Laura McShane

Joined Jan 18, 2017

  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Organization: Cleveland Public Library
  • Grade: K , 1st , 2nd , 3rd , 4th , 5th , 6th , 7th , 8th , 9th , 10th , 11th , 12th
  • Environment: Public Library in close proximity to several schools, fire station, police station, hospital, zoo, and a national park. On a major bus route.
  • Biography: 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.
  • Website/Blog: www.linkedin.com/in/lmcshane

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 ...

0

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 ...

0

Jan 31, 2019

Frozen

"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? ...

0

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 ...

0

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 ...

0

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 ...

0

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. ...

0

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. ...

0

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, ...

0