In this issue…
SAYL News in Brief
Why School Librarians Are the Literacy Leaders We Need [Education Week Teacher. 4 min.]
“There is a cumulative benefit to students and teachers, both academic and cultural, when a school librarian becomes a literacy leader.”
What’s Going on in Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them a Story? [NPR Ed. 2 min.]
“When we read to our children, they are doing more work than meets the eye. ‘It’s that muscle they’re developing bringing the images to life in their minds.'”
How Bibliotherapy Can Help Students Open up About Their Mental Health [MindShift. 3 min.]
Secretary DeVos Approves Alaska and Iowa’s ESSA State Plans [US DOE. 1 min]
Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018 [Pew Research Center. 6 min.]
Is Screen Time a Problem? Depends on Your Source [Blue Skunk Blog. 2 min.]
Genres Generate Renewed Enthusiasm for School Libraries [District Administration. 2 min.]
Not Quite the End of Net Neutrality [ALA District Dispatch. 2 min.]
A Good Visual to Help You Teach Students to Detect Fake News [Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Resource]
Logos for Live Homework Help (May 2018) [Alaska Library Network. Resource]
Scholarships, Grants and Awards Opportunities
For the complete record of scholarships, grants, and other award opportunities posted in SAYL Mail, visit the SGA Archives.
Closes July 31st, 2018. James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs Giveaway $500 and 500 Scholastic Book Points (Sweepstakes) for classroom libraries.
Training and Continuing Education Opportunities
The following webinars are no cost and run approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Opportunities not fitting your schedule? Many of these webinars will later be available as archives.
June 16th, 6am – 11:30 am – Google Training for Teachers [Simple K12]
July 11-12, 8am – 1pm – 4T Data Literacy Conference: Creating Data Literate Students [University of Michigan School of Information and University Library]
Additional and up-to-date opportunities at the School Library Development Training and Continuing Education Calendar
6-12 Library Aide, Nikiski Middle/High, Nikiski Area, .5 FTE
K-6 Librarian, Willow Crest Elementary, Anchorage, 1.0 FTE
K-6 Librarian, Ptarmigan Elementary, Anchorage , 1.0 FTE
9-12 Librarian, North Pole High, North Pole, 1.0 FTE
Additional and up-to-date information at Alaska Teacher Placement
Check It Out Next Time!
SAYL Mail is issued monthly during the summer. The next issue will be July 12th. To share news, success stories, resources, and opportunities, please contact Jared Shucha. To get SAYL Mail updates sent to your inbox, request a subscription to the AkASL listserv and ask a colleague to do the same!
School Library Coordinator