Thursday, May 31, 2007

Start of Something -- Summer 2.0 Fun

School Library Learning 2.0 starts on Friday, June 1st and runs until September 1, 2007. Lots of California school library "early birds" have already started their way through the online "summer 2.0 fun" course, but this weekend is when most are expected to sign up.

A dozen or so California School Library Association (CSLA) members have been through the course this Spring and are now positioned to "cheer on" participants that take the course over the summer -- cheering and otherwise encouraging one another along the way is a key part of the "summer 2.0 fun" experience. What makes this special is that School Library Learning 2.0 is the first and only learning 2.0 program designed especially for K12 and California Curriculum Connections. It is also the first and only learning 2.0 program that includes librarian AVATARS. (Why? Because in addition to it being FUN, school teacher-librarians and their colleagues need to model safe Internet behavior to students -- student photos and glamour shots don't belong on blogs for the whole wide world to see!)

School Library Learning 2.0 participants can also get academic credit (2 units) -- a nice incentive for teacher-librarians and other teachers. The link to Fresno Pacific University's Continuing Education registration site is now "live." Go to the "ABOUT" section for details.

So far, the course's ClusterMap shows 9,440 "visits" to the site. Wonder how many will visit over the summer?

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