May 28, 2018

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Student Opportunities & an ALSC Institute Scholarship | News Bites

An internship, scholarship, and grant are part of the latest roundup of opportunities with fast-approaching deadlines.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary, the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience. However, at each level—middle […]

USC Shoah Foundation Announces 2016 IWitness Video Challenge

The IWitness Video Challenge gives middle and high school students a chance to give back to their communities while honing their digital skills. Inaugurated in 2013 by Steven Spielberg, the competition was designed around the same premise as “Schindler’s List,” that one person can make a difference.

If you do school library research, please help us birth a community

I am thrilled to be a member of AASL’s Community of Scholars Task Force and equally thrilled about our plans to move forward in creating a truly meaningful community. Discussed at last year’s CLASS (Causality: School Libraries and Student Success) Summit, the project is realized and described as one of three goals in the CLASS […]

Abby M. O’Neill Gives $11 Million to Teachers College for Scholarships

Teachers College, Columbia University, has received an $11 million commitment from longtime Trustee Abby M. O’Neill to establish a scholarship fund, beginning with an outright $1 million gift. The fund will be used to establish the Abby M. O’Neill Fellowship Program for outstanding individuals with a strong commitment to teaching.

Highlights Foundation Creates James Cross Giblin Scholarship

The Highlights Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to excellence in children’s literature, has announced its creation of James Cross Giblin Scholarship, which aims to honor the talents, contributions, and generosity of the acclaimed children’s author, editor, and publisher.

Pictures of the Week: McDaniel College Awards Maryland Teachers Librarianship Scholarships; the Opening Night of Girls Write Now’s Reading Series

McDaniel College awards librarianship scholarships to twelve teachers working in underserved areas of Maryland; a presentation from the opening night of Girls Write Now’s reading series.