If you register a new KASL member, you both get $5.00 off your membership. However, you must turn in your renewal & new member forms at the same time.
Save the Date
Summer Institute - June 11-12 - Emporia State University
Exploring Creation and Use of Text Sets for Children and Young Adults with Steve Sheinkin, an energetic, interesting author of Lincoln's Grave Robbers and Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon.
ALA Annual Conference - June 26-July 1 – Las Vegas
Kansas Library Conference – October 29-31 - Wichita Hyatt
Out of the Stacks: Engaging Communities, Promoting Learning
Featuring: Rebecca Johnson, author of
Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead and
Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures
Proposals due May 12
School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape
October 17-18, 2014 @ St. Louis, MO
2. Kansas Learning First Alliance Videos & Websites 2014
Download Data Value of High School graduation 2013 & Download KLFA Advocacy PowerPoint
Share the Protect Kansas Schools – Game on for Kansas video
The Learning First Alliance promotes the "Whole Child."
The GameOn Kansas Advocacy originators, Judith Deedy and Karen Wagner, showed two videos and gave a history of their three year progress
3. The Learning 4 Life Lesson Plan Database includes STEM and Common Core/College and Career Readiness lessons and activities. Your challenge is to use one of these lessons then to submit a lesson. You can do it!
Colorado Connections – Colorado librarians are willing to share their Survive and Thrive Advocacy Toolkit.
The Colorado Association of School Librarians has given permission for us to use their projects as templates for our purposes
Celebrate National Library Week – Communities Matter @ your Library!
Announcement – AASL Video Contest for School Library Month
Lives Change @ your Library Student Video Contest
Due April 1, 2014
KASL Video Contest Celebrating School Library Month - Lives Change @ your Library Student Video Contest
Submissions are due May 1, 2014, and details and will be shared upon revision of the website.
Winners will be announced at the KASL Fall Conference.
FDIC - Take Our "Financial Aptitude Test" — the F.A.T.
Money Smart Week Games - four games are included: football, soccer, and the other two are geared towards lower grades
Money As You Grow - 20 things kids need to know to live financially savvy lives, has some wonderful links to some activities students could complete
College Navigator from National Center for Education Statistics - has an expense calculator that allows students to choose colleges nationwide and see estimated costs for tuition, food, housing, etc.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - compare costs for colleges using numbers from College Navigator
College Affordibility and Transparency Center - Helps students select colleges and gives statistics, like the percentage of students able to repay loans and how many default on their student loans @
National Library Legislative Day