CSLP updates are added several times each week. Check the site often, or subscribe to our RSS feed. http://libraries.idaho.gov/landing/summer-reading

      Schools Kill Creativity - Video Link

      Here is a link to a GREAT video from Sir Ken Robinson, an educator and creativity expert who challenges the way we're educating our children.

      Filtering Trends in Schools

      Will Richardson (www.weblogg-ed.com)has started a project called "Mapping the Filter: What Do You Block?" I would encourage Idaho school librarians to take a look at the site and add their data to his map if you can! He is just looking for a general sense of "low", "medium" or "high" level of filtering and any other specific information you care to supply.

      The Future of Libraries

      In light of the smashing success of Teens & Tech Week, plus a recent article on FaceBook mentioning libraries, I (your new teens coordinator) did some research. Find out more:

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      Applicants sought for Idaho Commission for Libraries Commissioner

      The Idaho Commission for Libraries Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for a term on the Board running through June 30, 2015. A resident of Eastern Idaho is being sought.

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      Idaho Board of Library Commissioners Meeting

      The Idaho Board of Library Commissioners meeting will be held via conference call at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702, on Friday, April 9, 2010, at 10:00 AM MDT in the Table Rock Conference Room on the main floor.