Recognition and Awards

On March 28th, 2011,  I was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award.  Students from Van Meter nominated me for this award.
It was fun to watch the award being announced live from New York City. 
The Connecting People Award was written about on The Shorty Award blog on March 29, 2011. 
Also, the Girls Who Rock blog mentioned the Connecting People Award. 

Channel 8, CBS affiliate in Des Moines did a story about the Shorty Award and how I use 
social media to bring experiences, people, and resources into the students lives at Van Meter. 

Shannon Miller Wins Connecting People Shorty Award

Dallas County News had an article entitled Van Meter CSD's Shannon Miller Named "Shorty". 

In March/April 2011 edition of ISTE's Learning & Leading journal, I was featured in the member profile.  

On March 8, 2011 Rocco Staino wrote about John Schu and I's collaboration for 
World Read Aloud Day in the School Library Journal Blog.  The post is entitled Celebrate World Read Aloud Day. 

In the February 2011 ASCD Educational Leadership journal, Will Richardson wrote Publishers, Participants All! 
The article highlighted how things are changing for students such as Michael Kinley at 
Van Meter and how I am helping them become "passionate participants." 

Also in the February 2011 in the ASCD Educational Leadership digital journal, Mary Beth Hertz and Gerald W. Aungst wrote 
Three Schools for the 21st.  This article highlighted Van Meter Community School, the Science and Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, and  the Integrated Studies Program (ISP) at Camden County Technical High School in Sicklerville, New Jersey. 
I was proud to be part of this article too. 

On December 20th, the Edmodo blog featured the Van Meter Library VOICE in Making Classroom Connections.  
This post highlighted the work done between the 4th grader library students at John Schu's school in Brook Forest Elementary in Oak Brook, Illinois and the 4th graders at Van Meter.  Shannon, John, and the students had a great time connecting through Edmodo!

In October 2010, I was chosen to participate in the School Library Journal New Leaders Program.  
I attended the SLJ Summit in Chicago and it was a wonderful experience full of amazing leaders, learning, and connections.  
The New Leaders were mentioned in Full Speed Ahead on January 1, 2011 on the SLJ site.  

On February 11, 2010, I was featured on findingDulcinea's website in the findingEducation's Digital Teachers' Lounge.  

The article was called 

Love the tweets about this...

@findingDulcinea Week's most popular Tweets: interview w/ @shannonmmiller & visit to library of @joycevalenza

@cyberlibrarian @shannonmmiller I was excited when I saw that wonderful story about you in Finding Dulcinea in an email. #vanmeter

@findingDulcinea "We’re teaching [students] to think, lead & serve. That’s our mission." A profile of @shannonmmiller #vanmeter

@shannonmmiller Thank you! You never stop searching for ways to engage your students and empower them, and I think that's tremendous!

@Hummingirl @shannonmmiller finds the best person to teach any topic, whether it's a CEO in Australia or a student in her class.

@findingEdu teacher librarian @shannonmmiller discusses her school's 1:1 laptop ratio and student-centered approach to teaching.

On April 23, 2010 I was featured in a post on the
 findingDulcinea blog entitled