Monday, September 20, 2010

21st Century Learning anyone?

NCSLMA is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one NCSLMA member to attend the upcoming AASL Fall Forum, "In Focus: The Essentials for 21st Century Learning", in Portland, Oregon on November 5-6, 2010. Forum attendees will "connect school library programs to current educational concepts now at the core of curriculum, and leave with new insight to encourage, elevate and evaluate information literacy in their programs."

Only NCSLMA members are eligible to apply for this special scholarship. Since the Fall Forum coincides with NCSLMA's fall conference, the recipient of this scholarship agrees to attend all sessions at the Fall Forum; this may necessitate leaving the NCSLMA annual conference before our state conference concludes on the afternoon of November 5th.

The Fall Forum scholarship covers the cost of registration, travel, hotel, and meals. Approved travel expenses will be paid through reimbursement according to the travel guidelines on the NCSLMA website. In exchange for this sponsorship, the attendee agrees to share his/her learning with other NCSLMA members by completing the following tasks:

1.) present a conference session at the 2011 NCSLMA annual conference
2.) submit an article to Media Connections
3.) write 1 post for NCSLMA's blog.

The article and blog post must be completed by September 2011. We are eager to hear about your experience and to have you share your learning with other NCSLMA members!

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the online application & submit it no later than September 29, 2010. A committee will review all applications, make a selection, and notify the recipient no later than October 1, 2010. Once notified, the recipient is expected to register for the Fall Forum before the deadline for advance registration ends on October 4, 2010. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Kelly Brannock at

Good luck to all the applicants!

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