December 9, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Librarians To Be the Stars of a 2018 Calendar

In a special edition calendar from Capstone, a year’s worth of stunning photos will highlight the depth and breadth of librarians’ passions, skills, and personalities.

It’s the Final Stretch for SLJ’s 2017 School Librarian of the Year Award

With the submission deadline for the coveted honor coming up fast on Saturday, May 20, excitement at finding out “Who will it be this year?” is building.

Scholastic’s Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest Opens

One school in each state will win 500 books. Deadline to enter is April 14.

Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Here’s a round-up of scholarships, grants, and prizes available to teachers, librarians, and students.

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Grants, New Tools—and Fab Fashion | News Bites

Our roundup of news briefs includes grant and scholarship opportunities, an incredible fashion archive, and a new friend for Pooh.

Will You Be Our Next Celebrity School Librarian?

Are you one of those people who laments “I never win anything?” If you’re a superstar school librarian (and you are, of course) then your luck may be about to change.

Dover Publications Celebrates 75th Birthday with Librarian Love

A sweepstakes contest, from today through May 31, gives librarians the chance to win a collection of 75 best-selling Dover titles.

2016 School Librarian of the Year Award Open for Entries

If you’re confident that you’ve gone above and beyond finding innovative ways to equip students with 21st-century literacies—or know a colleague who has—check out all the details on SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award.

Big Cash Prizes for Maker Spaces Up for Grabs

Enter your dream maker space in the Department of Education’s CTE Makeover Challenge. You may just snag the money to make it happen. But hurry; the deadline is April 1.

CDW-G Launches Collaboration Nation

CDW-G’s second annual Collaboration Nation video contest kicks off February 1, offering cash and product prizes to K–12 schools.

Fifth Annual Follett Challenge Kicks Off on November 2

Recognizing innovative K–12 programs that teach 21st-century skills to students, the Follett Challenge awards $200,000 in Follett products and services. All public and private K–12 schools and districts are eligible to apply.

PBS Launches Emperor Science Award for 10th and 11th Graders

A student in high school today just might become the scientist who develops a cure for cancer. PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) are giving 300 students such an opportunity over the next three years with The Emperor Science Award.

Guinness World Records Asks Kids to Think Big in New Contest

Guinness World Records wants to know what records children would try to set in the next 20 years if they had the chance. The “Records of the Future Challenge” opens today to seven to 12-year-olds and runs through December 1.