Category Archives: Professional Development

#TLChat FREE PD is back!

I am so excited to announce that the awesome #TLChat professional development (formerly TL Virtual Cafe Webinars, #TLChat LIVE, and TL News Night) is back in its new incarnation! A great new team has been assembled and will revive our … Continue reading

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Changes Ahead for #TLChat

Seven years ago, our amazing tribe of Teacher Librarians embarked on a journey to deliver much needed professional development on library and technology topics. At the time, there were no such free opportunities to be found to meet this need, … Continue reading

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Are You Ready?

  Join us on Monday, October 3rd at 8PM Eastern Time for Are You Ready? with guests Andrew Marcinek, CIO at Worcester Academy and Former Chief Open Education Advisor for the Office of Educational Technology, and Stony Evans, library media specialist at … Continue reading

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Beyond the Poster

I love love love my new school! This Smore is something that I shared during a short PD session during yesterday’s faculty meeting to introduce teachers to some great tools for creating digital products. Over the past few weeks, I’ve … Continue reading

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Your Librarian Can…

Let me start by saying how much I love and adore my network of educators! I’ve started feeling a little nervous about the upcoming school year. I always do, but this year is different as I’ll be in a new … Continue reading

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Librarians as PD Leaders

As librarians, I believe it is essential that we view ourselves as leaders in our schools. We all know the best leaders lead by example (not with a do as I say, not as I do attitude). Not only must … Continue reading

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TL Virtual Cafe Webinar: Ditching Dewey

  I hope you’ll join me tomorrow night (February 2nd) at 8PM Eastern for the February TL Virtual Cafe Webinar. I’ll be discussing one of my FAVORITE topics…Ditching Dewey! I’ll be sharing in details the steps I took throughout the … Continue reading

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EdCamp Baton Rouge

Last Saturday at CMS, we hosted the first EdCamp Baton Rouge…and it was such a great day of learning, sharing, and networking! Educators from around the city (and several from other places around the state) came out for a day of … Continue reading

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Twitter Boot Camp

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been back to school for over two weeks! The year is off to a great start. I’ve seen all of the students through their ELA classes. Last week, we kicked off our 1:1 initiative … Continue reading

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ISTE, Road Trip, & PLN Love

This has been quite a summer, full of fun, travel, and friends. As I reflect on the past two months, I realize how blessed I am to have made so many wonderful memories during the summer of 2014! This is the … Continue reading

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