Connecticut Association of School Librarians

October 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Knowledge Quest

Just received my October issue of Knowledge Quest. Awesome edition: "The Issue Is Questions." The feature article is entitled "Toward a Culture of Inquiry in a World of Choices"---an accurate description of today's world. It targets the first standard: "Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge."

Our new AASL president, Cassandra Barnett, wrote… Continue

Added by Irene Kwidzinski on October 29, 2009 at 9:19pm — No Comments

2009 CECA/CASL Conference

We had a great CASL pre-conference workshop at the Marriott on Sunday and a wonderful day for the CECA/CASL conference at the Connecticut Convention Center on Monday. I enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces and meeting new colleagues. People snapped up all of the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner IN ACTION books and Standards for the 21st-Century Learner reference brochures. Only a few of the AASL Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library… Continue

Added by Irene Kwidzinski on October 26, 2009 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Friedman Calls for 21st-C Learning!

If you haven't read Friedman's article in Wednesday's Oct. 21st New York Times Op-Ed, you should.

It's a call for 21st Century learning: "So our schools have a doubly hard task now--not just improving reading, writing and arithmetic but entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity."

Awesome and powerful. Let's hope people listen. We need leaders for the Innovation Age.

Added by Irene Kwidzinski on October 21, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

World Innovation Summit for Education WISE award

WISE has given an award to Curiki director, Peter Levy. "Curriki builds a web-based platform that provides users with the tools and services necessary to develop, aggregate, evaluate and support Open Educational Resources (OER). It is a collaborative, international workspace that offers educators the opportunity to work together or independently to individualise instruction and create and customise high-quality… Continue

Added by Irene Kwidzinski on October 20, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Branding and L4L

I just read an article by Andres Oppenheimer U.S. 'brand' may be on its way back. In it he said:

"Experts agree that a country's 'brand' is increasingly important in a global economy because people buy products or decide to visit countries according to the image they have of them. People are willing to pay large sums of money for a Mercedes-Benz car in part because it's "Made in Germany,' whereas it would… Continue

Added by Irene Kwidzinski on October 13, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

SLJ Summit 2009

LuAnn Cogliser and I attended the SLJ Summit "Librarians as Leaders of 21st Century Learning" in Washington D.C. Oct. 2 - 3. We will share what we learned in blog posts to the CASL ning.

You can go to School Library Journal for their synopsis of the event and the ability to view live discussions, keynote speakers, etc.…


Added by Irene Kwidzinski on October 7, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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