The Beacon Society, a Sherlock Holmes literary group, offers grants up to $500 to fund the development of programs that will introduce young people to Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective. http://BeaconSociety.com
President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and IMLS, is accepting applications for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. Libraries and museums with after-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply. Winning programs receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from First Lady Michelle Obama, at a ceremony at the White House. Access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application and apply by February 2, 2015.
Ring out the new year by reviewing what worked for you in your school library these past 12 months. Why not share? Submit your success as a tip of the day! https://aasltipoftheday.wordpress.com/submit
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art invites applications for the 2015–2016 William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship. The Reese Teacher Fellowship is open to high school educators and applicants may be affiliated with a public, private, or charter school. Reese Teacher Fellows will be selected on the basis of their project narrative and the potential to enrich high school curriculum based on an interdisciplinary connection between American art primary and secondary print resources and a subject topic. For more information on the fellowship and how to apply: http://crystalbridges.org/library/reese-teacher-fellowship.
Engage students in science by using examples of what they know. Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as “Dr. Skateboard,” teaches students about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park. http://www.edutopia.org/video/learning-physics-skateboarding-engages-kids-science
National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is May 4 & 5, 2015! Join other library supporters in DC and speak with your legislators about the importance of school libraries. Can’t be there in person? Share the promotional flyer and look for ways to participate virtually at: www.ala.org/nlld.