What is the video challenge about? According to the website Census Accelerate - they are looking for all students who have time on their hands to create a short video.
Why is this important? Census data informs the local funding we receive over the next ten years!
They explain "How making a video about the 2020 Census could win you up to $30,000! Census Accelerate, an initiative within the innovation arm of the U.S. Census Bureau, has launched its first-ever video prize competition to reward the most engaging, impactful and informative videos about the 2020 Census - with a total of $50,000 in cash prizes.
This is a nationwide call for the most impactful, accurate, inspiring, funny, creative, and culturally relevant videos to educate the masses about the 2020 Census and mobilize communities to respond, reminding them that it’s not too late to self-respond online, by phone or by mail.
The format that the challenge will focus on is short-format video content—30 seconds to 3 minutes in length— for social platforms like YouTube, with the goal of informing the public about the importance of the census, and activating them to self-respond.
The U.S. Census Bureau will be awarding a total of $50,000 for video submissions that can encourage hard to count communities to fill out the Census.
Go to Rules & Guidelines Download Submission Checklist
Why is it important?The results of the 2020 Census will determine how congressional representation and billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed to states and cities for schools, roads, hospitals and more.
Some hard-to-count communities such as racial and ethnic minorities, young and mobile populations, and families with young children could miss out on their fair share, but we can help change that.
What’s Next?Take a look at helpful messaging, guidance and specific talking points to increase the accuracy of the video content.
(Before you start - please review this document to learn more about the #2020Census. In addition, please see the video samples and the WeVideo link below. Have fun creating!)
Rock the Vote
Count All Kids
Hagase Contar (Spanish)"
To learn how to create a video using WeVideo please see this link.
If you have any further questions, please contact me:
FHUHS School Librarian
Vermont School Library Association President
Be sure to set aside some time later today (Tuesday - April 28, 2020) from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for an online conference (summit) directed at parents, educators, and students. Keynotes are from 3:00 - 4:00 and the individual sessions you can choose to attend, depending upon your particular interests, take place from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. According to the sponsors of this summit - this opportunity is "A free virtual summit for educators, parents, and students who are ready to explore new and powerful ways to think about education and learning. When we say "learner-centered education," we mean a system of education that recognizes and values young people as unique and whole human beings with the agency to chart and live out their distinct journey of learning.
This is a transformational shift away from the conventional, school-centered education system that asks young people to adapt to a standardized, one-size-fits-all approach to learning.
Click to read more about a learner-centered vision (from Education Reimagined)
Please see below for more information:
If you have any questions, please email me: email@example.com
Author, Kate Messner has graciously shared "...a library of resources for kids, families, teachers, and librarians to make sure that reading & learning can happen anywhere this spring. " According to Kate this webpage connects students with, "a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (shared with permission from publishers!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day."
CURRENT COVID-19 VISUALIZATION:
Please view this interactive map, (image below) which visualizes the location of "Corona Virus COVID-19 Global Cases." It was created by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), if you interested in keeping up with the latest in regard to COVID-19.
The Vermont State Department of libraries also has a page of current information on COVID-19.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health >> Public Health on Call (Podcasts)
Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offer science and evidence-based insights on the public health news of the day. The current focus is the novel coronavirus spreading around the world.
There is an open casting call for actors, singers, and dancers for the Listen Up Project! This is an original musical based on the lives of VT teens! Deadline to sign up is February 27th.
If you have questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn How To Code During The Hour Of Code!
We are celebrating the national Hour of Code in the library this week! This event encourages all students to learn to code. Students will participate in coding lessons and exercises to help them learn how to code. To learn more view the video below.
In addition to the code.org activities students have the opportunity to learn a variety of computer languages using our new interactive learn to code ebooks, our robotic arm, and other robots available in our library makerspace!
Learning code using HTML in the library!
If you have any questions please contact: email@example.com
I am looking for team members to participate in the prestigious annual 3D Vermont: Town History in 3D Competition!
According to the 3D Vermont website:
"Hidden within the small valleys of Vermont are historical treasures - beautiful buildings with a past as rich as their architecture. Using the 3D modeling software Sketchup and 3D printing technology, the Town History in 3D Competition brings Vermont historical buildings and their amazing past to life.
High School and middle school students from around the state are challenged to work in teams to research and recreate 3D models of historical buildings in their area. In the process they uncover and document the history of buildings and create a multimedia presentation to accompany their printed 3D models.
All completed models and their accompanying multimedia presentations are entered into a now annual statewide spring invitational showcase where they are judged for their technical mastery, architectural accuracy and historical research and presentation.
Teams are encouraged to research, reproduce and document more than one building in their town.
During the course of the challenge, with help from their coaches, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:
To learn more, visit the 3D Vermont website.
Please view this blog post to see what students have completed in the past!
If you would like to become part of our 3D Vermont team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be free school breakfast and lunch meal opportunities for kids and teens (18 and under) again this summer at Fair Haven Grade School. The program runs Monday - Friday, June 26 - August 14, 2019. Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. Please contact Ashley Bride at (802) 265-3666, see the images below, or click here if you would like more information about the program.
School is officially out for summer! What will you be doing this summer?
How about taking a trip up to the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain - in Burlington?
There are so many great things to do there, together as a family. Please see the images below, and click on the link to find out the specifics.
If you love a good deal and savings...I have an ECHO Library Pass that reduces the admission price to $7.00 per person and is valid for up to 4 guests. Please email if you would like to borrow the pass at any time this summer: email@example.com.
This year has been a busy year, with the official launch of proficiency-based learning and grading, personalized learning, and so much more!
One of the things that we have been so busy with is a Social Emotional Learning project that I co-developed with English Language Department Chair Tricia Doran. Students read the book - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I then created a Live-Binders full of authoritative information for the students, in regard to the various themes in the book. The students then chose a topic to research, based upon the themes the author addressed in the book. Students then used an adapted version of The Healing Library template, by Curious City DPW, to create a booklet, full of information on their topic of choice. The booklet includes specific information on a particular theme, such as depression, to include; the warning signs, a list of local counselors and activities to help community members cope with the symptoms.
The booklet the students created will be placed into a cloth bag, that Family and Consumer Science, Jennifer Clement has had her students sew, along with a variety of books on depression (picture books, books for teenagers, and informational books for adults). These "kits" will be available to check out from FHUHS and local public libraries!
The project is featured in April's School Library Journal - How Social Emotional Learning Transforms Students and Schools.
For more information on Social and Emotional Learning please see this web-page on the FHUHS Library website.