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Nisa Kesseler Empathy Workshop
Posted by Nisa Kesseler, 5 answers
Last month we hosted an empathy workshop and I forgot to share the information here! I put together the slides that were used by the presenter, a social worker who works mostly with teenagers. Here…
Megan Wissbrod Beginnings...
Posted by Megan Wissbrod, 5 answers
As December comes to a close, I will share an update with my findings and ideas. I have informally spoken to staff about skills they would like to see improved to make their students successful (I…
Sachi Neumann Thanks to all who are sharing ideas and resources!
Posted by Sachi Neumann, 4 answers
I'm so sorry I missed the Zoom meeting today! Usually I'm good about attention to detail, but I sat down and logged in and realized I was all alone at 4:00 PM Pacific . I was looking forward to…
Todd Deck Word Clouds from yesterdays Zoom
Posted by Todd Deck, 3 answers
Hello, I found yesterday’s talk with LeKeisha to be really inspiring. I found myself writing down many different things that resonated with me. I used the chat transcript and created a word…
Linda Braun Live Session Materials 12/20/18
Posted by Linda Braun, 4 answers
It was an amazing session yesterday with LeKeisha talking about middle schoolers, SEL and college career awareness. If you missed it, I think it's definitely worth your while to spend time watching…
Dianne Connery StrengthsFinder
Posted by Dianne Connery, 6 answers
Abbie, Kate and I were talking about this and thought others might be interested or have experience with StrengthsFinder. It could be a good fit with helping young people succeed. Has anyone done…
Linda Braun Materials from LaKesha
Posted by Linda Braun, 4 answers
During the discussion on Thursday LaKesha mentioned several tools she uses with middle schoolers regularly. She sent them to me and I uploaded them to a Google folder. These are the links:…
Kate Brunner Bell Policy Center -- the Future of Work
Posted by Kate Brunner, 5 answers
I got this link from a friend the other day. It's mostly focused on Colorado, but there are some pieces of research & analysis related to the nation as a whole, as well. So, I thought I'd pass it…
Rachelle Golde Info. graphic flyer, first partnership, and community walk
Posted by Rachelle Golde, 4 answers
Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I have finally completed my info. graphic that I plan to hand out to various businesses/community members, as well as, my library board and…
Megan Wissbrod Community Partner
Posted by Megan Wissbrod, 4 answers
I think I found my first community partner! I have been communicating with our county community development director and she is excited about the project! She has already come up with some great…
Allison Shimek Reflection on My First Program!
Posted by Allison Shimek, 7 answers
This is a very long post but I really wanted to write down my thoughts. Yesterday was my first Career Cruising event for the Future Ready with the Library Project and I want to share my experience.…
Roxanne Roscup Passion Questions
Posted by Roxanne Roscup, 4 answers
Hi Everyone- Sorry for the delay in getting a post up. I've determined that I need to leave Friday wide open on my calendar so I can catch up on everything throughout the week that has been pushed…
Tyler Hahn Continuing Outreach
Posted by Tyler Hahn, 4 answers
I wanted to post about some of the success that I've had recently in some of the outreach I have been doing. The superintendent from a neighboring school who has taken an interest in the Future Ready…

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Linda Braun Where Cohort 1 Participants are From
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Linda Braun How to Use our Community of Practice (CoP)
Posted by Linda Braun
Video 1 : Getting started with our CoP Video 2 : Reading and responding to posts Video 3 : How to post a discussion/topic.
Linda Braun Presentations and Resources from Future Ready Cohort 1 Meeting in Atlanta
Posted by Linda Braun
Presentations and resources from the sessions in Atlanta are available. I'll continue to add them as I receive them: World Cafe slides from Sandra Hughes-Hassell Dru and Cassi's PowerPoint on…
Annie Miller Ideas from ALA Midwinter
Posted by Annie Miller
After the workshop, I stayed on for the conference, running into Amy Straube at a few sessions. (Amy I hope you got home alright. I landed in a sleet storm and white knuckled it home at 35 mph.) A…
Laura Pitts Introduction
Posted by Laura Pitts
Hey everyone! It is so hard to believe that it's been over a week since Atlanta! I don't know if you all are like me but it takes me a while to get back in the swing of things. Just a quick…

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