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Friday, November 13th, 2015

Book Lover's Calendar for 2016 on sale now at the Library

The Book Lover's Calendar
The Book Lover's Page-A-Day Calendar for 2016 is on sale now at the Michael Schwartz Library for only $10.00. PRICE REDUCUED FROM $13.00. Find your favorite new books in a year's worth of great reading recommendations. Selections include biographies, mysteries, love stories and more! Plus famous last lines, literary quizzes, and surprising facts about our favorite authors. The calendars make great gifts. Purchase your copy at the User Services Desk today!

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-11-13 08:55:31. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Global Teacher Exchange Opportunities

The Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Program: The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational the Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools, and communities in the U.S and abroad. Participants in this three- to six- month program for U.S. teachers (or four-month program for international teachers) are based at university-level schools of education. They take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their design. Application deadline for U.S. teachers is November 4, 2015.

The IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grant: The IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grants is a professional development program to support U.S. secondary level (grades 6–12) teachers who have shown to be outstanding advocates for study abroad. The goal of the program is to help raise global awareness in the classroom and prepare students for global citizenship and study abroad. Fifty (50) enrichment grants of $1,000 each are available to teachers to conduct any learning activity in the U.S. or abroad that enhances their international outlook and global experience. Application deadline is December 1, 2015.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-11-06 11:24:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Population Workshop -- Friday, November 20, 2015

World Population logo

Discover lively, interdisciplinary activities that help students understand the importance of sustaining global citizenship and informed decision making. In this full-day workshop, K-12 educators will engage in role-playing simulations, problem solving challenges, and critical thinking activities to build student' knowledge in math, science, and social studies. All participants will receive our classroom-ready curriculum, which emphasizes hands-on learning and cross curricular problem solving.  All activities are aligned to Ohio's New Learning Standards and the Common Core Standards.

Find out more -- Read program flyer.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-11-06 11:12:00. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

ESC Global Education Workshop Series : Teaching About Africa for K-12 Educators

Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County logo

Learn about the geography, cultures and arts of modern Africa through the ESC's Fall 2015 workshops that explore the central, eastern and western geographic regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Enhance your content knowledge about non-Western countries and societies in response to Ohio's learning standards requirements. Pan-African scholars from Cleveland State and Kent State Universities will lead workshops and share their experiences teaching, living and working on the continent of Africa for the series "Teaching About Africa."

This event is a series of dates: September 2, 2015, October 22, 2015, November 13, 2015 and December 2, 2015.

Find out more -- Read pamphlet.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-11-06 10:55:19. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Migration in Global Context : History, Narrative and Project-Based Learning

Photo of refugees in boat

The Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County and Cleveland State University Department of History are collaborating to present a summer Teacher Institute in the Humanities and workshops during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 centering around local, national and global migration themes.

Migration in Global Context Workshops Schedule - Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

10/14/15: 4-6 p.m. Cleveland Museum of Art
Gallery walk: Migration Themes in Art
Cleveland Museum of Art, One Wade Oval, Cleveland OH 44106
Presenter: Beth Noren, master teacher and CMA teacher advisor

11/12/15: 4-6 p.m. Cleveland State University
Book discussion: Factory Girls (by Leslie Chang)
CSU Student Center Rm. 315, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
Facilitators: Prof. Shelley Rose and master teachers

2/17/16: 4-6 p.m. Cleveland State University
Film viewing: Last Train Home
CSU Student Center, 3rd floor ballroom, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
Facilitators: Prof. Shelley Rose, Prof. Wenqing Kang

4/15/16: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cleveland State University
Teacher Symposium: Migration in Global Context
CSU Student Center, 3rd floor ballroom, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tiffany Trimmer (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Teacher Presenters: panel discussions, presentations. and curricular showcase

Programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact Nadine Grimm at Nadine.grimm@esc-cc.org or 216-901-4243.

Ohio Humanities logo

This program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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