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#WEMTA19 Call for Proposals Last call! The deadline for proposals is this Friday, November 16th! Don't miss out on your chance to present March 31 - April 2 in Wisconsin Dells at the Kalahari Resort. We have new discount pricing this year for presenters.

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Agenda for our Waukesha County Public/School Library meeting on Nov. 26 at Waukesha West HS. RSVP to https://tinyurl.com/ScLi2018 so we know how much food we need! (Link is in attached agenda).

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Reminder: RSVP to attend the CCBC's starred review book examination on Thursday and Friday, November 29 and 30! We'll be setting up all of the 2018 books we've received to-date that have one or more starred reviews. Open to any interested librarian or teacher--come for a few hours or a whole day.

More info:

https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/events/details.asp?catId=5
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The Battle of the Books team met to select the questions that will be used throughout this years' Battle season. The goal of these volunteers is to have the questions available to you by December 1st. Haven't registered yet? Remember the Early Bird deadline, $15, this year, is December 15th. Registrations will not be accepted after January 15th. Thanks to the over 300 teams that are already registered. Happy Reading!
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Don’t be a turkey! Recognize an administrator you know who has demonstrated individual excellence to the library, media, or educational technology profession through service to students, teachers, and the community with an Administrator of the Year Award at https://www.wemta.org/awards-grants/administrator-of-the-year.cfm !

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Don't forget to register for SWAL 2018!

Join us for the 2018 meeting of the Southwest Wisconsin Association of Libraries in Fennimore at Southwest Tech's Lenz Center on Friday, November 16th! This year's meeting features programs on change management, emerging e-content trends, BadgerLink, OverDrive's Libby and Sora apps, social media for your library, and small group conversations on topics of your choosing. You can find the full meeting agenda at https://www.wils.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SWAL-2018-Agenda.pdf.

The registration fee is $30 and lunch is included.

We hope to see you there!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWvvTM8QsrjpgsjxUvCaaMRZzRr6EYRhYYd_-M3qxPoFKnvA/viewform

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Please excuse crossposting....just want to spread the word. Application deadline is November 8, 2018.
Grant opportunity for coding! ALA is offering mini-grants for Hour of Code activities to public and school libraries. Make some collaboration happen!

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Thankful for the gift of reading! Thank the librarian in your life who made an impact on your love of reading by nominating them today and showing them your thanks at https://www.wemta.org/awards-grants/

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December 1, 2018

Engineering Derby: Tinker, Code, Make and Design https://www.naomiharm.org/upcomingworkshops

Hoste Site: Olson Middle School - Mauston, WI

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: $150 per educator or parent and $450 for a team of four (buy 3 get the fourth one free)

$25 per 4th - 12th grade student chaperoned by a "paying" parent or teacher ($150)

*Each registered educator/parent team of 3 will receive one harry Potter Coding Wand!

Graduate Credit: 1 Credit available through UW-LaCrosse for an additional $200 at the time of the workshop


We are kicking off the "Hour of Code" month for December with an “Engineering Derby,” and we want YOU to be part of this exciting event! This fun-filled day will be have you exploring 7-10 unique design challenges and tasks that will allow you and your school team to tinker, code
and make a new prototype, product or solution. Your facilitated instructors of Naomi Harm, Deb Norton and Val Vernhunce will guide you, and your teams through 3 engineering and designing/maker challenges in the morning, a magical coding wand moment after lunch, and 3 more coding
challenges in the afternoon. Additional choice maker activities will also be available, and instructional strategies will be shared to maximize and model effective student classroom management when
working in collaborative teams. These design challenges and tasks will include activities that you can replicate in your classroom tomorrow, and inspire your students to take the lead as peer coaches as “Challenge Captains” and “Chief Architects” in your classroom.
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