Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 IMLS Sparks Grant!

An Uncommon Corp. project taking shape.  My School Library System has been awarded a $25,000 IMLS Sparks grant to develop a web-based, searchable resource for high-quality, K-12 nonfiction resources. We worked this summer to develop criteria that helps identify in more depth how the author's writing style presents and works in a specific piece of nonficiton. The next step - our work is now going to our database developer this week. More news and information as it becomes available.
Our goal is to provide a place to find nonfiction and how you can use it with your students, in your classroom, or just to read and enjoy. The project is jointly sponsored by my School Library System at Erie 2-Chautauqua, Cattaraugus BOCES in New York with partners of the other four western New York School Library Systems - Buffalo City, Catt-All, Erie 1 BOCES, and Orleans/Niagara.

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