Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group

Carolyn Sanders, Central State University and Ann Raney, University of Dayton

On Friday, May 15, 2009, Diane Schrecker will host the CMCIG Spring Workshop at Ashland University in Ronk Lecture Hall #138 – Dwight Schar College of Education.

Kevin Stinson from Delta Education will demonstrate the Full Option Science System or (FOSS) the hands-on discovery learning program which makes science something which is done. Representatives from Everyday Mathematics will present a sample lesson and include some of the games and manipulatives which are unique to the spiraling K-6 discovery learning program.

Lou Staffilino, the Associate Superintendent of the Ohio Department of Education, will present Governor Strickland’s Pre K-12 education plan. He will allow time for questions and answers. We are considering a presenter for a session entitled “Video Production for Teachers in Training,” A final session will address the OhioLINK/InfOhio 12-13 transition task force, New Children’s Titles, or LibLists. The final program will be outlined in our forth coming registration literature.

The CMCIG congratulates Gary Lare, professor emeritus and former head of the Curriculum Resources Center, University of Cincinnati, for receiving the 2009 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award.  A prize of $1,500 and a plaque, donated by John Wiley and Sons, Inc., will be presented to Lare during the 2009 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago at the EBSS Program at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11.

Gary was one of the CMCIG team that drafted the Curriculum Materials Center Guidelines in 1992. He has presented at Spring Workshops and advocates for CMC’s at the state and national level. Gary’s talents also include public performances as a ventriloquist.

On December 22nd, University of Dayton IT personnel received a “Google alert” that inappropriate content had been submitted to the IG’s Praxis II Resources webpage hosted on one of UD’s servers.  They contacted Ann Raney.  Access to the site was temporarily blocked.  Ann deleted all questionable records and modified the site’s design.  Visitors now email their resource recommendations to Ann, and she enters the information into the database.  Website access resumed on December 30th.  If you experience any problem with the webpage, please contact Ann (

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