Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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School Library program standards and guidelines
08/15/2016

School Library program standards and guidelines

Karren Reish
With the new school year coming up, you may be looking for ways to improve your school libraries and find curriculum resources. You can find information and resources on school library programs, curriculum and guidelines in the Library of Michigan's SL 21 School Library program benchmarks and the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) Learning Standards and Program Guidelines.

You can find the SL 21 program benchmarks and related resources at http://www.michigan.gov/sl21.

You can also find national learning and program standards and evaluation information athttp://www.ala.org/aasl/standards.

Upcoming Free ESSA Workshop sponsored by AASL and MAME
08/17/2016

Upcoming Free ESSA Workshop sponsored by AASL and MAME

Karren Reish
Please see below for information about a free workshop from the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) and the American Association for School Libraries (AASL) on how ESSA impacts school libraries.
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On Saturday September 17th, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) will host a free workshop on the Every Student Succeeds Act, (ESSA) in Howell, Michigan. ESSA contains specific language that addresses provisions for effective school libraries. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will be sending a representative to facilitate this event.  MAME members will also be participating as presenters.

While this event is free we would like for everyone that plans to attend to please register. Space is limited.  We are offering SCECHs for educators that attend. There is a $10.00 fee for SCECHs that may be paid in advance when registering.


The registration link may also be found on our web site at www.mimame.org   

We look forward to sharing this information with all interested stakeholders.


Lisa BrakelM.Ed., M.L.S.
President, 
Michigan Association for Media in Education
1407 Rensen St.
Lansing, MI 48910
US DOE Survey on Comprehensive Centers
08/18/2016

US DOE Survey on Comprehensive Centers

Karren Reish
Please see below for a message from the U.S. Department of Education, requesting feedback on Comprehensive Centers can support local educational needs. School libraries can be part of this support so the survey may be of interest. The deadline is TODAY.
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The US Department of Education is requesting YOUR input on educational needs in your region!

The survey requests feedback on the most pressing educational issues and how the Department of Education’s Comprehensive Centers can provide assistance to address those issues. The Department of Education would appreciate feedback from anyone who has an interest in the current state of education and ideas for where improvements are most needed. 
Please complete the online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PML2GPN at your earliest convenience.  It would be appreciated if you could add your state and/or region into the text box, although this information is not specifically requested.  Information will be compiled by regions, when possible, in order to best support each region.
There are Regional Advisory Committees whose members are interested in gathering more detailed information as well.  If you feel that you have additional information to share, please contact the Regional Advisory Committee members in your region and share with them.  The deadline for the information gathering portion of this project is August 18, so don’t delay!  
Here is some context for how the gathered information will be used:
The Comprehensive Centers (Centers http://www2.ed.gov/programs/newccp/index.html) program is authorized by Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (ETAA), Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA) of 2002. The Department of Education (Department) funds these Centers to provide technical assistance to State education agencies (SEAs) that builds SEA capacity to: support local educational agencies (LEAs or districts) and schools, especially low-performing districts and schools; improve educational outcomes for all students; close achievement gaps; and improve the quality of instruction. 
Before a competition for the Centers program is held, the ETAA requires the establishment of ten Regional Advisory Committees (RACs). The purpose of these committees is to collect information on the educational needs of each of the ten regions. To the extent the Secretary deems appropriate, the Department will use the information submitted by the RACs, along with other relevant regional surveys of needs, to establish priorities for the next cohort of Centers.
Thanks for taking the time to read this message, and complete the survey!


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Freedom With Writing Presents: 18 Writing Grants and Fellowships with Cash Prizes Up to $80,000 #motownwriters

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18 Writing Grants and Fellowships with Cash Prizes Up to $80,000
The following is a list of writing grants and fellowships that offer cash awards to writers. The awards range from a few hundred dollars to $80,000. This list includes a wide variety of grants and fellowships – regional grants for artists working in local communities, funds for poets to travel outside the...



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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Please Pardon My Dust Dream Building Event Aug22nd @PleasePardonMD Metro #Detroit #MichLit #MotownLit



$10 Register Now
Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you have dreams of baking for a living? Do you see entrepreneurship or community activism in your future? If so, join the women of Please Pardon My Dust: I’m Under Construction, on Monday, August 22nd, from 7 - 8:30pm for an evening of networking and discussions. Listen as we share stories and answer questions on how we got started and what keeps us motivated. We hope to motivate you too!
Panelists include:
Fight For Your Life Founder: Andrea Franklin
Ask Jennyfer and All Things Detroit founder: Jennyfer Crawford
Yumbitz Founder: Monica Martin
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Salon Ambiance Owner: Kelli Williams
Author and Motivational Speaker Monica R. Sholar will serve as host, and will co-moderate the panel with Author and Social Media Librarian SJ Lomas
We look forward to networking with you and building dreams together.
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$39,000 Short Story Prize

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Jacob Jans 


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Call for Authors in November via @HuronValleyArts #MichiganLit #Book #Events

Arts & Greens Holiday Market Application is now LIVE!
Arts & Greens Holiday Market is set amidst the beautiful greenery of the Bogie Lake Greenhouses. 50 artists will be selected to display and sell their work. Music and other special events add to the festive experience. Sponsored by Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA.) 
HOURS: Fri., Nov. 18, Artist check-in and set-up: noon-5pm; 5pm-7pm Invitation Only VIP Opening & 7pm-9pm Open to the public. 
Sat., Nov. 19 - 9am-5pm 
Sun., Nov. 20 - 10am-5pm 





The Huron Valley Council for the Arts is currently looking for talented
authors of books for children and teens for our annual holiday fair, Arts &
Greens.  We would like to invite you to apply to be a part of this unique
show; applications are now up on the HVCA website, huronvalleyarts.org,
under Artist Opportunities.

Arts & Greens Holiday Market is held inside the gorgeous Bogie Lake
Greenhouses.  Guests can shop the artist and author booths nestled between
festive displays of poinsettias and other holiday greens. The unique setting
makes this holiday show a must for many Oakland County residents.  In
addition , visitors can also enjoy live music ranging from the Huron Valley
Community Chorus to the ever popular Tuba Christmas performance.  

The talented staff of Bogie Lake Greenhouses will be conducting free holiday
greens-arranging classes throughout the weekend, where they will be teaching
visitors the fine art of creating that perfect table centerpiece or festive
holiday decoration.

Arts & Greens will be celebrating its 12th anniversary this year; come and
be part of the unique holiday show!  If you have any questions please
contact the Arts & Greens team at ArtShop@huronvalleyarts.org

Kind regards,

Sybil Phelps,
Authors Coordinator
Arts @ Greens
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2016 Rochester Writers' Fall Conference Opens Early Registration for ONLY 30DAYS!REGISTER NOW!via @talktravel


Summer Writing Contest Deadline is August 31
The Rochester Writers' Summer Writing Contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee - Cash Prizes - Four Categories
Fall Writers' Conference Opens Registration
The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers' Conference has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.
Anyone who registers in the next five days will be entered to win a family-four-pack of Michigan Renaissance Festival tickets (good any day of the festival).

Monday, August 15, 2016

Rochester Freelance Marketplace Writers' @Meetup Group Aug16 & 9th Conference Register Opens @talktravel

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Freelance Marketplace Writers' Group
The next meeting is Tuesday, August 16, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at7:30 p.m. While our meeting location could be anywhere in the store - look for us in the events area. We meet the third Tuesday of the month to discuss the business of writing. It's free and open to new, working, and published writers. Come once, once in a while, or every time.

Summer Writing Contest Deadline is August 31
The Rochester Writers' Summer Writing Contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee - Cash Prizes - Four Categories

Fall Writers' Conference Opens Registration

The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers' Conference has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.

Anyone who registers in the next five days will be entered to win a family-four-pack of Michigan Renaissance Festival tickets (good any day of the festival).



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