North Central GLMA District
GLMA North Central District held their second meeting of the 2009-2010 school year on October 29, 2009 at the North Georgia RESA facility in Gilmer County. Ruth Fleet, media specialist at Rusk Middle School, introduced the attendees to Wordle and all the wonderful changes Wordle has implemented, including the ability to change colors, fonts and shapes. We were then delighted to have ReLeah Lent speak to us about Intellectual Freedom and Censorship.
ReLeah is the author of At the Schoolhouse Gate: Lessons in Intellectual Freedom, Engaging Adolescent Learners and Literacy Learning Communities as well as Literacy for Real: Reading, Thinking, and Learning in the Content-Areas. ReLeah won both the NCTE and ALA’s Intellectual Freedom award for her publication of At the Schoolhouse Gate: Lessons in Intellectual Freedom (resisting censorship)
Donna Harrington from the Sequoyah Regional Public Library (Pickens County Branch) concluded the day’s activities by demonstrating Overdrive, the library’s free service that provides downloadable books.
The afternoon wrapped up with reminders that our January 28th meeting will be at Coker Elementary in Murray County with special guest Kara Leonard, technology guru from Murray County, sharing new and exciting technology tips, tricks and resources.
North Central District Chairperson