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Contest rewards library-educator collaborations with cash prizes

By Stephen Noonoo
April 22nd, 2015

The 2015 TEAMS Award is open to K-12 educators and library media specialists

library-mediaA new contest from Gale and Library Media Connection will award prizes and library resources to schools that share collaboration success stories between library media personnel and educators.

The contest is open to K-12 public and private schools in the U.S. and Canada. Called the 2015 TEAMS Award – Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement, it recognizes teacher-media specialist teams in elementary, middle, and high school settings for their critical collaboration to promote learning and achievement.

Past efforts that have been recognized include: a collaborative project involving the art, music, and physical education departments; a project-based learning initiative in which students created their own civilizations while simultaneously learning about ancient civilizations; and a student-generated interactive etextbook on the First World War.

The three winning teams will each receive a cash award, Gale products, a one-year subscription to Library Media Connection and the Educator’s Professional Bookshelf from Linworth Publishing/Libraries Unlimited. In addition, the winners will be featured in a Library Media Connection article. Awards will be presented at a special reception held in conjunction with the American Association of School Librarians annual conference in November.

The deadline is June 30. Additional information is available online.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.