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Michelle Luhtala
Works at New Canaan Public Schools
Attended New York University, Southern Connecticut State University
Lives in Westport, CT
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Join the hangouts at 11 and/or 12:15 EDT today to discuss impact of CIPA on libraries and learning. Links to hangouts will follow, or you can just drop by +American Library Association Washington Office and pick up link there.
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Five key roles for 21st century school librarians feat. +Joyce Valenza and +Shannon McClintock Miller 's presentation at Alan November's 2012 Building Learning Communities conference in Boston, MA.
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Nice work! The examples are persuasive, and #stuvoice  will be more swayed by examples than advice. Here is another one <>. The poster's account was promptly deleted, but all one has to do is Google racist remarks + "hunger games" and this Jezebel post appears at the top of the results list (depending on your filter bubble). Deleted account withstanding, Maggie 's digital profile will do little to impress college admissions counselors and employers. There are a few infographics that address college admissions counselors' <>  and employers' <> use of social media activity in the selection process. 
This infographic flyer captures some important points about posting online and asks students to think before they do. Take a look. What do you think? Is there anything you would change? How do you think teens might react? Do ...
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Cutting it just a wee bit close time wise, but I just submitted my Google Teacher Academy application. The video was fun. Ten technologies in under a minute.
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Michelle, I hope you get accepted. I looked at it myself, but it is way over my head at the present, I am thinking of ramping up my EdIT game and trying to submit next year. Hoping you will blaze a path for the rest of us. I saw you at a NEASC conference and what you do in the way of Ed IT at your school is our future goal. Myself and a few other believers, are starting a Ed IT "guerrilla movement" to get the ball rolling. I appreciate the ability to virtually follow your efforts as it gives us much to shoot for. V/R  Bob from Brien McMahon HS.  
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High School Library Department Chair
  • New Canaan Public Schools
    High School Librarian, present
  • Bridgeport Public Schools, New York City Board of Education
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Westport, CT
New York City, NY - Menlo Park, CA - Paris, France
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I was born in Taxco, Mexico, under rather unusual circumstances. I grew up in Paris, France, New York City and northern California, where I attended Woodside High School (class of 1982) and Mariposa County High School (junior year). After a brief stint in the retail and textile industries, I graduated from New York University in 1990 and became a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. In June of 1993, I moved to Westport, CT with my husband and our then one-year old daughter (she is now in the Emerson College class of 2013). I taught social studies in Bridgeport for several years, before coming to my current position as a librarian at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Connecticut in 2001.
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Proud parent of Emma-Jean Weinstein - a most awsome person. Other bragging rights are linked to the "work stuff" section above - awards, publications, presentations
  • New York University, Southern Connecticut State University
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