Wonder Lead Ambassador

Laura McShane

Joined 3 years ago

I have a background in zoology, park planning and design, landscape architecture and library science. I have morphed from working at a hospital, at a large metropolitan park district, a community development corporation, a metropolitan planning organization, to now, at an urban public library.

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Mar 9, 2019

OpenCon 2019

I am sharing my notes for the OpenCon2109 held on March 7-8, 2019 at Cleveland State University. I was not able to attend the entire conference this ...


Feb 15, 2019

Picturing America

I first became aware of the National Center for Families Learning and Wonderopolis as part of a suite of FREE Open Educational Resources - searchable ...


Jan 31, 2019


"Look out! We're about to begin!" The story of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen starts out with a warning. How do we look at our world? ...


Jan 8, 2019

Soup is LOVE

Winter is always a tough time of year as hardship brings out the need for family and community support. It can also be a depressing time of year for ...


Nov 21, 2018

Mother of Invention

The proverb goes: "Necessity is the mother of invention." Here's our plan to keep kids' little hands busy over the long holiday breaks: Our wreath ...


Oct 11, 2018

Strong Girls Change the World

Now that I am older, I am less afraid to speak my mind, and I do. I have been threatened and told to shut up for stating my opinions, but I realize ...


Oct 6, 2018

Blind spots

This past week, a mom asked me to help her second grader, reading at a fifth grade level, to find chapter books suitable for her daughter to read. ...


Sep 17, 2018

One World Day

Cleveland, Ohio is fortunate to have rich tapestry of cultures from all over the world and to have a park which celebrates this beautiful diversity. ...


Sep 5, 2018

Wonder is everywhere!

Wonderopolis strives to instill wonder in every child, every day, in every classroom, but don't forget to take your wonder outside the classroom, ...


Oct 21, 2020

10/22/2020 -- The partnership will give students who are under-represented in the aviation industry exposure to careers in the field. United hopes to ...

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Oct 16, 2020

Remote learning extended into second quarter

10/16/2020 -- Cuyahoga County has risen to red, the second highest level of risk, on the state advisory system. CEO Eric Gordon also considered ...

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Oct 7, 2020

Tremont wins national award for partnerships

10/7/2020 -- The National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University recognized Tremont’s preschool team with a 2020 Partnership ...

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Oct 6, 2020

10/7/2020 -- The Distinguished Unit Award honors programs that have performed well above expectations and provided outstanding service to their ...

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Oct 5, 2020

CSU receives $2 million to create tech pipeline for CMSD students

10/5/2020 -- A main goal of the four-year grant from the National Science Foundation is to guide more students of color and women toward careers in ...

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Oct 5, 2020

School nurses set up virtual clinics (Video)

10/5/2020 -- Close to two dozen school CMSD nurses have set up virtual clinics filled with health information and resources. Many of the clinics ...

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Sep 28, 2020

Health risk, surveys to help shape 2nd-quarter plan

9/28/2020 -- The District will study current public health conditions and survey families and staff before proposing how learning will take place in ...

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Sep 28, 2020

Grab n’ go meals offered to students during remote learning (VIDEO)

9/29/2020 - The CMSD Nutrition staff is hard at work across the District, filling bags full of food for students while they are learning from home.

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Sep 22, 2020

9/22/2020 -- Education is different in the COVID-19 era, but many of its elements are well worth keeping when the health threat eases, CEO Eric ...

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