Author Archives: koconnell

Early Learning in the Pacific Region

By James Lonergan, IMLS Senior Program Officer Laurie Brooks (IMLS Associate Deputy Director for State Programs) and I recently returned from Honolulu, Hawaii, where we met with grantees from three U.S. Pacific Territories: American Samoa; Guam; and the Commonwealth of … Continue reading

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National Leadership Grant Video: Yale Peabody’s Teacher Collaborative

By Kevin O’Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this interview, David Heiser, Head of Education and Outreach, describes Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History’s Event-Based Teacher Collaborative, which takes teacher training far beyond the model of a half-day workshop.

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Find a Let’s Move! Olympic Fun Day Near You!

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS This Saturday is the first day of competition in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. First Lady Michele Obama is asking all Americans to not only cheer on the U.S. Olympic athletes but to take … Continue reading

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Public Libraries, American Job Centers, and Digital Literacy

Together America‚Äôs public libraries and American Job Centers are teaching digital skills that are essential for job searches and more. By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Earlier this week, I joined U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, and … Continue reading

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