ICONnect Mini-Grants

Roseann R. Krane (rkrane@monte.mvhs.srvusd.k12.ca.us)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 01:15:17 -0700 (PDT)

SCOPE: The American Library Association

FUNDS: $500 mini-grants for teams to use to attend a state or national
conference. In 1996, AASL awarded six teams of teams of teachers and
librarians with the mini-grants.

ELIGIBILTY: Collaborative teams of teachers and school librarians or
school library media specialists. The librarians or media specialists must
be members of AASL.

AREAS: Teams should use Internet resources to develop meaningful
curriculum connections and new ways to use the Internet for teaching.

RECENT GRANTS: In 1996, AASL gave a mini-grant to Katherine Bruner and
Kathy Hill at Brown Middle School in Harrison, Tenn., for a project that
connects students in different geographic regions via the Internet so that
they cna learn about other states, geographic regions, daily life and
historic events; Sandra Latzer and Roberta Schwartz at Swight-Englewood
School in Englewood, N.J., for a project where students used on-line
resources to research the likelihood, implications and treatment of
genetic diseases occurring in the offspring of two people; and Rosemary
Morante and Diane Van Ausdall of Windsor High School in Windsor, Conn., to
allow students to assume the role of leaders of specific countries and use
the Internet to communicate with other students to debate and exchange
positions and solutions to major world problems including human rights,
arm contrl, environment and trade.

CONTACT: ICONnect Mini-Grants, American Association of School Librarians,
50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4389; e-mail,
ICONnect@ala.org. Information also is available on the Internet at