Final Reminder - TLD 2012: Primary Passion
Let's Go Hunting -- TPS Style
Inquiry & QR Codes Examined at Academy District 20 Talented & Gifted Workshop

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January 2012

Final Reminder - TLD 2012: Primary Passion

Teacher Librarian Day

Don’t miss out! February 3rd is the day! Teacher Librarian Day 2012 will be held in one of our favorite venues: the King Center at Auraria Campus, and we still have a number of seats left. This year’s TLD will once again see us adopting the wildly successful TED format.

This worked well for us last year, but we’ve taken this model and revamped it. Based on numerous, helpful suggestions, we’ve cut down the number of speakers and allowed more time for interacting and collaborating amongst attendees. We also have some special surprises up our sleeves that you definitely do not want to miss! Register now to reserve your seat! Many speakers have been confirmed, including:

Colorado State Historian – Bill Convery
Author & Public Speaker – Jeff Vankooten - Jeff's Website
Special Collections Librarian at the Denver Public Library – Wendel Cox
The Primary Source Librarian – Mary Johnson - Mary's Blog
Teen Tech Guru – Dave Moyer –  Dave's Website
2011 Colorado Teacher of the Year Michelle Pearson
Director of the Council on 21st Century Learning Stevan Kalmon
Register for Teacher Librarian Day 2012 in Denver, CO  on Eventbrite
History Colorado Auraria Library


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Let's Go Hunting -- TPS Style


Don't forget to Bookmark the Treasure Hunt page and check back every Tuesday for the first three weeks of each month for a new clue. Submit your LOC primary source guess to win a $15 iTunes gift card, a laminated primary source, and a chance to be the annual GRAND PRIZE WINNER of an Apple iPad2. Any knowledge about past presidents' pets? Let's go hunting!

Great warm-up activity to use in the classroom with students TPS Tuesday Treasure Hunt
Improve your Library of Congress searching skills
Discover new resources every month & with every clue
Win great pizes & get featured on the wall of winners


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Inquiry & QR Codes Examined at Academy District 20 Talented & Gifted Workshop (CO)

The TPS-Colorado workshop held on January 4 for the Academy District 20 Talented and Gifted Program, “Differentiation While Using Primary Sources in the Classroom,” was a great success.

The workshop, with a focus on the topic of Westward Expansion, was presented by TPS instructor and Master Teacher Mary Johnson, and Ruthi Manning-Freeman, Assistant Director for Talented and Gifted Education. Nancy White, 21st Century Learning and Innovation Specialist, and Christine Schein, Coordinator for the Schools of Innovative Learning, assisted in the presentation.


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