YALit Class

Spring is coming, so it must be time for the New Young Adult Literature class. I’ve included the MIDAS and JPLS course numbers on the enclosed graphic.  If you can share this with your teachers, that would be great.  The course is designed for anyone who likes books – what subject they teach doesn’t matter. Last year I had a PE teacher and a school counselor join!

Contact Cindy Mitchel Cindy Mitchell (cindy.mitchell@jordandistrict.org) for more information

EdCamp

Cardigan Camp

Edcamp Cardigan Camp is the first hybrid
(virtual and face to face!) Edcamp for all school, public, higher ed, ​and special area librarians from all over the world. Zoom and Wakelet links will be emailed only to registered participants the day before ​Edcamp Cardigan Camp. Certificates of Completion will be available. Cardigans optional.

You’ll notice there is no price on this event… The past Cardigan Camps have been free –
BUT are limited to those who registered! Registration is not open yet – We will try to let you know when it opens..

Scrible

PD – ARES

The Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science Division at JSC will be hosting an upcoming webinar entitled: Curiosity Rover Update & Preview to Mars 2020

Date:  June 9, 2020

Time:  12-1pm Mountain

Registration link:  https://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/interaction/webinars/webinar_detail.cfm?webinar_id=20

Description

Join us for a FREE NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) interactive webinar.  This live interactive presentation will be for educators (formal and informal educators). NASA scientist and Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team member Dr. Elizabeth Rampe, will share her career path to NASA as well as her passion, knowledge and expertise about Mars, the MSL (Curiosity) Mission and preview the upcoming Mars 2020 Mission. The presentation will last approximately 40 minutes followed by an optional ~15-20 minutes of Q&A.  [Note: If you have family members at home that would like to join you as you participate in the event, they are welcome. Please provide details in your registration form.]

As this event is open to any interested formal or informal educators, when registering, participants are asked to identify their organization name (i.e. library name). 

Bias

Worth a re-post

Understanding bias: A nuanced approach to a vital news literacy topic – May 28th 
Bias is one of the most controversial and important subjects in news literacy. People frequently perceive and allege bias in news coverage — but what does this really mean? What makes a piece of news biased, and who decides? What role do our own biases play in our perceptions of bias? In this session, we’ll help you teach this vital, complex topic in ways that empower students to meaningfully evaluate the fairness and impartiality of news coverage. 
Register: https://newslitproject.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dEGvrAoKS2Sv45ynB2p7Og