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According to the National Litaracy Trust, research shows, "Children and young people who are the most engaged with literacy have better mental wellbeing than their peers who are the least engaged (Mental Wellbeing Index scores of 7.9/10 vs 6.6/10)"

Use this information in your collaborations and goals surrounding social emotional learning!

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There will be a webinar on December 18, 2018, from 1:00PM to 2:00PM regarding the Personal Device Grants. These grants allow school districts to receive $125 per ninth grade student as long as they provide matching funds for expenditures supported by the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan. Check out the website for more information or contact +Bill Herman at DPI.

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Congratulations to Christine O'Regan and the Kenosha Unified School District for their amazing library programming!

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Check out this new DPI created resource, Ms. G's Year of Assessment. This resource features three examples of how a teacher can successfully implement a strategic assessment system within his or her classroom throughout the school year in different content areas and different grade levels.

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When discussing library planning in our workshops this fall, the topic of data came up as something important for library media specialists to collect, as well as an important topic to provide support and professional learning on for other educators in your district.

These infographics about data may be useful as you continue thoughts and discussions on this topic.
What data does your district share with teachers? Does your district protect teacher's time to review and use data?

The Data Quality Campaign found that while 8 out of 10 teachers think students benefit when instruction is informed by data, a majority of teachers say there is a lack of time in the school day to effectively using data.

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CCBC Shorts (webinar)
Wednesday, December 12 at 9 a.m.
Topic: Excellent New Nonfiction

Join us for brief, timely tours through some of the newest and best in children’s and young adult literature. Librarians from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) will be your guides for these monthly 30-minute sessions designed to give librarians a heads-up about selected brand new titles of note. We’ll also revisit some of the gems already in your library collections. Each month will feature a different topic or theme.

If you're not able to join us live, the webinar will be recorded and you can find it and all past episodes here: https://scls.typepad.com/ccbcshorts/

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has recently announced a new grant program to support small and rural libraries - including school libraries! The first informational webinar will be on December 18, 2018, and applications are due on February 25, 2019. Please check out the link for more information and consider applying for these awards that range in size from $10,000 to $50,000.

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Having been a lifelong reader and library user, I had all sorts of assumptions about school libraries in general. First, I thought that stakeholders would instinctively know the value of an effective school library. Secondly, I had always been under the…

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The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District is accepting applications for a LTE Library Media Specialist at the Chippewa Falls Middle School for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year(second semester). Check out the link on Wecan for more info!
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