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Visiting the Cooper Hewitt, Part II 

Even before we set out on our family field trip, I am asked about "The Chair", whose lucky sitter can rock from side to side, or spin around in a complete circle – reminiscent of a top twirling off its axis to slow down. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and distributed by Herman Miller, the Spun Chair (also …

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Visiting the Cooper Hewitt, Part 1 

One morning I arrive at work to find a cartload of framed art pulled from the library's closed stacks for the Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History conference and exhibit – select pieces from the Dow and Ziegfeld collections loaded up for loan to Macy Gallery. As I compile the inventory, I discover a …

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Connecting Educators with New York City’s Cultural Institutions: “The NYC Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core” Conference 

Local cultural institutions have a lot to offer New York City educators by supporting curriculum development in exciting new ways. Teachers, for instance, are able use the high quality resources available at New York City’s museums to get students to think critically about the world around them. When students become aware of what the city …

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Process in the Education Program 

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." -- Oscar Wilde


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Jennifer Govan.

“Why do we do what we do?” asks a colleague over the cranking of coffee machines in the Everett Café. I flip through the numbers and think through the presentations: an estimated 1,500 events since the inception of the Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, enhanced by introductions at professional conferences, staff meetings, and the events themselves. …

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Process in the Education Program 

“Why do we do what we do?” asks a colleague over the cranking of coffee machines in the Everett Café. I flip through the numbers and think through the presentations: an estimated 1,500 events since the inception of the Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, enhanced by introductions at professional conferences, staff meetings, and the events themselves. …

Posted 50 months ago by

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‘Tis the Season: Professional Development Opportunity 

Christmas trees made out of books, elevator speeches, and soundbites? These are just a few ideas shared by Kathy Dempsey, Consultant and Owner of Libraries Are Essential, in a workshop, What Accidental Library Marketers Need to Know”, held on December 8th at the New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency. Ms. Dempsey enthusiastically outlined …

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Plattsburgh via Angel Wings: Sharing SUNY LA 

I learn that the theme for SUNY LA 2011, Shared Borders: Collaborating for Success, is inspired partly by its physical locale. Plattsburgh is bordered by a sixth great lake and close to the Canadian border. It’s way up there, the “north country,” as they like to call it. For me, a SUNY LA “first timer,” …

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The new lives of teachers 

Title: The new lives of teachers Author: Christopher Day and Qing Gu Publisher: London/New York : Routledge, 2010 Call No.: LB1731 .D39 2010 From the Publisher: The New Lives of Teachers examines the varied, often demanding commitments on teachers’ lives today as they attempt to pursue careers in primary and secondary education. Building upon Huberman’s …

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Zing!: Seven creativity practices for educators and students 

Title: Zing!: seven creativity practices for educators and students Author: Pat Mora Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, c2010. Check it out: LB1025.3 .M663 2010 From the publisher: Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students is a beautifully written guide that offers seven powerful practices for personal creativity and professional inventiveness. For each of …

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