Sunday, November 18, 2018

PBS offers educators opportunity to hone media literacy skills

Educators who demonstrate their expertise in teaching students to be critical and responsible consumers and creators of media can be recognized as PBS Certified Media Literacy Educators.

Fayette County media services team earns librarians association award

The media services team from Fayette County Public Schools received the 2018 Award of Merit from the Central Kentucky Association of School Librarians.
Library media specialist Alaine Carpenter gets students at Morton Middle School (Fayette County) excited about reading through an edible book contest, in which students have to create a scene from a book and at least 50 percent of the display must be edible. Eighth-grader Shelby Lynch received a first-place award this year for her entry, a cake decorated to depict a scene from Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Photo by Linda Dawahare/FCPS

Creating a hunger for reading with an edible book contest

Students at Morton Middle School in Fayette County have a new hunger for reading thanks to library media specialist Alaine Carpenter.

‘Find A Book, Kentucky’ for summer reading

To encourage children and families to read throughout the summer, MetaMetrics – an educational research group that partners with the Kentucky Department of Education – offers the free research-based tool “Find a Book, Kentucky.”

Student poems sought for CAVERNS anthology

“CAVERNS: Kentucky Middle School Poetry is celebrating April as National Poetry Month by asking grade 6-8 teachers and school librarians to encourage their students to write original poetry for consideration for publication in the 2019 edition.

Children’s Literature Conference bringing authors, illustrators to Asbury

Asbury University will host the Asbury Children’s Literature Conference to promote awareness of new youth literature March 24 on the Asbury campus in Wilmore.

ALA announces 2018 Youth Media Awards winners

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver in February.

Making your school’s wishes come true with grants

Four librarians share their tips and methods for researching, writing and apply for grants have been well-rewarded.

Read Across America program offers grants to purchase diverse books

The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America program offers grants to public schools serving economically disadvantaged students to purchase diverse books for public school libraries.

Fall library conference seeking session proposals

The 2018 Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky Association of School Librarians Conference will be Sept. 19-22 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.