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Announcing the Upcoming Teachers Lab at Brooklyn Public Library 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laurel Angrist.

An upcoming workshop aimed at New York City teachers of grades 4-12 will focus on teaching and learning resources available through the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and is targeted towards sparking innovative lesson plan design. Taught by experienced librarians and special guests, the “Teachers Lab” is a free two-week course running from August 11-22 that …

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Announcing the Upcoming Teachers Lab at Brooklyn Public Library 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laurel Angrist.

An upcoming workshop aimed at New York City teachers of grades 4-12 will focus on teaching and learning resources available through the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and is targeted towards sparking innovative lesson plan design. Taught by experienced librarians and special guests, the “Teachers Lab” is a free two-week course running from August 11-22 that …

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Announcing the Upcoming Teachers Lab at Brooklyn Public Library 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laurel Angrist.

An upcoming workshop aimed at New York City teachers of grades 4-12 will focus on teaching and learning resources available through the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and is targeted towards sparking innovative lesson plan design. Taught by experienced librarians and special guests, the “Teachers Lab” is a free two-week course running from August 11-22 that …

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Animal-Assisted Literacy Programs Provide a Boost to Children’s Reading 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laurel Angrist.

Schools and libraries are increasingly seeing the value of programs that allow students to read to pets in order to boost reading skills. To date, such animal-assisted literacy programs are currently operating in 43 states throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, the UK, Italy and India.1 In fact, as research into the growing …

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Connecting Educators with New York City’s Cultural Institutions: “The NYC Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core” Conference 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laurel Angrist.

Local cultural institutions have a lot to offer New York City educators by supporting curriculum development in exciting new ways. Teachers, for instance, are able use the high quality resources available at New York City’s museums to get students to think critically about the world around them. When students become aware of what the city …

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Library Resources for Teaching English in the Classroom 

Over the past two decades, the number of non-native English speakers in the United States school system has more than doubled.i These demographic changes have put greater emphasis on the challenges involved in teaching English language Learners (ELLs), which range from issues in communication among teachers, students and parents, and the pace of lessons in …

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Library Resources about School Violence and Safety 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laurel Angrist.

There has been a great deal of talk about school safety lately with the recent anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. school massacre at Sandy Hook elementary, while at least 24 school shootings since that day have claimed at least 17 lives, according to a recent Daily Beast article. Unfortunately, while politicians debate about the most …

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Volunteer Teaching Programs Overseas Give New Teachers a Jumpstart 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laurel Angrist.

Ever thought about becoming a volunteer teacher overseas? Beyond simply doing a good deed, volunteering as a teacher in foreign countries can be a deeply rewarding experience in your post-graduate degree life. As an educator abroad, you will see and become more immersed in the local life and culture and may in fact also experience …

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Teaching Current Events: Resources for Teachers 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laurel Angrist.

News stories offer many possibilities when it comes to bringing new topics to life in the classroom. For one thing, teaching students about current events allows for a multitude of opportunities to help students understand contemporary culture and gather their thoughts on issues as they unfold. Current events can be used as jumping off points …

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Teaching Current Events: Resources for Teachers 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laurel Angrist.

News stories offer many possibilities when it comes to bringing new topics to life in the classroom. For one thing, teaching students about current events allows for a multitude of opportunities to help students understand contemporary culture and gather their thoughts on issues as they unfold. Current events can be used as jumping off points …

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Library Resources and Services for Gender, Education and International Development 

Browse the following post to find out more about: •Ask a Librarian Services •Online Catalogs •Federated Search Engines •Periodical Indexes •E-Collections •Reference Materials and Encylopedias •Digital archives (i.e. Pocket Knowledge) •Research Consultations Ask a Librarian! •Under library services on our homepage, click the ‘Ask a Librarian’ link to find out about how to make appointments …

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The Nature Conservancy Steps Up to Promote Greener Thinking in City Schools with “Leaf: A New Anthology for Urban Environmental Education” 

High school students in cities across the U.S. have not always enjoyed a great deal of exposure to learning activities about the natural world that surrounds them, largely because teachers themselves have had limited access to resources focused on urban environmental education. Fortunately, the current growing demand for green jobs in fields like environmental engineering …

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