National Family Literacy Day and Remote Learning

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Our current situation has magnified the importance of connecting with our students’ families and the community, but it’s a crucial time to help families connect with their children. Caregivers and parents play a critical role in a child’s literacy development. Much has fallen in our students’ families’ laps as they navigate the challenges of remote … read more »


United Nations Day: Celebrating Global Citizenship and Cooperation

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October 24 marks a milestone event for the United Nations: the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter. Founded as a collective action to support peace, development, and human rights, the UN is represented by 193 sovereign states. This year’s United Nations Day celebration focuses on global cooperation for building a better future.  This anniversary serves … read more »


Differentiation for the School Librarian

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Differentiating instruction is defined as “shaking up” what goes on in the classroom so that students have multiple options for taking in information, making sense of ideas, and expressing what they learn” according to Carol Ann Tomlinson. This can be achieved through a process called Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The UDL process emphasizes representation … read more »


Let’s Get Ready for Computer Learning Month

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Computer Learning Month, established in 1987 to help those unfamiliar with computers learn what computers can do for them, is fast approaching. Today’s students are digital natives and understand how to use computers to find and share information, making it vital to teach students how to evaluate and create media using five critical communication skills: understanding … read more »


Accessibility for Remote Learning

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In the Middle Atlantic States, the month of September ushers in cooler weather, sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes, apple picking, and other fall entities, but this month is significant for another important reason.  September is National Deaf Awareness Month, an observance founded to increase awareness of deaf issues, people, and culture. Both deaf and hearing allies … read more »