We are adding information on activities for you to enjoy and learn from at home. New activities added regularly.
•NEW Library LIVE: Virtual Field Trips & Virtual Learning
•NEW Learn Alaska: See and read about Alaska locations and phenomena
•NEW Links to Links: Links to sites with links to many activities and opportunities
•Contests for Youth: Art, Photography, Writing
We join outreach educator, Beckie, at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge to learn all about rescuing big wild cats and bears from people who tried to own these animals as pets and for profit fake zoos. In "Predator, Not Pets," learn laws, stories, and how this center gives a second life to wild species. Learn more about the center and the animals. Check out a video of the animals playing.
J. Scott Savage, popular children's author, shows us how easy and fun it is to create stories, become authors, and Find our Magic! This is a fun approach to feeling comfortable as writers and students created an original story with the author. To check out all the fun resources, check out his website. If students write stories and send them to him (through his website), he will post your story on his website! Check out this book trailer for J. Scott Savage's newest book: Lost in Wonderland.
Emily Calandrelli, host of Emily's Wonder Lab and Xploration Outer Space, shares with us the exciting world of science and space. This special session begins with Ms. Carton's favorite episode of Emily's Wonder Lab, then Emily herself joins us LIVE. Explore more about The Space Gal. If you would like to check out read alouds performed from outer space, go to Story Time from Space. To learn more about engineering, check out this video: What's an Engineer. To check out engineering projects, go to Science Kids. For fun learning all about space, check out National Geographic space.
Young people around the world need to connect and feel connected with each other now more than ever. Come join us! Interested in connecting over Flipgrid or having young people reach out to each other? Send us a message here requesting the password.
Book Club for Kids is the award-winning podcast where kids talk about books. The Times of London calls it one of the world's top 10 kidcasts. Common Sense Media rates it "excellent." The New York Times says the "virtual gathering space for young readers feels more vital than ever in the social distancing era."
This summer, they will feature kids who participate in library Summer Reading programs across the country. It's easy:
- find the voice memo or recording app on a smartphone
- set the level somewhere in the middle
- have the reader introduce her/himself as:
Hi, my name is - (first name only)
I'm from - (what city)
And my library is - (what's the name of your library)
My favorite book is - (what's the title of your book)
Because - (not the plot, but why YOU like this book and why you'd recommend it to someone else)
Email the audio files to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OR: Your child can just call them at 323-639-3560 and follow the script.
Michelle Carton, ASD Elementary K-6 Librarian, was chosen by Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) as Librarian Media Specialist of the Year.
“This award honors a librarian or media specialist who improves their library using technology. He or she collaborates with administrators, teachers, and students to support technology integration,” according to TCEA. Read more here.
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Find out more about our program director, Michelle Carton, and what led to Global Education Alaska.
Global learning is a collective effort for us all, while professional development keeps our work relevant. View conference presentations.