It can be hard to find the time for growing your professional skills and connections, but CMLE is here to help! We maintain this calendar full of many opportunities for Continuing Education classes, webinars, and conferences.
Remember, we also offer scholarships to make it possible for you to take advantage of these learning opportunities!
Take a look at the calendar which is located on our Continuing Education page and is updated often with new learning opportunities. We include a variety of events like webinars, online courses, in-person conferences, workshops, and yes, even free opportunities!
The page also has links to organizations like Library Juice, TIES, and the AASL’s eAcademy that offer their own training and development opportunities.
Make Continuing Education a priority this summer, and you will have some great new knowledge and skills to bring to your library in the fall! (Of course, if you are a year-round library person, you can put your new skills to work right away! 🙂 )
CMLE members: we can do this quickly if you have some ideas!
Application available here
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:
- Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
- Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
- Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs
Eligibility: Qualified 501(c)(3) organization with a valid IRS tax ID or a Public Library are eligible to apply.Organization must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store. Click here to locate Dollar General store.
July 14-23, 2017
“The LAII and LACC are pleased to announce a special international program designed specifically for educators: “Cuba: A Revolutionary Perspective on Education.” We are offering a special rate to educators, which makes this one of the least expensive programs to Cuba offered anywhere in the country. Moreover, as Cuba becomes a more accessible tourist destination, we expect that in-country expenses will only continue to increase – which means that this may be one of the least expensive programs for years to come!
We are subsidizing the costs of this program because we are committed to fostering international awareness among educators and providing them with the resources they need to bring international awareness into their classrooms.
Lastly, we ask for your help in spreading the news about this program! Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues.
Join Florida International University and The University of New Mexico for a 9-day trip to Cuba in which we’ll focus on educational practice and philosophy on the island. We’ll visit museums with stunning collections, meet with grassroots organizations working on literacy, environmental science, and the humanities, interact with k-12 teachers and administrators, tour university campuses and meet with professors, and dialogue with community members about the role of society and culture in education.
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I am looking for trainers for 2-hour technology classes between June 5-8. Since so many districts are still in school, I am having trouble. If you are available between these dates, or know someone who might be, please let me know, or pass this email along.
Between June 5-8 we schedule 3 two-hour sessions each day (8 – 10AM, 10:15-12:15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM). All teachers in both the Park Rapids and Nevis School Districts are required to take 3 classes, although many take additional classes. Sessions are held in the Park Rapids Century School and in the Nevis High School. We do pay a stipend to teachers.
We are mostly looking for classes that help teachers integrate any type of technology into their classroom. Have an idea? Shoot me an email and we’ll discuss it. 🙂 If you’re interested, but June doesn’t work for you, please note that we have a similar setup in August, from the 21st through the 24th. I will again be looking for instructors for those classes, so if you are interested, please let me know.
Class sizes are typically quite small, typically 5 – 12 in each class, so it’s a great way to do some personalized training. Thanks! Laurie — Laurie Conzemius Park Rapids, Minnesota http://www.LaurieConzemius.com <http://www.laurieconzemius.com/> ISTE Board of Directors firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.
The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.
The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.
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