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.
The story was called Iowa Librarian Wins National Tech 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.
The profile was entitled Being the Change She Wants to See in the Schools.
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.