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Colorado Association of
School Librarians presents
November 12, 2016
9:00-10:30 AM (MST)
Want to learn more about Makerspaces and don’t know how to start? Or, are you that “Maker Enthusiast” who is chomping at the bit to learn and share more? No matter your level, the Colorado Association of School Librarians (CASL) invites you to join us Saturday November 12th from 9:00 am (MST) – 10:30 am (MST) for a Maker Space webinar with special guest Colleen Graves.*
We hope you can attend this highly interactive learning session to learn how to meaningfully integrate maker into your school’s culture and walk away with a few practical ideas for your school maker space!
*Colleen Graves is a high school librarian, obsessed with learning commons transformations, makerspaces, littleBits, Makey Makey, technology education and making stuff. An active author and Maker Education blogger, she wrote the Librarian's Guide to littleBits, Makey Makey lessons, and is excited to announce her upcoming book, coauthored with Aaron Graves, The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn, available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. You can follow Colleen on Twitter and on Instagram and Facebook.
CASL strives to:
- Encourage professional growth and adherence to professional standards
- Advocate for school library programs, information literacy, educational technology, and lifelong learning
- Acknowledge school library leadership and meritorious service
CASL is helping School Librarians Speak Out
We've launched a great new website to help school librarians advocate in a positive manner to save and support school libraries. The CASL Survive and Thrive website provides tools to educate and inform stakeholders about the vital and irreplaceable role that school librarians play in teaching and learning. In order to better communicate to our community members what "21st century skills" are all about, CASL developed "taglines" for the 21st century skills of the Colorado Academic Standards. On the site, you will find message templates (sample e-mails, letters, newsletter blurbs, brochures, and even videos) containing the taglines and targeting specific stakeholder audiences in order to promote school librarians as 21st century skills experts. Check out the site and start advocating!