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Everyday Advocacy You’re in an elevator with the Board president. Or the Mayor. Or the Chairperson of the city’s Youth Commission. You have one minute before the elevator opens and you go your separate ways. Advocacy, Legislation & Issues An elevator speech a message intended to spur decision makers to action. An elevator speech must be short, specific, and memorable. It is important to have your elevator speech rehearsed and ready because you never know when you'll have an opportunity to use it! Who is the audience for my elevator speech? For school librarians, decision-makers can be school principals, parent organizations, district administrators, elected officials, community partners and more.

The Third Space: Why Universities need to design for ‘In-Between’ Moments - Inside Out In a typical week, a student who commutes will bounce from home to university and back again umpteen times. Each place has its own stressors: exams, deadlines and high expectations loom on campus, while care duties and family stress can dominate at home. Each is an escape, of sorts, from the other, but where can students retreat to when they need a break from both?

Summer School - Appleton Area School District Elementary School June 14 - July 9 (no classes July 5) 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Middle School June 14 - July 9 (no classes July 5) 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. High School June 14 - July 2 Semester 1: 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Semester 2: 11:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Offerings will be in-person with safety precautions in place. *Advocacy - NYC School Librarian Advocating for Your Library and Its Program The structure for this LibGuide was inspired by Barbara Stripling's September/October 2014 American Libraries Magazine article: Reimagining Advocacy for School Libraries: Creating a strategy for getting out your message. In order to get the most out of this LibGuide, we suggest accessing and reading the article. In Reimagining Advocacy for School Libraries, Barbara Stripling identifies five pillars of library services around which all strong school library programs are built:

Capitalisme féroce: le jeu You are a pirate commander staked with $50,000 from local tribal leaders and other investors. Your job is to guide your pirate crew through raids in and around the Gulf of Aden, attack and capture a ship, and successfully negotiate a ransom. Game design: Smallbore Webworks Visual design: Dennis Crothers How to Play Cutthroat Capitalism: The Game The attack: Your goal is to leave the port of Eyl with your pirate crew, attack and capture a ship as it exits the Gulf of Aden. What is an "elevator speech"? An elevator speech is a clear, brief message or “commercial” about you. It communicates who you are, why you are valuable, and how you can benefit your stakeholders. It’s typically about 30 seconds to 1 minute, the time it takes people to ride from the top to the bottom of a building in an elevator.

<br/>Episode #045 ... Rousseau Government pt. 1 — Philosophize This! On this episode of the podcast, we examine the origins of government and discuss several opinions on how to construct the best system. First, we imagine that we’re stranded on an island and are forced to devise a system to organize ourselves into a functional “society.” Next, we discuss Hobbes' and Rousseau’s viewpoints on the state of nature and how it relates to the formation of governments. Finally, we talk about the adverse affects civilization and government have on our happiness and why we should constantly reevaluate the systems that are in place. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

* AASL One-Pagers for Stakeholders One-Pagers for Stakeholders Your School Library in the Learning Community Understanding the National School Library Standards 1979 Revolution: Black Friday - Games For Change 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is choice driven, narrative game that brings players into the brooding world of a nation on the verge of collapse. Play as Reza, an aspiring photojournalist, and make life and death decisions as you survive the gritty streets of Iran in the late 1970’s. The year is 1978, the place is Tehran, Iran. You are Reza Shirazi, a striving photojournalist, who after studying abroad returns home to find his people in a bloodied uprising against the ruling King, the Shah. Led by your best friend, Babak, you are swept up by a web of underground activities and meet a vivid cast of characters. As the revolution tears through your country, friends and family, the fates of those around you hinge on the consequences of your choices.

Supporting School Librarians through COVID and Beyond Pennsylvania State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta speaks at January’s Rally to Save School Librarians in Philadelphia. As the start of school approaches (or is already here in some states), the Covid-19 crisis rages on, leaving many educators around the country very concerned about health and safety issues regarding if or when they and their students will return to the classroom or library. The reentry plans for many school districts are still in flux due to frequently shifting circumstances and guidelines. The disruptions and numerous uncertainties surrounding the pandemic have made an already challenging era for school librarians and other educators that much tougher. “It’s a real interesting world out there right now,” says John Chrastka, executive director of EveryLibrary, characterizing what advocacy for school librarians facing job cuts has looked like so far this year. Covid-19 response and school reopening hurdles

*Pitching the Library: the Elevator Speech Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; and Susan Ballard, Program Developer and Instructor USNH Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Emerging Tech community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

80 Days - Games For Change The year is 1872 (with a steampunk twist) and Monsieur Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days. Traveling by African airship, mechanical camel, submarine in the company of pirates, opium traders, smugglers and more, attempt to complete the epic journey around the world. 80 DAYS allows players to create their own route around the world, starting from London and visiting any of a hundred and fifty cities en route.