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Big Idea #1 - A Note to School Administators

Teachers understand that being a school administrator is tough, yet teachers want school administrators to understand what is going in their world as well. Read the article about what teachers want school administrators to know and how best to support them in the classroom.

Big Idea #2 - Constitution Day

Constitution Day is Sunday, September 17, 2017. It commerates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by many of our founding fathers from the thirteen colonies, including two of our first five presidents and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Visit the National Archives Constitution webpage for facts and figures about our country's most important document. iCivics.org has developed an Amendment edition of their Constitution Day curriculum to help students learn about the Bill of Rights and other amendments to the Constitution.

Big Idea #3 - How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects  

Maker projects have been very popular in the education world. Now, a couple of librarians have turned the idea of maker projects on its head by using stories in libraries as sources for maker projects. Read the article to learn how they did it, as well as how popular the idea of stories as maker projects have become.

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