Honor (noun) According to Dictionary.com honor is defined as "a source of credit or distinction; high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank; high public esteem." Does this describe someone you know or yourself? If you answer this with a "yes" please nominate this person for one of the many WEMTA Awards. Application deadline is January 15, 2016. Apply today at http://www.wemta.org/awards/index.cfm
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Your Wisconsin Battle of the Books team was hard at work this Saturday selecting questions for the annual battle!
Thank you to everyone involved in Battle of the Books, from being on the committee to participating in the program. Together we make this one of the best book battles in the country.
If you are interested in volunteering on the Battle committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and grade level interest.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Do you know a true library professional? In the words of past winner Joan Evans: “The Professional of the Year award was the ultimate affirmation of my Educator Effectiveness process! My administrator has used the award as an opportunity to promote the value of an LMS to fellow administrators. She believes an effective LMS collaborates to build a culture of reading, inquiry and critical thinking which ultimately impacts student achievement.”
Library Media Specialist l Waubesa Intermediate School
Nominate someone or apply today! http://www.wemta.org/awards/
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
WEMTA's Battle of the Books program is beginning its 16th year and if your students haven't had the opportunity to participate, give it a try! There are elementary, middle level, and high school divisions. You need to organize the teams in your building. The booklists are available on the WEMTA website along with the timeline, rules, and FAQs. The battle committee supplies practice questions, online practice, and the final competition is conducted online also.
Early bird deadline is November 15, 2015. Registration will only be accepted through December 15, 2015. Early bird fees are $15 through November 15, 2015. November 16 through December 15, 2015, fees will be $30.
Registration information is available here. If you have changed districts and need to use a new email address, have trouble logging in or remembering your password, DO NOT make a new profile record. Please contact the WEMTA office at email@example.com or (608) 848-1232 to update your record with your new district and email or for a new password. Once it is updated, you will receive notification that you can then log into your old account and sign up for the Battle. Happy reading!
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Teresa Voss: Forward Award Winner 2011, 2015 "Going through this process really gave me a chance to be reflective about my teaching and the library program. In addition, it provided a starting point for a wonderful conversation with my principal about what the library does and where the program should be going."
Award Applications are being accepted now! See http://www.wemta.org/awards/
for more information!
Monday, August 17, 2015
Get an early start to the WEMTA Awards season! Start thinking now of deserving individuals whom support the library program or whom are outstanding in what they do! Recognize them! See http://www.wemta.org/awards/ for more details!
Friday, May 15, 2015
The students of Wisconsin have nominated the titles for the 2016 Golden Archer Awards!
The nominees are...
PRIMARY (Students in kindergarten and early grades)
- The Adventures of Beekle: the unimaginary friend by Dan Santat (2014)
- The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak (2014)
- Ivan: the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla by Katherine Applegate (2014)
- The Nuts: bedtime at the Nut house by Eric Litwin (2014)
- Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett (2014)
INTERMEDIATE (Students in middle elementary grades)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the long haul by Jeff Kinney (2014)
- El Deafo by Cece Bell (2014)
- The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm (2014)
- Malcolm at Midnight by W. H Beck (2012)
- Ungifted by Gordon Korman (2012)
MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH (Students in upper grades, middle school, or junior high school)
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (2011)
- The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (2014)
- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (2014)
- Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (2015)
- Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (2014)
For full details on the Golden Archer Award program, please visit our website. Happy reading!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The 2015 Golden Archer Award winners are...
Primary: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Intermediate: Wonder by RJ Palacio
Middle/Junior High: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Congratulations to all of the authors and thank you to all who participated!
For more information on WI's student chosen book award, the Golden Archer Award, please visit our website.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
- Role in actively promoting intellectual freedom in their sphere of influence and beyond;
- Degree to which an individual or group exemplifies the spirit of intellectual freedom; and
- Efforts to promote intellectual freedom and challenge censorship.