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Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Indianapolis Marion County Public Library – Central Branch

It is time once again for the Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference for librarians, school media specialists and other adults who are interested in children’s and young adult literature. Scheduled speakers include Coretta Scott King award winners Brian Pinkney and Andrea Davis Pinkney and National Book award finalist Patricia McCormick. Many concurrent sessions will also be offered.  Library Education Units (LEUs) will be available for registered participants.

Please visit the website for schedules and registration information. Any questions can be directed to Carri Genovese at

Space is limited, register now!


Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

While Indianapolis Public Schools currently has an accomplished group of professional educators, the need for additional teachers is always great. The Indianapolis Teaching Fellows is an aggressive campaign to recruit local and committed professionals, community members, and recent college graduates to become teachers, joining us in our efforts to close the achievement gap – so that our children may receive the education they deserve.

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows will receive intensive training in a pre-service institute during the summer of 2008.  This institute will prepare them to begin full-time teaching positions in critical shortage subject areas (math, science, Spanish and special education) for the 2008 school year.  While teaching, Fellows will attend Marian College to earn their teaching license.

Now in its second year of operation, this highly-selective alternate route to teaching program has already placed over 40 new teachers in classrooms across IPS. If you know of anyone who might be interested in this initiative, please direct them to the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows’ website for more information and the online application:

Applications are being accepted now. A Bachelor’s degree is required to be considered eligible. No prior teaching experience is required. The priority application deadline is January 7, 2008.