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Elementary Flexible Schedule

Started by Krista Brogle in Collection Development Feb 21, 2017.

High School Makerspaces

Started by Katie Tietjen in Issues Dec 4, 2015.

Share SLOs That Work 15 Replies

Started by Irene Kwidzinski in Issues. Last reply by Teresa Garceau Sep 30, 2015.

Nutmeg Award Committees Accepting Applications

Started by Casey LaPlante in Collection Development Nov 14, 2014.

Summer Reading 1 Reply

Started by Kathleen Sasso in Web 2.0. Last reply by Casey LaPlante May 8, 2014.

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Free Curriculum Guide (K-2) for MIRABEL'S MISSING VALENTINES

Posted by Janet Lawler on January 18, 2019 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I spoke at CASL this fall about resources authors offer to librarians and teachers to help support their many and varied curriculum and planning objectives. I'm excited to share a curriculum guide (K-2) for my latest book, MIRABEL'S MISSING VALENTINES. Visit the book's page on my website for the free guide, as well as free downloadable MIRABEL Valentine's Day cards for students. Spread the love of learning!…


CASL Share 2 Learn Unconference

Posted by Kate Candido on March 21, 2017 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

It's time for CASL's 4th annual Share 2 Learn UnConference!

The unconference will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2076 at Scholastic in Danbury, CT.  Our featured speaker this year is author David Schwartz.  There will also be lots of great giveaways and raffle prizes!  Registration is now open and will be limited to the first 125 participants.  Check out the Share 2 Learn Smore!


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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin

"School Librarians Have IT.  We bring critical innovation that leads to opportunities for transformation of our learning communities."

 Susan Ballard, AASL President 2012-2013

"We choose to go to the moon and other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills." 

John F. Kennedy

"When it comes to teaching and technology it is okay to be where you are, it is just not okay to stay there."  Jennifer LaGarde


"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant."  Mitchell Kapor


"The Internet may be the world's greatest library, but let's face it - all the books are scattered on the floor." D.C. Denison, Boston Globe


" Be the edge that transforms the core." Brown, The Power of Pull


"Transliteracy = ability to adapt."  2011 SLJ Summit


"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow."  John Dewey


"The shift from a teaching focus to a learning focus is a crucial one."  Violet Harada


“If you don’t promote yourself, you’re doomed to defend yourself.” Ken Haycock at CIL 2010

"Every interaction might be the whole thing." Seth Godin blog

"The only way to be a 21st-century teacher is to be a 21st-century learner." ISTE webinar 2/25/10

"Be present where they are." Will Richardson on Twitter

"Only one method of improving reading ability really works: engaging in a great deal of interesting (better yet, compelling), comprehensible reading." Stephen Krashen in the May/June 2009 KQ

"We have to go into their territory." by Frank McCourt in the Danbury News-Times, C3, 7/24/2009

"Don't retire---inspire." Mickey Rooney in Parade 11/15/2009

"We need to support kids in being creators of information instead of receivers of information." Marco Torres

"Find out what people want and give it to them." Paul LeClerc, NYPL president, in the NY Times 11/19/09

"Do what you do best and link to the rest." Jeff Jarvis on BuzzMachine 3/8/10


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